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Dozens killed in South Africa flooding

Wednesday, April 24th 2019, 16:25
related places: Durban

Officials fear the death toll in the port city of Durban may rise further after heavy rains.
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Footage of woman 'beating nursery children' goes viral in South Africa

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 16:49
related places: Johannesburg

Reports say a teacher at a nursery near Johannesburg, South Africa, when the video was filmed.
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Xenophobic attacks spark South African response

Sunday, March 31st 2019, 13:11

The foreign minister calls an urgent meeting after three die and 50 are forced to leave their homes.
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Internet access in Africa - Are mesh networks the future?

Thursday, March 28th 2019, 0:22

Residents in a rural South African community get cheap online access from a network they own and run.
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South Africa's President Ramaphosa gets stuck on train

Monday, March 18th 2019, 12:38

South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa joined commuters on a train but ended up staying longer than planned.
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Samora Mangesi: South African presenter 'victim of racist attack'

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 14:28

Samora Mangesi says he was the victim of a racist attack after stopping to help people with their car.
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Fake pastors and false prophets rock South African faith

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 0:12

Rape and fraud scandals involving fake pastors have prompted calls for regulation of the church.
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South African Airways pilot resigns over fake licence

Friday, March 1st 2019, 17:49

William Chandler flew with an airline for more than 20 years before his credentials were exposed.
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South Africa 'resurrection' pastor challenged to raise Mandela

Thursday, February 28th 2019, 16:57

A rival preacher challenges a South African pastor who was mocked for staging a bogus resurrection.
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South Africa funeral firm to sue pastor for 'resurrection stunt'

Tuesday, February 26th 2019, 15:25

They say a South African pastor's outlandish video has caused them reputational damage.
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Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa

Saturday, February 16th 2019, 1:23

How did Africa's most-industrialised country end up running out of electricity?
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Caster Semenya: South African government calls on world to fight against IAAF rule

Friday, February 15th 2019, 12:04

South African Caster Semenya has been "targeted" by athletics' governing body, the IAAF, according to her country's sports minister
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South Africa newborn baby rescued from storm drain

Monday, February 11th 2019, 21:32
related places: Durban

The infant was pulled alive from the pipe after a three-hour operation in Durban, South Africa.
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South Africa football: 'Being openly gay has held my career back'

Sunday, February 10th 2019, 0:02

Phuti Lekoloane is trying to break stereotypes and pave the way for other gay footballers in South Africa.
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Flamingos abandon 2,000 chicks at dried out South Africa dam

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 17:06

The baby birds were left behind when the water in their dam in South Africa dried up.
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South Africa Gloria coal mine explosion 'kills six'

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 12:23

Six people were killed by a gas explosion as they tried to steal copper cables, police say.
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Deadly school bridge collapse in South Africa

Friday, February 1st 2019, 16:51

An investigation is under way after at least three pupils are killed by a collapsing walkway.
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How addict Jesus survived South Africa's drug epidemic

Monday, January 28th 2019, 0:05

The heroin-based cocktail that robbed a man of a decade of his life in one South African township.
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Afrikaans scrapped at South Africa's University of Pretoria

Friday, January 25th 2019, 15:05
related places: Pretoria

Lessons at the University of Pretoria will now mostly be in English, in the hopes of "transforming the culture".
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South African on terror charges 'dies in Mozambique'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, 12:55
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Andre Hanekom's family say he died of suspected poisoning ahead of a hearing where they hoped to clear him.
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Zimbabwe opposition accuses government of brutal crackdown

Monday, January 21st 2019, 15:20

An opposition leader says many party members, including four MPs, have been arrested.
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ANC manifesto: Land, jobs and blockchain

Sunday, January 13th 2019, 12:48
related places: May

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa unveils economic and social plans ahead of May elections.
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South Africa sniffer dog intercepts 116kg of rhino horn

Thursday, January 10th 2019, 18:03

The haul, worth more than $1.3m (£1m), is one of the largest seized in South Africa in recent years.
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South Africa teacher suspended over class 'split by race'

Thursday, January 10th 2019, 15:17

A viral photo showing children separated by race at a school in South Africa has sparked anger.
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South African maths whizz answers complex arithmetic questions in seconds

Wednesday, January 9th 2019, 0:09

Sibahle Zwane is only 10, but his maths skills have made him an internet sensation in South Africa.
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South Africa v Pakistan: Proteas win second Test to clinch series win

Sunday, January 6th 2019, 13:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Cape Town

South Africa stroll to a nine-wicket win over Pakistan in Cape Town to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Test series.
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Jacob Zuma: Ex South Africa president in row over music album

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019, 19:10

South Africa's Jacob Zuma is recording an album of protest songs, to be paid for with public money.
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The Cape Town schools learning from transgender students

Wednesday, January 2nd 2019, 1:21
related places: Cape Town

South African schools are learning about the challenges faced by transgender students, writes Mohammed Allie.
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Grace Mugabe faces South Africa arrest warrant

Wednesday, December 19th 2018, 13:54
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Johannesburg

Zimbabwe's former first lady is accused of assaulting a model in a hotel in Johannesburg in 2017.
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South Africa's 'toxic' race relations

Tuesday, December 18th 2018, 0:12

Racism remains deeply embedded in South Africa nearly 25 years after minority rule ended, writes Fergal Keane.
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How a South African shepherd found a dinosaur graveyard

