CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a judge to oversee an inquiry into allegations that the country supplied arms to Russia on a ship that docked secretly at a naval base in December.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — One of Rwanda's most wanted suspects for the country's 1994 genocide appeared in a South African courtroom Friday, clutching a Bible and another book inscribed with “Jesus First” on the cover.
South Africa under more scrutiny over Russian ship as ruling ANC says it would ‘welcome’ PutinMay 24, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The South African government was under more pressure Wednesday for declining to release cargo documents relating to the visit by a Russian ship that the United States alleges collected a consignment of weapons for Moscow.
John Bland, South African golfer, dies at 77May 9, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — John Bland, a South African golfer who won twice on the European tour along with eight senior titles in a professional career that spanned more than 40 years, has died.
Ex-politician known for feces protest killed in South AfricaApril 17, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A former politician who gained notoriety in South Africa for dumping human feces in public places as a protest against the living conditions in some of the country's poorest townships was fatally shot Monday while meeting with a group of homeless people, police said.
Senegal, South Africa qualify for African Cup of NationsMarch 28, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Defending champion Senegal and South Africa became the latest teams to qualify for the African Cup of Nations on Tuesday and a second goal in two games from Mohamed Salah helped put Egypt a point away from reaching the tournament.
Algeria second team after Morocco to qualify for African CupMarch 27, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Striker Baghdad Bounedjah's early goal was enough for Algeria to beat Niger 1-0 in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Monday and book its place at the tournament in Ivory Coast next year.
Players has stacked field minus Woods, defending champ SmithMarch 7, 2023 GMT
Australia wins Women’s T20 World Cup for 3rd straight titleFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia won the Women's T20 World Cup on Sunday, beating host South Africa by a comfortable 19 runs to underline its status as the best team in the world with a third straight title.
South Africa upsets England to make T20 World Cup finalFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa upset England by six runs to reach its first Women's T20 World Cup final on Friday.
Seamers Ayabonga Khaka and Shabnim Ismail shared seven wickets for the host team and kept a powerful English batting lineup at bay.
Australia holds off India to reach T20 World Cup finalFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia reached its seventh straight Women's T20 World Cup final by holding off India to win by five runs on Thursday.
Chasing Australia's 172-4, India was 28-3 before a rally by the middle- and lower-order gave it a chance of an upset against the two-time defending champion and top-ranked team.
England 1st to get 200 at T20 World Cup, SA last into semisFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — England made history as the first team to get 200 at the Women's T20 World Cup on Tuesday, helped by a blistering 81 not out off 40 balls from Nat Sciver-Brunt.
Her onslaught in England's final group game against Pakistan, combined with 59 off 33 from opener Danni Wyatt and 47 off 31 from Amy Jones, set up a score of 213-5 at Newlands in Cape Town.
West Indies and NZ win to cling to SF hopes at T20 World CupFebruary 19, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — West Indies kept alive its slim hopes of making the semifinals at the Women's T20 World Cup with a last-over win over Pakistan on Sunday, while Sri Lanka went from the brink of the knockouts to out of the tournament.
West Indies and New Zealand get 1st wins at T20 World CupFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — West Indies ended a 15-match losing run in Twenty20 internationals when captain Hayley Matthews launched a four over backward point to clinch a thriller against Ireland with one ball to spare at the Women's World Cup on Friday.
American around-the-world sailboat can replace damaged foilsFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
The American boat in The Ocean Race received permission on Friday to replace its cracked foils before the next leg of the around-the-world race — a 12,750-nautical mile run to Brazil that is the longest in the 50-year history of the event.
Elgar out as South Africa test captain, replaced by BavumaFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Dean Elgar was removed as South Africa test captain on Friday and replaced by Temba Bavuma in a leadership “restructure” under new head coach Shukri Conrad, Cricket South Africa said.
India beats W. Indies, Muneeba hits 1st T20 100 for PakistanFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Teenage wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh guided India to a second victory in two games at the Women's T20 World Cup on Wednesday as her effective finishing overshadowed the return of star Smriti Mandhana.
