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1 hr ago | In-depth Africa

Sri Lanka vs. South Africa, second Test: Five key battles

South Africa faces a tough challenge under pressure against Sri Lanka when the two sides square off in the second Test in Colombo.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Gauteng Legislature lays criminal charges against EFF

Charges of trespassing and intimidation have been laid against the EFF, after its members allegedly forced entry into the provincial legislature.

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In-depth Africa

South Africa union leader killed after named in inquiry

A leader of radical South African union AMCU was shot dead after being named in an inquiry into a deadly police crackdown during violent strikes at a platinum mine two years ago, a lawyer said Wednesday.

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News24

.com | SA team heads to ID pilot killed in MH17 downing

Johannesburg - A team has left South Africa to identify the body of a South African pilot killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in the Ukraine, his brother said on Wednesday.

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Cops injured in Dawn Park shootout

Two police constables were shot and wounded on Wednesday during a shoot-out with a group of men in Dawn Park, east of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said.

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Taegrin's death unites a nation

Taegrin Morris, the 4-year-old boy dragged to his death by hijackers in Johannesburg over the weekend, has posthumously become an ambassador for all children in South Africa to live free of violence.

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Voice of America

Striking South African Workers Consider Latest Wage Proposal

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers march on the first day of a nationwide strike in Johannesburg, July 1, 2014.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

BetaNews

Help fund a solar-powered Raspberry Pi school

The Raspberry Pi Foundation's Eben Upton was inspired to create his bare-bones credit-card sized computer after noticing a decline in the number of children learning to code.

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News24

.com | SA urged to break Israel ties

I believe those who support the availability of condoms in schools have a point, but what message does it send the learners? asks Lehlohonolo Mofokeng .

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Newsday

VIDEO: 'Without Aids drugs, I would be dead'

There are 35 million people living with HIV in the world. About 67% of those are in sub-Saharan Africa.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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