Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa’s president

Africa 05/25/19, 04:28

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa's president.He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of some 30,000 people at a stadium in the capital, Pretoria.It followed his ruling African National Congress party's 57.5% victory in this month's election. It was the ...

Jaguares get 1st win in Pretoria, Folau breaks try record

Africa 04/06/19, 13:22

Domingo Miotti's electrifying impact off the bench and first tries in Super Rugby delivered a memorable win for Argentina's Jaguares against the Bulls on Saturday, while Israel Folau's 60th try gave him the competition's all-time record.Miotti changed the game after coming on to spur the Jaguares to a come-from-behind 22-20 ...

Johannesburg wildlife clinic saves animals hurt in city

Africa 03/26/19, 08:19

At the edge of a sprawling Johannesburg suburb, a veterinary hospital is saving the lives of wildlife on the urban fringes."I'd love to be in the bush, but I get more cases here," said veterinary rehabilitation specialist Nicci Wright.Wright founded the hospital two years ago with veterinarian Dr. Karin Lourens ...

Crusaders lose their first game since mosque shootings

Africa 03/23/19, 19:58

The Crusaders lost for the first time this season and the Chiefs won for the first time, shaking up Super Rugby at the top and the bottom of the standings on Saturday.In their first game since the mosque shootings in their home city eight days earlier, the Christchurch-based Crusaders saw ...

3 killed in train collision in South Africa, responders say

World 01/08/19, 09:35

Authorities in South Africa say a train collision in the capital has killed three people and injured more than 200.Netcare911, an emergency responders' group, says many injuries are "minor to moderate" but that one person in critical condition was airlifted to a hospital after the accident Tuesday in Pretoria.Authorities are ...

Remove or keep a statue? South Africa debates painful legacy

World 12/16/18, 05:38

A hulking statue of a late 19th century white leader, with a cane and top hat, has been a flashpoint for cultural conflict in South Africa for years. Black protesters threw paint on it. White supporters rallied around it. Authorities surrounded the statue with barbed wire and then ringed it ...

All Blacks restore big guns for Springboks test

Africa 10/04/18, 02:34

New Zealand restored regulars such as captain Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, and Owen Franks for the test with South Africa in the last round of the Rugby Championship on Saturday.All three were rested last weekend for the test against Argentina in Buenos Aires, where an experimental side dispatched the Pumas ...

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