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South Africa T20 Challenge: Maharaj shines in Dolphins' big win
Durban, Feb 24 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj led another sublime bowling display by the Hollywoodbets Dolphins as they climbed to the top of the Betway T20 Challenge table with a thumping 41-run win over the Imperial Lions in Durban on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
2 soldiers killed in ambush in Mali
Bamako, Feb 24 (IANS) Two soldiers were killed and seven others injured in an ambush in central Mali, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Defence/Security
2 soldiers killed in ambush in Mali
Bamako, Feb 24 (IANS) Two soldiers were killed and seven others injured in an ambush in central Mali, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Defence/Security
Cricket South Africa launches community app for fans
Johannesburg, Feb 23 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday launched an exciting new digital community application dedicated for fans from South Africa and around the world, to enhance its digital cricket footprint and provide the ultimate fan experience.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
T20 Challenge: Magala bags 5 in Lions' win; Linde stars for Cobras (Ld)
Durban, Feb 23 (IANS) A career-best five-wicket haul by Sisanda Magala paved the way for the Imperial Lions to climb top of the Betway T20 Challenge table with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over the VKB Knights here on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
T20 Challenge: Simelane replaces injured Phehlukwayo for Dolphins
Durban, Feb 23 (IANS) Following confirmation that South Africa all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo has been ruled out of the Betway T20 Challenge through injury, the table-topping Hollywoodbets Dolphins will rely on their significant squad depth for the remainder of the competition.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
SA T20 Challenge: Linde helps Cobras get off mark with Warriors win
Durban, Feb 23 (IANS) George Linde delivered one of the best performances so far of the Betway T20 Challenge to just about keep the Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras alive with a 24-run victory over the Dafabet Warriors at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
South Africa T20 Challenge: Imperial Lions win rain affected game
Durban, Feb 22 (IANS) Beuran Hendricks led a dominant bowling performance to help the Imperial Lions beat their Jukskei rivals, the Momentum Multiply Titans, in their high-profile Betway T20 Challenge derby in Durban with an 18-run win on the Duckworth/Lewis Method on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
South Africa T20 Challenge: Erwee, Petersen give Dolphins 3rd win
Durban, Feb 21 (IANS) A 92-run opening partnership between Sarel Erwee and Keegan Petersen helped the Hollywoodbets Dolphins make it three wins from three to lead the Betway T20 Challenge, thanks to a three-wicket win over the Dafabet Warriors via the Duckworth/Lewis Method on Sunday.
2021-02-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Eng's rotation policy building army of amazing cricketers: Steyn
Johannesburg, Feb 21 (IANS) South African fast bowling great Dale Steyn threw his weight behind England's controversial rotation policy. Steyn said that the rotation policy is leading to more England players getting exposed to international cricket.
2021-02-21
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Betway wins sponsorship of South Africa's T20 Challenge
Johannesburg, Feb 20 (IANS) Global online betting and gaming company Betway has won the sponsorship of the South African T20 competition, and it will now be called Betway T20 Challenge.
2021-02-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
570 South African police officers succumb to Covid-19
Pretoria, Feb 20 (IANS) A total of 570 police officers have succumbed to Covid-19 in South Africa while over 27,000 were infected, said Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday.
2021-02-20
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Maharaj trumps Mahami's hat-trick as Dolphins win T20 opener
Durban, Feb 19 (IANS) A career-best four for 15 by Keshav Maharaj upstaged Siyabonga Mahima's debut hat-trick as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins made a strong start to their Betway T20 Challenge campaign with a 14-run win over the Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras here on Friday.
2021-02-19
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
8 killed in Uganda mudslides
Kampala, Feb 19 (IANS) Eight people were killed and three others injured on Thursday in mudslides caused by heavy downpours in the western Ugandan district of Buhweju, police said on Friday.
2021-02-19
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Explosion at ArcelorMittal unit in South Africa, 3 killed
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa's ArcelorMittal lost three employees after an explosion in their Johannesburg premises, said the company on Thursday.
2021-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Business/Economy,Crime/Disaster/Accident
4 children killed in Uganda grenade explosion
Kampala, Feb 18 (IANS) A grenade explosion killed four children and injured five others on Thursday in Maaji II Refugee Settlement in the northwestern Ugandan district of Adjumani, police said.
2021-02-18
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident
S. Africa begins vaccinating healthcare workers
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) South Africa on Wednesday inoculated healthcare workers at the Khayelitsha Hospital in Cape Town, marking the launch of the nationwide Covid vaccination programme, said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
2021-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
du Plessis retires from Test cricket, shifts focus to T20s (Ld)
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday announced his retirement from Test cricket, thus ending a nine-year career that started in November 2012. He clarified he is not retiring from ODI cricket yet and focussing on T20s.
