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Kuldeep halts Aus charge.

It was a forgettable first session for India. Their injured captain Virat Kohli was ruled out, they lost the crucial toss and then grassed a golden opportunity to dismiss David Warner in the first ball of the innings. As Warner and the man in form Steven Smith, with yet another fine century, exploited the bowling, the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN | Sharks grind out derby win.

The Sharks have ground out a well deserved win a over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein with strong second half display paving the way for victory.

- - ZA | Zuma criticises corporal punishment at teacher awards.

President Jacob Zuma condemned corporal punishment, saying action would be taken against those who broke the law at the 17th annual National Teachers Awards at Gallagher Estate, Midrand.

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'Incognito Bandit' arrested trying to board flight to South Africa.

A Massachusetts man dubbed the "Incognito Bandit" in connection with 16 bank robberies in the Boston suburbs was nabbed Friday trying to board a flight to South Africa.

- FOX News - US

South Africa's Gordhan to court investors in Britain, U.S.

JOHANNESBURG - South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan embarks on a week-long non-deal investor roadshow in Britain and the United States on Monday as weak economic growth and ruling party tensions put the country's investment grade at risk. Africa's most industrialised economy escaped being downgraded to junk status ...

- Sify - IN | Bafana hit 3 past Guinea-Bissau.

Bafana Bafana proved too strong for Guinea-Bissau in an international friendly played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

- - ZA | Strong winds postpone Cape Town Fashion Week.

The Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week has been postponed after strong winds disrupted it for a third day.

- - ZA | As it happened: Cheetahs 30-38 Sharks.

See how the action unfolded in the Super Rugby match between the Cheetahs and Sharks from Bloemfontein.

- - ZA | LIVE: Cheetahs v Sharks.

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the Super Rugby match between the Cheetahs and Sharks from Bloemfontein.

- - ZA | As it happened: Bafana Bafana 3-1 Guinea-Bissau.

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the international friendly between South Africa and Guinea-Bissau.

- - ZA | Man 'threw MAYONNAISE bottle at gunmen' in supermarket.

A man who was in a Bulawayo supermarket that was raided by armed robbers this week threw a bottle of mayonnaise at one of them, a report says.

- - ZA | Dozens killed in Mosul air strikes: Iraqi officials

Air strikes carried out in recent days have killed dozens of civilians in west Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling jihadists, officials say.

- - ZA | London attack: Muslim raises over $30 000 for victims

After witnessing the car-and-knife attack from his office window, Muddassar Ahmed decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign to help families of victims.

- - ZA | 'Fire contained, but stay indoors' – eThekwini municipality warns residents

Although a fire which broke out at a Transnet warehouse in Rossburgh, Durban has been contained, residents have been urged to stay indoors and avoid any direct contact with the smoke outside.

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Nishikori tops Anderson, makes 3rd round in Miami

World No. 4 Kei Nishikori advanced to the third round of the Miami Open after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. Second seed Nishikori, who reached the semifinals in 2014 before a runner-up finish last year, only had one ace to eight from Anderson, but didn't let his 74th-ranked counterpart break ...

- The Japan Times - JP | LIVE: Bafana Bafana v Guinea-Bissau

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the international friendly between South Africa and Guinea-Bissau.

- - ZA | 'Do your bit, switch off your lights for Earth Hour,' Eskom urges South Africans

Eskom is urging South Africans to join the global community in raising awareness about climate change by switching their lights off during Earth Hour.

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Rain ends first day's play in third NZ-South Africa Test

South Africa were 123 for four in the third Test against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday before rain forced the abandonment of the first day's play after 41 overs.

- BDNews24 - BD | Teen found hanged near Cape Town rail line

Police have discovered the body of a 13-year-old boy hanged along a railway line near the Netreg Train Station in Kalksteenfontein, Cape Town. It is not clear if he committed suicide.

- - ZA | Durban firefighters still battling warehouse blaze

Firefighters have been working through the night to try to contain a fire at a Transnet warehouse in Rossburgh, Durban paramedics say.

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Trump Beats Obama LOLOLOLOLOL

The American Action Network PAC aired a bunch of ads on basketball games tonight congratulating Republican members of Congress for voting to repeal Obamacare. Here's my artist's conception of Obama's response. Pete Souza/The White House via ZUMA Meanwhile, Rep. Joe Barton earns quote-of-the-day honors for this explanation ...

- Mother Jones - US

Africa in the news: G-20 talks on Africa, oil news in Nigeria and South Africa, and Kenya's domestic unrest

Germany strengthens partnership with Africa under G-20 presidency Last Friday, the Group of 20 finance ministers and bank governors met in Baden-Baden, Germany. The ministers and bank governors discussed the future of global trade, climate, and partnership with Africa, among other topics. Following German Chancellor Angela ...

- Brookings - US | Cities and monuments to dim lights in a nod to Earth

From Sydney to New York, cities and monuments will dim their lights in a show of solidarity against the threats being faced by the planet from humankind.

- - ZA | Trump forced to pull health care bill in major setback

US President Donald Trump has suffered a major political blow as he was forced to ask Republican leaders to pull an emblematic health care bill that failed to gather enough support in Congress.

- - ZA | Proteas struggle on rain-curtailed Day 1

Faf du Plessis was leading from the front as South Africa worked their way out of trouble on day one of the third Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.

- - ZA | Farm seizure: Zim court rules against Mugabe's wife Grace

A Zimbabwean court has ruled against First Lady Grace Mugabe's move to seize yet another farm, as she seeks to expand her empire in the prime farming area of Mazowe.

