England will probably have to win their remaining three group games - against Thailand, West Indies, and Pakistan - in order to reach the semi-finals. “It puts the pressure on, doesn’t it,” England batter Natalie Sciver said. “In terms of our team, a bit of pressure will hopefully see the best of us. … [Read more...] about South Africa hold nerve for win over England at women’s T20 World Cup
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“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
Critics, even inside the party, have called for a change in leadership to get the country back on track. It is hard to see a way forward from the current political mess, especially after the government's anti-corruption watchdog released a report on November 2 ordering an inquiry into corruption allegations against the president and others. Eight days later, members of the opposing parties hurled insults at each other during the debate over Zuma's fitness to remain in office. One ANC minister even accused the DA, a historically white party, of using a "black face" to further its political interests, a clear reference to Maimane. … [Read more...] about How Long Can President Jacob Zuma Remain at the Top in South Africa?
South Africa's Lerato Dlamini last year staged a stellar performance when he outclassed Filipino Dave Penalosa to win the vacant WBC Silver featherweight title over 12 rounds. Dlamini boasts of 13 wins and a single loss, while Kakololo has 15 fights, 12 wins, one draw and one defeat under his belt. … [Read more...] about Namibia’s Kakololo to challenge South Africa’s Dlamini for WBC Silver featherweight title
Many cinemas in Africa also have a hard time simply staying open: expensive film rights, high rent and pirated copies of movies have caused a movie-slump on the continent. And the theatres which are in operation mostly show Hollywood productions. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), all cinemas were sold in the 1970s during the rule of former president Mobutu Sese Seko. Political unrest and armed conflict made it difficult for filmmakers to work freely and creatively over the next few decades. The situation only eased after 2010 and in 2014, the first international film festival took place in Kinshasa. Cinemas are now popping up again around the country. … [Read more...] about Berlinale: Africa’s rising film industry