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News: South Africa

We have started to collect the most important news related to South Africa in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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South Africa: news

Jacob Zuma opens key ANC congress

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 14:25

South African President Jacob Zuma defends his record at the African National Congress (ANC) conference as he faces a leadership challenge.
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VIDEO: Zuma faces leadership challenge

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 5:22

The leader of South Africa's ANC party Jacob Zuma is facing a leadership challenge from his deputy.
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Gallstone operation for Mandela

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 23:53

South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, has a successful operation to remove gallstones, according to a government statement.
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'Critical time' for South Africa

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 23:49
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Why South Africa is like a Mexican soap opera
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Is the ANC losing its grip on South Africa?

Friday, December 14th 2012, 1:21

The mayor who has had death threats for leaving the ANC
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Zuma to face leadership challenge

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 14:18

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will face a challenge for the leadership of the ANC, after his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe confirms he will run.
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Nelson Mandela 'making progress'

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:49

Nelson Mandela, who is being treated for a lung infection, has made progress in the past 24 hours, officials in South Africa say.
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SA orders new Machel crash probe

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:06
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

South Africa's police launch a new investigation into the 1986 plane crash that killed Mozambican leader Samora Machel, a spokesman says.
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VIDEO: Nelson Mandela has lung infection

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 19:14

Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment for a lung infection three days after he was rushed to hospital, South African officials say.
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S Africa bridge collapse kills 14

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 18:00

Fourteen people die in South Africa when a bridge is swept away by heavy rains, officials say.
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Nelson Mandela has lung infection

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 10:36

Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment for a lung infection three days after he was rushed to hospital, South African officials say.
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Audio slideshow: David Goldblatt on South Africa's gold mines

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 0:05

Photographer tells of being inspired by South African miners
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Rhino anti-poaching deal signed

Monday, December 10th 2012, 17:42
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

South Africa signs a deal with Vietnam to fight the escalating illicit trade in rhino horn, used in traditional medicine in Asian countries.
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March demands Dewani extradition

Monday, December 10th 2012, 14:30

A march takes place in South Africa to demand the extradition of Shrien Dewani, who is accused of murdering his wife on their honeymoon.
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Mandela 'doing well' in hospital

Monday, December 10th 2012, 11:51
related places: Pretoria

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is said to be "doing well" after spending a second night in hospital where he is to undergo further tests.
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Mandela 'looks well' in hospital

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 11:48

Nelson Mandela has been visited in hospital by South African President Jacob Zuma, who said the former leader "looks well after a restful night".
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Mandela in hospital 'for tests'

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 17:18

South Africa's former leader Nelson Mandela is in hospital for tests, but the president's office says there is "no cause for alarm".
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S Africa military plane crashes

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 10:41

The wreckage of a military plane carrying 11 passengers that crashed in South Africa's mountainous east is found by rescuers.
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SA rapper jailed for pupil deaths

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 9:14

South African rapper Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye is sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of four school children during a drug-fuelled drag race in 2010.
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VIDEO: Ceasefire for South African gangs

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 13:02

Community leaders have come together in one South African region in an attempt to stop the violence between rival gangs.
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Dewani killer gets life sentence

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 11:22
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Cape Town

A South African man is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Swedish woman Anni Dewani on her honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.
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SA to use planes to save rhinos

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 12:14

South Africa is to deploy a reconnaissance aircraft to combat a massive rise in rhino poaching in recent years.
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VIDEO: S Africa 'won't take second-best'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 18:19

In a BBC interview, South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said he does "take responsibility" for failures of the governing African National Congress (ANC)
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D-Day looms for South Africa's Jacob Zuma

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 10:27

Why South Africa's leader faces tough ANC battle to keep his job
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Ponting's farewell ends in defeat

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 10:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Ricky Ponting's final game for Australia ends in defeat as South Africa secure a series-clinching 309-run victory.
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Ponting faces final Test struggle

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 11:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Ricky Ponting fails with the bat in his final Test match as South Africa take control against Australia in the third Test.
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Robshaw learns Bok defeat lessons

Friday, November 30th 2012, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Chris Robshaw learns lessons after his decision-making was criticised in defeat to South Africa.
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Du Plessis shines as SA struggle

Friday, November 30th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Australia Australia

South Africa are once again indebted to Faf du Plessis as they fight back on day one of the third and final Test against Australia.
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Dalai Lama visa delay 'unlawful'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 13:04

