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Prayers as Mandela stays in hospital

Monday, June 10th 2013, 4:02

Prayers have been said in churches across South Africa for ex-President Nelson Mandela who has spent a third night in hospital because of a lung infection.
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In pictures: Gerard Sekoto - father of South Africa's modern art

Monday, June 10th 2013, 0:02

The tragic life of the father of South African modern art
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Nelson Mandela 'serious' in hospital

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 15:08

Former President Nelson Mandela is in a "serious but stable condition" in hospital with a lung infection, but breathing on his own, a spokesman says.
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Samoa 27-17 Scotland

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 14:15
related countries: Samoa Samoa

Scotland's opening match on their South African tour ends in a bruising, first ever defeat by Samoa.
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Somalis march against SA attacks

Friday, June 7th 2013, 15:00
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Cape Town

Members of the Somali community in South Africa march to parliament in Cape Town against a recent wave of attacks against foreigners.
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India beat SA after Dhawan century

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 17:58
related countries: India India

India beat South Africa by 26 runs in the opening match of the Champions Trophy, after 114 from Shikhar Dhawan.
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South Africa clown wins libel suit

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 15:38

A South African clown wins a defamation suit against a men's magazine after it printed his picture with a report likening jesters to cross-dressing drug addicts.
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McCarthy retires from football

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 10:23

South Africa's all-time leading scorer Benni McCarthy retires from football at the age of 35.
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VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius back in court

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 15:27

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has appeared in court for the first time since he was freed on bail over the killing of his girlfriend.
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Oscar Pistorius case postponed

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 8:53

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius appears in court for a brief hearing over the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
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SA unionist 'killed at Lonmin mine'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 12:54

A unionist is shot dead and another is wounded at a Lonmin-owned platinum mine in South Africa, police say, amid on-going tension between rival trade unions.
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Pistorius family 'shaken' by photos

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 10:24

The family of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is "shaken" by leaked photos of the bathroom where he shot dead his girlfriend in February, a spokesman says.
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Gaddafi assets 'in South Africa'

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 15:03

South African officials are investigating claims that Muammar Gaddafi and his family stashed $1bn (£600m) in assets in the country.
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VIDEO: Rare glimpse of Mugabe's 'softer side'

Friday, May 31st 2013, 19:00

Robert Mugabe's softer side is showcased in a new documentary film, due to be broadcast in South Africa this week.
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South Africa in growth slowdown

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 12:08

South Africa's economic growth slowed sharply in the first three months of the year to 0.9%, official figures show.
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South Africa lion advert 'censored'

Monday, May 27th 2013, 17:36

A campaign group takes court action in South Africa over the removal of an advertisement urging President Jacob Zuma to ban the trade in lion bones.
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VIDEO: Africa Beats: Afrikaans rapper Jaak

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 23:37

South African rapper determined to prove Afrikaans is "cool"
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SA police anti-crime site hacked

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 13:24

A hacker has attacked a South African police website, downloading the details of whistleblowers who reported crime, an official says.
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SA opposition rejects Gupta report

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 18:47
related countries: India India

South Africa's main opposition party condemns as a cover-up an official probe into the use of a military base for an Indian society wedding.
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VIDEO: South Africa's 'rising confidence'

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 13:21

Andrew Harding assesses South Africa's changing economy
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Clark considers action over anchoring ban

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 12:06

South African Tim Clark says he is among "a fair number" of players taking legal advice over the ban on the anchoring of putters.
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Oscar Pistorius' brother acquitted

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 14:13

The brother of South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius, Carl, is acquitted of culpable homicide over the death of a motorcyclist in 2008.
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Rubber bullets fired at SA miners

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 11:00

Ten South African miners are injured after rubber bullets were fired at a crowd of striking workers, police say.
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Obama plans Africa tour in June

Monday, May 20th 2013, 20:53
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Tanzania Tanzania, United States United States
related places: June, White House

US President Barack Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in his first extended tour of sub-Saharan Africa, the White House says.
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Do white South Africans have a future?

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 23:54

What is the future for white people in South Africa?
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SA university makes Zulu compulsory

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 13:54

A leading South African university says it will make Zulu language classes compulsory for all first-year students from next year in order to promote nation-building.
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Lonmin miners end two-day strike

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 9:22

Lonmin mineworkers in South Africa are returning to work after their two-day strike in protest at the shooting of a senior union official at the weekend.
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Who are the Guptas?

