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South Africa’s ‘silent revolution’ as those with cash go solar

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Power crisis drives South Africans to solar PV Cost barrier deepens divide between rich and poor Failure to sell back to grid a missed opportunity JOHANNESBURG, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Thanks to his rooftop solar panels, Pierre Moureau only notices the blackouts that regularly plunge South Africans into darkness when......

South Africa seamer Olivier out of England test series

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Aug 14 (Reuters) – – South Africa fast bowler Duanne Olivier has been ruled out of the three-match test series against England after injuring his hamstring in the warm-up defeat to the England Lions this week. “Duanne presented with significant discomfort involving his right hip flexor muscle. After clinical assessment,......

All Blacks coach Foster hits back at critics after South Africa win

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Rugby Union – Rugby Championship – South Africa v New Zealand – Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa – August 13, 2022 New Zealand head coach Ian Foster and Beauden Barrett before the match REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 14 (Reuters) – All......

Blinken says allowing Russia to bully Ukraine would mean ‘open season’ worldwide

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JOHANNESBURG, Aug 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that if Russia were allowed to bully Ukraine, to invade and take territory without being opposed, then it would be “open season” around the world. The United States’ top diplomat was speaking at a news conference......

‘No point sulking’: Foster faces up to All Blacks criticism

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Rugby Union – Rugby Championship – South Africa v New Zealand – Mbombela Stadium, Mbombela, South Africa – August 6, 2022 New Zealand head coach Ian Foster REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 8 (Reuters) – Embattled All Blacks coach Ian Foster has......

South Africa authorities to cut fuel pump prices from Wednesday

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A worker fills a car at a Shell fuel station in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 16, 2022. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JOHANNESBURG, July 31 (Reuters) – South Africa will slash the pump price of fuel from the middle of next week, aiming to......

U.S. top diplomat Blinken to travel to southeast Asia, Africa next week

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U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to the media before boarding his airplane at Yokota Air Base, after a condolence visit for late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Fussa, Tokyo prefecture, Japan July 11, 2022. Stefani Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to......

South African rand steadies against dollar, stocks climb

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People chat in front of an electronic board displaying movements in major indices at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange building in Sandton Johannesburg, file. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 18 (Reuters) – South Africa’s rand steadied against the dollar on Monday, after the U.S.......

Four Americans into men’s world 100m final

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EUGENE, Ore., July 17 (Reuters) – The United States’ hopes of a clean sweep in the men’s 100m for the first time since 1991 received a considerable boost on Saturday when all four of their sprinters advanced to the final. Fred Kerley, Marvin Bracy, Trayvon Bromell and Christian Coleman will......

South Africa shootings in Soweto tavern kills 14 – police

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JOHANNESBURG, July 10 (Reuters) – Gunmen opened fire on people sitting in a tavern in South Africa’s biggest township of Soweto in the early hours of Sunday, killing 14 and wounding another nine, police said. Police said in a statement that shortly after midnight, “a group of men armed with......

Anscombe conversion gives Wales first ever win in South Africa

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Rugby Union – 2nd Test – South Africa v Wales – Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa – July 9, 2022 Wales’ Dan Biggar celebrates after the match REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, July 9 (Reuters) – Replacement flyhalf Gareth Anscombe......

Indonesia urges G20 to help end war in Ukraine as Russia’s Lavrov looks on

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Russian foreign minister attends G20 meeting in Bali Ukraine foreign minister to address meeting virtually Indonesia warns food prices to hit low-income nations hardest UK foreign minister Liz Truss cuts short Bali trip NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 8 (Reuters) – Indonesia urged the G20 on Friday to help end the......

After 40 years of extinction, rhinos return to Mozambique

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JOHANNESBURG, July 4 (Reuters) – Over four decades after they became extinct locally, rhinos are roaming again the wilds of Mozambique, which is bringing the endangered species from South Africa in efforts to breathe new life into its parks and boost local tourism. A group of rangers captured, sedated and......

Muted start to new quarter for European equities as recession worries weigh

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The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, June 29, 2022. REUTERS/Staff Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Euro zone inflation hits another record, tops estimates Micron’s bleak outlook weighs on chip stocks Italy, Spain’s factory activity growth slows......

Anger, tears in South Africa after 21 teens likely accidentally poisoned in pub

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EAST LONDON, South Africa, June 27 (Reuters) – South African mourners expressed anger and despair on Monday at the death of 21 teenagers in a tavern over the weekend, as investigating authorities said the youths were probably accidentally poisoned by something they ate, drank or smoked. The still unexplained deaths......

South Africa police investigating at least 22 deaths at East London tavern

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CAPE TOWN, June 26 (Reuters) – South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 patrons found inside a popular township tavern close to East London city, provincial health officials said on Sunday. The bodies will be transported to state mortuaries where relatives are expected to help identify......

Commonwealth ends summit with call for action on climate change, trade

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KIGALI, June 25 (Reuters) – The newly-expanded Commonwealth made broad commitments on Saturday to address climate change and boost trade, concluding a summit aimed at shoring up the relevance of a group that evolved from the British empire. The club, whose 56 members range from India to the tiny Pacific......

American Ress wins 50m backstroke gold after review, McIntosh takes 400m medley

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BUDAPEST, June 25 (Reuters) – American Justin Ress won gold in the 50m backstroke in dramatic circumstances at the world championships in Budapest on Saturday after officials overturned his initial disqualification following a lengthy review. Victory was earlier awarded to compatriot Hunter Armstrong after it was ruled that no part......

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

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Commonwealth leaders gather for Kigali summit Charles alludes to colonialism, slavery in speech Says: ‘This is a conversation whose time has come” Rwanda’s Kagame speaks of “reimagining” Commonwealth KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on......

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