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  • A separate South Africa

    A separate South Africa
    Last in a series of occasional articles documenting issues of South Africa's post-apartheid generation Neckties flapped in the breeze as the half-dozen or so gang members gathered at their regular spot outside a small power substation. Their formal...
  • Factor VII timeline

    • March 1999 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Recombinant Activated Factor VII for treating bleeding in patients with rare forms of hemophilia. • May 1999 -- U.S. Army Col. John B. Holcomb and Israeli Dr. Uri Martinowitz...
  • Pontiff's unprecedented attention won loyalty of many congregants

    SOWETO, South Africa - At yesterday's generally somber Mass, hymn-singing members of the Regina Mundi Catholic Church choir danced a stutter-step down the aisle as congregants slapped hymnbooks to the beat. Just outside the cavernous sanctuary, cars on a...
  • Nigeria says 70 dead in building collapse, queries South Africa Zuma's comments

    LAGOS (Reuters) - Seventy bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a collapsed church building in Lagos but remain unidentified, a Nigerian official said on Wednesday, questioning South Africa's assertion that 67 of the victims had come from there....
  • South Africa turn to Burger for more bite

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Former World Rugby Player of the Year Schalk Burger was recalled to South Africa's squad for the Rugby Championship tests against Australia and New Zealand in place of injured Francois Louw, the South African Rugby Union said on...
  • South Africa's Zuma says 67 South Africans died in Nigerian church collapse

    LAGOS (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday that 67 South Africans had died in the collapse of a wing of a popular Lagos Pentecostal church, more than Nigerian authorities have so far counted in the total death toll. The building...
  • Lesotho brings forward vote to ease political crisis

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lesotho will hold elections earlier than scheduled in 2017, in an effort to ease a political crisis that resulted in an apparent coup last month, southern African regional leaders said on Tuesday. Lesotho's Prime Minister...
  • Uncapped Harris named in All Blacks squad

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Uncapped hooker Nathan Harris is almost certain to make his test debut during New Zealand's final two Rugby Championship matches in Argentina and South Africa after being named in Steve Hansen's squad on Tuesday. Coach Hansen named...
  • Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, could face jail time

    Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, could face jail time
    Oscar Pistorius on Friday was convicted of culpable homicide by a South African judge who found him negligent in firing four gunshots into a locked toilet cubicle in his home last year, killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, who was acquitted of...
  • 'Dolus eventualis', the legal Latin on South Africa's lips

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - It is a little-known legal concept with a Latin name, and in the last 24 hours South Africans and millions more around the world glued to the Oscar Pistorius verdict have been feverishly trying to get their heads around it: 'Dolus...
  • Convicted Pistorius leaves Pretoria High Court

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African athlete Oscar Pistorius left the Pretoria High Court on Friday escorted by police and bodyguards through a scrum of television cameras and supporters after his conviction for the negligent killing of his girlfriend...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....