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2 563 new Covid-19 cases, 38 more deaths confirmed in SA

2 563 new Covid-19 cases, 38 more deaths confirmed in SABy IOL Reporter 14m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareCape Town - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday said that the cumulative total of Covid-19 cases now stood at 787 702 with 2 563 new cases identified since the last report. Mhize said that 38 more Covid-19 related deaths have been reported: 17 in the Eastern Cape, 1 in Gauteng, 7 in the Northern Cape and 13 in the Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to..

Sport

Triumphant Lewis Hamilton praises safety rules for saving Romain Grosjean

Triumphant Lewis Hamilton praises safety rules for saving Romain GrosjeanBy AFP 2m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareSAKHIR – A victorious Lewis Hamilton kept his composure and then praised Formula One's safety systems on Sunday after Romain Grosjean escaped from a frightening fireball after a crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The newly-crowned seven-time champion cruised to his 11th win this year in his Mercedes with a masterful drive in challenging and chaotic circ..

Newcastle’s Covid-19 positives increase to five – reports

Newcastle's Covid-19 positives increase to five – reportsBy Reuters 3m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareNEWCASTLE – Two more individuals have tested positive for Covid-19 at Newcastle United, taking the total number of cases within the Premier League club to five, British media reported on Sunday. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce had said on the eve of Friday’s 2-0 league win at Crystal Palace that three unnamed individuals at the club were self-isolating after testing p..

Tottenham Hotspur go top despite goalless draw at Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur go top despite goalless draw at ChelseaBy Reuters 16m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareLONDON – Tottenham Hotspur went back to the top of the Premier League on Sunday after a 0-0 draw at Chelsea left honours even between visiting manager Jose Mourinho and his one-time midfield lieutenant Frank Lampard, now in charge of the Blues. Chelsea, who won three league titles under Mourinho, spent long periods camped in the Spurs half but struggled to break thro..

‘Not good enough’: uninspired Irish beat Georgia 23-10

'Not good enough': uninspired Irish beat Georgia 23-10By Reuters 24m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareDUBLIN – A lacklustre Ireland beat Georgia 23-10 on Sunday to wrap up the group stages of the Autumn Nations Cup in a Pool A finale that was academic for the standings but which coach Andy Farrell said was not good enough. The hosts could manage only three second-half points in a day brightened up by Georgia’s first points of the tournament when Giorgi Kvesela..

AC Milan pull five points clear in Serie A as tributes paid to Diego Maradona

AC Milan pull five points clear in Serie A as tributes paid to Diego MaradonaBy AFP 14m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareMILAN – AC Milan shrugged off the absence of injured star Zlatan Ibrahimovic to consolidate their lead in Serie A on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Fiorentina. Milan pulled five points clear of city rivals Inter Milan and Sassuolo, with AS Roma and Juventus six points adrift. But Lazio slumped to a 3-1 home defeat to Udinese, days before their Champions L..

England seal series after another polished performance against poor Proteas

England seal series after another polished performance against poor ProteasBy Zaahier Adams 26m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailSharePAARL – There is less than a year to go until the next T20 World Cup in India. Based on the evidence on display here yesterday, the Proteas still have a long road to travel. Admittedly the Boland Park surface was not conducive to free-flowing T20 cricket, but South Africa just seem to be playing catch up cricket from a different age at the mom..

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Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies, aged 85

Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies, aged 85By AFP 26m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareLondon - Dave Prowse, the British actor behind the menacing black mask of Star Wars villain Darth Vader, has died, his agent Thomas Bowington said Sunday. "It's with great sadness that we have to announce that our client Dave Prowse... passed away yesterday morning at the age of 85," Bowington wrote on Facebook. "May the force be with him, always!" the agent told the BBC. Bowingt..

Harry Styles spotted back on set of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

Harry Styles spotted back on set of 'Don't Worry Darling' By Bang Showbiz 33m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareHarry Styles and Florence Pugh have been spotted back on the set of “Don't Worry Darling” after production was shut down due to a positive coronavirus case on set. Earlier this month, director Olivia Wilde insisted "everybody is OK" after work on the movie had halted due to an "abundance of caution" and the cast and crew - including Styles, ..

Sir Elton John has huge record collection

Sir Elton John has huge record collectionBy Bang Showbiz 43m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareSir Elton John owns more than 120 000 CDs and 15 000 vinyl records, and they're all accessible to him at all times. The 73-year-old singer is an avid record collector and though his collection is huge, none of it has been placed into storage so he can always access whatever it is he wants to listen to. He admitted: "I have over 120 000 CDs and 15 000 pieces of vinyl. They ..

Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas bubble

Queen Elizabeth's Christmas bubbleBy Bang Showbiz 13m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareNew rules in the UK, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, prohibit more than three households celebrating together so Queen Elizabeth has been forced to call off her usual large family gathering. A source told the Daily Mail's Eden Confidential column: "Prince Edward and his family will be one of the two in her bubble." Prince Edward is Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's youn..

Lifestyle

Horoscope: Find out what your star sign has in store for the week ahead

Horoscope: Find out what your star sign has in store for the week aheadBy IOL 13m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareTanya Obreza Aries (March 21 - April 20): Stand by for a reshuffling of values, which could see love and friendship take on a new tone. You’ll be surprised at who volunteers when you need help, and you’ll be equally startled at who will let you down. This week brings a crash course in what you need from relationships. Taurus (April 21 - May 20): Half the wo..

