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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

Live - South Africa v England

Friday, November 13th 2009, 15:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

Rain stops play with South Africa on 127-3 chasing England's 202-6 in the first Twenty20 international in Johannesburg.
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SA police sued for discrimination

Friday, November 13th 2009, 12:13

Predominately white trade union Solidarity takes South Africa's government to court, alleging racial discrimination in the police.
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SA minister defends shoot-to-kill

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 17:16

A South African minister says police should "shoot the bastards" - criminals - days after a toddler was shot by officers.
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Trigger-happy?

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 13:07

Shoot-to-kill policy leaves South Africa police exposed
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SA police chief condemns shooting

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 10:02

South Africa's police chief condemns the shooting of a three-year-old boy but defends his force's shoot-to-kill approach.
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Duminy ton leads SA to series win

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 19:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

JP Duminy warms up for the first Twenty20 international against England with a maiden one-day century as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 212 runs.
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SA police 'kill boy aged three'

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 10:43

South Africa's police watchdog condemns the alleged killing of a three-year-old boy by police.
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SA power chief quits amid race row

Monday, November 9th 2009, 17:37

The chairman of South Africa's national power company resigns after he was accused of pushing out his black chief executive.
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SA World Cup rail project delayed

Monday, November 9th 2009, 16:20

One of South Africa's major projects for next year's World Cup will not be ready, the BBC has been told.
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'Robin Hood' thief who handed out stolen money baffles SA police

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 13:38

South African police are baffled by a modern-day "Robin Hood" who dished out a portion of his takings to servants at a mansion he robbed.
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SA chief suspended in Semenya row

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 13:27

Athletics South Africa president Leonard Chuene is suspended over his handling of the Caster Semenya gender row.
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SA 'to miss land reform deadline'

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 17:20

South Africa will miss a 2014 deadline to redistribute a third of its farmland to the black majority, the government says.
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Pulling the strings

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 8:10

South Africa gets its first satire show... only on the web
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Semenya tests 'must be annulled'

Friday, October 30th 2009, 13:10

South Africa's governing ANC calls for gender test results carried out on the runner Caster Semenya to be annulled.
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Orphan life

Friday, October 30th 2009, 2:59

South African 10-year-old left to raise her siblings
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Mbeki unveils Darfur peace plans

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 13:13
related countries: Sudan Sudan

South Africa's ex-leader Thabo Mbeki unveils proposals aimed at finding peace in Sudan's Darfur region.
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Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 17:53

A Hollywood actress did not have the consent of South Africa's Nelson Mandela to auction off a meeting with him, his office says.
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South Africa reappoint Parreira

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 17:20
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira is to return to his previous job as coach of South Africa.
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SA sackings over township riots

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 11:01
related places: Johannesburg

Top South African municipal officials are sacked following violent township protests east of Johannesburg.
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Zuma plea for Zimbabwe stability

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 20:30
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South African President Jacob Zuma warns that Zimbabwe should not be allowed to fall back into instability.
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SA farmers to rent land in Congo

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 17:41
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

The Republic of Congo signs an agreement to lease 200,000 hectares of land to South African farmers.
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SA mayors told to end corruption

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 13:51

South African President Jacob Zuma says mayors must stop corruption to end protests over the lack of basic services.
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SA football coach steps down

Monday, October 19th 2009, 16:06

National football coach Joel Santana steps down just eight months before South Africa hosts the World Cup.
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SA university pardons 'racists'

Monday, October 19th 2009, 10:46

Four white South African students accused of racism are allowed to return to university to promote reconciliation.
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Traumatised Semenya 'skips exams'

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 10:19

South Africa's gender row athlete Caster Semenya is too traumatised to take her university exams, her trainer says.
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Win seals Argentina qualification

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 0:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

Argentina seal their place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after securing a narrow 1-0 win in Uruguay.
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Swiss & Slovakia make 2010 finals

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 21:18
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia, Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland and Slovakia clinch Europe's final two automatic European qualifying spots for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.
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'Like a slave'

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 1:31

South Africa child brides reveal their devastated lives
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Italy seal World Cup finals berth

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 21:05
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy, Russia Russia

