80 minutes from a shot at glory

The boys from Joburg are carrying the hopes of the nation in their home Super Rugby semifinal against the Highlanders.

As South Africa’s lone survivors, just 80 minutes separate them from making Super Rugby history as the Lions carry the dreams of the nation by hosting the Highlanders in one of the competition’s showpieces at Ellis Park this afternoon.

80 minutes from a shot at glory

80 minutes from a shot at glory

The boys from Joburg are carrying the hopes of the nation in their home Super Rugby semifinal against the Highlanders.

‘Hack and kill all whites’ EFF candidate disqualified

‘Hack and kill all whites’ EFF candidate disqualified

If the EFF now happens to win the ward concerned on Wednesday, a by-election will need to be held later.
Breaking: Electoral Court rules against NFP

Breaking: Electoral Court rules against NFP

The IEC will be breathing a sigh of relief since it will be spared a massive unplanned-for bill to reprint ballot papers.
ANC attacked us with a chainsaw – DA

ANC attacked us with a chainsaw – DA

The ANC says it has no idea what the EFF, IFP and DA are complaining about in KZN, where opposition parties claim they are being intimidated.
We are still not voting – Vuwani

We are still not voting – Vuwani

Communities are not happy their chiefs agreed to peace with government, despite no clarity on the re-demarcation of the area into a bigger municipality.
Opposition party calls on Mugabe to stop making threats

Opposition party calls on Mugabe to stop making threats

Mawarire said Mugabe should be measured by his words and how he used his power.
‘Ayanda Mabulu is loved by the white media’

‘Ayanda Mabulu is loved by the white media’

Businessman Kenny Kunene’s painting of naked DA leaders has sparked a debate on media representation of race in South Africa.

Another school burnt in North West

The education department is annoyed that residents take out political frustrations on schools that have nothing to do with the issues.

DA won’t sue over ‘pornographic’ painting

The party has said it’s too busy with campaigning right now, but in any case would not interfere with an artist’s right to express himself.

Brewer SABMiller accepts AB InBev final offer

Brewer SABMiller’s board on Friday accepted a final takeover offer from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company said in a statement, heralding what will be one of the world’s biggest ever takeovers.

Pikitup worker gunned down by bodyguards

Workers went to confront their union officials, only to be shot at by ‘people they claim they pay the salaries of’.

Petrol price to drop by R1 a litre

The oil price dropped and the rand strengthened, equalling motoring joy.

Lowveld community gets closure in ‘rapist-murderer’s’ death

When his gruesome rapes and murders were read out to him in January, he pushed out his chest, smiled and said: “These are only the crimes you’re aware of”.

Illegal miner buried alive in Springs

The deceased was allegedly busy digging a trench when it caved in on him.

Next Mercedes A45 to get 298kW turbo four

Also, a mid-range model called A43, aimed perfectly at Volkswagen’s Golf GTI, will join the line-up for the first time ever with another 2.0-liter turbo four.

your life

Thembi Seete kick-starts ‘Rolling with celebs in cars’

Thembi Seete kick-starts our latest video chat into gear.

‘Rolling with Celebrities in Cars’ breaks mould

‘Rolling with Celebrities in Cars’ brings a twist to celebrity interviews.

Kim Engelbrecht to judge Miss SA

Kim Engelbrecht is set to join Maps Maponyane and Bridget Masinga in the Mother City tomorrow.

Tbo Touch, Gareth Cliff join forces for free music radio

The popular DJs have teamed up and will be bringing Mzansi and the world the first completely free streaming music service, they announced on Friday.

sport

Chippa sends Macheke on loan to Thanda

Chippa United have announced that young defender Zitha Macheke will spend next season on loan at National First Division side Thanda Royal Zulu.

Dolly eager to face Neymar

Keagan Dolly left for Rio this week after playing a role in Mamelodi Sundowns’ qualification for the semifinals of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League.

Lions have been ready… since Monday

Lions coach Johan Ackermann gave the assurance that his players are ready to go.

Bobby Motaung is arrogant – Mpengesi

Chippa United chairman Siviwe ‘Chippa’ Mpengesi has lashed out at Bobby Motaung, labelling the Chiefs football manager ‘arrogant’.

business

Brewer SABMiller accepts AB InBev final offer

Brewer SABMiller’s board on Friday accepted a final takeover offer from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company said in a statement, heralding what will be one of the world’s biggest ever takeovers.

Petrol price to drop by R1 a litre

The oil price dropped and the rand strengthened, equalling motoring joy.

US economy grows at modest 1.2% in second quarter

The US economy grew more slowly than expected in the second quarter of 2016, rising a modest 1.2 percent, according to an advance estimate released Friday by the Commerce Department.

Eurozone growth slows as Brexit dangers threaten

Growth in the eurozone halved in the second quarter, official data showed on Friday, with analysts warning that the consequences of Brexit could harm the economy further later in the year.

world

Clinton, Trump take gloves off in White House slog

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults at opposite ends of the country Friday, taking their fight for the White House to rival battleground states and portraying starkly different visions of America.

Pope Francis walks alone through Auschwitz

Pope Francis on Friday walked alone through the notorious wrought-iron “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Sets You Free) gate as he visited the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

One police officer killed, one wounded in San Diego shooting

A police officer died and another was wounded in a shooting at a traffic stop in San Diego, police said Friday.

French PM moots temporary ban on foreign-funded mosques

France’s prime minister said Friday he would consider a temporary ban on foreign financing of mosques, urging a “new model” for relations with Islam after a spate of jihadist attacks.

opinion

Why I will vote

I am quite aware that lives were lost for me to partake in any election in this country.

Brazen robberies threaten security

There have been reports of robbers brazenly attacking police stations to steal weapons.

Bob reaches his sell-by date

When even your staunchest former backers turn against you, it’s time to call it a day.

All share Mandela’s legacy

If anything, the DA not only honours, but also elevates, Madiba by making him a symbol of what they stand for.

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