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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

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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'Blade runner' in S Africa court

Monday, September 14th 2009, 9:00

South Africa's paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, known as "blade runner", is to appear in court charged with assault.
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South Africa 32-29 New Zealand

Saturday, September 12th 2009, 10:44
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

South Africa hold off a spirited New Zealand fightback to win the Tri-Nations for the first time since 2004.
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SA threatens 'war' over Semenya

Friday, September 11th 2009, 13:11

South Africa's sports minister warns of a "third world war" if Caster Semenya is banned from competing in a row over her sex.
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Women's rites?

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 23:22

Marriage is a risky business for South Africa's Muslims
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Sacked SA troops return to work

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 14:53

A South African court orders that some 1,300 soldiers dismissed after a strike turned violent be allowed to return to work.
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Winston the pigeon beats broadband in data speed race

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 10:03

Winston the pigeon carries a 4GB memory stick across South Africa faster than an IT firm's ADSL service can transfer the data.
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Argentina World Cup spot in doubt

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 7:05
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Paraguay Paraguay

Argentina are in danger of missing their first World Cup since 1970 after losing 1-0 to Paraguay - who have now qualified for South Africa 2010.
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Face of mutiny

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 9:36

Why a South Africa soldier was sacked for striking over pay
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Semenya to keep World gold medal

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 18:54
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

South African athlete will not be stripped of her Berlin medal, regardless of gender test results, BBC Sport understands.
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Magazine makeover for SA gender-row runner

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 12:41

The South African athlete at the centre of a gender row defends her looks as she participates in a magazine makeover.
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S Africa gender row coach resigns

Monday, September 7th 2009, 12:54

The coach of South African 800m world champion resigns amid an ongoing investigation into her gender.
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Brazil qualify for 2010 World Cup

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 2:43
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Brazil book their place in the 2010 World Cup with a comfortable 3-1 win that further dents Argentina's hopes of reaching the finals in South Africa.
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Australia end Boks' unbeaten run

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 11:58

Australia put in a storming display to notch up their first Tri-Nations victory of the season and inflict a first defeat on South Africa, winning 21-6 in Brisbane.
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SA U-turn on apartheid lawsuits

Friday, September 4th 2009, 11:13
related countries: United States United States

South Africa's government backs apartheid victims suing major companies in the US - reversing the previous policy.
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Canada challenges SA refugee case

Friday, September 4th 2009, 8:01
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's government appeals against the granting of refugee status to a white South African who had been stabbed.
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SA suspends ID suicide officials

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 15:50

South Africa's home affairs minister suspends two officials at the funeral of man who killed himself over an identity card.
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Smith on track for Trophy return

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 12:56

South Africa captain Graeme Smith is expected to return from elbow surgery in time for the Champions Trophy later this month.
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Canada SA refugee ruling 'racist'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 11:05
related countries: Canada Canada

South Africa says a Canadian decision to grant refugee status to a white South African who was repeatedly stabbed is "racist".
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2010 fears

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 8:05

Why World Cup upsets South Africa taxi drivers
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S African 'strike' troops sacked

Monday, August 31st 2009, 19:23

About 700 South African troops are sent letters of dismissal following violence during a strike over higher pay.
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S Africa probes ID card suicide

Monday, August 31st 2009, 15:07

The South African government investigates the suicide of a man who was refused the identity papers he needed to start a job.
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Australia 25-32 South Africa

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 12:09
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

World champions South Africa maintain their grip on the Tri-Nations with an impressive win over Australia in Perth.
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Apartheid hit-man granted bail

Friday, August 28th 2009, 17:05

A black member of an apartheid hit-squad in South Africa, who confessed to killing eight ANC members, is granted parole.
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Zuma appeals to Zimbabwe rivals

Friday, August 28th 2009, 17:01
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Harare

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says the problems in Zimbabwe's unity deal can be overcome, as he visits Harare.
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S Africa to fire striking troops

Friday, August 28th 2009, 11:03

More than 1,000 South African troops could be dismissed after violence during their strike to demand higher pay, officials say.
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