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Ajax move out of danger zones with win over Platinum Stars

An excellent all-round display from Grant Margeman led Ajax Cape Town to the brink of safety in the Absa Premiership after a 2-0 victory over Platinum Stars at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.

Five people shot dead in shack in Eastern Cape

Police in the Eastern Cape are investigating a case of murder after five people were gunned down in a shack in Bethelsdorp on Saturday night.

Man United suffer top four blow after they were held at home by Swansea

Manchester United's hopes of a top four finish suffered a blow on Sunday as relegation-threatened Swansea City came back for a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

JMPD recruiting 1‚500 new officers to fight crime in Johannesburg

The Joburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) is recruiting 1‚500 new officers to bolster visible policing and fight crime in the city.

Lions grind out bonus point win over Force in Perth

South Africa's Lions survived a major scare from the endangered Western Force in their Super Rugby clash in Perth on Saturday evening to notch their sixth straight win.

Jonevret believes what he is building at Orlando Pirates starting to take shape

It has been a good week for Orlando Pirates with two wins and a draw from three games where they have finally made a breakthrough into the top eight bracket on the log.

Brilliant new series explores Einstein, the genius ... & ladies' man

Geoffrey Rush's eyes well with ecstasy, his unkempt silver hair dances wildly. The veteran actor is Albert Einstein, the pop face of 20th- century science. Einstein - one of the fathers of modern physics and Poindexter behind the theory of relativity. And Einstein the fornicator, in the peak eruptions of shagging his office assistant.

Stormers sent SOS to Bok centre Juan de Jongh to offset injury crisis in New Zealand

The Stormers have not only been battered in terms of results on their New Zealand tour but their playing personnel has also been bruised after two record defeats.

Surfer bitten by shark at Plettenberg Bay

A teenage surfer saw a fin approaching and then felt a bump as a shark bit into his leg in Plettenberg Bay.

Crusaders charge on without injured skipper

The unbeaten Canterbury Crusaders won a ninth Super Rugby game this weekend, but the result was soured by an injury to All Blacks skipper Kieran Read.

All Blacks sweating on Kieran Read thumb injury suffered in Crusaders win over Cheetahs

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson may have had the slight headache of not knowing how bad Kieran Read's injury is but keeping their unbeaten streak was the cherry on top.

Bayern take fifth straight Bundesliga crown with win at Wolfsburg

Bayern Munich celebrated their record-extending fifth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday after crushing VfL Wolfsburg 6-0 to open up an unassailable 10-point lead over second-placed RB Leipzig with three matches remaining.

Cristiano Ronaldo passes Greaves as Europe's top scorer

Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed legendary English striker Jimmy Greaves on Sunday to become the all-time leading scorer in Europe's top leagues with 367 goals.

We won’t support wrong decisions by ANC anymore – Nzimande

The time of the South African Communist Party supporting wrong decisions made by the African National Congress simply because they are allies‚ is over.

Rat out political killers‚ urges acting KZN premier

Acting KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala has called on residents of his province to go to police if they have any information regarding repeated slayings of political officials.

Gigaba's economic advisor in hot water for 'take up arms' talk

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s economic advisor has suggested that people “take up arms” to achieve radical economic transformation in South Africa.

ANC official gunned down in Nquthu

An ANC voting district co-ordinator was gunned down in Nquthu in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday evening following a rally that was addressed by deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa in KwaDlangamandla Ward 17‚ the ANC said on Sunday morning.

PhD at 23 but big test is yet to come — driving licence

A 23-year-old North West University student has become one of the youngest on the continent to achieve PhD. But getting there was not easy for Musawenkhosi Sourambe.

Security provided for opposition leaders at Pretoria rally as death threats 'common'

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said political party leaders were provided with security at Thursday’s Freedom Movement rally in Pretoria as death threats were common.

Zackie Achmat calls for united front to oust Zuma

“Jacob Zuma must go‚ Helen Zille must go. Our job is to organise.”

WATCH: Mandela’s granddaughter urges the people to call the government to order

Struggle icon Nelson Mandela’s eldest granddaughter‚ Ndileka Mandela‚ has called on South Africans not to forget how far they have come and to stand together to ensure peace and prosperity in the country.

Bottas claims maiden win for Mercedes ahead of Vettel

Valtteri Bottas claimed his maiden Formula One victory on Sunday when he resisted intense pressure from championship leader Sebastian Vettel to triumph for Mercedes in a tense Russian Grand Prix.

Ajax move out of danger zones with win over Platinum Stars

An excellent all-round display from Grant Margeman led Ajax Cape Town to the brink of safety in the Absa Premiership after a 2-0 victory over Platinum Stars at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.

Bottom club Highlands Park fires coach Gordon Igesund

Gordon Igesund has been shown the door as Highlands Park head coach and Les Grobler has taken over the reins - club director Sinky Mnisi confirmed on Sunday.

Joshua's epic win over Klitschko hailed for reviving heavyweight boxing

British boxer Anthony Joshua's stunning 11th round knockout of Ukrainian legend Wladimir Klitschko was hailed Sunday as having restored some much-needed prestige to the tarnished image of heavyweight boxing.

Chiefs, SuperSport may have kissed the Premiership title goodbye following stalemate in Nelspruit

Kaizer Chiefs’ 2-2 draw with SuperSport United at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday night was a bitter pill to swallow for Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela as his club looked to take all the three points.

If opting for lay-by‚ check that store’s policy is CPA compliant

Lay-by signs are popping up in the windows and at the pay points of many a chain store as struggling retailers embrace the interest-free payment model in a bid to entice consumers with maxed-out credit cards and tainted credit records.
Workers clear concrete debris as they search for possible casualties at the ruins of an old building that collapsed near the central market in General Santos, southern Philippines

Strong quake off Philippines damages buildings: officials

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines early Saturday, officials said, damaging several buildings and injuring two people as panicked residents fled the coast following a tsunami warning.

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