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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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India beat SA but exit World T20

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 17:59
related countries: India India

India fail to reach the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 despite beating South Africa by one run in Colombo.
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VIDEO: South Africa's textbook scandal

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:16

South Africa's Basic Education Department is in court once again, accused of failing to deliver textbooks to school children in Limpopo, the country's northernmost province.
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S Africa mine firms rap strikers

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 13:37

Two big mining firms harden their stance on strikers in South Africa, where illegal stoppages have spread across the country.
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VIDEO: South Africa mine shooting inquiry

Monday, October 1st 2012, 18:59

A judicial inquiry into the killings of 44 people at a Marikana mine in South Africa has opened.
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Nigeria oil militant in SA court

Monday, October 1st 2012, 17:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The trial opens in South Africa of a former Nigerian militant leader in connection with bombings at Nigeria's 50th independence celebrations in 2010.
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South Africa shooting probe opens

Monday, October 1st 2012, 13:52

South Africa opens a judicial inquiry into the killing of 44 people at a Marikana mine - the deadliest police action since the end of apartheid.
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Watson inspires rampant Australia

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 13:35
related countries: Australia Australia

Shane Watson's incredible form at the World Twenty20 continues as he inspires Australia to an emphatic win over South Africa.
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Pakistan edge out SA in thriller

Friday, September 28th 2012, 13:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Umar Gul blasts 32 off 17 balls as Pakistan fight back to sneak a two-wicket win over South Africa at the World Twenty20.
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Arrests over SA boxer's murder

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 17:44

South African police arrest three Zimbabweans in connection with the murder of former heavyweight world boxing champion Corrie Sanders.
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AngloGold Ashanti strike spreads

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 11:32

A strike at one South African mine owned by gold producer AngloGold Ashanti spreads throughout its operations in the country.
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Malema defiant after court charge

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 10:09

Firebrand South African politician Julius Malema says he is "unshaken" after being charged with money laundering in a case he says is politically motivated.
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VIDEO: Malema supporters throng streets

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 10:06

Hundreds of Julius Malema's supporters gathered outside a court as the South African politician faced money laundering charges.
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SA win opener in women's Twenty20

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 7:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

South Africa beat hosts Sri Lanka by six wickets in the opening match of the Women's World Twenty20 in Galle.
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Boxer Sanders killed in shooting

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 9:34

Former heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders dies after being shot during an armed robbery at a restaurant in his native South Africa.
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SA thrash SL in seven-over match

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 14:12
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

South Africa ease to a 32-run win over Sri Lanka in a match reduced to seven overs per side at the World Twenty20.
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Charges 'aim to silence' Malema

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 7:42

South African politician Julius Malema's lawyer says charges against her client are politically motivated and aimed at silencing him.
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S Africa issues Malema 'warrant'

Friday, September 21st 2012, 18:54

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of firebrand South African politician Julius Malema, his lawyer says, following a corruption investigation.
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South Africa gold strike spreads

Friday, September 21st 2012, 11:08

Workers at a South African gold mine owned by AngloGold Ashanti begin a wildcat strike - the latest labour unrest in the country's vital mining industry.
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SA thrash Zimbabwe to go through

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 16:49
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to book their place in the World T20 Super Eights and knock their opponents out.
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Marikana miners return to work

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:11

Workers are returning to South Africa's Marikana platinum mine, which was the scene of protests in which 46 died, following a deal on pay.
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Lonmin shares rise after pay deal

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 13:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Shares in Lonmin jump 9% at the start of trading in London, after the firm signs a pay deal with striking miners in South Africa.
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SA police fire at mine protesters

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 11:07

South African police use rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters, a day after a deal ended a six-week strike at the Marikana mine.
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South Africa miners in pay deal

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 8:51

Striking miners at a Lonmin-owned platinum mine in South Africa agree to return to work on Thursday after signing a deal accepting a pay rise of up to 22%.
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VIDEO: SA miners accept new pay deal

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 20:58

Striking miners at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa are due to return to work on Thursday, ending a violent six week dispute.
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VIDEO: Expelled ANC leader barred from mine

Monday, September 17th 2012, 16:29

South African firebrand politician Julius Malema has been banned from addressing striking workers at the Marikana Platinum mine.
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Malema barred from mines address

Monday, September 17th 2012, 15:02

Firebrand politician Julius Malema is barred by police from addressing striking miners near South Africa's Marikana mine.
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VIDEO: Warning over SA mine strikes

