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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Anni Dewani's killer Xolile Mngeni dies in South African prison

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cape Town Honeymoon killer dies in South African prison A man convicted of killing businessman Shrien Dewani's bride has died in a South African prison, just days after Dewani himself went on trial for her murder. Xolile Mngeni, who was serving a life sentence for shooting Anni Dewani while she was on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010, had been ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African kidnappers 'planned to ransom' British businessman's bride, hears court

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:34am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Kidnappers 'planned to ransom' Dewani bride Hitmen allegedly hired by British businessman Shrien Dewani to murder his bride had planned to kidnap and ransom her, defence lawyers suggested in the Cape Town High Court yesterda ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Briton paid HK$10,000 to have wife killed on South African honeymoon, hears court

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:32am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Capetown Briton wanted murder to look like hijacking, hears South African court HK$10,000 fee to have wife killed British businessman Shrien Dewani agreed to pay 15,000 rand (HK$10,000) to have his wife killed on their honeymoon in South Africa, a witness told a court yesterday, saying he had been asked to make the murder look like a hijacking. Mziwamadoda Qwabe, a South ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African rhino poacher jailed for 77 years

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:22am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Rhino poacher jailed for 77 years A South African court has jailed a rhino poacher for 77 years, one of the heaviest sentences handed out for the crime as poaching continues to escalate. South African national Mandla Chauke was arrested in the sprawling Kruger National Park in 2011 after he killed three rhino calves. The park has seen the highest ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African Nobel Peace Prize summit scrapped over Dalai Lama visa snub

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Mayor blames 'intransigence' as laureates accuse South Africa of selling its sovereignty to China Nobel summit scrapped over Dalai Lama visa ban Cape Town's mayor yesterday "suspended" a planned summit of Nobel peace laureates, blaming the South African government's "intransigence" in refusing to grant ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius jailed five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:27pm by Reuters

    ... Oscar Pistorius started a five-year jail term yesterday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, following a trial that has gripped South Africans and millions around the world. As Judge ... resolutely in the dock. His only reaction was to wipe his eyes before two police officers led him to the holding cells beneath the High Court in the heart of the South African capital. Ninety minutes ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend’s death after divisive trial

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:57pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pretoria Athlete could face up to 15 years in jail, or walk free Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for a sentencing ... that captivated South Africa and millions more around the world who admired Pistorius as a symbol of triumph over physical adversity, opinion is starkly divided on the eventual outcome. A non-custodial ...

  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius not a ‘cold-blooded killer’, argues defence in closing statements

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... in the eyes of South Africa,” said Roux in his final argument on the sentence Pistorius should serve for shooting Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year. Roux says Pistorius had also lost ... that is an important pillar of South Africa’s post-apartheid legal system – Roux said the only suitable penalty for Pistorius would be a community-based sentence. Victim of ‘trauma’ “The punishment ...

  9. Property - International - SOUTH AFRICA

    Building fuels office glut in South Africa's financial hub

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Bloomberg

    ... is also set to displace Johannesburg's city centre to become South Africa's largest commercial hub. The stock market and other companies moved their operations to the suburb starting ... including the new headquarters of Discovery, South Africa's largest medical insurance provider, over the next three years. A 25 per cent unemployment rate, electricity shortages and strikes ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius hopes to avoid prison as sentencing hearing begins

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:30am by AFP

    ... to keep him out of jail, his therapist Lore Hartzenberg told a South African court that Pistorius was virtually inconsolable during initial counselling sessions after he killed Reeva Steenkamp ... the country and fuelled criticism of South Africa's legal system. "Some of the sessions were just him weeping and crying and me holding him," said Hartzenberg, the first witness called ...




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