Call for reform of UN Security council falls short

The five foreign ministers of the BRICS forum have called for the UN Security Council to become more representative. But they have fallen short once again of explicitly backing the demands of South Africa, India and Brazil to be given permanent seats on an …

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Chinese, Russian Foreign Ministers Agree to Boost Coordination on Korean Issue

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in South Africa’s Pretoria and agreed to boost coordination on solving the conflict on the Korean Peninsula, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday in a …

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Two friends from South Africa share the Goldman Environmental Prize

Two women from South Africa who joined forces to stop a secret nuclear power deal between South Africa and Russia are among the seven recipients of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize . The prize recognizes individuals who have stood up to vested interests, corruption, industry bullying and political repression to protect their communities and the environment.

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Tovey says poor mental state behind Bafana’s Russia failure

Safa technical director Neil Tovey says Bafana Bafana not going to the World Cup in Russia is down to their poor mental state. Photo: Steve Haag/BackpagePix South African Football Association technical director Neil Tovey, has slammed the mental state of the Bafana Bafana squad that failed to qualify for the last major tournaments.

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ED charges INR 121 crores on BCCI and others for FEMA violation during IPL 2009

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday levied penalties on the Board for Control of Cricket in India and its former chief N. Srinivasan among others over alleged violations in Foreign Exchange Management Act regulations in the 2009 edition of the Indian Premier League . Apart from INR 82.66 crores fine on BCCI, and INR 11.53 crores fine on Srinivasan, penalties have also been imposed upon the former chairman of the IPL Lalit Modi , former BCCI treasurer MP Pandove and the State Bank of Travancore .

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Wisemantel ready to lock horns with England head coach Jones

Wisemantel has renewed his long-standing partnership with Jones dating back to 2004 after being appointed on a five-week contract to revitalise the Red Rose’s attack for next month’s tour to South Africa. By Jones’ own admission, England’s offensive game has stalled following a dynamic first half of his reign, resulting in the recruitment of his Australian compatriot, with whom he worked with while coaching the Wallabies and Japan.

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Brad Shields has become the man all new Hurricanes aspire to be

Long before the Hurricanes loose forward declared his intent to play for England, there were plenty of schools interested in him. Leaving Taita College might’ve won him more acclaim and the prestige of selection in the Wellington, Hurricanes or New Zealand Schools sides.

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Instant Karma: Big game hunter gored to death by wild buffalo moments after killing another member of its herd

A big game hunter was reportedly gored to death by a wild buffalo moments after he had killed another member of its herd. Professional hunter Claude Kleynhans had been leading a group on an expedition along the banks of South Africa’s Levubu River in the northern province of Limpopo. The 54-year-old and his party had shot and killed a buffalo and were preparing to load it into their vehicle when they were blindsided by another member of the herd, the Bosveld Review reported. Another guide ran back to the hunting lodge to seek help, but the animal’s horn reportedly pierced Mr Kleynhans’ femoral artery – killing him almost instantly.

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