06:52 (GMT+2), Sun, 04 October 2015
The Springboks recorded their second victory at the Rugby World Cup when they beat Scotland by 34-16 in Newcastle on Saturday, but coach Heyneke Meyer and captain Fourie du Preez warned against any celebrations as there is still one crucial Pool B match left in the tournament.
South Africa will face a four day turn-around before concluding their pool matches against the USA in London’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.
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10:50 (GMT+2), Sat, 03 October 2015
Convicted rapist Bob Hewitt has been ordered to pay nearly R16.6 million ($1.2m) in damages to one of his victims who lives in the United States.
The former doubles tennis champion was convicted this year in a Johannesburg court on two counts of rape and one of sexual assault for abusing his tennis students decades ago.
While he was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay R100 000 to fund anti-abuse ca... read more
09:26 (GMT+2), Sat, 03 October 2015
PROFESSIONAL golf will return to South Africa's famed links course when the Sun International Boardwalk Challenge takes place for the second time at Humewood in Nelson Mandela Bay from October 7-9 (2015).
Many local supporters will be looking forward to the tournament in anticipation of another home win after Port Elizabeth's Titch Moore took the honours in the inaugural event a year ago.
On that occasion Moore r... read more
07:21 (GMT+2), Sat, 03 October 2015
Eastern Cape King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo will not be going to jail on Saturday 3 October. .
ENCA reports that his bail has been extended by another 14 days.
This will allow him to approach the Constitutional Court.
The king argues that he should not have been charged after sanctioning his subjects.
Dalindyebo was due to begin serving 12 years in prison for kidnapping, arson, assault and defeating the e... read more
07:16 (GMT+2), Sat, 03 October 2015
The energy department has announced that the price of 93 octane petrol will decrease slightly while that of 95 octane will increase by less than 5c/l with effect from next Wednesday the 7th of October.
The price of both grades of diesel, lpg gas and illuminating paraffin will also increase.
Its primarily because of the weakening of the rand against the US dollar as well as the slight increase in the price of crude oil in S... read more
07:14 (GMT+2), Sat, 03 October 2015
JP DUMINY underlined his worth as a master tactician in the shortest format as he and Farhaan Behardien paced the Oxigen Proteas to a seven-wicket victory over India with two balls to spare in the opening T20 International in the Freedom Series at Dharmashala on Friday.
India, after being sent into bat, posted their highest total against South Africa of 199/5 on the back of an outstanding century by Rohit Sharma (106 off 66... read more
06:57 (GMT+2), Sat, 03 October 2015
Border mounted a spirited final round assault to claim the B-Section title for a second successive year in the 55th South African Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship at Centurion Country Club on Friday.
Border defeated Eastern Province 4.5 – 1.5 to celebrate their second podium finish this season after the same team staged a come-from-behind performance to lift the B-Section title in the 72-Hole Teams Cha... read more
15:31 (GMT+2), Fri, 02 October 2015
Protest action by Sun International workers flared up again, with a group of workers pickerting outside the Boardwalk entrance in Port Elizabeth.
Dozens of workers who are members of the South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers, started their protest outside the Second Avenue entrance at 10 Am on Friday morning.
SACCAWU shop stewart Loyiso Thomas told Algoa FM News that striking workers have been locked out.... read more
13:16 (GMT+2), Fri, 02 October 2015
President Jacob Zuma along with Gauteng Premier David Makhura and the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga have launched Operation Phakisa – Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education.
Motshekga said the programme was aimed at enhancing the country’s standard of basic education.
The programme is also aimed at giving priority to poverty and unemployment highlighted in the National Dev... read more
13:11 (GMT+2), Fri, 02 October 2015
Trade union Solidarity says hundreds of former Telkom employees, who were transferred as part of a restructuring exercise to another business unit again face an uncertain future.
Solidarity says another 255 former Telkom employees are yet again facing restructuring after they had been transferred to WNS earlier this year as part of Telkom’s section 197 business transfer process.
This notice followed soon afte... read more
13:00 (GMT+2), Fri, 02 October 2015
Willowvale Police have arrested a 26 year old man for the murder of his father. Fifty nine year old Thembile Duna was hacked to death by the suspect following an arguement on Wednesday morning at Mndundu Village, Willowvale.
Captain Jackon Manatha says the deceased's son was arrested by Willowvale police on Thursday.
He has been charged with murder and will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate Court on Monda... read more
10:51 (GMT+2), Fri, 02 October 2015
A man from Wilderness who was held in a prison in Equatorial Guinea for two years has spoken about his ordeal during a skype press conference that was hosted by the George Herald Newspaper in George yesterday.
The 49 year old Daniel Janse van Rensburg said he thought he had the deal of a lifetime when he agreed on an aviation contract worth millions with an Equatorial Guinea businessman but ended up in jail after bein... read more
10:23 (GMT+2), Fri, 02 October 2015
The Helen Suzman Foundation has asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to probe Eskom, Chancellor House and the ANC following the damning Hitachi revelations.
The request follows recent claims by the United States Securities Exchange Commission about the awarding of Eskom tenders to Hitach Power Africa.
The Commission has made damning allegations against Hitachi Power Africa and Chancellor House, which include Hitachi&rs... read more
10:19 (GMT+2), Fri, 02 October 2015
The Democratic Alliance has announced that it will terminate AbaThembu king Buyel-e-khaya Dalindyebo's membership.
A DA member since 2013, the Eastern Cape king was sentenced to 12 years in prison yesterday for assault, arson, kidnapping and defeating the ends of justice.
He was given 48 hours to report to correctional services officials.
The DA says the decision to revoke Dalindyebo's party membership ... read more
10:11 (GMT+2), Fri, 02 October 2015
Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau says new forms of mobility are needed to ensure the escalating cost of traffic congestion is brought to a halt.
Tau says as it stands, the economic impact that results from congestion in the whole of South Africa is over 1 billion rand.
He said Johannesburg accounts for the highest loss with more than 1.5 million vehicles registered across the metropole
He added that as the city'... read more