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Malema defends his radical views

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 9:37

Controversial South African youth leader Julius Malema defends his behaviour after being disciplined by the ruling ANC.
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Peres denies SA nuclear weapon deal

Monday, May 24th 2010, 12:02
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's President Shimon Peres denies a report that he made a deal with apartheid South Africa to sell nuclear warheads in 1975.
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SA opens World Cup final stadium

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 18:01

More than 74,000 South African football fans attend the first match at Soccer City - venue for the World Cup final.
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Jali sent to US for heart tests

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 12:39
related countries: United States United States

South Africa midfielder Andile Jali travels to see United States experts after tests discovered he has a heart condition.
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SA Muslim bid to ban cartoon fails

Friday, May 21st 2010, 10:46

A bid by a Muslim group in South Africa to stop the publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad fails.
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World Cup sales in Africa 'poor'

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 17:09

A Fifa official expresses disappointment at only selling 40,000 World Cup tickets in Africa outside South Africa.
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Spain omit Senna from Cup squad

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 15:21
related countries: Spain Spain

Euro 2008 winner Marcos Senna is left out of Spain's final 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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Saudi reveals World Cup bomb plot

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 9:35

An alleged al-Qaeda militant reveals he wanted to bomb the South African World Cup, but the plan had not been approved.
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Kaka makes World Cup fitness vow

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 20:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil star Kaka says he will be fully fit for the World Cup finals in South Africa this summer after concerns over his form and fitness.
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'Porous' SA air security exposed

Monday, May 17th 2010, 16:04

South Africa journalists claim to have smuggled knives, syringes and razors onto planes before the World Cup.
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Safety concerns?

Monday, May 17th 2010, 9:25

How dangerous is South Africa for tourists and fans?
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Capello considering new formation

Friday, May 14th 2010, 5:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England manager Fabio Capello is considering playing with three central defenders at the World Cup finals in South Africa, BBC Sport understands.
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Uruguay edge Mexico to top group

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Bloemfontein


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South Africa out of the World Cup

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Uruguay Uruguay

Hosts South Africa and troubled France go out of the World Cup, as Mexico and Uruguay get through to the next round.
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Uruguay hammer hosts South Africa

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:12
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Pretoria

Diego Forlan scores twice as World Cup hosts South Africa slump to a 3-0 defeat against Group A rivals Uruguay in Pretoria.
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Swiss secure shock win over Spain

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:11
related countries: Chile Chile, Honduras Honduras, Switzerland Switzerland, Uruguay Uruguay

Switzerland provide the first surprise result of the 2010 World Cup by beating 2008 European champions Spain 1-0 in Group H.
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Honduras 0-1 Chile

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:10
related countries: Chile Chile, Spain Spain, Switzerland Switzerland, Uruguay Uruguay

Chile begin their World Cup campaign with a lively victory over Honduras.
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Netherlands seal win over Denmark

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:03
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Denmark Denmark, Italy Italy, Japan Japan, Netherlands Netherlands, Paraguay Paraguay

Two second-half goals give Netherlands a 2-0 victory over lacklustre Denmark in their opening Group E match.
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France held to draw by 10-man Uruguay

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 13:43
related countries: France France
related places: Cape Town

Uruguay and France play out an uninspiring 0-0 draw in their opening Group A game in Cape Town.
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SA author dies in Libya disaster

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 11:47
related countries: Libya Libya

An award-winning South African writer was one of those killed in Wednesday's plane crash in Libya.
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SA rail and port strike snowballs

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 11:31

A major trade union joins a strike called on Monday by workers of South Africa's main transporter of freight.
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ANC's Malema makes public apology

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 6:59

South African politician Julius Malema makes a public apology and is told to undergo anger management by the ruling ANC.
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SA football officials suspended

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 12:08

Two senior South African football officials are suspended just a month before the World Cup starts.
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South Africa given extra Cup cash

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 5:27

Fifa admits it had to inject an extra £67m ($100m) into World Cup 2010 to ensure hosts South Africa were ready on time.
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Pakistan beat South Africa to qualify

Monday, May 10th 2010, 20:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Holders Pakistan creep into the World Twenty20 semi-finals thanks to a victory over South Africa and England's later win over New Zealand in St Lucia.
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Live - England v New Zealand

Monday, May 10th 2010, 18:24
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat New Zealand to finish top of their Super Eights group, meaning Pakistan also qualify for the semis and the Black Caps crash out.
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World Cup losers

Monday, May 10th 2010, 6:51

Is South African tournament just for the rich?
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Dynamic England beat South Africa

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 20:49
related countries: Barbados Barbados

England beat South Africa by 39 runs in the Super Eight phase of the ICC World Twenty20 in Barbados.
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Live - England v South Africa

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 12:59
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England thrash South Africa by 39 runs in the World Twenty20 after New Zealand pull off a last-ball victory over holders Pakistan.
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Why does South Africa want US knocked out of World Cup?

