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#South Africa

# south-africa - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

From The42 South Africa claim their airport jostling incident with journalist was staged Aussie Schemozzle This post contains videos

South Africa claim their airport jostling incident with journalist was staged

“As far as our security was concerned it was a direct breach of security protocol and he had to act to protect our players.”

# south-africa - Saturday 26 November, 2016

From The42 Dan Lydiate injury sours dominant Wales win over South Africa Costly Victory

Dan Lydiate injury sours dominant Wales win over South Africa

Wales may be more concerned about a knee injury to their flanker than their routine win over a sorry South Africa in Cardiff.

# south-africa - Friday 25 November, 2016

From The42 Habana dropped as he approaches Test record but Coetzee claims Springbok career isn't over The Life Of Bryan

Habana dropped as he approaches Test record but Coetzee claims Springbok career isn't over

South Africa include three debutants for Wales clash.

# south-africa - Monday 21 November, 2016

From The42 Springbok coach Coetzee points to 'unique challenges' with end of torrid tour in sight Under Pressure

Springbok coach Coetzee points to 'unique challenges' with end of torrid tour in sight

The pressure is on Coetzee after defeat to Italy.

# south-africa - Saturday 19 November, 2016

From The42 Forza O'Shea! Italy dig deep to stun Springboks Veni Vidi Vici

Forza O'Shea! Italy dig deep to stun Springboks

Tries from Habana and DeAllende inside the first 16 minutes were not enough of a cushion for a shabby South Africa outfit.

# south-africa - Friday 18 November, 2016

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# south-africa - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Two men in court for 'shoving black man into coffin and threatening to burn him alive'

The men face charges of kidnapping and assaulting.

# south-africa - Thursday 10 November, 2016

From The42 World Rugby expects 'no obstacle' from South African government on RWC 2023 bid Rival Bid

World Rugby expects 'no obstacle' from South African government on RWC 2023 bid

The South African government had promised to ban the SARU from hosting the tournament, which Ireland are also vying for.

# south-africa - Thursday 27 October, 2016

From The42 Michael Phelps takes not-too-subtle dig at Olympic rival in new ad Tongue In Cheek This post contains videos

Michael Phelps takes not-too-subtle dig at Olympic rival in new ad

The commercial also features Jim Parsons of Big Bang Theory fame.

A row over college fees in South Africa has escalated into major unrest

Yesterday, riot police dispersed students who gathered outside parliament.

# south-africa - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

From The42 'No one gave us a chance' - New documentary goes inside Ireland's tour of South Africa What We Did Last Summer This post contains videos

'No one gave us a chance' - New documentary goes inside Ireland's tour of South Africa

Ireland defeated the Springboks in South Africa for the first time.

# south-africa - Thursday 6 October, 2016

From The42 Waisake Naholo back in black as New Zealand take aim at 'Boks Depth

Waisake Naholo back in black as New Zealand take aim at 'Boks

The wing has endured a torrid time with injury, but has managed to win seven Test caps since his debut last year.

# south-africa - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

From The42 All Black scrum-half suspended after 'entering airport toilet cubicle with female' Bathroom Habits

All Black scrum-half suspended after 'entering airport toilet cubicle with female'

New Zealand will be without Aaron Smith when they meet South Africa this weekend.

# south-africa - Saturday 1 October, 2016

From The42 Steyn boots 'Boks to victory against Australia Rugby Championship

Steyn boots 'Boks to victory against Australia

Morne Steyn made his recall to the South African number 10 slot count.

# south-africa - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Fears for South African penguin 'freed' from aquarium

The students who let the penguin out thought they were doing the animal a favour.

# south-africa - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

From The42 Lambie returns to Spingboks for first time since Stander red-card incident Back In Action This post contains videos

Lambie returns to Spingboks for first time since Stander red-card incident

Fullback Willie le Roux has also been recalled by under-fire head coach Allister Coetzee.

# south-africa - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

From The42 'If it's within your skill set and we can score, bloody go for it!' - Erasmus Interview

'If it's within your skill set and we can score, bloody go for it!' - Erasmus

Munster’s director of rugby tells The42 about his philosophy on the game.

# south-africa - Friday 26 August, 2016

South African court rejects state appeal for a longer jail sentence for Pistorius

State prosecutors said Oscar Pistorius’ six year term for killing his girlfriend is inappropriate.

