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The South African coronavirus mutation
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Getting to grips with . . .

The South African coronavirus mutation

Scientists fear that the new mutation may be less susceptible to vaccines
5 Jan 2021
Is South Africa heading back into lockdown?
A door-to-door coronavirus testing team in Johannesburg, South Africa
In Depth

Is South Africa heading back into lockdown?

A spike in cases and mixed messages from ministers have led to anger and confusion
7 Jul 2020
Coronavirus alarm bells ring in Africa
A door-to-door coronavirus testing team in Johannesburg, South Africa
In Brief

Coronavirus alarm bells ring in Africa

Rising infection rates and governments in denial stoking fears that health systems will be overwhelmed
15 May 2020
Lesotho scandal: how the PM’s murder charges unfolded
Thomas Thabane, Lesotho, Africa
In Depth

Lesotho scandal: how the PM’s murder charges unfolded

Thomas Thabane is seeking immunity over killing of estranged wife
28 Feb 2020
Joe Biden drops claims about meeting Nelson Mandela
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In Depth

Joe Biden drops claims about meeting Nelson Mandela

Presidential candidate’s campaign forced to admit that he was not detained in apartheid South Africa
27 Feb 2020
Who is Nkosi Johnson?
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In Depth

Who is Nkosi Johnson?

HIV campaigner who died aged 12 is commemorated by Google Doodle
4 Feb 2020
South Africa crush England to win the Rugby World Cup
South Africa captain Siya Kolisi lifts the Webb Ellis Cup after the win against England
In Depth

South Africa crush England to win the Rugby World Cup

Rainbow nation celebrates as captain Siya Kolisi lifts the Webb Ellis Cup
2 Nov 2019

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RWC final: England vs. South Africa preview and team news
England and South Africa will battle to lift the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan
In Review

RWC final: England vs. South Africa preview and team news

England head coach Eddie Jones and his unchanged team have ‘no fear’ of taking on the physical Springboks
31 Oct 2019
South Africa break Welsh hearts to reach the RWC final
Wales player Aaron Shingler reacts after the semi-final defeat against South Africa
In Depth

South Africa break Welsh hearts to reach the RWC final

Springboks narrowly defeat Wales 19-16 to set up final clash against England
27 Oct 2019
Wales vs. South Africa: preview, starting XVs, predictions
Wales head coach Warren Gatland oversees training at the International Stadium in Yokohama
In Review

Wales vs. South Africa: preview, starting XVs, predictions

Liam Williams is ruled out so Leigh Halfpenny will start at full-back for Wales
25 Oct 2019
RWC: ‘scared’ Wales need to toughen up against South Africa
Ross Moriarty scored the match-winning try for Wales against France in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final
In Brief

RWC: ‘scared’ Wales need to toughen up against South Africa

France captain Guilhem Guirado has mocked Wales’s timidity
23 Oct 2019
RWC: Japan vs. South Africa preview, predictions, teams
Japan fans celebrate the ‘Miracle of Brighton’ against South Africa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup
In Review

RWC: Japan vs. South Africa preview, predictions, teams

Can the Brave Blossoms produce another miracle against the Springboks?
18 Oct 2019
Harry and Meghan Markle on tour in Africa - in pictures
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In Review

Harry and Meghan Markle on tour in Africa - in pictures

Photographs of Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their first overseas tour as a family
24 Sep 2019
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Africa tour
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In Depth

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Africa tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex embark on their first overseas family visit
23 Sep 2019
South Africa shaken by xenophobic riots
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In Depth

South Africa shaken by xenophobic riots

President Ramaphosa condemns anti-immigrant violence that has prompted backlash across the continent
12 Sep 2019
Instant Opinion: Have Tories reached the ‘end of the road’?
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Have Tories reached the ‘end of the road’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 September
11 Sep 2019
Discover a safari playground in South Africa
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In Review

Discover a safari playground in South Africa

Two very different safari spots offer an unforgettable journey into the South African wild
26 Jun 2019
What does the future hold for the ANC in South Africa?
Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa
In Depth

What does the future hold for the ANC in South Africa?

