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News24.com | Man United stun Man City in Premier League derby, snapping 21-game winning streak

March 8th 2021 at 01:47
Manchester United ended Manchester City's English record 21-game winning streak with a 2-0 derby win at the Etihad on Sunday.

News24.com | OPINION | Does every woman have a well-stocked arsenal of anger?

March 8th 2021 at 00:09
On this International Women’s Day, perhaps more than ever, it is important for us to think together about what we do with our anger and frustration when things do not change, writes Juliana Claassens.

Crypto coin outperforming bitcoin is about to see supply reduced

March 7th 2021 at 23:33
Second-largest cryptocurrency has surged in past year.

Business Maverick: GE Nears Deal With AerCap to Create Behemoth Aircraft Lessor

March 7th 2021 at 22:59
General Electric Co. is nearing an agreement to combine its jet-leasing business with Ireland’s AerCap Holdings NV, said people familiar with the matter, in a potential deal that would join the world’s two biggest aircraft financiers in a market roiled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Business Maverick: Women Can Still Be Fired for Pregnancy in 28 Nations, Says World Bank’s Reinhart

March 7th 2021 at 22:41
There are still almost 40 countries where women can be fired from their jobs simply for getting pregnant, World Bank Chief Economist Carmen Reinhart said in a discussion on how the pandemic is making it even harder for women to escape poverty.

Business Maverick: Absa Group Deputy CEO Dies After Battling Covid-19

March 7th 2021 at 22:33
Absa Group Ltd. deputy Chief Executive Officer Peter Matlare died Sunday afternoon after succumbing to Covid-19 related complications, according to a statement from his family.

Business Maverick: Billionaire MacKenzie Scott Marries Seattle Science Teacher

March 7th 2021 at 22:26
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos and one of the world’s richest women, has married a Seattle science teacher, who promptly declared he plans to help give away most of their wealth to charity.

Newsdeck: Meghan and Harry on racism in UK royal family, suicidal thoughts and walking away

March 7th 2021 at 22:04
LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan spoke to Oprah Winfrey in an interview aired on U.S. station CBS.

TRIBUTE: The spirit of Peter Matlare must live on

March 7th 2021 at 22:01
His corporate life experiences are part of a historical record in business from which to learn

News24.com | DA to lay charges against ANC, EFF for race baiting in Lindsay Dentlinger mask saga

March 7th 2021 at 17:33
The DA has announced it would be laying a complaint with the SA Human Rights Commission against the ANC and EFF for race baiting in relation to the reaction around eNCA reporter Lindsay Dentlinger's mask saga.

Economy probably contracted by 7% last year

March 7th 2021 at 17:01
Economists expect further recovery in the final quarter of 2020 to be announced on Tuesday, but it will take years to reach pre-Covid levels.

It’s now firmly a renter’s market

March 7th 2021 at 17:01
Rental growth in Q4 practically non-existent, likely negative …

Podcasts: The future of storytelling

March 7th 2021 at 17:01
By: AME
AME has secured the SA rights for Wondery podcasts, the world’s largest independent podcast producer.

Tigon: Judge orders Bennett to get vaccinated

March 7th 2021 at 17:01
While Porritt is in hot water over Sars remark.

Perceptions, interpretations and executive insensitivity

March 7th 2021 at 17:01
Independence, share awards, shareholder engagement and bonuses – news from the Naspers, Pepkor, Astral Foods and EOH stables.

ANALYSIS: Coming soon: ANC vs ANC, the Busisiwe Mkhwebane edition

March 7th 2021 at 16:41
It is in the ANC’s NEC that the Public Protector’s future is likely to be decided, and it is already clear that Secretary-General Ace Magashule is not guaranteed to prevail here and that there will be a tough fight for either side of the argument.

US CULTURE WARS: Dr Seuss on the chopping block: It’s a cancel culture thing, says Republican Party right wing

March 7th 2021 at 16:38
Some of Dr Seuss’s books are being withdrawn from future sale because they are said to demonstrate demeaning and insulting ethnic stereotypes. Not surprisingly, the Republican Party right wing is waving this development around as a tangible expression of the evils of woke and cancel culture movements. Really.

PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON POLICE: Auditor-General finds SAPS ‘misstated’ R2.2bn in IT assets

March 7th 2021 at 16:36
Auditor-General also found that the SAPS had understated the number of ‘lost, stolen and illegal’ firearms, and that the number of identifiable stolen/lost SAPS firearms recovered had been ‘overstated’.

OPINIONISTA: Chances of removing Busisiwe Mkhwebane are slim after defiant ANC party-political rally of support

March 7th 2021 at 16:34
Impeachment proceedings against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will predictably play out along partisan lines, and there are now clear indications that the ANC and the EFF will lead her defence in the National Assembly. The likelihood of success in removing her is slim because the decision to be made is ultimately a party-political one.

OPINIONISTA: As the Zondo Commission starts winding down, we need a way to give its recommendations teeth

March 7th 2021 at 16:19
Among the measures needed to make sure the Zondo recommendations don’t gather dust, the dysfunction in the criminal justice administration needs to be addressed. Current structures have been hollowed out and partially captured. This will take years to address as many ‘saboteurs’ are hiding in plain sight within the ranks of the SAPS and NPA. They will have to be weeded out.

OPINIONISTA: The world is addicted to coal; it’s time for the planet to go into rehab

March 7th 2021 at 16:17
One of the biggest reasons that the debate around transitioning to low-carbon economies is so sensitive is because it is directly tied to jobs. Every time a coal mine is shut down, people lose their jobs. In some cases, the entire town where the mine was located dies. We need a just transition to a green economy to overcome these threats.

OPINIONISTA: Scramble for Covid-19 vaccine exposes pitfalls of Africa’s low investment in research and development

March 7th 2021 at 16:15
African countries are on the bottom of the priority list for Covid-19 vaccines, strengthening the urgent need for the continent to develop the capabilities to make vaccines, or at least contribute to global vaccine development to ensure that its citizens are prioritised in future pandemics.

OUR BURNING PLANET OP-ED: African heads of state to address the impact of the climate crisis on peace and security

March 7th 2021 at 16:13
The gradual increase in global temperatures, as well as the increase in erratic rainfall and flooding, have indirect, complex and interlinked implications for peace and security.

OPINIONISTA: The socialist experiment has failed universally, so why should SA’s National Health Insurance be any different?

March 7th 2021 at 16:00
Where the rubber hits the road, it is clear that in every one of the more than a dozen socialist experiments ever attempted – from Mao’s China to Pol Pot’s Cambodia, to Hoxha’s Albania, Kim Il-sung’s North Korea, Castro’s Cuba and, more recently, Chavez’s Venezuela – financial immiseration and oppressive cruelty are the only certain outcomes of governments committed to socialism.

OPINIONISTA: Social media outrage is not enough to protect our children

March 7th 2021 at 15:57
We are a society filled with violent crimes such as murder and rape. These are the long-term consequences of adults who teach children violence from a young age through their own violent, abusive and irresponsible behaviour.

OPINIONISTA: Jenitha John: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

March 7th 2021 at 15:56
To lead in this country means that you invite criticism of your efficacy. Rightly so, because we need good leaders. But what happens when we get it wrong, by unfairly and unjustly castigating someone?

Maverick Life: Setting the record straight on the much maligned hyena

March 7th 2021 at 15:46
Cowardly, scavengers, maniacal harbingers of witchcraft – the hyena image in the human mind is hardly flattering. Thanks to the likes of Disney, ancient prejudices live on in the 21st century. A new book aims to set the record straight.

CORONAVIRUS: Global Virus Update: Fauci says US cases high; SA registers 862 new cases

March 7th 2021 at 15:39
South Africa registered 862 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 1,521,068. A further 31 Covid-19-related deaths were reported, bringing the total to 50,678 deaths.

News24.com | Absa Deputy CEO Peter Matlare has died from Covid-19 complications

March 7th 2021 at 15:35
Matlare had a storied business career, serving as the CEO of both the South African Broadcasting Corporation and Tiger Brands, as well as deputy CEO of Absa.

MAVERICK CITIZEN 168: Thulamela: Africa’s ancient history of civilisation written in the stone walls

March 7th 2021 at 15:33
Thulamela, an archaeological site with links to Mapungubwe and Great Zimbabwe is set to join the list of national heritage sites.

MAVERICK CITIZEN 168: Higher education: The sexual assault scourge on South Africa’s campuses

March 7th 2021 at 15:33
There is a blatant educational gap in what constitutes ‘sexual offences’ on campus, so much so that some victims don’t feel sure about reporting offences.

MAVERICK CITIZEN 168: Story of a (downtown) African farm

March 7th 2021 at 15:27
Opposite the Johannesburg stadium, with the tower blocks of Hillbrow as its background, the Bertrams Inner City Farm has been turned into a productive oasis by a kind woman, determined to feed the hungry.

MAVERICK CITIZEN 168 OP-ED: What South Africa must do to prepare for the third wave double whammy of Covid-19 and flu this winter

March 7th 2021 at 15:25
Pandemic preparedness for the third wave of Covid-19 must include a strong influenza prevention strategy, including vaccination.

BUSINESS MAVERICK MOTORING: South African car sales have taken a bath – but there is hope

March 7th 2021 at 15:22
The pandemic has affected all manufacturers and importers differently, but the collective experience has been one of pain.

OP-ED: Disinformation in a time of Covid19: Weekly Trends in South Africa

March 7th 2021 at 15:22
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in our country, those who seek to cause confusion, chaos and public harm have powerful tools of mis- and disinformation to do just that. This week, as we deal with the first anniversary of the first case in South Africa, we are starting a three-piece look at key disinformation trends over the past year.

MAVERICK CITIZEN OP-ED: It’s International Women’s Day 2021, but leading global health organisations are still flying gender-blind

March 7th 2021 at 15:20
The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting women disproportionately, yet the health sector missed an opportunity of historic proportions to take a gendered approach to a gendered crisis, a report by independent initiative Global Health 50/50 shows.

Maverick Citizen: Africa Human Rights Roundup #34: Overcoming Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy across Africa: Access to information and community engagement are key

March 7th 2021 at 15:19
It is essential for African governments to engage in robust outreach to communities that are hesitant to use Covid-19 vaccines and to take steps to build public confidence in vaccines by collaborating with community leaders.

FUNDING CRISIS: Nathi Mthethwa’s department silent as desperate artists stage sit-in at National Arts Council

March 7th 2021 at 15:18
A group of artists have staged a sit-in at the National Arts Council’s Johannesburg offices since Wednesday, 3 March. They are demanding answers about a lack of payment from the Presidential Employment Stimulus Package. The National Arts Council has met members of the arts sector, but protesting artists are refusing to leave until their demands are addressed.

