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For South Africa, coronavirus cure can be worse than the disease

South Africa had already arguably erred on the side of caution from a spectrum of measures. But the costs can outweigh coronavirus risk.
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers toast remarks during a dinner hosted in his honour by President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the State House | GovernmentZA | Flickr

Old men, who were once freedom fighters, still run southern Africa

In Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, people born after liberation have hardly made inroads into the meritocratic, male-dominated core structures of power.
Cape Town

This is how Cape Town averted a water crisis, just days before running dry

Cape Town’s water crisis got so bad last year that there were competitions to see who could wash their shirts the least.
Dr Ali Bacher

Yes, we tried to get Indian cricketers for rebel tour, South Africa cricket ex-boss says

Dr Ali Bacher confirms Indian opener Arun Lal's revelation to ThePrint. Says tour did not materialise & discussions were not taken forward at any level.
Team India during a practice match at the 2019 Cricket World Cup

Why India need to lose the toss but beat South Africa in their World Cup opener

Both times India have won the World Cup, they’ve lost the opening toss but won the match — against West Indies in 1983 and Bangladesh in 2011.
US attorney general William Barr

US House committee holds Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress

Trade war ensues between China and US ahead of negotiations between two countries.

Mahatma Gandhi’s second son Manilal was an obedient man with suppressed dreams

ThePrint recalls Manilal Gandhi on his 63rd death anniversary whose ‘gentle demeanour seemed the personification of non-violence’.

Cyril Ramaphosa second South African president at Republic Day parade after Nelson Mandela

Cyril Ramaphosa is the latest head of state to be have been the chief guest at a Republic Day parade.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets South African President Cyril Ramaphosa prior to a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi | Manvender Vashist/PTI

India and South Africa sign 3-year strategic action plan to enhance ties

After his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasised on deepening the bilateral economic relationship.
President Ramnath Kovind greets South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa in Rashtripati Bhawan | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

In images, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa receives grand welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade on Saturday spoke on a range of areas, including defence, security and trade.

On Camera

A file photo of USS Theodore Roosevelt

US Navy was quick to fix responsibility for Covid-19 crisis. Indian military can take lessons

Indian military’s track record in fixing accountability is poor, most notably during the Kargil War. This can have serious repercussions for us in peace and wartime.

Is talk of lifting lockdown premature or is it necessary to allow some economic activity?

As the Narendra Modi government considers the option of extending the Covid-19 lockdown beyond 14 April, concerns around its impact on the economy are growing.

Defence

USS Theodore Roosevelt. Photo | Bloomberg

Indian Navy veterans slam ‘childish’ US response to Roosevelt ship incident

Former Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash says captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt should’ve resigned if he felt system let him down, rather than leaking mail to media.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.