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New Omicron sub-variants can trigger new COVID-19 wave: Study

01 May 2022

World
New Omicron sub-variants can trigger new COVID-19 wave: Study

Scientists in South Africa have found that new Omicron subvariants, BA.4 and BA.5, are capable enough to trigger the next COVID-19 wave, Reuters reported.

Cricket South Africa announces new franchise-based T20 tournament: Details here

29 Apr 2022

Sports
Cricket South Africa announces new franchise-based T20 tournament: Details here

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday announced the launch of a new franchise-based T20 league in association with broadcaster SuperSport.

Top 5 scenic beaches in the world

31 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
Top 5 scenic beaches in the world

You are either a beach person or a mountain person.

Open books, close your legs: South African minister tells schoolgirls

14 Jan 2022

World
Open books, close your legs: South African minister tells schoolgirls

A South African minister has courted controversy after advising abstinence to schoolgirls in Mokopane, Limpopo.

South Africa lifts night-curfew as COVID-19 cases decrease: Government officials

31 Dec 2021

World
South Africa lifts night-curfew as COVID-19 cases decrease: Government officials

South Africa, on Thursday, lifted its overnight curfew rules which were in place from midnight to 4:00 am.

Former archbishop of South Africa, Desmond Tutu, dies at 90

26 Dec 2021

World
Former archbishop of South Africa, Desmond Tutu, dies at 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for fighting against racial inequality in South Africa, passed away on Sunday.

Omicron causing milder COVID-19 than Delta, South African doctors say

13 Dec 2021

World
Omicron causing milder COVID-19 than Delta, South African doctors say

Omicron variant is causing milder COVID-19 than Delta, doctors in South Africa say.

'Cautious optimism' after initial Omicron studies; here's what we know

09 Dec 2021

Technology
'Cautious optimism' after initial Omicron studies; here's what we know

Early studies on the Omicron variant of coronavirus reportedly present a less grim picture than previously imagined.

How severe is the Omicron variant? South African doctor explains

03 Dec 2021

World
How severe is the Omicron variant? South African doctor explains

A top South African doctor who was the first to raise alarm over Omicron says the new coronavirus strain causes mild symptoms.

Omicron: 4-6 hours' wait at Delhi airport under new rules

30 Nov 2021

India
Omicron: 4-6 hours' wait at Delhi airport under new rules

Passengers arriving from countries where the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected may have to wait for up to six hours at the Delhi airport, NDTV reported.

How Indian states are gearing up to fight Omicron variant?

28 Nov 2021

India
How Indian states are gearing up to fight Omicron variant?

India has laid down some precautionary measures to tackle the spread of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron that has triggered global alarm.

South Africa arrivals at Mumbai airport to face quarantine

27 Nov 2021

India
South Africa arrivals at Mumbai airport to face quarantine

Passengers arriving at the Mumbai airport from South Africa will be quarantined, the city's Mayor announced on Saturday.

India raises alert as new, heavily-mutated coronavirus variant is found

26 Nov 2021

World
India raises alert as new, heavily-mutated coronavirus variant is found

A new variant of the coronavirus has been found in South Africa and several other countries.

New C.1.2 variant of COVID-19 found. How dangerous is it?

01 Sep 2021

World
New C.1.2 variant of COVID-19 found. How dangerous is it?

Scientists in South Africa have identified a new variant of the coronavirus, which they say is mutating at a rapid pace.

IPL will wear out UAE pitches: SA coach Mark Boucher

05 Jul 2021

Sports
IPL will wear out UAE pitches: SA coach Mark Boucher

The remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season being held in the United Arab Emirates will hugely affect the pitches, which might get worn out and help the spinners massively during the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, feels South Africa head coach Mark Boucher.

South African woman reportedly gives birth to 10 babies

09 Jun 2021

World
South African woman reportedly gives birth to 10 babies

A woman in South Africa has reportedly given birth to 10 babies, all at once - breaking a world record set just last month.

Mahatma Gandhi's great-granddaughter sentenced to 7-year imprisonment in South Africa

08 Jun 2021

World
Mahatma Gandhi's great-granddaughter sentenced to 7-year imprisonment in South Africa

Ashish Lata Ramgobin, 56, great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a court in South Africa in connection with a six million rand (official currency of South Africa) fraud and forgery case, PTI reported.

Coronavirus mutated 32 times in HIV+ South Africa woman: Study

06 Jun 2021

World
Coronavirus mutated 32 times in HIV+ South Africa woman: Study

A 36-year-old woman in South Africa with advanced HIV carried the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 for 216 days, a new study has found.

South Africa suspends Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

15 Apr 2021

World
South Africa suspends Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

South Africa has joined the US in suspending its roll-out of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following reports that six women who received the immunization doses had developed unusual blood clots with low platelet count.