BUSINESS MAVERICK 168: South Africa’s chrome sector, like its coal counterpart, is becoming increasingly opaque

March 7th 2021 at 15:13
Mining consultancy AmaranthCX, using Google Earth and other sources, has put together a detailed map of South Africa’s chrome mining sector. It reveals at least 20 spiral or wash plants that are not located on any legitimate or regulated mine. The suspicions are that illicit ore is processed in some of these plants. The industry estimates that more than 10% of South Africa’s chrome exports are off the grid.

BUSINESS MAVERICK 168 Q&A: Rebosis is not technically insolvent; there’s an agenda to destroy black success, says CEO Sisa Ngebulana

March 7th 2021 at 15:12
Sisa Ngebulana is battling on many fronts to save his property empire from collapse. Ngebulana’s Rebosis Property Fund faces a smothering debt load and a legal fight with a prominent businessman over a large block of shares, and investors are running out of patience with the company’s turnaround efforts.

Newsdeck: Swiss agree to outlaw facial coverings in “burqa ban” vote

March 7th 2021 at 15:11
ZURICH, March 7 (Reuters) - A far-right proposal to ban facial coverings in Switzerland won a narrow victory in a binding referendum on Sunday instigated by the same group that organised a 2009 ban on new minarets.

OUR BURNING PLANET 168: ‘Show us the money from our Mountain, SANParks’

March 7th 2021 at 15:11
Irregular spending of R200-million at SANParks – the national parks entity – trumps profits that have poured out of Table Mountain. Livid locals want the big chiefs to explain what they have done with the ‘cash cow’s’ funds.

OP-ED: Economic reform (Part One): The Indian model shows a way out of South Africa’s multiple crises

March 7th 2021 at 15:09
South Africa today faces a complex series of crises — fiscal, economic, employment, governance, and the impact of lockdowns and Covid-19. The Indian experience, which boosted growth and drastically reduced poverty, provides hope for this country. Change is possible. Well-chosen reforms can deliver results. Growth can lead to inclusion and significant poverty reduction.

News24.com | Parliament rubbishes EFF claims it will retrench 'thousands' of workers

March 7th 2021 at 15:07
In a statement on Friday, the EFF alleged the acting secretary of Parliament, Baby Tyawa, had disclosed workers were going to be retrenched.

Podcasts: How To Fix It: What Finland and reverence for teachers can teach SA’s school system

March 7th 2021 at 15:06
We’re constantly told that education is the single most important service to get right to secure South Africa’s future. In this episode, we’re speaking to an expert on probably the world’s most respected school system, chatting to someone who toured schools all around South Africa to get a sense of what makes the good ones good, and along the way we are busting some of the myths that have built up over the years around this troublesome topic. Further reading: Molly Blank & Jonathan Jansen, How To Fix South Africa’s Schools: Lessons From Schools That Work (2014) Further watching: ‘Schools That Work’ Don’t Shoot the Messenger is produced by Haji Mohamed Dawjee and written and presented by Rebecca Davis with editing by Tevya Turok Shapiro, sound mix by Bernard Kotze and additional support by Kathryn Kotze. This podcast has been sponsored by Ninety One.

MAVERICK SPORT 168: Boks likely to be tourists against British & Irish Lions in 2021

March 7th 2021 at 14:57
It is increasingly likely that the Springboks’ scheduled 2021 home series against the British & Irish Lions will take place in the UK in July 2021.

MAVERICK SPORT 168: America’s Cup is a heady mix of invention, space technology and big egos

March 7th 2021 at 14:55
The savagely beautiful AC75 monohull foils of Team New Zealand’s Te Rehutai and Italy’s Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli will contest the oldest trophy in competitive sport on the waters of the Hauraki Gulf next week.

MAVERICK SPORT 168: Ghana clash will determine Bafana Bafana’s fate in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations

March 7th 2021 at 14:53
It’s now just three weeks before South Africa play two key fixtures that will determine whether they play at the 2022 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). The team’s coach recently announced his squad to do battle for these matches.

Newsdeck: Cyber attack breaches Microsoft business accounts

March 7th 2021 at 14:53
A sophisticated attack on Microsoft Corp.’s widely used business email software is morphing into a global cybersecurity crisis, as hackers race to infect as many victims as possible before companies can secure their computer systems.

MAVERICK CITIZEN 168: How social media apps can be a platform for TikTox-icity

March 7th 2021 at 14:50
The video app is popular with youngsters looking for fun films, but can be a vehicle for ‘outrage marketing’

Newsdeck: Yemen’s Houthis say they fire missiles, drones at Saudi oil, military facilities

March 7th 2021 at 14:37
SANAA, March 7 (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi forces on Sunday fired drones and missiles at a Saudi Aramco oil company facility at Ras Tanura and military targets in the Saudi cities of Dammam, Asir and Jazan, the Iran-aligned group's military spokesman said.

Investigate crimes in Tigray now, or risk a fragmented Ethiopia

March 7th 2021 at 14:31

For any investigation to be successful, evidence must be collected before it degrades

The post Investigate crimes in Tigray now, or risk a fragmented Ethiopia appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

News24.com | Thomas Bokaba appointed to investigate drowning of 2 boys in quarry near Mamelodi

March 7th 2021 at 14:12
The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has appointed advocate Thomas Bokaba to investigate the drowning of two young boys in a quarry near Mamelodi in Pretoria last weekend.

Better loot the dead than in the red

March 7th 2021 at 14:00
By: Eyaaz

Too many eyes on the state’s tills? An SMS from the ANC suggests it’s turning to a pandemic-appropriate source of party funding

The post Better loot the dead than in the red appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

News24.com | 'Too many in the ANC are keeping quiet about gender issues to hold on to their positions'

March 7th 2021 at 13:50
Many ANC leaders are failing to speak out about gender equality because they are just protecting their positions, Ambassador Mavivi Myakayaka-Manzini has said.

News24.com | Liverpool's nightmare continues with sixth straight home loss after Fulham upset

March 7th 2021 at 13:20
Mario Lemina condemned troubled Liverpool to a sixth successive home defeat as Fulham earned a shock win that left the champions top four bid in turmoil.

State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

March 7th 2021 at 12:31

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

The post State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Businessinsider.co.za | SA house prices surprised in 2020 - these properties fared best

March 7th 2021 at 11:49
Some experts expected the SA property prices to crash by up to 15% last year. Instead, house prices rose by more than 3%.

Former Vodacom executive Peter Matlare dies of Covid-19

March 7th 2021 at 11:44
Absa deputy CEO and former Vodacom executive, Peter Matlare has passed away after a battle with Covid-19.

MAVERICK CITIZEN: OP-ED: Young people and the climate crisis: the challenge of building an intersectional justice movement

March 7th 2021 at 10:30
Every generation faces a particular defining political crisis. For our parents this crisis was apartheid and the end of white rule in South Africa, for our generation, this crisis takes the form of a more existential threat: a changing climate. 

News24.com | Police warn against possible fake vaccines on sale

March 7th 2021 at 10:25
The police have cautioned the public against purchasing fake vaccines from unscrupulous people looking to cash in on the Covid-19 pandemic.

MAVERICK SPORT 168: Bad blow for Bok women after World Cup postponed to next year

March 7th 2021 at 10:10
The South African women’s rugby programme has been disappointed by the news that the 2021 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand will be rescheduled to next year – but that could give the team just the edge it needs.

MAVERICK SPORT 168: Patrice Motsepe’s historic bid for president of CAF moves closer to reality

March 7th 2021 at 10:03
With just days left until Confederation of African Football presidential elections, the Mamelodi Sundowns owner looks in prime position to make history.

Best way to reach IT decision makers in South Africa

March 7th 2021 at 10:00
By: Partner
MyBroadband makes it easy for South African IT and telecoms companies to connect with IT decision makers.

Change in rental trends in South Africa – where people want to live

March 7th 2021 at 10:00
The Covid pandemic has necessitated a number of key shifts in the needs of tenants says Seeff Property Group.

MAVERICK SPORT 168: Athletics faces ‘super shoe’ arms race ahead of Tokyo Olympics

March 7th 2021 at 09:46
World Athletics is playing catch-up to police running-shoe regulations adequately, which have distorted results and times to such an extent that it’s a similar crisis to the gains made by doping.

Truck driver arrested for major accident on William Nicol

A truck driver has been arrested for causing a major accident on William Nicol drive close to Life Flora Hospital in Roodepoort, the Johannesburg metro police department said.

The Johannesburg metro police department said the truck, which was carrying chrome from Rustenburg to City Deep, crashed into the rear of a van and SUV vehicle which were stationary at a traffic light.

STREET TALK : The struggle to learn during the Covid-19 lockdown (Video)

March 7th 2021 at 09:15
We've heard it before, South Africa's lockdown has been tough on learners. What we haven't heard enough of is the fact that students were left without data, without resources, and without any connections to their schooling for notable periods. So, what happens then? Couple this with parents losing jobs, fears about returning to school during a pandemic and a mounting workload, 'tough' can somewhat be an understatement.

News24.com | Transnet chair warns 'those plotting in dark corners' after attempted hit on state capture witness

March 7th 2021 at 09:10
Transnet board chairperson Popo Molefe has warned that attempts to silence Transnet employees assisting the state capture commission will not deter them from continuing the war against corruption.

News24.com | Majestic Wolvaardt, Lee stand sees Proteas down India in 1st ODI

March 7th 2021 at 09:06
Laura Wolvaardt and Lizelle Lee led the Proteas women to a clinical victory in the opening ODI against India in Lucknow.

Swiss voters to decide on ban on Muslim facial coverings

March 7th 2021 at 09:06
Swiss voters are deciding on a far-right proposal to ban facial coverings as they take to the polls on Sunday in a binding referendum viewed as a test of attitudes toward Muslims.

A partially torn poster of the initiative committee against wearing the burqa (Verhuellungsverbot) reading "Stop extremism! Veil ban -Yes" is seen in Zurich, Switzerland February 2, 2021. On March 7 Switzerland's voters will decide about a nationwide veil ban.

2.2 million COVID-19 vaccines allocated by the COVAX Facility arrive in Ethiopia, marking the start of the country’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign

March 7th 2021 at 09:05
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News24.com | Search under way for killers of Mpumalanga cop

March 7th 2021 at 08:32
Police in Mpumalanga are trying to track down the killers of their colleague, Sergeant Dominic Monana, who was shot dead in his car in Bushbuckridge.

