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Sidelined Kapp in tears, but Proteas Women ‘more than cricketers’

The disappointment on the faces of the Proteas following their 5-run (DLS) semi-final loss to Australia at the T20 Women’s World Cup on Thursday was there for all to see.Captain Dane van Niekerk was brave, fighting back tears, while wicketkeeper Trisha Chetty couldn’t contain herself and broke down. They were familiar scenes when it comes to South Africa at Cricket…

DEVELOPING | SA medical community on high alert in wake of first Coronavirus case

South Africa confirms first case of coronavirus but experts say it’s unlikely to spread Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed on Thursday that the country has recorded its first case of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, but experts say the virus is unlikely …

Coronavirus: Defence force staff ‘unwilling’ to man plane destined to fetch South Africans from China

Government has denied a media report that claims South African National Defence Force (SANDF) crew members are refusing to make the potentially dangerous journey to China to help in the repatriation of 184 South African citizens. On Friday, Mail & Guardian (M&G) reported that a senior official “intimately familiar with the discussions” said defence force personnel…

Brumbies thump Sunwolves to move past Stormers

A rampaging Brumbies stretched their lead at the top of Super Rugby’s Australian conference on Friday with a commanding 47-14 romp that piled more misery on the Sunwolves, whose final season has been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.As it happened | Sunwolves v BrumbiesLast year’s semi-finalists now have four wins from five and the bonus-point…

Katy Perry reveals pregnancy in music video

Image copyrightCapitol RecordsImage caption Perry revealed the news in the final frames of her new video Pop superstar Katy Perry has revealed that she and her fiancée Orlando Bloom are expecting their first child. The star announced her pregnancy in the …

Former UN head Javier Pérez de Cuéllar dies at 100

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Javier Pérez de Cuéllar garnered a reputation as a peacemaker during his UN tenure Former UN chief and Peruvian Prime Minister Javier Pérez de Cuéllar has died aged 100. Mr Pérez de Cuéllar’s son told local radio stati…

Suspects in nightclub stampede tragedy face judge

Image copyrightShutterstockImage caption Among the six victims was Eleonora Girolimini – one of her children kissed her coffin at her funeral in Ancona in December 2018 The stampede at the Lanterna Azzurra (Blue Lantern) club was a tragedy that traumatised…

Coronavirus: Koreans queue in cold for masks as PM bans their export

A 36-year-old man in the Chinese virus epicentre of Wuhan has died five days after being discharged, said news site SCMP quoting Chinese state media outlet The Paper. The Wuhan health commission said the direct cause of his death was Covid-19.

Twitter tests vanishing tweets in Brazil

Image copyrightGetty Images Twitter is testing a feature that will allow some tweets to disappear after 24 hours, it announced on Wednesday. The new feature called “fleets” is similar to vanishing posts on Snapchat and Instagram Stories. The changes prompt…

Dirty streaming: The internet’s big secret

Dirty streaming: The internet’s big secret