South Africa’s Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption

Africa 05/22/19, 11:06

South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term.South Africa's lawmakers were sworn into the legislative body in Cape Town following elections earlier this month in which Ramaphosa's ruling African ...

South Africa’s Nobel winner Archbishop Tutu votes early

Africa 05/06/19, 08:48

South Africa's Nobel-prize-winning anti-apartheid crusader retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu cast his ballot Monday for the upcoming elections.Tutu, 87, is in fragile health and took part in South Africa's special voting for the elderly and infirm where electoral officials go to their homes or care facilities before the actual voting ...

Michigan football team visits prison Mandela spent 18 years

Sports 05/05/19, 14:39

Michigan's football team visited Robben Island , where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison.The Wolverines took a tour of the prison Sunday as part of their trip to South Africa after completing the semester.The Jim Harbaugh-led program went to France and Italy the previous ...

Global feet: Running 62 marathons for water awareness

New York 03/22/19, 10:54

Try running 100 marathons in 100 days over seven continents. Sound impossible? Ultra-marathoner and water activist Mina Guli came close — all in an effort to raise awareness about global water shortages and how to prevent them. The 48-year-old Australian started at the New York City Marathon, posted daily updates on Twitter ...

Super exciting: South Africa beats S. Lanka in Super Over

Africa 03/19/19, 15:28

South Africa beat Sri Lanka in a Super Over to decide a frantic and often farcical first Twenty20 at Newlands on Wednesday.The teams finish tied in a helter-skelter end to the regulation 20 overs a side after South Africa collapsed from a position where victory seemed certain and had to ...

South Africa beats France to win Vancouver Sevens title

Africa 03/10/19, 21:37

Defending series champion South Africa beat a resurgent France 21-12 in the final of the Vancouver Sevens on Sunday to claim its first title of the season in the World Rugby Sevens Series.South Africa's best result in the previous five rounds of the 2018-2019 season was a third-placing in its ...

Crusaders 2 from 2 in Super Rugby, Brumbies smash Chiefs

Sports 02/23/19, 14:32

The Crusaders continued their winning start to Super Rugby and ACT Brumbies produced a powerful performance in a 54-17 demolition of the two-time champion Chiefs on Saturday. The Brumbies rebounded from an opening-round home loss to Melbourne Rebels to beat the Chiefs for the first time since 2014 for a dramatic ...

Miller magic as South Africa beats Pakistan in 1st T20

Africa 02/01/19, 15:25

South Africa won the first Twenty20 against Pakistan by six runs as captain Faf du Plessis led with the bat and David Miller produced a masterclass in the field on Friday.South Africa posted 192-6 batting first with du Plessis cracking 78 off 45 balls and opener Reeza Hendricks 74 off ...

South Africa wins final ODI vs. Pakistan, clinches series

Sports 01/30/19, 13:44

South Africa eased to a series-clinching victory in the fifth and final one-day international against Pakistan as captain Faf du Plessis and newcomer Rassie van der Dussen saw the home team to a seven-wicket win on Wednesday.Van der Dussen continued his impressive start to international cricket with 50 not out, ...

Firefighters control blaze on Cape Town’s iconic Lion’s Head

Africa 01/28/19, 09:46

Cape Town officials say they have controlled a fire that blazed overnight around the city's iconic Lion's Head hill, injuring one man.Firefighters were putting out the fire Monday, after it burned through the night, said City of Cape Town officials, quoted by South Africa's News 24 website.Helicopters dropped water bombs ...

Pakistan hammers South Africa by 8 wickets to level series

Africa 01/27/19, 09:33

Pakistan leveled the one-day series at 2-2 with an eight-wicket walloping of South Africa with 111 balls to spare on Sunday, leaving the teams facing a deciding final game in Cape Town next week.Pakistan overtook South Africa's 164 all out with ease, with opener Imam-ul-Haq leading the chase with 71 ...

Pakistan recalls Amir for T20 series against South Africa

Africa 01/26/19, 02:40

Pakistan on Saturday recalled Mohammad Amir in its Twenty20 squad for the three-match series against South Africa next month.Amir is the only change in the Pakistan's 15-man squad that whitewashed New Zealand and Australia 3-0 in the United Arab Emirates last year. Amir has replaced fast bowler Waqas Masood."We cannot ...

South Africa captain du Plessis banned 1 test for over rate

Africa 01/06/19, 13:21

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been banned from the final test against Pakistan because of a slow over rate by his team in the second match in Cape Town.It was South Africa's second minor over rate offense of the series, leading to the one-match ban for du Plessis. ...

South Africa wins 2nd test, seals series against Pakistan

Sports 01/06/19, 04:35

South Africa won the second test and the series against Pakistan by making the 41 runs it needed on the morning of the fourth day on Sunday.It wasn't as simple as South Africa was hoping, with the Proteas losing stand-in opener Theunis de Bruyn for 4 and seeing Hashim Amla ...

Pakistan teetering on 37-2, South Africa controls 2nd test

Africa 01/05/19, 05:54

South Africa's fast bowlers were set to take their team to another series victory as Pakistan showed signs of crumbling on a contentious Newlands pitch at the start of Day 3 of the second test on Saturday.South Africa was 431 all out, after resuming on 382-6 and extending its first-innings ...

South Africa into lead in 2nd test against Pakistan

Africa 01/04/19, 05:59

South Africa pushed ahead in the second test against Pakistan by reaching 188-4 at lunch Friday on the second day for a lead of 11.Captain Faf du Plessis was 33 not out and Temba Bavuma 15 not out to bring some stability after Pakistan had two breakthroughs in the morning ...

South Africa’s quicks tear through Pakistan in 2nd test

Sports 01/03/19, 09:01

Duanne Olivier led the attack as South Africa's four fast bowlers ripped through Pakistan on Thursday to have the tourists all out for 177 before tea on the opening day of the second test.Olivier took 4-48, to go with his 11 wickets in the first test, and Dale Steyn 3-48 ...

Finch says no issue with banned trio’s return to cricket

Sports 12/28/18, 00:31

Australia's opening batsman Aaron Finch says he will welcome banned cricketers Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner back to the team with "open arms."The three players were suspended by Cricket Australia for their roles in the ball-tampering incident during Australia's test match against South Africa in Cape Town in ...

No secret to building women’s soccer in Africa: Play more

Soccer 12/09/18, 06:24

No one deserved to see South Africa finally qualify for the Women's World Cup more than Fran Hilton-Smith.Take nothing away from the players and coaches, but Hilton-Smith has been the driving force behind women's soccer in South Africa, and to an extent Africa, for more than 20 years.Seeing Banyana Banyana ...

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