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# south-africa - Today’s News

From The42 Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests Southern Discomfort

Argentina arrive to put pressure on 'Boks team still with plenty to prove despite French Tests

Allister Coetzee briefly eased the pressure with three wins over Les Bleus, but France are a very poor state.

# south-africa - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Robert Mugabe's wife wants diplomatic immunity after being accused of attacking model

Gabriella Engels, aged 20, said she had been attacked with an electrical extension cord.

# south-africa - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

South African president survives no-confidence motion ANC

South African president survives no-confidence motion

Criticism of Jacob Zuma from within his party has grown amid multiple corruption scandals.

# south-africa - Monday 7 August, 2017

South African deputy minister accused of assaulting women in nightclub

The alleged incident took place in northern Johannesburg.

# south-africa - Friday 4 August, 2017

From The42 South Africa's Cheetahs will travel to Ulster for Pro14 opener Northern Exposure

South Africa's Cheetahs will travel to Ulster for Pro14 opener

The Cheetahs get their first taste of their new competition on 1 September.

# south-africa - Saturday 29 July, 2017

46-year-old case of a man dying in police custody reopens South Africa's apartheid wounds

An inquest at the time said Ahmed Timol died by suicide. A review of the case now, however, is telling a different story.

# south-africa - Monday 24 July, 2017

South African girl, 9, becomes only the third child to be 'functionally cured' of HIV

The patient still has HIV in her system but it is so weakened that it cannot replicate or spread.

# south-africa - Saturday 15 July, 2017

From The42 More teams, bigger markets: PRO12 embrace 'the art of the possible' with South Africa plan Expansion Pack

More teams, bigger markets: PRO12 embrace 'the art of the possible' with South Africa plan

Shareholders in PRO will reportedly meet on Tuesday, and IFU boss Philip Browne does not feel that short notice will be an issue if the league opts to adopt the Cheetahs and Kings.

# south-africa - Saturday 24 June, 2017

From The42 Rampant Springboks outscore France by four tries to complete whitewash A Class Apart

Rampant Springboks outscore France by four tries to complete whitewash

South Africa won the series 3-0.

# south-africa - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From The42 New-look Springboks ease pressure on Coetzee with win over France Spring Break

New-look Springboks ease pressure on Coetzee with win over France

After losing eight of 12 Tests last season, South Africa received a much-needed boost in Pretoria.

# south-africa - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

EU investigates if company increased cancer drug prices by 'several hundred percent'

In Italy in 2016, Aspen Pharma increased the price of five “life-saving and irreplaceable” drugs by between 300% and 1,500%.

# south-africa - Friday 12 May, 2017

Robert Mugabe isn't falling asleep at events - he's 'just resting his eyes'

“The President cannot suffer bright lights,” a spokesperson said about the 93-year-old.

# south-africa - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From The42 'We know they will be tough': All Blacks coach on drawing Springboks at Rugby World Cup Bring It On

'We know they will be tough': All Blacks coach on drawing Springboks at Rugby World Cup

Steve Hansen expects South Africa and Italy to provide stern tests, but was “okay” with the draw.

# south-africa - Thursday 4 May, 2017

From The42 Former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has been overlooked for the South Africa job Bafana Bafana

Former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has been overlooked for the South Africa job

Roberto Mancini and Lothar Matthaus were also said to have applied for the role, but all have been snubbed.

# south-africa - Monday 24 April, 2017

Trial begins of South African man accused of murdering family

Henri van Breda has blamed the murders on a masked intruder.

# south-africa - Friday 21 April, 2017

Twenty children killed in bus crash in South Africa

Many children were trapped inside the bus and most of the fatalities were declared dead at the site of the accident.

# south-africa - Sunday 9 April, 2017

From The42 South Africa, Australia to lose teams in revamped Super Rugby Changes

South Africa, Australia to lose teams in revamped Super Rugby

The drastic restructure comes amid financial losses and widespread fan discontent over the confusing and unbalanced competition.

# south-africa - Saturday 25 March, 2017

China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter

The donkey gelatin industry is said to be worth millions of dollars in China, which is now looking to Africa to satisfy new demand.

# south-africa - Monday 13 March, 2017

Mum appears in court over alleged 'fake kidnap' of baby that caused manhunt across South Africa Siwaphiwe Mbambo This post contains videos

Mum appears in court over alleged 'fake kidnap' of baby that caused manhunt across South Africa

The woman had claimed her car was hijacked with her baby inside.

# south-africa - Sunday 26 February, 2017

This South African 'baby bin' takes in infants who've been abandoned by their parents Nowhere Else To Go This post contains images

This South African 'baby bin' takes in infants who've been abandoned by their parents

A total of 64 babies were taken in by the centre in Johannesburg last year.

# south-africa - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

From The42 'He was the first guy I looked up to as a youngster': Stander on van der Westhuizen He'll Be Missed This post contains videos

'He was the first guy I looked up to as a youngster': Stander on van der Westhuizen

The late former Springbok captain made quite an impression on the Ireland flanker.

# south-africa - Saturday 4 February, 2017

South Africa legend Joost van der Westhuizen 'in critical condition' in hospital

The World Cup winning scrum-half is fighting motor neurone disease.

# south-africa - Friday 20 January, 2017

First Dates star admits bombarding chef Dylan McGrath with disturbing messages

Daphney Sanasie, a model from South Africa, has pleaded guilty to harassing McGrath in 2015.

# south-africa - Thursday 19 January, 2017

From The42 Ulster's South African lock completes move to Cardiff Reshuffling

Ulster's South African lock completes move to Cardiff

Franco van der Merwe will leave at the end of the season having joined the province in 2014.

# south-africa - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Murdered because he was jealous of her success: women at risk in South Africa

“For every ten cases in which we arrest the perpetrator, eight complaints are withdrawn because he is the breadwinner”.

# south-africa - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Joe Dolan was on a UN blacklist over a performance in South Africa

As were Foster and Allen.

# south-africa - Monday 26 December, 2016

Military veterans back in action saving South African rhinos from poachers

In 2008, less than 100 rhinos were poached in South Africa, but in recent years numbers have rocketed with nearly 1,200 killed in 2015 alone.

# 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

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# 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.

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