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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.

World news related to South Africa – overview

South Africa: news

Youth unemployment: The big question

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 0:03

Should state subsidies help South Africa's young unemployed?
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SA guards 'shoot dead two miners'

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 19:12

Two miners are shot dead during a confrontation at a pit in South Africa, as industrial disputes continue to dog the industry.
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Will elephant contraception work in South Africa?

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 1:09

How contraceptive darts could save South Africa's elephants
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VIDEO: South African miners clash with police

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 22:31

There have been clashes between South African striking miners and police who fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas.
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SA census shows big racial divide

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 14:14

The income of white South African households is six times higher than that of black households, 18 years after the end of apartheid, census figures show.
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Police fire tear gas at SA mine

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:45

Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse about 1,000 striking miners at a leading platinum mine in South Africa.
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Rwanda general in SA refugee row

Monday, October 29th 2012, 17:50
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Two human rights groups ask a South African court to revoke the refugee status of former Rwanda army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa.
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Zuma drops 'rape' cartoon case

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 15:02

South Africa's Jacob Zuma drops a legal case against a local newspaper over a cartoon showing him about to rape a female figure representing justice.
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Sacked S Africa miners reinstated

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 13:31

The world's biggest platinum producer agrees to reinstate 12,000 South African miners sacked for taking part in an unofficial strike.
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SA agrees gold miners pay deal

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 15:19

South African mining unions agree a pay deal to settle a bitter dispute in the country's gold mines that has cost the industry millions.
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Strikes keep pounding South Africa

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 22:25

South African economy dented by industrial action
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Cape Verde to open Cup of Nations

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 20:11
related places: Johannesburg

Debutants Cape Verde will play host South Africa in 2013 Africa Cup of Nations' opening match in Johannesburg on 19 January.
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SA striking gold miners sacked

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:13

More than 8,000 striking South African gold miners are sacked after ignoring a deadline to return to work, mine owners say.
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Inmates blown up in SA escape bid

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 19:06
related places: Johannesburg

A bomb blast during an escape attempt from a prison van in South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, kills three inmates, police say.
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S Africa gold miners 'end strike'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 9:20

Nearly all the 15,000 South African gold miners who faced dismissal for going on an illegal strike report for duty, their company says.
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'SA miners should return to work'

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 17:53

South African President Jacob Zuma calls on workers to return to work after a series of strikes and urges bosses to take a year-long pay freeze.
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Record number of SA rhinos killed

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 15:03

Poachers have killed a record number of rhinos in South Africa this year, with 455 slaughtered so far, the government says.
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SA rapper murdered schoolchildren

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 12:40

South African rapper Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye is convicted of murder after driving into a group of schoolchildren in 2010 while under the influence of drugs.
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SA's Malema anger at fraud report

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 12:21

South African politician Julius Malema reacts angrily to an official report into allegations of fraud involving a company he co-owns.
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SA anger over roads to Zuma home

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 17:59
related places: Zuma

The spending of taxpayer money on upgrading roads near the rural home of South Africa's president should be investigated, the opposition says.
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Biko SA archive published online

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 15:03

Thirty-five years after the death of Steve Biko, an online archive about the South African anti-apartheid activist is published, featuring unseen documents.
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Sunday, October 7th 2012, 18:23

South Africa's Branden Grace wins the Dunhill Links Championship by two shots with a record-equalling 22-under-par total.
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All Blacks romp to win over Boks

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 16:54
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand finish off their victorious Rugby Championship campaign in style as their backs inspire a 32-16 win in South Africa.
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On the road with South Africa's Avon Ladies

Friday, October 5th 2012, 23:05

Why Avon Ladies are such a big hit in South Africa
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S Africa mine owner sacks workers

Friday, October 5th 2012, 22:36
related countries: United States United States

The world's biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum, fires 12,000 striking South African miners after a protracted strike over wages.
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VIDEO: Amplats fires 12,000 SA miners

Friday, October 5th 2012, 21:29
related countries: United States United States

The world's biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum, has fired 12,000 striking South African miners following a protracted dispute over wages.
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Man killed in SA mining clashes

Friday, October 5th 2012, 11:41

A man has been killed during clashes between striking miners and police at a mine in South Africa's platinum belt, police say.
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Dwarf 'vampire' dino ate plants

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 12:07

A bizarre dinosaur described as a cross between "a bird, a vampire and a porcupine" has been identified from fossils in South Africa.
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NI woman rescued after shoot-out

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 7:30

A Londonderry woman who is now living in South Africa is rescued from hijackers following a police shoot out.
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Marikana mine death probe delayed

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 12:50

A South African inquiry into the deaths of 44 people, including 34 miners who were shot by police, is delayed to let lawyers consult the relatives.
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On the trail of South Africa's missing textbooks

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 11:39

Is corruption stopping South African children from learning?
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Could chicken row threaten Brazil-South Africa friendship?