Australia cruises past Bangladesh at Women’s T20 World CupFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia legspinner Georgia Wareham made the most of her first international match in more than a year, taking 3-20 as the defending champions eased to victory over Bangladesh by eight wickets at the Women's T20 World Cup on Tuesday.
T20 World Cup: England 2 from 2, South Africa back on trackFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — England made it two from two at the Women's T20 World Cup when 18-year-old Alice Capsey's rapid 51 from 22 balls set up a four-wicket win over Ireland in Paarl on Monday.
Women’s T20 WCup: India hits 42 in 3 overs to beat PakistanFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — India smashed 42 runs in three overs to come through a stern test and beat fierce rival Pakistan by seven wickets at the Women's T20 World Cup on Sunday.
Jemimah Rodrigues led India home at Newlands with 53 not out off 38 balls, and drove a four through the covers off the last delivery of the 19th over to go to her half-century and seal the victory.
Australia begins T20 World Cup defense with powerful winFebruary 11, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Australia began its Women's T20 World Cup defense with a powerful 97-run win over New Zealand on Saturday to underline its status as the top team in the world.
Australia posted 173-9 after being put in to bat at Boland Park in Paarl, with 55 from opener Alyssa Healey, 41 from captain Meg Lanning and 40 from Ellyse Perry.
Sri Lanka surprises South Africa at Women’s T20 World CupFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Sri Lanka threw up a big surprise in the opening game of the Women's Twenty20 World Cup on Friday, holding its nerve in the field in a frantic finish to beat host South Africa by three runs.
Former South Africa midfielder John Moeti dies aged 55February 6, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — John Moeti, the former South Africa midfielder who was part of the squad that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations, died at his home on Monday. He was 55.
The South African Football Association announced Moeti's death but didn't give a cause.
Separate shootings in South Africa towns leave 10 deadFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Two separate shootings in rural towns in South Africa's Eastern Cape province killed 10 people, police said Thursday.
The Wednesday night killings came on the heels of a shooting at a birthday party in the same province on Sunday that left eight people dead.
The legal woes of former South African president Jacob ZumaFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The judge presiding over former South African President Jacob Zuma's corruption trial recused himself from the case this week, saying he didn't want there to be any chance that the proceedings could be viewed as biased against Zuma.
Pebble Beach and Saudi International again share top billingJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
World track body proposal: No ban on transgender athletesJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Track and field's governing body is facing renewed criticism for a proposal to allow transgender athletes to continue competing in top female events, although with stricter rules.
Gerrie Coetzee, former WBA heavyweight champ, dies at 67January 13, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Gerrie Coetzee, a former South African boxer and WBA heavyweight champion who defied some of his country's racist laws during the height of apartheid in the 1970s and 1980s and won popularity with Nelson Mandela and both Black and white fans, has died.
Jake White undergoes emergency abdominal surgeryJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Bulls director of rugby Jake White underwent emergency abdominal surgery after returning to South Africa from a tour of Wales, his team said on Monday.
White, South Africa's 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning coach, had the operation in Pretoria on Sunday night hours after flying back home with the squad, the Bulls said in a statement.
Samoa upsets defending champion NZ to win Cape Town SevensDecember 11, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Samoa pulled off an upset to beat defending champion New Zealand 12-7 with a late try to win the Cape Town Sevens title for the first time on Sunday.
Samoa led the final 5-0 through an early score by Faafoi Falaniko but Brady Rush's reply in the second half and a conversion by Tepaea Savage put New Zealand ahead 7-5.
NZ vs US, South Africa vs Samoa in Cape Town Sevens semisDecember 10, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — New Zealand rebounded from its shock loss to Spain on the opening day to beat Kenya and Argentina in pool play and sweep aside Uruguay to make the semifinals of the Cape Town Sevens on Saturday.
