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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

Zuma sues South Africa cartoonist

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 11:59

South Africa's ruling party leader Jacob Zuma takes legal action over a cartoon showing him raping the "justice system".
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Zimbabwe agreement 'this week'

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 12:26
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South Africa's leader says he hopes Zimbabwe will get a unity government this week, as he launches a cholera appeal.
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High spirits

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 20:04

South Africa's newest party gets an exuberant start
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Party launched for 'all S Africa'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 15:50

The leader of a new South African party says at the movement's launch that it will offer a home to all racial groups.
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New party to challenge ANC rule

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 8:14

A new political party is being launched in South Africa, made up largely of defectors from the governing ANC.
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Russian engineering student is crowned Miss World

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 1:20
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian contestant Ksenya Sukhinova wins the Miss World 2008 competition at a ceremony in South Africa.
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ANC rebels win name change ruling

Friday, December 12th 2008, 11:41

A breakaway group of South Africa's governing party wins the right to use the name Congress of the People.
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Mugabe is a 'modern-day Hitler'

Friday, December 12th 2008, 11:24

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is a "21st Century Hitler", a senior South African Anglican bishop says.
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High scorers

Friday, December 12th 2008, 10:27

South Africa football revels in new riches ahead of 2010
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ANC breakaway scores poll upset

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 15:53

Dissidents from South Africa's governing ANC win a third of seats in local by-elections.
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Cholera is 'S African disaster'

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 9:21
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

South African officials declare part of their border with Zimbabwe a disaster area amid a deadly cholera epidemic.
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ANC breakaway facing first test

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 10:33

A breakaway faction of South Africa's ruling ANC faces its first electoral test in a municipal by-election.
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Deadly blazes rage in Cape Town

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 10:55
related places: Cape Town

Fires in the South African city of Cape Town kill three people and destroy hundreds of homes amid a sweltering heatwave.
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Life and death for holy S Africa crocs

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 19:23
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Something is killing crocodiles in South Africa's Kruger Park and local people are anxious, Hamilton Wende reports.
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SA laureates ask for arms inquiry

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 12:59

Two South African Nobel peace laureates call for an independent inquiry into a 1999 arms deal.
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S Africa unveils new Aids fight

Monday, December 1st 2008, 16:12

South Africa's new heath minister pledges to increase the availability of treatment for HIV and Aids.
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UK funds for S Africa Aids fight

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 5:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to give South Africa's new Health Minister Barbara Hogan £15m to help combat Aids in the country.
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Dropping of Zuma charges challenged

Friday, November 28th 2008, 17:24
related places: Zuma

South African state lawyers appeal against the dismissal of graft charges against ANC leader Jacob Zuma.
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SA 'heroes' save Mumbai hostages

Friday, November 28th 2008, 14:13

South African bodyguards tell how they rescued 120 hostages from a Mumbai hotel seized by gunmen.
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SA 'heroes' save Mumbai hostages

Friday, November 28th 2008, 10:39

South African guards tell how they saved 120 hostages from a Mumbai hotel seized by gunmen.
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South Africa 'at risk of cholera'

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 16:38

A South African scientist warns that gross underinvestment in water management has left it at risk of a cholera outbreak.
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South African spy service 'uses healers to cleanse office'

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 14:54

South Africa's main opposition accuses the intelligence service of hiring traditional healers to cleanse an office.
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SA stars join fight against crime

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 11:59

Some of South Africa's best known singers produce a CD asking people to report criminals, in order to tackle violent crime.
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Behind the mask

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 3:22

Listen as South African prisoners explain tattoos
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Woodward castigates English game

Monday, November 24th 2008, 17:21

Sir Clive Woodward calls for a root-and-branch review of English rugby union's structure after Saturday's "humiliating" defeat by South Africa.
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'Act now' on Zimbabwe, Zuma urges

Monday, November 24th 2008, 13:39
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The leader of South Africa's governing ANC, Jacob Zuma, says a solution to Zimbabwe's crisis is urgently needed.
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2010 World Cup's transport legacy

