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Scotland 0-28 South Africa

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 16:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An off-colour Scotland fail to score as efficient South Africa power to an impressive victory at Murrayfield.
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Mandela 'still unable to speak'

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 11:53

Former South African president Nelson Mandela is still unable to speak but uses facial expressions to communicate, his ex-wife Winnie tells a South African newspaper.
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Pumas pose physical test - Jones

Friday, November 15th 2013, 7:42
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lock Alun Wyn Jones says Argentina will pose Wales a similar physical threat to the one South Africa did last week.
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Mozambique 'child smuggling' arrests

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 16:24
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Mozambican police arrest seven people for attempting to smuggle 27 children, aged between one and seven years, to neighbouring South Africa, a spokesman says.
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South Africa shock over bus crash

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 11:22

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma expresses his shock after a bus collided with a truck in heavy rain, killing 29 people north-east of the capital.
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VIDEO: Sniffing out 'undetectable' explosives

Friday, November 8th 2013, 10:50

A canine academy in South Africa is training dogs to sniff out a previously undetectable type of explosive known as "Mother of Satan".
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Springboks scalp 'bigger than 1999'

Friday, November 8th 2013, 7:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Assistant coach Rob Howley says beating South Africa would be bigger than when he led Wales to a first win in 1999.
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Eli Walker ruled out of Wales game

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 13:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Uncapped Ospreys wing Eli Walker is ruled out of Saturday's Wales v South Africa match after being injured in training.
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ANC anger at 'insulting T-shirts'

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 17:38

South Africa's governing party criticises a school for an exhibition that "borders on racism" for including T-shirts with "insulting" images of ANC leaders.
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VIDEO: Mandela film opens in South Africa

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 22:46

A new film about former President Nelson Mandela has its South African premiere.
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South Africa rapist jailed for life

Friday, November 1st 2013, 15:54

A South African man is sentenced to two life terms in prison over a brutal rape and murder case which caused national outrage.
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SA arrests over 'ARV drug scam'

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 15:16

Two health department officials in South Africa are arrested for selling anti-Aids drugs to patients in a sting operation, police say.
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Letter from Africa: Soul-searching over rape crimes

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 15:38

How can South Africa protect its children from rape?
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Springsteen to play South Africa

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 10:56

Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band will perform in South Africa for the first time, almost three decades after the group campaigned against apartheid.
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Anti-Mandela plotters sentenced

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 15:53

The ringleader and other members of a white supremacist plot to kill Nelson Mandela and drive black people out of South Africa are jailed.
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VIDEO: SA G4S prison staff accused of abuse

Monday, October 28th 2013, 19:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Staff at one of South Africa's most dangerous prisons, run by British firm G4S, have been accused of "shocking" abuses and of losing control.
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ANC demands US terror list apology

Monday, October 28th 2013, 14:43
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

South Africa's ANC demands an apology after senior official Tokyo Sexwale was detained at a US airport because he remains on a terrorist watchlist.
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Abuse claims at South Africa prison

Monday, October 28th 2013, 12:58

Inmates' grim stories from a South African high-security prison
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Staff at G4S SA prison accused

Monday, October 28th 2013, 12:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Staff at one of South Africa's most dangerous prisons, run by British firm G4S, are accused of "shocking" brutality and of losing control,
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Du Plessis fined for ball tampering

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 8:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

South Africa's Faf du Plessis is fined 50% of his match fee for ball tampering in the second Test against Pakistan.
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S Africa penalised for ball tampering

Friday, October 25th 2013, 16:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

South Africa are penalised five runs for ball tampering against Pakistan during the second Test in Dubai.
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South Africa in bid to end politicians' 'high lifestyle'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 18:43

South Africa cracks down on politicians' expenses
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SA apology over Zuma's Malawi jibe

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 15:55
related countries: Malawi Malawi
related places: Zuma

South Africa's government apologises for remarks President Jacob Zuma made on Monday about Malawi, amid a diplomatic row between the neighbours.
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SA charges over toddlers' deaths

Friday, October 18th 2013, 16:40

Four men are charged with the rape and murder of two toddlers in South Africa, as police fire rubber bullets to disperse protesters angered by the case.
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Pakistan end South Africa's run

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 13:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Pakistan end South Africa's 15-match unbeaten run with a seven-wicket win in the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
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Puma withdraws South Africa deal

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 11:20

Sportswear company Puma cancels a lengthy contract with the South Africa FA because of match-fixing allegations involving the national team in 2010.
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VIDEO: SA toddler murders: Three detained

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 20:58

Three people in South Africa have been detained over the murders of two toddlers that have sparked riots in Diepsloot township, police have said.
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South Africa soap opera stand-off

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 18:10

The producer of the South African soap opera Generations tells the BBC he does not intend to comply with the contract demands of striking actors.
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Dexter malware strikes South Africa

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 13:36

Malware designed to steal information from payment cards' magnetic strips strikes thousands of restaurants and retailers in South Africa.
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Detentions over SA toddler murders

