Springboks delay decision on Rugby Championship participation

Rugby Oct 11, 2020

Springboks delay decision on Rugby Championship participation

The participation of world champion South Africa in the 2020 Rugby Championship hangs in the balance after a statement released Saturday said a decision would be made next week. A coronavirus-induced ban on international sport by the South African government was lifted recently and the ...

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 ...