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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.

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South Africa: news

VIDEO: Warning over SA mine strikes

Monday, September 17th 2012, 10:57

A union affiliated with South Africa's ruling ANC has called for striking miners to return to work.
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SA police in Marikana crackdown

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 15:04

Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at striking Marikana mine workers, in the latest stage of a government crackdown on unrest.
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Australia survive Argentina scare

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 12:58
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

Australia survive Argentina scare, while New Zealand beat South Africa 22-11 in the latest round of the Rugby Championship.
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S Africa miners reject pay offer

Friday, September 14th 2012, 15:56

Miners at South Africa's Marikana mine reject a pay offer from the management, dashing hopes for an end to their weeks-long strike.
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South Africa vows miner clampdown

Friday, September 14th 2012, 15:45

South Africa's government announces a raft of measures to clamp down on continuing unrest in the country's mining sector.
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SA police in torture death probe

Friday, September 14th 2012, 9:46
related places: Pretoria

South Africa police are being investigated for allegedly torturing a man to death in the capital, Pretoria, an independent complaints body says.
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General strike call in S Africa

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 12:30

A leader of South Africa's striking platinum miners has called for a general strike starting Sunday to "bring mining companies to their knees".
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England thrash SA to draw series

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 21:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Birmingham, Edgbaston

Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler help England end their summer in style with a 28-run win over South Africa to draw the T20 series.
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Platinum firm shuts S Africa mine

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

UK-listed miner Anglo American suspends operations at a platinum mine in South Africa to "protect the safety of its employees".
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SA military put on 'high alert'

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:21

The South African military is on high alert as firebrand politician Julius Malema addresses disgruntled soldiers in the Johannesburg area.
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Malema urges full SA miner strike

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 16:58

Firebrand politician Julius Malema urges a national strike in South Africa's mines, amid a wave of anger over last month's deaths at the Marikana mine.
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VIDEO: Armed miners march on Marikana

Monday, September 10th 2012, 22:24

Thousands of armed strikers have marched on Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa, where thirty-four of their colleagues were shot dead in August.
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England fall to heavy T20 defeat

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 16:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England bat poorly and fall to a seven-wicket defeat by South Africa in the first of three Twenty20 matches.
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Leaders ignore Marikana lessons at their own peril

Friday, September 7th 2012, 23:52

South Africa's leaders ignore mine death lessons at their peril
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South Africa ends fracking freeze

Friday, September 7th 2012, 12:06

South Africa lifts a ban on the extraction of shale gas using the controversial fracking technique in the Karoo area known for its natural beauty.
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Last South African miners freed

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 12:40

The second and final batch of South African miners is freed after controversial murder charges were dropped following a national outcry.
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Malema rallies S Africa strikers

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 9:20

South African firebrand Julius Malema travels to the Marikana mine to rally strikers following recent unrest, as more miners are due to be freed.
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Pistorius lands first 2012 gold

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 22:12

Oscar Pistorius claims his first 2012 Paralympic gold medal as South Africa win the 4x100m in a new world record.
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Amla helps S Africa draw series

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 20:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers hit half centuries as South Africa cruise to victory over England to draw the one-day series.
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South Africa strike miners march

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 17:16

About 2,000 miners in South Africa march to strengthen support for their strike - the biggest protest at Marikana since police shot dead 34 miners last month.
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Wife of Zulu king 'needs palace'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 15:16

South Africa's Zulu king wants the government to build a palace for his sixth and youngest wife at a cost of about $700,000, officials say.
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VIDEO: South Africa court frees miners

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 4:00

About 50 South African miners have been freed after murder charges against them, relating to the deaths of 34 miners shot by police, were dropped.
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S Africa frees Marikana miners

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 19:39

About 50 miners held over the Marikana killings are released by a South African court after murder charges against them are provisionally dropped.
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VIDEO: S Africa frees jubilant miners

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 18:28

About 50 South African miners have been freed after murder charges against them, relating to the deaths of 34 miners shot by police, were dropped.
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SA Marikana miners to be freed

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 9:37

South Africa is to begin freeing 270 strikers whose colleagues were shot dead by police, after murder charges against them were suspended.
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VIDEO: Marikana mine victims buried

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 18:30

Some of the burials of the miners who were shot dead by police at the Marikana mine in South Africa have been buried over the weekend.
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Bell helps England to series lead

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 17:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ian Bell hits a classy 88 as England chase down a target of 221 to beat South Africa by six wickets in the fourth ODI.
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SA to drop miner murder charges

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 17:12

Murder charges against 270 striking South African miners, brought under an apartheid-era law, are to be provisionally dropped, prosecutors say.
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Zuma 'will not act' in mine case

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 9:32

South African leader Jacob Zuma refuses to free 270 miners charged with murdering 34 colleagues shot by police under a contentious apartheid-era law.
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Pistorius opens with world record

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 20:35

South African star Oscar Pistorius starts his Paralympics campaign by setting a new world record in his T44 200m heat.
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England win levels one-day series

Friday, August 31st 2012, 21:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eoin Morgan hits 73 as England beat South Africa by four wickets in the third one-day international to level the series at 1-1.
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SA rethinking mine murder charges

Friday, August 31st 2012, 17:34

South Africa's justice minister demands an explanation after state prosecutors charge 270 miners with murdering colleagues who were shot by police.
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Ferrer negotiates Anderson test

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 19:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Anderson

David Ferrer beats big-serving South African Kevin Anderson in straight sets to reach the US Open second round.
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Black student: 'Let apartheid go'

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 10:03

Black South African teenager says race no longer matters
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Viewpoint: Does race matter in South Africa?

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 10:03

But does race still matter in South Africa, 18 years after apartheid?
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Amla 150 sends South Africa top

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 20:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Opener Hashim Amla hits 150 as South Africa beat England by 80 runs to move top of the one-day international rankings.
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VIDEO: 'Threats' keep S Africa mine shut

Monday, August 27th 2012, 15:49

There are reports that miners trying to return to work at a South African platinum mine are being intimidated and threatened by members of a breakaway union.
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'Intimidation' keeps SA mine shut

Monday, August 27th 2012, 11:11

Miners are being threatened into staying away from work at the South African mine where 34 people were recently shot dead by police, the owners say.
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VIDEO: Scars run deep after SA shootings

Monday, August 27th 2012, 5:48

The world's third biggest platinum producer - Lonmin - is hoping the striking miners at its Marikana plant in South Africa will return to work this week, but the country is deeply shaken by what happened.
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VIDEO: South African miners' funerals held

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 17:41

The mining company at the centre of violent strike clashes in South Africa, Lonmin, has said more workers have returned to the Marikana mine.
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Wake-up call for South Africa's ANC

Friday, August 24th 2012, 18:02

Mine killings sound a wake-up call for South Africa's ANC
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Rain thwarts England and S Africa

Friday, August 24th 2012, 15:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Rain forces the first one-day international between England and South Africa to be abandoned after only 5.3 overs are possible in Cardiff.
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SA pool hippo dies before rescue

Friday, August 24th 2012, 10:48

A hippopotamus which had been stuck in a swimming pool of a game reserve lodge in northern South Africa for four days dies.
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Miner Lonmin appoints acting boss

Friday, August 24th 2012, 9:33

Miner Lonmin, grappling with the fallout from a violent strike in South Africa, names an acting boss as its chief executive begins treatment for an unspecified illness.
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Bid to free swimming pool hippo

Friday, August 24th 2012, 9:25

A team of experts is to attempt to rescue a hippopotamus which has taken over a swimming pool at a game reserve lodge in South Africa.
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VIDEO: S Africa inquiry details revealed

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 21:54

Services have been held across South Africa to remember the 44 people killed in violence during a strike at the north-western Marikana platinum mine.
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Zuma reveals mine probe details

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 15:58

South Africa's President Zuma reveals details of an inquiry into 44 deaths at the Marikana platinum mine, hours after an emotional memorial service.
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Viewpoint: Will South Africans' anger boil over?

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:46

Will anger of South Africa mine deaths boil over?
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AUDIO: 'Massive disparity' in miners' pay

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:38
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Mining analyst Charlie Long says that rock drillers in the South African platinum industry are believed to earn a fraction of the wages of their Australian counterparts.
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S Africa aim for rankings treble

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa will become the first country to top the ICC rankings in all three formats of the game if they beat England on Friday.
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SA memorials for Lonmin mine dead

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 13:40

Memorial services take place in South Africa for 44 people killed in clashes at the Marikana platinum mine, amid reports of spreading industrial action.
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South Africa in Israel label spat

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 23:11
related countries: Israel Israel

South Africa's cabinet draws criticism from Israel and Jewish groups for approving the placing of "Occupied Territories" labels on goods made in Israeli settlements.
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VIDEO: Life term for Terreblanche murder

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 16:20

A South African court has sentenced farm worker Chris Mahlangu to life in prison for the murder of white Supremacist Eugene Terreblanche.
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