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 13:19

Three people have been held for questioning over the murders of two toddlers that have sparked riots in a South African township, police say.
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Mysterious elephant wins photo prize

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 6:43

Elephants have a mysterious and "tangible energy" according to South African photographer Greg Du Toit whose picture has earned him one of the world's top photo awards.
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Monday, October 14th 2013, 14:39

A court in South Africa orders the state to pay the legal fees for the survivors of the mass shooting at the Marikana mine.
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VIDEO: Homecoming for S African opera star

Friday, October 11th 2013, 0:42
related places: Mpumalanga

In a rare interview, Milton Nkosi speaks to South African opera star Pretty Yende about her remarkable journey from her home town of Mpumalanga to La Scala in Milan.
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South African car deal ends strike

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 14:13

A South African union representing car workers agrees a new pay deal, ending a month-long strike that has crippled the industry.
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New Zealand win Rugby Championship

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 17:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Johannesburg

New Zealand clinch the Rugby Championship title with a 38-27 victory over South Africa in Johannesburg.
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BMW scales back in South Africa

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 19:22

BMW stops "all future plans" to expand in South Africa after the strike in the country's car manufacturing industry causes export sales to drop by 75%.
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VIDEO: World’s first digital laser unveiled

Monday, September 30th 2013, 23:24

Researchers at South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have unveiled the world's first digital laser.
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New Zealand edge closer to title

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 7:19
related countries: Argentina Argentina, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand beat Argentina to close in on the Rugby Championship title, but a South Africa win takes it to the final game.
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SA miners' joy at Anglo settlement

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 14:15
related countries: United States United States

A group of ex-gold miners in South Africa say they are relieved that a health compensation claim against Anglo American South Africa has been settled.
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Mandela 'responding to treatment'

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 15:34

Nelson Mandela is continuing to respond to treatment at his home in Houghton, according to South African President Jacob Zuma.
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SA police 'lied over mine shootings'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 7:25

South African police lied about the Marikana shootings last year, in which 34 striking miners were killed, a commission of inquiry says.
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Dewani police evidence questioned

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 6:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A leading forensic scientist raises concerns about police evidence against UK businessman Shrien Dewani, who is accused of ordering the killing his wife on their South African honeymoon.
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South Africa's craze for heroin-marijuana cocktail

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 9:00

South Africa's craze for cocktail of heroin, marijuana and rat poison
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VIDEO: The drug cocktail blighting South Africa

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 8:17

There are growing concerns about the number of teenagers becoming hooked on a heroin-based drug cocktail in South Africa.
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VIDEO: BBC obtains Dewani text messages

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 18:37

The BBC has obtained new text messages suggesting difficulties in the relationship between Anni Dewani, who was shot dead on her honeymoon in South Africa, and her husband Shrien, who is accused of ordering her murder.
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All Blacks outmuscle South Africa

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 12:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

New Zealand move above South Africa in the Rugby Championship with a gruelling 29-15 win in Auckland.
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Can we learn to love vultures?

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 0:45

The South African project helping them improve their image
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VIDEO: Vulture decline 'could affect humans'

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 23:02

South African conservation group VulPro is warning of the threat to the continent's vulture population from elephant and rhino poachers.
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First African US Open winner hailed

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 11:12
related countries: United States United States

South African wheelchair tennis player Lucas Sithole returns home to a hero's welcome after becoming the first African to win a US Open singles title.
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'Too fat' chef in NZ visa reprieve

Monday, September 9th 2013, 11:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

An obese South African man facing deportation from New Zealand for being too fat is given a 23-month visa extension.
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South Africa gold strike ends

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 15:12

A South African gold miners' strike involving 80,000 workers has ended after employees at Harmony Gold accepted a final wage offer.
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Julius Malema party to fight SA poll

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 16:19

South Africa's former ANC youth leader Julius Malema registers a political party and says it will contest 2014 elections, vowing mine nationalisation.
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VIDEO: SA gold miner 'forced to strike'

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 16:15
related places: Johannesburg

As gold miners in South Africa go on strike for higher pay, Will Ross has been to one of the main gold mining areas, Carltonville near Johannesburg, to speak to striking mineworkers.
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VIDEO: SA gold miners go on strike

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 3:40

Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa have gone on a strike to call for higher pay, but their union has significantly scaled down its demands.
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South African gold miners on strike

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 17:56

Some 80,000 gold miners in South Africa, one of the world's biggest producers of the precious metal, have gone on strike, but have significantly reduced their demand for higher pay.
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Mandela discharge shows 'progress'

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 9:30

Nelson Mandela's discharge from hospital after nearly three months of treatment shows he has made "progress", South African President Jacob Zuma says.
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VIDEO: Mining gold, living in a tin shack

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 6:08

Gold miners in South Africa are about to go on strike, joining tens of thousands of workers from other sectors taking industrial action.
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South Africa grapples with dilemma of pregnant students

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 1:28

South Africa grapples with a growing problem
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VIDEO: 'I have to support four households'

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 23:16

As South African gold miners go on strike over pay, one worker talks about her struggle to make ends meet.
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