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Ukraine cold spell takes 101 casualties so far

Thirty-eight more people have died from extremely cold weather in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, bringing to 101 the toll from freezing temperatures.

Big freeze puts hope for an early spring on ice

Another cold front accompanied by heavy snowfalls, sleet and hail has swept across the country, dashing hopes of an early spring.

Snow still hampering traffic

The N3 highway at Van Reenen's Pass between the Free State and Kwazulu-Natal remained closed, but the weather service predicts no more snow.

Snow slows down SA roads

Widespread snowfall interrupted routines on Tuesday as major highways across the country were closed, leaving cars buried and motorists stranded.

Welcome to winter: Cold weather descends on SA

Blankets, scarves and steaming soup were the order of the day for South Africans caught unawares by chilly weather across the country on Thursday.

Anger rises as travel havoc snarls Britain, Europe

Frustrated travellers in Europe expressed fury on Monday at transportation officials' inability to clear snow and ice from planes and runways.

Blizzards blast British airports, hit sport

Britain was hit by more blizzards that shut its biggest airports on the busiest weekend for travellers before Christmas and hit road and rail traffic.

Chilly weather ‘shouldn’t be an excuse’ at World Cup

Coaches have brushed off the challenge of chilly weather but an expert on tactics says the cold could limit the showcasing of individual brilliance.

Eastern Cape penguins freeze to death

Extreme cold, wind and heavy rain has killed 600 African penguin chicks on Bird Island, a reserve in Algoa Bay near Port Elizabeth.

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The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

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NSTF-South32 Awards

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