Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicSouth Africa

Topic: South Africa

South Africa’s violence not due to anti-immigration crisis but loss of faith in constitution

Immigrant numbers aren't higher than they have been for a decade. After years of false promises, the citizenry has lost faith in electoral politics.

Middle-order, leadership, bowlers cooling off: Key factors in India’s ODI series loss to SA

India lost 2nd ODI in Paarl by 7 wkts Friday, despite half-centuries from Rishabh Pant & captain KL Rahul. There weren't enough runs on the board, and bowlers looked toothless.

India suffer 31-run loss after no answer to Bavuma and vd Dussen’s contrasting centuries

Stand-in skipper K.L. Rahul’s first match as ODI captain ended in defeat as South Africa defended a challenging 296 despite flourish from Thakur at the end.

South Africa is done with Covid ‘token gestures’. Its new tack is working and makes sense

South Africa learnt that contact tracing was ineffective in controlling Covid. It explains the new focus on healthcare facilities.

Omicron is driving 3rd wave, but don’t use other countries’ data for Indian trends: CCMB chief

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology director Vinay K. Nandicoori says ‘hybrid immunity’ studies are needed to detect the kinds of population getting infected in every wave.

India can forget about UN development goals unless it stops child marriages — Desmond Tutu in 2012

From his views on Gandhi to India's relationship with South Africa, Tutu spoke about life and more in this 2012 interview to Shekhar Gupta. The 90-year-old Nobel Peace prize laureate died Sunday.

KL Rahul replaces injured Rohit Sharma as India’s vice-captain for South Africa Test series

The appointment shows BCCI is looking at KL Rahul as a long-term potential leader. Earlier, Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the tour due to a recurring left hamstring injury.

South Africa extended national state of disaster 18 times since the pandemic

It is also not sustainable to govern for prolonged periods under such exceptional circumstances as allowed for by emergency legislation.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa tests positive for Covid with mild symptoms

Ramaphosa contracted the virus on a day when the country saw a record high of 37,875 new infections overnight, dramatically up from the previous day’s 17,154 cases.

Omicron symptoms mild with or without vaccination, says South Africa doctor who flagged variant

Dr Angelique Coetzee of South African Medical Association says Omicron is 'quite transmissible' but it is not known yet if it is more so than Delta.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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