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The former South African President Nelson Mandela spent his 93rd birthday with friends and relatives in his rural hometown Monday, as South Africans paid tribute to the anti-apartheid icon through song and community service projects.

Modric hands in transfer request to force move

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Toxins from South African mines threaten city

Toxic liquids building up in defunct gold mines beneath Johannesburg could reach environmentally dangerous levels by June 2012, officials and scientists said yesterday.

Ousted Madagascar president barred from returning

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Family joyous after Mandela is discharged

The former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital yesterday after receiving treatment for an acute respiratory infection.

Mandela discharged from hospital

Former South African President Nelson Mandela was whisked home Friday from a hospital where the 92-year-old had been treated for a respiratory infection, with only a glimpse of his head covered by a surgical cap visible as he was wheeled into an ambulance.

Schwartzel claims Joburg title again

Charl Schwartzel successfully completed the defence of his Joburg Open title after a four-under-par 67 in the final round helped him finish four shots clear of Garth Mulroy.

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Exhibition throws new light on chronicler of apartheid

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