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Chikungunya may cause severe brain infection

The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya may lead to severe brain infection and even death in infants and people over 65, a new study has warned.

01 Dec 2015 12:58 AM

Chikungunya may cause fatal brain infection: study

The most common symptoms of the infection are fever and joint pain

30 Nov 2015 3:50 PM

‘Resurrection plants’ offer hope as climate hostile

As the race to adapt to climate change quickens, a South African scientist is leading global research into developing crops that mimic the extraordinary survival skills of “resurrection plants”.

24 Nov 2015 6:25 AM

Kagiso Rabada named ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at South Africa awards

Rabada was only the second player to take a hat-trick on debut

23 Nov 2015 12:30 PM

Young Indian-origin cricketer beheaded in South Africa

In a brutal incident, a young promising South African Indian intellectually-impaired cricketer has been beheaded in a ritual sacrifice, prompting the police to start a probe and arrest three persons,

16 Nov 2015 11:30 PM


Gabon surge ahead

Bundesliga star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted his penalty shootout kick on Saturday as Gabon became the first team to reach the third round of African 2018 World Cup qualifying.

16 Nov 2015 6:30 AM

South African women protest against President Zuma 'sex act' painting

A nationwide student protest movement has shaken Zuma's government

30 Oct 2015 5:15 PM

Gandhi's great-granddaughter faces fraud charges in South Africa

Ashish Lata Ramgobin is alleged to have defrauded two local businessmen

20 Oct 2015 12:34 PM

Chris Gayle slams selectors for sacking Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard

West Indies opener Chris Gayle has launched a scathing attack on the WICB and the national selectors for excluding Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the World Cup squad.

13 Jan 2015 2:21 AM

Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius shoots girlfriend

South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius is being questioned by South African police for shooting his girlfriend, domestic media said.

14 Feb 2013 2:36 PM