Rugby news 2022: Springboks half Elton Jantjies detained by police in South Africa

South African fly-half Elton Jantjies was detained in Johannesburg and charged with intentionally damaging property. Rugby World Cup-winning South African fly-half Elton Jantjies was detained in Johannesburg on Sunday and charged with intentionally damaging property, a police spokesman said. The 31-year-old understudy of Handre Pollard, who has played 41 times for the Springboks, is said … Read more

Andrew Symonds dead at 46: Cricket star dies in car accident, wife Laura responds

Andrew Symonds’ wife has spoken as the world floats with the news that the former Australian star passed away Saturday night at the age of 46. The cricketing world is in mourning after former Australian star Andrew Symonds passed away on Saturday night. He was 46 years old. The courier post reports that Symonds was … Read more

Omicron strains labeled as ‘variants of concern’ by health officials

t Two strains of Omicron have been labeled “variants of concern” that could dominate Covid-19 cases in Europe this summer, health officials warned. A report from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) warns that variants BA.4 and BA.5 could lead to a surge in cases across the continent in the coming months. … Read more

Replacing Postponed Test Matches with ODIs, T20Is in 2023

Cape Town [South Africa]May 11 (ANI): The three-match test series between South Africa and Australia, which was postponed in March 2021 due to COVID-19, has now been replaced by five ODIs and three T20Is. South Africa will host eight whiteball matches in Australia in August 2023, in preparation for the 2023 ODI World Cup. According … Read more

New ommicron subvariants behind South Africa’s Covid wave, scientists say

South Africa’s Covid cases are starting to rise again due to two new mutated sub-variants of omicron that scientists say could evade the body’s immunity. In the past two weeks, daily new cases in South Africa have increased sixfold to nearly 10,000 a day, with one in four tests coming back positive. This means the … Read more

Toronto mom begs for help after UPS loses family heirloom package

A Toronto woman hopes the kindness of strangers will help her find a lost UPS package containing two family albums containing photos of her dead parents and her childhood in South Africa. “I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t eat. I was just barely there, barely surviving and wondering where it could have been and what could … Read more

Australia detects new Covid variants dominating outbreaks in South Africa, US

Experts are warning the world about new Covid sub-variants that are causing a surge in cases abroad. And they have now been discovered in Australia. Since Omicron came on the scene late last year, it has produced several sub-variants. While many Australians have “turned off” their Covid concern factor, experts warn that the virus is … Read more

Firefighter: a forest firefighter in South Africa | Ladies

By: Africa Direct Shifting with Tarren-Lynn January in her all-female fire brigade in South Africa. Tarren-Lynn January is part of the Juliet Crew, the only all-female forest firefighting unit in Cape Town, South Africa. She and her teammates were recruited to encourage more women to burn. In firefighter, by Tarryn Lee Crossman, we bunker with … Read more

‘Much stronger’ Covid Omicron variants detected in Australia

Two “much stronger” strains of Covid-19 have been detected in Australia, raising fears of another spike in new cases. Authorities have discovered two new Covid strains in Australia, with one expert calling them “much stronger” than the current dominant strain. The shocking finding came when it was discovered that a traveler from South Africa to … Read more

South Africa likely in new Covid wave, says health minister

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa may have slipped into another wave of Covid-19 earlier than expected as new infections and hospitalizations have surged over the past two weeks, the country’s health minister said Friday. The increase in new cases was dominated by the BA.4 and BA.5 lines of the ommicron variant that dominated the previous wave of … Read more