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Anni Dewani case: Opposing psychiatrists are partners


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Psychiatrists hired by the prosecution as well as the defence in the honeymoon murder case of Indian-origin bride Anni Dewani were business partners, The Sun reported.Michael ... 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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Israel slams South Africa over Palestinian territory label


August 24th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israel has condemned the South African government's decision to label goods produced in the occupied Palestinian territories.Under the new rules, the South African government ... Read more...

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South Africa plans massive investment in railways


August 17th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 17 (IANS) The South African government will over the next few years invest over $5 billion in passenger rail infrastructure and services, a minister said here.Transport Minister Dikobe ... 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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12 mn school kids wish Mandela with birthday song


July 18th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 18 (IANS) As South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday Wednesday, about 12 million schoolchildren across the country sang a special composition - "We love you, ... Read more...

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Dlamini-Zuma: AU’s first woman boss wears victory lightly (Profile)


July 16th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) Sporting maroon headgear and an embroidered traditional African kitenge (gown), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the African Union's first woman executive head and an anti-apartheid icon, wears her ... Read more...

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Rhino poaching on rise in South Africa


May 9th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 9 (IANS) As many as 210 rhinos have been poached in South Africa since the beginning of this year despite mounting efforts to stop the scourge, the ... Read more...

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South Africa to expand local businesses with n-power capacity


April 27th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) South Africa wants to build up local businesses as it expands its nuclear power capacity, the country's Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said."It is not just about ... Read more...

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South African government accelerates land reforms


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, April 23 (IANS) The South African government is speeding up its plan to redistribute land to rightful owners, the official Bua news agency reported Sunday."The government has set a ... Read more...

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‘South Africa to back renminbi as international currency in BRICS Summit’


March 26th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 25 (IANS) The South African government will endorse the Chinese renminbi as the new global currency during the incoming BRICS Summit in India, media reports said Sunday.... Read more...

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South Africa expects more trade cooperation with India


March 19th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 19 (IANS) South Africa and India should seize opportunities presented by the global economy to promote their trade development, a South African official said Monday. The remarks were ... Read more...

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China executes South African woman for drug smuggling


December 12th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG (BNO NEWS) -- Chinese authorities on Monday executed a South African woman after she was earlier convicted of drug smuggling, the South African government confirmed. The woman had repeatedly claimed to ... Read more...

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South Africa remembers Indians with postage stamps


November 30th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Nov 30 (IANS) South Africa has launched a series of postage stamps commemorating the arrival of Indian labourers to the country 150 years ago, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.Two ... Read more...

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Get UN climate talks updates on social media


November 28th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 28 (IANS) In an effort to engage people in environmental issues, the South African government has decided to provide on sites like Facebook and Twitter updates of ... Read more...

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South African-born England all-rounder Basil D’Oliveira dead


November 19th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) South African-born English cricketer Basil D'Oliveira passed away early Saturday morning. D'Oliveira, 80, was not keeping well for some time. He came into the limelight in ... Read more...

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Two million year old skeletons discovered


November 18th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Two skeletons, nearly two million years old, still seem to bear a coating of skin on their bare bones which would provide scientists a unique insight ... Read more...

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Stop rights violations in Tibet: South African MPs


November 11th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 11 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with the people of Tibet, two South African MPs have called for stopping human rights violations in Tibet by the Chinese government, the Central ... 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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Dalai Lama to meet Tutu - from a distance


October 7th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 7 (IANS) The Dalai Lama will come face to face with Desmond Tutu after all. The long-time friends and Nobel laureates will converse through a video link even ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama cancels trip to South Africa due to visa delay


October 6th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by BNO News
DHARAMSALA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Dalai Lama on Tuesday cancelled his planned visit to South Africa after the government failed to issue a visa on time, his office said.The Dalai Lama's ... Read more...

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Will South Africa grant visa to Dalai Lama?


September 18th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 18 (IANS) The Dalai Lama, who was two years back refused a visa to South Africa for a peace conference, is now waiting to be cleared for a ... Read more...

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New documentary about Paul Simon being made


August 24th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A documentary about composer Paul Simon is being made. The documentary focuses on the life of Simon and his return to South Africa after the UN ... Read more...

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Honeymoon murder: Shrien Dewani to be extradited to South Africa


August 10th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Shrien Dewani, the husband of Indian-origin woman Anni Dewani, who was murdered while on their honeymoon in Cape Town, will be extradited to South Africa to ... Read more...

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Brit-Indian honeymooner assured of ‘five-star’ treatment in South Africa


May 5th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 5(ANI): Shrien Dewani, the Brit-Indian millionaire who has been charged with masterminding his wife's murder during their honeymoon in Cape Town last year, will stay in a private cell in ... Read more...

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South Africa to create over 10,000 jobs in tourism


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria (South Africa), April 22 (IANS) Offering a hope to the large unemployed population in the country, the South African government has decided to generate over 10,000 jobs in ... Read more...

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Honeymoon murder: Accused husband collapses in court


April 15th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Indian-origin British businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of plotting the murder of his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa, collapsed in court as he appeared for ... Read more...

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Swazi government cracks down on protesters‎


April 12th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by BNO News
MANZINI, SWAZILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Police in Swaziland on Tuesday attacked protesters and arrested scores of people ahead of planned protests against King Mswati III.After the majority of the organizers and several ... Read more...

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South African Minister Thabathe calls on Virbhadra Singh


March 28th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, South Africa, Elizabeth Thabathe along with her officials called on Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Virbhadra Singh here on ... Read more...

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Court drops match-fixing charges against Delhi jeweller


February 18th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Ten years after jeweller Mukesh Kumar Gupta was accused of fixing cricket matches and bribing cricketers, including then South Africa captain Hansie Cronje, the Delhi High Court ... Read more...

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No need to panic over Mandela’s health, says government


January 28th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria (South Africa), Jan 28 (IANS) The South African government has tried to allay people's fears about former president Nelson Mandela's health, saying medically there is no need to panic.Acting South African ... Read more...

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Tahir gets South African citizenship, may play ODIs against India


January 1st, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Jan 1 (IANS) Pakistan-born spinner Imran Tahir was finally granted South African citizenship, but he won't be considered for the final Test against India in Cape Town. The leg-spinner, however, can ... Read more...

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Ranbaxy’s South African arm bags $133 million order


December 20th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Pharma major Ranbaxy Laboratories Monday said that its South Africa-based joint venture, Sonke Pharmaceuticals, has won a 913.5 million rand ($133 million) order in that country for supplying ... Read more...

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South Africa partners Delhi firm for expat golf tourney


October 14th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The expatriate population of golfers from 36 countries will prove their putting skills during a daylong golf tournament, the Expat Cup, Oct 16 in Gurgaon.Altogether 160 ... Read more...

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India, its diaspora should strengthen economic ties: Vayalar Ravi


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Lakshmi Krishnakumar Durban, Oct 2 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi has called upon the Indian diaspora in Africa to strengthen economic ties with the land of their origin."For Africans of ... Read more...

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