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T20 WC: De Kock pulls out of S Africa's match due to 'personal reasons', CSA takes note
Johannesburg, Oct 26 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday said that it has taken note of Quinton De Kock's withdrawal from the team's game against the West Indies in the ongoing T20 World Cup due to "personal reasons", adding that the board will await a report from the management before deciding on the next move.
2021-10-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket,Politics
T20 World Cup: Cricket South Africa directs players to collectively 'take the knee'
Johannesburg, Oct 26 (IANS) The Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday said that it has issued a directive to the national men's team to adopt a consistent and united stance against racism by 'taking the knee' prior to the start of their remaining matches of the ongoing T20 World Cup.
2021-10-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Aus state to ease border curbs to fully vaccinated visitors
Adelaide, Oct 26 (IANS) The state of South Australia (SA) on Tuesday announced that its border will reopen to fully vaccinated domestic travellers from November 23, when 80 per cent of the people aged 16 and over are expected have received two doses of a Covid-19 jab.
2021-10-26
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Perpetrators of Kampala blast to be brought to justice: Uganda Prez
Kampala, Oct 24 (IANS) Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday assured the citizens that the perpetrators of the bomb attack in the capital Kampala the previous night will be brought to justice.
2021-10-24
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Fraud suspects wanted by US appear in S.Africa court
Cape Town, Oct 21 (IANS) Eight foreign nationals, who are also wanted by the US, made their first appearance at a South African court in connection with a cross-border, multi-million dollar online scam.
2021-10-21
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aerosols spread tuberculosis like Covid-19: Study
Johannesburg, Oct 20 (IANS) Much like Covid-19, tuberculosis (TB) is also spread primarily by inhalation of virus-laden aerosols more than coughing, as thought so far, according to study by South African researchers.
2021-10-20
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Spurs beat Newcastle 3-2 after match stopped for medical emergency (ld)
Newcastle, Oct 18 (IANS) A new management following a takeover by a Saudi-led consortium did not make much difference for Newcastle United FC as they went down 3-2 to Tottenham Hotspur in a Premier League encounter on Sunday that was suspended for 40 minutes after a medical emergency involving a fan in the stands.
2021-10-18
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
Newcastle v Spurs match stopped for 40 minutes for medical emergency
Newcastle, Oct 17 (IANS) The English Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur was on Sunday suspended for 40 minutes after a medical emergency involving a fan in the stands.
2021-10-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Football
T20 World Cup: South Africa unveil two jerseys for mega event
Johannesburg, Oct 14 (IANS) The South African cricket team on Thursday unveiled two new jerseys for the 2021 edition of the Men's T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in UAE and Oman.
2021-10-14
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Uganda on alert as Ebola recurs in neighbouring DRC
Kampala, Oct 14 (IANS) Uganda's Ministry of Health said it is on alert after the deadly Ebola broke out in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
2021-10-14
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Ugandan Prez to be retested after aides contract Covid
Kampala, Oct 9 (IANS) Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will be retested for Covid-19 after three of his aides have contracted the virus, his physician said.
2021-10-09
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Kyrgios, girlfriend in separate quarantine after a verbal argument
Adelaide, Oct 8 (IANS) A verbal argument between Australia's mercurial tennis star Nick Kyrgios and his girlfriend Chiara Passari during quarantine on return from abroad became such a nuisance that police had to be called to settle the issue. The pair have been separated in hotel quarantine, asked to stay in different rooms.
2021-10-08
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Tennis
Mali urges France to 'restrain itself' after Macron's 'unfriendly, derogatory remarks'
Bamako, Oct 7 (IANS) Mali's Foreign Ministry has called on France to "restrain itself", following what was described as "unfriendly and derogatory remarks" by French President Emmanuel Macron.
2021-10-07
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Inflammatory microscopic clots in blood may explain long Covid
Johannesburg, Oct 5 (IANS) Scientists have found the first evidence of overload of various inflammatory molecules, literally "trapped" inside insoluble microscopic blood clots (micro clots), that might be the cause of some of the lingering symptoms experienced by individuals with long Covid, new study has shown.
2021-10-05
Category: International, South Africa,National,Health/Medicine
Obviously not 100% at the moment but I am building it up: Bavuma
Johannesburg, Oct 3 (IANS) South Africa white-ball captain Temba Bavuma said that his right thumb is not 100% at the moment but he is building up to be fully fit ahead of the men's T20 World Cup in the UAE. Bavuma and eleven players along with the support staff and management will be leaving for Dubai on Sunday and will serve six days of quarantine before starting their practice. They will be joined by other players of the team after their IPL stints are over.