2021-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
du Plessis retires from Test cricket
Johannesburg, Feb 17 (IANS) Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday announced his retirement from Test cricket. du Plessis said that he is shifting his focus to T20 cricket with two consecutive T20 World Cup tournaments coming up in 2021 and 2022.
2021-02-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Squads check into Durban bio-bubble for CSA T20 Challenge
Durban, Feb 15 (IANS) South African stars Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje headline the list of players that have checked into the Cricket South Africa (CSA) bio-secure environment (BSE) here ahead of the T20 Challenge competition starting on Friday.
2021-02-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
South Africa to tour Ireland for ODI, T20 series in July
Johannesburg, Feb 15 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday confirmed that the national team would embark on a historic first full limited-overs tour of Ireland in July.
2021-02-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ashley Judd injured in Congo, gets shifted to facility in South Africa
Cape Town, Feb 14 (IANS) Actress Ashley Judd received severe injury on her leg during an excursion in Congo, when she tripped and fell over a fallen tree.
2021-02-14
Category: International, South Africa,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
S.African Prez calls for actions to restore economy
Johannesburg, Feb 12 (IANS) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for urgent actions to restore the country's pandemic-battered economy
2021-02-12
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
20 peacekeepers injured in Mali attack: UN
Bamako, Feb 11 (IANS) At least 20 UN peacekeepers were injured in an attack which targeted their camp in Mali, a top official said here.
2021-02-11
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
S. Africa to use J&J Covid vax after putting brakes on AstraZeneca
Johannesburg, Feb 10 (IANS) South Africa is now planning to use Johnson and Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine after putting brakes on the AstraZeneca vaccines against the disease as it was found less effective against a new variant in a study.
2021-02-10
Category: International, South Africa,National,Health/Medicine
SA coach eyes World Cup 'Big Picture' after success vs Pakistan
Johannesburg, Feb 9 (IANS) South Africa women's team head coach Hilton Moreeng is not getting too excited despite all the good signs displayed by South Africa when they returned to action for the first time in nearly a year against touring Pakistan in Durban.
2021-02-09
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
CSA asks ICC to intervene after Australia pulls out of Proteas tour
Johannesburg, Feb 9 (IANS) In the aftermath of Cricket Australia's decision to pull out of South Africa tour, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has requested the International Cricket Council (ICC) to consider means of redress for less wealthy nations to make up for financial losses when tours do not take place as scheduled.
2021-02-09
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
AstraZeneca vaccine roll-out in S.Africa to be postponed
Johannesburg, Feb 8 (IANS) South African authorities have confirmed that the roll-out of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the country will be temporarily put on hold until more "clinically efficacy information" of the vaccine against new variants of the virus is available.
2021-02-08
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Dolphins, Lions jointly lift South African One-Day Cup after rains
Potchefstroom (South Africa), Feb 5 (IANS) Defending champions Hollywoodbets Dolphins and the Imperial Lions were crowned joint winners of Momentum One-Day Cup after their final showdown was rained out after 55.2 overs here on Friday.
2021-02-05
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
S.Australia urged to bring int'l students on charter flightS
Adelaide, Feb 5 (IANS) The government of South Australia (SA) has been urged to bring international students back to the state on charter flights.
2021-02-05
Category: International, South Africa,Education
South Africa's One-Day Cup final goes to reserve day after rains
Potchefstroom (South Africa), Feb 4 (IANS) The Momentum One-Day Cup final between the Hollywoodbets Dolphins and the Imperial Lions was abandoned on Thursday after persistent rain here -- and will now be replayed on the reserve day on Friday.
2021-02-04
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan record consolation win over SA in rain-hit 3rd T20I
Durban, Feb 3 (IANS) Captain Javeria Khan's unbeaten 56 helped Pakistan beat South Africa by eight runs via the Duckworth/Lewis Method in the rain-hit third T20I at Kingsmead here on Wednesday.
2021-02-03
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Dolphins, Lions eye first South African domestic title on offer
Potchefstroom, Feb 3 (IANS) Hollywoodbets Dolphins captain Prenelan Subrayen is hoping to uphold their "winning game motto" when they take on the Imperial Lions in the 2020-21 Momentum One-Day Cup final at Senwes Park here on Thursday.
2021-02-03
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Host South Africa upset after Australia postpone cricket tour
Johannesburg, Feb 2 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) has expressed disappointment after Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday postponed their next month's tour of that country despite the hosts making exclusive arrangements for the series.
