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Pedestrian killed on N2, Cape Town

A pedestrian, believed to be in his late twenties, was killed in a collision on the N2 near Jakes Gerwel, Cape Town. At approximately 9pm paramedics from ER24, Life Healthcare and Metro Emergency Services arrived on the scene where they found the pedestrian lying in the road. The man sustained …

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Chris Brown restrained from model

Singer Chris Brown has been ordered to stay away from an ex-girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, after she said he punched and threatened to kill her. In documents made public on Tuesday, a Los Angeles court granted a restraining order requested by Tran, with Brown facing arrest if he comes near …

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Australia ascendant as India skittled for 105

India – Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe picked up his maiden five-wicket haul, including three in an over, to trigger a spectacular collapse and help Australia bundle out hosts India for 105 in their first innings of the opening test on Friday. O’Keefe finished with figures of 6-35 as Australia took …

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Hamilton unveils new Mercedes W08 car

Lewis Hamilton and his new Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas unveiled the W08 car they will pilot in the 2017 Formula One season at Silverstone on Thursday. The new car has a black, silver and teal chassis and has been produced to meet new regulations intended to make F1 cars faster …

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SAA, Post Office in line for funds

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has promised a capital injection to South African Airways (SAA) and the Post Office, but is yet to say how much and where the money will come from. Speaking at a media briefing before delivering his budget speech on Wednesday, Gordhan said SAA had strong prospects …

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Labour beats UKIP in Stoke, lose Copeland to Tories

Britain’s Labour party on Friday beat UKIP to win a by-election in the Brexit bastion of Stoke-on-Trent, but suffered a historic defeat by the ruling Conservatives in a separate local vote. Labour clung on to its Stoke-on-Trent seat with Gareth Snell taking 7,853 votes to 5,233 for Paul Nuttall, leader …

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Bye-bye ‘Boom Boom’ as Afridi ends international career

Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday announced his retirement from international cricket, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career. The 36-year-old star had already quit Tests in 2010 and ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup but still skippered the Pakistan Twenty20 team at the 2016 world championships …

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Kraft Heinz withdraws bid for Unilever

The US food giant Kraft Heinz has dropped its bid to buy Unilever days after it rejected a $143 billion buyout offer, the companies said on Sunday. Kraft Heinz had signaled on Friday that it would press ahead with its campaign after the British-Dutch consumer products manufacturer said the initial …

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