2021-10-03
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
UN peacekeeper killed in Mali IED blast
Bamako, Oct 3 (IANS) A UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) peacekeeper was killed and three were seriously injured following the explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) in the West African country, an official said.
2021-10-03
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk joins Adelaide Strikers for WBBL
Adelaide, Sep 30 (IANS) South African captain Dane van Niekerk has joined Adelaide Strikers for the upcoming seventh season of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL). She will join her countrymate Laura Wolvaardt as the second overseas signing of the team.
2021-09-30
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
UK urged to remove S.Africa from travel ban list
Johannesburg, Sep 28 (IANS) A South African official said that he has written to the British Foreign Secretary to remove the country from the UK's "red list" of travel for tourism recovery.
2021-09-28
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
All-rounder Garton to join Adelaide Strikers ahead of Big Bash League
Adelaide, Sep 24 (IANS) Big Bash League side Adelaide Strikers have signed all-rounder George Garton ahead of the eleventh edition of the league. Garton, who extended his stay at Surrey with a multi-year deal, is currently in the UAE for the IPL 2021 after being picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement for Kane Richardson. Garton had received a call-up to England's squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka but is yet to make his international debut.
2021-09-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
S.African Airways resume flights after over a yr
Johannesburg, Sep 24 (IANS) South Africa's flag carrier has resumed flights after more than a year ago amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the company's restructuring.
2021-09-24
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
France to maintain military presence in Mali: Defence Minister
Bamako, Sep 21 (IANS) France will maintain its military presence in Mali, visiting French Defence Minister Florence Parly said here on Monday, following a meeting with her Malian counterpart, Colonel Sadio Camara.
2021-09-21
Category: International, South Africa,Defence/Security
S.Africans urged to register for municipal polls
Johannesburg, Sep 18 (IANS) Political parties, lawmakers and the electoral body in South Africa have urged citizens to register for the upcoming municipal elections ahead of next the September 20 deadline, with more than 23,151 registration stations set to open over the weekend.
2021-09-18
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
South Africa to ease lockdown regulations
Johannesburg, Sep 13 (IANS) South Africa would move to Adjusted Alert Level 2 from 3 starting Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.
2021-09-13
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Sinovac launches clinical trial of vaccine on children, teenagers in S. Africa
Johannesburg, Sep 12 (IANS) Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech on Friday launched the Phase III clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine on a group of children and teenagers between six months and 17 years old in South Africa.
2021-09-12
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
T20 World Cup: Duminy, Sammons specialist consultants for SA
Johannesburg, Sep 10 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Friday that former South Africa cricketer J.P. Duminy and Justin Sammons would be joining the management team as specialist consultants for the men's T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE from October 17 to November 14.
2021-09-10
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
T20 WC: Faf du Plessis, Tahir & Morris not included in SA squad
Johannesburg, Sep 9 (IANS) The experienced trio Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Chris Morris have not been included in South Africa's squad for the men's T20 World Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2021-09-09
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Cape Town opens memorial gardens in honour of Covid victims
Cape Town, Sep 9 (IANS) Memorial gardens dedicated to those who lost their lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic have opened in various parks and cemeteries in Cape Town, the legislative capital of South Africa, each with trees planted in a circle.
2021-09-09
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
SA's John Watkins, oldest living cricketer, no more
Durban, Sep 7 (IANS) Former South Africa pace bowler John Watkins, the oldest living cricketer in the world, has passed away after contracting Covid-19, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed.
2021-09-07
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Zuma released from jail on medical grounds
Johannesburg, Sep 7 (IANS) Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been released from prison on medical parole, the country's Department of Correctional Services (DCS) saidy.
2021-09-07
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Death toll in Kampala building collapse reaches 6
Kampala, Sep 6 (IANS) The death toll due to the collapse of an under-construction building in Uganda's capital of Kampala has increased to six, while seven people have been rescued so far, a police spokesperson said on Monday.
2021-09-06
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Building collapse in Kampala kills 3, dozens trapped
Kampala, Sep 6 (IANS) At least three people were killed and dozens were still reportedly trapped after an under-construction building collapsed in Uganda's capital of Kampala, a humanitarian agency said.
2021-09-06
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ex-South African prez Zuma gets medical parole
Cape Town, Sep 6 (IANS) South Africa's jailed former President Jacob Zuma has been granted medical parole.
2021-09-06
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
SA National Parks welcome 105 yr sentence to poachers
Johannesburg, Sep 4 (IANS) The South African National Parks (SANParks) welcomed the sentencing of three poachers to a total of 105 years in prison.
