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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

Why South Africans risk death and injury to be circumcised

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 8:29

Why South African boys risk death and injury to be circumcised
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Deadly riots at South Africa mine

Monday, August 13th 2012, 22:44

Nine people - including two policemen - are killed as clashes erupt between rival unions at a South African mine owned by leading platinum producer Lonmin, police say.
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Pietersen texts 'banter', say SA

Monday, August 13th 2012, 15:24

The text messages sent by Kevin Pietersen to members of the South Africa team were "banter", according to the Proteas team manager.
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Dewani accused 'fit for trial'

Monday, August 13th 2012, 12:00
related places: Cape Town

A South African man accused of killing Anni Dewani during her 2010 honeymoon in Cape Town is deemed fit to stand trial.
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Savinova takes 800m Olympic gold

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 20:20
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South African Caster Semenya loses out on Olympic 800m gold to Russian World Champion Mariya Savinova at London 2012.
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Pistorius revels in 'dream' final

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 10:41

South African double amputee runner Oscar Pistorius says he has achieved a lifelong dream by competing in the Olympic 4x400m relay final.
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Pistorius gets Olympic reprieve

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 12:40

Amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius can run in Friday's Olympic 4x400m final after South Africa win a place on appeal.
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S African guilty of Dewani murder

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 12:38
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Cape Town

A South African man pleads guilty to murdering Swedish woman Anni Dewani during her honeymoon, and also accuses her British husband.
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VIDEO: Clinton on South Africa dance floor

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 9:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Johannesburg

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shows off her footwork while dancing at a dinner hosted by South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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South Africa phone company fined

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 11:44

South African communications company Telkom is fined $54.8m (£35m) for using its dominant market position to "bully" competitors.
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Pietersen could retire from Tests

Monday, August 6th 2012, 20:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Batsman Kevin Pietersen hints that the third Test against South Africa at Lord's may be his last for England.
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Draw preserves South Africa's advantage

Monday, August 6th 2012, 18:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa preserve their 1-0 series lead as the second Test with England finishes in a fascinating draw at Headingley.
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Five die in SA 'clan shooting'

Monday, August 6th 2012, 16:09
related places: KwaZulu

Five people have been killed in a shooting in South Africa's eastern KwaZulu-Natal state thought to have been motivated by clan rivalry, officials say.
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Rain halts England & South Africa

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 16:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England and South Africa are thwarted by rain on day four of the second Test at Headingley, which looks to be heading for a draw.
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Pietersen ton lifts England hopes

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 18:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Kevin Pietersen stars with a century as England fight back against South Africa on day three of the second Test at Headingley.
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Pistorius makes Olympic history

Saturday, August 4th 2012, 10:32

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius makes history by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics.
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Openers begin England fightback

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 16:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's openers make a steady start after they bowl South Africa out for 419 on day two of the second Test.
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England toil as Petersen hits ton

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 19:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa dominate day one of the second Test against England at Headingley, making 262-5 as Alviro Petersen hits a century.
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Le Clos stuns Phelps in 200m fly

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 20:28
related countries: Chad Chad

South Africa's Chad le Clos ends the reign of two-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps in the 200m butterfly.
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'Earliest' sign of modern culture

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 16:50

The earliest unambiguous evidence for modern human behaviour is discovered by an international team of researchers in a South African cave.
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SA complain about video officials

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 14:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

South Africa hockey coach Giles Bonnet will complain about video refereeing standards after their 4-1 loss to New Zealand.
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SA singer, 60, finishes school

Monday, July 30th 2012, 17:16

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma praises renowned musician Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse for finishing secondary school at the age of 60.
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Taylor replaces Bopara in squad

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 8:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England name James Taylor in their squad for the second Test against South Africa, in place of the unavailable Ravi Bopara.
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South Africa's corruption crusader

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 2:01

How Thuli Madonsela became South Africa's biggest 'tell-tale'
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Strauss backs England to recover

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 19:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England skipper Andrew Strauss says his side will draw on recent successes to recover from their innings defeat by South Africa.
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England slide to innings defeat

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 15:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dale Steyn takes 5-56 as South Africa ease to an innings-and-12-run victory over England in the first Test at The Oval.
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Els consoles Scott after Open win

