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Latest news: South Africa

Seventeen dead in toxic gas leak at South African camp

At least 17 people including three children have been killed by a leak of toxic nitrate gas being used by illegal miners to process gold in a settlement in South Africa.

Aussies smash Proteas to claim Test series

Australia have claimed their first home Test series win over South Africa since 2005-06 after dismantling the Proteas by an innings and 182 runs at the MCG.

Dave Warner scores drought-breaking ton in 100th Test

David Warner has ended a drought of almost three years without a Test century by smashing a trademark ton in his 100th match.

Shane Warne to be honoured at Boxing Day Test

Shane Warne will be honoured with a series of tributes at the MCG when Australia take on South Africa in the Boxing Day Test.

Aussies beat South Africa in two-day Gabba Test

Australia have completed a historic Test victory inside two days, defeating South Africa by six wickets on a green, bowler-friendly wicket at the Gabba.

Fallen Queensland police honoured at Gabba Test

Players and fans at the Gabba for the first Test have paid an emotional tribute to three people gunned down at a property in rural Queensland.

Wallabies rebound with 25-17 win over South Africa

Australia have continued their dominance of South Africa on home soil, posting a 25-17 Rugby Championship win at Adelaide Oval.

Fifteen dead in South Africa tavern shooting

A mass shooting at a tavern in Johannesburg's Soweto township has killed 15 people and left others in critical condition.

Anti-apartheid crusader Desmond Tutu dies

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa's struggle against white minority rule, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has died at the age of 90.

Travel bans aren’t the answer to stopping new COVID variant Omicron

There is global concern and widespread alarm, including talk of new travel bans, following the discovery of new COVID variant Omicron.

Acclaimed novelist Wilbur Smith dies

Novelist Wilbur Smith has died aged 88 at his home in Cape Town.

De Kock apologises; ‘happy to take knee’

Quinton De Kock has apologised to his South Africa teammates after withdrawing from a match because of a direction to take the knee.