Friday, May 7th 2010, 16:56
related countries: United States United States

South Africa's police chief says he hopes the US is knocked out of the World Cup in the first round to avoid a visit by President Barack Obama.
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SA queues to see World Cup trophy

Friday, May 7th 2010, 12:23

South Africans queue in their thousands to see the World Cup trophy as it starts a month-long tour of the country.
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Live - South Africa v New Zealand

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 13:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa beat New Zealand by 13 runs in Barbados at the ICC World Twenty20.
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South Africa crush Afghans to qualify

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 23:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Barbados Barbados

South Africa secure their place in the Super Eights with an emphatic 59-run victory over Afghanistan in their final World Twenty20 group match in Barbados.
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South Africa bus in deadly crash

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 8:58

Twenty four people die and at least 15 are seriously injured after a bus overturns near Cape Town in South Africa.
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SA musicians to launch World Cup

Tuesday, May 4th 2010, 16:06

Hugh Masekela and other South African artists will play at the World Cup opening concert, after protests they had been left out.
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Gunman kills SA strip clubs owner

Tuesday, May 4th 2010, 9:39

"Lolly" Jackson, the owner of South Africa's Teazers strip clubs, is found shot dead, police say.
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ANC's youth leader faces hearing

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 8:47

The leader of the youth wing of South Africa's ruling ANC is expected to face a disciplinary hearing into his public behaviour.
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Raina century sends India through

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 16:56
related countries: India India

India book their place in the Super Eights after Suresh Raina smashes 101 from 60 balls to help them to a 14-run victory over South Africa.
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ICC World Twenty20 day three as it happened

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 13:10
related countries: Australia Australia, India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Australia beat Pakistan by 34 runs to win their ICC World Twenty20 group match, after India beat South Africa by 14 runs earlier in St Lucia.
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England have best World Cup base - Hoddle

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 5:30

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle says Fabio Capello's World Cup base in South Africa is "the best facility any of the nations have got".
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Beckham targeting November return

Monday, April 26th 2010, 22:19

David Beckham says he is hopeful of returning in November from the Achilles injury that ended his dream of playing in the World Cup in South Africa.
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Zuma reveals he is HIV-negative

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 14:21

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says he is HIV-negative, as he launches an Aids testing programme.
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Luxury South Africa train crashes

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 15:20
related places: Pretoria

A South African luxury tourist Rovos Rail train carrying 55 people derails in Pretoria, killing at least two people.
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Fans queue for World Cup tickets

Thursday, April 15th 2010, 14:00

Thousands of South African fans queue overnight to buy 500,000 unsold World Cup tickets over the counter in shopping malls and supermarkets.
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World Cup tickets on sale in South Africa

Thursday, April 15th 2010, 7:46

Some 500,000 World Cup tickets go on sale for cash in South African shopping malls and supermarkets.
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Terreblanche 'self-defence' claim

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 18:14

A South African farm worker accused of murdering Eugene Terreblanche acted in self-defence, his lawyer says.
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Terreblanche suspect waives bail

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 13:47

A 15-year-old South African, one of two accused of the murder of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche, opts not to apply for bail.
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What did it all mean for South Africans?

Monday, April 12th 2010, 15:42

Has World Cup done anything for South Africa?
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Terreblanche in sex assault claim

Monday, April 12th 2010, 10:56

South African police investigate allegations that Eugene Terreblanche committed sexual assault prior to his murder.
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Deep divisions

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 10:37

Why colour still defines everything in South Africa
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Terreblanche buried amid tension

Friday, April 9th 2010, 14:14

The funeral of murdered South African white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche takes place peacefully, amid tight security.
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China upholds SA death sentence

Friday, April 9th 2010, 12:40
related countries: China China

An appeal court in China confirms the death sentence imposed on a South African woman for smuggling drugs.
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SA police defend security plans

Friday, April 9th 2010, 11:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

South African insist their World Cup security plans are adequate despite terrorist threats made ahead of England's match against the USA.
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Bank backs SA coal power station

Friday, April 9th 2010, 8:13

The World Bank approves a loan for a huge coal-fired power station in South Africa, despite environmental concerns.
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'New human-like species' revealed

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 14:02

The remarkable remains of two ancient human-like creatures (hominids) have been found in South Africa.
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ANC stops singing struggle song

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 12:31

South Africa's ruling ANC tells members to stop singing anti-apartheid song "Shoot the Boer", amid rising racial tensions.
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Racial divide

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 17:57

The South African town where race hate lives on
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Terreblanche hearing face-off

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 15:54

Rival groups scuffle at a court where the alleged killers of South African white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche were charged.
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