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Junk Ensemble’s Dolores

Akram Khan’s Giselle with the English National Ballet and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre provided an unusually lavish openi(...)

Former gold miner Thulani Bitsha,  who contracted silicosis while working underground,  in the doorway to his home near Bizana in South Africa’s impoverished Eastern Cape province, when interviewed in March  2012. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/File Photo

South Africa’s largest ever class action lawsuit concluded on Thursday when lawyers representing miners who contracted deadly lung diseases while work(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa delivering the eulogy at the Special Official Funeral service for the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Only a last-minute compromise between the family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and African National Congress (ANC) leaders enabled South Africa’s rulin(...)

Mourners attend the memorial service of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Orlando stadium in Soweto, South Africa, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA/STR

Thousands of South Africans paid tribute on Wednesday to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a memorial service in Soweto, the township at the forefront of t(...)

South African National Congress Women’s League members sing and mourn outside Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s home in Soweto, Johannesburg. Photograph:  EPA/STR

Leaders from across South Africa’s political divide have travelled to the home of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to mourn her sudden death and pay(...)

 Darren Lehmann  announcing that  he will resign as Australian cricket coach after the final Test against South Africa. Photograph:  Wikus De Wet/AFP/Getty

Australian cricket broke down in tears as a shattered Steve Smith took full responsibility for the ball-tampering crisis that has engulfed a nation a(...)

Vicki Momberg: If her appeal fails, she will become the first person in South Africa to go to prison for subjecting someone to racial abuse. Screengrab: YouTube

A former estate agent who was convicted last year of racially abusing black police officers in 2016 has received a two-year prison sentence in South A(...)

The signs do not augur well for Steve Smith and in terms of Cricket Australia’s  ultimate response to the crisis.

Steve Smith looks set to be permanently stripped of the Australian captaincy and could face a ban of up to a year from representing the country follow(...)

Co Clare native Aislinn Dillon on the Muttrah Geotrek in Muscat

Aislinn Dillon is a teacher from Crusheen, Co Clare, who has been living in Muscat since 2016. “I previously lived in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, so I(...)

Paper and packaging group Mondi said more than €750 million of approved capital expenditure projects were under way. Photograph: iStock

Paper and packaging group Mondi announced a special payout of 100 cents per share after full-year underlying profit rose 4 per cent, benefiting from s(...)

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