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  • South African police fire rubber bullets to disperse striking workers

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police fired rubber bullets to disperse workers who blocked the entrance to the construction site of state power utility Eskom's Medupi power station on the third day of a wage strike. More than 220,000 metal and...
  • Magic potion used in deadly South African Lonmin strike, witness says

    Magic potion used in deadly South African Lonmin strike, witness says
    At a South African government hearing Friday on the police shooting of 34 striking miners in 2012, a witness said that striking union members had sought to make themselves invulnerable to police weaponry by ingesting a traditional potion made from dead...
  • South African economy stumbles as longest strike rolls on

    South African economy stumbles as longest strike rolls on
    As the longest strike in South Africa's history ground on Tuesday, the governor of the Reserve Bank offered a wintry assessment: even if the country narrowly avoids recession, a small growth rate will offer investors little comfort. Gov. Gill Marcus...
  • South Africa enters economic deep freeze

    By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Winter arrived in South Africa this week, covering hills and highlands with snow in a fittingly chill metaphor for an economy beset by everything from labor unrest and flat-lining output to rising inflation and...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • South African prosecutor seeks psychiatric test for Oscar Pistorius

    A South African prosecutor said he will ask the Pretoria high court on Tuesday to order a full psychiatric evaluation of double amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius after a psychiatrist testified she had diagnosed him with a mental disorder. Pistorius is on...
  • No Longer Exotic, South Africa Attracts More Productions

    While Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" rampaged through the streets of Johannesburg in March, leaving cinematic destruction and traffic snarl-ups in its wake, South Africa's booming filming locations industry couldn't be in better shape. Just weeks...
  • Defense in Oscar Pistorius murder trial opposes mental evaluation

    The defense attorney for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday strongly contested an application by the prosecution to send the athlete to a state mental hospital for 30 days of psychiatric tests after a psychiatrist diagnosed him with an anxiety disorder. Barry...
  • Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?

    Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?
    In South Africa today, as the country celebrates the 20th anniversary of its democracy and prepares for elections, two deeply flawed folk heroes — one venal, the other violent — have commandeered the headlines. The president, Jacob Zuma, was...
  • 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-...
  • Oscar Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark in South African court

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius approached one of his slain girlfriend's close friends, Kim Myers, during a court recess Tuesday and whispered, “How can you sleep at night?” the Myers family lawyer said. Attorney Ian Levitt said...