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South Africa urges circumcision to curb sexual diseases


July 28th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 28 (IANS) A top South African health official has emphasised the importance of circumcision to curb the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, especially HIV, the official BuaNews agency ... Read more...

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13 million South Africans test for HIV


July 27th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 27 (IANS) More than 13 million people have tested for HIV in South Africa since the launch of counselling facilities in April 2010, the official BuaNews reported.Among the ... Read more...

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Documentary to be part of Festival of India in South Africa


June 22nd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) A documentary titled "Journey of Indian Cinema", chronicling the three eras of one of the world's largest film-producing nations, will be screened as a part of ... Read more...

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Most wanted South African criminal arrested


May 14th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, May 14 (IANS) A notorious criminal, linked to about 35 bank robberies in South Africa and who escaped to neighbouring Zimbabwe, has been arrested after he re-entered the country, ... Read more...

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NATO airstrikes on Libya “a form of new colonialism”: S. African expert


May 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Pretoria, May 1 (ANI): A South African expert on international affairs has said ongoing NATO airstrikes on Libya represent a 'form of new colonialism', and added there is a risk that the ... Read more...

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South Africa wants more women, blacks as judges


April 28th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, April 28 (IANS) The Judicial Service Commission of South Africa has called for more women and black people to apply for judicial vacancies, the official BuaNews reported. .The commission ... Read more...

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S.African-born pacer Wagner is keen on playing for New Zealand


April 9th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr.9 (ANI): Fresh from an outstanding Plunket Shield campaign, in which he took 51 wickets at an average of 18.15 for Otago, South African born left-arm fast bowler Neil Wagner has ... Read more...

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Caster Semenya plans to make 1,500m bid in 2012 Olympics


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Pretoria, Feb 22 (ANI): World 800 metre champion Caster Semenya has said she is planning to of participate in the 1,500 metres race at next year's London Olympics."It is part of my ... Read more...

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Nine killed in South African plane crash


February 9th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Feb 9 (IANS) At least nine people were killed when a private plane crashed near Plettenberg Bay off South Africa's southern coast, the company that owned the aircraft and whose CEO ... Read more...

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‘Mandela hail and hearty’


January 31st, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Jan 31 (IANS) Former President Nelson Mandela is "doing well" three days after being discharged from hospital where he was admitted for an acute respiratory infection.Former Rivonia trialist and prisoner at ... Read more...

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Jonty to continue as Kenya coach


January 19th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Nairobi, Jan 19 (ANI): Former South African batsman Jonty Rhodes has accepted to continue his coaching role with Kenya until the start of the Cricket World Cup.Rhodes, who first worked with the ... Read more...

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Dhoni wants India to be disciplined in all three areas


December 31st, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 31 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the team has to be disciplined in all three areas if they want to win the third Test against South Africa starting ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela’s ex Winnie to have her own opera


December 28th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is all set to have her own opera.South Africa's 'mother of the nation' parted ways with Mandela in 1992 after an infidelity ... Read more...

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Indian abducted in South Africa released


December 19th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) Nidhin Baby, a 27-year old Indian who was abducted in South Africa Dec 13, has been released, the office of the leader of opposition in Kerala Oommen Chandy ... Read more...

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Kerala minister pitches in for release of abducted Indian


December 17th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) Kerala's Port Minister V.Surendran Pillai, currently on a visit to South Africa, has met the Indian high commissioner in Pretoria and sought information on efforts to free a ... Read more...

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Ransom demand for Indian kidnapped in South Africa reduced


December 15th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 15 (IANS) Kidnappers of Indian restaurant owner Nidhin in Pretoria have agreed to reduce the Rs.10 million ransom they demanded for his release to Rs.4 million after negotiations with his ... Read more...

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Indian kidnapped in South Africa, Rs.10 mn ransom demanded


December 14th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Wayanad (Kerala), Dec 14 (IANS) A retired school teacher in this Kerala town was woken up early Tuesday by a phone call from a group of people who had abducted his son ... Read more...

