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Frequent mutations, rapid spread: New Covid variant found in South Africa

A recent surge in Covid-19 cases in South Africa seems to have been driven by a new variant of the coronavirus, which shows a high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people.
Healthcare workers assist patients being treated at a makeshift hospital run by charity organisation The Gift of the Givers, during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak at Johannesburg in South Africa. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Healthcare workers assist patients being treated at a makeshift hospital run by charity organisation The Gift of the Givers, during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak at Johannesburg in South Africa. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 11:55 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

South Africa confirm two positive Covid-19 cases ahead of Sri Lanka series

The positive tests were announced on Friday, a day before the team is due to enter a bio-bubble on the Highveld and follows a number of cases in domestic cricket that have sparked alarm.
An empty scene in Paarl, South Africa(Getty Images)
An empty scene in Paarl, South Africa(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 10:14 PM IST
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Cape Town | ByReuters

Jofra Archer may miss Test against South Africa due to injury

Archer, who took six wickets in the first test defeat at Pretoria including 5-102 in the second innings, did bat in the nets and took part in fielding drills but a sore right elbow kept him from bowling.
England's Jofra Archer appeals succesfully for the wicket of South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen.(REUTERS)
England's Jofra Archer appeals succesfully for the wicket of South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 08:15 AM IST
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Cape Town | ByReuters

England ponder all-pace attack for first test versus South Africa

Silverwood admits an all-pace attack on what is traditionally a bouncy pitch on the Highveld is something they are considering.
File image of Jofra Archer(REUTERS)
File image of Jofra Archer(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 23, 2019 04:23 PM IST
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Pretoria | ByReuters

Temba Bavuma ruled out of first test against England

Bavuma will be sidelined for between seven and 10 days, according to a statement from Cricket South Africa, which should mean he is available for the second match in the four-test series that starts in Cape Town on Jan. 3.
File image of Temba Bavuma(REUTERS)
File image of Temba Bavuma(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 20, 2019 11:33 AM IST
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South Africa appoint Jacques Kallis as batting consultant

Jacques Kallis played a combined 519 international matches for South Africa with 25,534 runs and 577 wickets across formats. He featured in 166 Tests, 328 ODIs and 25 T20 Internationals.
Jacques Kallis has been appointed SA batting coach.(Twitter/Cricket South Africa)
Jacques Kallis has been appointed SA batting coach.(Twitter/Cricket South Africa)
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 09:47 PM IST
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Jacques Kallis honoured by South Africa Presidency

Jacques Kallis, who is busy coaching IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, received the Order in absentia from President Cyril Ramaphosa.
A file photo of Jacques Kallis.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Jacques Kallis.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 08:18 PM IST
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Cape Town | ByAsian News International

South Africa vs Pakistan: Faf du Plessis’ century puts South Africa in commanding position

Faf du Plessis failed to score in either innings in the first Test in Pretoria last week, but made 103 in a 226-ball knock as South Africa piled up 382 for six in reply to Pakistan’s 177 all out on the opening day.
File image of Faf du Plessis.(REUTERS)
File image of Faf du Plessis.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 04, 2019 10:28 PM IST
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Cape Town | ByReuters

South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st Test Day 3 in Centurion Highlights: As it happened

South Africa vs Pakistan 1st Test : Catch all the action of the first Test between South Africa and Pakistan in Centurion.
South Africa's Faf du Plessis(c) talks tactics with South Africa's Duanne Olivier.(AFP)
South Africa's Faf du Plessis(c) talks tactics with South Africa's Duanne Olivier.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 28, 2018 06:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

1 killed, 20 injured as vintage plane crashes in South Africa’s Pretoria

A paramedic said the injuries in Tuesday’s plane crash in South Africa range from minor to critical.
South African news outlet eNCA says the crash occurred near an airport in the Wonderboom area.(AP File/Representative image)
South African news outlet eNCA says the crash occurred near an airport in the Wonderboom area.(AP File/Representative image)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 11:01 PM IST
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Pretoria | ByAFP
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