South Africa’s lawmakers delay debate on president’s futureDecember 6, 2022 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's lawmakers have postponed until next week a debate on the damning report that has resulted in calls for President Cyril Ramaphosa to step down.
Foundation says de Klerk’s Nobel medal has been stolenNovember 9, 2022 GMT
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Late South African President F.W. de Klerk’s Nobel Peace Prize medal has been stolen from his home in Cape Town, his foundation confirmed Wednesday.
De Klerk, South Africa’s last president under apartheid, jointly received the prize with Nelson Mandela in 1993 for their roles in South Africa’s peaceful transition to democracy.
African soccer still trying to fulfil promise at World CupNovember 7, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Henri Mouyebe slaps green, red and yellow paint on his bald head and big, bare belly before every Cameroon soccer game. He's been transforming his hefty frame into a living, moving Cameroon flag for 40 years in support of his team.
Soccer’s ‘most important project’ begins, not the World CupOctober 31, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The goal is to get soccer balls to 700 million elementary school children, most of them in the poorest or most remote corners of the world.
India alone needs 1 million balls, which will likely have to travel the length and breadth of the country by road to reach kids at about 10,000 schools.
South Africa to let Russian billionaire’s superyacht dockOctober 26, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Cape Town port is ideally suited to host a $500 million superyacht linked to sanctioned Russian billionaire Alexey Mordashov, a South African official said Wednesday, after the country announced its intention to let the vessel dock there despite a bid by the city's mayor to block its entry.
Yacht linked to sanctioned Russian tycoon leaves Hong KongOctober 20, 2022 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — A superyacht linked to sanctioned Russian tycoon Alexey Mordashov left Hong Kong for South Africa on Thursday, nearly two weeks after the U.S. accused the city of operating as a safe haven for sanctioned individuals.
South Africa has another go at ending World Cup jinxOctober 14, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Mark Boucher couldn't do it in his long career as a player. Maybe as a coach?
Boucher will sign off as South Africa coach after the Twenty20 World Cup, giving him one last chance to help end a 30-year jinx for the Proteas at major limited-overs tournaments.
Guinea removed as host of 2025 African Cup in latest switchOctober 1, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The African soccer confederation has removed Guinea as host of the 2025 African Cup of Nations because of inadequate infrastructure, the latest in a series of switches and delays for the continental championship over the last 10 years.
Suspended sculpture transforms Cape Town museum’s atriumSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Moody, brooding and floating, Malagasy artist Joel Andrianomearisoa's "The Five Continents of All Our Desires” is transforming the towering atrium of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town.
South Africa cricket coach Boucher to quitSeptember 12, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa cricket coach Mark Boucher will quit after the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in a surprise announcement on Monday that came hours after his team lost a test series in England.
Fiji wins World Cup Sevens, double despair for New ZealandSeptember 11, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Fiji is back on top of the world in rugby sevens.
For New Zealand, it was double despair on the final day of the Rugby World Cup Sevens on Sunday.
Fiji beat New Zealand 29-12 to claim the men's title in Cape Town, a third World Cup crown for the flying Fijians but their first since 2005.
NZ, Australia, Fiji into semis at World Cup SevensSeptember 10, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — New Zealand, Australia and Fiji survived scares to make the semifinals at the Rugby World Cup Sevens on Saturday.
Host South Africa didn't and was dumped out in the quarterfinals 24-14 by Ireland in a big upset.
‘A servant queen’: World pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth IISeptember 9, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Across the globe, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has prompted reflections on the historic sweep of her reign and how she succeeded in presiding over the end of Britain's colonial empire and embracing the independence of her former dominions.
NZ, Australia, Fiji through safely at World Cup SevensSeptember 9, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Defending champion New Zealand and world series winner Australia went through safely to the quarterfinals on the opening day of the Rugby World Cup Sevens on Friday.
Fiji and host South Africa, the other big hitters, also had little trouble in making the last eight as the tournament opened with straight knockout games at Cape Town Stadium.