India's Serum Institute refunds South Africa for undelivered coronavirus vaccines

09 Apr 2021

World
India's Serum Institute refunds South Africa for undelivered coronavirus vaccines

Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has fully refunded South Africa for 500,000 undelivered doses of the coronavirus vaccine, reports PTI.

3rd T20I: India Women thrash SA Women, visitors win series

24 Mar 2021

Sports
3rd T20I: India Women thrash SA Women, visitors win series

Blistering knocks from Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana powered India Women to a nine-wicket victory in the 3rd T20I against South Africa Women.

SA Women beat India Women in 2nd T20I: Key learnings

22 Mar 2021

Sports
SA Women beat India Women in 2nd T20I: Key learnings

South Africa Women defeated India Women by six wickets in the second T20I on Sunday.

3rd ODI, SA Women beat India Women (D/L): Records broken

12 Mar 2021

Sports
3rd ODI, SA Women beat India Women (D/L): Records broken

An incredible knock by Lizelle Lee helped South Africa Women beat the Indian women's team in the 3rd ODI.

India Women bounce back, beat SA Women in 2nd ODI

09 Mar 2021

Sports
India Women bounce back, beat SA Women in 2nd ODI

The Indian women's cricket team staged a magnificent comeback by beating South Africa Women in the second ODI.

South African, Brazilian COVID-19 variants detected in India: Government

16 Feb 2021

India
South African, Brazilian COVID-19 variants detected in India: Government

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Dr. Balram Bhargava on Tuesday said that four COVID-19 cases involving the South African variant of the virus have been detected in India.

South Africa scraps AstraZeneca vaccine, will give J&J jabs

10 Feb 2021

World
South Africa scraps AstraZeneca vaccine, will give J&J jabs

South Africa will give the unapproved Johnson & Johnson vaccine to its frontline healthcare workers beginning next week as a study to see what protection it provides from COVID-19, particularly against the variant dominant in South Africa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday.

South Africa welcomes first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

02 Feb 2021

World
South Africa welcomes first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

South Africa gave a hero's welcome on Monday to the delivery of its first COVID-19 vaccines - one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane move up in ICC Test Rankings

30 Jan 2021

Sports
Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane move up in ICC Test Rankings

Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have surged in the latest ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

29 Jan 2021

Technology
Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine has reportedly exhibited strong protection against the virus.

Novavax vaccine seems effective against COVID-19 in UK study

29 Jan 2021

Technology
Novavax vaccine seems effective against COVID-19 in UK study

Novavax Inc. said on Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine appears 89 percent effective based on early findings from a British study.

Mahindra XUV300 is now the safest car in South Africa

29 Jan 2021

Auto
Mahindra XUV300 is now the safest car in South Africa

The Mahindra XUV300 has become the first car in South Africa to be awarded a 5-star safety rating by the Global NCAP. To recall, the model received a similar rating from the agency in India last year.

Pakistan vs SA: Rabada gets to 200 career Test scalps

28 Jan 2021

Sports
Pakistan vs SA: Rabada gets to 200 career Test scalps

South African speedster Kagiso Rabada has got to 200 career Test scalps.

South Africa: COVID-19 vaccine to arrive on February 1

28 Jan 2021

World
South Africa: COVID-19 vaccine to arrive on February 1

One million coronavirus vaccine doses will arrive from India in the country on February 1, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, South African Health Minister said on Wednesday.

Pant, Ashwin nominated for ICC Player of the Month awards

27 Jan 2021

Sports
Pant, Ashwin nominated for ICC Player of the Month awards

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant have been nominated for the newly-introduced Player of the Month awards by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Statistical comparison between Virat Kohli and Joe Root in Tests

26 Jan 2021

Sports
Statistical comparison between Virat Kohli and Joe Root in Tests

India and England are all set to lock horns in the four-Test series, starting February 5.

Coronavirus: Nearly 16 lakh vaccinated in India as pace accelerates

24 Jan 2021

India
Coronavirus: Nearly 16 lakh vaccinated in India as pace accelerates

As the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations is underway in India, nearly 16 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been inoculated, government data showed.

ICC World Test Championship: Here are the possible scenarios

19 Jan 2021

Sports
ICC World Test Championship: Here are the possible scenarios

The Indian cricket team beat Australia in the Brisbane Test to clinch the four-match series by a 2-1 margin.

England tour of Lanka: All that you need to know

10 Jan 2021

Sports
England tour of Lanka: All that you need to know

Sri Lanka and England are all set to face each other in two Tests, starting January 14.

SGG Test: Australia pull back momentum on Day 3

09 Jan 2021

Sports
SGG Test: Australia pull back momentum on Day 3

India suffered yet another batting collapse, this time on Day 3 of the ongoing SCG Test.

Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

08 Jan 2021

India
Coronavirus: Kejriwal makes seven-day institutional quarantine mandatory for UK returnees

In view of the more infectious strain of coronavirus that sparked lockdown's return in London, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that those returning from the United Kingdom and testing negative must stay in institutional quarantine for seven days in Delhi.

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