What’s coming to Showmax Pro in South Africa in 2021

March 7th 2021 at 08:29
MultiChoice's new executive for corporate affairs Collen Dlamini recently spoke to MyBroadband about sports content that will be added to the Showmax Pro service in the coming months.

News24.com | Crypto mogul bids $2 million for Dorsey's first tweet

March 7th 2021 at 08:09
Twitter’s co-founder and chief executive, is selling his first-ever tweet - “just setting up my twttr”- on a website called Valuables that auctions tweets.

News24.com | Hackers breach thousands of Microsoft customers around the world

March 7th 2021 at 08:09
A sophisticated attack on Microsoft’s widely used business email software is morphing into a global cybersecurity crisis.

Warning lights flickering for South Africa’s wealthy taxpayers

March 7th 2021 at 08:00
Tito Mboweni’s 2021 budget speech highlighted the deep financial hole the South African economy is really in – and warning lights are starting to flicker for South Africa’s wealthy taxpayers.

Lawyer appointed to investigate drowning of two boys at construction site in Mamelodi

A senior counsel has been appointed to independently investigate the drowning of two young boys at a road construction site in Mamelodi, Tshwane, the Gauteng department of roads and transport announced on Sunday.

The two boys, aged 4 and 7, from Kopanong informal settlement, drowned in a quarry at a road construction site along the K54, part of the upgrading of the Solomon Mahlangu Drive, last week Saturday.

Two bodies wrapped in plastic and tied with wire found in Eldorado Park house

Two men were found murdered, tied with wire and wrapped in plastic in Eldorado Park in Johannesburg at the weekend, police said.

Police found the two badly assaulted bodies in a room wrapped in plastic.

Blood in car and lies in court lead to guilty verdict against German couple

A German couple has been found guilty of murdering another German national and farm owner Claus Schroeder from Port Elizabeth despite his body never being found — more than 11 years after his disappearance.

German nationals Jens Leunberg and Kristina Adler have been found guilty of murder and two counts of fraud in the Port Elizabeth high court.

Sanef condemns death and rape threats against Lindsay Dentlinger

The SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has condemned the death and rape threats against senior eNCA reporter Lindsay Dentlinger.

Reporter Lindsay Dentlinger faced backlash on social media after footage was circulated of her asking black politicians to wear masks during interviews while white politicians were interviewed mask-less.

News24.com | Mapula Khune death: Teen arrested in connection with Itumeleng Khune's sister's murder

March 7th 2021 at 07:13
North West police have arrested a 17-year-old boy for the murder of Mapula 'Meiki' Khune, the sister of soccer star Itumeleng Khune.

Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa’s food systems

March 7th 2021 at 06:44
Agriculture and agro-processing value chains have been under pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic. This has been particularly marked where they remain underdeveloped, as is the case in South Africa and the rest of the region.

Linking small-scale farmers to markets has been a challenge.

Malesela still confident of leading struggling Chippa United to the top eight

March 7th 2021 at 06:41
Dan Malesela insists that he's still on course to take struggling Chippa United into the DStv Premiership's top eight despite losing 3-0 to Orlando Pirates at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

Dan Malesela has set his eyes on a top eight finish despite his struggles with Chippa United on the results front.

News24.com | Ace Magashule supporters push back against process to impeach Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

March 7th 2021 at 06:20
The DA's intention to lobby support from the ANC caucus for a parliamentary process that would lead to the impeachment of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has raised the ire of some members of the governing party.

Teenager arrested for murder of Itumeleng Khune’s sister

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for the murder of Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune’s sister, North West police confirmed on Sunday.

Itumeleng Khune has lost his sister Meiki in a family tragedy. File image.

The most important features of a smart TV box

March 7th 2021 at 06:04
Smart TV boxes, dongles, and sticks offer a great way for owners of older TV sets to access popular streaming services and apps with ease.

The EU and Dubai are moving towards digital Covid-19 ‘passports’ – what you should know

March 7th 2021 at 06:00
UAE-based airline Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will position Dubai as one of the first cities in the world to implement digital verification of traveller medical records related to Covid-19 testing and vaccination.

Why South Africa needs a new water agency

March 7th 2021 at 05:48
In his State of the Nation Address in February 2021, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the establishment of a National Water Resources Infrastructure Agency would be accelerated. It has been many years in the making.

Water infrastructure takes many years to plan and build and needs to be structured as a multi-year operation.

News24.com | PICS | Shock as crocodile is found in Pietermaritzburg complex

March 7th 2021 at 05:46
It came as a shock to members of a Pietermaritzburg family when they spotted a metre long crocodile in the enclosed tiled courtyard of their Mountain Rise home on Saturday.

Karim joins fight to have 'monstrosity' Durban high-rise building destroyed

March 7th 2021 at 05:27
Renowned clinical infectious disease epidemiologist Prof Salim Abdool Karim has joined the renewed legal fight seeking to have the controversial high-rise apartment building in Durban’s Currie Road, demolished.

Prof Salim Abdool Karim has joined a fight to oppose the development of a high-rise apartment building in Durban's Berea area

Egypt's Sisi ups pressure for Ethiopia dam deal on Sudan visit

March 7th 2021 at 04:26
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called on Saturday for a binding deal by the summer on the operation of a giant Ethiopian hydropower dam, as he made his first visit to neighbouring Sudan since the 2019 overthrow of Omar al-Bashir.

Years of diplomatic talks over the project have repeatedly stalled.

DAILY MAVERICK 168: Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town intervenes to prevent Rwanda-like genocide in Ethiopia

March 7th 2021 at 04:24
Thabo Makgoba, the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has mobilised the church and reached out to the South African government in an attempt to halt the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ethiopia.

DM168 Special Report: Optimism as rapists get life sentences

March 7th 2021 at 04:18
Life sentences for rapists offer some hope as courts implement the National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide.

DM168 Reflection: Tennis is in desperate need of more nice guys

March 7th 2021 at 04:08
Our sporting heroines and heroes need to be held to higher codes of conduct, not just because millions of children look up to them, but because it’s high time they all learnt how to be decent human beings (who keep their ridiculous conspiracy theories to themselves).

DM168 Reflection: An uncomfortable case of art imitating life in SA

March 7th 2021 at 04:04
The reasons behind the poverty, racial inequality and broken family structure can be tracked to our past. But what is depressing is to realise that the same situation that prevailed during the times of our fathers and their fathers still exists.

Kim Kardashian says body-shamers 'really broke me' during pregnancy

March 7th 2021 at 04:00
Kim Kardashian on Friday called out those who bully and body- shame others, recalling her embarrassment when she was attacked for gaining 60 pounds during her first pregnancy.

TV personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles, California, November 7, 2015.

DM168 Analysis: South African politics: Control the optics, control the narrative of progress

March 7th 2021 at 03:57
But controlling the optics comes nowhere near accountability, responsiveness and openness. These are the pesky foundational values of the Constitution that in 2021 marks its 25th anniversary.

News24.com | More people are moving to find work or start businesses - study

March 7th 2021 at 03:54
More and more people have been moving inside and into South Africa for work, as opposed to moving for a job that they had already secured, an official from StatsSA has said.

DM168 EDUCATION: Uncertain start to the 2021 academic year for South Africa’s universities

March 7th 2021 at 03:51
It’s not yet clear how many students, and which degrees, will be funded.

DM168 Analysis: From Ace to Zuma, March is a crunch month for Ramaphosa

March 7th 2021 at 03:35
By the end of March, it will be D-Day for the party’s structures to report back on a set of guidelines to decide how cadres caught in allegations of malfeasance should step aside from their roles.

Update COVID-19 06 March 2021

March 7th 2021 at 03:33
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DM168 Reflection: South Africa sits on powder keg of inequality

March 7th 2021 at 03:29
Zuma, Magashule, Yengeni and their ilk are deluded if they think their personal skirmishes with the law should be escalated into warfare that will benefit no one, but drag us all into a humanitarian crisis.

SAPS shocker: Up to eight million pieces of evidence lost ‘due to IT fault’

March 7th 2021 at 03:27

As far as mistakes in the workplace go, we doubt many will be costlier than this: Media reports that surfaced on Sunday claim ‘up to eight million pieces of forensic evidence’ have been lost by SAPS, due to its dodgy IT equipment.

Has SAPS actually lost ‘millions of pieces’ of evidence?

The digital facility holding the crucial records – including DNA samples and crucial pieces of evidence used in GBV cases – has apparently gone offline, after first encountering technical issues in the middle of 2020.

Professionals who are part of the data collection teams ‘can no longer say with certainty’ where these crucial exhibits can now be found, and thousands of criminal cases could collapse as a result of this catastrophic error.

SARS executive shocked by SAPS story

Johann van Loggerenberg is a former SA Revenue Service executive. He certainly knows a thing about forensic data capture, and couldn’t hide his dismay after coming across these reports on Sunday:

Has SAPS really managed to “lose” 8 million pieces of forensic evidence because an IT system holding the records was “shut down”? 🤔

— JvL (@JvanLogg) March 7, 2021

DNA backlog: Lost evidence ‘denying justice’

This issue isn’t news to the Action Society group, however. The activists have been tracking this loss of evidence since June 2020, claiming that over 170 000 cases are now in jeopardy as a result of the IT failures. It’s understood that a ‘DNA backlog’ has piled up over the past nine months, allowing some of SA’s most heinous criminals ‘to walk free’:

“Due to on-going problems regarding the processing of DNA samples, vital evidence required to convict perpetrators of GBV is blocked from entering the courts. SAPS system used to capture and track DNA evidence has been switched off.”

“Rapists and murderers are not being prosecuted. They have free reign. Without fear of repercussion, they are roaming our streets, scornfully walking past their victim’s houses… All because SAPS has crippled the DNA evidence system and wrongdoers now cannot be convicted for their atrocious crimes. It has been down for a year now.”

Highest home broadband speeds in South Africa

March 7th 2021 at 03:27
The latest MyBroadband speed test results reveal the highest speeds achieved on different ISPs’ networks.

DM168 Investigation: Illicit Ivermectin busts: Crooks cash in on the Covid-19 pandemic

March 7th 2021 at 03:19
Busts involving fake vaccines and illegally imported ivermectin, worth millions, show that South Africa is a destination for international crime syndicates profiting from Covid-19.

The skills and jobs that can’t be filled in South Africa

March 7th 2021 at 03:00
The Department of Home Affairs' new draft critical skills list will help in addressing skills shortages in South Africa, and there are some notable additions and omissions.

‘Monstrosity’: This building may soon be removed from Durban’s skyline [pics]

March 7th 2021 at 02:53

An unpopular high-rise building in Durban could soon be destroyed – after the Save Our Berea group intensified their fight against developments on a structure, which has previously been labelled as a ‘monstrosity’.

