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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. 5 SowetanLIVE Read SowetanLIVE <![CDATA[Percy Tau scores two goals as Bafana Bafana qualify for Afcon]]> 2019-03-24 21:07:00 South Africa’s ‘lion’ Percy Tau scored a brilliant brace to book Bafana Bafana’s place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals after a nervous 2-1 victory over Libya at a packed Stade Taïeb Mhiri in neutral Sfax, Tunisia on Sunday. <![CDATA[Pretorius, Phehlukwayo steer SA to T20 series whitewash against Sri Lanka]]> 2019-03-24 19:39:00 SA completed a 3-0 T20 series whitewash over Sri Lanka with a 45 runs D/L method victory at the Wanderers on Sunday where a few questions were answered regarding the make-up of the ICC World Cup squad. <![CDATA[Baxter has defensive formation‚ Keet in goal for Bafana against Libya]]> 2019-03-24 17:53:00 Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has named a defensive starting XI - effectively putting out five defenders - for his side's must-draw Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Libya in Sfax on Sunday night. <![CDATA[ANC door-to-door election campaigners attacked in KZN]]> 2019-03-24 15:04:00 ANC members were attacked and injured on Sunday while conducting a door-to-door election campaign in the Lindelani area at KwaDukuza, north of Durban. <![CDATA[Burundi qualify for first Africa Cup of Nations finals]]> 2019-03-24 15:01:00 Burundi qualified for the African Cup of Nations finals for the first time as they kept Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in check to get the point they needed in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. <![CDATA[Stormers rue missed chances as injuries mount]]> 2019-03-24 14:46:00 The Stormers were left to rue another missed opportunity when they slumped to a 34-28 loss to the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday. <![CDATA[Chiefs humiliated the Bulls‚ admits Human]]> 2019-03-24 14:45:00 As he surveyed the wreckage of their unexpected and heavy 56-20 defeat to the Chiefs at Loftus on Saturday‚ Bulls coach Pote Human admitted that the result was embarrassing. <![CDATA[Universities to be paid nearly R1bn for historic student debt: Naledi Pandor]]> 2019-03-24 13:40:00 The department of higher education and training has allocated an additional R967m to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to settle historic debt owed to universities by 52,514 students. <![CDATA[Bonnie Mbuli gushes over her man]]> 2019-03-24 12:14:00 Bonnie Mbuli is on cloud nine. <![CDATA[Mozambique says death toll rises to 446 after cyclone]]> 2019-03-24 12:11:00 Mozambique has recorded more deaths from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa, a government minister said on Sunday, with hundreds left in camps after homes were destroyed. <![CDATA[Load-shedding reprieve on Sunday but power situation still 'tight']]> 2019-03-24 11:44:00 There will be no loadshedding on Sunday as Eskom stopped loadshedding at 11pm on Saturday, the power utility said. <![CDATA[Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith's parents airlifted in dramatic cruise liner rescue]]> 2019-03-24 11:28:00 Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith's parents were airlifted to safety in a dramatic rescue operation after a cruise liner with engine failure in rough seas off the coast of Norway broadcast a mayday call on Saturday. <![CDATA[Eskom's blackouts hit kasi business]]> 2019-03-24 10:10:00 Just when entertainment guru Max Lichaba was expanding his business empire, power utility Eskom's load-shedding has brought his world crashing down. <![CDATA[Prof Mashudu Tshifularo - Breaking new ground]]> 2019-03-24 10:06:00 Tshifularo makes history with unique ear transplant <![CDATA[Land reform can no longer be resisted - Ramaphosa]]> 2019-03-24 09:58:00 President Cyril Ramaphosa says white land owners are no longer in a position to resist government's land reform policies. <![CDATA[Health department says replacement of old generator at Addington hospital was 'necessary']]> 2019-03-24 09:51:00 The KwaZulu-Natal health department says the replacement of an old underground generator at Durban’s Addington hospital - which resulted in patients being diverted to other facilities - was "necessary and planned". <![CDATA[Robert du Preez hands Sharks victory against Rebels in Durban]]> 2019-03-23 19:38:00 The Sharks beat a predictable path in subduing the Melbourne Rebels in Durban on Saturday evening. <![CDATA[McKenzie stars as Chiefs down Bulls in Loftus]]> 2019-03-23 17:23:00 With each crushing blow, the noise levels from the Loftus stands grew flatter and flatter on Saturday afternoon. <![CDATA[Sars hopeful wage strike will be averted]]> 2019-03-23 15:34:00 The South African Revenue Service (Sars) is hopeful that a planned strike next week by the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) and Public Servants Association (PSA) will be averted and that a wage agreement will be reached <![CDATA[Al Shabaab attacks Somali government building in Mogadishu, at least 9 dead]]> 2019-03-23 15:25:00 Somalia's al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least nine people, including an assistant minister, killed during an ensuing gun battle. <![CDATA[Mozambique cyclone death toll jumps to more than 400]]> 2019-03-23 15:13:00 The death toll in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has jumped to 417, Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia said on Saturday, adding that the situation remained critical. <![CDATA[Tyrannosaurus rex found in Canada is world's biggest]]> 2019-03-23 14:44:00 The towering Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in western Canada in 1991 is the world's biggest, a team of paleontologists said Friday, following a decades-long process of reconstructing its skeleton. <![CDATA[If Eskom collapse not halted, SA might never recover - warns Maimane]]> 2019-03-23 14:29:00 If the collapse of Eskom is not immediately halted and reversed, it could plunge South Africa  into a downward spiral from which it might never recover, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has warned. <![CDATA[Cape Town police silent on JP Smith's negligence claim]]> 2019-03-23 14:12:00 Police in the Western Cape have declined to rise to the bait after the City of Cape Town accused them of negligence. <![CDATA[UN-backed Semenya optimistic of CAS success in battle with IAAF]]> 2019-03-23 13:45:00 Double Olympic 800-metres champion Caster Semenya is “optimistic” of success in her appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over eligibility regulations in athletics for female classification. <![CDATA[12-year-old girl dies in Durban crash]]> 2019-03-23 13:28:00 A 12-year-old girl has died and four others have been injured in a crash involving three vehicles in central Durban on Saturday. <![CDATA[Whites created Cyclone Idai and must therefore pay, says BLF]]> 2019-03-23 13:20:00 Black First Land First (BLF) has blamed Tropical Cyclone Idai on whites and wants the African Union to demand reparations and relief from the West for the disaster. <![CDATA[Bafana expect a football-friendly chill in Sfax for huge game against Libya]]> 2019-03-23 12:48:00 Bafana Bafana have been kept guessing by varying weather patterns – from hot‚ to windy‚ to heavy rain – to contend with in Tunisia‚ but seem destined to welcome cool conditions for Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya. <![CDATA[Durban man dies after crashing into electricity pylon]]> 2019-03-23 12:35:00 A motorist died instantly when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with an electricity pylon after knocking over a pedestrian in Durban on Friday night. <![CDATA[Durban hospital forced to divert patients as it switches to new generator]]> 2019-03-23 12:21:00 Addington Hospital in Durban was forced to divert patients to other state facilities from midnight on Friday while it switched over to a new generator.