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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

Lions Test debuts for English duo

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 12:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Riki Flutey and Joe Worsley will start against South Africa on Saturday as the injury-hit British and Irish Lions make a host of changes for the third Test.
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SAB reaches black ownership deal

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 10:05

SABMiller is to allocate 10% of shares in its South African unit to black investors, employees and community groups.
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Springboks to contest Botha ban

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 12:14

South Africa will appeal against the two-week ban given to Bakkies Botha for dangerous charging.
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In pictures

Monday, June 29th 2009, 23:48
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congolese fashion show makes South African friends
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SA's Burger handed eight-week ban

Monday, June 29th 2009, 5:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa flanker Schalk Burger receives an eight-week ban for eye-gouging, while his team-mate Bakkies Botha is suspended for two weeks.
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Battered Lions lose injured props

Sunday, June 28th 2009, 14:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British and Irish Lions lose both props for the final Test against South Africa, while Brian O'Driscoll and Jamie Roberts are also major doubts.
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Boks edge heroic Lions to clinch series

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 14:54

Morne Steyn lands a penalty with the last kick of the game to give South Africa a 28-25 victory in the second Test and wrap up the series against the Lions.
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Live text - South Africa v Lions

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 11:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa claim the Test series against the British and Irish Lions after winning 28-25 in Pretoria.
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Brazil v South Africa as it happened

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 20:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Johannesburg

Dani Alves's late goal earns Brazil victory against South Africa to earn a place in the Confederations Cup final against USA.
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Late strike fires Brazil into final

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 20:27
related countries: Brazil Brazil

An 87th minute free-kick from defender Daniel Alves sends Brazil into the Confederations Cup final and leaves hosts South Africa heartbroken.
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Brazilian v Brazilian in battle for football's Confederations Cup final

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 13:40
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

For the first time in a Fifa tournament, two Brazilian football coaches go head to head, as their teams, Brazil and South Africa, vie for a place in Sunday's Confederations Cup final.
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Rapist confession

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 7:06

South African man begs for his victim's forgiveness
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SA 'to oppose giant mine merger'

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 10:05
related countries: United States United States

South Africa's government says it will reject merger attempts by mining giants Anglo American and Xstrata because of job loss fears.
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Under-fire Vickery wins support

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 10:16

Phil Vickery receives the backing of Lions team-mate Adam Jones after enduring a torrid time in the first Test against South Africa.
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Boks survive late Lions fightback

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 14:50
related places: Durban

South Africa survive a rousing fightback from the Lions to win the first Test 26-21 at Kings Park in Durban.
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Live text - South Africa v Lions

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 10:59
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Durban

South Africa defeat the British and Irish Lions 26-21 in the first Test in Durban.
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Ryan Jones makes swift Lions exit

Friday, June 12th 2009, 15:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales skipper Ryan Jones is declared unfit for duty a day after joining the Lions in South Africa as a tour replacement.
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Halfpenny ruled out of Lions tour

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 9:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales wing Leigh Halfpenny is ruled out of the Lions tour to South Africa because of a recurrence of a thigh injury.
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HIV in South Africa 'levels off'

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 15:35

South Africa's HIV epidemic is levelling off and the rate of infection in children and teenagers is falling, a study says.
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Live text - England v Pakistan

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 12:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan chase a target of 186 against England at the World Twenty20 after South Africa defeat Scotland.
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Death trap

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 5:29

Why did 76 people die in a South African gold mine?
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Zuma promises half a million jobs

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 18:06

New South African President Jacob Zuma promises to create half a million jobs this year.
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Zuma to give South Africa address

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 1:39

South Africa's president is expected to focus on the economy and employment in his first state of the nation address.
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In pictures

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 13:45

How false limb clinics bring relief in South Africa
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SA 'denies care to Zimbabweans'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 11:34

Zimbabwean refugees in South Africa are being denied medical care, says medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
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More bodies in South Africa mine

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 10:29

Another 25 bodies are found in a South African mine, where 36 illegal miners were killed at the weekend.
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South African miners die in blaze

