Today's Big Stories

Grand Prix bid group reassures SA over dashed F1 hopes

The head of Formula One Bernie Ecclestone, has said that South Africa’s hopes of hosting a race in the near future are non-existent.

In an exclusive interview with EWN Sport, he said a race was unlikely to come to the country unless somebody "who’s in a position to make a commitment" presents a concrete plan to him.

Someone needs to get behind this in South Africa to make it happen. If they don't, it will continue to bumble along with a lot of interest and without real effort to do anything. Nobody has made it happen.

Bernie Ecclestone, Head of Formula One

(Also read our article: 3 things that need to happen before the F1 Grand Prix can come to Cape Town)

However, CEO of Cape Town Grand Prix South Africa Igshaan Amlay told CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies that the process could not be "fast-tracked".

Amlay says that negotiations with Ecclestone can only move forward once the bidding organisation has solidified their proposal and secured the buy in of local stakeholders.

We will be presenting to the The City of CapeTown's Events committee in the next few weeks. We have been delayed because we would like to have a watertight proposal.

Igshaan Amlay, CEO of Cape Town Grand Prix South Africa

According to Amlay, the group has been conducting comparative analysis with previous host countries.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

3 things that need to happen before the F1 Grand Prix can come to Cape Town

3 things that need to happen before the F1 Grand Prix can come to Cape Town

We spoke to the CEO of Cape Town Grand Prix South Africa about the likelihood that F1 could be in The Mother City as soon as 2017.

W Cape tourism is booming. Could get turbo boost from F1 Grand Prix in 2016

W Cape tourism is booming. Could get turbo boost from F1 Grand Prix in 2016

The Western Cape had one of its best tourism seasons ever and might get a further boost from hosting an F1 Grand Prix in 2016.

Popular articles
Banting, the drive behind butter shortage in the world

Banting, the drive behind butter shortage in the world

The shortage of butter is a global problem as more people are switching low-fat for full-fat milk, says Dr Koos Coetze.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

Opinion:  Bishop Lekganyane is right

Opinion: Bishop Lekganyane is right

Stephen Grootes weighs in on comments made by the Zion Christian Church Bishop at the weekend.

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Dr Khoza is admired by South Africans for her role in the SABC inquiry as a ANC member of parliament.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

How to make your first million

How to make your first million

Warren Ingram discusses his new book in which he shares practical ways for ordinary people to achieve financial freedom.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?