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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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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
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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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Zuma visits violence-hit SA mine

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 15:56

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma visits the Lonmin-owned Marikana mine where police shot dead 34 striking workers last week.
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Life term for Terreblanche murder

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 10:56

A court in South Africa sentences a black farmworker to life in prison for the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche in 2010.
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SA shark survivor hopes for medal

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 5:02
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related places: London

South African shark survivor hopes for Paralympic medal
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SA mine drops dismissal threat

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 16:16

Mining giant Lonmin drops its threat to fire workers who fail to return to work at South Africa's Marikana mine, where 34 people were shot dead by police.
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Pietersen not in World T20 squad

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 11:27
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Kevin Pietersen is left out of the England squads for both the World Twenty20 and the one-day series with South Africa.
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Strike-hit South Africa mine idle

Monday, August 20th 2012, 16:53

The South African mine where police shot dead 34 striking workers reopens but produces no ore, as owners extend the deadline for strikers to return.
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England lose thrilling final Test

Monday, August 20th 2012, 16:15
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England lose the final Test, the series and their number one ranking to South Africa despite an exhilarating run-chase.
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SA miners face dismissal deadline

Monday, August 20th 2012, 10:58

Thousands of South African miners face a Monday deadline to go back to work or face the sack, days after 34 of their colleagues were killed by police.
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We believe we can win, says Finn

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 19:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Steven Finn insists England can chase 346 to win the final Test against South Africa and save their number one ranking.
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England staring at Lord's defeat

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 17:51
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England appear destined to relinquish their number one Test ranking to South Africa after losing both openers cheaply late on day four.
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Mourning for South Africa miners

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 14:11

South Africa's president declares a one-week period of national mourning for the striking miners killed in violence at a platinum mine.
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VIDEO: South African orphan sees his work in Museum of Modern Art

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 23:44
related countries: United States United States

South African orphan sees his work in top US gallery
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Anger over S Africa miners' fate

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 20:21

Angry relatives of missing mine workers in South Africa complain the authorities have failed to produce a central register of the 34 people shot dead on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Anger over S Africa miners' fate

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 16:31

Angry relatives of missing mine workers in South Africa complain the authorities have failed to produce a central register of the 34 people shot dead on Thursday.
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Zuma announces mine deaths probe

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 7:33

South African President Jacob Zuma announces an inquiry into the killing by police of 34 miners during a protest, as he cuts short a foreign trip to visit the scene.
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Lonmin urges miners back to work

Friday, August 17th 2012, 19:56

Lonmin tells workers "we need to get mining again" after staff are killed at Marikana platinum mine in South Africa during clashes with police.
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Bairstow proves doubters wrong - Agnew

Friday, August 17th 2012, 19:37

"Bairstow was really roughed up and worked over by South Africa but he showed a lot of character. Hats off to him."
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VIDEO: Police defend actions in miner clashes

Friday, August 17th 2012, 18:34

South African police have confirmed that they shot dead 34 people when they opened fire on striking miners. They said they acted in self defence.
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S African mining clash killed 34

Friday, August 17th 2012, 15:50

Thirty-four people were killed when police opened fire on striking miners in South Africa on Thursday, the country's police chief says.
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Lonmin 'regret' over mine deaths

Friday, August 17th 2012, 15:00

Lonmin says it "deeply" regrets the deaths at its Marikana mine in South Africa that followed clashes between police and strikers.
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Police fire on S Africa miners

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 21:48

At least 12 people are left dead after police in South Africa open fire on striking workers at the Lonmin Marikana mine, eyewitnesses say.
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VIDEO: Police fire on S Africa miners

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 21:36

There has been outrage in South Africa after police shot at striking miners, leaving a number of people dead.
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Finn happy with England progress

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 19:58
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Paceman Steven Finn claims England are "very happy with where we are" after limiting South Africa to 262-7 at Lord's.
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South Africa rally checks England

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 17:45
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James Anderson and Steven Finn take three wickets each but South Africa fight back from a poor start on an absorbing day.
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VIDEO: Police open fire on S Africa miners

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 15:31

Police in South Africa have opened fire during clashes with striking workers at the Marikana platinum mine, leaving at least seven people dead.
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Ants 'sow the seeds' of the Cape

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 0:50

Ants helped create a biodiversity hotspot in the Cape region of South Africa, scientists believe.
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