Johannesburg

  • Faf du Plessis records second century in another drawn Test 23-12-2013 02:03 PM

    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 20-12-2013 12:40 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: 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...
  • 1st Test: India look to gain upper hand on day three 20-12-2013 09:55 AM

    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 line-up South Africa have, however, it took one good...
  • Kohli reminded me of Sachin of 1996 tour: Allan Donald 19-12-2013 08:50 AM

    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 counter-attacked 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,...
  • As it happened: India vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 1 18-12-2013 12:56 PM

    (For ball-by-ball 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 two-Test series between India and South Africa may seem harmless to reputations but it is certain to throw up...
  • Patience need of the hour for Indian batsmen, feels Sunil Gavaskar 17-12-2013 07:52 PM

    New Delhi: After a spineless show in the ODI series against South Africa, the famed Indian batting line-up will have to adopt a patient approach to make a contest out of the two-match Test series, which starts at Johannesburg on , feels former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar. The visiting Indian...
  • 1st Test: Team India brace for hostile South Africa 17-12-2013 03:10 PM

    The skimpy two-Test 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 10-12-2013 04:17 PM

    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'...
  • World leaders flock to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's funeral 10-12-2013 02:18 PM

    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...
  • Nelson Mandela to be buried on December 15 in Qunu 06-12-2013 07:12 PM

    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 anti-apartheid leader on December 10. Zuma said that Mandela's body will lie in state at...
  • Gandhi and Mandela, similar yet different, says Ramchandra Guha 06-12-2013 04:04 PM

    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 06-12-2013 03:59 PM

    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 06-12-2013 03:48 PM

    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 06-12-2013 01:55 PM

    South African anti-apartheid 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 06-12-2013 07:51 AM

    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...
  • Anti-apartheid icon and former SA President Nelson Mandela dies at 95 06-12-2013 07:02 AM

    Johannesburg: South African anti-apartheid 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...
  • Nelson Mandela responding to treatment, says Jacob Zuma 03-09-2013 06:23 PM

    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...
  • South Africa: 6-year-old girl shoots friend dead while playing with grandfather's revolver 27-08-2013 08:18 AM

    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...
  • Mandela's life should inspire African youths, says Obama 30-06-2013 06:10 AM

    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 28-06-2013 09:25 AM

    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 26-06-2013 07:50 PM

    Johannesburg: South Africa's ailing peace icon Nelson Mandela has been put on a life-support system following deterioration of his health, three weeks after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid 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 12-04-2013 08:21 PM

    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 04-04-2013 08:48 PM

    Johannesburg: Former South African President and anti-apartheid 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...