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  1. New Northern Cape university gets highest marks in SARead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mail & Guardian

    Despite having to deal with construction, residence and financing issues, Sol Plaatje students last year averaged the best grades across the country. A student at the university says that their achievements are a result of good lecturing and 'the involvement of management'.


  2. One change for Toyota CheetahsRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | RuggaWorld

    The Cheetahs have made just one change to their side with Boom Prinsloo coming into the side to face the Bulls this Friday. Prinsloo comes into the back row in place of the injured Willie Britz, with Jean Cook shifted across to number eight to accommodate him.


  3. Super Rugby: Ranger on road back to BluesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    The news of Rene Ranger's return to the Blues was given extra poignancy yesterday, released as it was straight before coach John Kirwan was effectively asked to defend his side's poor start to the season to the media. The Blues are winless after three games, with poor discipline and bad execution big reasons for their defeats to the Chiefs, Stormers and Cheetahs.


  4. Title race could get interestingRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago |

    With 10 matches left to go in the PSL season, Mamelodi Sundowns are in a position to pull the rug from underneath Kaizer Chiefs feet. Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images With 10 matches left to go in the season, Mamelodi Sundowns are in a position to pull the rug from underneath Kaizer Chiefs' feet in a similarly spectacular way as they did last season.


  5. Blues coach Sir John Kirwan remains optimistic despite poor start to Super Rugby seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    LONG WAY TO GO: Blues coach Sir John Kirwan says his team just need little things to go right for them. Rene Ranger may be on his way back next year but it's his more immediate All Black reinforcement that Blues coach Sir John Kirwan is more focused on right now.


  6. Ebola survivor leaving U.S., to return to AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Virginian-Pilot

    An American missionary who survived the Ebola virus is returning to the West African country where she was infected last year. A spokesman for the North Carolina-based charity SIM said Monday that Nancy Writebol is returning to Liberia with her husband.


  7. Unbeaten Shimlas stand tall in Varsity CupRead the original story

    Yesterday | RuggaWorld

    A 21-16 victory over FNB Maties in Bloemfontein saw FNB UFS-Shimlas move to the top of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International standings on Monday. The Free State side are the only team in the tournament still unbeaten after four rounds of action, while three-time champions Maties are still looking for their first win.


  8. Super Rugby Round 3 - Close EncountersRead the original story

    Monday | RuggaWorld

    It was a weekend of close encounters of the Vodacom SupeRugby kind as the Vodacom Bulls claimed their first victory of the season while the DHL Stormers continued to dominate the South African Conference The two local derbies produced nail-biting rugby as the Vodacom Bulls had to keep a spirited Cell C Sharks side at bay in Pretoria, while the Stormers also hung on for a narrow victory over the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg. In Bloemfontein, the Cheetahs continued with their positive start of the season with a win over the Blues following their bye.


  9. I'll need to adapt my game for Dragons challenge - South African recruit Sarel PretoriusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | South Wales Argus

    NEW recruit Sarel Pretorius is relishing the chance to develop another side to his game when he heads to Newport Gwent Dragons from the fast tracks of South Africa. Pretorius is vice-captain of the Cheetahs and has made a lively start to the Super Rugby campaign with his sniping and support runs, scoring a terrific try in last weekend's win against the Blues.


  10. Ronald W. Kaplan Named Among Most Influential VirginiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Market Wire

    Ronald W. Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has been named one of Virginia's Top 50 Most Influential People by Virginia Business . The publication's annual list, published in the March issue, honors Virginians who have made a significant impact on issues such as higher education, transportation, economic development, philanthropy, the arts, health care and energy throughout the state.


  11. Foster and Allen Tour South Africa with Silver and Gold Days World Tour in March/AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday |

    Popular Irish duo Foster and Allen will appear live in South Africa this autumn when they tour the country with their SILVER AND GOLD DAYS world tour during March and April. Best known for their hit single, "Maggie", the duo has had a successful career over the past four decades, also having hits with "Old Flames", "True Love", "When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again" and "Part of Me".


  12. Headless corpse found in Free StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday |

    Police in the Free State have reported the discovery of a decapitated and badly mangled body on the outskirts of Bloemfontein. Provincial police spokesman Captain Chaka Marope said the body of the middle aged man was discovered by a passerby on Sunday afternoon.


  13. Forgotten cabins from a forgotten centuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday |

    Throughout the interior of Eastern North America, early 18th century English-speaking explorers and settlers encountered European-style masonry structures. Their surviving ruins have "flown under the radar" of historic preservationists.


  14. Eskom threatens to turn off the lights in Free State townsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Mail & Guardian

    Three municipalities face power cuts over unpaid Eskom bills, while one acting municipal manager is sentenced to six months for contempt of court. Eskom says it is owed R4-billion by municipalities across the country, and that failure to pay for the electricity they buy from Eskom was a continuing "concern".


  15. Rugby: Blues' win over Lions vital to ease pinchRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | The New Zealand Herald

    After the Blues' next game, against the Lions at North Harbour on Saturday, Jerome Kaino will be honoured for reaching his milestone of 100 Super Rugby matches with a gift from New Zealand Rugby of a pounamu mere. It will be a fitting and well-deserved reward, a traditional Maori weapon for someone who plays with a warrior's spirit, but it's one he would probably gladly trade for a victory.


  16. Blues suffer late loss to CheetahsRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 28 | Fiji Times

    New Zealand's Blues have made their worst start to a Super Rugby season after conceding a controversial late penalty to lose 25-24 to the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein yesterday. Cheetahs five-eighth Joe Pietersen slotted the winning penalty with two minutes remaining.


  17. Cheetahs beat Blues 25-24 to prevent NZ sweepRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | The China Post

    Joe Pietersen kicked a 79th-minute penalty and Ihaia West missed a dropped goal after the hooter as the Cheetahs beat the Blues 25-24 to prevent a sweep from New Zealand teams in Super Rugby on Friday. Pietersen's late penalty finally beat the resilient Auckland-based Blues at Free State Stadium and lifted usual South African strugglers the Cheetahs to two wins from two and up to second after three rounds.


  18. Locker Room: Brumbies channel Taylor Swift and David Pocock's embarrassing momentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | The Age

    It's just as well Joe Tomane is a gun rugby winger, because we're not sure how his back-up plan to be a male model would work out for him. Taylor Swift fanatics, Home and Away tragics and a David Pocock story you won't believe.


  19. Penalty loss hands Blues worst-ever startRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Northern Territory News

    NEW Zealand's Blues have made their worst start to a Super Rugby season after conceding a controversial late penalty to lose 25-24 to the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. Cheetahs five-eighth Joe Pietersen slotted the winning penalty with two minutes remaining.


  20. Cheetahs edge out winless BluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | ABC News

    Joe Pietersen kicked a late penalty to help the Cheetahs pip the Blues 25-24 after a seesaw Super Rugby struggle in Bloemfontein. The slightly-built fly half kept his nerve at windy Free State Stadium to convert an angled kick from the 22 with a minute left.