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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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Semenya eyes June return in Spain

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 14:10

World 800m champion Caster Semenya vows to return to athletics in June, despite the controversy over her gender.
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Terreblanche revenge vow revoked

Monday, April 5th 2010, 16:13

The party of the murdered South African white supremacist, Eugene Terreblanche, retracts a threat to avenge his death.
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Leaders pay Terreblanche respects

Monday, April 5th 2010, 13:59

South African leaders pay their respects to the family of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche, killed on Saturday.
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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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