Springboks legend Joost van der Westhuizen dies at 45

/ Feb 6, 2017

Springboks legend Joost van der Westhuizen dies at 45

Joost van der Westhuizen, who won the 1995 Rugby World Cup with South Africa as Nelson Mandela looked on, has died after a six-year-battle with motor neuron disease. He was 45. South Africa Rugby announced the death Monday. The scrumhalf distinguished himself in the ...

/ Jan 8, 2017

Zuma's ex-wife gets boost in South Africa leadership race

The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost on Saturday with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division. The ANC will pick a new leader at a ...

/ Nov 26, 2016

Fidel Castro's military forays in Africa

Back in the 1970s at the height of the Cold War, the small Caribbean nation of Cuba went to war thousands of miles away in the battlefields of Angola and Ethiopia, leaving thousands dead. Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who died late Friday, was convinced ...

/ Nov 24, 2016

South African police nab Chinese man with 18 rhino horns

South African police Thursday said they had arrested a Hong Kong-bound Chinese man found with 18 rhino horns hidden in his luggage. He was detained on Wednesday at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport after an anonymous tipoff. “The 28-year-old male, who was in transit ...

/ Nov 23, 2016

BRICS falls under China's sway

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Just as China dominates the other new institutions of which it is a founding member — from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — it is using BRICS to assertively push its own interests.

All Blacks deliver clinic in rout of Springboks

/ Oct 9, 2016

All Blacks deliver clinic in rout of Springboks

New Zealand swept aside the Aaron Smith scandal, and South Africa, to equal the top-tier record for consecutive test victories with a 57-15 hammering of its old rival in the final round of the Rugby Championship on Saturday. The masterful All Blacks scored a ...