Gulf Times - South-Africa
South African white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder

South African white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder

White South African farmers and Black protesters hurled abuse and threats at each other on Friday during a court hearing in a murder case that has exposed still simmering racial tensions 26 years after the end of apartheid.

Qatar Airways to resume services to three key South African destinations on Oct 3

Qatar Airways to resume services to three key South African destinations on Oct 3

In a demonstration of its resilient network growth, Qatar Airways will resume services to three key destinations in South Africa - Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg on October 3.

South African ex-spy boss sentenced for kidnapping love rival

South African ex-spy boss sentenced for kidnapping love rival

A former spy chief for the South African police was on Tuesday jailed for five years for the 1998 kidnapping and assault of a man who had married his lover.

Five dead, hostages freed after attack on South African church

Five dead, hostages freed after attack on South African church

At least five people have died and several were injured in an attack on a church in Johannesburg that also involved the taking of hostages, broadcaster eNCA reported on Sunday. Some 40 people, including two police

South African football set to announce restart date

South African football set to announce restart date

South African officials are expected to reveal Monday when the Absa Premiership -- the richest league in Africa -- will restart after being halted in March by the coronavirus pandemic.

South African cricket restarts with three-team format

South African cricket restarts with three-team format

A cricket tournament involving three teams will be South Africa's first televised live sports event since the country went into lockdown because of Covid-19.

Court orders suspension of S.African soldiers over death of man in lockdown

Court orders suspension of S.African soldiers over death of man in lockdown

South Africa's High Court ordered the suspension on Friday of soldiers and police officers who were at or near the home of a man who was killed last month, following allegations he was beaten to death by security forces.

South Africa to parole 19,000 prisoners to curb coronavirus

South Africa to parole 19,000 prisoners to curb coronavirus

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday thousands of low-risk prisoners would be granted parole to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in correctional facilities.

South Africa eases lockdown of battered economy

South Africa eases lockdown of battered economy

South Africa took its first shaky steps on Friday towards rolling back one of the world's strictest Covid-19 lockdowns, seeking a balance between containing the disease

Over 200 Cuban health experts arrive in S.Africa for virus fight

Over 200 Cuban health experts arrive in S.Africa for virus fight

More than 200 Cuban doctors and health workers arrived in South Africa on Monday to help the fight against coronavirus, the presidency said.

South Africa's minister who flouted lockdown rules sent on leave

South Africa's minister who flouted lockdown rules sent on leave

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday placed on special leave a minister seen lunching at a friend's house in violation of the coronavirus lockdown.

South African police arrest 55 people on first day of lockdown

South African police arrest 55 people on first day of lockdown

Fifty-five people were arrested on the first day of South Africa's coronavirus-induced lockdown, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Saturday, warning that those who violate the measure ...