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Explained: Why some South Africans are attacking migrants in their country

At least 12 people have died so far in riots in the major cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and up to 1,000 businesses run by foreign nationals have been targeted. Over 600 people have been arrested by the local police.

South African riots over ‘Xenophobia’ prompt backlash across Africa

“The only time we’ve seen this type of cooperation of African countries in terms of backlash,” said Tunde Leye, a partner at the Nigerian political research firm SBM Intelligence, “was in terms of support of the anti-apartheid movement.”


South Africa tries to contain "Afrophobia" fallout as riots upstage summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa said at least ten people had been killed during the past week, of whom two were foreigners. He had hoped the three-day World Economic Forum would serve as a shop window for his efforts to revive South Africa's ailing economy and boost intra-African trade.

South Africa to overhaul coaching structure after World Cup disappointment

South Africa's new coaching structure will be similar to that at top European football clubs, where a technical director takes charge of the coaching staff and players.

South African unemployment rate hits 10-year record high

The economy of South Africa suffered two blows in the same day, as news of massive unemployment was reported parallel to the news of record losses for the country's main power company.

South African court finds Jacob Zuma's son not guilty over car crash death

Duduzane Zuma's Porsche sports car collided with a minibus taxi on a highway in Johannesburg in February 2014, killing a woman and injuring at least one other.


Pakistani players were incredibly hurt after India loss, says coach Mickey Arthur

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said that the team's players were incredibly hurt by the reactions to the loss against India and was confident that the team can beat New Zealand next.

Shoaib Akhtar praises Pakistan after South Africa win, tells Babar learn from Kohli

In his latest video, Shoaib Akhtar was full of praise for the bowlers and Haris Sohail for their performances against South Africa. Babar Azam came in for criticism.

South African plane grounded after abandoned foetus discovered in toilet

Cleaners found the foetus blocking the toilet as the plane was being prepared for take off, forcing the airline to offload the passengers and carry out a police investigation.

Comrades Marathon: 30 from Pune take part in one of world’s ‘longest, oldest’ runs in South Africa

With over 25,000 runners, the marathon commenced as an uphill run of 87 km from City Hall in Durban and ended with a downhill run of 90 km at Pietermaritzburg. Mateti said the event has time-based finisher medals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Ind vs SA: Dane Piedt shines for South Africa on a smoggy day

South Africa's Dane Piedt took a four-wicket haul to destroy India before Ajinkya Rahane rescues hosts with 89*.

India, South Africa apply final touches before opener

India-South Africa play the first T20I in Dharamsala on Friday.

South Africa denounces figures of its colonial past; several structures defaced

Excrement thrown at the statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes began a wave of vandalizing protests in South Africa.

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Killing of two black farm workers exposes South Africa faultlines

The death of two young black men, allegedly at the hands of four white South African farmers and a policeman after an apparent farm attack, highlights the racial divisions that exist in the country more than two decades after the end of apartheid.

Goa Carnival attracts tourists in large number

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.


Breast milk banks reshaping South Africa attitudes

The South African government is trying to encourage more mothers to breastfeed as the country has one of the lowest levels of breastfeeding in the world.

Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas dedicated to overseas Indians: Swaraj

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.