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South Africans struggle in the dark to cope with power cuts

July 03, 2022 7:31 am

The power blackouts are here to stay say experts who warn it will take years to substantially increase South Africa's capacity to generate power.

They danced and died: Tragic teen party mystery in South Africa

June 28, 2022 11:17 am

The bodies of many of the victims, the youngest a 13-year-old girl, were discovered by police lying on tables, slumped in chairs and couches, and sprawled on the dancefloor of the club in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

At least 20 dead in South African club; cause not yet known

June 27, 2022 7:24 am

South African police are investigating the deaths of at least 20 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London

South Africa police investigating at 17 deaths at East London tavern

June 26, 2022 2:32 pm

Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said police were alerted by members of the public to the incident at Scenery Park, about three kms from the city centre.

A theft from South Africa's president. A silence from South Africa

June 22, 2022 1:44 pm

Two years after a robbery at Ramaphosa’s game farm, a political foe is alleging that the president covered up a theft of between $4 million and $8 million in U.S.

Indian-origin Gupta brothers arrested in Dubai on corruption charges, confirms South Africa

June 08, 2022 7:31 pm

Interpol had issued Red Notices to the Gupta brothers, who had also been declared persona non gratia by the US and the UK.

South Africa's new Covid-19 cases cross 10,000 for first time since January

May 13, 2022 2:23 pm

South Africa has recorded the most coronavirus cases and deaths on the African continent and only exited a fourth wave in January.

Africa’s first Covid-19 vaccine factory has not received a single order

May 13, 2022 1:31 pm

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, many African countries have lagged far behind much of the world in getting their people vaccinated — and some countries have had difficulty distributing what doses they did get.

Guptas used former president Zuma against people of S Africa: Commission of Inquiry

May 01, 2022 2:24 pm

A report said Jacob Zuma "would do anything that the Guptas wanted him to do for them", including firing competent ministers and senior officials at parastatal institutions.

South Africa's latest Covid-19 surge blamed on omicron mutant

April 29, 2022 11:25 am

South Africa is recording just over 6,000 COVID-19 cases a day, up from a few hundred just a few weeks ago. A WHO official in Africa said the latest surge "shows that people must remain vigilant and continue to adhere to public safety measures such as wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing."


Desmond Tutu, South African equality activist, dies at 90

December 26, 2021 1:59 pm

Tutu was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the late 1990s and in recent years he was hospitalized on several occasions to treat infections associated with his cancer treatment.

Deadly South Africa unrest in pictures

July 17, 2021 5:13 pm

The arrest of former South African President Jacob Zuma has triggered massive unrest in the country, amidst a wave of Covid-19 infections. Here is what’s happening in South Africa, explained through pictures.

U-19 World Cup: 'Tiger Cubs' script history in South Africa

February 10, 2020 7:34 am

In a low-scoring final, Bangladesh first choked India to a meager 177 in 47.2 overs and then did well enough to score a revised target of 170 in 42.1 overs under Duckworth-Lewis method.

Cyclone Idai claims more than 1,000 lives in Zimbabwe, Mozambique

March 22, 2019 6:58 am

The cyclone hit land near Beira on Thursday and moved inland throughout the weekend, leaving heavy rains in its trail on Tuesday. More rural areas remained unaccessible.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: South Africa conclude World T20 campaign with comfortable win

March 29, 2016 12:36 am

South Africa brought curtains on their World Twenty20 campaign with a comfortable eight–wicket win over defending champions Sri Lanka.

West Indies beat South Africa in low scoring match

March 26, 2016 1:17 am

West Indies clinched a place in the semi-finals of ICC World Twenty20 with a three-wicket win over South Africa on Friday.

South Africa vs Afghanistan: AB de Villiers show leads South Africa to win over Afghanistan

March 20, 2016 10:01 pm

Afghanistan give South Africa a score but Protea bowlers defended 209 to give their team first win WT20 2016.

England set Wankhede alight with record win over South Africa

March 19, 2016 1:49 am

England chase down record total for their first win of ICC World T20 on Friday.

MS Dhoni, Shahid Afridi, Lasith Malinga: List of cricketers expected to bid goodbye after ICC World T20 2016

March 18, 2016 11:16 am

Here's a list of players who can bid adieu to the game after the completion of ICC World T20.

Ind vs SA: At Wankhede, India and South Africa stage thriller

March 13, 2016 1:12 pm

South Africa (196/8) beat India (192/3) by three runs in the ICC World T20 warm-up fixture at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.


Goa Carnival attracts tourists in large number

February 08, 2016 10:43 am

Panji, Feb 08 (ANI): A colourful carnival drew hundreds of tourists in Panaji city. International and local artists mersmerised people with their performances and paraded on the streets. Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said Goa has invited 12 artists from the U.K. and South Africa for the four-day long carnival. Colourful tableaus were paraded on the streets on the third day of the carnival, depicting the cultural heritage of Goa and the influence of Portuguese culture. Local and international tourists alike enjoyed the carnival, hoping to witness more in the coming days. The carnival, which will end on Tuesday, marks merriment and precedes the 40 days of Lent observed before Easter.

Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas dedicated to overseas Indians: Swaraj

January 09, 2016 12:38 pm

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): While addressing the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on Saturday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the day is dedicated to overseas Indians. Explaining about the day, Swaraj said in the year 2003, under the leadership of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a decision was taken to celebrate Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on January 9. She further stated that the reason behind selecting January 9 for Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas was that Mahatma Gandhi had returned from South Africa on this day in 1915 and this day is being celebrated across the world.