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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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Mandela visited by ANC leaders

Monday, April 29th 2013, 17:54

The first pictures of South African's former leader Nelson Mandela are broadcast since his discharge from hospital, showing him with ANC leaders.
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VIDEO: Mandela 'in good shape', says Zuma

Monday, April 29th 2013, 17:46
related places: Zuma

Nelson Mandela is "in good shape and good spirits", says South African President Jacob Zuma.
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South Africa 'secrecy bill' approved

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 17:08

South African MPs approve a controversial media bill, dubbed the "secrecy bill" after a three-year battle over the legislation.
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VIDEO: Poisoned rhino horn prevents poaching

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 15:55

A game reserve in South Africa's Western Cape is using some rather unusual methods to conserve the local rhino population and ensure its cheetahs reproduce.
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Marikana mine massacre casts long shadow

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 23:26

Long shadow cast by South Africa mine shooting
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VIDEO: Putting the soul into Soweto

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 23:27
related places: Soweto

South African sensations turned a lack of instruments into a blessing
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Rare blue diamond found in S Africa

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 16:09

An African company recovers a rare blue diamond, thought to be worth $10m (£6.5m), from its mine in South Africa.
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South African inflation at 5.9%

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 10:53
related places: March

South Africa's annual inflation rate was 5.9% in March, official figures show, unchanged on the previous month's figure.
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SA Pistorius police phones seized

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 12:46

Forty-nine mobile phones reportedly used to take photographs of Oscar Pistorius in custody have been seized from South African police officers, a minister reveals.
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Award for SA anti-fracking activist

Monday, April 15th 2013, 15:30

South African anti-fracking campaigner Jonathan Deal is one of six winners of this year's Goldman Prize, a prestigious environmentalist award.
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VIDEO: 'Spinning' turns heads in South Africa

Monday, April 15th 2013, 12:40

From being associated with gangsters in the 1990s, "motor spinning'' has now become a legal and fast-growing spectator sport.
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VIDEO: Team reconstructs 'human ancestor'

Friday, April 12th 2013, 17:52

The most complete view yet of a possible human ancestor uncovered in South Africa has revealed an intriguing mix of human and ape traits.
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Team reconstructs 'human ancestor'

Friday, April 12th 2013, 9:36

The most complete view yet of a possible human ancestor uncovered in South Africa has revealed an intriguing mix of human and ape traits.
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Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 17:06

Daughters of South African ex-leader Nelson Mandela reportedly go to court to oust three aides including lawyer George Bizos from companies linked to him.
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SA army 'not scared' of Congo rebels

Monday, April 8th 2013, 10:48
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

South Africa's army is "not scared" of confronting DR Congo rebels, despite the recent killing of its soldiers in the Central African Republic, a spokesman says.
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Mandela discharged from hospital

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 22:44

Former South African President Nelson Mandela spends his first night at home since being discharged from hospital in Johannesburg.
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VIDEO: Mandela discharged from hospital

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 21:52

Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital after treatment for pneumonia, South Africa's government has said.
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What will happen after Mandela?

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 5:01

After Mandela, what will happen to South Africa?
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Mandela is much better, says Zuma

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 15:08
related places: Zuma

Nelson Mandela is responding well to treatment for pneumonia, says South African President Jacob Zuma after visiting the ex-leader in hospital.
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Mandela makes 'steady improvement'

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 10:18

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is making "steady improvement" under treatment for pneumonia, his doctors say.
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Tribute to SA troops killed in CAR

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 17:09
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma pays tribute at a memorial service to 13 soldiers killed in the recent rebellion in the Central African Republic (CAR).
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Monday, April 1st 2013, 19:07
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

South Africa's governing ANC denies involvement in business deals which may have played a role in 13 soldiers' deaths in the Central African Republic.
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Family visits Mandela in hospital

Monday, April 1st 2013, 17:14

Members of Nelson Mandela's family visit him as he spends a sixth day in hospital with pneumonia, with doctors saying his condition is unchanged.
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Nelson Mandela condition 'improves'

