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Egg shells illustrate human story

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 11:06

Inscribed ostrich shell fragments found in South Africa are among the earliest examples of the use of symbolism by modern humans, scientists say.
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South Africa ready for Cup - Fifa

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 10:59

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says there is "no doubt" South Africa is ready to host the World Cup, with the first game kicking off in exactly 100 days.
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S Africa seizes 'N Korea weapons'

Friday, February 26th 2010, 15:54
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, North Korea North Korea

South Africa confirms it seized banned military equipment on a ship sailing from North Korea to the Republic of Congo.
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Lesbianism 'shut SA school dorm'

Friday, February 26th 2010, 15:46

South African officials investigate reports that a girls' boarding school dormitory was closed because of lesbian relationships.
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Anger over SA power price surge

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 21:20

South African trade unions threaten to strike as power firm Eskom is allowed to raise electricity prices by nearly 25%.
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Date set for 'racist video' trial

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 13:33

Four white students accused of making a racist video in South Africa will face trial, a judge rules.
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Tendulkar fires record double ton

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 12:49
related countries: India India
related places: Kanpur

Sachin Tendulkar creates history by firing the first double century in one-day internationals as India pile on runs against South Africa.
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'Smears' anger ANC power broker

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 18:07

The head of South Africa's powerful ANC youth wing hits out at his critics, after rumours about his wealth.
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Drugs 'could stop spread of Aids'

Sunday, February 21st 2010, 4:26

Anti-retroviral treatments (ARVs) could stop the spread of Aids in South Africa within five years, scientists say.
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India win to level series with SA

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 11:12

India beat South Africa by an innings and 58 runs to level the two-Test series and stay top of the world rankings.
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Laxman & Dhoni extend India lead

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 12:35
related countries: India India

VVS Laxman and Mahendra Dhoni hit unbeaten centuries to give India a huge 347-run first-innings lead in the second Test against South Africa.
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India ahead after mammoth stand

Monday, February 15th 2010, 13:27
related countries: India India
related places: Kolkata

India close 46 runs ahead of South Africa on 342-5 after two days of the second and final Test in Kolkata.
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Tired of waiting

Friday, February 12th 2010, 13:55

South African township full of anger, not hope
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SA re-enacts Mandela 1990 release

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 18:01

Celebrations are held to mark 20 years since the release of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, a key step towards ending apartheid.
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Blatter blasts World Cup critics

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 14:32

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says there is a disrespectful prejudice against South Africa hosting the World Cup.
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India v South Africa live score

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 13:35
related countries: India India
related places: Kolkata

India take on South Africa in the second Test at Kolkata.
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S Africa orphanage fire kills 15

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 15:22

Fire destroys an orphanage in South African town of Newcastle killing 15 people including 12 children, officials say.
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South Africa complete India rout

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 11:04
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Dale Steyn secures match figures of 10-108 as South Africa beat India by an innings and six runs in the first Test in Nagpur.
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Amla puts South Africa in charge

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 12:15
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Hashim Amla hits a career-best 253 not out as South Africa declare on 558-6, with India 25-0 in reply after two days of the first Test in Nagpur.
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Zuma apologises over love-child

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 17:50

South African President Jacob Zuma apologises for fathering an illegitimate child, after a national outcry.
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Mandela & Tambo

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 12:02
related places: Johannesburg

The struggle to put Mandela's old law office to good use
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Kallis & Amla put S Africa on top

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 11:04
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Jacques Kallis hits his 34th Test hundred as South Africa rally strongly after a poor start to the first Test against India in Nagpur.
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Zuma son 'happy to share father'

Friday, February 5th 2010, 10:59

The son of South African President Jacob Zuma says he is happy to share his proudly polygamous father.
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Toyota to recall vehicles in SA

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 17:36
related countries: United States United States

Toyota is recalling vehicles made in South Africa, like those in the US and Europe - although the firm says they are not faulty.
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India v South Africa live score

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 14:05
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

India take on South Africa in the first Test at Nagpur.
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ANC backs Zuma over 'love-child'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 9:33
related places: Zuma

South Africa's African National Congress defends President Jacob Zuma over claims he fathered a child outside marriage.
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Polygamous SA President Jacob Zuma urged to seek sex therapy

Monday, February 1st 2010, 15:33

A South African MP says polygamous President Zuma should seek sex therapy after fathering a child out of wedlock.
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Zuma 'love-child' triggers SA row

Monday, February 1st 2010, 8:54

South African President Zuma, who has three wives, is criticised after a report he has fathered a child with another woman.
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Gandhi ashes scattered into sea

