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Russia, South Africa discussing joint weapons development


September 18th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and South Africa are discussing the possibility of joint development of defence-related products, Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Monday."There is a great potential ... Read more...

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South Africa, EU call for end to Syrian violence


August 25th, 2012 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 25 (IANS) South Africa and the European Union (EU) Friday called for an immediate end to the growing violence in Syria.The appeal was made at the South Africa-EU ... Read more...

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US expects South Africa to make Iran shun n-programme


August 9th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 9 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged South Africa to use its "rare authority" to persuade Iran in giving up its nuclear programme, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Mandela’s arrest site turned into memorial


August 7th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 7 (IANS) South Africa has built a memorial at the site where anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, state-run news agency SA News reported.Mandela was arrested ... Read more...

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Nearly 300 rhinos killed in South Africa this year


July 19th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 19 (IANS) A total of 281 rhinos have been poached in South Africa this year, and 176 people arrested for the killings, state-run news agency SA News reported.According ... Read more...

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FDI into South Africa soars


July 9th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 9 (IANS) South Africa led the sub-region as foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into sub-Saharan Africa jumped by 25 percent in 2011, according to the 2012 World Investment ... Read more...

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Indian PM leaves for home


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 23 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Pretoria for home Saturday after an overnight halt on his way back from Brazil.Manmohan Singh had attended the Earth ... Read more...

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Indian PM ends Brazil trip


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for South Africa Friday on his way to India after attending the Earth Summit in Brazil.The prime minister ... 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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India, Russia, China to cement trilateral cooperation


April 12th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Building upon the success of the BRICS summit, the foreign ministers of India, China and Russia will hold a trilateral meeting Friday to cement new ... Read more...

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South African police to communicate better with public


March 19th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, March 19 (IANS) Police in South Africa will take steps to improve communication with the public to ensure communities are updated on the work they are doing, state-run news ... Read more...

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South Africa’s new policy to combat cyber crime


March 13th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, March 13 (IANS) South Africa has approved a policy that will address security threats related to cyberspace, combat cyber warfare and cyber crime, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.The cabinet ... Read more...

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Animal rights campaigners accidentally kill rhino


February 11th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Animal rights campaigners in South Africa accidentally killed a rhino while using it during a demonstration to raise public awareness about the threat to the endangered ... Read more...

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South Africa to create 100,000 more jobs: President


December 20th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Dec 20 (IANS) The year 2011 was a challenging one for South Africa, but the government has made strides in creating and maintaining a better life for all, President ... Read more...

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Horse ban hits key South African export


November 20th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Nov 20 (IANS) Exports of horses from South Africa have been hit after the UAE, a major importer of the animals, slapped a ban on them following a deadly ... Read more...

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For South Africa, Delhi trade fair is road to global market


November 15th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Nov 15 (IANS) South Africa's art and craft sector views its participation in the annual India International Trade Fair (IITF) as a big opportunity to promote its national culture ... Read more...

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Occupy Wall Street protests a warning: PM


October 20th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said there were reasons behind the protests in Wall Street and Europe, which were spilling into ... Read more...

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Telangana issue difficult, but not insurmountable: PM


October 20th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said there was no question of any government inaction on the Telangana issue and while a ... Read more...

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Differences not uncommon in coalitions: PM


October 20th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said differences among alliance partners in a coalition are not uncommon but governance was not an ... Read more...

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India, China will overcome all problems: PM


October 20th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime minister Manmohan Singh said while problems did exist between India and China on a host of issues, he was hopeful ... Read more...

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India will grow at 8-8.5 percent: PM


October 20th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday exuded confidence on 8-8.5 percent growth for India despite the difficult global situation and said a ... Read more...

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Council to decide special status for Bihar: PM


October 20th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 19 (IANS) The Planning Commission is examining a request for special status for Bihar, but only the National Development Council can take a ... Read more...

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Anna movement has served its purpose: PM


October 20th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 19 (IANS) Assuring a bill soon for an effective Lokpal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the Anna Hazare movement had "served its ... Read more...

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Manmohan returns after IBSA summit


October 20th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned here Wednesday night after attending the 5th summit of the leaderships of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) at ... Read more...

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PM heads back after IBSA Summit in Pretoria


October 19th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left here for New Delhi Wednesday morning after attending the 5th summit among the leaderships of India, Brazil and South Africa ... Read more...

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India, Brazil, South Africa to hold meet for enhancing trade


October 19th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 19 (IANS) In a bid to enhance trade ties, India, Brazil and South Africa have decided to hold an annual meeting of trade ministers with New Delhi being ... Read more...

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One by-poll no referendum on my government: PM


October 18th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) One by-election result could not be seen as a reflection of the performance of the government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday."One by-election cannot be ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama visa denial dragged to South African court


October 18th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) The recent denial of visa to the Dalai Lama by the South African government has been dragged to courts here.In an affidavit before the Western ... Read more...

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India may seek common ground at IBSA on Af-Pak


October 17th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 17 (IANS) Fresh with a victory of sorts over the stand taken on Syria at the UN, India may engage Brazil and South Africa to forge a ... Read more...

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Racism still prevalent in South Africa: Minister


September 9th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Sep 9 (IANS) Racism still prevails in South Africa's private sector, with some companies in the country monopolising the infrastructure, a minister has revealed to state-run news agency BuaNews.Public ... Read more...

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South African public get free legal assistance


August 25th, 2011 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 25 (IANS) People of South Africa are being provided free legal assistance at courts and legal aid centres across the country, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.The service is ... Read more...

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Andrew Strauss to get ICC mace after Oval Test


August 15th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) England captain Andrew Strauss will receive the International Cricket Council's (ICC) mace for becoming the World No.1 Test side after the conclusion of the fourth Test ... Read more...

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Young South African women told to be independent


August 12th, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 12 (IANS) A popular South African gospel artiste has asked young women to become educated, independent and avoid taking financial support as well as being abused by men, ... Read more...

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South Africa to launch unmanned air vehicle in 2012


August 11th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 11 (IANS) The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) global market, which is estimated at $14 billion per annum and is dominated by Israel and the US, will soon have ... Read more...

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Women empowerment necessary, says ex-South Africa deputy president


August 8th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Women should be given due recognition for their work in politics, education and social services, former deputy president of South Africa Baleka Mbete said here ... Read more...

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