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Oscar Pistorius had helped to "open doors" for South Africa in the international sporting scene.
End of the road for Oscar: Mbalula

Thursday 23 October 2014 09:23

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's sentence and conviction for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp marks the end of his world athletics career, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.

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HIV/Aids remains Africa’s biggest killer: Survey

Thursday 23 October 2014 05:32

Despite recent fears about the spread of Ebola in West Africa, HIV/AIDS remains the biggest killer of Africans on the continent.

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Rand races to firmest in a month vs dollar

Tuesday 21 October 2014 20:09

The rand clawed to its firmest level in 25 days against the dollar on Tuesday as investors took some comfort from China's GDP data, focusing on growth being slightly stronger than forecast.

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Captaincy has helped De Villiers flourish

Tuesday 21 October 2014 17:05

Proteas captain AB De Villiers says the satisfaction of leading from the front has been the driving force behind his match-winning performances for the Proteas this year.

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SA pushes for uni-visa to curb illegal migration

Monday 20 October 2014 19:42

South Africa is still pushing for a uni-visa to curb illegal migration to the region.

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SA stocks mark time ahead of budget speech

Monday 20 October 2014 19:19

South African stocks treaded water on Monday ahead of a budget speech later in the week, even as investors continued to hammer Johannesburg-listed bullion producers such as Anglo Gold Ashanti.

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South Africa rejects hosting African Nations Cup

Monday 20 October 2014 16:14

South Africa is not ready to host the Africa Cup of Nations in January if Morocco withdraws because of the Ebola epidemic, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said Monday.

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Zuma opens communication doors between media, presidency

Monday 20 October 2014 07:05

The government is to establish a presidential communication and media working group to provide a platform for the sharing of ideas between state and the media.

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US hospitals tighten up for Ebola panic as flu season looms

Sunday 19 October 2014 14:20

A young woman complaining of abdominal pain and nausea who had travelled to Africa arrived at a Long Island hospital fearful that she had contracted Ebola.

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South Africa and Algeria will clash at the Independence stadium.
Banyana in a do-or-die match

Saturday 18 October 2014 16:53

Banyana Banyana's campaign in the African Women Championship has not been a good one so far.

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Samora Machel and 34 others died in a plane crash in Mbuzini, Mpumalanga on October 19, 1986.
Heritage museum to honour Samora Machel

Friday 17 October 2014 20:45

28 years on, an investigation into the plane crash that killed Mozambique's first president Samora Machel and 34 others is still inconclusive.

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South Africa, Mexico sign a new trade agreement

Friday 17 October 2014 20:28

South Africa and Mexico signed agreements which will see further development in the field of trade, agriculture tourism, mining, manufacturing and job creation on Friday.

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SA on trade, investment mission in China

Friday 17 October 2014 20:05

Trade and Industry minister Rob Davies will lead 53 South African companies on a trade and investment mission to China this weekend.

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Madonsela wins transparency award

Friday 17 October 2014 19:24

Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, was humbled to be selected the winner of Transparency International's Integrity Award for 2014, she said on Friday.

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SAA has been making losses over a number of years.
Four SAA board members resign

Friday 17 October 2014 18:43

Four non-executive members of the SA Airways (SAA) board have resigned, the department of public enterprises said on Friday.

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Rand firmer as global sell-off eases

Friday 17 October 2014 18:12

The rand strengthened against the dollar on Friday as risk aversion abated after a week of volatility that saw most emerging-market currencies weaken on deteriorating prospects for global growth.

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Statistics published in the Lancet Medical Journal last year show that South Africa has the highest obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa.
'South Africans should pay more attention to their waistline'

Friday 17 October 2014 15:08

As National Obesity Week draws to a close, fitness gurus are urging South Africans to pay more attention to their waistline.

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'S African bodies could be brought back next week'

Thursday 16 October 2014 20:58

The bodies of the South Africans, who died in a collapsed church building in Nigeria last month, could be brought back within a week if Parliament intervenes.

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'Black Wednesday' revisited

Thursday 16 October 2014 20:49

This week marks the commemoration of a dark chapter in South Africa's history, the Black Wednesday.

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SA economy to bounce back if mining strikes kept at bay

Thursday 16 October 2014 18:49

South Africa's economic growth will probably accelerate next year if labour relations don't deteriorate again and if the global economy holds up reasonably well, a Reuters poll found on Thursday.

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