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He allowed himself a brief teary moment as he reached his 45th Test ton

ANC youth leader's hearing to proceed

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South African police fire tear gas in clashes with Malema followers

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The All Blacks atoned for their surprise loss to the Wallabies last year in Hong Kong with a clinical 30-14 victory over Australia to retain the Bledisloe Cup in their Tri-Nations clash at Eden Park today.

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South Africa swaps bling for charity on Mandela day

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Tory MEPs to vote against David Cameron's climate plan

Britain's Conservative MEPs are poised to deliver an embarrassing rejection of the Government's global warming stance today in a European Parliament vote on toughening climate targets.

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Returning to South Africa, I am always confronted by the extent to which this is a country of such stark contradictions.

Bell's impeccable century sets up England for chase to victory

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With the release of his only full-length album, Introducing Shiyani Ngcobo, on the UK’s World Music Network label in 2004, many doors were finally opened for a musician who had been playing since his teens. Although his understated “back-to-roots” take on the Zulu traditional maskanda style was largely ignored in South Africa, the recording led to two UK tours and helped put his music on the world stage.

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