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A medical professional sanitises visiting patients in Springs, Johannesburg. Photograph:  Yeshiel Panchia/EPA

South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions will ease considerably from Monday following a significant decrease in the country’s confirmed Covid-(...)

South African president Nelson Mandela presents the William Webb Ellis trophy to captain Francois Pienaar after the victory over New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Poisonous coffee. The Friday morning before the World Cup final Frank Bunce gingerly moved off his toilet bowl to track down Dr Mike Bowen. “Doc, I g(...)

Tennis champion and equality campaigner Billie Jean King: ‘You’ve got to have visibility.’ Photograph: Glyn Kirk / AFP

Women around the world will have to wait another two centuries for the global gender gap to fully close. That’s what the World Economic Forum predict(...)

CJ Stander, Conor Murray, Keith Earls and RG Snyman speak during a Munster training session last week. Photo: Munster Rugby/Inpho

After the longest break comes the longest season, touch wood. Or, put another way, never mind the quality, just feel the quantity, as rugby’s various (...)

Tadhg Furlong in action for the British and Irish Lions against New Zealand three years ago. Vodafone will be lead sponsor for the 2021 tour to South Africa. Photograph: Nigel Marple/Reuters

Vodafone has signed up as the lead sponsor for the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa, giving the telecoms group placement on the front(...)

Zimbabwe’s security forces have detained a prominent journalist who exposed the alleged illegal awarding of contracts in pandemic-related government (...)

Gary Player kisses the British Open trophy, which he won for the second time at Carnoustie in 1968. He is one of only five golfers to have won all four Majors. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images)

The way Gary Player tells it, air travel back in his early professional career was far removed from modern-day comforts. Remember, this was long befo(...)

Architect Jordi Fauli (second right) explains to the visitors the details of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Photograph: Enric Fontcuberta/EPA

Catalonia enforced a new lockdown on more than 200,000 people on Saturday, after several new outbreaks of the coronavirus were detected. Residents in(...)

Malawi’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera campaigns in  Lilongwe on June 20th. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Lazarus Chakwera, a Pentecostal pastor-turned-politician, was inaugurated as Malawi’s president after winning the first opposition victory in an elect(...)

Economic Freedom Fighters party leader Julius Malema has been accused of benefiting from the looted money. He denies it. Photograph: Jordi Matas

Seven suspects accused of looting nearly €140 million from a South African bank that mainly served the rural poor have pleaded not guilty in court to (...)

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