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Ethiopia progress as S Africa exit

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 16:51
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia reach the play-offs of African World Cup qualifying as they knock out 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa with a 2-1 win.
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'Sustained improvement' for Mandela

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 12:05
related places: Pretoria

Former South African President Nelson Mandela continues to get better in a Pretoria hospital, President Jacob Zuma says.
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Nelson Mandela 'recovering well'

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 12:49

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is "recovering well" in hospital, his grandson says.
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SA into Champions Trophy semi-finals

Friday, June 14th 2013, 22:17

South Africa reach the Champions Trophy semi-finals after they tie with West Indies who are eliminated in a rain-hit match.
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Zimbabwe hackers hit ANC website

Friday, June 14th 2013, 12:46
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Opponents of President Robert Mugabe target the website of South Africa's governing ANC, accusing it of backing Zimbabwe's leader.
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Fastjet gets more African routes

Friday, June 14th 2013, 10:00
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, Tanzania Tanzania

The new African low-cost airline, Fastjet, gets clearance to launch flights between Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Rwanda.
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Nelson Mandela's health 'improving'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 19:51

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's "health continues to improve but his condition remains serious", President Jacob Zuma says.
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VIDEO: SA relief at Mandela 'progress'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 11:50

There is "no change" in the condition of Nelson Mandela, but he is responding well to treatment in hospital, the South African presidency has said.
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SA welcomes Mandela 'progress'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 11:43

South Africa's government is pleased that ex-President Nelson Mandela, 94, is responding well to treatment in hospital, it says in a statement.
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Mandela 'responding to treatment'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 13:20

South Africa's former leader Nelson Mandela is "responding better" to treatment in hospital after "a difficult few days", President Jacob Zuma says.
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Zuma: We pray for 'fighter' Mandela

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 22:02

South African President Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela is "very serious but stabilised" and that "all are praying" for his recovery.
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VIDEO: Zuma: 'Nelson Mandela is a fighter'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 18:00

The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has met the team of doctors treating Nelson Mandela for a recurring lung infection.
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Mandela remains 'serious but stable'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 12:57
related places: Pretoria

South African ex-President Nelson Mandela remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection, officials say.
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Mass arrests over SA 'poo wars'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 12:01
related places: Cape Town

At least 180 people are arrested, some carrying bags of human waste, ahead of a planned protest over the lack of proper sanitation in the South African city of Cape Town.
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VIDEO: Mandela spends fourth day in hospital

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 6:20

South African ex-President Nelson Mandela is spending a fourth day in a Pretoria hospital where he is being treated for a recurrent lung infection
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S Africa win puts Pakistan on brink

Monday, June 10th 2013, 19:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

South Africa ease to a 67-run win at Edgbaston that pushes Pakistan to the brink of Champions Trophy elimination.
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Mandela 'still in serious condition'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 15:05
related places: Pretoria

South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela remains in a "serious but stable" condition in a Pretoria hospital, the latest update says.
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Prayers as Mandela stays in hospital

Monday, June 10th 2013, 4:02

Prayers have been said in churches across South Africa for ex-President Nelson Mandela who has spent a third night in hospital because of a lung infection.
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In pictures: Gerard Sekoto - father of South Africa's modern art

Monday, June 10th 2013, 0:02

The tragic life of the father of South African modern art
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Nelson Mandela 'serious' in hospital

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 15:08

Former President Nelson Mandela is in a "serious but stable condition" in hospital with a lung infection, but breathing on his own, a spokesman says.
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Samoa 27-17 Scotland

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 14:15
related countries: Samoa Samoa

Scotland's opening match on their South African tour ends in a bruising, first ever defeat by Samoa.
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Somalis march against SA attacks

Friday, June 7th 2013, 15:00
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Cape Town

Members of the Somali community in South Africa march to parliament in Cape Town against a recent wave of attacks against foreigners.
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India beat SA after Dhawan century

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 17:58
related countries: India India

India beat South Africa by 26 runs in the opening match of the Champions Trophy, after 114 from Shikhar Dhawan.
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South Africa clown wins libel suit

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 15:38

A South African clown wins a defamation suit against a men's magazine after it printed his picture with a report likening jesters to cross-dressing drug addicts.
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McCarthy retires from football

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 10:23

South Africa's all-time leading scorer Benni McCarthy retires from football at the age of 35.
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VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius back in court

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 15:27

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has appeared in court for the first time since he was freed on bail over the killing of his girlfriend.
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Oscar Pistorius case postponed

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 8:53

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius appears in court for a brief hearing over the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
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SA unionist 'killed at Lonmin mine'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 12:54

