JOHANNESBURG

  • Johannesburg: World's oldest crocodile turns 114 6 days ago

    Johannesburg: Henry, the world's oldest crocodile, turned 114 on Tuesday and will be the star at a birthday bash with balloons and cake for all well-wishers. Henry's party is being held at "Crocworld" in the South African city of Scottsburgh where employees of the nature reserve briefed Efe news agency on...
  • Nobel summit suspended after Dalai Lama denied South Africa visa October 3, 2014

    Johannesburg: The mayor of Cape Town called off the city's annual summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners on Thursday to protest the South African government's refusal to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, one of the invitees. "After extensive discussion and deliberation, it has been decided that the 2014 World...
  • World's oldest Test cricketer Norman Gordon dies September 2, 2014

    The world's oldest Test cricketer Norman Gordon, who was the last survivor of the timeless Test, passed away in Johannesburg on Tuesday at the age of 103, local media reported. The South African fast bowler played in the timeless Test in Durban in 1939, in which England came within 42 runs...
  • Verdict in Oscar Pistorius trial scheduled for September 11 August 8, 2014

    The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius said Friday that she will give a verdict on September 11, bringing closer to an end a globally televised fivemonth trial that has transfixed South Africans and others around the globe. Judge Thokozile Masipa made the announcement after the prosecution and defense...
  • Faf du Plessis records second century in another drawn Test December 23, 2013

    Johannesburg: Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers once again set a perfect platform for South Africa at Wanderers, stitching together 205 runs for the fifth wicket, but they both got out at crucial moments, leaving their team in a quandry to whether go for victory or a draw. Here...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 December 20, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Pacers set the stage for India with a magnificent exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered an unexpected collapse on Day 2. India, resuming with their overnight score of 255 for 5 on Thursday, were bundled out...
  • 1st Test: India look to gain upper hand on day three December 20, 2013

    Johannesburg: With the pitch looking dry on day two was ideal for batting, but Indian batsmen were only able to add 25 runs to their overnight score before folding up for 280. A strong reply was expected considering the imposing batting lineup South Africa have, however, it took one good spell...
  • Kohli reminded me of Sachin of 1996 tour: Allan Donald December 19, 2013

    Johannesburg: Former South African pace legend and current bowling coach Allan Donald on Wednesday compared Virat Kohli's century with Sachin Tendulkar, who had similarly counterattacked the Proteas attack during a Test match in Cape Town back in 1996. "The one word that comes to my mind is responsibility," he said, talking...
  • As it happened: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 1 December 18, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page). India won the toss and opted to bat, with Zaheer Khan and Ajinkya Rahane making their Test comebacks. The skimpy twoTest series between India and South Africa may seem harmless to reputations but it is certain to throw up some...
  • Patience need of the hour for Indian batsmen, feels Sunil Gavaskar December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: After a spineless show in the ODI series against South Africa, the famed Indian batting lineup will have to adopt a patient approach to make a contest out of the twomatch Test series, which starts at Johannesburg on , feels former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar. The visiting Indian team,...
  • 1st Test: Team India brace for hostile South Africa December 17, 2013

    The skimpy twoTest series between India and South Africa may seem harmless to reputations but it is certain to throw up some questions, if not leave irreparable dents on characters, especially when, at the fall of second Indian wicket, there won't be a Sachin Tendulkar walking in anymore. India haven't...
  • Presidents, ministers, royalty at Mandela memorial December 10, 2013

    Johannesburg: Dozens of foreign leaders were expected to arrive on Tuesday for the memorial service honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg's FNB stadium. Here's a full list: Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Angolan Vice President Manuel Vincent. Argentinian Acting President Amado Boudou. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Bahamas' Prime Minister Perry Christie. Bangladesh's President Abdul...
  • World leaders flock to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's funeral December 10, 2013

    Joyous, singing South Africans gathered in the rain on Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service that is expected to draw some 100 heads of state and other luminaries, united in tribute to a global symbol of reconciliation. Crowds converged on FNB Stadium in Soweto, the Johannesburg township...
  • Nelson Mandela to be buried on December 15 in Qunu December 6, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa President Jacob Zuma said Nelson Mandela will be buried on December 15. President Jacob Zuma also said on Friday that a memorial service in a Johannesburg stadium will be held for the antiapartheid leader on December 10. Zuma said that Mandela's body will lie in state at government...
  • Gandhi and Mandela, similar yet different, says Ramchandra Guha December 6, 2013

