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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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South Africa: news

End to South Africa's shack life?

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 9:42

Could New Year's Day fires spell the end of slum housing?
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SA wine region hit by violence

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 16:22

South Africa's police fire rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse striking workers in the wine-producing Western Cape region.
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VIDEO: South Africa's new rhino orphanage

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 9:50

2012 was a brutal year for the rhino population in South Africa. 633 deaths were recorded, a record number that has alarmed conservationists.
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Snakes on a Plane director dies

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 10:29

David R Ellis, the former stuntman who went on to enjoy success as the director of 2006 release Snakes on a Plane, dies in South Africa at the age of 60.
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VIDEO: Saved from SA streets by Pavarotti CD

Monday, January 7th 2013, 18:01

The music was alien to him and the language incomprehensible but for young South African Mthetho Maphoyi, the chance discovery of an opera CD led to a life-changing experience.
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SA Olympian's death: Man in court

Monday, January 7th 2013, 14:13

A minibus taxi driver appears in court in South Africa over the death of Olympic cyclist Burry Stander in a road accident on Thursday.
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South Africa boosts CAR presence

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 16:55
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

South Africa is sending more soldiers to support government troops in the Central African Republic, where rebels are threatening the capital.
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Nelson Mandela 'has recovered'

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 13:49

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has recovered from a lung infection and gallstone surgery he underwent last month, the government says.
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Cyclist Stander killed in crash

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 21:59

South Africa's Olympic mountain biker Burry Stander dies in a road accident while on a training ride.
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New Zealand skittled for only 45

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 11:25
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand are dismissed for 45 - the lowest Test score in almost 39 years - by South Africa as Vernon Philander takes 5-7.
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VIDEO: Bert Le Clos: 'My family's amazing year'

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 16:01
related countries: Chad Chad, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

One of the lasting memories of this summer's Olympics in London was the sight of South African Bert le Clos reacting to his son Chad's gold medal-winning performance in the 200m butterfly swimming.
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Strike-hit mining firm CEO quits

Friday, December 28th 2012, 13:15

The chief executive of mining firm Lonmin is stepping down four months after a deadly strike at its South African Marikana platinum mine.
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South Africa's Zuma in dog row

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 16:52
related places: Zuma

South Africa's government seeks to clarify remarks by President Jacob Zuma, who angered dog lovers by reportedly saying pets were part of white culture.
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Nelson Mandela leaves hospital

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 19:51

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is discharged from hospital after treatment for a lung infection and gallstones.
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SA arrests over 'borrowed' corpse

Monday, December 24th 2012, 14:46
related places: Durban

Two people are arrested in the South African coastal city of Durban for "borrowing" a corpse as part of an elaborate life insurance scam, police say.
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VIDEO: 'I chose to be Zuma's fourth wife'

Friday, December 21st 2012, 21:30
related places: Zuma

The fourth wife of the South African President Jacob Zuma says entering into a polygamous marriage was a personal choice.
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AUDIO: 'I chose to be Zuma's fourth wife'

Friday, December 21st 2012, 11:23
related places: Zuma

The South African President, Jacob Zuma, has come in for a fair deal of criticism, not least because of the amount of money spent on his residences and his four wives. His fourth wife Lerato Mbele talked about her duties.
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What Zuma's victory means for South Africa

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 12:04

How Zuma overcame doubts to charm the ANC faithful
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Doctors keep Mandela in hospital

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 7:22

Former South African president Nelson Mandela is "looking much better" after treatment but doctors are "in no hurry to send him home", according to the government.
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Landslide victory for ANC's Zuma

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 16:04

Jacob Zuma secures a landslide victory in the South African ANC's leadership election, while anti-apartheid veteran Cyril Ramaphosa becomes his deputy.
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VIDEO: De Klerk: Zuma has lost respect

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 15:50

Former South African President FW De Klerk says President Jacob Zuma has lost the respect of academics and politicians "across colour lines".
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South African FA chief suspended

Monday, December 17th 2012, 21:19

South African Football Association president Kirsten Nematandani and four leading officials are suspended in the wake of a match-fixing inquiry.
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S Africa foils 'plot to bomb ANC'

Monday, December 17th 2012, 14:32

South African police arrest four suspected right-wing extremists, amid reports that they planned to bomb the national conference of the governing African National Congress.
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Schwartzel wraps up Dunhill glory

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 18:21

South African Charl Schwartzel wins the Alfred Dunhill Championship by 12 shots, his second title in as many weeks.
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Jacob Zuma opens key ANC congress

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 14:25

South African President Jacob Zuma defends his record at the African National Congress (ANC) conference as he faces a leadership challenge.
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VIDEO: Zuma faces leadership challenge

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 5:22

The leader of South Africa's ANC party Jacob Zuma is facing a leadership challenge from his deputy.
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Gallstone operation for Mandela

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 23:53

South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, has a successful operation to remove gallstones, according to a government statement.
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'Critical time' for South Africa

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 23:49
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Why South Africa is like a Mexican soap opera
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Is the ANC losing its grip on South Africa?

