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Pretoria (South Africa)

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  • Soweto Gospel Choir sings tribute to Nelson Mandela in Pretoria Woolworths

    Soweto Gospel Choir sings tribute to Nelson Mandela in Pretoria Woolworths
    This uplifting video came to my attention today and I just had to share it. Even if you're sick of choral flashmob events in stores, you're bound to find this one irresistible.  Seems that the famed Soweto Gospel Choir was planning a flashmob at a...
  • 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...
  • Judge Gold felled by heart attack

    Judge Gold felled by heart attack
    Broward Circuit Judge Marc Gold suffered a heart attack while on vacation in South Africa earlier this month, according to his wife, Barbara Heyer, an attorney. Heyer, who is with Gold in Pretoria, filed for an extension in a case she is handling in a...
  • Veredicto sobre juicio a Oscar Pistorius se anunciará el 11 de septiembre

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - La jueza sudafricana Thokozile Masipa dijo el viernes que emitiría su veredicto sobre el juicio por asesinato al atleta olímpico y paralímpico Oscar Pistorius el 11 de septiembre. Pistorius, de 27 años, amputado de ambas piernas y...
  • Defensa de Pistorius "carece de verdad", dice fiscal sudafricano en su intervención final

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - El fiscal Gerrie Nel pidió el jueves a la magistrada sudafricana que lleva el juicio por asesinato contra Oscar Pistorius que rechace la defensa de la estrella olímpica y paralímpica por ser "carente de cualquier verdad". Pistorius,...
  • Oscar Pistorius tweets about love, pain and the meaning of life

    Oscar Pistorius tweets about love, pain and the meaning of life
    Oscar Pistorius, the South African athlete charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, broke his five-month-long social media silence Sunday, tweeting four quotes about suffering, love and pain. His tweets prompted...
  • Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: psychiatrists

    Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: psychiatrists
    Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a...
  • Pistorius has 'heightened fight response,' defense witness says

    Pistorius has 'heightened fight response,' defense witness says
    Double-amputee Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius can't flee dangerous situations and has a "heightened fight response" due to his disability, a defense witness told his murder trial on Thursday. Pistorius, who had his lower-legs amputated...
  • Oscar Pistorius defense team rests case in athlete's murder trial

    The defense team for Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius closed its case Tuesday in the murder trial of his girlfriend model Reeva Steenkamp, sending the trial into a new phase and ending months of emotionally wrenching cross-examination. The court was...
  • South Africa's ANC poised to return to power; ballot questions arise

    South Africa's ruling African National Congress was headed for victory Thursday in parliamentary elections and President Jacob Zuma is likely to remain in office despite voter disenchantment over corruption and high unemployment. The lower house of...
  • Pistorius to undergo 30 days of mental tests

    Pistorius to undergo 30 days of mental tests
    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was ordered Tuesday to undergo a month of psychiatric tests to find out whether he was criminally responsible when he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. Judge Thokozile...
  • Oscar Pistorius checks into mental hospital

    Oscar Pistorius checks into mental hospital
    South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius checked in as a day patient to Pretoria's Weskoppies psychiatric hospital Monday for the first day of a month of mental tests ordered by the judge overseeing his murder trial. The 27-year-...