- - ZA | Baboon hands found dangling from Cape Town home's wall

Baboon limbs have been found hanging from the wall of a home in Belville, Cape Town, allegedly to protect it from intruders, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA says.

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Rockwell in a bind as court issues interim liquidation order on 3 subsidiaries

A judge in Kimberley South Africa has on Thursday issued an interim liquidation order against three subsidiaries of TSX- and JSE-listed Rockwell Diamonds. The interim court order does not affect Rockwell Diamonds, the parent entity.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

New study helps crack the problem of diagnosing TB in people with HIV

ShutterstockDiagnosing TB in people who have HIV has been a challenge because they often have low levels of the bacteria in their system. This has been a serious problem for a country like South Africa where 454,000 people are infected with TB each year, half of whom are HIV positive. The Conversation Africa's Health and ...

- The Conversation - UK

South Africa accused of covering up grisly murder spree

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Last month, British woman Sue Howarth and her husband Robert Lynn were woken at 2am by three men breaking into a window of their remote farm in Dullstroom, a small town in the northeast of South Africa, about 150 miles from the nearest capital city.

- FOX News - US | Zwelinzima Vavi's bold message on SA's newest federation

The labour movement in South Africa is poised for change and political and business leaders better tighten their seat belts, says Zwelinzima Vavi.

- Fin24 - SA

South Africa win toss, elect to bat in third test v NZ

WELLINGTON - South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat in the third test against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday.

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Mexico dominates in the latest round of MarketWatch's March ETF Madness

Chile, Mexico and South Africa were among the biggest winners in the second week of MarketWatch's March ETF Madness.

- Marketwatch - US

Upbeat Williamson shrugs off rain forecast

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson hopes that, despite forecasts of steady Hamilton rain, his side has the chance to pinch a Test win from South Africa.

- - AU | 2 arrested after couple attacked, woman gang-raped - police

Two people have been arrested after a couple were robbed and the woman gang-raped after they were hijacked on the R511 near Atteridgeville, Pretoria police have said.

- - ZA | 'We are not trying to hide evidence' - Spur on play pen footage

Spur has denied claims that it tried to conceal evidence about the angry exchange between two parents at its Texamo outlet in Oakdene, Johannesburg.

- - ZA | Residents near Transnet fire urged to evacuate

Residents and businesses near the burning Transnet warehouse in Rossburgh, Durban, have been urged to evacuate.

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Youngsters seek to steal show at Africa meet

Tanzania tennis players will be looking to sparkle at this year's Africa Junior Championship, which roars into life on Sunday in Pretoria, South Africa.

- TheCitizen - TZ | Media24's Novus scoops prestigious training award

Novus Academy has won the Gold award in the Best Artisan Development Programme, small to medium enterprise category at a ceremony in Pretoria.

- Fin24 - SA | Rallying rand sweet news for Zim exporters

The rallying rand has been sweet news for Zimbabwean exporters, whose products will now be more competitive against those from South Africa.

- Fin24 - SA | National car security crisis looms as Telkom threatens to cut lines

Telkom intends cutting off all connection systems at the Road Traffic Management System should it not receive a payment of R8m by end of day, the Pretoria high court has heard.

- Fin24 - SA | Competition Commission spreads tentacles in fruit & veg crackdown

The Competition Commission has extended its search and seizure operation involving fresh produce market agents to premises in Cape Town and Durban.

- Fin24 - SA | Transformation can't be 'superficial' anymore - Gordhan

The majority of South Africans must get a sense that they are part of, or beneficiaries of the changes in the economy, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

- Fin24 - SA

Underwater hockey taking off: 'It's dancing'

THE gravity-defying sport of underwater hockey has gained a worldwide following — now a Hong Kong team is diving in as the game takes off in Asia. Invented by British navy divers in the 1950s, the acrobatic six-a-side sport requires participants to hunt a heavy plastic puck and hit it into their opponents’ net ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN | Unicef concerned for director who went missing on Table Mountain

Unicef has confirmed that one of its associate directors has gone missing on Table Mountain while on holiday in South Africa.

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Sinopec's South Africa deal marks overseas shift

China's oil companies move downstream as bid for upstream assets stumbles

- Financial Times - US

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Injury woes continue for hosts as Trent Boult ruled out after Tim Southee

New Zealand scrambled on Friday to determine their third Test line-up to face South Africa in Hamilton with strike bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee as well as senior batsman Ross Taylor all injured. The post New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Injury woes continue for hosts as Trent Boult ruled out after Tim Southee ...

- Firstpost - IN

Reviving king of gold means getting mine workers off their knees

During his early years as a miner in South Africa, Joas Mahanuque spent six hours a day on his knees drilling for Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. The dust-filled tunnels half a mile underground were too low for him to stand, and temperatures reached 105 degrees Fahrenheit . Today, he has essentially the same job 2.5 ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Govt rules out granting mining licences to zama-zamas as it seeks solutions to illegal mining

While government is committed to finding a reasonable solution to regulate the artisanal mining sector, in South Africa this will  only apply to surface projects, and not to those undertaken in underground areas by the many illegal miners referred to as zama-zamas, Mineral Resources Deputy Minister Godfrey Oliphant said on ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Proponents see glistening future in seabed mining, but environmentalists fret

With the current known mineral deposits on land increasingly being depleted globally, necessitating greater exploration, interest in deep-sea minerals is growing as mining companies look for future sources to exploit. The ocean is where future resources exist,' India Council of Scientific and Industrial Research National ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA