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# 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.

Reeva wouldn't want me to waste my life behind bars, Oscar Pistorius says

In his first TV interview, the convicted murderer says he doesn’t want to go back to jail.

# south-africa - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider Analysis

The42 Rugby Show: losing at altitude, Ireland's gameplan and looking ahead to a series decider

Gavin Duffy joined Murray Kinsella to reflect on Ireland’s second Test defeat and preview this weekend’s final clash.

# south-africa - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

From The42 'We have to believe we can do it. I know we can' - Murray confident ahead of series decider No Excuses

'We have to believe we can do it. I know we can' - Murray confident ahead of series decider

The Ireland scrum-half admits the video review sessions have been painful but insists the squad are desperate to end their season on a high.

# south-africa - Monday 20 June, 2016

From The42 Springbok coach preparing side for huge physical battle in deciding Test Let's Get Physical

Springbok coach preparing side for huge physical battle in deciding Test

Allister Coetzee has highlighted Ireland’s kicking game and strip-tackling as key areas for South Africa to address.

From The42 'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt This post contains videos

'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi explains his thought process behind delaying the introduction of his replacement backs as Ireland faded in Jo’burg.

From The42 Henshaw flies home to see knee specialist as Ireland regroup to go 'full steam' On The Move

Henshaw flies home to see knee specialist as Ireland regroup to go 'full steam'

Joe Schmidt’s squad went for a dip in the Indian Ocean this morning as they recovered ahead of next Saturday’s big third Test.

From The42 Vermeulen top of Springbok injury concerns ahead of series-deciding third Test Bok Knocks

Vermeulen top of Springbok injury concerns ahead of series-deciding third Test

The dramatic comeback against Ireland could have come at a cost.

From The42 'I’m still incredibly proud of how hard the players worked' - Joe Schmidt Positives

'I’m still incredibly proud of how hard the players worked' - Joe Schmidt

There are plenty of positives for an Ireland side that may be running on empty after a gruelling campaign.

# south-africa - Sunday 19 June, 2016

From The42 Springbok out-half Lambie won't return in time for decisive third Test against Ireland Ruled Out

Springbok out-half Lambie won't return in time for decisive third Test against Ireland

Lambie was injured in a collision with CJ Stander in last weekend’s first Test in Cape Town.

From The42 'Not many teams can work their way out of the hole if there's not something special in that team' Resilience

'Not many teams can work their way out of the hole if there's not something special in that team'

Allister Coetzee and Adriaan Strauss reflect on South Africa’s big comeback victory against Ireland yesterday.

# south-africa - Saturday 18 June, 2016

From The42 "I think I've won Joe over" - Craig Gilroy ready to take chance against Boks Tour De Force

"I think I've won Joe over" - Craig Gilroy ready to take chance against Boks

The Ulsterman’s in line to win his eighth cap this evening.

From The42 Ireland hoping to show more attacking threat in once-a-decade chance in South Africa Outside The Boks

Ireland hoping to show more attacking threat in once-a-decade chance in South Africa

Joe Schmidt’s side looked more fluid in attack last weekend before the red card forced a tactical shift.

# south-africa - Friday 17 June, 2016

From The42 'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves' Series On The Line

'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves'

The odds are against Ireland in Johannesburg this weekend, but it didn’t stop them last time.

# south-africa - Thursday 16 June, 2016

From The42 Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg Playmaker

Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw are the only non-Ulster backs named for Ireland this weekend.

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