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# south-africa - Thursday 3 June, 2021

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests
# Tourist
From The42
# Tourist

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests

Jun 3rd 2021, 1:01 AM 6,995 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland head coach is set to join Warren Gatland’s team in South Africa in July.

# south-africa - Monday 31 May, 2021

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague
# Pan African Parliament
# Pan African Parliament

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague

May 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 24,622 Views 6 Comments

The man said he was trying to knock a phone out of another legislator’s hand when he aimed a kick in the direction of Pemmy Majodina of South Africa

# south-africa - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Henshaw and Aki continue shared journey with Lions From The42

Henshaw and Aki continue shared journey with Lions

May 29th 2021, 7:00 AM 25,969 Views 11 Comments

Having previously played together with Connacht and Ireland, the pair are heading on tour to South Africa this summer.

# south-africa - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Former South African president Jacob Zuma goes on trial for corruption
# On Trial
# On Trial

Former South African president Jacob Zuma goes on trial for corruption

May 26th 2021, 1:14 PM 6,956 Views 9 Comments

The ex-leader pleaded not guilty to corruption, racketeering, fraud, tax evasion and money laundering.

# south-africa - Friday 14 May, 2021

Revised Lions tour schedule announced with all games to be staged without fans
# Update
From The42
# Update

Revised Lions tour schedule announced with all games to be staged without fans

Updated May 14th 2021, 3:03 PM 20,411 Views 24 Comments

All games will be staged in Gauteng or Cape Town and there is one change in opposition.

# south-africa - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

'He just has to hang in there' - Munster hopeful of Snyman recovery from latest knee injury
# Treatment Table
From The42
# Treatment Table

'He just has to hang in there' - Munster hopeful of Snyman recovery from latest knee injury

May 4th 2021, 3:42 PM 8,725 Views 3 Comments

The South African lock only lasted eight minutes into his Munster debut last August.

# south-africa - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides
# Change Of Plans
From The42
# Change Of Plans

Provinces set to continue in Rainbow Cup without South African sides

Apr 20th 2021, 12:14 PM 24,542 Views 27 Comments

The Stormers, Lions, Bulls, and Sharks are set to pull out of the competition.

# south-africa - Monday 19 April, 2021

Wildfire at Cape Town's Table Mountain brought under control after forcing evacuations
# South Africa
# South Africa

Wildfire at Cape Town's Table Mountain brought under control after forcing evacuations

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 8:47 PM 23,590 Views 3 Comments

Devil’s Peak was lit up by flames as the fire raged through the night.

# south-africa - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection
# Take Your Pick
From The42
# Take Your Pick

Jones has 'captain’s material' as Gatland starts whittling down Lions selection

Apr 13th 2021, 10:10 PM 10,726 Views 7 Comments

Premiership players could miss out if their clubs don’t grant them early release.

# south-africa - Friday 2 April, 2021

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace
# All Systems Go
From The42
# All Systems Go

Jason Leonard says planning for the Lions tour continues apace

Apr 2nd 2021, 7:46 PM 4,003 Views 2 Comments

Coronavirus restrictions are making for a challenging project.

# south-africa - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned
# Tour On
From The42
# Tour On

Confirmed: The Lions announce intention to tour South Africa as planned

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:14 PM 22,348 Views 32 Comments

SA Rugby and the Lions have confirmed their intention to plough on with the series.

# south-africa - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations
# Ruins Of Rome
From The42
# Ruins Of Rome

Italy's time is nearly up, get South Africa or Argentina into the Six Nations

Feb 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 44,143 Views 42 Comments

Ireland’s 48-10 victory yesterday was impressive but context is needed – Italy are a very poor side.

# south-africa - Friday 26 February, 2021

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed
# RWC2023
From The42
# RWC2023

Ireland drawn in Bordeaux, Nantes, and Paris as World Cup fixtures confirmed

Feb 26th 2021, 11:42 AM 11,404 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s fixtures see them finish with games against South Africa and Scotland.

