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Union leader shot dead at Marikana

Monday, August 12th 2013, 17:00

A female official from South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers is shot dead at the Marikana mine, where 34 strikers were killed a year ago, her colleagues say.
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VIDEO: Why are mothers donating their milk?

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 20:27

Mothers in South Africa are donating their breast milk to help save the lives of premature babies.
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South Africa arms deal inquiry opens

Monday, August 5th 2013, 9:55

A South African commission of inquiry into a controversial 1999 arms deal surrounded by corruption allegations starts after a five-month delay.
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Mandela improvement 'continues'

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 8:51

South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela, who has been in hospital since 8 June, "continues to show improvement", a government statement says.
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VIDEO: Zimbabweans return home to vote

Monday, July 29th 2013, 23:02

Zimbabweans from South Africa talk about who they will vote for in Wednesday's election.
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Mandela money court battle delayed

Monday, July 29th 2013, 14:37

A case aimed at ousting ex-South African President Nelson Mandela's aides from two companies he set up is delayed after a lawyer pulls out, a law firm says.
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SA call to sack police with records

Monday, July 29th 2013, 12:58

South Africa's main opposition party calls for the sacking of close to 1,500 police officers who it has been revealed have criminal records.
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AUDIO: 'Totally unfair' says man 'too fat' for NZ

Monday, July 29th 2013, 11:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A South African man who was told he was too fat to have his work visa extended in New Zealand has called the decision "totally unfair".
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Man 'too fat' to live in New Zealand

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 9:09
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A South African chef faces expulsion from New Zealand because authorities say he is too fat and could be a drain on the health service.
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'World's oldest person' found in SA

Friday, July 26th 2013, 12:20

A South African woman, found by the local Sowetan paper, may be the world's oldest person with identity documents showing she is 119 years old.
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S Africa 'serial rapist' found dead

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 16:15

A man said to be one of South Africa's worst serial rapists, who faced 122 charges, including attempted murder through deliberate HIV infection, is found dead in his prison cell, officials say.
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Honeymoon suspect faces extradition

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 13:11

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani will be extradited to South Africa to face trial over his wife Anni's death.
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Mandela improvement 'sustained'

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 13:36

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is showing "sustained improvement" in hospital, a government statement says.
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Zuma silences envoy over Mugabe

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 13:30
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South African President Jacob Zuma tells his Zimbabwe envoy to stop making public comments, following criticism from Robert Mugabe.
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Zimbabwe to protest over 'pirate' TV

Friday, July 19th 2013, 17:23

Zimbabwe's government says it will protest to South Africa over a "pirate" TV station which is being launched there ahead of this month's elections.
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VIDEO: Children sing for Mandela birthday

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 16:22

Children in South Africa have been marking Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday across the country with celebrations and song.
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Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 15:32

South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday, as the former president remains in hospital with a recurring lung infection.
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Why a white South African risked traditional circumcision

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 23:28

Why a white South African boy underwent traditional circumcision
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Mandela's king defects to opposition

Monday, July 15th 2013, 17:58

The king of Nelson Mandela's Thembu ethnic group defects from South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) to the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party.
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VIDEO: South Africa's teenage pregnancies

Monday, July 15th 2013, 8:16

South Africa's constitutional court has ruled that automatically excluding pregnant girls from school is discriminatory.
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Mickelson wins Scottish Open title

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 19:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

American Phil Mickelson wins the Scottish Open in a sudden-death play-off with South Africa's Branden Grace.
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VIDEO: 'Sweet' tribute to Nelson Mandela

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 22:27

Children with cancer and volunteers make a portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela with 5,000 cupcakes.
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VIDEO: Mandela remains 'critical but stable'

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 21:48

Nelson Mandela's condition is "improving" according to former South African President Thabo Mbeki but a family member says his condition remains "critical but stable".
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SA's Malema launches political group

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 15:43

South Africa's former ANC youth leader Julius Malema launches a new political group, calling for land redistribution and mine nationalisation.
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The crisis facing South Africa's gold mines

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 11:58

Is the sun going down on South Africa's gold mines?
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Shea Shea heads July Cup field

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 11:34

South African challenger Shea Shea heads an international field for the July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday.
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VIDEO: The truck that smuggled ANC weapons

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 0:39

The ANC used a tourist safari truck to smuggle weapons into South Africa - with the tourists on board unaware of this.
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Mandela 'responding to treatment'

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 21:29

Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but remains critical, South African President Jacob Zuma says after visiting him.
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Warner exits tour for match practice

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 15:25
related countries: Australia Australia, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

David Warner temporarily leaves the Ashes tour to play for Australia's A side in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Zuma sacks Tokyo Sexwale

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 15:12
related countries: Japan Japan

Veteran of the fight against apartheid Tokyo Sexwale is sacked as housing minister by South African President Jacob Zuma.
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Nelson Mandela 'still critical'

