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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 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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Feeding South Africa's elite

Friday, June 15th 2012, 8:37
related places: Soweto

The Soweto man feeding South Africa's elite
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England restore Flood to fly-half

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 15:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Toby Flood will replace Owen Farrell at fly-half in England's starting line-up for the second Test against South Africa.
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VIDEO: Cloned skin for S Africa burns girl

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 19:15

A South African girl who suffered severe burns to 80% of her body has successfully undergone a rare skin graft operation.
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South Africa police chief fired

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:32

South African President Jacob Zuma fires police chief Bheki Cele, who was implicated in alleged unlawful property deals.
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Robson leads midweek England team

Monday, June 11th 2012, 14:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kimberley

Harlequins lock George Robson will captain England in Wednesday's tour match against the South Africa Southern Barbarians in Kimberley.
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Barritt out of South Africa Test

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 17:08
related places: Johannesburg

England centre Brad Barritt will miss the second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg with a lacerated eyeball.
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Lancaster hands out two new caps

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 8:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England head coach Stuart Lancaster hands Tom Johnson and Joe Marler their England debuts against South Africa on Saturday.
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South Africa name three new caps

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 12:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has named three uncapped players in his starting line-up for Saturday's first Test against England.
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Haskell is set to miss first Test

Monday, June 4th 2012, 17:35
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Haskell is likely to sit out of England's first Test against South Africa after arriving late from New Zealand.
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South Africa under apartheid in the 1970s

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 23:30

Snapshots of South African life under apartheid
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Lancaster warns players to behave

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 21:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Stuart Lancaster warns his players about their off-field behaviour as they fly out for the tour of South Africa.
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Deal to drop 'rude' Zuma painting

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 9:38

A South African art gallery agrees not to display a painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed after reaching a deal with the ANC.
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South African growth rate slows

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 14:04

Economic growth in South African slowed sharply in the first quarter of the year, hit by a big fall in output from its key mining sector.
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Paper removes 'rude' Zuma picture

Monday, May 28th 2012, 12:35
related places: Zuma

A South African newspaper removes from its website an image of a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed following threats by ANC supporters.
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Nations to share giant telescope

Friday, May 25th 2012, 14:30

The Square Kilometre Array - one of the great scientific projects of the 21st Century - will be hosted by both Africa and Australasia.
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'Obscene' Zuma art case in court

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 11:03

South Africa's ruling party takes legal action to try and remove a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma from public view.
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S Africa illegal miners trapped

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 12:26

More than 35 people are trapped underground and three illegal miners are killed after two accidents in South Africa in disused diamond and gold mines, police say.
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Man guilty of Terreblanche murder

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 17:53

A South African farm worker is convicted of murdering white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche in 2010, with a second man acquitted.
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VIDEO: Man guilty of Terreblanche murder

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 17:50

A black farm worker has been found guilty of the murder of the South African white supremacist leader, Eugene Terreblanche.
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:24
related places: Johannesburg

A painting of the South African President Jacob Zuma has been vandalised at a gallery in Johannesburg.
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'Obscene' Zuma painting attacked

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 14:20
related places: Johannesburg

A painting showing South Africa's President Jacob Zuma with his genitals hanging out, angering the ANC, is vandalised in a Johannesburg gallery.
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ANC to sue over painting of Zuma

Friday, May 18th 2012, 11:54
related places: Zuma

A painting showing President Jacob Zuma with his genitals hanging out sparks the anger of South Africa's ANC, which says it will go to court.
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Mbeki to pressure Sudan on talks

Friday, May 18th 2012, 2:40
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki arrives in Sudan to try to restart talks between Sudan and South Sudan after heavy fighting last month.
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SA 'fails pupils on textbooks'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 16:30

The South African government's failure to provide textbooks to all state school pupils violates the constitution, the high court rules.
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SA unions clash with opposition

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 16:57
related places: Johannesburg

South African police fire tear gas after clashes between opposition supporters and trade union activists in central Johannesburg.
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Eddie Izzard in marathon tribute

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:14

Comedian Eddie Izzard is to run 27 marathons in 27 consecutive days, as a tribute to the former South African president.
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Care recalled by England for tour

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 12:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Danny Care is recalled by England for the South Africa tour but coach Stuart Lancaster says the player is "treading a fine line".
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SA anger over spy chief removal

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 12:17

South Africa's opposition says controversial crime intelligence chief Richard Mdluli should be suspended, amid allegations of political interference.
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SA seizes $7m from 'rhino gang'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 11:32

South Africa confiscates assets worth nearly $7m (£4m) from three suspected rhino poachers - two of whom are vets, police say.
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SA ruling over Zimbabwe torture

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 18:05
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Pretoria

South Africa must investigate Zimbabwean officials over allegations they tortured opposition figures in 2007, a Pretoria high court rules.
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