South Africa were inspired by England’s aggressive style, reveals Aiden Markram as the Proteas star insists others ‘have got to keep up’ with the reigning champions ahead of their mouth-watering World Cup clash

Aiden Markram says England were trendsetters with their aggressive style Since then, other teams have responded to keep up and imitate England  South Africa take on England, who have only won one of three World Cup games By Lawrence Booth for MailOnline Published: 18:12 BST, 20 October 2023 | Updated: 18:37 BST, 20 October 2023 … Read more

Royal blue! Queen Maxima of The Netherlands touches down in Pretoria with King Willem-Alexander for their first ever state visit in South Africa

By Ellen Coughlan For Mailonline Published: 11:00 BST, 18 October 2023 | Updated: 17:07 BST, 18 October 2023 Queen Maxima of the Netherlands has touched down in Pretoria for her first ever state visit to South Africa.  The Dutch royal, arrived at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria alongside her husband King Willem-Alexander to begin their three-day visit, … Read more

Scotland star Dave Cherry ruled out of Rugby World Cup after falling down the STAIRS at their team hotel, leaving him concussed

By Ap and Ed Carruthers For Mailonline Published: 13:57 BST, 14 September 2023 | Updated: 14:01 BST, 14 September 2023 A freak incident in the team hotel has ruled Scotland hooker Dave Cherry out of his first Rugby World Cup. Cherry suffered a concussion on Monday – a team day off – when he slipped … Read more

Richard Dunne HITS OUT at Thierry Henry for his ‘nonsense’ reaction after his infamous handball

‘He wanted to show he was a nice guy and apologise… it was NONSENSE’: Richard Dunne accuses Thierry Henry of ‘showmanship’ for his disingenuous apology over infamous handball that denied Ireland a 2010 World Cup place France narrowly edged out Republic of Ireland in a 2010 World Cup play-off  The game was controversial after a … Read more

Young elephants slump next to each other after exhausting themselves splashing around 

This is the adorable moment young elephants slumped next to each other after exhausting themselves splashing around in the mud.  Photographer Annie Laing, 64, took images of the elephants playing at Addo Elephant National Park, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Annie, from Colchester, South Africa, was visiting the park in October, on a … Read more

Alice in wonderland after Davidson-Richards debut ton puts England on top against South Africa

Alice in wonderland after Davidson-Richards debut ton puts England on top against South Africa in women’s Test at Taunton England ended day two of their Test against South Africa on 328-6  Alice Davidson-Richards and Nat Sciver scored hundreds in Taunton The hosts lead by 44 runs with two days of the Tests remaining  By Press … Read more

Constrict their roots, don’t feed them, water them minimally and pelargoniums will flower all summer

Pelargoniums originate mainly from South Africa, where I’ve seen them growing in the Fynbos – a belt of heathland around Cape Town – as great shrubs flaunting pink flowers. When growing them, as with any plant, it is useful to remember their natural habitat – in this case bare, dry, rocky terrain.  There are six … Read more

Four clubs in South African fourth tier found guilty of match fixing and banned forever

Four clubs in South African football’s fourth tier are banned FOREVER after being found guilty of match fixing when crucial games in the race for promotion finished 33-1 and 59-1… with 41 own goals scored! Clubs in the South African fourth division collude to have crucial games fixed Matiyasi FC and Shivulani Dangerous Tigers were … Read more

SOUTH AFRICAN SUPERSTARS: Daisies from the Cape are perfect for adding vivid colour to borders

SOUTH AFRICAN SUPERSTARS: Daisies from the Cape are perfect for adding vivid colour to borders Nigel Colborn explains how Britain grows more that 70,000 plant varieties  UK-based garden expert describes that many of them come from South Africa  African bulbs include nerines, gladioli and blue agapanthus to name a few   By Nigel Colborn for the … Read more

Amazing footage of the animal park big cat encounter where the HUMANS are caged

Amazing footage of the animal park big cat encounter where the HUMANS are caged: Tourist behind metal mesh on jeep films lions eating hunks of meat just centimetres away Dustin Campbell visited the Marakele Animal Sanctuary in South Africa He took part in its ‘Lion Mobile’ trip, where visitors are put in a cage on … Read more