South Africa's government acted unlawfully in failing to give the Dalai Lama a visa in time for a planned visit last year, a court rules.
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Cows killed for Zuma re-election

Monday, November 26th 2012, 11:52
related places: Zuma

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma holds a traditional ceremony to seek his ancestors' help ahead of next month's African National Congress (ANC) leadership contest.
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Du Plessis ton denies Australia

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Australia Australia

Faf Du Plessis defies Australia with a marathon century to earn South Africa a remarkable draw in the second Test.
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Australia close in on SA victory

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 7:54
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia need six South Africa wickets on the final day to win the second Test in Adelaide and take a 1-0 series lead.
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England 15-16 South Africa

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 16:47

England are set to miss out on a top four World Cup ranking after being beaten 15-16 by South Africa at Twickenham.
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Late wickets keep SA hopes alive

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 10:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

A flurry of late Australia wickets on day three revive South Africa's hopes of winning the second Test in Adelaide.
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VIDEO: Poacher attack kills eight rhinos

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 20:16

Eight rhinos have been killed by poachers in a single attack on a reserve in South Africa
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Smith ton bolsters South Africa

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 9:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Graeme Smith hits 111 not out as South Africa close day two of the second Test 333 runs behind Australia on 217-2.
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England make six changes for Boks

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Joe Launchbury is handed his first Test start as England make six changes for Saturday's autumn Test against South Africa.
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In pictures: Drag hunting in South Africa

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 1:58

Pictures of South Africa's 'fake fox' hunters
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VIDEO: Norway aid video challenges Africa's image

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 11:43
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A group of South African students, along with an aid agency in Norway, is challenging the negative image of Africa by producing a fictional Christmas appeal video for Norway.
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'Hitman' guilty of Dewani murder

Monday, November 19th 2012, 15:09
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: A

A South African man is convicted of firing the shot which killed Swedish woman Anni Dewani on her honeymoon in 2010.
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Scotland 10-21 South Africa

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 16:37

Scotland's second-half fightback is not sufficient to avoid a fourth straight defeat at Murrayfield as South Africa's power prevails.
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Age cheat claim hits Pirates

Friday, November 16th 2012, 14:47

Orlando Pirates, the South African Premier League champions, has suspended its youth development programme amid allegations of age cheating.
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Watson named in Australia squad

Friday, November 16th 2012, 5:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia include all-rounder Shane Watson in their squad for the second Test against South Africa at the Adelaide Oval.
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Deadly vineyard riots in S Africa

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 17:48
related places: Cape Town

One person dies in clashes between farm workers and police in South Africa's vineyard region outside Cape Town.
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SA stolen art 'found in cemetery'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 17:07
related places: Pretoria

Four of the five paintings worth $2m stolen from a museum in the South African capital, Pretoria, are found at a cemetery, police say.
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South Africa draw with Australia

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 9:36
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Michael Clarke scores a record 259 at the Gabba but South Africa hold on to draw the first Test in Brisbane.
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S Africa police hunt art thieves

Monday, November 12th 2012, 15:35
related places: Pretoria

South Africa's police hunt for an armed gang which stole art worth $2m (£1.25m) from a museum in the capital, Pretoria.
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South Africa on top in Brisbane

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 9:12
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis hit tons for South Africa as Australia close 339 behind at 111-3 in the first Test.
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Day two washout at Brisbane Test

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 9:47
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

No play is possible because of rain on day two in the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane.
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VIDEO: S Africa miners turn to illegal work

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 5:45

Dozens of South African miners, who lost their jobs after a series of recent strikes, have turned to illegal gold panning.
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VIDEO: Escaping poverty by magic

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 5:07

How one boy in South Africa used magic to escape poverty and make his dreams come true.
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Rhino poacher jailed in S Africa

Friday, November 9th 2012, 16:49
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A South African court jails a Thai man for 40 years for illegal rhino poaching as part of an international smuggling operation.
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South Africa dominate Australia

Friday, November 9th 2012, 9:30
related countries: Australia Australia

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis put on 136 as South Africa reach 255-2 against Australia on day one of the first Test.
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SA 'genitals in wallet' arrest

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 15:13

A man in South Africa is arrested after he is found by police to be carrying genitals in his wallet - thought to be those of his missing nephew.
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Mandela crash driver acquitted

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 10:31

The driver in a car crash that killed Nelson Mandela's great-granddaughter has been cleared of all charges in South Africa, his lawyer says.
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