A unionist is shot dead and another is wounded at a Lonmin-owned platinum mine in South Africa, police say, amid on-going tension between rival trade unions.
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Pistorius family 'shaken' by photos

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 10:24

The family of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is "shaken" by leaked photos of the bathroom where he shot dead his girlfriend in February, a spokesman says.
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Gaddafi assets 'in South Africa'

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 15:03

South African officials are investigating claims that Muammar Gaddafi and his family stashed $1bn (£600m) in assets in the country.
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VIDEO: Rare glimpse of Mugabe's 'softer side'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 19:00

Robert Mugabe's softer side is showcased in a new documentary film, due to be broadcast in South Africa this week.
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South Africa in growth slowdown

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 12:08

South Africa's economic growth slowed sharply in the first three months of the year to 0.9%, official figures show.
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South Africa lion advert 'censored'

Monday, May 27th 2013, 17:36

A campaign group takes court action in South Africa over the removal of an advertisement urging President Jacob Zuma to ban the trade in lion bones.
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VIDEO: Africa Beats: Afrikaans rapper Jaak

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 23:37

South African rapper determined to prove Afrikaans is "cool"
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SA police anti-crime site hacked

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 13:24

A hacker has attacked a South African police website, downloading the details of whistleblowers who reported crime, an official says.
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SA opposition rejects Gupta report

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 18:47
related countries: India India

South Africa's main opposition party condemns as a cover-up an official probe into the use of a military base for an Indian society wedding.
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VIDEO: South Africa's 'rising confidence'

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 13:21

Andrew Harding assesses South Africa's changing economy
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Clark considers action over anchoring ban

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 12:06

South African Tim Clark says he is among "a fair number" of players taking legal advice over the ban on the anchoring of putters.
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Oscar Pistorius' brother acquitted

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 14:13

The brother of South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius, Carl, is acquitted of culpable homicide over the death of a motorcyclist in 2008.
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Rubber bullets fired at SA miners

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 11:00

Ten South African miners are injured after rubber bullets were fired at a crowd of striking workers, police say.
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Obama plans Africa tour in June

Monday, May 20th 2013, 20:53
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Tanzania Tanzania, United States United States
related places: June, White House

US President Barack Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in his first extended tour of sub-Saharan Africa, the White House says.
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Do white South Africans have a future?

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 23:54

What is the future for white people in South Africa?
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SA university makes Zulu compulsory

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 13:54

A leading South African university says it will make Zulu language classes compulsory for all first-year students from next year in order to promote nation-building.
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Lonmin miners end two-day strike

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 9:22

Lonmin mineworkers in South Africa are returning to work after their two-day strike in protest at the shooting of a senior union official at the weekend.
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Who are the Guptas?

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:05

Are the Guptas too close to South Africa's first family?
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Lonmin mineworkers in new strike

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 9:30

Lonmin mineworkers in South Africa down tools in a wildcat strike, after a senior union official was shot at the weekend.
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Justin Bieber concert takings stolen

Monday, May 13th 2013, 16:38

Thieves in South Africa steal some of the takings from a Justin Bieber concert after breaking into a football stadium.
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Desmond Tutu 'will not vote for ANC'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 12:14

South African elder statesman and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu says he will no longer vote for the ruling ANC.
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Amplats planning 6,000 job cuts

Friday, May 10th 2013, 12:07
related countries: United States United States

Anglo American Platinum plans to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa after its profits were affected by violent labour strikes last year.
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Witnessing a South African healer at work

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 1:31

The bank worker who doubles as a South African spiritual healer
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SA in society wedding suspensions

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 12:31

Five high-ranking officials in South Africa are suspended as the government probes security breaches in connection with a society wedding.
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SA probes India over society wedding

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 17:16
related countries: India India

South Africa's government is investigating whether the Indian embassy abused diplomatic privileges over flight arrangements for a society wedding, official says.
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Will nets halt South Africa's shark attacks?

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 14:30
related places: Cape Town

Can nets protect Cape Town's swimmers from great whites?
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VIDEO: Historic African school turns 50

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 17:24
related countries: Swaziland Swaziland

The first multi-racial school in southern Africa, Waterford Kamhlaba School in Swaziland, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
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Charities criticise S Africa aid cut

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Oxfam and Action Aid have criticised the UK after ministers announced that direct aid to South Africa will stop in 2015.
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S Africa criticises UK aid decision

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 7:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The South African government criticises the UK after the government announces it will stop direct aid in 2015.
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ANC defends filmed Mandela visit

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 12:11

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) defends its filmed visit to Nelson Mandela, saying it was not a "publicity stunt".
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