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The structure, draped in scaffolding and netting, has been identified as an eye-sore by concerned residents in the Berea region – Photo: Save Our Berea / Facebook

Durban residents campaign to bring down ‘unsightly’ high-rise

The building, which is 317 on Currie Road, has been under development for years. The ownership has changed hands several times, with multiple claims of fraud and corruption plaguing the construction. Activists looking to prevent the addition of a ninth story to the high-rise can now also rely on some star power…

Salim Abdool Karim – yes, the epidemiologist – has produced an affidavit to help prevent further work on 317, and he is now firmly in the camp that wants to see its destruction. The Durban resident has described the property as an eye-sore.

“Although it was an eye-sore, the extent of the impact on me was limited. But I became concerned when, in September last year, work resumed and it became apparent that in addition unsightly storeys were being added…and it would have a substantial and direct impact on my property. citizens should take  a stance against maladministration.”

Litigation awaits contesting parties

The Durban High Court must now decide what steps are taken next. The judiciary will be tasked with making a final ruling, in a saga that has dragged on for the best part of seven years. Investigations into maladministration continue. The city has not yet filed papers for the matter, and 317’s current owners aren’t expecting the matter to be properly heard until April.

Neighbouring properties have been left with this unsightly view since 2014, after development continuously stalled on Currie Road – Photo: Save Our Berea / FacebookPhoto: Save Our Berea / Facebook

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LISTEN | Here's why 'eHostela' actor Thobani Nzuza didn't think he'd end up on TV

"I didn't want to do TV because I thought I was gonna be one of those 'cheesy' actors," said Thobani.

'eHostela' viewers love the character of Mndeni, played by actor Thobani Nzuza.

Virat Kohli sets sights on ‘one big game’ to win World Test Championship

March 7th 2021 at 02:00
By: AFP

Skipper Virat Kohli said India were “relieved” to make the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final and would now focus on that “one big game” against New Zealand in June after seeing off England.

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India crushed Joe Root’s side inside three days in the fourth Test in Ahmedabad on Saturday to clinch the series 3-1 and finish top of the Test Championship table ahead of New Zealand.

India had led the standings until November, when a change in the points system because of disruption brought by the coronavirus pandemic promoted Australia to top spot.

The new system, based on percentage of points instead of total points, left India with the daunting task of needing to win Test series away in Australia and at home against England to make the final. 

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“We are relieved that now we have made it to the final,” Kohli told Board of Control for Cricket in India TV.

“Probably if you look at the last two-and-half years how we have played, we deserve to be in that final. 

“Now it’s just about getting together as a group again and focusing on that one big game which is quite exciting for all of us.”

New Zealand’s berth in the final was secured when the Test series between South Africa and Australia was postponed last month.

Virat Kohli had maintained that the championship race was merely a “distraction” for his team, who did not need any further incentive to win Test matches.

WATCH | REMEMBER THIS? HERSCHELLE GIBBS BLASTS SIX SIXES IN AN OVER AT THE 2007 CWC

India twice bounced back from opening losses in four-match series to beat Australia 2-1 and England 3-1, with each game throwing up new heroes, notably wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.

The left-handed Pant, who played a key part in the win Down Under in January, hit 101 on Friday to set up India’s latest victory by an innings and 25 runs.

Pace bowler Mohammed Siraj, all-rounder Washington Sundar and spinner Axar Patel also burst into the side making an immediate impact.

India overcame adversity, including being bundled out for a Test low of 36 to lose the series opener in Adelaide, the departure of Virat Kohli on paternity leave and a succession of injuries to senior players, to level the series in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

A draw in Sydney followed before a patched-up India inflicted an astonishing first Test defeat on Australia at Brisbane’s Gabba ground for 32 years to win the series.

WATCH | KIERON POLLARD BLASTS 6 SIXES IN AN OVER!

“We played cricket well in India, we played cricket well outside India as well,” senior batsman Rohit Sharma said.

“We were put under pressure, we were put in that difficult situation many a time and we responded well which is why we stand here qualified for the final.”

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that for players like himself and fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who mostly feature in Tests, the final is “like literally the World Cup”.

The International Cricket Council had initially announced that the final will be played at Lord’s in June.

But the Times of India, citing ICC sources, reported on Saturday that the clash scheduled from June 18 could be moved to a different venue.

Brazil women suffer in silence as Covid-19 sparks domestic terror

March 7th 2021 at 01:56
Around the world, police and prosecutors, victim support teams and women's movements have reported rising domestic violence during coronavirus-related lockdowns.

Police and prosecutors, victim support teams and women's movements, as well as the United Nations, have reported rising domestic violence during coronavirus-related lockdowns.

A new advance in the search for substances to replace fat in food

March 7th 2021 at 01:54
It’s well known that obesity is developing into a growing global health problem.

Lifestyle changes have been related to the increased occurrence of obesity.

How does resistance to disinfectants happen? We’re on the road to answering the question

March 7th 2021 at 01:51
Covid-19 has had a significant impact on our lives. One effect that could yet be seen might be the development of bacterial resistance to disinfectants, as a result of the overuse of substandard disinfectants.

There is, unfortunately, very little control of the quality and efficacy of many of these hand sanitisers.

South Korea, US scale back military drill over coronavirus

March 7th 2021 at 01:44
South Korea and the US will conduct its springtime military exercise this week, but the joint drill will be smaller than usual because of the coronavirus pandemic, Seoul said on Sunday.

South Korean army's K-55 self-propelled artillery vehicles take part in a live-fire military exercise.

Martin Guptill leads Black Caps to T20 series win over rivals Australia

March 7th 2021 at 01:43
By: AFP

A century opening stand by Martin Guptill and Devon Conway saw New Zealand clinch their Twenty20 series against Australia in Wellington on Sunday after the tourists faltered in the face of an experimental spin attack.

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Set a target of 143 for victory in the fifth and final match, New Zealand claimed victory by seven wickets and took the series 3-2 with an emphatic 27 balls to spare.

After being comprehensively outplayed in games three and four when batting second, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson knew he had to be innovative to win the series after he lost the toss and was told to bowl first.

He put an emphasis on spin with his slow bowlers sending down 12 overs, the most for New Zealand in a Twenty20 match, and they took four of the eight wickets.

WATCH | KIERON POLLARD BLASTS 6 SIXES IN AN OVER!

“We just wanted to put out a much-improved performance from the last two and it was great that we could show some signs of improvement,” Williamson said.

“Clearly, the slower bowlers on that wicket were a little bit trickier.”

Of the spin brigade, Ish Sodhi finished with 3-24 off his four overs, Hong Kong-born Mark Chapman, bowling for the first time for New Zealand, took 1-9 off two and Mitchell Santner conceded only 21 runs from his four.

Guptill, who had been out of form going into the series, silenced his critics with a masterful 71, including seven fours and four sixes, while Conway contributed 36 with the pair putting on 106 for the first wicket.

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New Zealand stumbled slightly when Kane Williamson went first ball but a Guptill single denied Riley Meredith the hat-trick.

Glenn Phillips blasted New Zealand home with five fours and two sixes to be unbeaten on 34.

Although a Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland forced the last three matches to be played on the same wicket in Wellington in the space of five days, Australian captain Aaron Finch said it was his side’s batting and not a worn pitch that cost the tourists.

“We probably weren’t aggressive enough with the bat, myself led that at the top,” he said.

“We didnt get enough runs, we kept losing wickets at regular intervals. I thought (the pitch) played pretty well and Mitch Santner bowled beautifully with the new ball and didn’t allow us to get away to a flyer.”

Matthew Wade top scored for the tourists with 44 while Finch contributed 36 and Marcus Stoinis made 24.

New Zealand's Auckland emerges from weeklong coronavirus lockdown

March 7th 2021 at 01:43
Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city, emerged on Sunday from a strict weeklong lockdown imposed after a community cluster of the more contagious UK coronavirus variant.

People jog past a social distancing sign in Auckland, New Zealand.

Sanral says it will block your car licence renewals if you don’t pay e-tolls: report

March 7th 2021 at 01:30
As government continues to drag its feet on providing a "solution" to the failed Gauteng e-tolling system, roads agency Sanral is gearing up for a new legal framework which could see motorists fined, or having licence renewals blocked if they don't pay their outstanding fees.

Understanding tax emigration if you leave South Africa

March 7th 2021 at 00:00
If you are in the process of leaving South Africa, ensure you know the ins and outs of tax emigration and how to proceed, William Louw, professional tax practitioner and director at Sable International, advises.

Kenya receives COVID-19 vaccines and launches landmark national campaign

March 6th 2021 at 09:34
Kenya receives COVID-19 vaccines and launches landmark national campaign
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WHO Statement on the Catholic Doctors Association of Kenya Advisory on COVID‐19 Vaccines and Treatment

March 5th 2021 at 15:03
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Licence renewals can now be blocked due to unpaid e-tolls – Report

March 6th 2021 at 23:38
SANRAL has said new licence discs can be withheld from drivers until their e-toll bill is settled.

State-owned enterprises are important for South Africa’s growth – Gordhan

March 6th 2021 at 23:30
Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan believes that well-run SOEs are important as the free market "is not a panacea for resolving economic and institutional challenges."

South Africans warned over COVID-19 vaccine fraud

March 6th 2021 at 23:05
Those in-charge of the national vaccine rollout are warning South Africans not to attempt to jump the queue.

Read it now: Your daily Love Horoscope for 7 March 2021

March 6th 2021 at 18:00

TODAY’S LOVE HOROSCOPE FROM AROUND THE WORLD:

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ARIES DAILY HOROSCOPE | Mar 21 – Apr 19

Livelier, bubblier aspects bring a small hint of selfishness.
It’s a day where you could find yourself changing your plans on
a whim. It may actually be a good idea to go with the flow!

Compatible Signs For: Love: Leo | Friendship: Libra

Star Rating:

♥  Love 2  Money 3  Mood 5  Style 4

TAURUS DAILY HOROSCOPE | Apr 20 – May 20

There is likely to be a burst of energy, but good intentions may
well keep slipping throughout the day. It’s a day where you’re
very likely to stop halfway!

Compatible Signs For: Love: Sagittarius | Friendship: Virgo

Star Rating:

♥ Love 4  Money 4  Mood 3  Style 3

GEMINI DAILY HOROSCOPE | May 21 – Jun 20

If someone in your immediate social circle has been causing
minor frustration or irritation then the Jupiter/moon
combination is likely to fan the flames somewhat!

