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1 hr ago | NWAonline

Rhino poaching so rife, evacuation studied

A mural painted on a suburban wall in Johannesburg, South Africa calls for the halt to rhino poaching, Monday, July 21, 2014.

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5 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in the former South African president's honor wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word "freedom."

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Iol.co.za

Bank's formation ushers in a new economic agenda

There was a lot of scurrying and even more espressos, but finally the Brics countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - were able to ink a deal, although they left it quite literally to the last minute.

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In-depth Africa

Analysis: Why states recover

Why, and how, do so-called 'failing' states recover? Countries are quick to respond to emergency situations, or to engage militarily, driven often by their own domestic political considerations.

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WTVC

4-year-old boy dies in South Africa carjacking

South African police are searching for three men who forced a family from their car and drove off with a 4-year-old boy hanging out of the vehicle.

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ABC News

4-Year-Old Boy Dies in South Africa Carjacking

South African police on Monday searched for assailants who forced a family from their car and drove off with a 4-year-old boy hanging out of the vehicle.

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Iol.co.za

Premier condemns horror hijacking

The dragging of a four-year-old boy outside a hijacked car in Boksburg at the weekend was a heartless act, Gauteng premier David Makhura said on Monday.

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Iol.co.za

Amplats puts mines up for sale

Anglo American Platinum, the world's largest producer of the metal, said it will seek buyers for some mines after first-half profit dropped 88 percent because a five-month strike in South Africa disrupted mining.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

News24

.com | Rewards offered after 2 hijackings involving children

It is embarrassing to see current leadership that do not even live by Madiba's values brag and talk confidently about their 67 minutes, says Noluvuyo Mpekelana .

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Iol.co.za

Palestine struggle mirrors that of SA

Pro-Palestine supporters hold posters as they protest against the Israeli regime attacks on the Gaza Strip outside the Israel Embassy Trade office in Sandton.

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Air & Space

Moments and Milestones: A Day at the Races

The words "recreational flying" are rarely, if ever, found in the same sentence with "Boeing 737," but while two South African aviation enthusiasts, Gavin Branson and Menno Parsons, were having a few beers last August, the combination became strangely plausible.

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AVweb

Avgas LLC Unveiled

This week, AVweb's review of what's new in aviation revealed new, worldwide coverage of a popular app, an airport advocacy... I fly from a small air field outside Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Sentinel & Enterprise

'The Other Man'

He was South Africa's last white president, overshadowed by Nelson Mandela when they plotted the historic transition to a multi-racial democracy for which both men won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Zimbabwe: Mine Collapse Cuts Zimplats Output By Half

PLATINUM production at Zimplats' largest mine in Zimbabwe has been halved following a major collapse underground, the company said on Friday.

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NewsOne

Re: Nelson Mandela madiba Birthday | Breaking News for Black America

Former President of South Africa and humanitarian Nelson "Madiba" Mandela would have been 96 today.

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Hindustan Times

Water problems lead to riots deaths in South Africa

Three babies who died from drinking tap water contaminated by sewage have become a tragic symbol of South Africa's struggle to cope with a flood of people into cities designed under apartheid to cater to the tiny white minority.

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Nerve News

Gordimer: Chronicler of apartheid and South Africa's transition

The world was in ideological transition when I met Nadine Gordimer in her bungalow in a Johannesburg suburb.

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Slate Magazine

Soweto Style

Tolouse is wearing three pairs of trousers. The bottom pair is solid black, the second a violet floral pattern, and on top is a copper coin print that matches his turtleneck shirt.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Iol.co.za

More interest rate hikes loom

Investors are betting South African central bank Governor Gill Marcus will stick to her promise to rein in inflation by raising interest rates again even as the economy is threatened with a recession.

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Reuters

Fitch Affirms City of Johannesburg at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable

MOSCOW/MILAN/LONDON, July 18 Fitch Ratings has affirmed the City of Johannesburg's Long-Term Local Currency Issuer Default Rating at 'BBB' with a Stable Outlook.

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