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# south-africa - Today’s News

Leinster set to sign lock Jenkins from Munster ahead of next season
# Tighthead Lock
From The42
# Tighthead Lock

Leinster set to sign lock Jenkins from Munster ahead of next season

1 hour ago 8,620 Views 37 Comments

The 26-year-old has only made one appearance for the southern province so far this season.

# south-africa - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Terrorism charge for man accused of setting fire to South Africa's parliament building
# Cape Town
# Cape Town

Terrorism charge for man accused of setting fire to South Africa's parliament building

Jan 11th 2022, 2:58 PM 6,834 Views 0 Comments

Zandile Mafe, 49, today appeared in a courtroom in Cape Town for a bail hearing.

# south-africa - Saturday 8 January, 2022

The Explainer: What can we learn from South Africa’s Omicron wave?
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

The Explainer: What can we learn from South Africa’s Omicron wave?

Jan 8th 2022, 10:00 AM 10,928 Views 5 Comments

Can we say for definite now that Omicron is milder than other variants?

# south-africa - Tuesday 4 January, 2022

Man suspected of starting fire that gutted South Africa parliament buildings appears in court
# Cape Town
# Cape Town

Man suspected of starting fire that gutted South Africa parliament buildings appears in court

Jan 4th 2022, 1:12 PM 17,518 Views 0 Comments

The complex in the centre of Cape Town includes some buildings that are 130 years old.

# south-africa - Monday 3 January, 2022

South Africa parliament fire restarts after initially being brought under control
# South Africa
# South Africa

South Africa parliament fire restarts after initially being brought under control

Updated Jan 3rd 2022, 4:41 PM 21,685 Views 2 Comments

President Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters yesterday that a man had been held and that the building’s sprinkler systems had apparently failed.

# south-africa - Sunday 2 January, 2022

One arrest made after huge fire completely destroys South African parliament building
# Roof Collapse
# Roof Collapse

One arrest made after huge fire completely destroys South African parliament building

Updated Jan 2nd 2022, 3:29 PM 40,297 Views 1 Comment

President Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters at the scene that an arrest had been made.

# south-africa - Saturday 1 January, 2022

Tributes paid at funeral as South Africa bids farewell to Desmond Tutu
# Desmond Tutu
# Desmond Tutu

Tributes paid at funeral as South Africa bids farewell to Desmond Tutu

Jan 1st 2022, 3:20 PM 10,783 Views 4 Comments

Archbishop Tutu died on St Stephen’s Day at the age of 90.

# south-africa - Friday 31 December, 2021

South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides
# Relaxed
# Relaxed

South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides

Dec 31st 2021, 6:56 PM 34,910 Views 61 Comments

Calls by the hospitality sector for the curfew to be lifted had been mounting ahead of New Year’s celebrations,

Desmond Tutu's body lies in state for second day in South Africa
# Cape Town
# Cape Town

Desmond Tutu's body lies in state for second day in South Africa

Dec 31st 2021, 1:53 PM 6,407 Views 2 Comments

The globally revered anti-apartheid icon died peacefully aged 90 on Sunday.

# south-africa - Thursday 30 December, 2021

South Africa bids goodbye to much-loved Desmond Tutu
# Rainbow Nation
# Rainbow Nation

South Africa bids goodbye to much-loved Desmond Tutu

Dec 30th 2021, 1:26 PM 6,820 Views 1 Comment

Tutu died in Cape Town on Sunday at age 90 from cancer.

# south-africa - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Proposed African safari summit for NI politicians in '97 was labelled as 'rubbish' by John Bruton
# Hunting Expedition
# Hunting Expedition

Proposed African safari summit for NI politicians in '97 was labelled as 'rubbish' by John Bruton

Dec 29th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,312 Views 6 Comments

Details of the plans and the taoiseach’s rejection are contained in State Papers released to the National Archives.

# south-africa - Monday 27 December, 2021

South Africa begins week of mourning following the death of Desmond Tutu
# Desmond Tutu
# Desmond Tutu

South Africa begins week of mourning following the death of Desmond Tutu

Dec 27th 2021, 1:50 PM 6,826 Views 4 Comments

The anti-apartheid activist passed away yesterday at the age of 90.

# south-africa - Sunday 26 December, 2021

‘A man of words and action’: Tributes paid to Desmond Tutu following death
# Tributes
# Tributes

‘A man of words and action’: Tributes paid to Desmond Tutu following death

Updated Dec 26th 2021, 12:16 PM 15,832 Views 14 Comments

President Michael D Higgins said Desmond Tutu was “a man of profound wisdom”.

