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S Africa orphanage fire kills 15

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 15:22

Fire destroys an orphanage in South African town of Newcastle killing 15 people including 12 children, officials say.
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South Africa complete India rout

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 11:04
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Dale Steyn secures match figures of 10-108 as South Africa beat India by an innings and six runs in the first Test in Nagpur.
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Amla puts South Africa in charge

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 12:15
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Hashim Amla hits a career-best 253 not out as South Africa declare on 558-6, with India 25-0 in reply after two days of the first Test in Nagpur.
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Zuma apologises over love-child

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 17:50

South African President Jacob Zuma apologises for fathering an illegitimate child, after a national outcry.
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Mandela & Tambo

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 12:02
related places: Johannesburg

The struggle to put Mandela's old law office to good use
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Kallis & Amla put S Africa on top

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 11:04
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Jacques Kallis hits his 34th Test hundred as South Africa rally strongly after a poor start to the first Test against India in Nagpur.
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Zuma son 'happy to share father'

Friday, February 5th 2010, 10:59

The son of South African President Jacob Zuma says he is happy to share his proudly polygamous father.
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Toyota to recall vehicles in SA

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 17:36
related countries: United States United States

Toyota is recalling vehicles made in South Africa, like those in the US and Europe - although the firm says they are not faulty.
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India v South Africa live score

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 14:05
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

India take on South Africa in the first Test at Nagpur.
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ANC backs Zuma over 'love-child'

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 9:33
related places: Zuma

South Africa's African National Congress defends President Jacob Zuma over claims he fathered a child outside marriage.
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Polygamous SA President Jacob Zuma urged to seek sex therapy

Monday, February 1st 2010, 15:33

A South African MP says polygamous President Zuma should seek sex therapy after fathering a child out of wedlock.
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Zuma 'love-child' triggers SA row

Monday, February 1st 2010, 8:54

South African President Zuma, who has three wives, is criticised after a report he has fathered a child with another woman.
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Gandhi ashes scattered into sea

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 10:46

Some of Mahatma Gandhi's ashes, kept for decades by a family friend, are scattered into the Indian Ocean off South Africa.
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S Africa minister's wife arrested

Friday, January 29th 2010, 18:05

The wife of South Africa's intelligence minister is arrested and charged with arranging drug smuggling.
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SA probes World Cup price-fixing

Friday, January 29th 2010, 12:31

Six South African airlines are being investigated for allegedly colluding to hike fares for local flights during the World Cup.
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South African legend Kruger dies

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 11:48

Former South Africa flanker Ruben Kruger dies from brain cancer at the age of 39.
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Foreign fans 'snub SA World Cup'

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 18:53

Only half of the expected number of foreign fans will travel to the football World Cup in South Africa, Fifa says.
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Arthur resigns as South Africa coach

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 7:53
related countries: India India

Coach Mickey Arthur quits four days before South Africa depart for a tour of India.
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SA row over World Cup 'criminals'

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 12:56

South Africa's ruling party backs a court move to force reporters to reveal their sources about criminals targeting the World Cup.
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SA condemns World Cup stab-vests

Monday, January 18th 2010, 13:29

South Africa's authorities condemn a company for selling stab-vests in national colours to football fans for the World Cup.
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England collapse to heavy defeat

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 10:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

England crash to defeat by an innings and 74 runs as South Africa's win in the final Test in Johannesburg allows them to draw the series.
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Live - South Africa v England

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 7:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

England are facing a heavy defeat on day four of the fourth Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.
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England facing heavy Test defeat

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 16:05

England look set for a heavy defeat in the final Test as they end day three on 48-3, still trailing South Africa by 195 runs.
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Live - South Africa v England

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 13:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

England are 48-3 in their second innings at stumps on day three of the fourth Test in Johannesburg, still 195 behind South Africa.
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England to lodge umpire complaint

Friday, January 15th 2010, 16:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England will make an official complaint following a controversial decision on day two of the final Test against South Africa.
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Reprieved Smith makes England pay

Friday, January 15th 2010, 16:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Graeme Smith hits a controversial century as South Africa compile 208-2 - a lead of 28 over England - on a weather-hit second day at the final Test.
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SA beaches open after shark kill

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 17:04
related places: Cape Town

Cape Town reopens its beaches after a Zimbabwean man was killed by a great white shark off the South African coast.
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England in tatters after collapse

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

England's hopes of winning the series in South Africa suffer a massive blow after they are bowled out for 180 on the opening day of the fourth Test in Johannesburg.
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Live - South Africa v England

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 8:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Johannesburg

Bad light stops play with South Africa 29-0 after dismissing England for a paltry 180 on day one of the final Test in Johannesburg.
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World Cup boss hits back at Brown

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 12:22

World Cup boss Danny Jordaan says Hull boss Phil Brown is "ill-informed" to doubt South Africa's ability to stage the event.
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World Cup risk?

