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H&M stores in South Africa trashed over 'racist' hoodie

South African police have used rubber bullets to disperse a mob trashing H&M stores in and around Johannesburg, after the brand used a controversial picture of a black child. The protests were organised by the radical Economic Freedom Fighters’ party (EFF). H&M apologised several days ago for the image, which ran on its website. It featured a young black boy modelling a green hoodie with “coolest monkey in the jungle” written on it. The retailer withdrew both the product and the image after it sparked outrage and allegations of racism…

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South Africa win inaugural four-day Test inside two days

Only Test, Port Elizabeth (day two of four) South Africa 309-9 dec (Markram 125, De Villiers 53) Zimbabwe 68 (Morkel 5-21) & 121 (Maharaj 5-59) South Africa win by an innings and 120 runs Scorecard South Africa raced to victory in the inaugural four-day Test against Zimbabwe, taking 16 wickets on day two to win by an innings and 120 runs. Aiden Markram’s century put the home side in control on the one-off match in Port Elizabeth before Morne Morkel took 5-21 in the tourists’ first innings. Zimbabwe were 36…

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Parkes double helps Wales win see-saw Test with South Africa

Media playback is not supported on this device Autumn internationals: Wales v South Africa Wales (21) 24 Tries: S Williams, Parkes 2 Cons: Halfpenny 3 Pens: Halfpenny South Africa (10) 22 Tries: Gelant, Pollard, Kriel Cons: Pollard 2 Pens: Pollard Wales survived a remarkable comeback to end their autumn series with a nail-biting win over South Africa. Two tries by Hadleigh Parkes on his debut and one for Scott Williams saw Wales lead 21-3 after 30 minutes. Warrick Gelant’s try before half-time changed the momentum and Handre Pollard and Jesse…

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Wales' Ball and Tipuric out of South Africa match with injury

Autumn internationals: Wales v South Africa Venue: Principality Stadium Date: Saturday, 2 December Kick-off: 14:30 GMT Coverage: Watch live on BBC One, Connected TVs, online and BBC Sport app; listen on BBC Radio 5 live, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru; text commentary on BBC Sport website. Lock Jake Ball and flanker Justin Tipuric have been ruled out of Wales’ final autumn Test against South Africa on Saturday through injury. Ball requires shoulder surgery after the 26-year-old was forced off in the defeat last Saturday by New Zealand. Lions forward Tipuric,…

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Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is crowned Miss Universe 2017

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017. Nel-Peters beat out first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett for the crown Sunday night in Las Vegas. Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is crowned the 2017 Miss Universe following the completion of the pageant at The Axis at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 26 November 2017. EPA/PAUL BUCK Photo: EPA Nel-Peters, 22, recently earned her degree in business management at North-West University. During a pre-taped interview, the…

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Rovos Rail: A Tasting Trail through Africa

It’s a dream bucket-list trip if ever there was one, traversing the bulk of Southern Africa on one of the last remaining truly luxurious trains. On the pine-green Rovos Rail coach, you’re surrounded by polished mahogany panels and shiny brass, smart, muted florals and plaid as the 3,500 miles (5, 633 kilometers) whoosh by over 15 days of delicious dining and pampered service. You can embark on the journey from Cape Town (South Africa) or Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) – it runs both ways – with entertaining excursions and stays at well-appointed…

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South Africa recommended to host 2023 Rugby Union World Cup

South Africa has been recommended to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup ahead of Ireland and France, the tournament’s organising board has announced. The World Rugby Council will now meet on 15 November in London to vote on the next host. The board made its recommendation following detailed consideration of the host candidate evaluation report. Ireland has vowed to “compete to the final whistle”, adding “nothing in the report is insurmountable”. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said there were “three exceptional bids”. He added: “It also identified South Africa as…

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