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SA warning against race violence

Monday, April 5th 2010, 11:18

South African leaders warn white supremacists against any attempt to avenge the murder of Eugene Terreblanche.
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Will Terreblanche death cause violence?

Monday, April 5th 2010, 10:32

Scuffles break out at Terreblanche hearing. Will his killing trigger racial violence?
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Calm urged after S Africa killing

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 19:53

South African President Jacob Zuma calls for calm after white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche is killed.
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Anger and fear

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 18:58

Terreblanche murder sets South Africa on edge
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SA supremacist beaten to death

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 7:57

South African President Jacob Zuma calls for calm after white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche is killed.
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ANC fury at apartheid song ban

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 11:22

South Africa's ruling ANC condemns a court decision to ban the singing of a song with the words "Shoot the Boer".
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Zimbabwe farmers win SA property

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 17:42
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South African authorities hand over the ownership documents of a Zimbabwe government house to white farmers.
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Sharp rise in SA police shootings

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 16:26

The number of people killed by South African police increased by more than 25% in the past year, new figures show.
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Oprah settles defamation lawsuit

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 1:04
related countries: United States United States

Oprah Winfrey settles a defamation lawsuit filed by the former headmistress of the US TV host's South African school.
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'Too fat' South African police told to shape up for World Cup

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 18:20

South Africa's police force has launched a fitness regime, after concerns many were too fat to police this year's World Cup.
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South Africa marks 1960 massacre

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 14:37

South Africa marks the 50th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre, a pivotal moment in the anti-apartheid struggle.
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Sharpeville ghosts

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 0:18

Unease as South Africa remembers 1960 massacre
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Tracking down the elusive Knysna elephants

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 12:16
related places: Knysna

There has not been a confirmed sighting of an elephant in the Knysna forests of South Africa for decades, but signs of these revered animals can still be found.
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SA students riot over star's bail

Friday, March 19th 2010, 14:42

Students in South Africa throw stones at police after a musician accused of killing pupils in a car race is freed on bail.
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Don't mention the cup - South Africa airline in trouble with Fifa

Friday, March 19th 2010, 12:54

South Africa's budget airline pulls its tongue-in-cheek ad after a Fifa complaint that it infringes its trademark during the World Cup.
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Zuma welcomes Zimbabwe 'progress'

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 18:04
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South African President Jacob Zuma says he made "great progress" in his first mediation between members of Zimbabwe's unity government.
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Zuma survives no-confidence vote

Thursday, March 18th 2010, 16:54

South Africa's President Zuma survives a vote of no-confidence by MPs - the first such motion since apartheid ended.
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Rubber bullets fired at SA youths

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 17:29

South African police use rubber bullets to disperse children protesting at a rapper's court appearance on murder charges.
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Keys and Peas to launch World Cup

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 10:21

Alicia Keys and Black Eyed Peas are to perform at a concert in South Africa that will officially kick off the World Cup.
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Zuma bid to ease Zimbabwe tension

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 20:11
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South African President Jacob Zuma is visiting Zimbabwe, where he will try to smooth out rifts in the coalition government.
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Winfrey to defend defamation case

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 17:28

Oprah Winfrey must defend defamation claims made by the ex-head of her girls' school in South Africa, a judge rules.
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ANC figure guilty of hate speech

Monday, March 15th 2010, 14:16

South African judge convicts ANC official Julius Malema of hate speech for insulting woman who accused Jacob Zuma of rape.
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Street dreams

Monday, March 15th 2010, 9:18

Homeless Wanda seeks World Cup glory in South Africa
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Sex worker goes to court over 'unfair dismissal' in South Africa

Friday, March 12th 2010, 11:18
related places: Cape Town

A South African sex worker goes to court, saying she was unfairly sacked from a Cape Town massage parlour.
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Zuma submits finance declaration

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 18:13

South African President Jacob Zuma submits his declaration of interests, after critics urged an inquiry into his finances.
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ANC seeks Winnie Mandela answers

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 15:24

South Africa's ANC asks Winnie Mandela to clarify a media report in which she apparently fiercely criticised ex-husband Nelson.
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Nigeria kidnappers free SA man

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 10:50
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A South African TV worker is freed by kidnappers a week after he was snatched near Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region.
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SA opposition call for Zuma probe

Monday, March 8th 2010, 13:55
related places: Zuma

South Africa's opposition leader calls for an investigation into whether President Jacob Zuma has broken the strict ethics code.
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World Cup beyond England - Hurst

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 20:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hurst

World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst says he does not think England are good enough to win the trophy in South Africa this summer.
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Protest against 'shameful' Zuma

Friday, March 5th 2010, 14:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Zuma

South African leader Jacob Zuma is met by protesters angry at his stance on Zimbabwe on the final day of his UK state visit.
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Queen welcomes Zuma on UK visit

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 16:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Queen formally greets South African President Jacob Zuma at the start of his three-day state visit to the UK.
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SA black-owned farms 'failing'

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 13:53

Some 90% of farms redistributed to South Africa's black population are failing to produce, the government admits.
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Has Zuma's visit restored credibility?

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 12:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The South African president is returning after a three-day state visit to the UK. Has the trip improved his credibility?
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Under pressure

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 16:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

South African leader in UK as criticism mounts
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Journalists kidnapped in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 13:02
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Three employees of South African TV channel SuperSport are seized in south-east Nigeria.
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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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