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  • Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options

    Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options
    Thokozile Masipa, the South African judge who has quietly absorbed the evidence in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, will deliver her verdict Thursday, in a judgment that could see the Olympic athlete walk free and return to his career, or consigned to...
  • Attackers of Rwandan exile jailed for eight years in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Four men convicted of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame in South Africa were each jailed for eight years on Monday, though the magistrate said they were not the main culprits. Former Rwandan army...
  • De Villiers reaches milestone he never thought he would achieve

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Springboks captain Jean de Villiers cannot quite believe that he is about to play his 100th test match, given he felt he might not even get a second after he destroyed ligaments in his knee, seven minutes into his debut. The centre...
  • South Africa denies Dalai Lama visa again

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has denied a visa to the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, for the third time in five years, one of his representatives said on Thursday, intensifying speculation about the extent of Beijing's sway over Pretoria....
  • Last survivor of timeless test dies

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The world's oldest test cricketer Norman Gordon, who was the last survivor of the timeless test, passed away in Johannesburg on Tuesday at the age of 103, local media reported. The South African fast bowler played in the...
  • Lesotho PM calls for regional peace force after 'coup': aide

    MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho's prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup over the weekend, his aide said on Monday. Thomas Thabane fled to South Africa, whose...
  • South African hunting defended as conservation strategy

    South African hunting defended as conservation strategy
    JOHANNESBURG — When U.S. television host Melissa Bachman posted a photo on Facebook of herself smiling and holding a rifle above the head of a lion she had shot, the response was instant. Users of the social network vilified Bachman, 30, who...
  • Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa

    Fear spreads, borders close as Ebola restricts travel in West Africa
    Concerns over Ebola are prompting a growing number of African countries to tamp down on travel, a move the World Health Organization says could worsen the outbreak. South Africa announced Thursday that all noncitizens traveling there from three of the...
  • Glen Burnie West: Science Point senior off to study in Africa

    Glen Burnie West: Science Point senior off to study in Africa
    While his fellow seniors at Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School are busy with senior activities and applying for college, Drew Morris will be half a world away working as a youth ambassador in South Africa. Morris was one of 65 high school...
  • South African lawmakers chant 'pay back the money' at Zuma

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's national assembly was brought to a halt on Thursday as far-left lawmakers noisily chanted "pay back the money" at President Jacob Zuma, after $23 million in public funds was spent on his home. Zuma was responding to...
  • Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

    Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa. Ebola, a...
  • Insight: How aggressive lending came back to bite South African bank Abil

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Unemployed South African construction worker Daniel isn't sure how he fell so deeply in debt. All he knows is that African Bank Investments , which was bailed out this month, kept offering him money and he kept taking. "I can't...