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 20:34

South Africa's Ernie Els urges Adam Scott not to dwell on his defeat after he overhauled his friend at the Open.
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Boycott and Pollock praise 'awesome' Amla

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 18:32

Geoffrey Boycott and Shaun Pollock pay tribute as Hashim Amla becomes the first South African to make a Test triple century
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England face battle to save Test

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 18:01

England face a battle to avoid defeat in the first Test after another day of South Africa dominance at The Oval.
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Smith revels in 'dream' hundred

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 22:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa captain Graeme Smith says scoring a century against England in his 100th Test match was a "dream".
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Amla and Smith dominate England

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 17:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith hit centuries as South Africa take complete control on day three of the first Test.
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South Africa fight back at Oval

Friday, July 20th 2012, 20:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An inspired bowling display helps South Africa rally on the second day of the first Test against England at The Oval.
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Cook ton puts England in control

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 17:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alastair Cook's 20th Test hundred helps England dominate the opening day of the series against South Africa at The Oval.
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'Quiet' 94th birthday for Mandela

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 18:32

Official celebrations for Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday are held with millions of schoolchildren across South Africa singing a special song.
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VIDEO: Mandela celebrates 94th birthday

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 18:04

Millions of school children across South Africa have sung a specially composed song as part of official celebrations for Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday on Wednesday.
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South Africa series 'like Ashes'

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 17:15

Andrew Strauss says the buzz surrounding the three-Test England v South Africa series is reminiscent of the Ashes.
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Anderson backs Pietersen to shine

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 19:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Anderson says Kevin Pietersen will thrive against South Africa despite the furore surrounding his England availability.
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VIDEO: S Africa train in deadly crash

Friday, July 13th 2012, 22:24

A train has hit a truck carrying farm workers at a railway crossing in South Africa, killing up to 26 people.
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S Africa train in deadly crash

Friday, July 13th 2012, 9:13

At least 19 people are killed after a train hits a truck carrying farm workers at a railway crossing in north-eastern South Africa, officials say.
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Namibia-Cuba 'Noah's Ark' anger

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Namibia Namibia

Plans by Namibia's government to donate 148 wild animals to Cuba have been criticised by an animal rights group in neighbouring South Africa.
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Boucher ends international career

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 15:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher retires from international cricket after sustaining an eye injury during the tour of England.
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VIDEO: Gandhi's South African home

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 15:29
related countries: India India

Following the purchase of letters between Mahatma Gandhi and his friend Hermann Kallenbach by the Indian government, we take a look around the South African house the two men shared between 1908 and 1910.
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ANC 'disgusted' at penis cartoon

Friday, July 6th 2012, 15:23

South Africa's governing ANC expresses "disgust" at a cartoon showing President Jacob Zuma as a penis, weeks after a similar row over a painting.
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Pistorius to run at London 2012

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 14:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Oscar Pistorius could be the first amputee runner at the Olympics after being picked by South Africa for the 400m.
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Mandela daughter named ambassador

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela, is appointed ambassador to Argentina, the South American nation has said.
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Mauling SA chimps escape death

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

Two chimpanzees which attacked a US student in South Africa will not be put down because they were defending their territory, an investigator says.
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Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 7:42

South African women fight to decriminalise prostitution
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VIDEO: Zuma: 'No mine nationalisation'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 5:58

In an interview with the BBC, President Jacob Zuma has said the nationalisation of South Africa's mines has not been introduced as a new policy.
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Chimps badly maul American man

Friday, June 29th 2012, 15:50
related countries: United States United States

An American man is reported to be in a serious condition in hospital after being severely bitten and dragged through an enclosure by two chimps in South Africa.
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South Africa 14-14 England

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 17:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Port Elizabeth

Owen Farrell's penalty earns England a draw in the final Test against South Africa to end a run of nine defeats in a row by the hosts.
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Rwanda general gives SA evidence

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 12:33
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A former Rwandan army chief who survived two assassination attempts gives evidence at the trial in South Africa of those accused of plotting to kill him.
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Injured Robshaw out of final Test

Monday, June 18th 2012, 15:55

Chris Robshaw out of final Test against South Africa after suffering cracked thumb, with Dylan Hartley taking over as England captain.
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Injury rules Youngs out of tour

Sunday, June 17th 2012, 17:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scrum-half Ben Youngs will miss the remainder of England's tour of South Africa because of a shoulder injury.
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