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 A member of the South African Police Service detains a suspected looter outside a warehouse storing alcohol in Durban. Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP via Getty Images

The British & Irish Lions’ victory over the Springboks on Saturday has coincided with a much-needed upturn in fortunes for a beleaguered South Afr(...)

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland speaks to the team during squad training in South Africa on Monday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There is currently little palpable excitement emanating from the South African public ahead of the first Test between the Springboks and the British &(...)

 Louis Rees-Zammit, draped  with  Lions Mascot BIL,  and Ali Price at Wondrboom National Airport, Pretoria, for their flight to Cape Town. The squad are now based in the Western Cape for the next couple of weeks.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The British & Irish Lions arrived in Cape Town on Sunday ahead of a winter storm that battered the province within 24 hours, but the disruptive we(...)

Funerals taking place  at the Olifantsvlei Cemetery in Soweto, Johannesburg. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images

The behemoth that is the 2021 British and Irish Lions social media marketing conglomeration is churning out shallow ‘goody two shoes’ stories at a fre(...)

Residential neighbourhoods are lit by raging fires in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Photo

Since Sunday the Corcoran clan has watched an out-of-control bush fire burn its way across the slopes of Table Mountain National Park, which cradle Ca(...)

Paul O’Connell with Lions supporters during the 2009 tour of South Africa. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

The itinerary for the proposed British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa this summer, which is due to be confirmed on Tuesday, is expected to fea(...)

Ellis Park in Johannesburg is due to host the third Test between South Africa and the Lions on August 7th. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Plans to have the Lions squad based exclusively in Johannesburg have been modified so as to incorporate a middle leg of three matches, perhaps includi(...)

Ireland’s   CJ Stander embraces his wife, Jean-Marie,  at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in November  2018. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

Something unusual happened this week. An athlete, central to his team and still performing at international level, chose to walk away from a sport he (...)

 Scotland’s Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg celebrate after beating England at Twickenham. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

England 6 Scotland 11 When a rivalry has been maturing for 150 years, the taste of success is always intoxicating. For Scotland this was as special a(...)

A coronavirus testing unit sign outside Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg

South Africa has closed its land borders until at least mid-February to try to slow the spread of coronavirus, which has spiralled out of control in t(...)

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