South Africa

September 25, 2023

South Africa: Nienaber and Kolisi Confident Boks Can Win Rugby World Cup Despite Ireland Setback in Paris

[Daily Maverick] Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber and captain Siya Kolisi remained confident that the Boks could still win Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2023 after Saturday's 13-8 Pool B loss to Ireland.
September 24, 2023

Ireland edges South Africa in Rugby World Cup clash of titans

In a low-scoring but ferociously gripping match, both sides scored a try but Ireland slotted all of its goalkicks while South Africa missed four of five, leaving 11 points in the wind.
September 23, 2023

S.A: 4th edition of Comic Con Africa, the continent's largest pop culture festival kicks off

The festival opened this year with a spotlight on home-grown superheroes. South African media say the festival will have a record attendance as crowds flock to a vast expo centre south of Johannesburg for the event which runs until Monday (Sep. 25).
September 23, 2023

South Africa: Hominin Fossils Were Sent Into Space and Scientists Are Enraged

[The Conversation Africa] When a Virgin Galactic commercial flight soared into space on 8 September 2023, there were two Virgin Galactic pilots, an instructor and three passengers on board - as well as two fossils of ancient prehuman relatives from South Africa.
September 23, 2023

Africa: Why Do Deaf Africans Struggle to Access Their Rights?

[DW] While sign language is accepted as an official language in countries such as Uganda and South Africa, people who are deaf and hard of hearing still struggle with day-to-day challenges in many African countries.
September 22, 2023

South Africa: Police Investigating Syndicate Suspected of Targeting LGBTIQ+ Community

[allAfrica] Harare -- Seven men were arrested by Gauteng police in connection with the kidnapping an 18-year-old student from Wits University using the gay hookup app Grindr and holding him for ransom, EWN reports.
September 22, 2023

South Africa: Fortress South Africa – Open to the Highest Bidder

[ISS] Using billions in public funds for private border security could be the latest chapter in government's xenophobic fixation.
September 22, 2023

South Africa: Minister Pravin Gordhan Refutes Unfounded Claims About Process to Appoint Eskom GCEO

[Govt of SA] Minister Gordhan refutes unfounded claims about the process to appoint Eskom GCEO
September 22, 2023

Zimbabwe: Mbeki Likens Disputed Zimbabwean Elections to Dark 2008 Period

[New Zimbabwe] Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has likened Zimbabwe's recent elections to those of 2008 whose conditions, including state sponsored violence, eventually forced a five year Government of National Unity (GNU).
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