2021-02-02
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Rhino poaching in S.Africa declines by 33%
Johannesburg, Feb 2 (IANS) Rhino poaching in South Africa has declined by 33 per cent, as 394 of the animals were killed last year in comparison to the 594 in 2019, according to a report.
2021-02-02
Category: International, South Africa,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-S.African Prez refuses to testify in corruption inquiry
Johannesburg, Feb 2 (IANS) Former South African President Jacob Zuma has refused to testify before a commission established to investigate allegations of state capture, corruption and fraud, despite a court ruling compelling him to do so.
2021-02-02
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Fabulous Frylinck, Muthusamy fire Dolphins into One-Day Cup final
Potchefstroom (South Africa), Feb 1 (IANS) Fabulous all-round performances by Robbie Frylinck and Senuran Muthusamy ensured the Hollywoodbets Dolphins remained on track to defend their Momentum One-Day Cup title after they booked their ticket to Thursday's final with a narrow three-wicket win over the Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras here on Monday.
2021-02-01
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ismail, Brits guide South Africa women to T20 series win over Pak
Durban, Jan 31 (IANS) A second successive half-century by Tazmin Brits and a career-best bowling figures by Shabnim Ismail helped the South Africa women move into an unassailable 2-0 lead in their three-match Twenty20 International series against Pakistan thanks to an 18-run win at the Kingsmead Stadium on Sunday.
2021-01-31
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Uganda to receive Covid-19 vaccines in April
Kampala, Jan 30 (IANS) The Ugandan government said the country would receive Covid-19 vaccines in April or May this year.
2021-01-30
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Shabnim joins 100-wkt club, helps SA beat Pak in T20
Durban, Jan 29 (IANS) Shabnim Ismail became only the fourth woman in Twenty20 International cricket to claim 100 wickets as South Africa beat Pakistan by eight wickets in their series-opener at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium here on Friday.
2021-01-29
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ex-S.African Prez Zuma ordered to testify in corruption inquiry
Johannesburg, Jan 29 (IANS) The South African Constitutional Court has ordered former President Jacob Zuma to appear and testify before a state inquiry panel set up to probe corruption during his administration.
2021-01-29
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Uganda starts clinical trial of Covid-19 treatment drug
Kampala, Jan 29 (IANS) Uganda started a clinical trial of a drug locally developed to treat Covid-19.
2021-01-29
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
CSA interim board chief steps down after verbally abusing journalist
Johannesburg, Jan 28 (IANS) Zak Yacoob, chairman of Cricket South Africa's interim board, has stepped down from his post following the publication of a telephonic conversation between him and a South African journalist, in which Yacoob used abusive language.
2021-01-28
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
South Africa women beat Pakistan, complete 3-0 series win
Durban, Jan 26 (IANS) Three-wicket hauls by Shabnim Ismail, Sune Luus and Ayabonga Khaka helped South Africa women complete a 32-run win over Pakistan in the third and final One-day International (ODI) and with it seal a 3-0 series whitewash at the Kingsmead here on Tuesday.
2021-01-26
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
South African women beat Pak in 2nd ODI, take unbeatable 2-0 lead
Durban, Jan 23 (IANS) South Africa produced a fighting performance with the ball to edge out Pakistan women by 14 runs in a nail-biting second One-Day International (ODI) at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium here on Saturday to earn an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
2021-01-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Klaasen to lead Proteas in T20I series against Pakistan
Johannesburg, Jan 20 (IANS) Right-handed batsman Heinrich Klaasen will captain South Africa in the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan beginning February 11 in Lahore. He will lead the national team for the first time.
2021-01-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
'S.African govt will be taken court over alcohol sale ban'
Johannesburg, Jan 16 (IANS) The Restaurants Association of South Africa (RASA) said that it was taking government to court over the alcohol sale ban imposed in December 2020.
2021-01-16
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
South Africa name 21-member squad for Pakistan tour
Johannesburg, Jan 15 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) named a 21-member squad for the tour of Pakistan where they will play two Tests and three T20Is beginning January 26. The squad will leave for Karachi late on Friday.
2021-01-15
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
S.African health workers call for training in Covid vax
Johannesburg, Jan 13 (IANS) The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) has called for the training of health workers to prepare for the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination.
2021-01-13
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
S. African ICASA warns against 5G Covid-19 conspiracy theory
Johannesburg, Jan 13 (IANS) The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has warned people not to fall prey to the myths that link Covid-19 spreading to 5G.
2021-01-13
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine