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Honduras 0-1 Chile

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:10
related countries: Chile Chile, Spain Spain, Switzerland Switzerland, Uruguay Uruguay

Chile begin their World Cup campaign with a lively victory over Honduras.
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Netherlands seal win over Denmark

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:03
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Denmark Denmark, Italy Italy, Japan Japan, Netherlands Netherlands, Paraguay Paraguay

Two second-half goals give Netherlands a 2-0 victory over lacklustre Denmark in their opening Group E match.
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France held to draw by 10-man Uruguay

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 13:43
related countries: France France
related places: Cape Town

Uruguay and France play out an uninspiring 0-0 draw in their opening Group A game in Cape Town.
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SA author dies in Libya disaster

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 11:47
related countries: Libya Libya

An award-winning South African writer was one of those killed in Wednesday's plane crash in Libya.
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SA rail and port strike snowballs

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 11:31

A major trade union joins a strike called on Monday by workers of South Africa's main transporter of freight.
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ANC's Malema makes public apology

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 6:59

South African politician Julius Malema makes a public apology and is told to undergo anger management by the ruling ANC.
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SA football officials suspended

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 12:08

Two senior South African football officials are suspended just a month before the World Cup starts.
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South Africa given extra Cup cash

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 5:27

Fifa admits it had to inject an extra £67m ($100m) into World Cup 2010 to ensure hosts South Africa were ready on time.
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Pakistan beat South Africa to qualify

Monday, May 10th 2010, 20:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Holders Pakistan creep into the World Twenty20 semi-finals thanks to a victory over South Africa and England's later win over New Zealand in St Lucia.
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Live - England v New Zealand

Monday, May 10th 2010, 18:24
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat New Zealand to finish top of their Super Eights group, meaning Pakistan also qualify for the semis and the Black Caps crash out.
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World Cup losers

Monday, May 10th 2010, 6:51

Is South African tournament just for the rich?
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Dynamic England beat South Africa

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 20:49
related countries: Barbados Barbados

England beat South Africa by 39 runs in the Super Eight phase of the ICC World Twenty20 in Barbados.
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Live - England v South Africa

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 12:59
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England thrash South Africa by 39 runs in the World Twenty20 after New Zealand pull off a last-ball victory over holders Pakistan.
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Why does South Africa want US knocked out of World Cup?

Friday, May 7th 2010, 16:56
related countries: United States United States

South Africa's police chief says he hopes the US is knocked out of the World Cup in the first round to avoid a visit by President Barack Obama.
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SA queues to see World Cup trophy

Friday, May 7th 2010, 12:23

South Africans queue in their thousands to see the World Cup trophy as it starts a month-long tour of the country.
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Live - South Africa v New Zealand

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 13:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

South Africa beat New Zealand by 13 runs in Barbados at the ICC World Twenty20.
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South Africa crush Afghans to qualify

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 23:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Barbados Barbados

South Africa secure their place in the Super Eights with an emphatic 59-run victory over Afghanistan in their final World Twenty20 group match in Barbados.
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South Africa bus in deadly crash

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 8:58

Twenty four people die and at least 15 are seriously injured after a bus overturns near Cape Town in South Africa.
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SA musicians to launch World Cup

Tuesday, May 4th 2010, 16:06

Hugh Masekela and other South African artists will play at the World Cup opening concert, after protests they had been left out.
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Gunman kills SA strip clubs owner

Tuesday, May 4th 2010, 9:39

"Lolly" Jackson, the owner of South Africa's Teazers strip clubs, is found shot dead, police say.
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ANC's youth leader faces hearing

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 8:47

The leader of the youth wing of South Africa's ruling ANC is expected to face a disciplinary hearing into his public behaviour.
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Raina century sends India through

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 16:56
related countries: India India

India book their place in the Super Eights after Suresh Raina smashes 101 from 60 balls to help them to a 14-run victory over South Africa.
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ICC World Twenty20 day three as it happened

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 13:10
related countries: Australia Australia, India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Australia beat Pakistan by 34 runs to win their ICC World Twenty20 group match, after India beat South Africa by 14 runs earlier in St Lucia.
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England have best World Cup base - Hoddle

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 5:30

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle says Fabio Capello's World Cup base in South Africa is "the best facility any of the nations have got".
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Beckham targeting November return

Monday, April 26th 2010, 22:19

David Beckham says he is hopeful of returning in November from the Achilles injury that ended his dream of playing in the World Cup in South Africa.
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Zuma reveals he is HIV-negative

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 14:21

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says he is HIV-negative, as he launches an Aids testing programme.
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Luxury South Africa train crashes

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 15:20
related places: Pretoria

A South African luxury tourist Rovos Rail train carrying 55 people derails in Pretoria, killing at least two people.
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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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