Monday, June 1st 2009, 17:12

Thirty-six illegal miners are killed in an underground fire at a disused mine in South Africa's Free State.
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S Africans battle to save beached whales

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 18:34

Rescuers in South Africa manage to return to the water 20 pilot whales which beached near Cape Town but others are put down.
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Live text - Royal XV v Lions

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 12:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rustenburg

The British and Irish Lions begin their tour of South Africa with a match against the Royal XV in Rustenburg.
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SA doctors march for better pay

Friday, May 29th 2009, 17:17
related places: Pretoria

Hundreds of South African doctors march through cities to demand a 50% pay rise and more investment in hospitals.
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Circumcised die in South Africa

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 9:05

Eight South African boys die and three are in hospital after botched circumcisions at an initiation school, officials say.
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Rally against Zille in Cape Town

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 15:49
related places: Cape Town

South African President Jacob Zuma's supporters have staged a protest over criticisms of him by opposition leader Helen Zille.
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South Africa slips into recession

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 13:13

South Africa's economy slumps into recession after shrinking by 6.4% in the last quarter.
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Bowled over

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 15:09
related countries: India India

Indian cricket league flourishes in South Africa
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South Africa gets anti-crime boss

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 17:36

South Africa appoints a little-known police officer to head the serious crimes agency that replaced the Scorpions unit.
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Quinlan's Lions tour hopes ended

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 17:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Munster

Munster flanker Alan Quinlan will miss the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa after his appeal against a 12-week ban is dismissed.
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Zuma minister pressed on Mercedes

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 8:54

New South African Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele faces strong pressure to return a Mercedes Benz donated by contractors.
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Vodacom is listed despite protest

Monday, May 18th 2009, 13:01
related places: Johannesburg

South African mobile phone firm Vodacom makes its debut on the Johannesburg stock market after winning a legal battle.
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South Africa in Dalai Lama U-turn

Friday, May 15th 2009, 8:06
related places: March

South Africa's government changes its decision in March to deny the Dalai Lama a visa to attend a peace conference.
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South Africa shanty town bill row

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 8:05
related places: Durban

The South African government is being taken to court over plans to abolish shanty towns in the city of Durban.
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Zuma's cartoon shower 'removed'

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 10:15

A South African cartoonist detaches the infamous shower he depicts on Jacob Zuma's head to give the president "a chance".
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Zille in 'racist' Zuma HIV attack

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 12:51
related places: Zuma

South Africa opposition leader Helen Zille is labelled a racist by an ANC leader for her lacerating attack on President Jacob Zuma.
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South Africa appeal on xenophobia

Monday, May 11th 2009, 13:40

South Africa's government denies claims little has been done to tackle xenophobia a year after deadly attacks on migrants.
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South Africa cabinet swear-in due

Monday, May 11th 2009, 9:56

The new South African cabinet appointed by President Jacob Zuma is due to be sworn into office later.
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New finance minister for S Africa

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 15:07

New South African President Jacob Zuma names Pravin Gordhan his new finance minister, removing veteran Trevor Manuel.
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Zuma warning of economic 'pinch'

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 19:35

South Africa is facing hard times economically, its newly inaugurated President, Jacob Zuma, warns.
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Party time

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 15:16
related places: Zuma

Zuma supporters hail the new South African president
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Zuma sworn in as S Africa leader

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 12:39
related places: Pretoria

Jacob Zuma is sworn in as South Africa's new president, vowing to follow Mandela's legacy of reconciliation.
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Polygamous poser

Friday, May 8th 2009, 0:09

Who will Jacob Zuma make South Africa's first lady?
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Zuma elected South African leader

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 15:56
related places: Zuma

ANC leader Jacob Zuma is officially elected as president of South Africa by members of the National Assembly.
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Bang Bang Club

Monday, May 4th 2009, 10:13

South African film recalls apartheid's "death spasms"
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S Africa swine flu tests negative

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 16:31

Two suspected swine flu cases in South Africa, which would have been the continent's first, are given the all-clear.
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ANC supporter killed in ambush

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 10:21

A supporter of South Africa's ruling ANC is shot dead while celebrating the party's recent election success.
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