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The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009
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The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009

Mar 27th 2020, 2:02 PM 16,543 Views 32 Comments

The Springboks claimed series success in dramatic circumstances in Pretoria.

Three killed and over 600 injured after two passenger trains collide in South Africa
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Three killed and over 600 injured after two passenger trains collide in South Africa

Jan 8th 2019, 7:50 PM 8,353 Views 0 Comments

Rail accidents are common in South Africa, with 495 people killed on the country’s railways in 2016-17.

Springbok World Cup-winner shot three times during armed robbery
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Springbok World Cup-winner shot three times during armed robbery

Nov 30th 2018, 10:56 AM 11,072 Views 6 Comments

The powerful former front row is in critical condition after a break-in at his brother’s home.

Twenty children killed in bus crash in South Africa
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Twenty children killed in bus crash in South Africa

Apr 21st 2017, 4:26 PM 9,326 Views 10 Comments

Many children were trapped inside the bus and most of the fatalities were declared dead at the site of the accident.

Oscar Pistorius rushed to hospital after suffering injuries in prison
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Oscar Pistorius rushed to hospital after suffering injuries in prison

Aug 7th 2016, 10:03 AM 48,499 Views 46 Comments

Local media is reporting that the double-amputee Paralympian tried to injure himself but the prison says he fell out of bed.

Pistorius family condemn book that alleges athlete beat Reeva Steenkamp
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Pistorius family condemn book that alleges athlete beat Reeva Steenkamp

Apr 22nd 2016, 10:44 PM 15,477 Views 21 Comments

Pistorius will most likely be sentenced in June over his girlfriend’s death.

Giraffe in truck dies after hitting head on low bridge
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Giraffe in truck dies after hitting head on low bridge

Jul 31st 2014, 8:11 PM 4,711 Views 5 Comments

The animal was being transported along a Pretoria highway.

Oscar Pistorius severely traumatised and a 'suicide risk'
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Oscar Pistorius severely traumatised and a 'suicide risk'

Jul 2nd 2014, 1:32 PM 15,267 Views 44 Comments

A medical expert told a court in South Africa today that the runner’s condition is likely to worsen.

Oscar Pistorius was NOT suffering from a mental illness when he killed Reeva Steenkamp
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Oscar Pistorius was NOT suffering from a mental illness when he killed Reeva Steenkamp

Jun 30th 2014, 9:57 AM 12,015 Views 25 Comments

The trial has returned after a month break in which Pistorius underwent tests.

Prosecutor: Pistorius story doesn't add up
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Prosecutor: Pistorius story doesn't add up

Apr 11th 2014, 8:57 PM 21,007 Views 0 Comments

“She was standing behind the toilet door talking to you when you shot her,” prosecutor Gerrie Nel put it to the athlete. He replied, “that’s not true”.

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius shown graphic and disturbing photo of Reeva's bloodied head
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VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius shown graphic and disturbing photo of Reeva's bloodied head

Apr 10th 2014, 7:40 AM 15,495 Views 29 Comments

Prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel (known as The Pitbull) was brutal while cross-examining the athlete yesterday.

South African GAA team train in UCD ahead of Ballyboden St Enda's clash
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South African GAA team train in UCD ahead of Ballyboden St Enda's clash

Mar 22nd 2014, 4:36 PM 6,636 Views 8 Comments

The side are currently on a tour of Ireland.

Pistorius fired shot at restaurant weeks before Steenkamp's death, trial told
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Pistorius fired shot at restaurant weeks before Steenkamp's death, trial told

Mar 5th 2014, 1:58 PM 17,541 Views 0 Comments

A boxer friend of the athlete says he was asked to take the blame after a pistol was accidentally discharged in Johannesburg restaurant.

Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria
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Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria

Dec 13th 2013, 10:53 AM 9,727 Views 15 Comments

The latest tribute to Madiba stands proud in front of Union buildings.

Oscar Pistorius murder trial set for 3 March 2014
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Oscar Pistorius murder trial set for 3 March 2014

Aug 19th 2013, 9:15 AM 4,929 Views 0 Comments

The 26-year-old Paralympian is accused of shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day this year.

Nelson Mandela showing 'sustained improvement'
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Nelson Mandela showing 'sustained improvement'

Jul 22nd 2013, 4:31 PM 4,028 Views 10 Comments

The latest statement from the Office of the Presidency in South Africa says the 95-year-old is still in a critical condition.

Nelson Mandela 'responding to treatment'
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Nelson Mandela 'responding to treatment'

Jul 11th 2013, 1:57 PM 4,623 Views 15 Comments

The 94-year-old has been in hospital for over a month.

President Zuma: 'Doctors deny Mandela is in a vegetative state'
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President Zuma: 'Doctors deny Mandela is in a vegetative state'

Jul 4th 2013, 10:19 PM 6,227 Views 10 Comments

Earlier, media reports suggested that doctors had suggested turning off the former leader’s life support.

Nelson Mandela's condition 'improved during the night'
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Nelson Mandela's condition 'improved during the night'

Jun 27th 2013, 1:47 PM 3,932 Views 13 Comments

The anti-apartheid legend was visited by the current South African president earlier today.

SA President cancels business trip to be near an ailing Mandela
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SA President cancels business trip to be near an ailing Mandela

Jun 27th 2013, 8:42 AM 2,657 Views 2 Comments

An Australian minister has apologised for making a serious gaffe, telling a business dinner Mandela had died.

