Rand firms; focus shifts to data, Ramaphosa speech
Markets will be watching out for Ramaphosa’s annual speech at the opening of Parliament on Thursday for clarity on policy and reform, amid power cuts that have knocked confidence in the economy.
Oscars TV audience hits record low in 'driverless' ceremony
It was the worst TV audience ever for the highest honours in the movie industry and beat the previous record low of 26.5 million in 2018.
Thai army chief tearfully apologises for mass shooting by soldier
The soldier, Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma, was shot dead by security forces on Sunday after he had stormed the Terminal 21 shopping centre in the northeastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima the day before.
Coronavirus case confirmed in California, takes US total to 13
The adult patient was among US nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the disease, who were under mandatory quarantine for 14 days at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, near San Diego, the CDC said in a statement.
China reports record daily virus death toll, but new cases fall
There were 2,478 new confirmed cases on the mainland on 10 February, down from 3,062 on the previous day, bringing the total to 42,638, the National Health Commission said.
Eskom optimistic despite court's decision to reject tariff hike bid
Eskom lodged an urgent application with the court for a tariff increase of 16.6% from April and a rise of 16.7% from April 2021 to compensate for what it said was an error by energy regulator Nersa.
Rand inches up ahead of key data
At 1500 GMT, the rand was 0.1% firmer at 15.0300 per dollar, compared with Friday’s three-month low of 15.1200 when the currency was hit by global concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and the resumption of local power outages.
Here is what WHO experts are watching on the coronavirus' spread
Here are some issues that WHO epidemiologists are probing to deepen understanding of the virus, believed to have jumped the species barrier at a seafood market in Wuhan in December, to help accelerate the development of drugs, diagnostics and vaccines.
Google drops plan to buy into largest African wind farm
The 310 megawatt (MW) Lake Turkana wind farm in Kenya was initially set for completion 2017, after which Google had committed to buy the stake from Vestas.
Girl's drowning sparks water riot in QwaQwa
Musa’s death last month further enflamed the mood among residents of Mandela Park township on the edge of Qwaqwa in South Africa, turning intermittent protests over water shortages into a full-blown, week-long riot.
Coronavirus case found at British doctors' practice - BBC
The County Oak Medical Centre has been temporarily closed down, the BBC said. It did not cite sources.
S.Africa want to emulate Springboks at women's T20 World Cup
Siya Kolisi, South Africa’s first black test captain in 2018, helped transform the Springboks side who claimed their third World Cup triumph by beating England in the final in Japan.
Nearly 100 more die from coronavirus in China
Across mainland China, 3,062 new infections were confirmed on Sunday, bringing the total number to 40,171, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).
Brawn says F1 will shut down loopholes quickly from 2021
The sport is set to enter a new era next year, with sweeping rule changes aimed at making the track action more competitive and cheaper.
Canadian Taylor outplays Mickelson to win at Pebble Beach
Taylor set up victory with a chip-in birdie at the 15th hole and was flawless down the stretch to become the first Canadian to win the storied event on the Monterey Peninsula.
US warns Israel against 'unilateral' West Bank moves
US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, unveiled on 28 January, envisages Israel keeping key swathes of the occupied territory where Palestinians seek statehood. But the question of timing has opened up a rare rift between the allies.
Flights axed and floods feared as Storm Ciara clobbers Europe
More than 200 flood warnings were issued across Britain, which recorded a maximum wind speed of 93 miles an hour at Aberdaron in Wales.
'Parasite' takes early Oscar and 'gobsmacked' Brad Pitt wins acting honour
Pitt, 56, was named best supporting actor for playing a charming stunt double in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'.