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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

South Africa police chief fired

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 16:32

South African President Jacob Zuma fires police chief Bheki Cele, who was implicated in alleged unlawful property deals.
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Robson leads midweek England team

Monday, June 11th 2012, 14:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kimberley

Harlequins lock George Robson will captain England in Wednesday's tour match against the South Africa Southern Barbarians in Kimberley.
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Barritt out of South Africa Test

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 17:08
related places: Johannesburg

England centre Brad Barritt will miss the second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg with a lacerated eyeball.
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Lancaster hands out two new caps

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 8:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England head coach Stuart Lancaster hands Tom Johnson and Joe Marler their England debuts against South Africa on Saturday.
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South Africa name three new caps

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 12:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has named three uncapped players in his starting line-up for Saturday's first Test against England.
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Haskell is set to miss first Test

Monday, June 4th 2012, 17:35
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Haskell is likely to sit out of England's first Test against South Africa after arriving late from New Zealand.
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South Africa under apartheid in the 1970s

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 23:30

Snapshots of South African life under apartheid
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Lancaster warns players to behave

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 21:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England coach Stuart Lancaster warns his players about their off-field behaviour as they fly out for the tour of South Africa.
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Deal to drop 'rude' Zuma painting

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 9:38

A South African art gallery agrees not to display a painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed after reaching a deal with the ANC.
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South African growth rate slows

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 14:04

Economic growth in South African slowed sharply in the first quarter of the year, hit by a big fall in output from its key mining sector.
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Paper removes 'rude' Zuma picture

Monday, May 28th 2012, 12:35
related places: Zuma

A South African newspaper removes from its website an image of a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed following threats by ANC supporters.
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Nations to share giant telescope

Friday, May 25th 2012, 14:30

The Square Kilometre Array - one of the great scientific projects of the 21st Century - will be hosted by both Africa and Australasia.
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'Obscene' Zuma art case in court

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 11:03

South Africa's ruling party takes legal action to try and remove a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma from public view.
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S Africa illegal miners trapped

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 12:26

More than 35 people are trapped underground and three illegal miners are killed after two accidents in South Africa in disused diamond and gold mines, police say.
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Man guilty of Terreblanche murder

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 17:53

A South African farm worker is convicted of murdering white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche in 2010, with a second man acquitted.
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VIDEO: Man guilty of Terreblanche murder

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 17:50

A black farm worker has been found guilty of the murder of the South African white supremacist leader, Eugene Terreblanche.
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Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:24
related places: Johannesburg

A painting of the South African President Jacob Zuma has been vandalised at a gallery in Johannesburg.
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'Obscene' Zuma painting attacked

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 14:20
related places: Johannesburg

A painting showing South Africa's President Jacob Zuma with his genitals hanging out, angering the ANC, is vandalised in a Johannesburg gallery.
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ANC to sue over painting of Zuma

Friday, May 18th 2012, 11:54
related places: Zuma

A painting showing President Jacob Zuma with his genitals hanging out sparks the anger of South Africa's ANC, which says it will go to court.
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Mbeki to pressure Sudan on talks

Friday, May 18th 2012, 2:40
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki arrives in Sudan to try to restart talks between Sudan and South Sudan after heavy fighting last month.
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SA 'fails pupils on textbooks'

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 16:30

The South African government's failure to provide textbooks to all state school pupils violates the constitution, the high court rules.
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SA unions clash with opposition

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 16:57
related places: Johannesburg

South African police fire tear gas after clashes between opposition supporters and trade union activists in central Johannesburg.
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Eddie Izzard in marathon tribute

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:14

Comedian Eddie Izzard is to run 27 marathons in 27 consecutive days, as a tribute to the former South African president.
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Care recalled by England for tour

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 12:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Danny Care is recalled by England for the South Africa tour but coach Stuart Lancaster says the player is "treading a fine line".
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SA anger over spy chief removal

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 12:17

South Africa's opposition says controversial crime intelligence chief Richard Mdluli should be suspended, amid allegations of political interference.
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SA seizes $7m from 'rhino gang'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 11:32

South Africa confiscates assets worth nearly $7m (£4m) from three suspected rhino poachers - two of whom are vets, police say.
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SA ruling over Zimbabwe torture

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 18:05
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Pretoria

South Africa must investigate Zimbabwean officials over allegations they tortured opposition figures in 2007, a Pretoria high court rules.
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VIDEO: Rangers to protect South Africa's rhinos

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:21

South African authorities are taking extreme measures to protect endangered rhinos from poachers in the country's national parks.
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ANC upholds Malema's expulsion

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 21:05

Firebrand youth leader Julius Malema has lost his appeal against expulsion from South Africa's ruling ANC, the party says.
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SA police go on trial for murder

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 11:06
related places: Ficksburg

The trial opens of eight South African policemen accused of killing a protester in the town of Ficksburg last year - a case which caused a national outcry.
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Anger in SA at rape video hearing

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 13:38

There are angry scenes outside a South African court where suspects appear in connection with filming an alleged gang rape of a teenager.
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Horror at South Africa rape video

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 20:13

South Africans have expressed outrage over the spread of a video that allegedly shows a teenaged girl being raped by a group of men.
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Jacob Zuma to wed for sixth time

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 14:51

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is to marry for the sixth time next weekend, making long-term fiancee Gloria Bongi Ngema his fourth current wife.
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Oosthuizen claims Malaysian Open

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 9:36
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

South African Louis Oosthuizen bounces back from his Masters play-off defeat last Sunday to win the Malaysian Open.
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Leader's body returned to Malawi

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 14:55
related countries: Malawi Malawi

The body of Malawi's late President Bingu wa Mutharika is flown home from South Africa, more than a week after he died of a heart attack.
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ANC condemns youth leader Malema

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 17:57

The six most senior leaders of the ANC in South Africa denounce expelled youth leader Julius Malema after he criticised president Jacob Zuma for being a "dictator".
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SA thief dehorns fibreglass rhino

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 10:12

A thief in South Africa cuts the horn off a fibreglass rhino during a burglary at a lodge in a game reserve in the Eastern Cape.
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VIDEO: Doubts raised over Dewani murder

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 15:04

CCTV footage obtained by the BBC suggests the alleged role of Shrien Dewani in the murder of his wife while on honeymoon in South Africa may not be as clear-cut as investigators say.
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Doubts raised over Dewani murder

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 9:10
related places: Panorama

Panorama obtains previous unseen footage of a honeymoon couple in South Africa just hours before the wife, Anni Dewani, was murdered.
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Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, India India, Russia Russia
related places: Delhi

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting in Delhi to discuss ways to strengthen their trade links.
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Audio slideshow: South African paramedics

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 0:22

Sound and images of a South African paramedic's life
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Nelson Mandela archive launched

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 15:10

An extensive digital archive documenting former South African President Nelson Mandela's life is launched on the internet.
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South Africans in rugby drowning

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:44

A South African club rugby player drowns and five of his team-mates are missing after 21 people were swept out to sea off the country's south coast.
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VIDEO: S Africa concert for Nobel winners

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 18:18

South Africa's four Nobel Peace Prize winners are being honoured in a musical way with a quartet.
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Grace suffers lost ball in bunker

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 17:20
related countries: Morocco Morocco

South African Branden Grace's progress at the Hassan Trophy in Morocco is hampered when he loses his ball in a bunker.
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In pictures: Learning to be racist in South Africa

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 8:55

Pictures of South Africa's white extremist training camps
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SA to review Zuma corruption case

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 13:20
related places: Zuma

A South African court rules that the 2009 decision to drop corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma can be reviewed.
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South Africa debates whether to allow fracking

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 10:34

Could extracting gas threaten South Africa's wild beauty?
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S Africa hails 80-year-old driver

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 18:15

An 80-year-old South African motorist is praised as a "sterling example" in a country where more than 40 people are killed on the roads every day.
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SA leader urges 'bribe' inquiry

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 17:47

South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe calls for an official inquiry into allegations that his partner solicited a $13m (£8m) bribe.
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Djokovic through at Indian Wells

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 0:19
related countries: India India

Defending champion Novak Djokovic moves into the fourth round at Indian Wells with a 6-2 6-3 win over South African Kevin Anderson.
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South Africa education crisis fuels state school exodus

Monday, March 12th 2012, 8:48

South Africa's education crisis fuels state school exodus
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