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Orange and red fan armies battle to be best

Hordes of orange-clad Dutch fans and red-bedecked Spaniards were battling it out in Johannesburg ahead of the World Cup final on Sunday.

Africa weeps, semifinals beckon

Millions of African fans mourned the exit of Ghana, their last hope for World Cup glory, while four more nations stepped up to battle on Saturday.

Spain and Paraguay in quarters, Fifa sorry

Spain and Paraguay squeezed into the World Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday while Fifa boss Sepp Blatter apologised for two colossal refereeing blunders.

Knockout games start, US out for revenge

The do-or-die stage of the World Cup starts on Saturday with the US plotting to dash African dreams and Uruguay hoping to extend Latin America's run.

French in chaos, Italy held by New Zealand

Protesting French players boycotted training on Sunday while on the pitch lowly New Zealand sensationally held World Cup holders Italy.

Latin Americans shine at Cup, African gloom deepens

Argentina lit up the World Cup with its first hat trick on Thursday while fellow Latin Americans Mexico humiliated France.

Group F dishes up a few surprises

Italy fought back to avoid an upset against Paraguay on Monday but Japan broke African hearts with their first Soccer World Cup win on foreign soil.

Messi torments Nigeria in Argentina win

World player of the year Lionel Messi lived up to his billing with a wonderful performance in Argentina's 1-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday evening.

Haiti says 200 000 may be dead

As many as 200 000 people died in the earthquake that devastated Haiti and three-quarters of the capital will need to be rebuilt.

Desperate Haitians await foreign disaster relief

Thousands of people injured in Haiti's massive earthquake spent a third night twisted in pain, lying on sidewalks and waiting for help.

Haiti quake: Tens of thousands feared dead

Traumatised Haitians slept out in parks and streets on Thursday, fearing aftershocks to the earthquake that flattened homes and buried people.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


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