Compatible Signs For – Love: Pisces | Friendship: Capricorn

Star Rating:

♥ Love 3  Money 5  Mood 4  Style 3

CANCER DAILY HOROSCOPE | Jun 21 – Jul 22

Strong lunar influences may well revive a past matter briefly.
Regard it as a second chance to clear the air once and for all,
rather than as a pesky interruption

Compatible Signs For – Love: Gemini | Friendship: Sagittarius

Star Rating:

♥ Love 3  Money 3  Mood 4  Style 4

LEO DAILY HOROSCOPE | Jul 23 – Aug 22

The secret to getting your own way is to walk the very line
between being pushy and being cooperative. What may hinder your
efforts is a need to win!

Compatible Signs For – Love: Aries | Friendship: Cancer

Star Rating:

♥  Love 4  Money 5  Mood 4  Style 3

VIRGO DAILY HOROSCOPE | Aug 23 – Sep 22

Platonic relationships may seem a little draining, primarily
thanks to obstructive lunar influences. Trying to be
accommodating and understanding may well sap your patience
levels!

Compatible Signs For – Love: Virgo | Friendship: Scorpio

Star Rating:

♥   Love 3  Money 3  Mood 4  Style 4

Keep reading for more on your love horoscope!

LIBRA DAILY HOROSCOPE | Sep 23 – Oct 22

A specific problem is not likely to go away by itself, but don’t
be tempted to react without some thought or consideration for
the end result. Experimental approaches are not likely to work!

Compatible Signs For – Love: Scorpio | Friendship: Gemini

Star Rating:

♥ Love 4  Money 5  Mood 3  Style 3

SCORPIO DAILY HOROSCOPE | Oct 23 – Nov 21

A Mars/Jupiter combination is likely to shift the emphasis away
from the work front to your platonic relationships. A
misunderstanding may develop out of nowhere!

Compatible Signs For – Love: Capricorn | Friendship: Aquarius

Star Rating:

♥ Love 3  Money 4  Mood 4  Style 3

SAGITTARIUS DAILY HOROSCOPE | Nov 22 – Dec 21

You may find that you’re slightly out of sorts today. Trying to
create distance in an attempt to be seen as more independent may
actually backfire!

Compatible Signs For – Love: Taurus | Friendship: Taurus

Star Rating:

♥ Love 3  Money 5  Mood 4  Style 3

CAPRICORN DAILY HOROSCOPE | Dec 22 – Jan 19

The planets suggest that a particular development may be a
forgotten link between a platonic relationship and an old
promise!

Compatible Signs For – Love: Pisces | Friendship: Leo

Star Rating:

♥  Love 3  Money 4  Mood 5  Style 3

AQUARIUS DAILY HOROSCOPE | Jan 20 – Feb 18

You might find that you are a little unreceptive to the day’s
underlying vibe, especially in matters of friendship or romance.
Don’t assume that everything is ticking along nicely!

Compatible Signs For – Love: Libra | Friendship: Aries

Star Rating:

♥ Love 3  Money 5  Mood 4  Style 4

PISCES DAILY HOROSCOPE | Feb 19 – Mar 20

It’s a mixed day. On the positive side you’ll be full of bold
and impressive ideas; on the negative side you may well have to
deal with more cautious types who lack your vision!

Compatible Signs For – Love: Cancer | Friendship: Scorpio

Star Rating:

♥ Love 4  Money 5  Mood 4  Style 3

Do you want to read more than just the love horoscope? Take a look at the daily horoscope here.

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Your daily Horoscope for 7 March 2021

March 6th 2021 at 18:00

TODAY’S MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE:

The Lord is my light and my salvation. — Judaism

TODAY’S WISDOM FROM AROUND THE WORLD:

Long absent, soon forgotten. — Romanian Proverb

TODAY’S CHINESE PROVERB:

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

FOR THOSE OF US BORN ON THIS DAY:

Happy Birthday! The months ahead are likely to start on a less positive note: friendships will need extra attention and friends will need that extra little bit of nurturing. Don’t be too critical: just remember that sometimes when a friend asks for advice they already know what it is they want to hear! Bear this in mind and summon all your reserves of diplomacy in July! Towards the fall the planets suggest that you should be prudent with your cash. Draw up a Christmas budget and stick to it! March suggests new beginnings and a letting go of old, redundant ideas. This will be both exciting and draining for you, so schedule plenty of rest and relaxation in around this time!

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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY:

Famous people born on your birthday include: Willard Scott, Daniel J. Travanti, Paul Cattermole, Tammy Faye Bakker, Taylor Dayne, John Heard, Tammy Faye

CELEBRITY GOSSIP:

Whoopi Goldberg has been in the news a lot lately following her vocal comments about social and political developments. However, the planets tell us that she may now be regretting her outspoken approach!

ARIES DAILY HOROSCOPE | Mar 21 – Apr 19

Yesterday’s positive energy may be in short supply, so it’s not a good day to try and recreate yesterday’s strategies and tactics. To avoid any risk of stress or tension, especially with colleagues and associates, you will need to be clear about what you can and can’t do!

Today’s Numbers:    4, 17, 21, 30, 35, 42

TAURUS DAILY HOROSCOPE | Apr 20 – May 20

The positive aspect from Saturn will supply the down-to-earth focus that was maybe lacking. This can be channeled in many forms, but your overriding strength is likely to be a shrewd, analytical frame of mind. That said; do remember to wind down and switch off this evening!

Today’s Numbers:  3, 18, 24, 36, 41, 47

GEMINI DAILY HOROSCOPE | May 21 – Jun 20

A distinct need for schedules, routine and stability is likely to make today harder than it needs to be. Perhaps the idea of structure is comforting, but will you still get the results you want, if you restrict yourself too much? Bear in mind that you can afford to cut a few corners!

Today’s Numbers: 5, 14, 21, 28, 30, 46

CANCER DAILY HOROSCOPE | Jun 21 – Jul 22

It might be a case of back to the drawing board to re-work some plan, goal or aim, thanks to someone being overly negative or critical, which could cause you a certain amount of annoyance. You will find, though that if you take on board the criticisms, however harsh, you will move forward!

Today’s Numbers:   2, 7, 13, 20, 26, 32

LEO DAILY HOROSCOPE | Jul 23 – Aug 22

A fear of failure or a reluctance to try something new could have your friends shaking their heads with exasperation, thanks to the moon in your sign. It seems clear that you are going to have to grit your teeth and take the bull by the horns, but afterwards you will be glad that you did!

Today’s Numbers: 9, 18, 25, 33, 37, 41

VIRGO DAILY HOROSCOPE | Aug 23 – Sep 22

A minor but negative sun/ moon aspect suggests that someone or something will unsettle you. You may feel as though things are a little too wooly, or a little too up-in-the-air for your liking. Don’t assume that other people are being apathetic. They’re not; it’s more likely to be indecision!

Today’s Numbers:  6, 14, 23, 29, 33, 46

LIBRA DAILY HOROSCOPE | Sep 23 – Oct 22

Impractical plans or goals can actually become a lot more feasible if you’re prepared to modify them a little. Take on board incoming advice too, especially cautionary advice. Combining your creative flair and another’s sensible, down-to-earth approach could be the winning formula for success and progress!

Today’s Numbers:  5, 12, 20, 32, 35, 48

SCORPIO DAILY HOROSCOPE | Oct 23 – Nov 21

The Venus/Mars combination is likely to sweeten the romance front, and maybe introduce something to counteract the clumsier influences too. Something that is work or school related is likely to turn your fortunes around enough to keep you smiling for the rest of the day!

Today’s Numbers: 1, 7, 15, 21, 35, 43

SAGITTARIUS DAILY HOROSCOPE | Nov 22 – Dec 21

Sometimes you can look back on the events of the day and wonder why you said something, and this will be one of those days where you just can’t help putting your foot right in it in a genuine attempt to do the right thing. Clumsy influences do not favor clear communications!

Today’s Numbers:   2, 19, 24, 26, 38, 40

CAPRICORN DAILY HOROSCOPE | Dec 22 – Jan 19

Recognition, promotions, and even financial incentives are highly likely for most of today, thanks to a set of hard-working planetary influences. For others, there should be more than enough signs that you’re on the right track, and that it won’t be long before you get your due!

Today’s Numbers: 5, 14, 17, 23, 30, 48

AQUARIUS DAILY HOROSCOPE | Jan 20 – Feb 18

It’s another pretty good day, but this time you’re likely to be in a good position to appreciate it. Unlike yesterday, connections are easier and people seem more accommodating, so if someone needs some further clarification over a prickly matter, then bear in mind that perhaps it isn’t their fault!

Today’s Numbers: 9, 13, 21, 28, 32, 46

PISCES DAILY HOROSCOPE | Feb 19 – Mar 20

Given the happy-go-lucky influences around, your first inclination might be to kick back and take it easy. There’s a definite sense of reduced pressure; of completion or closure, especially when it comes to work-related projects and assignments, but don’t allow this brief break to continue too long!

Today’s Numbers:  7, 11, 20, 39, 42, 47

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What to watch as China rolls out an economic plan to overtake the US

March 6th 2021 at 17:21
Laying out plans that could propel the economy into the world’s biggest this decade.

News24.com | Gavin Hunt on Chiefs' Champions League playoff chances: 'We'll take it one game at a time'

March 6th 2021 at 17:17
Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt is not putting the cart before the horse by looking at the CAF Champions League play-offs after his team's first ever group stage win.

The vaccine revolution is coming inside tiny bubbles of fat

March 6th 2021 at 17:07
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It’s estimated that around ten million tonnes enters the ocean.

News24.com | Murder case opened after partly burnt body of woman found at dumpsite in Gqeberha

March 6th 2021 at 16:52
Eastern Cape police have opened a murder case after the body of an unknown woman was found by a homeless person at a dumpsite in Rietkuil Road, Booysens Park, Gqeberha.

News24.com | Xhaka blunder costs Arsena, Southampton halt slump

March 6th 2021 at 16:39
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka compromised his side's faint hopes of a top four finish in the Premier League as the Swiss midfielder's embarrassing mistake gifted Burnley a 1-1 draw..

News24.com | KZN cops arrest 2 suspects in R1.5 million drug bust

March 6th 2021 at 15:39
Drugs worth R1.5 million were confiscated and two suspects arrested after KwaZulu-Natal police pounced on a drug manufacturing plant in Durban.

Businessinsider.co.za | A teenage girl wearing 'Everything will be OK' T-shirt was shot in the head in Myanmar protests

March 6th 2021 at 15:19
Nineteen-year-old Kyal Sin had proudly cast her first vote last year in the very elections Myanmar's military has tried to annul with its ongoing coup.

