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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.

World news related to South Africa – overview

South Africa: news

HIV in South Africa 'levels off'

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 15:35

South Africa's HIV epidemic is levelling off and the rate of infection in children and teenagers is falling, a study says.
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Live text - England v Pakistan

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 12:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pakistan chase a target of 186 against England at the World Twenty20 after South Africa defeat Scotland.
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Death trap

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 5:29

Why did 76 people die in a South African gold mine?
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Zuma promises half a million jobs

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 18:06

New South African President Jacob Zuma promises to create half a million jobs this year.
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Zuma to give South Africa address

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 1:39

South Africa's president is expected to focus on the economy and employment in his first state of the nation address.
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In pictures

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 13:45

How false limb clinics bring relief in South Africa
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SA 'denies care to Zimbabweans'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 11:34

Zimbabwean refugees in South Africa are being denied medical care, says medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
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More bodies in South Africa mine

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 10:29

Another 25 bodies are found in a South African mine, where 36 illegal miners were killed at the weekend.
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South African miners die in blaze

Monday, June 1st 2009, 17:12

Thirty-six illegal miners are killed in an underground fire at a disused mine in South Africa's Free State.
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S Africans battle to save beached whales

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 18:34

Rescuers in South Africa manage to return to the water 20 pilot whales which beached near Cape Town but others are put down.
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Live text - Royal XV v Lions

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 12:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rustenburg

The British and Irish Lions begin their tour of South Africa with a match against the Royal XV in Rustenburg.
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SA doctors march for better pay

Friday, May 29th 2009, 17:17
related places: Pretoria

Hundreds of South African doctors march through cities to demand a 50% pay rise and more investment in hospitals.
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Circumcised die in South Africa

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 9:05

Eight South African boys die and three are in hospital after botched circumcisions at an initiation school, officials say.
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Rally against Zille in Cape Town

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 15:49
related places: Cape Town

South African President Jacob Zuma's supporters have staged a protest over criticisms of him by opposition leader Helen Zille.
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South Africa slips into recession

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 13:13

South Africa's economy slumps into recession after shrinking by 6.4% in the last quarter.
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Bowled over

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 15:09
related countries: India India

Indian cricket league flourishes in South Africa
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South Africa gets anti-crime boss

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 17:36

South Africa appoints a little-known police officer to head the serious crimes agency that replaced the Scorpions unit.
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Quinlan's Lions tour hopes ended

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 17:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Munster

Munster flanker Alan Quinlan will miss the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa after his appeal against a 12-week ban is dismissed.
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Zuma minister pressed on Mercedes

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 8:54

New South African Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele faces strong pressure to return a Mercedes Benz donated by contractors.
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Vodacom is listed despite protest

Monday, May 18th 2009, 13:01
related places: Johannesburg

South African mobile phone firm Vodacom makes its debut on the Johannesburg stock market after winning a legal battle.
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South Africa in Dalai Lama U-turn

Friday, May 15th 2009, 8:06
related places: March

South Africa's government changes its decision in March to deny the Dalai Lama a visa to attend a peace conference.
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South Africa shanty town bill row

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 8:05
related places: Durban

The South African government is being taken to court over plans to abolish shanty towns in the city of Durban.
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Zuma's cartoon shower 'removed'

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 10:15

A South African cartoonist detaches the infamous shower he depicts on Jacob Zuma's head to give the president "a chance".
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Zille in 'racist' Zuma HIV attack

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 12:51
related places: Zuma

South Africa opposition leader Helen Zille is labelled a racist by an ANC leader for her lacerating attack on President Jacob Zuma.
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South Africa appeal on xenophobia

Monday, May 11th 2009, 13:40

South Africa's government denies claims little has been done to tackle xenophobia a year after deadly attacks on migrants.
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South Africa cabinet swear-in due

Monday, May 11th 2009, 9:56

The new South African cabinet appointed by President Jacob Zuma is due to be sworn into office later.
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New finance minister for S Africa

