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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Search for survivors suspended at collapsed South Africa mall

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 04:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tongaat, South Africa One dead, 29 hurt after vast shopping mall collapses South African emergency workers said hope was fading on Wednesday of finding survivors ... Cheap labour means it is not unusual to see hundreds of workers toiling away at construction sites in South Africa and the incident occurred at 4.30pm, just as many labourers were knocking off. ...

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    Babies' deaths underscore South African water supply problems

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AFP

    ... tap water contaminated by sewage have become a tragic symbol of South Africa's struggle to cope with a flood of people into cities designed under apartheid to cater to a tiny white ... by the City Press newspaper this month revealed 15 babies had died in a small town in North West province after consuming dirty water. E coli was again identified as the source of contamination. While ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Shrien Dewani fit to stand trial for wife Anni’s honeymoon murder

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:34pm by Bloomberg

    ... will take its course." Dewani, who underwent treatment in Britain for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression after his wife's death, returned to South Africa in April after losing ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Jacob Zuma appoints South Africa’s first black finance minister

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg First black finance chief for South Africa is part of drive for social transformation Zuma opts for change as cabinet is unveiled South African ... of Nene, 55, represents a statement of intent from Zuma, who has vowed to bring radical social and economic transformation in his second five-year term. Within South Africa's ruling ANC ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa drop charges against protesting miners

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Plc's platinum mine in Marikana, in North West province, on August 16 as they tried to disperse them following a six-day stand-off. Prosecutors charged the strikers last week with murder under ... of firearms and ammunition, the NPA has said. The NPA's head of North West province, Johan Smit, had personally approved the charges. Towards the end of white minority rule in 1994 and under ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Giraffe travelling down road on truck hits head on bridge and dies

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:44pm by NYT

    ... "Getting stranded next to the highway wasn't their biggest problem of the day," said Botha. South Africa's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said the animal died ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius must face consequences of his deed, prosecutor says as judge weighs verdict

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 07:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pretoria Pistorius murder case awaits the judge's verdict The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius wrapped up yesterday with the prosecution making a final call for the South African Paralympian to "face the consequences" of shooting ...

  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius told ‘snowball of lies’, prosecutor claims in closing arguments

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pretoria Pistorius' defence is 'devoid of truth' South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial yesterday to reject the Olympic and Paralympic track star's defence as "de ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa’s ruling ANC takes clear lead in first ‘Born Free’ election

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:15pm by Reuters in Pretoria

    ... Reuters in Pretoria African National Congress looks set to win South Africa election after securing 59.7 per cent of the vote after one third of ballots counted, election officials say The ruling African National Congress (ANC) took a clear lead on Thursday in South Africa’s first ‘Born Free’ election, involving voters with no memory of the white-minority rule that ended in 1994. ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African rhino poacher jailed for 77 years

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

    ... properties to cure cancers and hangovers, despite being composed of the same material as fingernails. A total of 558 rhino have been killed across South Africa since the beginning of the year, ...




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