July 23, 2017

News:

Bulls ‘not living in a dream world’

The Vodacom Bulls believe they have had a reality check and will be up to the challenge posed by the Chiefs when the two sides meet in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Hamilton on Saturday. The Bulls made five changes to their side that was blown away by the Blues last weekend in Auckland, as they prepare for their second game on tour. But with the Chiefs unbeaten thus far in the competition, and the Bulls one win from four, the two sides are in stark contrast to where they were when the Pretoria side won the pre-season clash…

Super Rugby – A lot is on the line

There will be a lot on the line for all five local South African Vodacom Super Rugby teams in action as the competition heads into the sixth round and a stage of the season where results are going to start to matter just a bit more for some of the sides. The sides under particularly intense pressure know who they are, and if they are to have title aspirations this year, the Vodacom Bulls and the Toyota Cheetahs can’t afford to keep losing. But the Emirates Lions and Cell C Sharks, who are involved in the feature game of the…

Gigaba takes charge

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… As Zuma drops Gordhan as finance minister in long expected Cabinet reshuffle One of the ruling ANC party’s rising young leaders, Malusi Gigaba, was last night appointed the country’s new finance minister, replacing Pravin Gordhan, following a cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma in which several other ministers were axed while others where redeployed. The appointments which were confirmed in a statement released by the presidency just after midnight are expected to bring to an end speculation which spiked over the week resulting in the local currency and the stock market experiencing major shifts. Gordhan’s deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, was…