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Herschel Jantjies of the Stormers during a Super Rugby match against Sharks last season. Photo:  Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

The four South African Super Rugby franchises could join an expanded Guinness Pro16 as early as next March if the existing travel restrictions caused (...)

In previous times, hiring a charter plane could cost in the region of €15,000-€20,000. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The organisers of the Pro14 will reveal the fixtures for the first 11 rounds of the 2020-21 campaign, which begins the weekend after next, this aftern(...)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks next to a screen showing an image of Tesla Model 3 during an event in Shanghai, China in January. Photograph: Reuters

As the gravity-defying surge by global equity markets has been playing out in recent months, technology shares have stood out. The likes of Apple, Mic(...)

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(...)

 Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters and supporters protest outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Across the African continent, the killing of George Floyd in the US has prompted protests, but also debate about what a Black Lives Matter movement sh(...)

Argentina’s Hugo Porta in action with Ireland’s Kenny Murphy in 1990. ‘I have always felt in Ireland things are just that little bit more fun and the people are so lovely,’ says Porta. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Argentina’s greatest rugby player Hugo Porta is still directing operations beautifully, just not from outhalf. At 68 years old he is doing it off the (...)

Cuban health workers arriving at the Waterkloof air force base in Pretoria on Monday. Photograph: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of Cuban medical professionals have arrived in South Africa, which will begin to ease its Covid-19 lockdown from this Friday, to bolster the (...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa: as coronavirus tally rose 218 cases in 24 hours, he said, “We fear that it might rise much further than that.”  Photograph:  Phill Magakoe

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa has risen to more than 900 on the eve of an unprecedented lockdown being implemented by the (...)

Lesotho prime minister Thomas Thabane and his second wife, Maesaiah Thabane, at the former’s inauguration in Maseru. Photograph: Samson Motikoe/AFP via Getty

Lesotho prime minister Thomas Thabane has denied fleeing to South Africa just hours before he was to be charged in court with murdering his first wife(...)

Liezl-Maret Livingstone: ‘I love that the idea of family is quite strong here and of course the nature in Ireland is amazing.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Liezl-Maret Livingstone knew from the very first moment her fingers touched the keys of a piano that she wanted to dedicate her life to music. Aged fo(...)

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