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 0:08
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Chicken dispute threatens South Africa-Brazil friendship
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India beat SA but exit World T20

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 17:59
related countries: India India

India fail to reach the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 despite beating South Africa by one run in Colombo.
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VIDEO: South Africa's textbook scandal

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 15:16

South Africa's Basic Education Department is in court once again, accused of failing to deliver textbooks to school children in Limpopo, the country's northernmost province.
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S Africa mine firms rap strikers

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 13:37

Two big mining firms harden their stance on strikers in South Africa, where illegal stoppages have spread across the country.
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VIDEO: South Africa mine shooting inquiry

Monday, October 1st 2012, 18:59

A judicial inquiry into the killings of 44 people at a Marikana mine in South Africa has opened.
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Nigeria oil militant in SA court

Monday, October 1st 2012, 17:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The trial opens in South Africa of a former Nigerian militant leader in connection with bombings at Nigeria's 50th independence celebrations in 2010.
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South Africa shooting probe opens

Monday, October 1st 2012, 13:52

South Africa opens a judicial inquiry into the killing of 44 people at a Marikana mine - the deadliest police action since the end of apartheid.
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Watson inspires rampant Australia

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 13:35
related countries: Australia Australia

Shane Watson's incredible form at the World Twenty20 continues as he inspires Australia to an emphatic win over South Africa.
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Pakistan edge out SA in thriller

Friday, September 28th 2012, 13:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Umar Gul blasts 32 off 17 balls as Pakistan fight back to sneak a two-wicket win over South Africa at the World Twenty20.
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Arrests over SA boxer's murder

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 17:44

South African police arrest three Zimbabweans in connection with the murder of former heavyweight world boxing champion Corrie Sanders.
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AngloGold Ashanti strike spreads

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 11:32

A strike at one South African mine owned by gold producer AngloGold Ashanti spreads throughout its operations in the country.
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Malema defiant after court charge

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 10:09

Firebrand South African politician Julius Malema says he is "unshaken" after being charged with money laundering in a case he says is politically motivated.
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VIDEO: Malema supporters throng streets

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 10:06

Hundreds of Julius Malema's supporters gathered outside a court as the South African politician faced money laundering charges.
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SA win opener in women's Twenty20

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 7:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

South Africa beat hosts Sri Lanka by six wickets in the opening match of the Women's World Twenty20 in Galle.
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Boxer Sanders killed in shooting

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 9:34

Former heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders dies after being shot during an armed robbery at a restaurant in his native South Africa.
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SA thrash SL in seven-over match

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 14:12
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

South Africa ease to a 32-run win over Sri Lanka in a match reduced to seven overs per side at the World Twenty20.
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Charges 'aim to silence' Malema

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 7:42

South African politician Julius Malema's lawyer says charges against her client are politically motivated and aimed at silencing him.
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S Africa issues Malema 'warrant'

Friday, September 21st 2012, 18:54

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of firebrand South African politician Julius Malema, his lawyer says, following a corruption investigation.
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South Africa gold strike spreads

Friday, September 21st 2012, 11:08

Workers at a South African gold mine owned by AngloGold Ashanti begin a wildcat strike - the latest labour unrest in the country's vital mining industry.
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SA thrash Zimbabwe to go through

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 16:49
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South Africa thump Zimbabwe by 10 wickets to book their place in the World T20 Super Eights and knock their opponents out.
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Marikana miners return to work

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:11

Workers are returning to South Africa's Marikana platinum mine, which was the scene of protests in which 46 died, following a deal on pay.
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Lonmin shares rise after pay deal

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 13:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Shares in Lonmin jump 9% at the start of trading in London, after the firm signs a pay deal with striking miners in South Africa.
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SA police fire at mine protesters

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 11:07

South African police use rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters, a day after a deal ended a six-week strike at the Marikana mine.
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