# south-africa - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Relief for Ulster as Marcell Coetzee is cleared of another knee injury
# Good News
From The42
# Good News

Relief for Ulster as Marcell Coetzee is cleared of another knee injury

Feb 23rd 2021, 12:58 PM 3,695 Views 7 Comments

The South Africa international remains a doubt for this Friday’s clash with the Ospreys.

# south-africa - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Mick Wallace says vaccine rollout delay is 'huge concern' and could cost lives
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

Mick Wallace says vaccine rollout delay is 'huge concern' and could cost lives

Feb 9th 2021, 3:07 PM 29,139 Views 13 Comments

The independent MEP said “the most glaring problem in the last three or four weeks has been the delay in the rollout”.

# south-africa - Monday 8 February, 2021

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccinations amid concern over efficacy

Feb 8th 2021, 2:40 PM 52,957 Views 40 Comments

Researchers are working to update the vaccine to deal with the South African variant.

# south-africa - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Door-to-door testing blitz in England to find ‘every single’ South African strain case

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:00 AM 24,703 Views 11 Comments

Mobile testing units and home testing kits will be deployed across eight communities in England.

# south-africa - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?
# Open Thread
From The42
# Open Thread

What should happen with the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour?

Jan 13th 2021, 11:19 AM 8,500 Views 24 Comments

There appear to be three options as Lions bosses meet in the next month.

# south-africa - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January

Dec 30th 2020, 7:45 PM 49,695 Views 17 Comments

Both variants are feared to be more transmissible, and research is ongoing.

# south-africa - Monday 28 December, 2020

South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million
# Dry January
# Dry January

South Africa bans alcohol sales as cases rise to over one million

Dec 28th 2020, 9:17 PM 37,113 Views 47 Comments

South Africa passed one million recorded coronavirus cases yesterday.

# south-africa - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Mandela wrote letter to Haughey soon after his release asking him to postpone a decision on easing sanctions
# South Africa
# South Africa

Mandela wrote letter to Haughey soon after his release asking him to postpone a decision on easing sanctions

Dec 27th 2020, 12:10 AM 37,716 Views 6 Comments

Mandela was deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC) and was negotiating an end to the apartheid regime.

# south-africa - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

UK identifies another 'yet more transmissible' new variant of Covid-19 related to travel from South Africa
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK identifies another 'yet more transmissible' new variant of Covid-19 related to travel from South Africa

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 4:13 PM 60,576 Views 79 Comments

UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said travel restrictions are to be immediately imposed.

South African sides to join 'Rainbow Cup' after Pro14 concludes in March
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

South African sides to join 'Rainbow Cup' after Pro14 concludes in March

Dec 23rd 2020, 3:00 PM 27,339 Views 20 Comments

The new competition will kick-off in April after the 2020/21 Pro14 final in March.

# south-africa - Friday 18 December, 2020

Fast-spreading Covid variant detected in South Africa - similar to one found in UK
# South Africa
# South Africa

Fast-spreading Covid variant detected in South Africa - similar to one found in UK

Dec 18th 2020, 10:41 PM 52,137 Views 31 Comments

Health minister Zwelini Mkhize said that more patients are younger and seem to be suffering more from the effects of the virus.

# south-africa - Monday 14 December, 2020

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023
# Plans
From The42
# Plans

'It will be phenomenal' - Pro16 expansion even more timely before RWC2023

Dec 14th 2020, 8:05 PM 16,849 Views 32 Comments

The four new South African franchises are set to join next year.

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Farrell confirms Ireland will head to New Zealand for a three-Test tour in 2022

Dec 14th 2020, 1:47 PM 6,838 Views 10 Comments

Ireland have yet to beat the Kiwis on New Zealand soil.

# south-africa - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

South African lotto sequence sparks accusations of fraud
# 5 6 7 8 9 10
# 5 6 7 8 9 10

South African lotto sequence sparks accusations of fraud

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:19 PM 55,833 Views 49 Comments

The consecutive numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and a PowerBall number of 10 was the winning combination.

