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1 hr ago | The Times of Israel

Alleged Israeli arms dealer arrested in South Africa

Police in South Africa have arrested an Israeli citizen as well as two Nigerians who attempted to smuggle $9.3 million in cash into the country as part of a possible arms deal, Reuters reported . The three were arrested at Lanseria International Airport outside Johannesburg on September 5, police said Monday, and the money, packed into three suitcases, was confiscated.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Lesotho eyes early election

Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, a South African official said on Monday. As a result of the coalition government not being "fully functional", Lesotho's leaders are planning to "shorten the mandate, of the coalition", said South Africa's International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.


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Mail & Guardian

South African photography at the Barbican

'Constructing Worlds', a new exhibition at London's Barbican Centre, explores the relationship between photography and the built environment. Constructing Worlds , a new exhibition at London's Barbican Centre, explores the relationship between photography and the built environment.


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The Drinks Business

South Africa to ape Marlborough success

South African winemakers are seeking to piggyback on the success of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with their own cheaper versions of the popular style. Speaking during a press conference at The Beautiful South tasting at Olympia last week, Jane Robertson, category development director for Accolade said: "South African whites are sexy right now.


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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Online education clicks with African students

Fresh faced and full of energy, five recent graduates sit around the conference room table. They all hail from a different African country, and they all have big dreams about revamping education in their continent for a digital era.


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14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa

Fourteen Nobel Peace Laureates have asked President Jacob Zuma to guarantee the Dalai Lama a visa to South Africa, after the Tibetan spiritual leader was forced to abandon a trip to the country. The Dalai Lama was to attend a summit of Nobel peace prize winners in Cape Town next month, the first-ever meeting of its kind in Africa.


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Greenwich Citizen

Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

Oscar Pistorius cries in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 as Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in Pistorius' murder trial.


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Vaal man on child sex charges

A man accused of molesting five teenaged boys is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Monday, Gauteng police said. The 28-year-old man was arrested in Kempton Park, on the East Rand, by the family, child and sexual offences unit on Thursday, Captain Doniah Mothutsane said.


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SA gets its own Netflix in VIDI [Daily News (South Africa)]

In fact, #VIDI was trending on Twitter. Of course, this is great news for binge-viewing fans.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Deputy minister's house burgled

Deputy Water Minister Pamela Tshwete's house in King Williams Town, in the Eastern Cape, has been burgled, her office said in a statement on Sunday. The house was broken into on Saturday night and industrial cooking equipment including pots and cutlery were stolen, spokesman Phakamisa Hobongwana said in a statement.


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Dutch Police Release Israeli Rabbi Fleeing Sex Crimes Accusations

Dutch police released Eliezer Berland, a rabbi who had been arrested because he is wanted for questioning in Israel in connection with alleged sex crimes. Berland, founder of the Shuvu Bonim religious seminary in Israel and a member of the Breslov Hasidic sect, was released Friday.


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News9 Oklahoma City

Mozambique logs a rare victory against poachers

Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth.


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The Times of Israel

Israel's founding a 'crime against humanity,' says South Africa's ANC

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. South Africa's ruling party condemned Israel as a nation founded on the basis of apartheid, and branded the establishment of the state a crime against humanity.

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Anglogold restructuring will unlock further values - Exec. Vice President

AngloGold Ashanti Limited says its restructuring project will enable the company to unlock further values in the business. Speaking to a section of the media in Accra yesterday to officially announce the commencement of the process David Noko, Executive Vice President in charge of Sustainability, AngloGold Ashanti, said the restructuring was driven by drop in gold price on the international market.


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The Times-Tribune

People on the Move, Sept. 14, 2014

Stuart Cahill, AIF, LUTCF, joined the financial group. Mr. Cahill's responsibilities include overseeing, growing and managing the Chancellor Gannon business line, the property and casualty sector of the financial group.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014


Reaction in Soweto to Pistorius verdict

Oscar Pistorius' guilty verdict for culpable homicide, not intentional murder, has sparked some anger in South Africa where some residents of Soweto say the track star got preferential treatment. Mana Rabiee reports.


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The Peninsula

Reeva Steenkamp's family shocked at Pistorius verdict

PRETORIA: The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have reacted with shock and disbelief after a judge acquitted star athlete Oscar Pistorius of her murder, convicting him of the lesser charge of culpable homicide. "We were shocked.


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The China Post

'Blue Moon' diamond unveiled in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County's Natural History Museum on Friday unveiled the "Blue Moon Diamond," a 12-carat gem described as one of the rarest stones in the world. Deep blue and intensely radiant, it was found in South Africa's Cullinan mine northeast of Pretoria, where the biggest ever rough diamond was unearthed a century ago.


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KHQ-TV Spokane

Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. For two weeks in August he had no international arrivals at his Diani Sea Resort, leading him to suspect that Ebola had frightened away his clients.


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CONFIRMED: Big Brother Africa 'Hotshots' Set To Start On October 5

After several days of searching for a new house and a new date to kick start the continent's biggest TV reality show, M-Net and Endemol SA are delighted to confirm that a new Big Brother house has been found in Johannesburg, South Africa following the devastating fire that demolished the original house on 2 September. The search was concluded after exploring all possible options both locally and internationally, for a suitable venue to produce the 9th season of Africa's biggest reality show.


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