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South African opposition marks Zuma's birthday with protest

Protesters in South Africa are gathering for a demonstration against President Jacob Zuma, who turns 75 Wednesday amid calls for his resignation because of scandals and his dismissal of a widely respected Indian-origin finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

South Africans protest against President Jacob Zuma

Thousands of South Africans took to the streets across the country on Friday to protest against President Jacob Zuma and demanding his resignation.

South Africa's ANC stands by Zuma, rejects calls for president to quit

South Africa's ruling African National Congress backed President Jacob Zuma after two key allies of the party called for his resignation following a cabinet reshuffle that cost the country one of its investment-grade credit ratings.

Why did Mandela's closest Comrade end up as tour guide?

Saeed Naqvi/IANS

In Ahmed Kathrada`s death in Johannesburg at age 87, students of South African history have lost a precious resource person with a unique perspective on one of the world`s great national liberation movements -- how it peaked, then lost its fizz.

South Africa new finance minister vows to enforce ANC policies

 South Africa`s new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba Saturday pledged to implement the policies of the ruling ANC as the party remains deeply divided over the sudden firing of his predecessor.

 

South African finance minister sacked in shock reshuffle

The South African rand plunged more than five percent after President Jacob Zuma on Thursday sacked his finance minister, a man widely seen as a competent manager of one of the world`s most important emerging economies.

South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dead at 87

Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela`s closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87.

Veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies after brain surgery

Veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada dies after brain surgery

Affectionately known as "Uncle Kathy", the 87-year-old liberation struggle stalwart was hospitalised in Johannesburg earlier in March after surgery to relieve blood clotting on the brain.

Wounded New Zealand likely to get Ross Taylor, Trent Boult back for 3rd Test against South Africa

Wounded New Zealand likely to get Ross Taylor, Trent Boult back for 3rd Test against South Africa

Taylor tore a calf and Boult suffered upper leg soreness during the drawn first Test in Dunedin.

Quinton de Kock inspires Proteas to valuable 81-run lead over New Zealand on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Quinton de Kock inspires Proteas to valuable 81-run lead over New Zealand on Day 2 of 2nd Test

The wicketkeeper-batsman joined Bavuma to turn the game around with a 160-run stand for the seventh wicket.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Proteas rope in spinner Dane Piedt for concluding test

New Zealand vs South Africa: Proteas rope in spinner Dane Piedt for concluding test

Piedt, 27, took 24 wickets at an average of 36.04 in seven Tests before he was dropped from the squad that won a Test series in Australia in November

NZ vs SA, 1st Test: Captain Kane Williamson leads fightback as Kiwis strengthen grip on Day 2

NZ vs SA, 1st Test: Captain Kane Williamson leads fightback as Kiwis strengthen grip on Day 2

Taylor was on eight when he limped from the field during a torrid period in which he was also hit on the helmet by a fired-up Morne Morkel, who sent down a lively 10 overs for 26 in his comeback from a serious back injury.

SA vs NZ : Dean Elgar`s composed century rescues South Africa after three early blows by New Zealand

SA vs NZ : Dean Elgar`s composed century rescues South Africa after three early blows by New Zealand

Although the pitch offered little support for the bowlers, for the batsmen it was a constant struggle to score with 30 maidens among the 90 overs bowled.  

We're ready for ICC Champions Trophy: AB De Villiers

We're ready for ICC Champions Trophy: AB De Villiers

South Africa yesterday defeated the Black Caps in the final of the five-match series at Eden Park, Auckland, thus winning the ODI series 3-2.

India-origin cartoonist told to shut South Africa school

Famed Indian-origin South African cartoonist Nanda Soobben has been asked by the country's Education Department to shut his design school.

The shortest sleeping mammals: African elephants sleep just two hours daily (Watch)

The shortest sleeping mammals: African elephants sleep just two hours daily (Watch)

For the study, the team monitored two free-roaming African elephant matriarchs in Chobe National Park in Botswana for 35 days. 

Dwayne Smith announces retirement from international cricket, will continue to play in T20 leagues

Dwayne Smith announces retirement from international cricket, will continue to play in T20 leagues

The 33-year-old`s decision came ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) qualifying final match between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings in which he is representing the former side.

Martin Guptill's heroics in ODIs won't earn him Test recall: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson

Martin Guptill's heroics in ODIs won't earn him Test recall: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson

Hesson acknowledged Guptill's knock was "exceptional" but said the 30-year-old had already been tried at Test level and found wanting.

4th ODI: New Zealand recall Martin Guptill, Jeetan Patel after losing third match against South Africa

4th ODI: New Zealand recall Martin Guptill, Jeetan Patel after losing third match against South Africa

New Zealand were stunned by South Africa in the third ODI in Wellington on Saturday -- beaten by a comprehensive 159 runs to go down 2-1 in the series -- and captain Kane Williamson confirmed "a number of (selection) discussions" were on the cards.