South Africa makes last-ditch move to save state airline

Business Dec 6, 2019

South Africa makes last-ditch move to save state airline

South Africa's government will cede control of the national airline to a restructuring specialist in a last-ditch attempt to save the cash-strapped business from collapse. As part of a rescue plan started on Thursday, the government will hand the running of South African Airways (SAA) ...

European Tour lets players wear shorts for first time

More Sports / Golf Nov 28, 2019

European Tour lets players wear shorts for first time

Golfers were allowed to wear shorts during a European Tour event for the first time on Thursday because of sweltering temperatures. The decision to relax rules at the 2020 season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa was made after discussions between players, European Tour CEO ...

Springboks' Cheslin Kolbe earns Top 14 honor

Rugby Nov 26, 2019

Springboks' Cheslin Kolbe earns Top 14 honor

Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe was named the Top 14's player of the season on Monday, the French League announced at a ceremony. Kolbe, 26, lifted the Webb Ellis Trophy with the Springboks earlier this month after having helped his club Toulouse to the ...

Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

Rugby Nov 11, 2019

Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

South Africa's rugby stars on Monday hoisted the World Cup before thousands of ecstatic fans at Cape Town's City Hall, where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after his release from prison. The Springboks' final stop on their victory tour pounded home the message of ...

Kamaishi given World Rugby honor

Rugby Nov 4, 2019

Kamaishi given World Rugby honor

The city of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, was presented with the Award for Character at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on Sunday, an evening that saw South Africa claim the major awards a day after winning the Rugby World Cup. The Springboks edged Japan for ...