Paralympian icon faces charge of premeditated murder
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Saturday 06 October 2012
Tensions mounted in South Africa's resources industry yesterday as Anglo American fired 12,000 platinum miners, Shell declared force majeure on fuel deliveries and unrest in the mining industry spread to take another life.
Saturday 18 August 2012
Lonmin last night appealed to its striking staff to come back to work in the aftermath of the escalation of the violence at its Marikana mine in South Africa that pushed the death toll to 44 in the past week.
Friday 15 June 2012
It is almost 30 years since England threw an uncapped midfielder into the fires of a Test in South Africa without the rugby equivalent of an asbestos suit and found themselves being burned alive collectively as a consequence. That centre was John Palmer, a wonderfully creative playmaker from Bath who might have caused the Springboks some problems had he not found himself playing out of position against Danie Gerber, one of the great centres of the post-war era. Gerber scored one try in the opening match and three more in the second.
Thursday 14 June 2012
SA Barbarians South 26 England XV 54
Monday 11 June 2012
England hooker Dylan Hartley claims South Africa's forwards now know they are in for a ferocious battle in next weekend's second Test in Johannesburg.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
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Monday 28 May 2012
England 57 Barbarians 26
Saturday 19 May 2012
The ruling ANC has demanded that a painting be removed from an exhibition because it seems to depict President Jacob Zuma with his genitals hanging out.
Friday 11 May 2012
In a tribute to the 27 years former South African President Nelson Mandela spent in prison for his fight against apartheid, the comedian and actor Eddie Izzard is to run 27 marathons in 27 consecutive days.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
A zoo keeper was killed when a lioness pounced on him after security gates at Johannesburg Zoo's conservation farm were apparently left open.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
South Africa's government human rights agency is investigating whether the Zulu king made comments that could increase anti-homosexual sentiment in a country where gays face discrimination despite liberal laws being in place to protect them.
Monday 13 June 2011
Albertina Sisulu was revered by South Africans as the true mother of the nation.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Toxic liquids building up in defunct gold mines beneath Johannesburg could reach environmentally dangerous levels by June 2012, officials and scientists said yesterday.
Sunday 13 February 2011
Thursday 02 September 2010
The Australia coach, Robbie Deans, has beefed up his pack in an effort to match the physicality of South Africa's set-piece in Saturday's Tri-Nations test in Bloemfontein following the 44-31 defeat in Pretoria last weekend.
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