Thursday, 19 July 2018

Tag Archives: South Africa

Obama to lead celebrations 100 years after Mandela’s birth

CAPE TOWN: South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid leader. Mandela, who died in 2013, remains a global icon for his long fight against ...

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Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 278 runs in Galle Test

AFP GALLE: South Africa collapsed dramatically against Sri lanka’s spin to crash to 73 all out in the first Test in Galle on Saturday, their lowest total since readmission to international cricket. The dismal performance came a day after they were bowled out for just 126, which had been their ...

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At least 19 injured in South Africa plane crash

PRETORIA: At least Nineteen people were injured when a vintage plane crashed on Tuesday after it took off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said. The Convair plane built in 1954 was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome ...

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$300,000 for one night, Mandela’s Prison

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s First democratic president, spent most out of his 27 years imprisonment in South africa’s Robben island prison off cape town. A night in his iconic 8-foot by 7-foot concrete cell will now be auctioned for charity to mark the 100 jubilee of prisoner number 46664’s birthday. ...

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Steyn returns to South African squad

Cricket - Australia v South Africa - First Test cricket match - WACA Ground, Perth, Australia - 4/11/16. South Africa's Dale Steyn reacts after injuring himself at the WACA Ground in Perth. REUTERS/David Gray

REUTERS/David Gray JOHANNESBURG: Much-injured fast bowler Dale Steyn was on Monday named in a 15-man South African squad for two Test matches in Sri Lanka next month. Steyn, who turns 35 on June 27, has missed 27 of South Africa´s most recent 32 Test matches. He has been plagued by ...

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Thirteen trapped underground at South African gold mine

Thirteen miners were trapped underground at a South African gold mine on Thursday after an earthquake that measured 2.2 caused a cave-in, mine operator Sibanye-Stillwater said. The firm said it had made contact with three of the workers trapped in the Masakhane mine west of Johannesburg and had mobilized rescue ...

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Pakistan lead annual ICC Twenty20 cricket rankings

FILE PHOTO DUBAI: Pakistan retained the top spot in the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 cricket rankings after delivering stellar performances in T20 tournaments over the past year. In the T20I rankings led by Pakistan, there is no change in the top seven places but Afghanistan are now ahead ...

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India win 3rd T20I against South Africa to clinch series

CAPE TOWN: India quelled a late charge by the South African batsmen to clinch a nail-biting seven-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) here yesterday. Chasing a target of 173 runs, the Proteas could only manage 165/6 in their 20 overs. India have thus won the three-match ...

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South African president Zuma resigns

Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa, reluctantly heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power In a 30-minute farewell address to the nation, 75-year-old Zuma said he disagreed with the way the ANC had shoved him ...

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Rohit Sharma powers India to historic ODI series win

PORT ELIZABETH: India created history, beating South Africa by 73 runs in the fifth One-day International here at the St George’s Park to win their first-ever series in the country. They lead 4-1 with one game to go at Centurion. Opener Rohit Sharma (115 off 126 balls, 11×4, 4×6) finally ...

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