# south-africa - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Irish lad lost his phone during a bungee jump, and his reaction was priceless Bye Bye Bye

# south-africa - Monday 15 August, 2016

South African woman jailed for 10 years for kidnapping baby she raised as her own

The girl’s real identity came to light in February 2015, when her younger biological sister began attending the same school.

# south-africa - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Oscar Pistorius rushed to hospital after suffering injuries in prison

Local media is reporting that the double-amputee Paralympian tried to injure himself but the prison says he fell out of bed.

# south-africa - Friday 5 August, 2016

The party of Nelson Mandela has had its worst electoral result since apartheid

The ANC has even lost control of the municipality of Nelson Mandela Bay.

# south-africa - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Irish man in South African hospital after being shot in the head

The man, who has been named as 66-year-old Bill Brogan, was shot during a robbery in Walkerville, Johannesburg.

# south-africa - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

From The42 Two South African rugby union players fail drugs tests Doping

Two South African rugby union players fail drugs tests

The players are from two separate unions.

# south-africa - Thursday 14 July, 2016

From The42 Habana left out of South Africa Olympic 7s squad, but sends classy note of thanks Blitzboks

Habana left out of South Africa Olympic 7s squad, but sends classy note of thanks

“I’ll be your biggest supporter and cheering you on loudly from Toulon!”

# south-africa - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Judge dismisses claims that Oscar Pistorius overheard rape and saw hanging while in prison

The judge said that the claims “were not supported by anything concrete”

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 6 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

The athlete’s defence team says it will not appeal the jail term handed down today.

# south-africa - Sunday 3 July, 2016

From The42 Dominant Lions lead way into Super finals Mane Men

Dominant Lions lead way into Super finals

Things are hotting up in the southern hemisphere.

# south-africa - Thursday 30 June, 2016

From The42 Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward Analysis

Irish scrum couldn't cope with raw Bok power, but McGrath unlucky not to reap more reward

It was a dream debut for loosehead Steven “Red Bull” Kitschoff.

# south-africa - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Series defeat to the Boks and where Irish rugby now stands Analysis

The42 Rugby Show: Series defeat to the Boks and where Irish rugby now stands

Shane Jenning’s joins Murray to reflect on a disappointing weekend for Irish rugby.

# south-africa - Monday 27 June, 2016

Hyena locks its jaws onto teenage boy's face in South Africa park

The animal was likely looking for food.

# south-africa - Sunday 26 June, 2016

From The42 Willie le Roux given one-week ban for aerial hit on Tiernan O'Halloran Too Little Too Late

Willie le Roux given one-week ban for aerial hit on Tiernan O'Halloran

The fullback was fortunate not to be issued a red card in the first half of yesterday’s Test.

From The42 Allister Coetzee lauds resilient Springboks after series comeback Full Of Praise

Allister Coetzee lauds resilient Springboks after series comeback

The Springboks held off Ireland to claim the three-Test series 2-1 in Port Elizabeth.

From The42 My kind of town: Iain Henderson turns focus to shocking the All Blacks Homeward Bound

My kind of town: Iain Henderson turns focus to shocking the All Blacks

The sides meet in Chicago and Dublin in November.

# south-africa - Saturday 25 June, 2016

From The42 As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour Final Test Liveblog

As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour Final Test

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland target another piece of history in Port Elizabeth.

# south-africa - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 'Anyone not on the pitch feels they can add something': Murphy fresh and ready to make history in Port Elizabeth Bolstered

'Anyone not on the pitch feels they can add something': Murphy fresh and ready to make history in Port Elizabeth

Jamie Heaslip will be joined by Jordi Murphy and CJ Stander again this weekend.

From The42 Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it? Pure Wexford Beef

Analysis: Tadhg Furlong got a handle of The Beast, but just how legal was it?

On the other side, Jack McGrath was an exemplary powerhouse and Ireland can build on him again this weekend.

From The42 'There will be something new from the Irish': Boks expect to see much more of Ireland's attacking threat Known Unknowns

'There will be something new from the Irish': Boks expect to see much more of Ireland's attacking threat

The South Africa coach is prepared for Andrew Trimble to take on more of the carrying workload.

From The42 Schmidt 'utterly confident' Ireland have the energy to end long season with series win Boks It Off

Schmidt 'utterly confident' Ireland have the energy to end long season with series win

The Kiwi says his players are always motivated and won’t need reminding before Saturday’s deciding third Test.

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