Cyril Ramaphosa is re-elected president but rise of populism poses a real threat
10 May 2019
South Africa election: polls close in major test for ANC
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In Brief

South Africa election: polls close in major test for ANC

25 years after ANC swept to power, Nelson Mandela’s party faces toughest election yet
9 May 2019
South Africa elections 2019: who will win?
Cyril Ramaphosa
In Depth

South Africa elections 2019: who will win?

President Cyril Ramaphosa is standing against a record number of rival parties
30 Apr 2019
Volunteers fight to save 2,000 drought-hit baby flamingos
Baby Flamingos
In Depth

Volunteers fight to save 2,000 drought-hit baby flamingos

The birds are being hand-reared by volunteers around Cape Town
7 Feb 2019
Sunflower murder: South African farmers found guilty
South Africa murders
In Brief

Sunflower murder: South African farmers found guilty

Pieter Doorewaard and Phillip Schutte pushed teenager out of moving van for allegedly stealing from their employer’s field
18 Oct 2018
South Africa train crash: 329 injured in collision
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In Brief

South Africa train crash: 329 injured in collision

Crash outside Johannesburg is latest in series of rush-hour accidents
5 Oct 2018
Fact Check: the truth about land reform in South Africa
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In Depth

Fact Check: the truth about land reform in South Africa

The Week examines the ANC’s plans to allow the appropriation of white-owned land without compensation
20 Aug 2018
Is Turkey’s currency crisis about to go global?
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In Brief

Is Turkey’s currency crisis about to go global?

Following a fall in the lira, India’s rupee drops to an all time low as the rand and peso plummet, fuelling fears of emerging market rout
16 Aug 2018
South Africa’s ANC calls for compulsory land seizures
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In Brief

South Africa’s ANC calls for compulsory land seizures

Fear grow among majority white landowners that country could follow Zimbabwe into violence and economic chaos
16 Aug 2018
Nelson Mandela: nine of his best quotes
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In Brief

Nelson Mandela: nine of his best quotes

The former South African anti-apartheid leader would have turned 100 today
18 Jul 2018
How did South Africa’s apartheid start and end?
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In Depth

How did South Africa’s apartheid start and end?

System of institutionalised racial segregation and discrimination casts long shadow over the country’s history
18 Jul 2018
South Africa vs. England: teams named for final Test
Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani was named the Premiership’s player of the year in 2018-19
In Brief

South Africa vs. England: teams named for final Test

England head coach Eddie Jones selects Danny Cipriani for the Newlands clash
21 Jun 2018
South Africa’s AB de Villiers retires from internationals
AB de Villiers retires reaction South Africa cricket
In Brief

South Africa’s AB de Villiers retires from internationals

Cricket world pays tribute after the 34-year-old’s shock announcement
23 May 2018
Africa’s space race intensifies
Nigeria could soon be following private firms like Space X, which launched its Falcon Heavy rocket in February
In Brief

Africa’s space race intensifies

Moon landings ‘still a long way off’ but Nigeria and South Africa leading the way in space technology
17 May 2018
Can icebergs solve Cape Town’s water crisis?
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In Brief

Can icebergs solve Cape Town’s water crisis?

Marine salvage expert says plan to ‘capture’ Antarctic ice floe for meltwater is ‘doable’
2 May 2018
Ramaphosa leaves London as protests erupt in South Africa
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short a trip to London due to violence at home
In Brief

Ramaphosa leaves London as protests erupt in South Africa

Violent clashes have broken out against an ANC leader in South Africa’s North West Province
20 Apr 2018
Oscar Pistorius out of options as request to appeal rejected
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In Brief

Oscar Pistorius out of options as request to appeal rejected

Former star athlete loses bid to cut 13-year jail term for murder of Reeva Steenkamp
10 Apr 2018
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