A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
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Australia beat Pakistan by seven wickets to win the second Twenty20 international and go 1-0 up in their three-match series.
Australian captain Tim Paine has addressed speculation over whether Steve Smith will again lead the team once a ban ends in March 2020.
Steve Smith returned to international cricket to a chorus of boos but he walked off the pitch at the Oval to a standing ovation.
Australia captain Tim Paine wants to put the "icing on the cake" with victory in the fifth Ashes Test as England scramble for a plan to dismiss the insatiable Steve Smith.
Australia head to the Oval hungry to win their first Ashes series in England since 2001 as the peerless Steve Smith seeks to inflict further pain on the hosts.
Steve Smith said it "feels amazing" to retain the Ashes after Australia finally ended a stubborn rearguard effort from England.
Steve Smith was glad to have again made runs when needed them as Australia closed in on retaining the Ashes at Old Trafford.
Steve Smith is on course to enjoy one of the most productive series by any batsman in Test history after he marked his return to action with a double hundred at Old Trafford.
Australia's Steve Smith took his run-spree this Ashes to a new level with a superb double century on the second day of the fourth Test against England.
Australia star Steve Smith marked his first Test innings since suffering concussion with a fourth fifty of the Ashes series.
Steve Smith and David Warner return to the short format in the first of Australia's three games against a buoyant Sri Lanka.
Steve Smith's ban on leading Australia ends in March but the star batsman may not want the Test captaincy back, coach Justin Langer says.
Steve Smith refused to blame his inconsistent team-mates for their batting failures during the Ashes after he shouldered the run-scoring burden.
Former skipper Mark Taylor has backed Steve Smith to captain Australia again after his incredible Ashes exploits.
Australia retained the Ashes after a win over England in the fourth Test at Old Trafford left them 2-1 up with one to play in the series.
Australia captain Tim Paine hailed Steve Smith as the best player he has ever seen after victory in the fourth Test against England.
Steve Smith scored his ninth successive Test fifty against England as the Australia star's remarkable Ashes run-spree continued at Old Trafford.
Ricky Ponting has hailed Steve Smith as "a genius" after his Ashes double hundred - an exploit his country's media said was "Donald Bradman-like".
Australia star Steve Smith marked his return to international cricket with a third hundred of this Ashes series on Thursday.
Steve Smith marked his Test return by helping Australia recover from the early loss of their openers on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test.
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