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Mandela joins family at funeral

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 13:56
related places: Johannesburg

Nelson Mandela attends the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani, who died in a car crash last week.
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SA coach slams referee

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 11:33
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira criticises the referee after the loss to Uruguay.
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Two Dutch women held over World Cup 'stunt'

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 15:03
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A court bails two Dutch women over an alleged marketing stunt at the World Cup, in a case called "outrageous" by the Netherlands.
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S Africa to deport Argentina fans

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 12:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina

South Africa is to deport 17 Argentina football supporters on suspicion of being troublemakers at matches, police say.
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Police guard SA arenas during strike

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 18:22

South African police take over security at a fourth World Cup stadium after stewards go on strike over pay.
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World Cup stewards in pay strike

Monday, June 14th 2010, 21:45
related countries: Italy Italy, Paraguay Paraguay

South African police take over security at the World Cup match between Italy and Paraguay, after stewards walk out on strike.
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Cup chiefs rule out vuvuzela ban

Monday, June 14th 2010, 12:23

World Cup organisers say they will not ban vuvuzelas from stadiums in South Africa despite numerous complaints.
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SA: Don't drive to 2010 matches

Monday, June 14th 2010, 11:36

South Africa has urged football fans to use public transport to travel to World Cup matches, after gridlock outside stadiums.
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Durban police clash with stewards

Monday, June 14th 2010, 3:37
related places: Durban

South African police in Durban fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of World Cup stewards protesting over alleged pay cuts.
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Golden moment

Saturday, June 12th 2010, 1:33

South African joy at successful World Cup start
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Maradona makes plea for fair play

Friday, June 11th 2010, 13:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Diego Maradona, scorer of the infamous 'Hand of God' goal against England in 1986, makes a plea for fair play at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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SA spectacular launches World Cup

Friday, June 11th 2010, 13:11
related places: Johannesburg

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa starts with the opening ceremony at Johannesburg's 94,000-capacity Soccer City.
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Rwanda arrests its football head

Friday, June 11th 2010, 11:23
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The head of Rwanda's Football Federation is arrested for trying to travel to the World Cup in South Africa.
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Britons killed in S Africa crash

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 15:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British female students are killed, and at least 18 other people injured in a road accident in South Africa, officials say.
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How important is the World Cup for Africa?

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 11:16

The 2010 World Cup has opened in South Africa. Will it be a good showcase for the continent?
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World Cup 2010 - one day to go

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 10:17

The tension is building in South Africa with just one day to go ahead of the start of the 2010 World Cup.
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Reporters in SA gunpoint robbery

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 16:16

Three foreign journalists covering the World Cup in South Africa are robbed at gunpoint, police say, amid concerns over security.
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Ride on time

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 16:49

South Africa gets new high speed train for World Cup
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South Africans give up food, alcohol and sex for World Cup

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 13:56

Some South African football fans are fasting in the hope it will aid their team at this year's World Cup.
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South Africa deports 'hooligans'

Monday, June 7th 2010, 21:18

South Africa deports 10 Argentines who police say were planning World Cup disruption.
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Field of screams?

Monday, June 7th 2010, 15:28

'Graft and threats' at South African World Cup arena
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England face final warm-up match

Monday, June 7th 2010, 8:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England play their final game on Monday before the start of the 2010 World Cup in a warm-up match against local South African side the Platinum Stars.
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World Cup 2010 insured for $9bn

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 23:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa has been insured for more than £6.2bn, according to Lloyd's of London.
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Fans injured in SA stadium crush

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 22:32

Football fans are hurt in a crush outside a South African ground hosting a game between Nigeria and North Korea.
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Fans injured in SA stadium crush

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 15:51

Twelve people are injured and one policeman seriously hurt in a crush outside a South African ground hosting a World Cup warm-up game.
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Ferdinand ruled out of World Cup

Friday, June 4th 2010, 22:24

England captain Rio Ferdinand will miss the World Cup after suffering a knee injury in the team's first training session in South Africa.
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Lion kills SA woman in Zimbabwe

Friday, June 4th 2010, 8:28
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Bulawayo

A lion attacks and kills a South African woman working at a wildlife orphanage in Zimbabwe's southern city of Bulawayo.
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Mandela 'will attend World Cup'

