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Mickelson wins Scottish Open title

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 19:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

American Phil Mickelson wins the Scottish Open in a sudden-death play-off with South Africa's Branden Grace.
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VIDEO: 'Sweet' tribute to Nelson Mandela

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 22:27

Children with cancer and volunteers make a portrait of former South African President Nelson Mandela with 5,000 cupcakes.
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VIDEO: Mandela remains 'critical but stable'

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 21:48

Nelson Mandela's condition is "improving" according to former South African President Thabo Mbeki but a family member says his condition remains "critical but stable".
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SA's Malema launches political group

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 15:43

South Africa's former ANC youth leader Julius Malema launches a new political group, calling for land redistribution and mine nationalisation.
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The crisis facing South Africa's gold mines

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 11:58

Is the sun going down on South Africa's gold mines?
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Shea Shea heads July Cup field

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 11:34

South African challenger Shea Shea heads an international field for the July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday.
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VIDEO: The truck that smuggled ANC weapons

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 0:39

The ANC used a tourist safari truck to smuggle weapons into South Africa - with the tourists on board unaware of this.
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Mandela 'responding to treatment'

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 21:29

Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but remains critical, South African President Jacob Zuma says after visiting him.
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Warner exits tour for match practice

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 15:25
related countries: Australia Australia, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

David Warner temporarily leaves the Ashes tour to play for Australia's A side in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Zuma sacks Tokyo Sexwale

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 15:12
related countries: Japan Japan

Veteran of the fight against apartheid Tokyo Sexwale is sacked as housing minister by South African President Jacob Zuma.
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Nelson Mandela 'still critical'

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 14:14

Nelson Mandela remains critical but stable in a South African hospital, the presidency says in its latest health update.
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VIDEO: 'Mandela is uniting the nation'

Monday, July 8th 2013, 8:57

A South African government minister has told a special prayer service for Nelson Mandela that, as the former president is lying in hospital critically ill, he is "uniting the nation without even saying a word.''
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VIDEO: Mandela 'looked better than expected'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 9:01

Nelson Mandela's friend Denis Goldberg, has been speaking about his visit to the former South African president in hospital describing him in "far better shape" than he expected.
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VIDEO: Mandela grave row shocks S Africa

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 18:21

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla has accused his relatives of being vengeful and seeking to control the former South African president's legacy.
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Nelson Mandela family feud deepens

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 17:02

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla accuses his relatives of seeking to control the ex-president's legacy, as three of his children are reburied.
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VIDEO: Remains of Mandela children exhumed

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 22:21

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla has lost a court battle to keep the remains of three of the former president's children in graves at his homestead.
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Remains of 'Mandela children' exhumed

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 20:21

The remains believed to be of three of Nelson Mandela's children are exhumed from his grandson's homestead hours after a South African court ruling.
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Dewani extradition 'may be kind'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 14:17

Extraditing a man accused of plotting his wife's murder in South Africa may be a "kind thing" for him, a psychiatrist tells a legal hearing.
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VIDEO: Mandela family dispute over graves

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 18:11

Members of former South African President Nelson Mandela's family have laid a criminal complaint against his grandson Mandla.
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Mandela grandson accused over graves

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 16:21

The Mandela family seeks criminal charges against the former South African leader's grandson for alleged grave tampering.
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S Africa's FW de Klerk in hospital

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 15:23

South Africa's former President FW de Klerk, who cut short a trip because of Nelson Mandela's health, is being fitted with a pacemaker, his foundation says.
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South Africa plans Mandela birthday

Monday, July 1st 2013, 17:07

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela's condition remains stable and tells supporters to plan his birthday celebrations.
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Dewani in South Africa return 'wish'

Monday, July 1st 2013, 16:20

A honeymoon murder suspect who has mental health issues has talked about returning to South Africa to fight the charges against him, a court hears.
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No easy ride for Barack Obama in South Africa

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 20:53

Why Barack Obama's visit fails to impress some South Africans
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VIDEO: Warning shots fired at anti-Obama demo

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 18:22
related countries: United States United States

Protests against many facets of US foreign policy are taking place in South Africa as President Obama continues his visit to the country
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Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 15:29
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama says Nelson Mandela's "moral courage" is an inspiration to the world, as he meets with members of Mr Mandela's family.
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Barack Obama to meet Mandela family