Businessinsider.co.za | A future Covid vaccine could be squirted up the nose. The nasal spray could stop transmission, especially in kids

March 6th 2021 at 15:16
A company called Altimmune is working on a nasal-spray version of a COVID-19 vaccine. The technology could stem the virus' spread better than shots.

News24.com | Kaizer Chiefs snap eight-match winless streak, land crucial Champions League victory

March 6th 2021 at 15:11
Kaizer Chiefs snapped an eight-match winless run with an impressive 2-0 win over Angola’s Petro de Luanda in their CAF Champions League Group C game at the FNB Stadium.

Q&A Sessions: ‘SA cannot address racism because it is a racist polity’ — Joel Modiri

March 6th 2021 at 15:03

UP’s youngest professor talks to Nicolene de Wee about racism, hate speech and youth empowerment, as well as his love of good wine and Afro-Cuban jazz

The post Q&A Sessions: ‘SA cannot address racism because it is a racist polity’ — Joel Modiri appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

News24.com | Teenager drowns at Cape Town's Cosy Beach

March 6th 2021 at 14:56
An 18-year-old boy has drowned at Cosy Beach, Oudekraal, in Cape Town while swimming with friends.

News24.com | Doctor claiming she was ‘late for work’ arrested for clocking 178km/h in Alberton

March 6th 2021 at 14:39
A 32-year-old doctor rushing to work in her Mercedes-Benz was arrested for speeding by the Ekurhuleni Metro Police (EMPD) following a high-speed chase.

News24.com | Pirates climb up to 2nd on PSL table with commanding win at Chippa

March 6th 2021 at 14:12
Orlando Pirates moved up to second place in the PSL standings after a 3-0 victory over Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium on Saturday.

News24.com | Robben Island Museum loses more than 90% of visitors due to Covid-19, cuts bursary funding

March 6th 2021 at 14:05
After recording a more than 90% drop in visitor numbers during the 2020/2021 holiday season, the Robben Island Museum (RIM) has suspended its annual bursary fund for the current academic year.

ANC North West factions fight on

March 6th 2021 at 13:55

Premier Job Mokgoro’s hearing begins despite move to stop it by party secretary general Ace Magashule

The post ANC North West factions fight on appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

News24.com | Pant has 'worked like hell' to shed weight and become India's hero

March 6th 2021 at 13:47
Rishabh Pant has transformed himself to emerge as India's new batting hero as they thrashed England to clinch the series 3-1 on Saturday.

News24.com | Medvedev confirmed to break 'Big Four's' 15-year rankings grip on tennis

March 6th 2021 at 13:43
Russia's Daniil Medvedev will take the world number two ranking on March 15, the ATP said Saturday, and become the first man outside the sport's 'Big Four' to occupy the spot in almost 16 years.

Businessinsider.co.za | A painting by Winston Churchill left in a closet for 15 years was just sold by Angelina Jolie for $11.5m record

March 6th 2021 at 13:21
UK PM painted the Moroccan scene for President Roosevelt in 1943. Brad Pitt bought it for $2.95m in 2011 as a gift for Angelina Jolie.

CAF Champions League: Third group matches resumes

March 6th 2021 at 13:07

The CAF Champions League has resumed and the first third group match of this campaign will commence on Friday between Algeria’s Chabab Belouizdad and Al-Hilal FC.

Mamelodi Sundowns, who happen to be the current group B leaders will be up against the formidable TP Mazembe in the third match of the Caf Champions League campaign in Lubumbashi on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, in group A the Egyptian giant AL Ahly will meet the DR Congo’s AS Vita Club on at Cairo International Stadium. Al Ahly sit currently in position 3 while Vita Club occupies the second position.

Al-Merrikh will be hosting the group A leader, Simba FC of Tanzania on Saturday as Wydad Casablanca takes on Horoyo FC of Guinea. Kaizer Chiefs will also be up against Angola’s Petro in Luanda on that same day.

Espérance de Tunis will be facing CAF finalist Zamalek while Senegal’s Teungueth FC will be at home against MC Alger on Saturday.

Below are the expected matches:

Group A

Al Ahly (Egypt)– AS Vita Club (RDC)

Al Merreikh (Sou) – Simba (Tanzanie)

Group B

TP Mazembe (DRC)– Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Group C

WAC Casablanca (Morocco) – Horoya (Guinea)

Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)– Petro Luanda (Angola)

Group D

Espérance de Tunis (Tunisia)– Zamalek (Egypt)

Teungueth FC (Senegal) – MC Alger (Algeria)

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Kaizer Chiefs Happy to end eight-match winless run against Petro

March 6th 2021 at 12:59
Not much has gone Kaizer Chiefs’ way in 2021, so a win by a healthy 2-0 margin even against relatively outclassed opponents in the Caf Champions League against Petro de Luanda on Saturday night would have been gratefully accepted at Naturena.

Eager to avoid equalling their longest run of nine league and cup matches winless, Chiefs raised their tempo, industriously plugging at the Angolan outfit.

DStv Premiership results – Saturday 6 March 2021

March 6th 2021 at 12:52

Three DStv Premiership matches played out on Saturday with Orlando Pirates in action, a Cape derby and an eventful match between Celtic and Maritzburg United ending in a stalemate.

DStv Premiership results

Cape Town City 1 (Ngoma 23′) Stellenbosch FC 2 (De Goede 14′, Du Preez 49′)

Stellies came away as the kings of the Cape after seeing off Cape Town City in Greenpoint on Saturday afternoon.

Marvin de Goede lashed a volleyed shot into the Cape Town City net after a teasing corner wasn’t dealt with by the home side, to give Stellenbosch the lead.

Stellenbosch were the better side early and were perhaps unfortunate not to be further ahead when Aubrey Ngoma produced a magical finish to level matters.

Early in the second half Ashley du Preez, who had been a nuisance to the Cape Town City defence restored Stellies’ lead with another well-taken goal.

Cape Town City 1-2 Stellenbosch FC highlights 

DStv Premiership results

Bloemfontein Celtic 1 (Ndwandwe 71′) Maritzburg United 1 (Kutumela 45′)

Maritzburg United couldn’t hold onto an advantage and were their own worst enemies as they allowed Bloem Celtic a share of the points in a dramatic match.

The Team of Choice dominated the first half but looked like they would head into the break with nothing to show for their efforts until Thabiso Kutumela curled a free kick into the left-hand corner of the goal from just outside the box.

Maritzburg United continued to create chances in the second half but failed to kill off the game allowing Celtic to steal in and snatch a point.

Menzi Ndwandwe provided the killer touch that ensured the hosts bagged a point while Maritzburg United finished the game with ten men after Daylon Claasen was sent off in added time.

DStv Premiership results
DStv Premiership results: Menzi Ndwandwe of Bloemfontein Celtic celebrating the goal during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Maritzburg United at Dr Molemela Stadium in Free State on 6 March 2021 © Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix

Chippa United 0 Orlando Pirates 3 (Hotto 39′, Haanub-OG 44′, Motshwari 89′)

Orlando Pirates put themselves back into the title race with a clinical 3-0 win over Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Deon Hotto testes Chippa United goalkeeper Ayanda Mtshali early and signalled the beginning of seige of the Chilli Boys goal.

A defensive error allowed Hotto to pounce just after the half hour mark to give the Sa Robbers the lead.

It was all too easy for Orlando Pirates as Fortune Makaringe found his way through the defense and played square where an under pressure Riaan Hanamub could only help the ball into the net.

While Chippa threatened more in the second period a late goal from Bafana Bafana call-up Ben Motshwari ensured Pirates moved into second place on the table. 

DStv Premiership results - Saturday 6 March 2021

Here we wrap all the DStv Premiership results from Saturday 6 March 2021, including Orlando Pirates 3-0 win over Chippa United.

Football – DStv Premiership 2020/21 – Bloemfontein Celtic v Maritzburg United – Dr Molemela Stadium

DStv Premiership results: Menzi Ndwandwe of Bloemfontein Celtic celebrating the goal during the DStv Premiership 2020/21 game between Bloemfontein Celtic and Maritzburg United at Dr Molemela Stadium in Free State on 6 March 2021 © Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix

Kenyan President Visits The Nairobi National Vaccine Depot

March 6th 2021 at 12:45

The Executive President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has paid a visit to the Nairobi National Vaccine Depot on Thursday.

This visit comes shortly after the country’s first shipment of over 1 million AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccines was received.

The World Health Organization (WHO)-run Covax facility sent millions of vaccines to the East African country as well as other African countries including Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The first consignment is part of an initial allocation to Kenya of 3.56 million doses.

Kenyatta heaped praises on the joint efforts against combating the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic witnessed so far on the continent.

In his words:

”We are standing here today barely a few weeks after the most developed countries and beginning our own process of vaccination. Whereas previously we would probably have had to wait years and years while the rest of the world was moving ahead.”

”This time around, because of the proactive nature we adopted, because of working together as an African continent, we are barely weeks behind the rest of the world. And I think this is the spirit we need in Africa must continue to adopt until we overcome this disease.”

The President also appealed to all Kenyan residents to be at alert as the virus is still within the communities.

”I urge all Kenyans not to drop the guard, lets us not think that since the vaccines have arrived, life will resume normally, we have to continue protecting ourselves by adhering to the measures stipulated by the Ministry of health”, he said.

He further said that the government expects another batch by April which will cater for more citizens.

”We want to ensure all Kenyans are vaccinated to prevent COVID-19 infections, end of March/ April we are expecting another batch. We will receive more batches until our people are vaccinated across the country,” he added.

The WHO has also issued a note of warning against the domination of coronavirus vaccines by countries with freer financial means. They added that the end of the global health emergency is largely contingent upon the vaccination of all citizens in all nations across the world.

Consequently, the target of the COVAX scheme is to supply vaccines to dozens of countries in the first hundred days of 2021, and two billion doses by the end of the year. From this, about 237 million AstraZeneca doses will be delivered by the end of May to about 142 participating economies.

The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine was manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and made available to the COVAX facility. This is courtesy of an advance purchase agreement between Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and SII. They were procured and transported by UNICEF’s Supply Division in Copenhagen.

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Bucs too hot for the Chilli Boys in Gqeberha

Orlando Pirates jumped to second behind Mamelodi Sundowns on the DStv Premiership log after beating an unimaginative Chippa United 3-0 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha, formerly Port Elizabeth, on Saturday.

Orlando Pirates moved to second spot behind Mamelodi Sundowns on the DStv Premiership log after beating an unimaginative Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha, formerly Port Elizabeth, on Saturday.

Daily Lotto results for Saturday, 6 March 2021

March 6th 2021 at 12:03

Are you ready for the Daily Lotto draw on Saturday, 6 March? It’s yet another chance to find out whether or not you’re one of South Africa’s latest Daily Lotto winners.