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 20:24

Doctors treating Nelson Mandela for pneumonia report "a further improvement", South African officials say, as churches hold prayers for the former president.
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Prayers for ailing Nelson Mandela

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 19:25

Doctors report a "further improvement" in Nelson Mandela's condition, South Africa's presidency says, and churches hold prayers for the former leader.
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VIDEO: 'We are praying for Mandela'

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 11:51

Churches across South Africa are to hold prayers for Nelson Mandela, who has been in hospital for four days being treated for pneumonia.
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Kruger helicopter crash kills five

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 7:17

Five members of the South African military are killed in a helicopter crash as it patrolled the Kruger National Park for rhino poachers.
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Mandela breathing without difficulty

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 15:53

Nelson Mandela is breathing without difficulty in hospital, the South African presidency says, after excess fluid in his lungs was drained.
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VIDEO: Winnie 'humbled' by Mandela well-wishers

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 9:33

Winnie Mandela has said she is "extremely touched" by the concern shown over the health of her ex-husband Nelson Mandela, who is spending a third day in a South African hospital with a lung infection.
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VIDEO: Rebel leader to review mining deals

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 3:14
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, China China

The rebel in charge of the Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia , says his government will look into mining contracts signed with South African and Chinese companies by the ousted leader.
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VIDEO: Mandela 'making steady progress'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 23:03

South African President Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela is "responding positively" to his treatment for the recurrence of a lung infection.
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CAR rebel leader reviews mine deals

Friday, March 29th 2013, 18:20
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, China China

The Central African Republic's new leader says his government will look into mining contracts signed with South African and Chinese companies.
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Mandela making 'steady progress'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 12:01

Nelson Mandela is making "steady progress" after a second day in hospital for treatment of a lung infection, South African President Jacob Zuma says.
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VIDEO: 'Oscar Pistorius is not a criminal'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 3:08

The uncle of the South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius has defended his nephew, after the Paralympic star won concessions in his bail conditions over the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steencamp.
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Mandela 'responding to treatment'

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 15:44

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is "responding positively" to treatment for the recurrence of a lung infection, the presidency says.
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Nelson Mandela back in hospital

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 14:37

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been readmitted to hospital with the recurrence of a lung infection, the government says.
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Pistorius granted freedom to travel

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 11:46

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, facing a murder charge, can travel overseas to compete under certain conditions, after contesting bail terms.
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VIDEO: Pistorius may travel outside South Africa

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 11:24

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murdering his girlfriend, will be allowed to travel after successfully challenging the terms of his bail.
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Brics nations mull development bank

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 16:04
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, Russia Russia

Leaders of the Brics nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - meeting in Durban discuss the formation of a new development bank.
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Oscar Pistorius' brother in court

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 13:29

The brother of South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with murder, appears in court over a motorcyclist's death in a road accident.
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Nigeria militant jailed for 24 years

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 17:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Abuja

South African court jails Nigerian oil militant Henry Okah to 24 years in jail over 2010 twin bombings in Abuja.
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South African soldiers killed in CAR

Monday, March 25th 2013, 20:44
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Thirteen South African soldiers were killed by Central African Republic rebels at the weekend, it is announced, while President Francois Bozize is said to have fled to Cameroon.
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S Africa police 'shot wounded miner'

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 1:39

A South African police officer accuses a colleague of shooting a wounded miner during last year's strikes at the Marikana mine, an inquiry hears.
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South Africa's fear factor

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 0:00

Crime affects South African sportsmen and women
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ANC moves against Zuma critics

Monday, March 18th 2013, 16:35
related places: Zuma

South Africa's ruling African National Congress fires the leadership of its youth league after it opposed Jacob Zuma's re-election last year.
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Amla and De Villiers set new record

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 13:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Ab, Villiers

South Africa pair Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers seal a record-breaking partnership of 238 in their ODI win against Pakistan.
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