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Etihad, Alitalia to launch Rome-Abu Dhabi flights


August 25th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Italian flag carrier Alitalia have announced direct Rome-Abu Dhabi flights from December.Alitalia will operate four weekly ... Read more...

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Seven killed in South Africa road accident


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 22 (IANS) At least seven people were killed, including six pupils, and 13 others injured after the truck they were travelling in crashed in a South African ... Read more...

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South Africa declares week of mourning


August 20th, 2012 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 20 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Sunday declared a week-long national mourning after 44 people died during a labour unrest.Thirty-four people were killed in a shootout Thursday ... Read more...

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South Africa explores India’s small business success


August 20th, 2012 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 20 (IANS) South Africa is exploring how small, medium and micro enterprises in India contribute to their national economy, an official said Sunday.Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey: India looking for consolation win (Preview)


August 10th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) In what would be a repeat of the 2006 World Cup scenario, India will take on South Africa in a classification match for positions 11 and ... Read more...

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Missing woman traces out family after 34 years!


July 28th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) A woman, long believed to be dead, has stunned her family by tracing it out after 34 years with the help of Facebook!Susan Ardron emigrated ... Read more...

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`BRICS investment in South Africa mining sector to grow’


July 14th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 14 (IANS) The BRICS investment in South Africa mining sector is set to increase in the next few years despite an ongoing nationalization debate, BRICS Africa Portfolio director ... Read more...

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Mandela in good health: Zuma


July 12th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela is in good health, incumbent Jacob Zuma said after paying a visit to Mandela's rural home in Qunu village in ... Read more...

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Pilot killed in South African jet crash


July 1st, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 1 (IANS) A pilot was killed after a jet plane crashed at an air show in South Africa, Xinhua reported.The pilot lost control over the jet -- a ... Read more...

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South Africa set to host Champions League T20


June 26th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) South Africa is set to host the fourth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) tournament later in the year."South Africa will host CLT20 this ... Read more...

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South African airport evacuated after bomb scare


June 24th, 2012 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 23 (IANS) Terminal buildings at a South African airport near Johannesburg had to evacuated Saturday following a bomb scare.According to officials, terminal buildings of the Lanseria Airport were ... Read more...

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South Africa celebrates Youth Day


June 17th, 2012 - 3:43 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 17 (IANS) South Africa Saturday celebrated Youth Day with various activities across the country.The day is celebrated June 16 every year to recognise the role of youth in ... Read more...

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More Johannesburg-Mumbai flights


June 14th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) South African Airways Thursday said it will increase its flight frequency between Johannesburg-Mumbai to five services a week effective June 16 from the current four ... Read more...

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South African Airways is sole carrier on Mumbai-Johannesburg route


June 14th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) South African Airways, country's national carrier, has announced an addition to its current Johannesburg-Mumbai frequency starting Saturday, offering a five-days-a-week service. Due to an even stronger ... Read more...

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Mandela looks healthy on TV


May 31st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 31 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela has appeared on TV at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, looking healthy.The footage Wednesday shows Mandela receiving a ... Read more...

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South Africa’s economic prospect modest


May 31st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 31 (IANS) South Africa would maintain modest economic growth this year, with an expectation of a gradual recovery in domestic demand and supply, said the Reserve Bank.The household ... Read more...

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220 rhinos killed in South Africa this year


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 23 (IANS) At least 220 endangered rhinos were killed by poachers for their horns in South Africa since the beginning of this year, authorities said.Among the slaughtered rhinos, ... Read more...

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South Afroca have to galvanise themselves as a team: Ntini


May 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 11 (IANS) Former South African Test fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has said the Proteas will need to galvanise their team culture before they are able to dominate Test ... Read more...

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Boucher likely to retire after England tour


May 11th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, May 11 (IANS) South Africa could replace their long standing wicket-keeper Mark Boucher with the talented Thami Tsolekile after the tour to England in July and August.Boucher, 35, has ... Read more...

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ICC board proposes Dave Richardson as CEO


May 10th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 10 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has proposed its General Manager (Cricket) Dave Richardson for the post of chief executive.The board has decided to recommend to ... Read more...

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Jet Airways to suspend Mumbai-Johannesburg operations


May 7th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Airline major Jet Airways Monday said it would suspend operations on the Mumbai-Johannesburg route from June 12.The move is part of its ongoing network evaluation ... Read more...

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Graeme Smith recovering well from ankle surgery


April 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 26 (IANS) South African Test captain Graeme Smith is recovering well after undergoing surgery on his left ankle three weeks ago.Cricket South Africa (CSA) said in a statement ... Read more...

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South African sports minister to meet CSA bosses


April 26th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, April 26 (IANS) South African sports minister Fikile Mbalula will meet Cricket South Africa (CSA) bosses in Johannesburg to discuss the corruption scandal that has hit the sports body.Ministry ... Read more...

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Vietnamese man held with rhino horns


April 24th, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 24 (IANS) A 25-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested here when he was trying to leave the country with three rhino horns, authorities said Monday.The customs officers at the ... Read more...

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CSA to release Botha from central contracts


March 31st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) will be releasing Johan Botha from his central contract after the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.The Twenty20 captain said it ... Read more...

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South Africa beat India in rain marred Twenty20


March 31st, 2012 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) South Africa beat India by 11 runs via the Duckworth Lewis Method in the rain-marred one-off Twenty20 international at the Wanderers here Friday.India were cruising ... Read more...

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South Africa can dominate world cricket: Kirsten


March 29th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 29 (IANS) South African coach Gary Kirsten feels the Proteas have the ability to dominate world cricket.Kirsten, who led India to the World Cup in 2011 and the ... Read more...

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Fatigue will not be a factor: Dhoni


March 28th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday said fatigue will not be a factor for the team in the one-off T20 match against South Africa slated for ... Read more...

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Trying to develop young ODI and T20 squads, says Fletcher


March 28th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) India coach Duncan Fletcher Wednesday said he plans to develop a young ODI and Twenty20 squad and expose them to foreign conditions early in their career."We're ... Read more...

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More trouble for Majola over unauthorised IPL payments


March 26th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 26 (IANS) South Africa's top police unit Hawks are investigating how Cricket South Africa's (CSA) suspended chief executive Gerald Majola received 1.8 million rands in unauthorised bonuses for ... Read more...

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South African Anderson wins Delray ATP title


March 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) Seventh-seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa defeated qualifier Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-4, 7-6(2) to win the ATP Delray Beach International tennis tournament here.Anderson won ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital Sunday after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Mandela discharged from hospital


February 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was Sunday discharged from hospital after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Mandela hospitalised after abdominal complaint


February 25th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 25 (IANS) The South African former president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital, according to a presidency announcement.Doctors advised proper specialist medical attention due to him having ... Read more...

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Zoo feeder killed by lion


February 14th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 14 (IANS) A 63-year-old man working as a feeder for zoo animals was killed by a female lion in South Africa, police said Tuesday.The man had worked for ... Read more...

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