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Stones that sparked ‘diamond’ rush in South Africa are just quartz

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Unidentified stones that lured thousands of fortune seekers to a rural South African village were not diamonds as hoped, officials said on Sunday, but quartz stones with relatively low if any value. People from across...

Gatland swings the axe as Lions makes six changes for final South Africa Test

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Warren Gatland has overhauled his side for the British & Irish Lions’ decider against South Africa, making six changes to his starting XV to face the Springboks on Saturday. Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Bundee Aki a...

Covid nuus regstreeks: Suid-Korea om aandklokreëls vir eetplekke weer in te stel; Suid-Afrika rapporteer daaglikse sakerekord

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Suid-Korea om byeenkomste tot vier mense te verminder en om 21:00 aandklokreëls vir restaurante en kafees in te stel; Suid-Afrika rapporteer sy hoogste daaglikse Covid-telling sedert die begin van die pandemie

Brits & Ierse Leeus’ summer tour to go ahead as scheduled in South Africa

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The British and Irish Lions are set to play in South Africa this summer after scrapping potential plans to host the tour in the UK. The Lions board and their counterparts at SA Rugby have now confirmed “their intended...

'Ek is nie 'n sent betaal nie': Jerusalema-sanger se eis roer in Suid-Afrika

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Terwyl haar spookagtige sang op die wêreldwye trefferlied Jerusalema wêreldwyd bly weerklink, die Suid-Afrikaanse sanger Nomcebo Zikode beweer dat sy nog geen geld vir haar werk sal ontvang nie. Die sanger het aan die gang gesit ...

De Kock must explain his walkout on South Africa – silence achieves nothing

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Time was, and not so very long ago, when a South African national side’s ideas about team-bonding involved forcing the players to stand naked in foxholes and sing the national anthem while they had buckets of cold wat...

Omicron-fuelled fourth Covid wave has passed, says South Africa, as it eases restrictions

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South Africa has lifted a nightime curfew on people’s movement with immediate effect, believing the country has passed the peak of its fourth coronavirus wave driven by the Omicron variant. The government removed the ...

Succession battle begins after Zulu ruler’s funeral in South Africa

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The traditional ruler of South Africa’s Zulu nation has been buried amid an increasingly acrimonious succession battle involving allegations of poisoning and forgery. Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, died aged 65...

Gatland faces selection dilemmas for first Lions Test against South Africa

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Warren Gatland is entering the business end of his fourth British & Irish Lions tour and never has his huge stash of experience felt more relevant. Facing him and his fellow coaches is the trickiest Lions selectio...

UK block on South Africa flights pushes thousands of travel plans into disarray

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Thousands of Britons in South Africa and many more with bookings to travel have had their plans thrown into disarray as flights were suspended on Friday. The UK government temporarily blocked direct flights as it plac...

Isis-linked groups open up new fronts across sub-Saharan Africa

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Islamic State’s affiliates in Africa are set for major expansion after a series of significant victories, new alliances and shifts in strategy reinforced their position across much of the continent. Following recent g...

UK-based Lions refused permission to fly straight home from South Africa

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Brits & Irish Lions players based in the UK will be unable to fly straight home following Saturday’s deciding Test against the Springboks, after South Africa was kept on the red list and the government rejected ...

The climate crisis and devastating drought in eastern Africa

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For three consecutive rainy seasons, the eastern Horn of Africa has experienced poor rainfall. Confounded by Covid-19 and desert locust invasions, millions are now facing starvation across parts of Kenya, Ethiopia and...

Brits & Irish Lions to tour South Africa with no England coaches

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Die Britse & Irish Lions coaching staff is set to include no members of the England setup for the first time this century with Warren Gatland due to confirm his assistants for the tour of South Africa next week. ...

South Africa unleash Kolbe and Am on Lions to create unofficial ‘fourth Test’

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There were only meant to be three Tests on the British & Irish Lions itinerary but not any more. Met 18 World Cup-winners in the South Africa “A” matchday squad involved at Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday the host...

Louis Rees-Zammit: ‘I obviously wasn’t suited to the Lions’ gameplan in South Africa’

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Imagine being so quick you genuinely believe you could race anyone over 100m. Even if their name is Usain Bolt and you are a 20‑year‑old Welsh rugby player. “I’d 100% race him but I think I’d get smashed,” says Louis ...

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