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Dewani extradition 'may be kind'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 14:17

Extraditing a man accused of plotting his wife's murder in South Africa may be a "kind thing" for him, a psychiatrist tells a legal hearing.
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VIDEO: Mandela family dispute over graves

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 18:11

Members of former South African President Nelson Mandela's family have laid a criminal complaint against his grandson Mandla.
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Mandela grandson accused over graves

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 16:21

The Mandela family seeks criminal charges against the former South African leader's grandson for alleged grave tampering.
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S Africa's FW de Klerk in hospital

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 15:23

South Africa's former President FW de Klerk, who cut short a trip because of Nelson Mandela's health, is being fitted with a pacemaker, his foundation says.
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South Africa plans Mandela birthday

Monday, July 1st 2013, 17:07

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela's condition remains stable and tells supporters to plan his birthday celebrations.
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Dewani in South Africa return 'wish'

Monday, July 1st 2013, 16:20

A honeymoon murder suspect who has mental health issues has talked about returning to South Africa to fight the charges against him, a court hears.
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No easy ride for Barack Obama in South Africa

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 20:53

Why Barack Obama's visit fails to impress some South Africans
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VIDEO: Warning shots fired at anti-Obama demo

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 18:22
related countries: United States United States

Protests against many facets of US foreign policy are taking place in South Africa as President Obama continues his visit to the country
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Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 15:29
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama says Nelson Mandela's "moral courage" is an inspiration to the world, as he meets with members of Mr Mandela's family.
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Barack Obama to meet Mandela family

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 10:26
related countries: United States United States

The US president is to meet Nelson Mandela's family during his official visit to South Africa, but will not visit the ailing ex-leader in hospital, the White House says.
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Obama in S Africa amid Mandela woes

Friday, June 28th 2013, 21:56

US President Barack Obama arrives in South Africa, after playing down expectations he would visit former President Nelson Mandela in hospital.
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VIDEO: Hundreds at anti-Obama demonstration

Friday, June 28th 2013, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama faces wide-ranging protests when he arrives in South Africa.
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Pistorius resumes 'low-key' training

Friday, June 28th 2013, 14:37

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius resumes "low-key" training, weeks before he is due back in court over the killing of his girlfriend.
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VIDEO: S Africa's 'City of Gold' awaits Obama

Friday, June 28th 2013, 6:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Johannesburg, Gold, Friday

Komla Dumor reports on what US President Barack Obama is likely to discover in South Africa on his arrival in Johannesburg on Friday.
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All-night prayer vigil for Mandela

Friday, June 28th 2013, 3:49

South Africans have been holding an all-night prayer vigil for former President Nelson Mandela, outside his former home in Soweto.
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VIDEO: Obama begins Africa tour in Senegal

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 17:45
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Tanzania Tanzania, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has begun a week-long tour of Africa in Senegal, on trip that will also see him visit South Africa and Tanzania.
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Nelson Mandela 'critical but stable'

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 11:55

The condition of former South African leader Nelson Mandela is not improving, but his granddaughter says he remains stable.
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Zuma cancels trip as Mandela worsens

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique
related places: Mandela

South African President Jacob Zuma cancels a trip to Mozambique after visiting Nelson Mandela, whose condition appears to be worsening.
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Prayer for Mandela's 'peaceful end'

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 13:54

A leading South African cleric prays for ex-President Nelson Mandela's "peaceful, perfect end" as he remains in hospital in a critical condition.
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Nelson Mandela's condition 'unchanged'

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 15:47

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's condition remains unchanged, the South African presidency says, as family members meet.
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VIDEO: Mandela critically ill in hospital

Monday, June 24th 2013, 22:38

Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, President Jacob Zuma says.
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Can South Africa avoid doing a Zimbabwe on land?

Monday, June 24th 2013, 15:25
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Can sugar farmers help South Africa avoid Zimbabwe's land lead?
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Australia coach shocked by sacking

Monday, June 24th 2013, 11:41
related countries: Australia Australia

Mickey Arthur says he is shocked to be sacked as Australia coach just 16 days before the start of the Ashes series.
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Mandela 'still critical in hospital'

Monday, June 24th 2013, 10:16

Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, President Jacob Zuma says.
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Mandela critically ill in hospital

Monday, June 24th 2013, 5:53
related places: Pretoria

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has become critically ill in hospital, where he is being treated for a lung infection, says the presidency.
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Scotland 30-29 Italy

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 14:09
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Al Strokosch plunges over for a last-minute try as Scotland edge out Italy in the final match of their South African tour.
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New party launches in South Africa

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 12:50

A new political party, Agang, is launched in South Africa with the aim of challenging President Jacob Zuma's African National Congress.
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Can a new party in South Africa really woo voters?

