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2 hrs ago | The China Post

South Africa's new visa restrictions hit other African immigrants hard

Strict new South African immigration laws have sparked confusion and panic among foreign residents in this "Gateway to Africa" and forced 250,000 Zimbabweans to decide whether to return home.


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5 hrs ago |

South Africa's Mamphela Ramphele Leaves Politics

Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele launches her new political party "Agang" to challenge South Africa's ruling African National Congress in Pretoria, June 22, 2013.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, African National Congress (South Africa),

9 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

South Africa's ruling party compares Gaza op to Nazi crimes

A man walks past an election poster of Jacob Zuma's African National Congress party in the Soweto township of Johannesburg, South Africa Friday, May 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, African National Congress (South Africa), Israel, Middle East,

11 hrs ago |

Aunt in court for tot's stabbing death

A woman accused of stabbing her three-year-old niece 99 times appeared in Odendaalsrus Magistrate's Court on Thursday, Free State police said.


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13 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

'Prime Evil' apartheid killer up for parole in South Africa

Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, will learn on Thursday whether he will be released on parole after 20 years in prison.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Mandela, Drama Movies, African National Congress (South Africa)

13 hrs ago | News24

.com | Murder-accused DJ hides face from media

As a young boy growing up in the ghettos of SA, I dreamt of being wealthy. But I realised that capitalism defeats its own purpose, writes Matome Letsoalo .


Related Topix: Violent Crime, World News

15 hrs ago | Fodor's

Wine Lover's Guide to South Africa

Thanks to a unique climate - similar to the Mediterranean - the Western Cape is extremely fertile, making it prime real estate for expert vintners and farmers alike.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Life, Food, Dining, World News, Mountain-Pass, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

South Africa: Biometric Smart ID Cards - Dumb Idea

Mauritius is known to South Africans mainly as a holiday destination, brimming with idyllic beaches, luxurious hotels and stunning scenery.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

South Africa: Helping Child Sex Abuse Victims

Activists trying to eliminate child sex abuse in South Africa have just ended a month-long campaign.


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Langa protesters arrested

Twenty people have been arrested for public violence in Langa, Cape Town, during a service delivery protest, Western Cape police said.


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The Leaf-Chronicle

Blame Mick Jagger for Brazil's crushing World Cup loss?

In this June 26, 2010, file photo, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, and rock star Mick Jagger, right, watch the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa.


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Galway Advertiser

African Pride - the fight for gay rights in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA'S post-apartheid constitution was the first to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but the legal aspiration and the reality on the ground are very different.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Gay/Lesbian


Combo Approach May Work Best for Smokers Looking to Quit

Combining two anti-smoking approaches -- the medication Chantix and nicotine patches -- improves the odds you'll quit smoking over the short term, a new industry-funded study suggests.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), World News, Food and Drug Administration

Malaysian National News Agency

Corrupt South African Police Officials Under Fire

Efforts by the National Police Commissioner, General Riah Phiyega, to intensify investigations into crimes committed by members of the South African Police Service and people impersonating police officials is rapidly gaining momentum, says police spokesman Lieutenant-General Solomon Makgale.


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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Science Daily

New smartphone app offers easy and inexpensive solution for hearing screening

A lightweight, automated and easy-to-use mobile health solution called hearScreen is ideal for developing countries and use in rural areas.


Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine, World News, Africa

Sydney Morning Herald

Potgieter knocks back offer South African deal

Waratahs cult hero Jacques Potgieter has reportedly rebuffed an approach to make an early defection back to his old South African franchise the Bulls.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

The Age

UN climate proposal paves way for rich-poor discord

The United Nations left open the option for rich and poor nations to remain divided in their obligations on climate change, setting up a conflict over exactly who should cut greenhouse gases.


Related Topix: Global Warming, Activism,

National Public Radio

South African Train Collision Injures At Least 52

South African officials say more than 50 people were injured when two trains collided in the eastern coastal city of Durban.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, World News


.com | Cop shot during robbery

The one day Bonga Dlulane visited the Waterfront, and the next day Khayelitsha. Although it is not just a Cape Town thing, he says one has to admit the inequality.


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The Marion Star

Combining patches, meds effective in quitting smoking

Researchers found in a study released Tuesday that combining nicotine patches and the prescription medicine varenicline was more effectivein helping participants quit smoking than using varenicline by itself.


Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Smoking, Health, World News,