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South Africa’s Mandela unstable at times

The South African government says former leader Nelson Mandela remains in critical but stable condition in hospital, though “medical interventions” are required because his health sometimes becomes unstable.

Saturday, 24 August, 2013, 8:23pm

Mandela ‘steadily improving’ on 95th birthday

South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday on Thursday, a milestone capped by news that the former president’s health was improving after fears that he was close to death during ongoing hospital treatment.

19 Jul 2013 - 2:48am

Price-cost pinch dulls last lustre of South Africa’s gold

A hand drill lying in the hillside tunnel of a 19th-century South African gold mine testifies to the back-breaking labour by black miners that built what was once the world’s biggest bullion industry.

But even with basic tools and cheap labour, costs overran returns at the Kromdraai gold mine north of Johannesburg, which listed in London in 1893 and closed in 1914.

8 Jul 2013 - 2:12pm

Mandela getting better but remains 'serious'

Nelson Mandela continues to recover in hospital from a lung infection but remains in a serious condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday.

Mandela has been in a Pretoria hospital for a week, the fourth time the 94-year-old former president and anti-Apartheid leader has been admitted to hospital since December.

16 Jun 2013 - 8:02pm

Let Mandela go, friend tells nation

A close friend of Nelson Mandela has urged South Africans to let go of their beloved hero after the ailing 94-year-old was admitted to hospital with a recurrent pneumonia infection.

10 Jun 2013 - 3:25am

Nelson Mandela in 'serious' condition, say hospital doctors

Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was in a "serious but stable" condition yesterday after being taken to hospital with the recurrence of a lung infection.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:55am

South Africa's cricketers seek redemption after India loss

South Africa face a tough task to put their Champions Trophy campaign back on track after being laid low by injuries and a demoralising defeat to India.

The Proteas hopes of winning the tournament slipped when they crashed by 26 runs against Mahendra Singh Dhoni's world champions in a high-scoring opener in Cardiff.

8 Jun 2013 - 6:17am

Cricket's Champions Trophy a tough one to pick

While the first two Champions Trophies were intended to raise the profile of cricket in host nations Bangladesh and Kenya, the seventh and last edition starting in England today will be a shootout between the eight heavyweight nations.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Outrage over interviewer's 'fawning' over Mugabe

"Warm, charismatic and very humorous."

Could South African television personality Dali Tambo really have been talking about Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe?

6 Jun 2013 - 1:49am

Oscar Pistorius fined over unpaid taxes 'after failing to declare house'

The 26-year-old declared in a court affidavit during his application to be freed on bail in February that he earned around US$630,000 a year, and owned three houses and a vacant plot in South Africa with a combined value of nearly US$1 million. The City Press said he owns another house in Johannesburg that it claims he bought for 9.8 million rand this year. This house was not declared as part of his assets in his affidavit.

27 May 2013 - 5:59am

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