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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

Outrage at SA gang-rape murder

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 20:34

The death of a 17-year-old girl in South Africa after she was gang raped is condemned by female politicians of the governing ANC party.
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VIDEO: The woes of the SA mining industry

Monday, February 4th 2013, 22:14

Mining industry leaders are to gather in South Africa this week, for a summit on the future of the mining sector.
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Career-best Steyn sets up SA win

Monday, February 4th 2013, 15:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Dale Steyn takes career best figures of 11-60 as South Africa win the first Test against Pakistan by 211 runs.
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SA farm workers get 52% pay rise

Monday, February 4th 2013, 14:23

South Africa increases the basic daily wage of farm workers by 52% following a violent strike in the wine-producing Western Cape region.
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Igesund pride in S Africa display

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 12:46
related countries: Mali Mali

Coach Gordon Igesund says South Africa made "huge strides" in the Africa Cup of Nations despite the quarter-final exit against Mali.
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South Africa 1-1 Mali (aet, 1-3 pens)

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 22:33
related countries: Mali Mali

Mali reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for the second year running after edging out South Africa on penalties.
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Children hurt in SA train crash

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 11:38
related places: Pretoria

At least 300 people, including many schoolchildren, are injured when two passenger trains collide near the South African capital, Pretoria, officials say.
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SA tycoon donates half his wealth

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 16:50

South Africa's richest black man, mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, announces he is giving away half his wealth to improve the lives of the poor.
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VIDEO: S Africa vineyards destroyed by fire

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 15:28

Wildfires have destroyed more than 7,000 hectares of land, including farmlands, vegetation and vineyards in the south west of South Africa.
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England in World Cup warm-up win

Monday, January 28th 2013, 13:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Charlotte Edwards makes 78 as England prepare to launch their World Cup defence with a 51-run win over South Africa.
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SA 'halts Zimbabwe military deal'

Friday, January 25th 2013, 20:28
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A court in South Africa has temporarily halted the donation of retired helicopters to Zimbabwe's military ahead of elections, a rights group says.
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VIDEO: Search on for escaped crocodiles

Friday, January 25th 2013, 17:38
related countries: Botswana Botswana

As many as 10,000 farmed crocodiles are still on the loose in the Limpopo river between Botswana and South Africa, following the worst floods in more than a decade.
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'Night hunt' for SA crocodiles

Friday, January 25th 2013, 16:12

The hunt for thousands of crocodiles which escaped from a farm in South Africa on Sunday is continuing, mainly at night, one of the farmers says.
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Anglo American in platinum slump

Friday, January 25th 2013, 9:05
related countries: United States United States

Mining group Anglo American - which was hit by strikes at mines in South Africa - reports a drop in fourth quarter production of platinum and iron ore.
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Crocodiles 'in mass SA escape'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 11:41

Some 15,000 crocodiles reportedly escaped from a farm in South Africa's far north amid heavy rains and flooding.
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VIDEO: 'Football party' moves to Nelspruit

Monday, January 21st 2013, 19:02
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique, Swaziland Swaziland
related places: Nelspruit

The drama of the Africa Cup of Nations moved on Monday to the South African city of Nelspruit, located near the borders with Swaziland and Mozambique.
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SA court convicts Nigeria rebel

Monday, January 21st 2013, 10:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Abuja

A South African court finds Nigerian militant Henry Okah guilty of masterminding 2010 car bombing which killed 12 people in Abuja.
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De Villiers given two-match ban

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 13:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Villiers

South Africa captain AB de Villiers is banned for two ODIs for a slow over-rate in Saturday's game against New Zealand.
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SA police in strike death probe

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 15:35

South Africa's police are being investigated after a man allegedly being shot by rubber bullets during the on-going farmer workers' strike died.
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S Africa mining firm 'arrogant'

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 15:10

A South African minister calls the world's biggest platinum miner, Amplats, "arrogant" after it reveals plans to cut 14,000 jobs and close four shafts.
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S African woman gored by rhino

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 18:52

A 24-year-old South African woman is gored by a rhino, suffering injuries to her shoulder, lungs and ribs, moments after posing beside it for a photo.
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S Africa miner to cut 14,000 jobs

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 8:15
related countries: United States United States

Anglo American Platinum says it will cease production at four mine shafts in the Rustenburg region of South Africa, which could lead to the loss of almost 14,000 jobs.
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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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