‘Triangle of Sadness’ actor, model Charlbi Dean dies at 32August 30, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and model who had a breakout role in “Triangle of Sadness,” which won this year's top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, has died at age 32.
Springboks take youngster Moodie to Australia, Mbonambi outAugust 15, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa selected 19-year-old utility back Canan Moodie in its squad on Monday for two Rugby Championship tests in Australia, while hooker Bongi Mbonambi was ruled out of the tour with injury.
Caster Semenya is back, so is her sport’s thorniest problemJuly 19, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Champion runner Caster Semenya heads into this year's world championships with virtually no chance to win.
On Wednesday in Eugene, Oregon, the 31-year-old, three-time world champion at 800 meters will run instead in the 5,000-meter race.
Methanol in blood of teens who died in South African tavernJuly 19, 2022 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The toxic chemical methanol has been identified as a possible cause of the deaths of 21 teenagers at a bar in the South African city of East London last month.
South Africa holds off Wales 30-14 to win seriesJuly 16, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa held off Wales 30-14 in the third test to clinch their series 2-1 and end a run of success for the northern hemisphere on Saturday.
Wales was hoping to match Ireland's historic series win in New Zealand earlier in the day, and England's victory in Australia, but didn't have enough in Cape Town.
Series decider: Wales settled, Springboks shaken up againJuly 14, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Wales coach Wayne Pivac was right when he said his team was “written off” before a pass was thrown or a tackle made in the three-test series in South Africa.
That lasted only about 35 minutes into the first test, when Wales surged into an 18-3 lead and the Springboks realized it wasn't going to be the walkover most — if not all — pundits in South Africa predicted.
Springboks bring back Kolisi and others for Wales deciderJuly 12, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa made 11 changes to its starting 15 on Tuesday and brought back captain Siya Kolisi and a string of other first-choice players for the series-deciding third test against Wales.
Wales beats Springboks 13-12 for history, levels series 1-1July 9, 2022 GMT
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (AP) — Replacement flyhalf Gareth Anscombe kicked a sideline conversion with less than two minutes left to give Wales a 13-12 victory and its first over the Springboks on South African soil on Saturday.
In big surprise, Semenya listed to run at worlds in EugeneJuly 8, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Caster Semenya is listed to compete at next week's world championships in Eugene, Oregon, potentially setting up a surprise return to the big stage for the two-time Olympic champion who is still banned from her favorite race, and still at the heart of one of sport's most contentious issues.
African Cup put back to 2024, CAF to launch Super LeagueJuly 4, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The next African Cup of Nations will again clash with the European season and likely give rise to more club vs. country friction and disgruntlement over the release of players after organizers decided to postpone it until January 2024.
Seeking parole, Pistorius meets with girlfriend’s fatherJuly 1, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African former track star Oscar Pistorius has met with the father of Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he shot to death in 2013, as part of his parole process, the Steenkamp's family lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday.
Wales gives flanker Reffell debut vs. Springboks, North backJune 30, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Wales will debut flanker Tommy Reffell in the first test against world champion South Africa while George North returned to the lineup on Thursday for the first time since early 2021.
South Africa’s Temba Bavuma out of England tourJune 29, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa batsman and limited-overs captain Temba Bavuma was ruled out of next month's tour to England on Wednesday with a left elbow injury.
Bavuma will miss the three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 games against England, two T20s against Ireland, and the three-test series against England.
They danced and died: Tragic teen party mystery in S. AfricaJune 27, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African authorities were seeking answers Monday, a day after 21 underage teenagers partying after the end of school exams died in a mysterious incident at a nightclub.
Nigerian government allows basketball teams to play againJune 23, 2022 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The Nigerian government made a sudden U-turn on Thursday and cleared its national basketball teams to return to competition immediately.
The decision to lift a ban on the teams playing in international competitions came after an appeal to the government by the Nigerian Basketball Federation and “intervention” by former Nigerian international players, the sports ministry said.