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 19:00

South Africa will invest $15.96 billion in transport for the 2010 football World Cup, Transport Minister Jeff Radebe says.
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Live text - Autumn Tests

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 13:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Canada Canada, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales host New Zealand after England suffer a record defeat by South Africa, Ireland beat Argentina and Scotland defeat Canada.
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SA racist killer gets life term

Friday, November 21st 2008, 15:44

A judge sentences an 19-year-old white South African to four life terms for shooting dead four black people.
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Final whistle

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 9:43

South Africa poised to drop famous rugby symbol
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Hundreds bid farewell to Makeba

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 14:25

Large crowds take part in a memorial service in Johannesburg for South African singer Miriam Makeba, who died last weekend.
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Live text - autumn Tests

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 13:14
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand

Ireland play New Zealand in the late game after England lose to Australia and Scotland fall short against South Africa.
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S Africa's ANC loses top official

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 15:46

A former ANC spokesman resigns ahead of the launch of a breakaway party in South Africa.
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Warning over SA migrant killings

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 18:18

Attacks against foreigners in South Africa are continuing, leading to at least 10 recent deaths, activists say.
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Makeba's body to be returned home

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 9:56

The body of South African singing legend Miriam Makeba is to be flown home for the funeral.
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Mandela mourns icon Miriam Makeba

Monday, November 10th 2008, 15:33

Former South African President Nelson Mandela pays tribute to singing legend Miriam Makeba, who has died aged 76.
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S African icon Miriam Makeba dies

Monday, November 10th 2008, 7:06
related countries: Italy Italy

South African singing legend Miriam Makeba dies aged 76, after being taken ill following a concert in southern Italy.
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Live text - autumn internationals

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 18:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland take on New Zealand and Ireland face Canada, after England beat the Pacific Islanders and Wales lose to South Africa.
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Mbeki blamed for 330,000 deaths

Friday, November 7th 2008, 17:17

South Africa's ex-President Mbeki should account for blocking Aids drugs, a move said to have cost 330,000 lives, an activist says.
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S Africa holds huge ivory auction

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 17:17

South Africa holds the world's biggest legal sale of ivory for almost 20 years, including more than 51 tonnes of elephant tusks.
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South Africa drop troubled Gibbs

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 10:07
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Batsman Herschelle Gibbs is dropped from South Africa's side after breaking team curfew before their Twenty20 match against Bangladesh.
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Name muddle of SA breakaway party

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 19:51

The registration of South Africa's newest party is delayed after problems with both the names it has so far proposed.
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New party forms to challenge ANC

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 6:58

A breakaway faction of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is due to register as a party.
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ANC dissidents attend convention

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 21:48

Dissident members of South Africa's governing ANC meet to plan a new political party.
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SA's ex-leader rejects ANC role

Friday, October 31st 2008, 16:19

South Africa's ex-leader Thabo Mbeki says he will not campaign for the ANC as the ruling party has claimed.
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S African lottery thief convicted

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 11:49

A South African man is found guilty of stealing a winning lottery ticket from a farm worker.
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Anti-apartheid writer dies in SA

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 14:58

South African writer Es'kia Mphahlele - the University of Witwatersrand's first black professor - dies at the age of 88.
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Texts tackle HIV in South Africa

Friday, October 24th 2008, 10:23

Free text messages to mobile phones will soon be helping encourage South Africans to get tested for HIV.
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SA abolishes crime-fighting unit

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 19:18

South Africa's parliament votes to abolish the FBI-style Scorpions unit, which has led high-profile corruption probes.
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South Africa poverty 'emergency'

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 0:59
related places: Cape Town

South Africa faces a state of emergency over rising poverty, a former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town says.
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Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 11:22
related places: Zuma

South African prosecutors win the right to appeal against a ruling quashing graft charges against ANC leader Jacob Zuma.
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