If you’ve decided to Phanda, Pusha, Play then you might just strike gold here.

Let’s have a look at the jackpot and Good luck!

Daily Lotto Jackpot for 06/03/2021 is estimated at R400 000!


Results are all updated and loaded on this page on or after 21:15 and if you can’t see the results refresh your browser.

Daily Lotto Winning Numbers

WINNING NUMBERS
06/03/202102, 08, 10, 24, 34
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You need to always confirm the official winning numbers on the National Lottery website. We do our best to post the results as accurately as possible but the National Lottery is the only source you can use to 100% verify the results.

See more previous daily lotto results here.

For more details and to verify the winning numbers visit the National Lottery website.

You need to always confirm the official winning numbers on the National Lottery website. We do our best to post the results as accurately as possible but the National Lottery is the only source you can use to 100% verify the results.

When do lottery ticket sales close?

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What does a Daily Lotto ticket cost?

  • A single DAILY LOTTO play will cost you R3.00 vat incl.
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News24.com | Mpact moves to protect operations from blackouts after R91m revenue loss

March 6th 2021 at 12:01
Mpact has claimed from its insurance for the interruption at its Springs mill and it has received R35 million.

News24.com | Elon Musk loses $27 billion in days as Tesla shares tumble

March 6th 2021 at 12:00
Elon Musk set records last year for one of the fastest streaks of wealth accumulation in history. The reversal is underway, and it’s steep.

Lotto and Lotto Plus results for Saturday, 6 March 2021

March 6th 2021 at 12:00
By: Sonja

Are you ready for the Lotto and Lotto Plus draw on Saturday, 6 March? It’s yet another chance to find out whether or not you’re South Africa’s latest overnight millionaire.

If you’ve decided to Phanda, Pusha, Play then you might just strike gold here.

Let’s have a look at those jackpots and see what’s between you and your overnight millionaire status. Good luck!

Here are the estimated jackpots for Saturday’s Lotto draw:

Lotto: R9 million
Lotto Plus 1: R7 million
Lotto Plus 2:  R1 million

The only way you can win the jackpot is by playing the lotto.

If you have played and want to check whether you have won, you are in the right place. TheSouthAfrican.com brings you the Lotto Results as they happen. If you cannot see the results, you might need to refresh or restart your browser.

Results are all updated and loaded no later than 21:15.

You can also sign up for our lotto newsletter by filling in your details in our Lotto Results form. This will instantly alert you via e-mail as soon as the results have been published. If you can’t see the results, you might have to refresh or restart your browser.

Lotto, Lotto Plus 1 and Lotto Plus 2 Winning Numbers

Main Lotto Draw: 3, 18, 20, 40, 41, 43 Bonus Ball: 33

Lotto Plus 1: 2, 15, 22, 30, 34, 45 Bonus Ball: 16

Lotto Plus 2: 1, 8, 17, 18, 44, 46 Bonus Ball: 7

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We do our best to post the results as accurately as possible but the National Lottery is the only source you can use to 100% verify the results.

For more details and to confirm the numbers visit the National Lottery website.

See previous lotto results here.

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What does a Lotto ticket cost?

  • A single LOTTO play will cost you R5.00 vat incl. A single cost of LOTTO PLUS 1 will be R2.50 and a single cost of LOTTO PLUS 2 will be R2.50 vat incl.
  • But be aware if you use any of the online services, there might be an additional charge. Always check the terms and conditions.

India skipper Mithali Raj keen to pick up where she left off

March 6th 2021 at 11:59

India skipper Mithali Raj hopes to rediscover the rich vein of form she was enjoying before women’s international cricket came to a screeching halt last year.

Her India side will tackle a Proteas team already tested in battle having seen off Pakistan in January and February.

Ready to Raj and roll

Raj said that the team didn’t have any feeling os rustiness but rather there was excitement in the camp ahead of Sunday’s ODI series opener in Lucknow.

“I am training the same way I do before any international series. But I am looking forward to getting more runs. I was in rhythm in the last series in 2019. Hope to do the same here,” Raj said as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.

“Clearly they’ve had game time, but we are playing after a gap. Having said that we definitely have put in the efforts, trained ourselves, have these short camps, four days of sessions here,” Raj said. “It doesn’t look like we are rusty or anything. I think the girls clearly are quite excited to get on the field and start putting our best performances because it’s time that we start our campaign for the World Cup, and start playing some cricket.

“The girls have been training in their respective places before coming here. During the lockdown, we have all kept in touch and kept up with our routines via Zoom and other apps. We are communicating with the staff. It’s no different in that sense. A lot has gone in the mental set-up because it has been a long gap.”

India face a stern test

India and South Africa have been on a similar level over the last few years with both looking to break up the established powers Australia, England and New Zealand.

Raj says that India are confident heading into the series but will just take the first match as it comes.

“Clearly, coming back into the one-dayers after 15 months, we first look forward to developing a rhythm, a momentum,” Raj said. “If it’s a good batting track, we definitely look forward to around 240-250. It’s something we can start aiming at. But if we get a good start may be, you know…

“But again, it all depends on how we take the first game, the wicket. But as on today, the girls seem to be very confident. We’ve had some very good sessions. So, clearly, I’m looking at a very confident unit to take the field tomorrow.”

The skipper is eager to give a few of the younger players in her squad an opportunity across the five match series, but winning will be a priority for the hosts.

Raj added: “[I am] Definitely [considering the possibility of trying them out], because it’s a five-ODI series. We have some young players in the side. As captain I would like to give them opportunities to show their talent, so yes, we’re definitely looking forward to giving them opportunities in these five ODIs.”

News24.com | 49 cases of alleged police brutality recorded in first 2 months of hard lockdown - IPID

March 6th 2021 at 11:58
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating 49 cases of alleged police heavy handedness against citizens during the first two months of the hard lockdown.

Kaizer Chiefs match report result | Amakhosi get CAF campaign back on track

March 6th 2021 at 11:56

Kaizer Chiefs beat Angolan side Petro de Luanda in their CAF Champions League Group C clash at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, 6 March.

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Amakhosi took the lead in the 30th minute through Eric Mathoho to give them a 1-0 half-time lead.

After the break Kaizer Chiefs doubled their advantage thanks to Happy Mashiane’s 79th minute goal.

And that’s the way the score stayed until the final whistle.

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The three points kept Gavin Hunt’s men in with a chance to progress from the group stage. They now have four points after three matches.

Wydad Athletic (six points after two matches) and Horoya (four points after two matches) lie first and second, respectively, in the group.

They will play each other later on Saturday with Amakhosi no doubt hoping for a Wydad victory.

Petro de Luanda are out of the race for a quarter-final place having lost all three of their matches to date.

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TEAMS:

Kaizer Chiefs

Akpeyi, Mathoho, Frosler, Cardoso, Zulu, Katsande, Ngcobo, Mashiane, Manyama, Kambole, Parker

Substitutes: Bvuma, Baccus, Blom, Lesako, Sasman, Matsheke, Ngezana

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Businessinsider.co.za | Shock new numbers show how SA’s train service went off the rails – even before Covid hit

March 6th 2021 at 11:47
Since 2013, almost 80% of working-class South Africans have abandoned trains as a means of getting to and from work.

Former Southern Spears boss eyeing top WP Rugby job – report

March 6th 2021 at 11:45

Former Southern Spears (remember them?) boss Tony McKeever is reported to be interested in the Western Province Rugby Union’s vacant CEO position.

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Tony McKeever, who formerly held a similar position at the Southern Spears before they became the Southern Kings, is now the driving force behind a partnership between French Top 14 giants Stade Francais and WP.

Tony McKeever has a history with Stade Francais’ billionaire owner Dr Hans-Peter Wild who he previously invited to Port Elizabeth to meet with EP Rugby President Andre Rademan back in 2018.

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According to Netwerk24, Tony McKeever now has his sights on the WP Rugby CEO post.

The role has remained vacant since the departure of Paul Zacks over 12 months ago.

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‘I’d love to put the Stormers on a trajectory with their move to Europe,’ McKeever admitted.

‘I previously helped with the negotiations for the Cheetahs and Kings’ inclusion in the PRO14.

‘At this level, there’s no room for anyone to learn the ropes while he is in the position. Without the necessary administration experience and knowledge of negotiating broadcast deals, you’ll get stuck,’ McKeever added.

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Sharks latest news | Coach Sean Everitt extends contract until 2024

March 6th 2021 at 11:23

The Sharks have confirmed that Sean Everitt will remain head coach of the KwaZulu-Natal side until at least 2024.

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“CONFIRMED: We are delighted to announce that our much respected Head Coach, Sean Everitt, has extended his contract until 2024. This is fantastic news that will ensure continuity in our coaching ranks.” the Sharks said on their social media on Saturday.

Sean Everitt, 51, has been at the union since 2008.

He became assistant coach in 2017 before taking over from Robert du Preez as head coach in 2020.

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The Sharks have made moves both on and off the field in recent months having sold 51% of the union to American consortium MVM Holdings and acquired the services of Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi.

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They also found time to rename their main entrance after former coach Ian McIntosh this week.

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CONFIRMED: We are delighted to announce that our much respected Head Coach, Sean Everitt, has extended his contract until 2024.

This is fantastic news that will ensure continuity in our coaching ranks.🦈#OurSharksForever pic.twitter.com/HdPwOoCOSD

— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) March 6, 2021

Kaizer Chiefs vs Petro Atletico: LIVE STREAM [Free to watch]

March 6th 2021 at 10:51

Kaizer Chiefs host Angolan giants Petro Atletico in the CAF Champions League this evening at the FNB Stadium and you can watch the match live below.

Kaizer Chiefs sit in 3rd place in Group C of the CAF Champions League, a point ahead of their opponents after two games while Wydad Casablanca lead the way followed by Horoya.

Gavin Hunt’s Kaizer Chiefs are winless in their last eight matches and will be desperate to turn things around this evening.

Watch the match live below courtesy of a live stream from the CAF Champions League Facebook page

Kaizer Chiefs vs Petro Atletico: Live stream

Starting lineup

  • Kaizer Chiefs XI: Akpeyi, Mathoho, Cardoso, Zulu, Frosler, Katsande, Mashiane, Ngcobo, Manyama, Parker, Kambole.
  • Subs: Bvuma, Baccus, Blom, Lesako, Sasman, Matsheke, Ngezana.

We have to be realistic – Hunt

“If you look at the history of the competition – 12 points gets you in, 10 points gets you in, so we’ve still got four games left,” Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt said during his pre-match press conference.

