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Injured Springbok Dyantyi likely to miss World Cup

The winger, former Springboks skipper Warren Whiteley and highly-rated utility back Damian Willemse are unlikely to be included in the 31-man squad for the September 20-November 2 global showpiece. “Injured players like Dyantyi, Whiteley and Willemse are in a race against time due to bad luck,” he said after South Africa beat Argentina 24-18 in […]

Joy turns to horror as bomber kills 63 at Kabul wedding

Joy and celebration turned into horror and carnage when a suicide bomber targeted a packed Afghan wedding hall, killing at least 63 people in the deadliest attack to rock Kabul in months, officials and witnesses said Sunday. The blast, which took place late Saturday in west Kabul, came as Washington and the Taliban finalise a […]

Rassie: Iffy win provided useful Springbok info

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is a pretty phlegmatic guy, so even though the Springboks made heavy weather of beating Argentina 24-18 at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday evening, his frustrations were tempered by the extra information he gleaned for when he sits down next week and finally chooses his 31-man squad for the World Cup. That […]

Australia cricket union condemns boos after Smith felled by Archer

The star batsman collapsed face forward after a sickening blow to the side of the neck and head when on 80 during Australia’s first innings of the second Ashes Test against England on Saturday. He was eventually able to walk off the field for concussion checks to a standing ovation after another gritty performance.  But […]

South Africa: Latest sports news, Sunday 18 August 2019

A relatively quiet day as far as live action is concerned, but we’ll keep you covered throughout with the latest sports news. Latest sports news, Sunday 18 August MTN8: Bidvest Wits vs Supersport United at Bidvest Stadium, kick-off at 15:00 There is one more MTN8 quarterfinal still to come, with Bidvest Wits hosting Supersport United […]

‘Unlawful’ reappointment of managers threatens to ground Wonderboom airport

Still reeling from a damning R5bn irregular expenditure finding from the Auditor General, the City of Tshwane has reappointed a service provider to run the Wonderboom National Airport (WNA) in spite of warnings by its legal and supply chain management departments that the appointment could be unlawful. But the City says the Civil Aviation Authority […]

Mbalula and Kodwa got payments from CR17 campaign – report

A report in City Press alleges that, according to leaked bank statements circulating, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Deputy Minister of State Security Zizi Kodwa both received R40,000 each from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s succesful CR17 campaign for the ANC presidency. These payments were reportedly made on the same date, as well as one of the […]

Cheap flights to Johannesburg this week – valid until 25 August

Do you need the lowest fares on cheap flights to Johannesburg this week? If you’re flying out from Durban or Cape Town, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t break the bank while planning your trip to Johannesburg this week; check out these cheap flight deals first. Rates valid from 19 August until 25 August. […]

Ekhurhuleni mayor accuses Ramaphosa of ‘money laundering and tax avoidance’

Ekhurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina took to Twitter on Saturday night to express the view that the presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa is a “looting period” and a disgrace to the legacy of struggle icon Oliver Tambo. He says reading the “bank statements” which have leaked from Ramaphosa’s successful CR17 campaign for the ANC presidency has led […]

Bosasa Billions: New book details ‘break-ins’ at Parliament to hide secrets

State capture does not begin and end with the Gupta family: That’s what came to light earlier this year at the Zondo Commission, as Angelo Agrizzi and a stream of others exposed a previously-unseen side of state-sponsored looting. Now, a new book called The Bosasa Billions is set to peel back the lid even further. […]