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 0:19

Could a new party get to power in South Africa?
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VIDEO: New party puts challenge to ANC

Friday, June 21st 2013, 6:52

One of South Africa's most prominent women, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, officially launches her political party Agang on Saturday, with the aim of attracting disillusioned ANC voters.
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Yael Farber: South African's play about Delhi gang rape

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 23:54

Delhi gang rape play director speaks to BBC
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Dominant England reach Trophy final

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 16:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England cruise into the final of the Champions Trophy with a convincing seven-wicket victory over South Africa at The Oval.
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Apartheid's roots: The Natives Land Act

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 9:21

The 100-year-old law still dividing South Africa
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Ahmed named in Australia A squad

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 6:41
related countries: Australia Australia, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed, who was tipped to be in Australia's Ashes squad, is named on the A tour to South Africa.
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England will not take Swann risk

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 15:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England will not risk Graeme Swann's long-term fitness in Wednesday's Champions Trophy semi-final against South Africa.
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VIDEO: 'Sustained improvement' for Mandela

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 17:28
related places: Pretoria

Former South African President Nelson Mandela continues to get better in a Pretoria hospital, current President Jacob Zuma has said.
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Ethiopia progress as S Africa exit

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 16:51
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia reach the play-offs of African World Cup qualifying as they knock out 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa with a 2-1 win.
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'Sustained improvement' for Mandela

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 12:05
related places: Pretoria

Former South African President Nelson Mandela continues to get better in a Pretoria hospital, President Jacob Zuma says.
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Nelson Mandela 'recovering well'

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 12:49

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is "recovering well" in hospital, his grandson says.
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SA into Champions Trophy semi-finals

Friday, June 14th 2013, 22:17

South Africa reach the Champions Trophy semi-finals after they tie with West Indies who are eliminated in a rain-hit match.
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Zimbabwe hackers hit ANC website

Friday, June 14th 2013, 12:46
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Opponents of President Robert Mugabe target the website of South Africa's governing ANC, accusing it of backing Zimbabwe's leader.
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Fastjet gets more African routes

Friday, June 14th 2013, 10:00
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, Tanzania Tanzania

The new African low-cost airline, Fastjet, gets clearance to launch flights between Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Rwanda.
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Nelson Mandela's health 'improving'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 19:51

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's "health continues to improve but his condition remains serious", President Jacob Zuma says.
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VIDEO: SA relief at Mandela 'progress'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 11:50

There is "no change" in the condition of Nelson Mandela, but he is responding well to treatment in hospital, the South African presidency has said.
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SA welcomes Mandela 'progress'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 11:43

South Africa's government is pleased that ex-President Nelson Mandela, 94, is responding well to treatment in hospital, it says in a statement.
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Mandela 'responding to treatment'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 13:20

South Africa's former leader Nelson Mandela is "responding better" to treatment in hospital after "a difficult few days", President Jacob Zuma says.
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Zuma: We pray for 'fighter' Mandela

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 22:02

South African President Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela is "very serious but stabilised" and that "all are praying" for his recovery.
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VIDEO: Zuma: 'Nelson Mandela is a fighter'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 18:00

The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has met the team of doctors treating Nelson Mandela for a recurring lung infection.
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Mandela remains 'serious but stable'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 12:57
related places: Pretoria

South African ex-President Nelson Mandela remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection, officials say.
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Mass arrests over SA 'poo wars'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 12:01
related places: Cape Town

At least 180 people are arrested, some carrying bags of human waste, ahead of a planned protest over the lack of proper sanitation in the South African city of Cape Town.
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VIDEO: Mandela spends fourth day in hospital

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 6:20

South African ex-President Nelson Mandela is spending a fourth day in a Pretoria hospital where he is being treated for a recurrent lung infection
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S Africa win puts Pakistan on brink

Monday, June 10th 2013, 19:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

South Africa ease to a 67-run win at Edgbaston that pushes Pakistan to the brink of Champions Trophy elimination.
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Mandela 'still in serious condition'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 15:05
related places: Pretoria

South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela remains in a "serious but stable" condition in a Pretoria hospital, the latest update says.
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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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