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Faf, Boks laughed at ‘drop en skop’ tag at World Cup

Cape Town – The Springboks have been celebrating as 2019 Rugby World Champions for well over four months now, and there was another accolade on Monday night in Berlin as they were crowned Team of the Year at the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards. Led by skipper Siya Kolisi and new head coach Jacques Nienaber, the…

De Klerk’s apartheid denial slammed in SONA debate

The statement released by the FW de Klerk Foundation, denying apartheid was a crime against humanity and only declared as such due to Soviet propaganda, is “unfortunate, insensitive and reckless”, ANC deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude said.On Tuesday, she opened the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), which was disrupted…

Malema should escape punishment, ConCourt hears in Riot Act application

EFF leader Julius Malema is gunning for a defence in his criminal trial by bringing an application to the Constitutional Court to declare sections of the Riotous Assembly Act unconstitutional.This according to the respondents in the application, the justice and correctional services minister and National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which was heard on Tuesday.Michael Osborn, who…

Mosotho man claims he owns iconic car which drove Mandela from prison in 1990

A man from Maseru, Lesotho, claims he owns the iconic silver Toyota Cressida which ferried Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela from the then-Victor Verster Prison in Paarl to the Cape Town City Hall on February 11, 1990.According to the SABC the man, who was not named, claimed he bought the vehicle for R48 000 from a car…

‘Faster than Bolt’ Indian buffalo runner beaten

A buffalo racer in India whose blistering pace along a muddy field prompted comparisons to Olympic legend Usain Bolt has been beaten at his own game.Srinivas Gowda ran 142.5 metres in 13.62 seconds on January 31 behind two buffaloes, setting a record in the annual race known as Kambala in the southern state of Karnataka.This…

Weinstein judge warns defence as verdict nears

Image copyrightAFPImage caption The 67-year-old denies five charges, including rape and sexual assault The judge in the Harvey Weinstein rape case has warned the lead defence lawyer not to talk to the press, after she penned an opinion piece on Saturday. …

Barnier: UK can’t have Canada trade deal with EU

Image copyrightEPAImage caption Michel Barnier is the EU’s chief negotiator for Brexit The UK cannot have the same trade deal with the EU as Canada, according to the bloc’s chief negotiator. Michel Barnier said the EU was ready to offer an “ambitious par…

Elon Musk’s swipe at Porsche-buying Bill Gates

Image copyrightMarques BrownleeImage caption Bill Gates was in conversation with YouTuber Marques Brownlee Elon Musk has lashed out on Twitter after billionaire Bill Gates praised Tesla in an interview – but admitted he had chosen a Porsche as his first el…

Neanderthal ‘skeleton’ is first found in a decade

Image copyrightGraeme BarkerImage caption The ribcage of Shanidar Z Researchers have described the first “articulated” remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade. An articulated skeleton is one where the bones are still arranged in their origin…

How Donald Trump got his wall

How Donald Trump got his wall – in India