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 10:46

Some of Mahatma Gandhi's ashes, kept for decades by a family friend, are scattered into the Indian Ocean off South Africa.
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S Africa minister's wife arrested

Friday, January 29th 2010, 18:05

The wife of South Africa's intelligence minister is arrested and charged with arranging drug smuggling.
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SA probes World Cup price-fixing

Friday, January 29th 2010, 12:31

Six South African airlines are being investigated for allegedly colluding to hike fares for local flights during the World Cup.
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South African legend Kruger dies

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 11:48

Former South Africa flanker Ruben Kruger dies from brain cancer at the age of 39.
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Foreign fans 'snub SA World Cup'

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 18:53

Only half of the expected number of foreign fans will travel to the football World Cup in South Africa, Fifa says.
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Arthur resigns as South Africa coach

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 7:53
related countries: India India

Coach Mickey Arthur quits four days before South Africa depart for a tour of India.
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SA row over World Cup 'criminals'

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 12:56

South Africa's ruling party backs a court move to force reporters to reveal their sources about criminals targeting the World Cup.
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SA condemns World Cup stab-vests

Monday, January 18th 2010, 13:29

South Africa's authorities condemn a company for selling stab-vests in national colours to football fans for the World Cup.
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England collapse to heavy defeat

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 10:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

England crash to defeat by an innings and 74 runs as South Africa's win in the final Test in Johannesburg allows them to draw the series.
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Live - South Africa v England

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 7:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

England are facing a heavy defeat on day four of the fourth Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.
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England facing heavy Test defeat

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 16:05

England look set for a heavy defeat in the final Test as they end day three on 48-3, still trailing South Africa by 195 runs.
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Live - South Africa v England

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 13:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

England are 48-3 in their second innings at stumps on day three of the fourth Test in Johannesburg, still 195 behind South Africa.
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England to lodge umpire complaint

Friday, January 15th 2010, 16:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England will make an official complaint following a controversial decision on day two of the final Test against South Africa.
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Reprieved Smith makes England pay

Friday, January 15th 2010, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Graeme Smith hits a controversial century as South Africa compile 208-2 - a lead of 28 over England - on a weather-hit second day at the final Test.
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SA beaches open after shark kill

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 17:04
related places: Cape Town

Cape Town reopens its beaches after a Zimbabwean man was killed by a great white shark off the South African coast.
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England in tatters after collapse

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

England's hopes of winning the series in South Africa suffer a massive blow after they are bowled out for 180 on the opening day of the fourth Test in Johannesburg.
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Live - South Africa v England

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 8:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

Bad light stops play with South Africa 29-0 after dismissing England for a paltry 180 on day one of the final Test in Johannesburg.
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World Cup boss hits back at Brown

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 12:22

World Cup boss Danny Jordaan says Hull boss Phil Brown is "ill-informed" to doubt South Africa's ability to stage the event.
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World Cup risk?

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 9:48
related countries: Angola Angola

Angola attack turns spotlight on South Africa tournament
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Firms contest apartheid lawsuit

Monday, January 11th 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

A US court hears a challenge by multi-national firms to a case against them over their role in apartheid-era South Africa.
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'Slow' recovery for South Africa

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 16:10

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma warns his country's recovery from the global economic crisis will be slow.
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Ball row overshadows England draw

Friday, January 8th 2010, 10:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss describes South Africa's actions in the ball-tampering row as "malicious" after England battle to a draw in the third Test.
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England escape in thrilling draw

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's last-wicket pair dramatically save the third Test against South Africa as they survive the last 17 balls.
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Live - South Africa v England

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 8:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England are down to their final wicket in their battle to save the third Test against South Africa.
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England 'ready to fight for draw'

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 6:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Alastair Cook says England need to display the same the fighting spirit showed in their Ashes opener to save the third Test against South Africa.
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De Villiers wades into ball row

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 20:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cape Town, Villiers

South Africa's AB de Villiers says an official complaint should have been made about alleged ball-tampering by England in the third Test in Cape Town.
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Row over SA king's secession bid

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 17:27

A tribal king plunges South Africa into a constitutional row after he threatens to secede - and take 60% of the country with him.
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England face Test survival battle

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 16:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England face a huge fight to save the third Test after ending the fourth day 132-3 needing 466 to beat South Africa.
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Live - South Africa v England

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 8:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cape Town

England lose both openers in quick succession chasing an improbable 466 to beat South Africa in the third Test on day four.
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