Sunday, December 16th 2018, 0:36

Dumangwe Thyobeka made a huge fossil find as he was tending to his family cemetery in rural South Africa.
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South Africa protests to Rwanda over Lindiwe Sisulu slur

Monday, December 10th 2018, 18:47
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

South Africa is angered after a Rwandan news site reportedly calls a key minister a "prostitute".
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South Africa: Taking on a mining giant and winning

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 22:35

After a decade-long battle, a small South African community stopped its land being turned into a titanium mine.
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South African bees: 'One million die in Cape Town'

Monday, November 26th 2018, 14:35

An ant-controlling insecticide used by wine farmers is suspected to have caused the deaths.
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Young South African boy stabbed to death in school toilet

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 11:46

The grade one pupil was attacked by a teenager thought to be his older sister's boyfriend.
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South Africa's coloured community complains of ethnic marginalisation

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 1:43

Many in South Africa's coloured (mixed-race) community complain of being marginalised for their ethnicity.
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Who should own South Africa's land?

Thursday, November 15th 2018, 0:14

Plans to redistribute land from white farmers to landless black people are raising deep feelings. Here's why.
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Bricks made using urine invented by South African scientists

Saturday, November 10th 2018, 7:20

Scientists in South Africa have come up with an innovative way to make bricks from urine.
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How the VBS 'bank heist' sparked a parliamentary brawl in South Africa

Wednesday, November 7th 2018, 22:34

The collapse of a rural bank reveals the extent of corruption in South Africa.
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'How I became friends with an octopus'

Sunday, November 4th 2018, 0:24

A diver in South Africa says he "visited this incredible animal for almost a year."
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Distruction Boyz and gqom: The South African sound taking over Europe

Friday, November 2nd 2018, 0:08

Durban duo Distruction Boyz are at the forefront of gqom, a type of South African house music.
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Garden Route wildfire: Seven killed in George, South Africa

Tuesday, October 30th 2018, 11:58
related places: George

A pregnant woman, two toddlers, and a baby are among the fatalities along the popular Garden Route.
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Why Cape Town's trains are on fire in South Africa

Monday, October 29th 2018, 6:07

Residents say travel is a "nightmare" as half the city's trains have been set alight, causing road traffic to double.
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Human urine bricks invented by South African students

Thursday, October 25th 2018, 13:17

Urea, sand and bacteria solidify at room temperature without the need for high-temperature kilns.
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South African rapper Jabulani 'HHP' Tsambo dies aged 38

Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 16:45

Jabulani 'HHP' Tsambo made South African hip hop popular, singing in local languages.
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South Africa shocked by live rape trial of Timothy Omotoso

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018, 0:39
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A televised rape trial in South Africa of a Nigerian televangelist prompts a furious backlash.
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Pik Botha: Key figure in South Africa's apartheid dies

Friday, October 12th 2018, 7:59

The South African, who served the apartheid regime and the Mandela government, dies at 86.
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South Africa's unemployed youth struggle amid recession

Wednesday, October 3rd 2018, 23:50

Graduate Brian wears a sign to try and find work in South Africa, where youth unemployment is 54%.
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Bees in South African plane's engine delay flights

Wednesday, September 26th 2018, 17:52

Bee experts in South Africa safely remove a swarm of about 25,000, an airline says.
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South Africa's Mbeki blasts ANC for becoming 'black party'

Tuesday, September 25th 2018, 16:43

South Africa's ex-President Thabo Mbeki says his party has abandoned non-racialism over land reform.
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South Africa legalises cannabis use

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 14:53

Pro-marijuana activists cheer following a landmark ruling by the country's highest court.
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South Africa crime: Can the country be compared to a 'war zone'?

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 0:31

Recent data shows that the national murder rate in South Africa is going up.
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Why three South African firefighters died from lack of water

Monday, September 17th 2018, 0:00

The death of three firemen reveals a reckless attitude to health and safety, many South Africans feel.
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Spectacular super bloom transforms South African desert

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 0:45

Photographer Tommy Trenchard captures South Africa's wild flower phenomenon.
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Mhlengi Gwala: 'Chainsaw attack won't stop me doing what I love'

Thursday, September 13th 2018, 0:42
related places: March

South African triathlete Mhlengi Gwala is targeting an Ironman as he continues his recovery from a horrific chainsaw attack in March.
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'Oldest known drawing' found on tiny rock in South Africa

Wednesday, September 12th 2018, 20:43

Etched with an "ochre crayon", the 73,000 year old drawing looks a little like a modern-day hashtag.
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South African artist defends 'Nazi Mandela' work

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 17:08

It depicts the former South African president doing a Nazi salute superimposed on a Nazi flag.
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South Africa engineer Manglin Pillay sacked after sexism furore

Friday, September 7th 2018, 10:14

South Africa's top engineer said women were "predisposed to caring" rather than working in business.
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Rheinmetall-Denel blast: Eight killed in munitions explosion in South Africa

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 17:56
related places: Cape Town

Firefighters are continuing to search for others who may be trapped at the factory near Cape Town.
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South African mainly white trade union to strike over 'racial exclusion'

Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 15:19

The Solidarity Union says a shares scheme restricted to black workers amounts to "racial exclusion".
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