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Soweto residents protest electricity prices

Protesters in the Johannesburg township of Soweto took to the streets in anger over what they say are unaffordable electricity prices from the

Protesters in the Johannesburg township of Soweto took to the streets in anger over what they say are unaffordable electricity prices from the

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South Africa's Zulu king calls for end to anti-migrant attacks

The Zulu king whose comments are thought to have sparked a wave of anti-migrant attacks in South Africa has called for peace and an end to the violence that has killed seven people in the past three w

The Zulu king whose comments are thought to have sparked a wave of anti-migrant attacks in South Africa has called for peace and an end to the violence that has killed seven people in the past three w

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Exploring South Africa's troubled education system

This week Learning World is getting to grips with the state of education in South Africa. From the early days of schooling through to university

This week Learning World is getting to grips with the state of education in South Africa. From the early days of schooling through to university

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Mandela memorial 'fake' sign language interpreter defends himself

A South African sign language interpreter accused of gesturing gibberish during the Nelson Mandela memorial on Tuesday has spoken out. Thamsanqa

A South African sign language interpreter accused of gesturing gibberish during the Nelson Mandela memorial on Tuesday has spoken out. Thamsanqa

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Mandela Memorial Sign Language Interpreter a 'Fraud'

South Africa’s deaf community on Wednesday accused the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial of being a fake, who had merely flapped

South Africa’s deaf community on Wednesday accused the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial of being a fake, who had merely flapped

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Obama to go to S. Africa next week for Mandela memorial events

President Barack Obama will travel to South Africa next week to participate in memorial events for Nelson Mandela, the former South African president

President Barack Obama will travel to South Africa next week to participate in memorial events for Nelson Mandela, the former South African president

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Nelson Mandela remains in stable but critical condition

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who was hospitalised for nearly three months earlier this year with a lung infection, remains in

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who was hospitalised for nearly three months earlier this year with a lung infection, remains in

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Pistorius to face additional charges

Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have been allowed by South Africa’s National Director of Public Prosecutions to add two firearm charges to

Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have been allowed by South Africa’s National Director of Public Prosecutions to add two firearm charges to

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Bonus Interview: Thami Mazwai

Thami Mazwai is a Resident Executive at Wits Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa. A former journalist and political activist, he is an

Thami Mazwai is a Resident Executive at Wits Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa. A former journalist and political activist, he is an

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Cupcake tribute to Mandela

‘Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer’ organised a fun day with children and adults in Johannesburg to make a giant portrait of former South African president

‘Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer’ organised a fun day with children and adults in Johannesburg to make a giant portrait of former South African president

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South Africa's Zuma sings ANC conference closing address

South African President Zuma sang his closing address at the ANC’s national conference in Mangaung on Thursday. His song contained get well wishes

South African President Zuma sang his closing address at the ANC’s national conference in Mangaung on Thursday. His song contained get well wishes

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Surprise snow in Johannesburg

The South African city of Johannesburg was treated to an exceptionally rare weather event on Tuesday: snow. Temperatures dropped to below freezing as

The South African city of Johannesburg was treated to an exceptionally rare weather event on Tuesday: snow. Temperatures dropped to below freezing as

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Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela turns 94

School children all over South Africa, have been joining in the 94th birthday celebrations for former president Nelson Mandela. Around 12 million

School children all over South Africa, have been joining in the 94th birthday celebrations for former president Nelson Mandela. Around 12 million

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Ex Madagascar leader denied entry to country

Madagascar’s former president Marc Ravalomanana has failed in his attempt to return home after his plane was refused entry to the country’s airspace

Madagascar’s former president Marc Ravalomanana has failed in his attempt to return home after his plane was refused entry to the country’s airspace

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African dance pupils perform alternative Swan Lake

These young dancers are from the Dance Factory in Johannesburg. Some started on the streets but, thanks to the school and its director Suzanne le

These young dancers are from the Dance Factory in Johannesburg. Some started on the streets but, thanks to the school and its director Suzanne le

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Intercontinental Jazz/Photography Expo

To celebrate the World Cup, an experimental musician from paris has put together a transcontinental jazz combo – Paris/Joburg – combining French and

To celebrate the World Cup, an experimental musician from paris has put together a transcontinental jazz combo – Paris/Joburg – combining French and

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Transport strike in South Africa

Transport strike continues in South Africa as thousands of workers take to the streets leaving commuters stranded.

Transport strike continues in South Africa as thousands of workers take to the streets leaving commuters stranded.

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Transport strike in South Africa

Transport strike continues in South Africa as thousands of workers take to the streets leaving commuters stranded.

Transport strike continues in South Africa as thousands of workers take to the streets leaving commuters stranded.

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Upsurge in township violence in SAfrica

Protests continue to flare up across South Africa’s townships as residents complain about poor living conditions and a lack of basic services. In

Protests continue to flare up across South Africa’s townships as residents complain about poor living conditions and a lack of basic services. In