World champions Italy, Germany, Denmark and Serbia all book their places at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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South Africa's anti-corruption line 'swamped by high call volumes'

Friday, October 9th 2009, 12:09

The anti-corruption hotline set up by South Africa's president is unable to cope with the high volume of calls.
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Mbeki delivers AU Darfur report

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 18:22
related countries: Sudan Sudan

South Africa's ex-leader Thabo Mbeki presents a report to the AU aimed at finding peace in Sudan's Darfur region.
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England omit Harmison for SA tour

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 11:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Steve Harmison is left out of the Test squad for South Africa, Kevin Pietersen is in and there is a surprise call-up for Liam Plunkett.
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Five's company?

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 7:26

South African man took four wives 'to save money'
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Ex-SA police chief 'took bribes'

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 19:21

A drugs smuggler says he paid ex-South African police chief Jackie Selebi more than $150,000 in bribes, at the latter's trial.
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Ex-Interpol man denies corruption

Monday, October 5th 2009, 12:02

South Africa's former police chief and ex-Interpol president pleads not guilty at the start of his landmark corruption trial.
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UK firm faces bribery charges

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 15:42
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK defence giant BAE Systems is facing charges over alleged bribery in Tanzania and South Africa.
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Bharti MTN telecoms tie-up is off

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 14:45
related countries: India India

Tie-up talks between Indian mobile phone company Bharti and South Africa's MTN are abandoned.
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Zuma tells SA police to get tough

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 12:34

President Jacob Zuma backs plans for South African police to use lethal force against armed criminals.
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Aussies suffer Clarke injury blow

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 9:46
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia vice-captain Michael Clarke is sent home from the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa with a back injury.
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Superb England reach Trophy semis

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 20:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England put in a stunning display to beat South Africa by 22 runs and become the first team through to the Champions Trophy semi-finals.
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Live text - S Africa v England

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 12:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat South Africa by 22 runs to be the first team through to the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals.
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Fake World Cup ticket warning

Friday, September 25th 2009, 14:26

Fifa warns fans to beware of fake tickets being sold on the internet for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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SA athletics chief to stay in job

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 19:45

South Africa's athletics chief will keep his job despite calls for him to be fired for lying about Caster Semenya's gender tests.
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SA lesbian's killer jailing welcomed

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 11:09

South African activists welcome the life sentence given to a man for the killing and gang rape of a lesbian football star.
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Sri Lanka cruise to opening win

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 20:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tillakaratne Dilshan's 106 helps Sri Lanka to a 55-run win over South Africa in the opening match of the Champions Trophy.
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Big jump in S Africa sex offences

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 15:21

South Africa's latest crime figures show a fall in the murder rate but a sharp rise in robberies and sexual offences.
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Bharti-MTN phone deal talks start

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 14:57
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

South African and Indian officials hold talks in Mumbai to discuss a merger between mobile phone firms MTN and Bharti Airtel.
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US shuts SA embassy over 'threat'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 11:21
related countries: United States United States

All US embassies and consulates in South Africa are closed after an unspecified warning from security officials.
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S Africa 'may miss power target'

Monday, September 21st 2009, 8:32

South Africa's aim to provide universal access to the electricity grid by 2012 may not be realised, says its state power firm.
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SA wants athletics chief fired

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 10:00

South Africa's athletics chief faces calls for his sacking after admitting he lied about gender tests on runner Caster Semenya.
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SA chief issues Semenya apology

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 13:17

South Africa's athletics chief apologises for denying knowledge of gender tests conducted on runner Caster Semenya.
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New Zealand 33-6 Australia

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 9:22
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand thrash Australia to finish second in the 2009 Tri-Nations table behind runaway champions South Africa.
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Zuma immunity claims challenged

Friday, September 18th 2009, 10:06

South Africa's opposition challenges a claim by President Jacob Zuma's legal team that he cannot be prosecuted.
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South African Hawks in drugs bust

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 15:58

Three Britons appear in a court in South Africa in connection with the biggest drug seizure by the country's Hawks unit.
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SA president mans the phones for corruption hotline

Monday, September 14th 2009, 15:09

A South African woman calls a new corruption hotline - and is surprised to find herself speaking to President Jacob Zuma.
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