# south-africa - Monday 23 November, 2020

Judge to file complaint against ex-South Africa president Jacob Zuma
# South Africa
# South Africa

Judge to file complaint against ex-South Africa president Jacob Zuma

Nov 23rd 2020, 4:21 PM 11,614 Views 9 Comments

The former head of state walked out of an inquiry investigating alleged corruption.

# south-africa - Thursday 29 October, 2020

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances
# Tourist
From The42
# Tourist

'It’s about him holding his body together' - Gatland on Sexton's Lions chances

Oct 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,046 Views 6 Comments

The Lions head coach indicated he is keen to bring Andy Farrell on board again for next year.

# south-africa - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Lions managing director hopes fans will be able to attend 2021 South Africa tour
# Mane Attraction
From The42
# Mane Attraction

Lions managing director hopes fans will be able to attend 2021 South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 4:28 PM 4,461 Views 1 Comment

The Lions’ eight-match trip is planned to begin on 3 July.

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 5,891 Views 7 Comments

The game is set to be played at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in June 2021.

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle
# Breakdown
From The42
# Breakdown

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

Oct 21st 2020, 1:01 AM 17,147 Views 11 Comments

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

# south-africa - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16
# Expansion
From The42
# Expansion

Lancaster would welcome 'positive addition' of South African sides to Pro16

Sep 29th 2020, 1:01 AM 6,796 Views 3 Comments

The Lions, Bulls, Stormers, and Sharks could join the competition from 2021 onwards.

# south-africa - Friday 11 September, 2020

Australia to host Rugby Championship but doubts hang over South Africa
# Rugby Championship
From The42
# Rugby Championship

Australia to host Rugby Championship but doubts hang over South Africa

Sep 11th 2020, 10:43 AM 6,886 Views 1 Comment

SANZAAR CEO, Andy Marinos, stated that South Africa’s participation in this year’s competition had yet to be confirmed.

# south-africa - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Caster Semenya cannot compete without hormone-suppressing drugs, Swiss court confirms
# Ruling
From The42
# Ruling

Caster Semenya cannot compete without hormone-suppressing drugs, Swiss court confirms

Sep 8th 2020, 7:11 PM 11,756 Views 24 Comments

The Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland has refused to set aside a 2019 ruling against the double Olympic champion.

# south-africa - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

World Cup winner De Allende: 'I signed for Munster because I feel they have the credentials'
# Trophy Hunt
From The42
# Trophy Hunt

World Cup winner De Allende: 'I signed for Munster because I feel they have the credentials'

Sep 1st 2020, 8:15 PM 25,593 Views 55 Comments

Munster aren’t using their five-day turnaround as an excuse ahead of the Leinster clash.

# south-africa - Friday 7 August, 2020

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled
# Options
From The42
# Options

Gatland says he would coach Chiefs for free if 2021 Lions tour is cancelled

Aug 7th 2020, 2:55 PM 8,494 Views 1 Comment

South Africa is struggling to contain coronavirus.

# south-africa - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

Over 10,000 new cases on Saturday brings South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases to 500,000

Aug 2nd 2020, 11:12 AM 23,881 Views 24 Comments

The country has witnessed 8,153 deaths from the virus.

# south-africa - Sunday 19 July, 2020

Covid-19: More than 600,000 deaths worldwide; total cases pass 14.2 million
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: More than 600,000 deaths worldwide; total cases pass 14.2 million

Jul 19th 2020, 8:14 AM 17,583 Views 38 Comments

Health officials in Ireland recorded 21 new cases on Saturday.

# south-africa - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Schedule unchanged and Sky remain broadcasters for 2021 Lions tour to South Africa
# Lions 2021
From The42
# Lions 2021

Schedule unchanged and Sky remain broadcasters for 2021 Lions tour to South Africa

Jul 15th 2020, 11:03 AM 5,504 Views 22 Comments

Organisers are eager to invite travelling supporters and give ‘clarity’ over the planned tour.

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