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Did a South African woman give birth to 10 babies? Here is what we know

June 13, 2021 7:31 pm

37-year-old Gosiame Sithole reportedly gave birth to decuples, seven boys and three girls at a Pretoria hospital, grabbing headlines all over the world.

Cheetah to be re-introduced in India from Africa in November: MP govt

May 23, 2021 6:44 pm

The cheetah was declared extinct in India in 1952, and is expected to be re-introduced into the country in November this year at the Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.

14 crew members of cargo ship from India test positive for COVID-19 in South Africa

May 05, 2021 9:19 am

The 14 were among the entire crew that was tested after the ship arrived in Durban on Sunday. They are now all in isolation as authorities start a track and trace initiative for all those who might have been in contact with them.

'Scary, but awesome': A biker's encounter with a giraffe in South Africa

April 30, 2021 7:55 pm

In the video shared by Instagram account earthpix, the curious giraffe is seen sniffing one of the riders before walking away.

‘What a good boy’: Watch how a dog rescued another from a swimming pool

April 20, 2021 5:44 pm

Jessie, a Labrador, is being hailed as a hero after she rescued her friend, a 15-year-old toy Pomeranian named Chucky who fell inside their owner’s backyard pool.

Serum Institute of India refunds South Africa for undelivered COVID-19 vaccines

April 09, 2021 9:21 am

A million doses from Serum Institute of India, which had already been delivered to South Africa, have been sold on to other countries in the African Union.

Quixplained: What is the South African variant of Covid-19?

February 21, 2021 8:56 am

South African variant of Covid-19: What is this variant and what does this mean for India's efforts to vaccinate the population against the novel coronavirus? Take a look

Almost half of South African families went hungry during COVID-19 lockdown: Study

February 19, 2021 8:36 am

"Poverty, unemployment and hunger rose dramatically under hard COVID-19 related lockdown, with 47 per cent of households running out of money to buy food in May/June 2020, while child and adult hunger increased to 15 per cent and 22 per cent," it said.

PAK vs SA 1st T20I preview: Hosts hope to carry Test form against Proteas

February 10, 2021 2:45 pm

The South Africa Twenty20 squad was en route to Pakistan when Australia pulled out of the series and eventually it was too late for the Proteas to keep some of the members of test squad in Pakistan.

South Africa seeks new vaccine plan after halting AstraZeneca

February 09, 2021 8:46 am

The country is scrambling to come up with a new vaccination strategy after it halted use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is cheaper and easier to handle than others and which many had hoped would be crucial to combatting the pandemic in developing countries.


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.

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

December 04, 2015 1:15 pm

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

October 02, 2015 1:47 pm

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


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.