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UK prisoners set to take part in global online chess tournament

Chess is a popular sport in UK prisons, often used to allow prisoners to pass the time and retain their mental agility.

PICK OF THE SPORTS: T20 Cricket World Cup finally gets a knock

After countless delays, the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup is set to begin this weekend – as cricket finally frees itself from the shackles of the coronavirus.

SA teams shift focus to continental battles

With the FIFA international break behind us, South African teams can begin focusing on their busy schedules.


A group of thugs has been terrorising different communities in Tembisa.

Snakes alive! KZN teacher accused of using evil spirits and scaring the kids to be promoted to principal

Police had to be called to a school in the rural town of Nquthu in northern KwaZulu-Natal after hysterical parents turned up at the premises and accused a teacher of using muti to secure a job there.

Election battlegrounds: Who will bag the big Gqeberha prize?

The winner of the battle for the control of Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape is far from a foregone conclusion.

UN appoints disgraced UK health minister to lead African Covid recovery

The United Nations has drawn widespread outrage after appointing the UK’s former health minister Matt Hancock to help with Africa’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Zululand mayor faces police probe over R5m business breakfast

IFP Zululand district mayor Reverend Thulasizwe Buthelezi is being investigated by the police after allegedly spending R5 million on a business breakfast in Durban.

Supporting Zuma could cost eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda his political career

eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda could find himself out in the cold after the local government elections with Thabani Nyawose waiting in the wings to take the city's top job.

Mabuyane denies using Winnie’s funeral fund to fix up his house

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane is challenging Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report that found that he used R450,000 meant for the memorial service of the late struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to renovate his house.

“Project Red Card” takes aim at gaming, betting and sports data companies

Former Cardiff City manager Russell Slade is leading Project Red Card, a campaign involving more than 850 footballers, who are demanding a payout for the use of their data without consent.

Record-breaking Kenyan Olympian found stabbed to death in her apartment

Athlete Agnes Tirop, who represented Kenya at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, was found murdered in her apartment on Wednesday.