Desmond Tutu, revered anti-apartheid figure and South African archbishop, dies aged 90
# RIP
# RIP

Desmond Tutu, revered anti-apartheid figure and South African archbishop, dies aged 90

Dec 26th 2021, 7:24 AM 39,268 Views 14 Comments

The Nobel Prize winner, often described as the moral conscience of South Africa, died today in Cape Town.

# south-africa - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Drop in South Africa's Covid-19 cases may show Omicron peak has passed
# Promising Signs
# Promising Signs

Drop in South Africa's Covid-19 cases may show Omicron peak has passed

Dec 22nd 2021, 12:56 PM 35,859 Views 67 Comments

There is a hint that infections involving the new variant may recede quickly after a ferocious spike.

# south-africa - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

South African court orders former president Jacob Zuma back to jail
# South Africa
# South Africa

South African court orders former president Jacob Zuma back to jail

Dec 15th 2021, 10:45 PM 11,748 Views 0 Comments

A court withdrew the medical parole given to Zuma who has served two months of a 15-month term for refusing to testify before a state commission.

# south-africa - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Munster confirm that head coach Van Graan will leave at end of season
# Exit Door
From The42
# Exit Door

Munster confirm that head coach Van Graan will leave at end of season

Dec 14th 2021, 10:13 AM 46,382 Views 102 Comments

The South African was offered a new two-year deal but will depart in June.

# south-africa - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

South Africa World Cup winning out-half signs for Leicester
# Handré Pollard
From The42
# Handré Pollard

South Africa World Cup winning out-half signs for Leicester

Dec 7th 2021, 3:33 PM 8,286 Views 3 Comments

His arrival will fill the fly-half vacancy created by England international George Ford’s move from Leicester to Sale next year.

# south-africa - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Reinfections three times more likely with Omicron, South African research suggests

Dec 2nd 2021, 9:44 PM 39,312 Views 48 Comments

The preliminary study by South African scientists was published today.

CEO Ian Flanagan confirms Munster intend to fulfil European fixture against Wasps
# SUAF
From The42
# SUAF

CEO Ian Flanagan confirms Munster intend to fulfil European fixture against Wasps

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:17 PM 8,501 Views 8 Comments

With 34 players and staff quarantining in Ireland and another 14 still in South Africa, Munster are set to take to the field with a mixture of Ireland Internationals and academy players.

# south-africa - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

34 of Munster's party depart South Africa, 14 remain in Cape Town quarantine
# Homebound
From The42
# Homebound

34 of Munster's party depart South Africa, 14 remain in Cape Town quarantine

Updated Nov 30th 2021, 10:51 PM 35,090 Views 6 Comments

The travelling group are set to land in Dublin on Wednesday evening.

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa
# Pandemic
From The42
# Pandemic

Deeply unlucky Munster simply focused on getting home from South Africa

Nov 30th 2021, 1:02 PM 35,732 Views 10 Comments

10 of their players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19.

# south-africa - Monday 29 November, 2021

All indications are that Munster's clash with Wasps will go ahead as scheduled
# Options
From The42
# Options

All indications are that Munster's clash with Wasps will go ahead as scheduled

Nov 29th 2021, 4:56 PM 13,165 Views 14 Comments

The bulk of Johann van Graan’s senior squad are still in South Africa.

South African president calls for 'urgent' lifting of travel bans
# Omicron
# Omicron

South African president calls for 'urgent' lifting of travel bans

Nov 29th 2021, 8:21 AM 33,686 Views 40 Comments

The head of the WHO in Africa has said the bans attack ‘global solidarity’.

# south-africa - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Germany reports first two cases of Omicron variant
# Omicron
# Omicron

Germany reports first two cases of Omicron variant

Updated Nov 27th 2021, 6:35 PM 87,955 Views 89 Comments

The positive cases, found in a group of around 600 passengers, will be examined to see if they are the new Omicron variant.

Thriston Lawrence leads as Ashley Chesters chases Joburg title amid Covid chaos
# Chaos
From The42
# Chaos

Thriston Lawrence leads as Ashley Chesters chases Joburg title amid Covid chaos

Nov 27th 2021, 7:27 AM 1,318 Views 0 Comments

There has been a spate of withdrawals from the first event of the 2021-22 season as British and Irish players scrambled to secure flights home.

# south-africa - Friday 26 November, 2021

Lawrence leads Joburg Open reduced to 54 holes by Covid turmoil
# Ain't No Sunshine (tour)
From The42
# Ain't No Sunshine (tour)

Lawrence leads Joburg Open reduced to 54 holes by Covid turmoil

Nov 26th 2021, 7:24 PM 2,380 Views 0 Comments

After an exodus of 16 British and Irish players following Thursday’s opening round scrambling to get home to avoid quarantine, organisers took drastic action.