South African archbishop prays for a 'peaceful end' for Mandela
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South African archbishop prays for a 'peaceful end' for Mandela

Jun 26th 2013, 7:55 AM 4,245 Views 2 Comments

Nelson Mandela is being treated in a hospital in Pretoria for a recurring lung infection.

South Africa prays for Madiba: former president still 'critical' in Pretoria hospital
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South Africa prays for Madiba: former president still 'critical' in Pretoria hospital

Jun 24th 2013, 1:38 PM 3,795 Views 6 Comments

The 94-year-old has been in hospital since 8 June.

Mandela's health improving as he 'engages with his family'
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Mandela's health improving as he 'engages with his family'

Jun 16th 2013, 3:46 PM 3,118 Views 2 Comments

Jacob Zuma has again sought the prayers of South Africans, in wishing the state’s former president a happy Father’s Day.

Nelson Mandela's condition unchanged as he faces fourth day in hospital
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Nelson Mandela's condition unchanged as he faces fourth day in hospital

Jun 11th 2013, 7:56 AM 2,910 Views 3 Comments

South Africans are being urged to ‘let go’ of their former leader as his condition remains unchanged.

Mandela back in hospital in 'serious but stable' condition
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Mandela back in hospital in 'serious but stable' condition

Jun 8th 2013, 12:33 PM 3,404 Views 8 Comments

It marks the second hospitalisation in as many months for the frail anti-apartheid hero, who will turn 95 in July.

Updated: Oscar Pistorius hearing adjourned until August
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Updated: Oscar Pistorius hearing adjourned until August

Jun 4th 2013, 8:50 AM 6,347 Views 6 Comments

The South African ‘Blade Runner’ was back in court for the first time since he was bailed in February. The full trial is not expected to get under way until next year.

Officials suspended after wedding guests land at South African military base
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Officials suspended after wedding guests land at South African military base

May 3rd 2013, 9:00 PM 21,890 Views 22 Comments

There have been calls of cronyism as the guests were attending the wedding of a major political donor to the ruling ANC.

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital
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Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital

Apr 6th 2013, 2:23 PM 2,802 Views 4 Comments

The 94-year-old will now receive home-based care.

Reeva Steenkamp case: Oscar Pistorius lawyers appeal bail conditions
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Reeva Steenkamp case: Oscar Pistorius lawyers appeal bail conditions

Mar 11th 2013, 3:53 PM 4,180 Views 0 Comments

The athlete’s lawyers insist he should be allowed to travel outside of South Africa and drink alcohol.

Pistorius bought, collected guns in Olympic year
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Pistorius bought, collected guns in Olympic year

Mar 2nd 2013, 2:46 PM 10,407 Views 0 Comments

The track star not only applied for licenses to own more guns, but actually bought them, according to reports.

Pistorius plans his own service for Reeva Steenkamp
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Pistorius plans his own service for Reeva Steenkamp

Feb 26th 2013, 7:44 PM 9,821 Views 0 Comments

Exactly a week ago, a memorial service was held for Steenkamp in the southern coast city of Port Elizabeth.

Reeva Steenkamp death: Pistorius back in court for day two of bail hearing
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Reeva Steenkamp death: Pistorius back in court for day two of bail hearing

Feb 20th 2013, 7:38 AM 5,283 Views 18 Comments

The South African athlete faces an uphill task to be granted bail while he awaits trial for the murder of his girlfriend last Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius: 'I tried to save Reeva. She died in my arms'
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Oscar Pistorius: 'I tried to save Reeva. She died in my arms'

Feb 19th 2013, 1:46 PM 20,758 Views 73 Comments

The court has adjourned the athlete’s bail hearing until 9am (South African time) tomorrow.

Family members break down after funeral of Reeva Steenkamp
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Family members break down after funeral of Reeva Steenkamp

Feb 19th 2013, 10:30 AM 9,898 Views 2 Comments

The model was remembered in an intimate, private ceremony this morning.

Pistorius cancels all future races as he prepares to face murder charge
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Pistorius cancels all future races as he prepares to face murder charge

Feb 18th 2013, 9:56 AM 55,341 Views 45 Comments

Victim Reeva Steenkamp’s funeral will take place tomorrow, the same day as Pistorius faces a bail hearing. He is charged with her murder.

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court to face girlfriend murder charges
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Oscar Pistorius arrives in court to face girlfriend murder charges

Feb 15th 2013, 7:58 AM 12,774 Views 22 Comments

The amputee athlete faces charges of shooting his girlfriend dead at his home in Pretoria, South Africa early yesterday morning.

The 5 at 5: Thursday
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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Feb 14th 2013, 4:51 PM 6,079 Views 6 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

UPDATE: South African athlete Oscar Pistorius charged with murder
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UPDATE: South African athlete Oscar Pistorius charged with murder

Feb 14th 2013, 10:20 AM 49,081 Views 121 Comments

A case of mistaken identity? The Paralympic gold medallist is said to be in shock after he reportedly shot dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria.

150 in hospital after South Africa rail crash
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150 in hospital after South Africa rail crash

Jan 31st 2013, 6:06 PM 5,646 Views 3 Comments

The trains were carrying school children and rush-hour commuters when they collided near Pretoria.

Mandela 'doing great' says family, denies he was 'sent home to die'
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Mandela 'doing great' says family, denies he was 'sent home to die'

Dec 28th 2012, 5:31 PM 5,430 Views 7 Comments

The former South African president was released from hospital earlier this week following a three week stay where he was treated for a lung infection and gallstones.

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