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 15:09

South African ex-President Nelson Mandela will attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup, the country's sports minister says.
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Shaka Zulu statue removed from S African airport after protests

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 17:06
related places: Durban

South African authorities remove a statue of former Zulu King Shaka at Durban's new King Shaka International Airport after protests that the king had not been portrayed properly.
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Zuma in India on first Asia visit

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 15:43
related countries: India India
related places: May

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is in India on his first state visit to Asia since he took office in May last year.
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England set for S Africa flight

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 8:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's World Cup entourage depart for South Africa on Wednesday at 2100 BST after boss Fabio Capello trims his squad down to 23.
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McCarthy dropped by South Africa

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 9:38

South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira drops West Ham striker Benni McCarthy from his final 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup.
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'Some things were better under apartheid'

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 11:12

When apartheid was dismantled in South Africa, many expected the lives of its black population would improve but promises of land distribution and new homes have not been fulfilled, as Hugh Sykes discovered.
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Porn ban mulled by South Africa

Friday, May 28th 2010, 13:19

A South African government official proposes a complete ban on pornography across the internet, mobiles and television.
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US terror warning for World Cup

Friday, May 28th 2010, 10:23
related countries: United States United States

The US issues an alert about a terrorism risk at the World Cup as President Barack Obama sees off the US team to South Africa.
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Divided we stand

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 18:02

Can World Cup end South Africa sports racial divide?
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World Cup opera singer dies at 34

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 16:10

A South African opera star due to sing at the opening of the World Cup has died from meningitis, his record company says.
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Malema defends his radical views

Tuesday, May 25th 2010, 9:37

Controversial South African youth leader Julius Malema defends his behaviour after being disciplined by the ruling ANC.
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Peres denies SA nuclear weapon deal

Monday, May 24th 2010, 12:02
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's President Shimon Peres denies a report that he made a deal with apartheid South Africa to sell nuclear warheads in 1975.
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SA opens World Cup final stadium

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 18:01

More than 74,000 South African football fans attend the first match at Soccer City - venue for the World Cup final.
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Jali sent to US for heart tests

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 12:39
related countries: United States United States

South Africa midfielder Andile Jali travels to see United States experts after tests discovered he has a heart condition.
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SA Muslim bid to ban cartoon fails

Friday, May 21st 2010, 10:46

A bid by a Muslim group in South Africa to stop the publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad fails.
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World Cup sales in Africa 'poor'

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 17:09

A Fifa official expresses disappointment at only selling 40,000 World Cup tickets in Africa outside South Africa.
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Spain omit Senna from Cup squad

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 15:21
related countries: Spain Spain

Euro 2008 winner Marcos Senna is left out of Spain's final 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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Saudi reveals World Cup bomb plot

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 9:35

An alleged al-Qaeda militant reveals he wanted to bomb the South African World Cup, but the plan had not been approved.
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Kaka makes World Cup fitness vow

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 20:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil star Kaka says he will be fully fit for the World Cup finals in South Africa this summer after concerns over his form and fitness.
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'Porous' SA air security exposed

Monday, May 17th 2010, 16:04

South Africa journalists claim to have smuggled knives, syringes and razors onto planes before the World Cup.
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Safety concerns?

Monday, May 17th 2010, 9:25

How dangerous is South Africa for tourists and fans?
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Capello considering new formation

Friday, May 14th 2010, 5:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England manager Fabio Capello is considering playing with three central defenders at the World Cup finals in South Africa, BBC Sport understands.
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Uruguay edge Mexico to top group

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Bloemfontein


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South Africa out of the World Cup

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Uruguay Uruguay

Hosts South Africa and troubled France go out of the World Cup, as Mexico and Uruguay get through to the next round.
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Uruguay hammer hosts South Africa

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:12
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Pretoria

Diego Forlan scores twice as World Cup hosts South Africa slump to a 3-0 defeat against Group A rivals Uruguay in Pretoria.
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Swiss secure shock win over Spain

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:11
related countries: Chile Chile, Honduras Honduras, Switzerland Switzerland, Uruguay Uruguay

Switzerland provide the first surprise result of the 2010 World Cup by beating 2008 European champions Spain 1-0 in Group H.
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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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