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 10:26
related countries: United States United States

The US president is to meet Nelson Mandela's family during his official visit to South Africa, but will not visit the ailing ex-leader in hospital, the White House says.
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Obama in S Africa amid Mandela woes

Friday, June 28th 2013, 21:56

US President Barack Obama arrives in South Africa, after playing down expectations he would visit former President Nelson Mandela in hospital.
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VIDEO: Hundreds at anti-Obama demonstration

Friday, June 28th 2013, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama faces wide-ranging protests when he arrives in South Africa.
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Pistorius resumes 'low-key' training

Friday, June 28th 2013, 14:37

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius resumes "low-key" training, weeks before he is due back in court over the killing of his girlfriend.
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VIDEO: S Africa's 'City of Gold' awaits Obama

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Johannesburg, Gold, Friday

Komla Dumor reports on what US President Barack Obama is likely to discover in South Africa on his arrival in Johannesburg on Friday.
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All-night prayer vigil for Mandela

Friday, June 28th 2013, 3:49

South Africans have been holding an all-night prayer vigil for former President Nelson Mandela, outside his former home in Soweto.
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VIDEO: Obama begins Africa tour in Senegal

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 17:45
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Tanzania Tanzania, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has begun a week-long tour of Africa in Senegal, on trip that will also see him visit South Africa and Tanzania.
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Nelson Mandela 'critical but stable'

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 11:55

The condition of former South African leader Nelson Mandela is not improving, but his granddaughter says he remains stable.
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Zuma cancels trip as Mandela worsens

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique
related places: Mandela

South African President Jacob Zuma cancels a trip to Mozambique after visiting Nelson Mandela, whose condition appears to be worsening.
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Prayer for Mandela's 'peaceful end'

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 13:54

A leading South African cleric prays for ex-President Nelson Mandela's "peaceful, perfect end" as he remains in hospital in a critical condition.
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Nelson Mandela's condition 'unchanged'

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 15:47

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's condition remains unchanged, the South African presidency says, as family members meet.
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VIDEO: Mandela critically ill in hospital

Monday, June 24th 2013, 22:38

Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, President Jacob Zuma says.
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Can South Africa avoid doing a Zimbabwe on land?

Monday, June 24th 2013, 15:25
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Can sugar farmers help South Africa avoid Zimbabwe's land lead?
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Australia coach shocked by sacking

Monday, June 24th 2013, 11:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Mickey Arthur says he is shocked to be sacked as Australia coach just 16 days before the start of the Ashes series.
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Mandela 'still critical in hospital'

Monday, June 24th 2013, 10:16

Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, President Jacob Zuma says.
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Mandela critically ill in hospital

Monday, June 24th 2013, 5:53
related places: Pretoria

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has become critically ill in hospital, where he is being treated for a lung infection, says the presidency.
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Scotland 30-29 Italy

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 14:09
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Al Strokosch plunges over for a last-minute try as Scotland edge out Italy in the final match of their South African tour.
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New party launches in South Africa

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 12:50

A new political party, Agang, is launched in South Africa with the aim of challenging President Jacob Zuma's African National Congress.
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Can a new party in South Africa really woo voters?

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 0:19

Could a new party get to power in South Africa?
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VIDEO: New party puts challenge to ANC

Friday, June 21st 2013, 6:52

One of South Africa's most prominent women, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, officially launches her political party Agang on Saturday, with the aim of attracting disillusioned ANC voters.
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Yael Farber: South African's play about Delhi gang rape

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 23:54

Delhi gang rape play director speaks to BBC
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Dominant England reach Trophy final

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 16:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England cruise into the final of the Champions Trophy with a convincing seven-wicket victory over South Africa at The Oval.
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Apartheid's roots: The Natives Land Act

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 9:21

The 100-year-old law still dividing South Africa
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Ahmed named in Australia A squad

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 6:41
related countries: Australia Australia, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, who was tipped to be in Australia's Ashes squad, is named on the A tour to South Africa.
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England will not take Swann risk

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 15:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England will not risk Graeme Swann's long-term fitness in Wednesday's Champions Trophy semi-final against South Africa.
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VIDEO: 'Sustained improvement' for Mandela

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 17:28
related places: Pretoria

Former South African President Nelson Mandela continues to get better in a Pretoria hospital, current President Jacob Zuma has said.
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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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