    Historian Ramchandra Guha talks about the legacy of Nelson Mandela and his about the comparisons of the South African leader with Mahatma Gandhi. "In there personal courage they were similar but they were differences you cannot reduce Mandela to Gandhi or Gandhi to Mandela," he said. ...
  • Nelson Mandela: An icon with a sense of humour December 6, 2013

    Cartoonist Zapiro recalls his moments with Nelson Mandela. He recalls how Mandela enjoyed the cartoons that he once phoned him up to complain when his drawings were no longer printed in the newspaper Mandela liked to read. ...
  • Mandela's family friend Devaki Jain remembers his spirit and warmth December 6, 2013

    Nelson Mandela's family friend Devaki Jain remembers how Mandela really loved being with people and laughing with them. She recalls the moments that she shared with Mandela. ...
  • World mourns the death of South Africa's peacemaker Nelson Mandela December 6, 2013

    South African antiapartheid hero Nelson Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months fighting a lung infection, leaving his nation and the world in mourning for a man revered as a moral giant. Although Mandela had been frail and ailing for nearly a year,...
  • Brightest light of our world gone out: Cameron on Mandela December 6, 2013

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron paid his tribute to Nelson Mandela after his death and said "the brightest light of our world has gone out". "One of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. Nelson Mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero...
  • Antiapartheid icon and former SA President Nelson Mandela dies at 95 December 6, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African antiapartheid hero Nelson Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, plunging his nation and the world into mourning for a man hailed by global leaders as a moral giant. Although Mandela had been frail and ailing for nearly a year,...
  • Nelson Mandela responding to treatment, says Jacob Zuma September 3, 2013

    Ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela was responding to treatment although he remained critical, said President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday. Mandela, who was discharged from hospital on September 1, had reached a point of progress that allowed him to receive treatment at home, Zuma told media persons. However, Zuma acknowledged that...
  • South Africa: 6-year-old girl shoots friend dead while playing with grandfather's revolver August 27, 2013

    A six-year-old girl shot and killed her friend with her grandfather's revolver while playing at a private game reserve in South Africa. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when the victim, Sibongile Moima, was playing with her six-year-old friend at a private game reserve where her father, Piet Moima, is the...
  • Mandela's life should inspire African youths, says Obama June 30, 2013

    Johannesburg: US President Barack Obama urged the youths of Africa Saturday to follow the footsteps of former South African president Nelson Mandela in building a bright future for their countries. Addressing young South Africans at the University of Johannesburg, where he held a town hall meeting as part of his...
  • Mandela is a personal hero, his legacy will stay: Obama June 28, 2013

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health has "improved" overnight but he is still in critical condition and on life support. US President Barack Obama began his week long visit to South Africa in Senegal where he told the press that Mandela was a personal hero of his and also...
  • Nelson Mandela on life support system, SA remains on the edge June 26, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's ailing peace icon Nelson Mandela has been put on a lifesupport system following deterioration of his health, three weeks after the 94yearold antiapartheid leader was hospitalised with a recurring lung infection. "Mandela is on life support in the Pretoria Heart Clinic where he has been fighting a...
  • India to play three Tests, seven ODIs and two T20s against South Africa April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket team will play three Tests, seven ODIs and two Twenty20 matches during their tour of South Africa, slated to start at the end of this year. Cricket South Africa and the Indian Cricket Board were contemplating accommodating one more Test but things could not materialise...
  • Mandela making 'continuous' improvement, visited by Zuma April 4, 2013

    Johannesburg: Former South African President and antiapartheid icon Nelson Mandela is making "continuous improvement" in a hospital where he was admitted last week for pneumonia, President Jacob Zuma said after visiting the revered statesman on Thursday. "President Jacob Zuma visited former President Nelson Mandela in hospital on Thursday, 4 April...
  • Mandela spends fourth day in hospital on Easter March 31, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's antiapartheid icon Nelson Mandela remained in a hospital on Easter on Sunday after being admitted for a recurrence of pneumonia four days ago, but doctors said the former president was making steady progress. President Jacob Zuma's office is yet to issue updates on the revered 94yearold statesman's...