Finding help as an adult with dyslexia ’an uphill battle’

Finding help as an adult with dyslexia ’an uphill battle’By Amanda Maliba 27m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareJohannesburg - Rethabile Mokoena is among an estimated one in ten South Africans living with dyslexia, a neurological disability that is often hereditary and is associated with difficulties in reading, writing, spelling and organisation. The 30-year-old says she is at her wits’ end, after exploring every possible avenue that could have helped her. She admits to..

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Rise in armoured vehicle searches

Rise in armoured vehicle searchesBy Edward West 2h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareCAPE TOWN - MOTOR dealership showrooms may downsize in the future, but the need for customers to interact with a person in the final stages of buying a vehicle means the dealership will still have a crucial role to play. The National Automobile Dealers Association chairperson Mark Dommisse this week said customers were, however, likely to do substantial research before buying a vehicle...

Retailers compete for disposable income in tough times

Retailers compete for disposable income in tough timesBy Given Majola 52m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareTHIS YEAR’S Black Friday was likely to produce more winners than losers as retailers compete for the available disposable income in a tough economic environment. Digital company Connect Group said 2020 had been a very tough year, particularly for retail and nonessential retailers. Chief executive Steven Heilbron said that the disruption had forced retailers to rel..

Data is key to measuring, alleviating poverty

Data is key to measuring, alleviating povertyBy Opinion 3h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareCovid-19 has heightened the need for measurement, deepening the practice of science and the commitment to the use and application of evidence. Rapid community assessments are now possible given the digital devices that can be deployed for collection, processing and dissemination of data. Such information can be very useful in the levels of understanding and economic co-operatio..
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FNB accused of haphazard disciplinary action against staffBy Don Makatile 31m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareJohannesburg - A growing list of staffers complain that when it comes to dismissals of employees found transgressing its internal policies, banking giant FNB seems to apply the rules inconsistently and at whim. Section 3 (6) of Schedule 8, of the Labour Relations Act, stipulates that the employer should apply the penalty of dismissal consistently with the way i..
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Motoring

Lewis Hamilton wins crash-hit Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton wins crash-hit Bahrain Grand PrixBy Reuters 37m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareMANAMA – Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after French driver Romain Grosjean had a miraculous escape from a fiery first lap crash that ripped his car in two. The win, from pole position, was the 95th of seven times world champion Hamilton's career and came with the safety car leading the field to the chequered flag. Red Bull&#..

’It’s a miracle he’s alive!’ F1’s modern safety systems praised for saving Grosjean’s life

’It's a miracle he's alive!’ F1’s modern safety systems praised for saving Grosjean's lifeBy AFP, Reuters 1h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareRace officials praise modern safety systems for saving Grosjean's life Manama, Bahrain - Race officials praised the modern safety systems developed for Formula One racing on Sunday after Romain Grosjean survived a high-speed crash and fireball blaze on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Safety and offic..

’It’s a miracle he’s alive!’ F1’s modern safety systems praised for saving Grosjean’s life

’It's a miracle he's alive!’ F1’s modern safety systems praised for saving Grosjean's lifeBy AFP, Reuters 32m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareRace officials praise modern safety systems for saving Grosjean's life Manama, Bahrain - Race officials praised the modern safety systems developed for Formula One racing on Sunday after Romain Grosjean survived a high-speed crash and fireball blaze on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Safety and offi..

WATCH: Romain Grosjean escapes horrific first lap crash in Bahrain

WATCH: Romain Grosjean escapes horrific first lap crash in BahrainBy AFP 1h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareMANAMA – Romain Grosjean escaped from a horrific first-lap crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday when his car split in two and burst into flames. The French driver's Haas skewed into a barrier on turn three, coming out the other side ablaze and in two parts. Track marshals at the scene helped Grosjean clamber over the barrier to safety as they extinguish..

Personal Findance

SA Reserve Bank issues online payment warning

SA Reserve Bank issues online payment warningBy Siphelele Dludla 33m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareJOHANNESBURG - THE SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) has issued a warning to consumers to be vigilant against suspicious instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) online payment services ahead of the Black Friday and festive season shopping spree. Sarb said in a joint statement with the Financial Sector Conduct Authority that consumers should be aware of the risks associated with s..

Don’t become a financial crime statistic this holiday season

Don't become a financial crime statistic this holiday seasonBy Supplied 43m ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareThe fast-approaching year-end holiday season is set for a significant spike in crime, as criminals capitalise on those in leisure mode and with extra cash in their pockets. In spite of this year's devastating economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, many people will still be receiving bonuses or will draw on savings during the traditional high-spendin..

Words on Wealth: Why ETF providers were wrong about exchange-control circular

Words on Wealth: Why ETF providers were wrong about exchange-control circularBy Opinion 1h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShareLast week, the financial media were abuzz about an exchange-control circular issued by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) at the end of October that, among other things, apparently changed the status of locally listed exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking global indices from foreign, or offshore, investments to local ones. This had massive impl..
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