JOHANNESBURG, Dec 1: On Friday Nov. 19, Raquel Viana, Head of Science at one of South Africa's biggest private testing labs, sequenced the genes on eight coronavirus samples - and got the shock of her life.
JERUSALEM, April 11: The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through” Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer reviewed.
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 15: South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma did not show up on Monday at an inquiry into corruption during his time in office despite the country’s top court ordering him to appear.
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 8: South Africa has suspended plans to inoculate its front-line health care workers with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine after a small clinical trial suggested that it isn’t effective in preventing mild to moderate illness from the variant dominant in the country.
COLUMBIA, Jan 29: A new variant of the coronavirus emerged Thursday in the United States, posing yet another public health challenge in a country already losing more than 3,000 people to COVID-19 every day.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 6: Fifteen clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines are underway across the African continent, according to a comment published in the journal Nature by Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CAPE TOWN, April 14: South African batsman AB de Villiers has said that if the Twenty20 World Cup scheduled for October in Australia was postponed to next year then that could end his hopes of returning to the national side.
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 26: Quinton de Kock and Dwaine Pretorius provided some resistance on Sunday with a 79-run partnership but then both lost their wickets in quick succession before South Africa were dismissed for 183 in their first innings on the third day of the final test against England.
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 25: Captain Joe Root and prodigy Ollie Pope both hit half centuries on Saturday and put together a 101-run partnership that took England to 300 for seven wickets at lunch on the second day of the fourth test against South Africa at The Wanderers.
PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 21: South Africa paceman Kagiso Rabada says he was surprised to be sanctioned for his exuberant celebration of Joe Root’s dismissal in the third test against England but knows he cannot keep letting his team mates, and himself, down.
PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 17: Ben Stokes survived several scares but featured in a 76-run late afternoon partnership with Ollie Pope as England reached 224 for four wickets at close on the opening day of the third test against South Africa on Thursday.
CAPE TOWN, Jan 6: Opener Dom Sibley struck a patient maiden century and Ben Stokes produced fireworks at the other end as England raced to 375 for seven at lunch on the fourth day of the second test against South Africa on Monday.
CAPE TOWN, Jan 6: James Anderson says a couple of days of hard test cricket has reminded him why he is in love with the game after claiming an England record 28th five-wicket haul in the second test against South Africa on day three at Newlands on Sunday.
CAPE TOWN, Jan 1: A buoyant South Africa will seek to drive home their advantage at a favourite venue as they host an England side facing a big selection question in the second test of the four-match series starting at Newlands on Friday.
PRETORIA, Dec 30: England won cricket’s World Cup in 2019 but in the test arena it proved 12 months of frustration for captain Joe Root as they began the year with defeat in the West Indies and ended it with a loss in Pretoria.
PRETORIA, Dec 23: England will be looking to bring a heady year to a successful close in the opening test of their four-match series against South Africa, which starts on Boxing Day in Pretoria, but must beware a home side eager to revive their fortunes.
Seventeen black rhinos have been released into Malawi’s Liwonde national park after arriving from South Africa as part of conservation efforts aimed at keeping the local population of the endangered species healthy and safe.
CAPE TOWN, Oct 23: There is no quick fix for South Africa’s ailing Test team in the wake of their demoralising series whitewash in India, captain Faf du Plessis said, as retirements, defections abroad and an under-performing domestic scene drag them into mediocrity.
JOHANNESBURG – According to fact-checkers at the Washington Post, US President Donald Trump has made more than 13,000 false or misleading claims since his inauguration. It is no wonder some people doubt that the fact-checking of politicians’ claims is an answer to the problems of this misinformation age.
CAPE TOWN, Sept 22: Bringing local communities into mainstream conservation was vital to South African efforts aimed at curbing rhino poaching that has steadily declined from a peak of 1,215 animals killed five years ago, the environmental minister said on Sunday.
JOHANNESBURG, July 15: Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be questioned at a public inquiry into state graft on Monday, a dramatic fall from grace for a politician who has cast a long shadow over the country’s politics for the past decade.
LONDON, June 2: Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan put together a record partnership as Bangladesh reached 330 for six wickets to set South Africa a formidable victory target in their World Cup match on Sunday.
KARACHI, Jan 27: The International Cricket Council handed Sarfraz Ahmed a four-match suspension on Sunday after a racist remark made by the Pakistan captain was picked up by a stump microphone in South Africa last week.
KATHMANDU, Nov 19: South Africa cricket legend Jonty Rhodes along with former West Indies and Afghanistan coach Ryan Maron arrived in Nepal a week ago to lead a 10-day high-performance coaching camp for select few young players at TU international cricket ground, Kathmandu, organized by Sports ED and Nepal Cricket School (NCS).
"These are the first ever lion cubs to be born by means of artificial insemination -- the first such pair anywhere in the world," announced the University of Pretoria, whose scientists are researching the reproductive system of female African lions.
SOUTH AFRICA, Sept 14: The mutilated carcass of a female white rhino, who had given birth just months ago, lay rotting on a hill beside a road that meanders through South Africa's Kruger National Park.
KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The South African legendary cricketer Jonty Rhodes, who also served as a coach for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians, has been roped in by the Nepal Cricket School (NCS) for a two-week coaching stint in Kathmandu.
WASHINGTON DC, Aug 23: US President Donald Trump has expressed concern over the fate of white farmers in South Africa, where the extremely controversial land redistribution reform might leave owners without their properties or any compensation.