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Homophobic comments: Fury off the hook

Tyson Fury

London – Newly crowned world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will not face police action over comments he made about homosexuality, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said late on Thursday. Fury, 27, has attracted controversy after likening homosexuality to paedophilia, with more than 133 000 people signing a petition calling for his …

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Real Madrid Copa appeal dismissed

Real Madrid have had an appeal against their disqualification from the Copa del Rey rejected, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Thursday. “Every club is responsible for checking whether their players are eligible to play,” the Federation’s appeals committee said as they rejected an appeal made by Madrid last …

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Finances were ‘stable’ when Van Rooyen was mayor

Newly-appointed finance minister David van Rooyen left the Merafong municipality with a R20m surplus in its budget, mayoral spokesperson Slums Magodielo said.Maqadielo said the municipality was still grateful for the contributions Van Rooyen made during his time as mayor. He said Van Rooyen lifted the budget to a R20m surplus …

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Energade renews Springbok sponsorship

Market-leading sports drink Energade has renewed its associate sponsorship of the Springboks for a further five years, the South African Rugby Union (SARU) announced on Friday. Launched in 1993, Energade was the first sports drink on the South African market and to this day is a trusted brand amongst teams, …

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Definition of black industrialists to be ‘tight’

Parliament – The black industrialists policy is a game changer in the way that black economic empowerment has unfolded in the country, Trade and Industry minister Rob Davies has said. The minister released the Black Industrialists policy on Thursday which is a more a focused approach to support black industrialists …

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Oxford beats Cambridge

Oxford Rugby

  Cape Town – Oxford have beaten Cambridge 12-6 in the 134th Men’s Varsity rugby match staged between the two educational institutions. In a low scoring affair played at Twickenham in front a sizeable crowd, both sides relied heavily on their kickers despite Cambridge calling on the services of Welsh …

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Dutch court convicts 6 for recruiting ISIS jihadists


  Amsterdam – A Dutch court on Thursday convicted six men of belonging to a network recruiting young Muslims to join the Islamic State jihadist group, handing them jail terms of up to six years. Three other defendants received lesser sentences for other terror-related charges including a woman, who was …

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Maluleka not bothered by Ekstein competition

George Maluleka

  Cape Town – Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Maluleka praised the form of team-mate Hendrick Ekstein despite the fact they are competing for the same position. Maluleka was a prominent part of previous coach Stuart Baxter’s plans, but has struggled to hold down a regular first team place with current …

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Proteas have right batting pool

Cape Town – While the batting remains collectively a concern for the moment after the mental and statistical bruising experienced in India, the South African national selectors can hardly be faulted for some of their steps to ensure renewed stability. Linda Zondi’s panel acted sensibly in at least three areas …

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Step down or face forcible removal, Assad told

Beirut – Saudi Arabia, a staunch backer of Syria’s opposition, on Thursday told President Bashar Assad to leave through negotiations or face forcible removal from power. The warning was made by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir as Syria’s disparate opposition groups were meeting in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to discuss al-Assad’s future role and …

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Cyber attacks can cost airlines ‘millions’

Geneva – Cyber attacks can cost airlines hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and irreparably damage their reputations, according to Carolina Ramirez, global director of security and facilitation at the International Air Transport Association (Iata). “The threat of cyber security in the aviation industry is evolving,” she said. “Terrorists …

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Blue Label to acquire 35% of Cell C

Johannesburg – Blue Label Telecoms [JSE:BLU] plans to acquire 35% of Cell C as part of the recapitalisation of South Africa’s third largest mobile network. The move is expected to result in the current major stakeholder in Cell C, Dubai-based Oger Telecom, diluting its stake from 75% to approximately 27%, according …

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OpenWeb ISP offers ADSL for gamers


OpenWeb has introduced a brand new range of products that will suit the heavier internet user. Named Home Uncapped PLUS, this product was designed for users who enjoy downloading, gaming, streaming and similar. “The market is flooded with cheap Uncapped ADSL products that were made for users who browse and …

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