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 9:48
related countries: Angola Angola

Angola attack turns spotlight on South Africa tournament
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Firms contest apartheid lawsuit

Monday, January 11th 2010, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

A US court hears a challenge by multi-national firms to a case against them over their role in apartheid-era South Africa.
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'Slow' recovery for South Africa

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 16:10

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma warns his country's recovery from the global economic crisis will be slow.
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Ball row overshadows England draw

Friday, January 8th 2010, 10:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andrew Strauss describes South Africa's actions in the ball-tampering row as "malicious" after England battle to a draw in the third Test.
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England escape in thrilling draw

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's last-wicket pair dramatically save the third Test against South Africa as they survive the last 17 balls.
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Live - South Africa v England

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 8:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England are down to their final wicket in their battle to save the third Test against South Africa.
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England 'ready to fight for draw'

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 6:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Alastair Cook says England need to display the same the fighting spirit showed in their Ashes opener to save the third Test against South Africa.
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De Villiers wades into ball row

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 20:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cape Town, Villiers

South Africa's AB de Villiers says an official complaint should have been made about alleged ball-tampering by England in the third Test in Cape Town.
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Row over SA king's secession bid

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 17:27

A tribal king plunges South Africa into a constitutional row after he threatens to secede - and take 60% of the country with him.
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England face Test survival battle

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 16:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England face a huge fight to save the third Test after ending the fourth day 132-3 needing 466 to beat South Africa.
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Live - South Africa v England

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 8:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cape Town

England lose both openers in quick succession chasing an improbable 466 to beat South Africa in the third Test on day four.
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Inspired Smith makes England toil

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 16:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Captain Graeme Smith hits an unbeaten 162 as South Africa close day three of the third Test against England 330 runs ahead at 312-2.
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Live - South Africa v England

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 8:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Skipper Graeme Smith hits his 19th Test century as South Africa build a huge lead against England on day three of the third Test in Cape Town.
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Test honours even so far - Cook

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 7:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alastair Cook predicts an exciting second half to the third Test, with England set to start day three 50 behind South Africa on 241-7.
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South Africa make England fight

Monday, January 4th 2010, 16:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cape Town

England's batsmen are guilty of playing some poor shots to end day two of the third Test on 241-7 in reply to South Africa's 291.
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Live - South Africa v England

Monday, January 4th 2010, 12:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cape Town

Matt Prior hits an unbeaten fifty as England reach 241-7 at stumps in reply to South Africa's 291 on day two of the third Test in Cape Town.
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South African president to marry third wife

Monday, January 4th 2010, 10:24

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is set to get married to his third wife, two years after his second, officials say.
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Live - South Africa v England

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 7:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cape Town

South Africa's Jacques Kallis hits his 33rd Test century to frustrate England's bowlers in the final session of day one of the third Test in Cape Town.
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Soccer stars to help SA police get fit for World Cup

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 11:47

Sports stars such as ex-footballer Lucas Radebe are to help South Africa's police officers get fit, the police chief says.
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Swann's haul crowns 'dream' year

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 11:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Graeme Swann admits 2009 has been a 'dream' for him after sealing an innings win for England against South Africa.
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England wrap up emphatic Test win

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 9:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Graeme Swann takes five wickets as England beat South Africa by an innings and 98 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the Test series.
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England close in on Test victory

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 15:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England will need just four wickets on the final day of the second Test to beat South Africa following brilliant spells from Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad.
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Live - South Africa v England

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 7:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann both take three wickets before bad light stops play with England on top in a dramatic second Test against South Africa.
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Cook ton guides England into lead

Monday, December 28th 2009, 15:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alastair Cook's patient century helps England move 43 ahead at 386-5 after three days of the second Test with South Africa.
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Live - South Africa v England

Monday, December 28th 2009, 7:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul Collingwood misses out on a century but England build a lead over South Africa in the final session in Durban.
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England begin solid Durban reply

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 15:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Durban

England reach 103-1 in reply to South Africa's 343 before bad light hits Durban on day two of the second Test.
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Live - England v South Africa

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 11:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Durban

Bad light takes the players off the field with England on 103-1 in reply to South Africa's 343 on day two of the second Test in Durban.
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