“We’re going to have to win both our home games and certainly win one of the away games, so that’s pretty clear. Of course, Wydad have been in the final twice in the last five years, so let’s be honest and realistic about these things and they are in a different space, that’s for sure.

“Horoya, I think, were in the Confed Cup final a year or two ago as well, so these are big teams. Petro Luanda are a big team in Angola, with good pedigree and loads of experience. We’re under no illusions. Obviously for a club of Kaizer Chiefs’ size, we need to do better, there’s no doubt about it, but you’ve got to take it all into consideration, where, how, what.

“But when you play these teams at home vs when you play them away from home are totally different, it’s not like a normal domestic league game where teams just come out and have a go; these teams are much more tactically sound and they’re difficult games.”

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Kaizer Chiefs vs Petro Atletico: Kick-Off and streaming info

Action at the FNB Stadium between Kaizer Chiefs and Petro Atletico in their CAF Champions League clash gets underway at 18:00. The match will not be broadcasted on television in South Africa.

Watch a live stream from the FNB Stadium under our ‘live-stream’ heading above.

Sundowns beat TP Mazembe to claim full control of Group B

Mamelodi Sundowns have once again proved why they are rated among the best teams on the continent.

Sundowns open a healthy seven points lead over Mazembe with three matches remaining the group stages.

CAF Champions League match report | Mamelodi Sundowns grab late winner

March 6th 2021 at 10:01

Mamelodi Sundowns have snatched a late winner in their CAF Champions League Group B clash against TP Mazembe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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The score was goalless at half-time, but in the 67th minute Peter Shalulile opened the scoring for the Brazilians.

However, in the 82nd minute Tresor Mputu equalised for the home side.

But much to the joy of Mamelodi Sundowns’ fans, Lyle Lakay scored the winner in the 90th minute.

Mamelodi Sundowns picked up a full three points from the match move to nine points at the halfway mark of the group stages and all-but secure their spot in the quarter-finals.

TP Mazembe, Al-Hilal and CR Belouizdad are all on two points.

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TEAMS

Mamelodi Sundowns

Onyango, Nascimento, Lebusa, Lakay, Coetzee, Morena, Mkhulise, Maboe, Sirino, Zwane, Shalulile

Substitutes: Mweene, Erasmus, Jali, Mvala, Kapinga, Modiba, De Reuck

The most searched-for used car brands, and the most desired models in South Africa

March 6th 2021 at 10:00
BMW is the most searched for car brand in South Africa, the Toyota Hilux is the most desired car model and online vehicle searches have grown by an impressive 54.1%, according to some of the findings contained in the latest bi-annual AutoTrader Car Industry Report.

Yellen plays down US inflation fears

March 6th 2021 at 09:56
Amid surge in treasury yields.

Elon Musk loses $27bn

March 6th 2021 at 09:54
As historic wealth gains unravel.

When Tesla tumbles, it drags down many stock-market dreams

'Any fund that holds a large weight in a single stock, if there is selling of that fund, it will pressure the stock, and vice versa: WallachBeth Capital director.

Gunners' Xhaka gaffe gifts Burnley a point

March 6th 2021 at 09:54
A dreadful defensive error from Arsenal's Granit Xhaka gifted Burnley an equaliser as the sides drew 1-1 at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Saturday.

Mikel Arteta's side looked comfortably in charge of the game until a shocking mistake six minutes before the break.

Robinhood Markets to select Nasdaq for its IPO

Could file for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as soon as this month.

In world’s happiest country, a lot more women are trading stocks

The number of Finnish women trading stocks and funds now makes up more than a third of the total.

Kaizer Chiefs XI: Hunt names surprise team for Petro Atletico

March 6th 2021 at 09:47

Kaizer Chiefs will be looking to put their historic 4-0 loss against Wydad Casablanca behind them when they host Angolan giants Petro Atletico this evening.

Gavin Hunt’s Kaizer Chiefs are in desperate need of a victory having gone eight games in all competitions without a single victory. The Amakhosi sit in 3rd place in Group C in the CAF Champions League, a point ahead of their opponents after two games.

Take a look at the personnel Gavin Hunt has opted to do battle for Kaizer Chiefs in their crunch CAF Champions League clash below

Kaizer Chiefs XI:

Akpeyi, Mathoho, Cardoso, Zulu, Frosler, Katsande, Mashiane, Ngcobo, Manyama, Parker, Kambole.

Subs: Bvuma, Baccus, Blom, Lesako, Sasman, Matsheke, Ngezana

We have to be realistic – Hunt

“If you look at the history of the competition, 12 points gets you in, 10 points gets you in, so we’ve still got four games left,” Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt said during his pre-match press conference.

“We’re going to have to win both our home games and certainly win one of the away games, so that’s pretty clear. Of course, Wydad have been in the final twice in the last five years, so let’s be honest and realistic about these things and they are in a different space, that’s for sure.

“Horoya, I think, were in the Confed Cup final a year or two ago as well, so these are big teams. Petro Luanda are a big team in Angola, with good pedigree and loads of experience. We’re under no illusions. Obviously for a club of Kaizer Chiefs’ size, we need to do better, there’s no doubt about it, but you’ve got to take it all into consideration, where, how, what.

“But when you play these teams at home vs when you play them away from home are totally different, it’s not like a normal domestic league game where teams just come out and have a go; these teams are much more tactically sound and they’re difficult games.”

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Kaizer Chiefs vs Petro Atletico: Kick-Off and streaming info

Action at the FNB Stadium between Kaizer Chiefs and Petro Atletico gets underway at 18:00. The match will not be broadcasted on television in South Africa.

This website however will be providing you with a live-stream ahead of kick-off.

Benzema back for Real in time for derby showdown at Atletico

March 6th 2021 at 09:24
Real Madrid's top scorer Karim Benzema is back for Sunday's derby away to La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, coach Zinedine Zidane said, no doubt hoping the striker can restore some attacking flair to the side, which has struggled for goals in his absence.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their second goal. December 15, 2020.

Fees Must Fall activist ‘finalising’ student registration

Less than 24 hours after turning to social media to ask for donations to pay for his studies, #FeesMustFall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile said he is finalising his registration to study towards an LLB degree.

#FeesMustFall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile said he had hoped to score a bursary for his studies but his applications were rejected because of his criminal record.

Survey reveals 17.4 million South Africans walk to their destinations daily

Walking is the most common mode of transport among South Africans, according to the 2020 National Household Travel Survey

The 2020 National Household Travel Survey revealed 80,2% of SA workers use taxis to travel to and from work. File image

What makes the class action lawsuit against Uber South Africa different

March 6th 2021 at 08:30
Uber South Africa is facing a class action over driver employment, but South Africa will be different from other cases.

Spotlighting Gambia's roadmap towards enhanced COVID-19 action

March 6th 2021 at 08:26
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Uganda receives 864,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines

March 6th 2021 at 08:11
Uganda receives 864,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines
  A UNICEF and WHO official receiving the initial batch of COVID-19 vaccines at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda A UNICEF and WHO official receiving the initial batch of COVID-19 vaccines at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda
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CAF pres Ahmad awaits appeal decision but path opens up for successor

March 6th 2021 at 08:08
A decision on the appeal against a five-year ban by Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad is expected by Monday, but the path now looks clear for billionaire Patrice Motsepe to replace him.

Patrice Motsepe is in the running to take over the presidency of African football from Ahmad Ahmad, who was handed the ban last November for corruption, which was lifted while he appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

South Africa’s passport ranking for global entrepreneurs

March 6th 2021 at 08:00
Offshore consulting firm, Nomad Capitalist has published the 2021 Nomad Capitalist Index (NPI), pointing out the world's best passports for entrepreneurs in 2021.

Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 TP Mazembe: LIVE STREAM [Watch for free]

March 6th 2021 at 07:41

Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to make it three wins out of three in the CAF Champions League when they face DR Congo giants TP Mazembe and you can watch all of the live action.

Mamelodi Sundowns travel to the infamous Stade TP Mazembe this afternoon and will be looking to cement their spot atop Group B in the CAF Champions League.

You can watch the entire match on our live stream below courtesy of the CAF Champions League Facebook page.

TP Mazembe vs Mamelodi Sundowns: Live stream

Starting lineup

Mamelodi Sundowns XI: Onyango, Nascimento, Lebusa, Lakay, Coetzee, Morena, Mkhulise, Maboe, Sirino, Zwane, Shalulile

Subs: Mweene, Erasmus, Jali, Mvala, Kapinga, Modiba, De Reuck

Mokwena speaks ahead of titanic clash

“Interesting team, very good team, defensively very strong and they’ll pose a great threat no doubt.” Mamelodi Sundowns co coach Rhulani Mokwena said ahead of the CAF Champions League clash.

“We have watched their last three games, they played the derby and played both games against Al Hilal. So in relation to what we have seen, it’s a 4-4-1-1 but it’s going to be interesting because we still have to tactically activate ourselves and make sure that we are ready for a team that have got complex personalities and are very aggressive.

“They push wings and full-backs very high but can also be conservative and sitting in a block and play on a counter, because they have fast players up front. It’s going to be interesting to see what sort of personalities they adopt because they need the three points more than Mamelodi Sundowns.”

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TP Mazembe vs Mamelodi Sundowns: Kick off time

Action at the Stade TP Mazembe gets underway at 15:00. The match will not be broadcasted on television in South Africa however this website will be providing you with a live-stream.

You can live stream the match between Mamelodi Sundowns and TP Mazembe under our ‘live-stream’ heading above.

News24.com | BIG SATURDAY READS | Ex-spy chief, German ambassador, Serjeant at the Bar, Edwin Cameron and more

March 6th 2021 at 07:31
Take your time to read - or bookmark - News24's quality in-depth journalism: Former spy chief Barry Gilder on spying, Germany ambassador Martin Schaefer on his friendship with a Holocaust survivor, Edwin Cameron on the state during Covid-19, Serjeant at the Bar on the same topic and John Matisonn on Joe Biden.

Covid-19 variant in Brazil more likely to reinfect survivors

March 6th 2021 at 07:22
A coronavirus variant circulating in Brazil is likely able to reinfect people who survived infections with earlier versions of the coronavirus, new data suggest.

The variant in Brazil carries a mutation that is already known to make a variant prevalent in SA harder to treat with antibodies and harder to prevent with available vaccines.

Pope Francis holds historic meeting with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric

March 6th 2021 at 07:08
Pope Francis began a historic meeting with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on Saturday, in a powerful appeal for coexistence in a land torn by sectarianism and violence.

Pope Francis arrives to meet with Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in Najaf, Iraq March 6, 2021.

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