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 15:07

New South African President Jacob Zuma names Pravin Gordhan his new finance minister, removing veteran Trevor Manuel.
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Zuma warning of economic 'pinch'

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 19:35

South Africa is facing hard times economically, its newly inaugurated President, Jacob Zuma, warns.
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Party time

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 15:16
related places: Zuma

Zuma supporters hail the new South African president
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Zuma sworn in as S Africa leader

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 12:39
related places: Pretoria

Jacob Zuma is sworn in as South Africa's new president, vowing to follow Mandela's legacy of reconciliation.
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Polygamous poser

Friday, May 8th 2009, 0:09

Who will Jacob Zuma make South Africa's first lady?
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Zuma elected South African leader

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 15:56
related places: Zuma

ANC leader Jacob Zuma is officially elected as president of South Africa by members of the National Assembly.
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Bang Bang Club

Monday, May 4th 2009, 10:13

South African film recalls apartheid's "death spasms"
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S Africa swine flu tests negative

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 16:31

Two suspected swine flu cases in South Africa, which would have been the continent's first, are given the all-clear.
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ANC supporter killed in ambush

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 10:21

A supporter of South Africa's ruling ANC is shot dead while celebrating the party's recent election success.
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Africans to boost World Cup power

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 8:22

South Africa's neighbours pledge to supply electricity to help prevent power cuts during the 2010 football World Cup.
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World urged to mark 'Mandela Day'

Monday, April 27th 2009, 16:03

Two charities associated with former South Africa President Nelson Mandela want his birthday recognised as a global day of action.
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Zuma vows to unite South Africa

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 19:05

Jacob Zuma, due to become South African president after the ANC's election victory, says he will work to unite the country.
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ANC is denied two-thirds majority

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 14:58

The ruling African National Congress wins South Africa's elections though it falls short of its previous two-thirds majority.
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Flintoff to undergo knee surgery

Friday, April 24th 2009, 14:06
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff returns to England from playing in the Indian Premier League in South Africa to undergo surgery on his right knee.
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Flintoff to undergo knee surgery

Friday, April 24th 2009, 13:14
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff returns to England from playing in the Indian Premier League in South Africa to undergo surgery on his right knee.
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ANC heads for two-thirds of vote

Friday, April 24th 2009, 9:04

The African National Congress is heading for a decisive victory in South Africa's election, taking more than a two-thirds majority of the vote.
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Zuma cheered as ANC heads for win

Friday, April 24th 2009, 5:39

ANC leader Jacob Zuma appears before a cheering crowd, as his party heads for a clear victory in South Africa's election.
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ANC leads in South African poll

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 16:16

Early poll results give South Africa's ANC a big lead, paving the way for controversial leader Jacob Zuma to become president.
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Did you vote in South Africa's election?

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 8:08

More than 23 million South Africans have voted in the country's general election. What could the result mean for the country?
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What do you think of SA election results?

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 8:08

The ruling ANC has won South Africa's general election but failed to obtain a two-thirds majority. What are your hopes for the country?
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Huge turnout in South Africa poll

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 19:14

High turnout in South Africa's election leads to long queues at polling stations, as voting is extended in some areas.
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Long queues as South Africa votes

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 12:44

South Africans are voting in a poll seen as the most important test of the ANC's hold on power since the end of apartheid.
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Election day drama as it happened

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 4:58

Comprehensive coverage of South Africa's most competitive election since the end of apartheid in 1994.
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Are you voting today in South Africa?

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 3:57

More than 23 million South Africans are voting in their general election. Will it make a difference?
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Afghan cricketers back as heroes

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 15:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

The Afghan national cricket team makes a triumphant return to Kabul after its heroics in South Africa.
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O'Connell handed Lions captaincy

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 12:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ireland lock Paul O'Connell is confirmed as British and Irish Lions captain for the three-Test summer tour to South Africa.
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Zuma calls for 'massive' turnout

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 12:21

ANC leader Jacob Zuma appeals for a "massive" turnout in South African elections on Wednesday.
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Votes for houses

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 10:28

Has the ANC done enough for South Africa's townships?
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