Gulf Times - South-Africa
South African cricket restarts with three-team format

South African cricket restarts with three-team format

A cricket tournament involving three teams will be South Africa's first televised live sports event since the country went into lockdown because of Covid-19.

Court orders suspension of S.African soldiers over death of man in lockdown

Court orders suspension of S.African soldiers over death of man in lockdown

South Africa's High Court ordered the suspension on Friday of soldiers and police officers who were at or near the home of a man who was killed last month, following allegations he was beaten to death by security forces.

South Africa to parole 19,000 prisoners to curb coronavirus

South Africa to parole 19,000 prisoners to curb coronavirus

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday thousands of low-risk prisoners would be granted parole to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in correctional facilities.

South Africa eases lockdown of battered economy

South Africa eases lockdown of battered economy

South Africa took its first shaky steps on Friday towards rolling back one of the world's strictest Covid-19 lockdowns, seeking a balance between containing the disease

Over 200 Cuban health experts arrive in S.Africa for virus fight

Over 200 Cuban health experts arrive in S.Africa for virus fight

More than 200 Cuban doctors and health workers arrived in South Africa on Monday to help the fight against coronavirus, the presidency said.

South Africa's minister who flouted lockdown rules sent on leave

South Africa's minister who flouted lockdown rules sent on leave

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday placed on special leave a minister seen lunching at a friend's house in violation of the coronavirus lockdown.

Ethiopian PM asks S.Africa to mediate Nile dam dispute

Ethiopian PM asks S.Africa to mediate Nile dam dispute

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday asked South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in a long-running dispute with Egypt over a massive dam being built on the Blue Nile River.

Arctic adventurers struggle as climate change thins ice

Arctic adventurers struggle as climate change thins ice

Two men trying to cross the Arctic Ocean on skis have run into difficulty as unusually thin ice has lengthened their journey and cut into their rations, their team said Saturday.

South African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges

South African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges

South African police detained more than 180 foreign nationals for storming the UN refugee agency in Pretoria, where they had been staging a sit-in protest, police said Saturday.

South African Airways begins talks with unions over strike

South African Airways begins talks with unions over strike

South African Airways on Saturday started mediated talks with unions, one day after its workers launched an open-ended strike that forced the embattled airline to ground hundreds of flights.

Malawi receives 17 black rhinos from South Africa

Malawi receives 17 black rhinos from South Africa

Seventeen black rhinos have been released into Malawi's Liwonde national park after arriving from South Africa

Amir meets South African minister

Amir meets South African minister

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met at his Amiri Diwan office on Tuesday with visiting South African Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Dr Grace Naledi Pandor