# south-africa - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Rassie Erasmus withdraws appeal against World Rugby ban
# A Saga Ends
From The42
# A Saga Ends

Rassie Erasmus withdraws appeal against World Rugby ban

Nov 25th 2021, 9:37 PM 4,701 Views 9 Comments

He also issued a public apology to referee Nic Berry over his comments ahead of the Springboks’ Test with the Lions earlier this year.

# south-africa - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

'Loftus has been my home' - Van Graan makes emotional return to South Africa with Munster
# Strong Ties
From The42
# Strong Ties

'Loftus has been my home' - Van Graan makes emotional return to South Africa with Munster

Nov 23rd 2021, 12:37 PM 11,112 Views 15 Comments

Some of the province’s Ireland internationals are expected to fly in and link up with the squad for their second of two URC games.

# south-africa - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Marcus Smith wins it for England at the death as they avenge World Cup final defeat
# Boks Office
From The42
# Boks Office

Marcus Smith wins it for England at the death as they avenge World Cup final defeat

Nov 20th 2021, 5:32 PM 11,172 Views 12 Comments

South Africa dominated most of the second-half but England produced the goods when it mattered to win 27-26.

# south-africa - Wednesday 17 November, 2021

Rassie Erasmus hit with two-month ban as misconduct charges upheld
# Verdict
From The42
# Verdict

Rassie Erasmus hit with two-month ban as misconduct charges upheld

Updated Nov 17th 2021, 8:07 PM 30,237 Views 13 Comments

The charges relate to Erasmus’ behaviour towards match officials during the Springboks’ series victory over the British and Irish Lions.

# south-africa - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Tempered praise after South Africa's former president FW de Klerk dies aged 85
# South Africa
# South Africa

Tempered praise after South Africa's former president FW de Klerk dies aged 85

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 4:10 PM 21,309 Views 32 Comments

De Klerk apologised for apartheid in a posthumous video released today.

# south-africa - Saturday 6 November, 2021

World champion Springboks edge a thriller with Wales in the rain in Cardiff
# Battle
From The42
# Battle

World champion Springboks edge a thriller with Wales in the rain in Cardiff

Nov 6th 2021, 7:35 PM 9,928 Views 4 Comments

Malcolm Marx scored the winning try from a maul late on.

# south-africa - Friday 5 November, 2021

Jonathan Davies says patience is key for Wales in battle with South Africa
# Boks Office
From The42
# Boks Office

Jonathan Davies says patience is key for Wales in battle with South Africa

Nov 5th 2021, 4:32 PM 2,625 Views 4 Comments

Wales face a tough Autumn Nations Series encounter in Cardiff.

# south-africa - Tuesday 26 October, 2021

'I missed being on the grass, the day-to-day coaching, and the challenge'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'I missed being on the grass, the day-to-day coaching, and the challenge'

Updated Oct 26th 2021, 8:03 PM 25,516 Views 4 Comments

Noel McNamara is thriving in his new role with the Sharks after joining from Leinster.

South Africa's Quinton de Kock misses T20 World Cup match after refusing to take the knee
# Withdrawn
From The42
# Withdrawn

South Africa's Quinton de Kock misses T20 World Cup match after refusing to take the knee

Oct 26th 2021, 2:31 PM 5,118 Views 7 Comments

Cricket South Africa say all their players are required to take part in the gesture ‘in a united and consistent stance against racism’.

# south-africa - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Erasmus to tour with Springboks as misconduct hearing looms
# Rassie Takes Erasmus
From The42
# Rassie Takes Erasmus

Erasmus to tour with Springboks as misconduct hearing looms

Oct 20th 2021, 4:46 PM 3,323 Views 0 Comments

Erasmus faces a misconduct hearing the day before his side’s first game in Cardiff.

# south-africa - Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Springboks call up 'talented' Stormers captain to replace Snyman for northern hemisphere Tests
# Lock And Load
From The42
# Lock And Load

Springboks call up 'talented' Stormers captain to replace Snyman for northern hemisphere Tests

Oct 19th 2021, 11:58 AM 5,523 Views 4 Comments

Several big names are absent through injury.

# south-africa - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

South Africa-born back-row Dylan Richardson named in Scotland training squad From The42

South Africa-born back-row Dylan Richardson named in Scotland training squad

Oct 13th 2021, 6:32 PM 3,249 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old qualifies through his Edinburgh-born father.

# south-africa - Thursday 7 October, 2021

'I never thought I would play in Thomond Park. It was just awesome'
# Hotshot
From The42
# Hotshot

'I never thought I would play in Thomond Park. It was just awesome'

Oct 7th 2021, 7:30 PM 21,031 Views 20 Comments

21-year-old Evan Roos is a major prospect for South African rugby.

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