Friday, December 14th 2012, 1:21

The mayor who has had death threats for leaving the ANC
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Zuma to face leadership challenge

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 14:18

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will face a challenge for the leadership of the ANC, after his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe confirms he will run.
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Nelson Mandela 'making progress'

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:49

Nelson Mandela, who is being treated for a lung infection, has made progress in the past 24 hours, officials in South Africa say.
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SA orders new Machel crash probe

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:06
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

South Africa's police launch a new investigation into the 1986 plane crash that killed Mozambican leader Samora Machel, a spokesman says.
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VIDEO: Nelson Mandela has lung infection

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 19:14

Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment for a lung infection three days after he was rushed to hospital, South African officials say.
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S Africa bridge collapse kills 14

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 18:00

Fourteen people die in South Africa when a bridge is swept away by heavy rains, officials say.
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Nelson Mandela has lung infection

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 10:36

Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment for a lung infection three days after he was rushed to hospital, South African officials say.
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Audio slideshow: David Goldblatt on South Africa's gold mines

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 0:05

Photographer tells of being inspired by South African miners
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Rhino anti-poaching deal signed

Monday, December 10th 2012, 17:42
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

South Africa signs a deal with Vietnam to fight the escalating illicit trade in rhino horn, used in traditional medicine in Asian countries.
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March demands Dewani extradition

Monday, December 10th 2012, 14:30

A march takes place in South Africa to demand the extradition of Shrien Dewani, who is accused of murdering his wife on their honeymoon.
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Mandela 'doing well' in hospital

Monday, December 10th 2012, 11:51
related places: Pretoria

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is said to be "doing well" after spending a second night in hospital where he is to undergo further tests.
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Mandela 'looks well' in hospital

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 11:48

Nelson Mandela has been visited in hospital by South African President Jacob Zuma, who said the former leader "looks well after a restful night".
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Mandela in hospital 'for tests'

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 17:18

South Africa's former leader Nelson Mandela is in hospital for tests, but the president's office says there is "no cause for alarm".
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S Africa military plane crashes

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 10:41

The wreckage of a military plane carrying 11 passengers that crashed in South Africa's mountainous east is found by rescuers.
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SA rapper jailed for pupil deaths

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 9:14

South African rapper Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye is sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of four school children during a drug-fuelled drag race in 2010.
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VIDEO: Ceasefire for South African gangs

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 13:02

Community leaders have come together in one South African region in an attempt to stop the violence between rival gangs.
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Dewani killer gets life sentence

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 11:22
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Cape Town

A South African man is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Swedish woman Anni Dewani on her honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010.
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SA to use planes to save rhinos

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 12:14

South Africa is to deploy a reconnaissance aircraft to combat a massive rise in rhino poaching in recent years.
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VIDEO: S Africa 'won't take second-best'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 18:19

In a BBC interview, South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said he does "take responsibility" for failures of the governing African National Congress (ANC)
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D-Day looms for South Africa's Jacob Zuma

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 10:27

Why South Africa's leader faces tough ANC battle to keep his job
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Ponting's farewell ends in defeat

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 10:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Ricky Ponting's final game for Australia ends in defeat as South Africa secure a series-clinching 309-run victory.
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Ponting faces final Test struggle

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 11:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Ricky Ponting fails with the bat in his final Test match as South Africa take control against Australia in the third Test.
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Robshaw learns Bok defeat lessons

Friday, November 30th 2012, 16:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Chris Robshaw learns lessons after his decision-making was criticised in defeat to South Africa.
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Du Plessis shines as SA struggle

Friday, November 30th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Australia Australia

South Africa are once again indebted to Faf du Plessis as they fight back on day one of the third and final Test against Australia.
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Dalai Lama visa delay 'unlawful'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 13:04

South Africa's government acted unlawfully in failing to give the Dalai Lama a visa in time for a planned visit last year, a court rules.
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Cows killed for Zuma re-election

Monday, November 26th 2012, 11:52
related places: Zuma

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma holds a traditional ceremony to seek his ancestors' help ahead of next month's African National Congress (ANC) leadership contest.
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Du Plessis ton denies Australia

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:09
related countries: Australia Australia

Faf Du Plessis defies Australia with a marathon century to earn South Africa a remarkable draw in the second Test.
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