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:05

Are the Guptas too close to South Africa's first family?
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Lonmin mineworkers in new strike

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 9:30

Lonmin mineworkers in South Africa down tools in a wildcat strike, after a senior union official was shot at the weekend.
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Justin Bieber concert takings stolen

Monday, May 13th 2013, 16:38

Thieves in South Africa steal some of the takings from a Justin Bieber concert after breaking into a football stadium.
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Desmond Tutu 'will not vote for ANC'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 12:14

South African elder statesman and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu says he will no longer vote for the ruling ANC.
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Amplats planning 6,000 job cuts

Friday, May 10th 2013, 12:07
related countries: United States United States

Anglo American Platinum plans to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa after its profits were affected by violent labour strikes last year.
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Witnessing a South African healer at work

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 1:31

The bank worker who doubles as a South African spiritual healer
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SA in society wedding suspensions

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 12:31

Five high-ranking officials in South Africa are suspended as the government probes security breaches in connection with a society wedding.
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SA probes India over society wedding

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 17:16
related countries: India India

South Africa's government is investigating whether the Indian embassy abused diplomatic privileges over flight arrangements for a society wedding, official says.
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Will nets halt South Africa's shark attacks?

Thursday, May 2nd 2013, 14:30
related places: Cape Town

Can nets protect Cape Town's swimmers from great whites?
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VIDEO: Historic African school turns 50

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 17:24
related countries: Swaziland Swaziland

The first multi-racial school in southern Africa, Waterford Kamhlaba School in Swaziland, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
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Charities criticise S Africa aid cut

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Oxfam and Action Aid have criticised the UK after ministers announced that direct aid to South Africa will stop in 2015.
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S Africa criticises UK aid decision

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 7:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The South African government criticises the UK after the government announces it will stop direct aid in 2015.
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ANC defends filmed Mandela visit

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 12:11

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) defends its filmed visit to Nelson Mandela, saying it was not a "publicity stunt".
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Mandela visited by ANC leaders

Monday, April 29th 2013, 17:54

The first pictures of South African's former leader Nelson Mandela are broadcast since his discharge from hospital, showing him with ANC leaders.
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VIDEO: Mandela 'in good shape', says Zuma

Monday, April 29th 2013, 17:46
related places: Zuma

Nelson Mandela is "in good shape and good spirits", says South African President Jacob Zuma.
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South Africa 'secrecy bill' approved

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 17:08

South African MPs approve a controversial media bill, dubbed the "secrecy bill" after a three-year battle over the legislation.
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VIDEO: Poisoned rhino horn prevents poaching

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 15:55

A game reserve in South Africa's Western Cape is using some rather unusual methods to conserve the local rhino population and ensure its cheetahs reproduce.
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Marikana mine massacre casts long shadow

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 23:26

Long shadow cast by South Africa mine shooting
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VIDEO: Putting the soul into Soweto

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 23:27
related places: Soweto

South African sensations turned a lack of instruments into a blessing
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Rare blue diamond found in S Africa

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 16:09

An African company recovers a rare blue diamond, thought to be worth $10m (£6.5m), from its mine in South Africa.
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South African inflation at 5.9%

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 10:53
related places: March

South Africa's annual inflation rate was 5.9% in March, official figures show, unchanged on the previous month's figure.
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SA Pistorius police phones seized

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 12:46

Forty-nine mobile phones reportedly used to take photographs of Oscar Pistorius in custody have been seized from South African police officers, a minister reveals.
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Award for SA anti-fracking activist

Monday, April 15th 2013, 15:30

South African anti-fracking campaigner Jonathan Deal is one of six winners of this year's Goldman Prize, a prestigious environmentalist award.
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VIDEO: 'Spinning' turns heads in South Africa

Monday, April 15th 2013, 12:40

From being associated with gangsters in the 1990s, "motor spinning'' has now become a legal and fast-growing spectator sport.
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VIDEO: Team reconstructs 'human ancestor'

Friday, April 12th 2013, 17:52

The most complete view yet of a possible human ancestor uncovered in South Africa has revealed an intriguing mix of human and ape traits.
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Team reconstructs 'human ancestor'

Friday, April 12th 2013, 9:36

The most complete view yet of a possible human ancestor uncovered in South Africa has revealed an intriguing mix of human and ape traits.
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Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 17:06

Daughters of South African ex-leader Nelson Mandela reportedly go to court to oust three aides including lawyer George Bizos from companies linked to him.
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SA army 'not scared' of Congo rebels

Monday, April 8th 2013, 10:48
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

South Africa's army is "not scared" of confronting DR Congo rebels, despite the recent killing of its soldiers in the Central African Republic, a spokesman says.
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Mandela discharged from hospital

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 22:44

Former South African President Nelson Mandela spends his first night at home since being discharged from hospital in Johannesburg.
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VIDEO: Mandela discharged from hospital

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 21:52

Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital after treatment for pneumonia, South Africa's government has said.
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