Monday, September 17th 2012, 10:57

A union affiliated with South Africa's ruling ANC has called for striking miners to return to work.
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SA police in Marikana crackdown

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 15:04

Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at striking Marikana mine workers, in the latest stage of a government crackdown on unrest.
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Australia survive Argentina scare

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 12:58
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

Australia survive Argentina scare, while New Zealand beat South Africa 22-11 in the latest round of the Rugby Championship.
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S Africa miners reject pay offer

Friday, September 14th 2012, 15:56

Miners at South Africa's Marikana mine reject a pay offer from the management, dashing hopes for an end to their weeks-long strike.
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South Africa vows miner clampdown

Friday, September 14th 2012, 15:45

South Africa's government announces a raft of measures to clamp down on continuing unrest in the country's mining sector.
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SA police in torture death probe

Friday, September 14th 2012, 9:46
related places: Pretoria

South Africa police are being investigated for allegedly torturing a man to death in the capital, Pretoria, an independent complaints body says.
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General strike call in S Africa

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 12:30

A leader of South Africa's striking platinum miners has called for a general strike starting Sunday to "bring mining companies to their knees".
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England thrash SA to draw series

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 21:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham, Edgbaston

Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler help England end their summer in style with a 28-run win over South Africa to draw the T20 series.
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Platinum firm shuts S Africa mine

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

UK-listed miner Anglo American suspends operations at a platinum mine in South Africa to "protect the safety of its employees".
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SA military put on 'high alert'

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:21

The South African military is on high alert as firebrand politician Julius Malema addresses disgruntled soldiers in the Johannesburg area.
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Malema urges full SA miner strike

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 16:58

Firebrand politician Julius Malema urges a national strike in South Africa's mines, amid a wave of anger over last month's deaths at the Marikana mine.
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VIDEO: Armed miners march on Marikana

Monday, September 10th 2012, 22:24

Thousands of armed strikers have marched on Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa, where thirty-four of their colleagues were shot dead in August.
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England fall to heavy T20 defeat

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 16:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England bat poorly and fall to a seven-wicket defeat by South Africa in the first of three Twenty20 matches.
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Leaders ignore Marikana lessons at their own peril

Friday, September 7th 2012, 23:52

South Africa's leaders ignore mine death lessons at their peril
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South Africa ends fracking freeze

Friday, September 7th 2012, 12:06

South Africa lifts a ban on the extraction of shale gas using the controversial fracking technique in the Karoo area known for its natural beauty.
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Last South African miners freed

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 12:40

The second and final batch of South African miners is freed after controversial murder charges were dropped following a national outcry.
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Malema rallies S Africa strikers

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:20

South African firebrand Julius Malema travels to the Marikana mine to rally strikers following recent unrest, as more miners are due to be freed.
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Pistorius lands first 2012 gold

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 22:12

Oscar Pistorius claims his first 2012 Paralympic gold medal as South Africa win the 4x100m in a new world record.
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Amla helps S Africa draw series

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 20:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers hit half centuries as South Africa cruise to victory over England to draw the one-day series.
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South Africa strike miners march

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 17:16

About 2,000 miners in South Africa march to strengthen support for their strike - the biggest protest at Marikana since police shot dead 34 miners last month.
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Wife of Zulu king 'needs palace'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 15:16

South Africa's Zulu king wants the government to build a palace for his sixth and youngest wife at a cost of about $700,000, officials say.
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VIDEO: South Africa court frees miners

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 4:00

About 50 South African miners have been freed after murder charges against them, relating to the deaths of 34 miners shot by police, were dropped.
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S Africa frees Marikana miners

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 19:39

About 50 miners held over the Marikana killings are released by a South African court after murder charges against them are provisionally dropped.
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VIDEO: S Africa frees jubilant miners

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 18:28

About 50 South African miners have been freed after murder charges against them, relating to the deaths of 34 miners shot by police, were dropped.
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SA Marikana miners to be freed

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 9:37

South Africa is to begin freeing 270 strikers whose colleagues were shot dead by police, after murder charges against them were suspended.
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VIDEO: Marikana mine victims buried

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 18:30

Some of the burials of the miners who were shot dead by police at the Marikana mine in South Africa have been buried over the weekend.
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Bell helps England to series lead

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 17:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell hits a classy 88 as England chase down a target of 221 to beat South Africa by six wickets in the fourth ODI.
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SA to drop miner murder charges

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 17:12

Murder charges against 270 striking South African miners, brought under an apartheid-era law, are to be provisionally dropped, prosecutors say.
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