Gulf Times - South-Africa
South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag

In a landmark ruling, a Johannesburg court on Wednesday barred the unjustified display of South Africa's apartheid-era national flag, saying such gestures amounted to ‘hate speech’ and ‘harassment’.

S.Africa halts extradition of Mozambican ex-minister

S.Africa halts extradition of Mozambican ex-minister

South Africa said Saturday that it had halted plans to extradite former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang to his home country in a tussle over where he could stand trial for alleged fraud.

Rohit Sharma century guides India to opening World Cup win

Rohit Sharma century guides India to opening World Cup win

Sharma hit an unbeaten century as India made a comfortable start to their World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win over South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday that dealt a fresh blow to the Proteas' tournament hopes.

ANC wins South Africa poll with lowest-ever vote share

ANC wins South Africa poll with lowest-ever vote share

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has won another term in power, but with its lowest-ever vote share at 57.5 per cent, according to the electoral commission.

Corruption main theme at political rallies ahead of South African polls

Corruption main theme at political rallies ahead of South African polls

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed zero tolerance on corruption Sunday, as firebrand opposition leader Julius Malema urged police to ‘shoot randomly’ at a parliament he said was full of thugs and criminals.

South African hostage in Syria still alive after two years: charity

South African hostage in Syria still alive after two years: charity

A South African charity said Sunday it had received video evidence that a freelance photographer kidnapped in Syria was alive, over two years after he was captured.

More than 50 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

More than 50 dead in South Africa after heavy rains

More than 50 people were killed in southern and eastern parts of South Africa after heavy rains caused flooding and mudslides, authorities said on Wednesday.

Two arrested with 167 rhino horns in huge South Africa haul

Two arrested with 167 rhino horns in huge South Africa haul

South African police said on Sunday they had found 167 rhino horns believed to be destined for Asia and nabbed two suspects in a sting operation in the North West province.

S.Africa court says Mozambique ex-minister can be extradited to US

S.Africa court says Mozambique ex-minister can be extradited to US

A South African court ruled Monday that a Mozambican ex-finance minister, held since December on a US warrant over corruption allegations, can be extradited to the United States.

Qatar Airways to increase flights to South Africa from July

Qatar Airways to increase flights to South Africa from July

Qatar Airways will be increasing the number of weekly flights on its popular routes to South Africa from July 2019.

Sri Lanka defy the odds to claim historic test series win

Sri Lanka defy the odds to claim historic test series win

Sri Lanka's historic 2-0 test series victory over South Africa had seemed somewhat fanciful when they arrived in some disarray and on a long losing streak, but leave as the first Asian side to win a series in the country.

Three killed, hundreds injured in South Africa train collision

Three killed, hundreds injured in South Africa train collision

At least three people were killed and around 300 injured on Tuesday after two trains collided in the South African capital Pretoria, an emergency services official said.