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 14:14

Nelson Mandela remains critical but stable in a South African hospital, the presidency says in its latest health update.
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VIDEO: 'Mandela is uniting the nation'

Monday, July 8th 2013, 8:57

A South African government minister has told a special prayer service for Nelson Mandela that, as the former president is lying in hospital critically ill, he is "uniting the nation without even saying a word.''
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VIDEO: Mandela 'looked better than expected'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 9:01

Nelson Mandela's friend Denis Goldberg, has been speaking about his visit to the former South African president in hospital describing him in "far better shape" than he expected.
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VIDEO: Mandela grave row shocks S Africa

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 18:21

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla has accused his relatives of being vengeful and seeking to control the former South African president's legacy.
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Nelson Mandela family feud deepens

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 17:02

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla accuses his relatives of seeking to control the ex-president's legacy, as three of his children are reburied.
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VIDEO: Remains of Mandela children exhumed

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 22:21

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla has lost a court battle to keep the remains of three of the former president's children in graves at his homestead.
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Remains of 'Mandela children' exhumed

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 20:21

The remains believed to be of three of Nelson Mandela's children are exhumed from his grandson's homestead hours after a South African court ruling.
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Dewani extradition 'may be kind'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 14:17

Extraditing a man accused of plotting his wife's murder in South Africa may be a "kind thing" for him, a psychiatrist tells a legal hearing.
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VIDEO: Mandela family dispute over graves

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 18:11

Members of former South African President Nelson Mandela's family have laid a criminal complaint against his grandson Mandla.
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Mandela grandson accused over graves

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 16:21

The Mandela family seeks criminal charges against the former South African leader's grandson for alleged grave tampering.
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S Africa's FW de Klerk in hospital

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 15:23

South Africa's former President FW de Klerk, who cut short a trip because of Nelson Mandela's health, is being fitted with a pacemaker, his foundation says.
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South Africa plans Mandela birthday

Monday, July 1st 2013, 17:07

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela's condition remains stable and tells supporters to plan his birthday celebrations.
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Dewani in South Africa return 'wish'

Monday, July 1st 2013, 16:20

A honeymoon murder suspect who has mental health issues has talked about returning to South Africa to fight the charges against him, a court hears.
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No easy ride for Barack Obama in South Africa

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 20:53

Why Barack Obama's visit fails to impress some South Africans
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VIDEO: Warning shots fired at anti-Obama demo

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 18:22
related countries: United States United States

Protests against many facets of US foreign policy are taking place in South Africa as President Obama continues his visit to the country
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Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 15:29
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama says Nelson Mandela's "moral courage" is an inspiration to the world, as he meets with members of Mr Mandela's family.
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Barack Obama to meet Mandela family

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 10:26
related countries: United States United States

The US president is to meet Nelson Mandela's family during his official visit to South Africa, but will not visit the ailing ex-leader in hospital, the White House says.
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Obama in S Africa amid Mandela woes

Friday, June 28th 2013, 21:56

US President Barack Obama arrives in South Africa, after playing down expectations he would visit former President Nelson Mandela in hospital.
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VIDEO: Hundreds at anti-Obama demonstration

Friday, June 28th 2013, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama faces wide-ranging protests when he arrives in South Africa.
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Pistorius resumes 'low-key' training

Friday, June 28th 2013, 14:37

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius resumes "low-key" training, weeks before he is due back in court over the killing of his girlfriend.
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VIDEO: S Africa's 'City of Gold' awaits Obama

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Johannesburg, Gold, Friday

Komla Dumor reports on what US President Barack Obama is likely to discover in South Africa on his arrival in Johannesburg on Friday.
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All-night prayer vigil for Mandela

Friday, June 28th 2013, 3:49

South Africans have been holding an all-night prayer vigil for former President Nelson Mandela, outside his former home in Soweto.
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VIDEO: Obama begins Africa tour in Senegal

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 17:45
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Tanzania Tanzania, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has begun a week-long tour of Africa in Senegal, on trip that will also see him visit South Africa and Tanzania.
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Nelson Mandela 'critical but stable'

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 11:55

The condition of former South African leader Nelson Mandela is not improving, but his granddaughter says he remains stable.
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Zuma cancels trip as Mandela worsens

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique
related places: Mandela

South African President Jacob Zuma cancels a trip to Mozambique after visiting Nelson Mandela, whose condition appears to be worsening.
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Prayer for Mandela's 'peaceful end'

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 13:54

A leading South African cleric prays for ex-President Nelson Mandela's "peaceful, perfect end" as he remains in hospital in a critical condition.
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Nelson Mandela's condition 'unchanged'

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 15:47

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's condition remains unchanged, the South African presidency says, as family members meet.
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VIDEO: Mandela critically ill in hospital

Monday, June 24th 2013, 22:38

Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, President Jacob Zuma says.
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