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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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'Homophobic' Flora advert removed

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 17:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Flora

Anglo-Dutch firm Unilever says it has ordered the withdrawal of a Flora margarine advertisement in South Africa that had been condemned as homophobic.
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VIDEO: Nelson Mandela leaves hospital

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 16:11
related places: Johannesburg

Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves hospital and returns to his Johannesburg home, where he continues to receive intensive care.
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Nelson Mandela leaves hospital

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 15:12
related places: Johannesburg

Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves hospital and returns to his Johannesburg home, where he continues to receive intensive care.
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Mandela release reports 'incorrect'

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 11:19
related places: Johannesburg

Media reports that former South African President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital are incorrect, South Africa's presidency says.
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South Africa gold miners call strike

Friday, August 30th 2013, 11:23

Gold miners in South Africa call a strike over their wage demands, to start on Tuesday, mine-owners say.
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VIDEO: 'This is my job': Life on rubbish dump

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 5:51
related places: Viljoenskroon

Nomsa Maseko reports from the town of Viljoenskroon in South Africa, where a massive rubbish dump has become a source of survival for the local community.
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Girl of seven 'shoots friend dead'

Monday, August 26th 2013, 13:58

A seven-year-old South African girl has shot dead her friend, aged six, with her grandfather's revolver while playing at a farm, police say.
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South Africa hit by wave of strikes

Monday, August 26th 2013, 13:33

Construction and airport workers in South Africa go on strike for higher wages, following similar action in other sectors and dealing a further blow to the troubled economy.
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Mandela showing 'great resilience'

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 13:14

South Africa's ailing ex-leader, Nelson Mandela, is showing great resilience though his condition is unstable at times, the government says.
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Friday, August 23rd 2013, 13:18

South Africa's main opposition party criticises the government's refusal to pay legal fees for miners at an official inquiry into killings at Marikana last year.
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SA vigilante murder charges dropped

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 14:41
related places: Cape Town

A South African court withdraws charges of murdering three Tanzanians against the leader of Pagad, a controversial vigilante group in Cape Town.
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VIDEO: South Africa car worker strike

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 2:01

South Africa's multi-billion dollar car export market is under increasing pressure, as tens of thousands of auto workers went on strike.
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Mum accused of plotting sons' death

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 12:53

A 50-year-old woman is arrested in South Africa for allegedly ordering the killing of her two sons as part of a life insurance scam, police say.
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SA 'cracks child pornography ring'

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 9:09

South Africa's police arrest six men suspected of being part of an international child pornography ring, a spokesman says.
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VIDEO: South Africa's cycling medicine men

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 14:24

Collecting medicine from a hospital or dispensary in some of South Africa's townships is no mean feat, but a 21-year-old entrepreneur has come up with a solution.
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Mandela and the power of music

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 2:17

How the power of song helped shape South Africa
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Pistorius murder trial set for March

Monday, August 19th 2013, 13:37
related places: Pretoria

The trial of Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is set for March as the South African athlete returns to court.
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