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 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(...)

Employees and contractors of the Optimum Coal Mine, owned by the controversial Gupta family, demonstrate  in front of the gates of the mine in Hendrina, South Africa, on February 22nd, 2018.  Workers are on strike because of the withdrawal of services in South Africa by India’s state-owned Bank of Baroda, the only institution in the country that still banked the Guptas. Photograph: Marco Longari /AFP/Getty Images

The corporate logo on the deserted plot in a grim industrial park near Johannesburg is broken. At the front, a “To Let” sign hints at a business in de(...)

Cycling through the Maboneng precinct of Johannesburg. Photograph: Getty Images

Helen Greene is from Raheny in Dublin. She arrived in Johannesburg in 2013 with her husband after living in London for three years. She is an accounta(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his state of the nation address to parliament, in Cape Town. Photograph: Ruvan Boshoff/Reuters

Cyril Ramaphosa promised to “turn the tide of corruption” in his first speech as South Africa’s president, saying the nation was entering a “new dawn”(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma announced his immediate resignation in a TV address to the nation on February 14th, 2018, after the ruling ANC party threatened to eject him from office via a parliamentary vote of no confidence. Photograph: SIPHIWE SIBEKO/AFP/Getty Images

South African president Jacob Zuma resigned from office Wednesday night, bringing an end to a long-running fight for political survival he lost contro(...)

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma: if he refuses to stand down, the matter could go to parliament for a vote on a motion of no confidence. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South African president Jacob Zuma is to respond on Wednesday to the ruling African National Congress party’s decision to recall him from office more (...)

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