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Wheelchair gladiators primed for SA Open

Popular Afrikaans musician Mathys Roets and highly-rated former Border left-hand batsman Ralph Cullinan come from very diverse backgrounds, lead vastly different lives and don’t even speak the same language. Yet, on the eve of their debut in the 2016 Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open, the pair discovered that they share …

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Gays are worse than pigs and dogs, Mugabe

Gays are worse than pigs and dogs, Mugabe

As many as five Zimbabweans in the much-maligned Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender and Intersex community commit suicide every year because of homophobia, a Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) official said. Speaking at a media training workshop in Harare on Thursday, GALZ Programmes Officer, Sylvester Nyamatendedza, said there was …

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Behind the Scenes of the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

jaguar Simola Hillclimb

The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb originated as a mere dream shared by a couple of motorsport enthusiasts, but since the very first edition came to fruition in 2009, it has set the benchmark for the most enthralling and accessible form of racing in the country. Now in its seventh year, and …

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SpaceX Plans to Reach Mars by 2018

Elon Musk wants to launch a spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018. Let that sink in. Depending on your definition of “as soon as,” that means sometime between 20 and 32 months from now. But Musk probably meant roughly 24 months, because May 2018 is when the next Mars …

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Facebook sees 52-per cent increase in first quarter

Facebook sees 52-per cent increase in first quarter

Social media juggernaut Facebook had a banner first quarter, seeing a 52-per cent increase in gross revenue, and a three-fold increase in profit over the same period in 2015, it reported Wednesday. The Menlo Park, California-based tech company saw revenue of $5.38-billion (R78.08-billion) versus $3.5-billion in the first three months of last year. …

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Aces lose to Supersport in the Nedbank Cup

Aces lose to Supersport in the Nedbank Cup

 SuperSport United advanced to the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup after they beat Mpumalanga Black Aces 2-1 in a pulsating quarterfinal clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Friday night. After Judas Moseamedi gave Aces an early lead, SuperSport’s Jeremy Brockie and Thuso Phala scored a goal each in the …

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Asian markets buoyed by Wall Street and oil gains

Asian markets buoyed by Wall Street and oil gains

Asian stock markets rallied again on Thursday as another surge in oil prices and gains on Wall Street reinforced optimism about the world economy. With a positive vibe flowing across trading floors, investors shifted out of safe-bet assets such as the yen, which helped Japan’s Nikkei record a third-straight gain. …

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Lions lose another star to injury

The Lions revealed on Wednesday that Coetzee will be out for between 6-8 weeks without specifying what kind of injury the player picked up, which will be revealed later on Thursday when coach Johan Ackermann announces his team for the Super Rugby game against the Kings in Port Elizabeth on …

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Mice in space suffer liver damage in just two weeks

Mice in space suffer liver damage in just two weeks

Lab mice that spent just two weeks in orbit showed early signs of liver damage upon returning to Earth, raising concern about what long-duration space flight might do to humans, researchers said Wednesday. The findings could interest the US space agency, which plans to send people to deep space destinations …

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VW Will Buy Back Your Cheating, Polluting Diesel

VW Will Buy Back Your Cheating, Polluting Diesel

Volkswagen wants to buy back the 500,000 or so diesel cars that it programmed to cheat on US emissions test, or repair them and compensate owners for their trouble. Under a plan that Reuters says VW is expected to present to a federal judge on Thursday, the German automaker will offer a …

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