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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

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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VIDEO: Marikana police 'planted weapons'

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 19:43

South African police have been accused of planting weapons on the bodies of dead workers killed at the Marikana mine in August.
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VIDEO: New Mandela banknotes unveiled

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 14:23

Nelson Mandela's image has appeared on South African banknotes for the first time.
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Marikana police 'planted weapons'

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 11:34

South African police are accused of planting weapons on the bodies of workers shot dead during strikes at the Marikana platinum mine.
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S Africa gets Mandela banknotes

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 11:31

The first banknotes featuring the face of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela go into circulation in South Africa.
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Policeman held over SA jail blast

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 9:50

A South African police officer is arrested over last month's attempted jailbreak, in which three inmates were killed in an explosion inside a prison van.
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VIDEO: Kites dazzle at Cape Town festival

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 17:11
related places: Cape Town

Kites of all shapes and sizes have been on display at the International Kite Festival in Cape Town in South Africa.
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Anglogold strikers return to work

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 14:31

Striking miners at two Anglogold Ashanti pits in South Africa agree to return to work as tensions across the country's mineral sector ease.
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S Africa 'needs African justice'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 13:08

South African President Jacob Zuma says some legal issues in the country are better resolved by traditional justice.
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Surrey sign South Africa's Smith

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 11:57

Surrey sign 31-year-old South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith on a three-year deal and name him as club skipper.
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VIDEO: South Africa's youth employment row

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 10:13

South Africa has the largest and most developed economy on the African continent, but the unemployment rate for younger people has been running as high as 50%, prompting a nationwide debate.
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Youth unemployment: The big question

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 0:03

Should state subsidies help South Africa's young unemployed?
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SA guards 'shoot dead two miners'

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 19:12

Two miners are shot dead during a confrontation at a pit in South Africa, as industrial disputes continue to dog the industry.
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Will elephant contraception work in South Africa?

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 1:09

How contraceptive darts could save South Africa's elephants
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VIDEO: South African miners clash with police

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 22:31

There have been clashes between South African striking miners and police who fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas.
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SA census shows big racial divide

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 14:14

The income of white South African households is six times higher than that of black households, 18 years after the end of apartheid, census figures show.
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Police fire tear gas at SA mine

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:45

Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse about 1,000 striking miners at a leading platinum mine in South Africa.
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Rwanda general in SA refugee row

Monday, October 29th 2012, 17:50
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Two human rights groups ask a South African court to revoke the refugee status of former Rwanda army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa.
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