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Mandela was angry at being banned from meeting UK PM Thatcher


November 29th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.29 (ANI): Former South African President Nelson Mandela was furious that he was banned from meeting former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and wanted to criticise her policies to her face, ... Read more...

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South Africa arrests man for killing Indian-origin woman on honeymoon


November 17th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Nov 17 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, the South African police have arrested a man involved in the brutal murder of a newly-wed Indian-origin woman who was in the country with ... Read more...

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Indians enriched South Africa’s history: Zuma


November 16th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Nov 16 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has thanked the Indian community for its rich contribution - through culture and wisdom - towards the enrichment of South African history.Zuma congratulated ... Read more...

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South African provincial premier’s residence burgled


September 23rd, 2010 - 7:31 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 23 (IANS) The official residence of premier of Gauteng province in South Africa has been burgled, authorities said Wednesday. Several items, including a television set and clothes, were stolen when ... Read more...

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South Africa’s government staff strike ends


September 8th, 2010 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Sep 8 (IANS) Services at hospitals and government offices in South Africa resumed as public sector employees, striking over pay hike for the past 20 days, returned to work Tuesday after ... Read more...

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South African creches rent babies to beggars


August 17th, 2010 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Creches rent out babies to beggars who use them to get sympathy alms from motorists in South African city of Pretoria. The case came to light after police questioned ... Read more...

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South Africa’s street children, child beggars to be provided government shelter


August 16th, 2010 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 16 (IANS) Street children in South Africa will now be provided shelter by the government and helped in leading a better life free from exploitation. Police and the Health ... Read more...

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I have nothing to gain from lying about ‘blood diamonds’, says Campbell


August 11th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 11 (ANI): During her evidence to the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, Naomi Campbell insisted that she has "nothing to gain" from lying.The British supermodel, who could face ... Read more...

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Mia Farrow disputes Naomi Campbell’s ‘blood diamond’ story


August 9th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 09 (ANI): American actress Mia Farrow has disputed British supermodel Naomi Campbell's claim under oath that she did not know the origin of the gems.The actress appeared at the ... Read more...

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Taylor didn’t give me any dirty-looking pebbles, says Jemima Khan


August 8th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): After British supermodel Naomi Campbell, the focus in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor has now shifted to retired Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan's ... Read more...

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Well done South Africa, says Zuma after World Cup


July 12th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 12 (IANS) South Africa President Jacob Zuma has said the government will soon launch a programme to thank South Africans for the role they played in making the World Cup ... Read more...

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Referee Webb wants spotlight to fall on players


July 10th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 10 (DPA) Howard Webb, the referee for Sunday's World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands, wants to ensure that all the attention on the big day falls on ... Read more...

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Bierhoff: Loew decision after World Cup


July 10th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 9 (DPA) German football supremo Theo Zwanziger Friday expressed optimism that national team coach Joachim Loew will renew his contract after the World Cup while general manager Oliver Bierhoff said ... Read more...

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‘Crime dropped in South Africa during World Cup’


July 9th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 9(ANI): South African security officials have said that visible policing in Pretoria and Johannesburg saw a significant drop in violent crime during the FIFA World Cup."Break-ins at houses in ... Read more...

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German football boss upbeat Loew will stay as coach


July 9th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 9 (DPA) German football supremo Theo Zwanziger expressed optimism Friday that national team coach Joachim Loew would renew his contract after the World Cup football. "There's no deal. But the chances ... Read more...

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Soccer City pitch to be in top shape for final


July 6th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 6 (DPA) FIFA expects the pitch at Soccer City to be in top shape for Sunday's World Cup final. The surface showed discolouration at the northern end of the Soweto stadium ... Read more...

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German young guns lead world football’s gen-next


July 5th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 5 (DPA) Germany's Mesut Oezil and Thomas Mueller are leading the charge of youngsters who are making a name for themselves at the 2010 World Cup. But Dutch defender Gregory ... Read more...

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Difficult childhood linked to teenage drinking


July 5th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, July 5 (IANS) An African study has found a link between a difficult childhood and alcohol consumption as a teenager. Researchers studied the association between adverse childhood experiences and drunkenness among ... Read more...

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