Soccer Feb 23, 2020

South Africa pulls out of Japan U-23 friendly over virus concerns

South Africa has canceled a men's under-23 friendly against Japan over concerns about the current COVID-19 outbreak, the Japan Football Association revealed Sunday. According to the JFA's technical director, Takashi Sekizuka, the South African Football Association has sent a letter of its intent to withdraw. ...

World Jan 3, 2020

How African countries left their colonizers

A wave of sub-Saharan African countries became independent in the 1960s, 17 achieving self-rule from colonial Belgium, Britain and France in 1960 alone. Portugal's colonies would only break free in the 1970s and it took other nations, such as Eritrea, even longer to re-establish their ...

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) ...

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 ...