2021-09-04
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
5 people shot dead in Durban
Johannesburg, Sep 2 (IANS) At least five people were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the South African city of Durban, a local government official said.
2021-09-02
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Delta still dominant variant in South Africa: Scientists
Johannesburg, Sep 1 (IANS) The highly infectious Delta variant continued being the "dominant variant" in South Africa and the driver of the third wave, as the newly detected C.1.2 variant was present at very low levels, scientists said.
2021-09-01
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Steyn was my go-to bowler: Ex-SA skipper Smith
Johannesburg, Aug 31 (IANS) Former Proteas captain and Cricket South Africa (CSA) director of cricket Graeme Smith paid tribute to Dale Steyn, who retired from the game on Tuesday after an illustrious career that saw him take 439 wickets in 93 Test matches to put him in eighth place on the all-time list of wicket-takers.
2021-08-31
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Dale Steyn, who could make the ball swerve at will, retires
Johannesburg, Aug 31 (IANS) Dale Steyn, the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket for South Africa, has retired from all forms of cricket.
2021-08-31
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
S.African police arrest 18 suspects over July unrest
Johannesburg, Aug 31 (IANS) South African police said they have arrested 18 suspects for inciting violence during the unrest last month which was triggered in the wake of former President Jacob Zuma's imprisonment.
2021-08-31
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
South Africa detects new Covid variant C.1.2
Johannesburg, Aug 29 (IANS) South Africa has identified a potential variant of interest (VOI) of Covid-19 that is assigned to the PANGO lineage C.1.2.
2021-08-29
Category: International, South Africa,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
S.Africa to introduce huge discounts to encourage local travel
Johannesburg, Aug 29 (IANS) South Africa Tourism (SAT) has launched the 2021 'Sho't Left Travel Week' during which tourists are given huge discounts to encourage local travel to revive the sector.
2021-08-29
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Mali lifts restrictive measures on ex-transitional Prez, PM
Bamako, Aug 28 (IANS) The Local Committee for Monitoring the Transition in Mali (CLST) welcomed the transitional government's decision to lift restrictive measures on former Malian transitional president Bah N'Daw and his Prime Minister Moctar Ouane.
2021-08-28
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
S.Africa govt mulls mandatory vax policy
Johannesburg, Aug 28 (IANS) The South African government was considering a mandatory Covid-19 inoculation policy as experts have raised concerns about vaccine hesitancy, Health Minister Joe Phaahla said.
2021-08-28
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
S.African Airways to resume flights in Sep
Johannesburg, Aug 26 (IANS) South African Airways (SAA) will resume operations on September 23, more than 15 months after it was grounded in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the flag carrier said in a statement.
2021-08-26
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
SA assistant coach steps down after differences with Boucher: Report
Johannesburg, Aug 25 (IANS) South African cricket team assistant coach Enoch Nkwe, who had informed about his intention to resign, has officially quit the position, the country's cricket board has confirmed. Cricket South Africa (CSA) said that the former cricketer had raised matters related to national team's culture.
2021-08-25
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Tired of travelling, South Africa assistant cricket coach quits
Johannesburg, Aug 23 (IANS) Cricket South Africa has confirmed reports that the national cricket team's assistant coach Enoch Nkwe has resigned.
2021-08-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Lutho Sipamla added to South Africa squad as Junior Dala withdrawn
Johannesburg, Aug 23 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Monday that right-arm pacer Lutho Sipamla replaces Junior Dala in the squad for the white-ball tour to Sri Lanka.
2021-08-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Australian pacer Megan Schutt blessed with a baby girl
Adelaide, Aug 21 (IANS) Australian pacer Megan Schutt has been blessed with a baby girl. Megan revealed on Saturday that her wife Jess gave birth to daughter Rylee via an emergency C-section on August 17.
2021-08-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
10,006 rape cases recorded in S.Africa between April-June
Johannesburg, Aug 21 (IANS) South Africa registered 10,006 rape cases between April and June this year, according to official statistics.
2021-08-21
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ex-S.African Defence Minister elected Assembly Speaker
Johannesburg, Aug 20 (IANS) Former South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been elected as Speaker of the National Assembly (NA).
2021-08-20
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
SA govt extends deployment of soldiers following last month's unrest
Cape Town, Aug 18 (IANS) The Parliament of South Africa has said that it has been informed by President Cyril Ramaphosa about extending the mission of troops who are authorised to fight against last month's unrest.
2021-08-18
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Defence/Security