“I am not quite sure what happened here. The energy was there but the skills just weren’t enough. Obviously we try and pride ourselves with our fielding and we weren’t at our best today,” he said. … [Read more...] about Australia defeat South Africa in first T20 contest by 107 runs
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South Africa are ranked sixth in T20 cricket, but their win over world No.2 England has given them an excellent chance to make it past the group stage. It was also sweet revenge for South Africa, who lost to England in the semi- final of the 2017 one-day World Cup. … [Read more...] about South Africa hold nerve for win over England at women’s T20 World Cup
It was a familiar scene. On November 10, South African opposition leader Mmusi Maimane stood before a rowdy Parliament in Cape Town and argued that President Jacob Zuma should leave office. For the third time this year, Maimane appealed to members of the African National Congress, the ruling party, to support a vote against their leader. "I know that there are men and women in the ANC benches who want to do the right thing today," Maimane, head of the Democratic Alliance (DA), said over shouts from the chamber. "Will your conscience allow you to inflict another three years of Mr. Zuma on our country?" … [Read more...] about How Long Can President Jacob Zuma Remain at the Top in South Africa?
The quintessential "African film" does not really exist, says Vinzeno Bugno, project manager of the World Cinema Fund (WCF): "The term sounds too banal, because it is a huge and diverse region." At this year's Berlinale Africa Hub, an initiative of the European Film Market, Bugno talked about funding opportunities for African filmmakers. It is only the second time that Africa has been present at this important industry event, which takes place at the same time as the Berlinale — the Berlin International Film Festival. … [Read more...] about Berlinale: Africa’s rising film industry
South Korea raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level on Sunday as the number of confirmed infection cases continued to rise. As of Monday, South Korea had reported over 800 infections and eight deaths while Vietnam has so far recorded 16, of whom 15 have recovered. … [Read more...] about South Korea-Vietnam flights canceled to halt coronavirus spread