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Ex-skipper Ali Bacher backs De Villiers to be appointed new Proteas' ...
Johannesburg, Apr. 24 : Former South African captain Ali Bacher has said that the team's current ODI squad captain AB de Villiers should be given the reins of the nation's Test team, with Faf du Plessis being appointed as vice-captain.
SA sports minister not to impose 60-40 quotas favouring black players
Johannesburg, Apr 24 : The South African sports minister has said that the 60-40 quota favouring black players would not be imposed, following a meeting with three minority groups.
Humans may have migrated out of Africa about 60,000 years earlier ...
London, April 22 : Researchers have now suggested that the first migration may have occurred about 130,000 years ago.
Five Indian-origin people to receive top South African honours
Johannesburg, April 22 : Five Indian-origin people in South Africa are among 54 recipients this year of the prestigious National Order, which would be conferred by the country's president at the upcoming Freedom Day celebrations Sunday.
South Africa polls: Candidates' names up for scrutiny
Johannesburg, April 22 : With General Elections to select a new 400-member National Assembly and nine provincial assemblies a fortnight away, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa was expected to later Tuesday release the final list of candidates for the May 7 polls, media ...
Nagaland visited Amur Falcons return to their breeding site in Mongoli
Kohima Apr 22 : The much hype on the international migratory bird Amur Falcon, after spending three months in South Africa, Amur Falcons are now returning back to their breeding site in Mongolia and their return has been tracked through the three Amur Falcon birds that were satellite tagged and ...
Indian Rupee - Forex Rates (22 April 2014)
Mumbai, Apr 22 : Following were the indicative currency notes and travellers cheque buying and selling rates per unit today. CURRENCY NAME BUY SALE UAE DIRHAM 15.3174 17.5526 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 52.8918 59.7306 BANGLADESH TAKA 0.716514 0.846839 BAHRAIN DINAR 149.7583 171.149 CANADIAN DOLLAR 50.7689 ...
Humans left Africa in two migration waves: Study
London, April 22 : In a significant discovery, researchers have found that modern humans may have dispersed in more than one wave of migration out of Africa.
South Africa's ruling party may win majority in May elections
Johannesburg, April 21 : South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is poised to win a two-third majority in the upcoming general elections May 7, a media report said Sunday based on a poll.
Smith all praises for Gerrard's 'loyalty, pride, passion' following ...
Johannesburg, Apr. 19 : Former South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith has reportedly praised Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard following his first ever visit to Anfield on Sunday to watch the club defeat Manchester City 3-2 in their Premier League clash.
Africa's financial services sector presents opportunities: report
Johannesburg, April 19 : An international logistics group has said growth in Africa's financial services sector is providing great opportunities to drive the continent's economic growth and development.
Proteas quick Tsotsobe successfully undergoes ankle operation
Johannesburg, Apr 18 : South African fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has reportedly successfully undergone an ankle operation.
CAR: Ban calls on all parties to end fighting
New York, Apr 18 : On the heels of his recent visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where the deadly rift between Christians and Muslims continues to widen, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday in a radio message appealed to all Central Africans to build a unified country ...
Nigerian filmmakers seek tie-ups with Indians to take on Hollywood
By Francis Kokutse, Accra (Ghana), April 18 : Nigeria, one of Africa's largest nations and its most populous, is keen to collaborate with the over $2-billion Indian film industry to promote better understanding between the two countries and provide competition to Hollywood.
10 killed in South Africa accident
Cape Town, April 18 : Ten people were killed in a crash involving a taxi and a truck loaded with potatoes in South Africa's Free State Thursday, police said.
UN seeks emergency funds to aid civilians fleeing CAR
New York, Apr 17 : United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners on Wednesday launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last December.
Liberia steps up measures to control Ebola virus
Monrovia, April 16 : The government of Liberia has announced that measures have been stepped up to contain the Ebola outbreak in the West African country.
Unable to cop criticism, Proteas coach Russell Domingo will face more ...
Johannesburg, Apr.15 : South African cricket team coach Russell Domingo is running the risk of alienating himself from the fourth estate for not being able to sportingly cop criticism for the Proteas semi-final exit from the ICC World Twenty20 Cup that was played in Bangladesh recently.
CSA receives US$475,000 for finishing as the No 1 Test side
Dubai, Apr15 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday received a cheque of US$475,000 in recognition for its side finishing at the top of the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings at the annual 1 April cut-off date.
ICC Test team rankings
Dubai, April 15 : South Africa bagged the International Cricket Council (ICC) mace and $475,000 for retaining their No.1 ranking in Test cricket on the cut-off date of April 1.
South Africa get $475,000 for ending No.1 in Tests
Dubai, April 15 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) Tuesday received $475,000 in recognition of their side finishing at the top of the ICC Test team rankings at the annual April 1 cut-off date.
UN urges action against banana disease
New York, Apr 15 : The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention to tackle one of the world's most destructive banana diseases, Fusarium wilt, which recently spread from Asia to Africa and the Middle-East, and is now ...
UN urges help for people of Central African Republic
New York, Apr 15 : More than 70,000 people are now living in horrendous conditions crammed into the Central African Republic (CAR) Bangui airport - the lucky ones under weather-beaten tarps just yards from the runway. Others are in the open.
Nigeria becomes biggest economy in Africa
London, Apr. 14 : Nigeria has become Africa's biggest economy, after the government announced a long-overdue rebasing of the country's gross domestic product.
South African newspaper claims Pistorius is a habitual liar
New York, Apr. 14 : A leading South African paper has reportedly claimed that the Paralympic runner, who is facing trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, had lied to the media twice.
Myleene Klass flaunts washboard abs in tiny bikini
London, April 14 : Myleene Klass gave a deja vu moment from the TV show 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here' recently, when she sported a skimpy white bikini on a perfectly toned body in Cape Town, South Africa.
UN urges credible industrial policies to transform Africa
New York, Apr 12 : While Africa has recorded impressive economic growth in the past decade, more credible industrial policies and institutions are needed to advance the structural transformation of the continent, says a new report released on Friday by the United Nations and the African Union.
CAR refugees attacked as they flee to Cameroon
New York, Apr 12 : The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday it is extremely concerned by reports that anti-Balaka militiamen are blocking and attacking civilians trying to flee violence in the Central African Republic (CAR).
UN urges respect for Guinea-Bissau vote results
New York, Apr 12 : With preparations supported by the United Nations, voters in Guinea-Bissau head to the polls this Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections many hope will bring stability to the tiny West African nation.
Oz to play 'beleaguered' Zimbabwe for first time in decade in ODI ...
Sydney, Apr 12 : Australia will reportedly play against Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade in a one-day international tri-series in August, despite the African nation's terrible playing standards and shocking cricket mismanagement.