Favourites for the Cape Town Marathon

2019-08-21T08:12:25+00:00

With the preparations for the Cape Town Marathon in the final stretch, race ambassador Elana van Zyl-Meyer says Africa’s only Gold Label status marathon has attracted its best ever field of elite athletes. One of the favourites, Kenya’s Peter Kimeli Some has a personal best marathon time of two-hours-five-minutes-and-38-seconds. The women’s field is headed by [...]

Favourites for the Cape Town Marathon 2019-08-21T08:12:25+00:00

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants the Irish border backstop to be scrapped

2019-08-21T08:08:38+00:00

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the European Union the Irish border backstop must be scrapped as it is unviable and anti-democratic. In a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk, Johnson adds that the backstop risks undermining the Northern Irish peace process. The measure would introduce a hard border between the Northern Ireland [...]

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants the Irish border backstop to be scrapped 2019-08-21T08:08:38+00:00

Denel is ordered to pay unemployment insurance by the end of the month

2019-08-21T08:05:29+00:00

The Pretoria High Court has ordered state-owned arms manufacturer Denel to pay unemployment insurance and the taxes deducted from employees’ salaries by the end of the month. Solidarity brought a court application after Denel announced that it was only able to pay a certain portion of its employees’ salaries for June and July. It then [...]

Denel is ordered to pay unemployment insurance by the end of the month 2019-08-21T08:05:29+00:00

Nasa space telescope have new observations

2019-08-21T08:00:19+00:00

Direct observations from a Nasa space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system, orbiting the most common type of star in the galaxy. The research, published in the scientific journal Nature, also shows the distant planet’s surface is likely to resemble the [...]

Nasa space telescope have new observations 2019-08-21T08:00:19+00:00

A Dinokeng Game Reserve lion has killed his owner

2019-08-21T07:37:35+00:00

A man has been killed by one of his lions on a farm in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, north of Pretoria. Best Care spokesperson Xander Loubser told News24 the deceased was the owner of a number of lions on the farm. He was attacked while tending to them in their enclosure. Following the attack, a [...]

A Dinokeng Game Reserve lion has killed his owner 2019-08-21T07:37:35+00:00

Jeffery Epstein signed a will before killing himself in jail

2019-08-21T07:32:46+00:00

New court records show that US financier Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail. Court papers filed last week in the US Virgin Islands list no details of beneficiaries, but value the estate at almost nine-billion-Rands, including more than 860-million-Rands in cash. Prosecutors have moved to dismiss the [...]

Jeffery Epstein signed a will before killing himself in jail 2019-08-21T07:32:46+00:00

Process halted to decide whether to dismiss prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi

2019-08-21T07:26:54+00:00

Parliament’s justice committee has halted the process of considering whether or not to support President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to dismiss former top prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi from the National Prosecuting Authority. Jiba brought an application in the Western Cape High Court late yesterday. She asked for the committee’s proceedings to be suspended while [...]

Process halted to decide whether to dismiss prosecutors Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi 2019-08-21T07:26:54+00:00

SABC files an application to Labour Court

2019-08-21T07:22:47+00:00

The SABC says its employees who were irregularly appointed under the previous regime have been served with letters to notify them of the public broadcaster’s plans. The corporation today filed an application in the Labour Court in Johannesburg to have the appointments declared unlawful and invalid, and set aside. So far, 28 cases have been [...]

SABC files an application to Labour Court 2019-08-21T07:22:47+00:00

Two EFF MPs have resigned

2019-08-21T07:39:22+00:00

Two of the EFF’s Members of Parliament have resigned their positions as well as from the party’s central command team over money they say they received from Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign for the ANC presidency. Tebogo Mokwele and Nkagisang Mokgosi’s resignation letters contain similar sections. Mokwele said earlier that she asked Ramaphosa for assistance with a [...]

Two EFF MPs have resigned 2019-08-21T07:39:22+00:00

Photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed pleads for help in a recent video

2019-08-21T07:01:59+00:00

  A new video of the kidnapped South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed has surfaced on social media. Mohamed is seen begging for assistance in securing his release from captivity in Syria. He says his life is still in danger after his abduction in January 2017. Earlier this year his abductors sent a proof of life [...]

Photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed pleads for help in a recent video 2019-08-21T07:01:59+00:00