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# south-africa - Today’s News

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# south-africa - Yesterday’s News

From The Score Australia drop Beale as Waratahs halfback duo Phipps and Foley start Reshuffled

Australia drop Beale as Waratahs halfback duo Phipps and Foley start

The Wallabies’ head coach, Ewen McKenzie, has gone for an entirely new playmaking pairing to face South Africa.

# south-africa - Saturday 30 August, 2014

‘I will not go back to get killed’: Lesotho PM flees to South Africa

Thomas Thabane says he has fled in fear of his life, after the country’s military took over buildings in the capital, Maseru.

From The Score Ludik targetting fullback slot with hopes of emulating Pienaar at Ulster Import

Ludik targetting fullback slot with hopes of emulating Pienaar at Ulster

The South African left his home country after falling out of the Springboks picture.

# south-africa - Friday 22 August, 2014

From The Score 5 talking points ahead of week 2 in the Rugby Championship Refs Get Tough

5 talking points ahead of week 2 in the Rugby Championship

Can Argentina finally deliver back-to-back performances?

# south-africa - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Cast of soap opera fired after going on strike for more pay

The sixteen actors had said they were struggling – but the producer says they were some of the best-paid actors in the country.

# south-africa - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Oscar Pistorius trial shown in South African classrooms

The exceptional trial is being used to teach legal principles to young students.

# south-africa - Friday 8 August, 2014

# south-africa - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Oscar Pistorius described as a deceitful witness who has ‘anxiety on call’

The closing arguments are expected to last two days.

# south-africa - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Oscar Pistorius’ brother ‘badly hurt’ after head-on car crash

Carl Pistorius was acquitted last year of culpable homicide and reckless driving.

# south-africa - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Giraffe in truck dies after hitting head on low bridge South Africa

Giraffe in truck dies after hitting head on low bridge

The animal was being transported along a Pretoria highway.

# south-africa - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From The Score Van den Heever at home in Munster and ready to launch Ireland ambitions Speed

Van den Heever at home in Munster and ready to launch Ireland ambitions

The 25-year-old will get his season underway at the Limerick World Club 7s.

# south-africa - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From The Score South African U19 player fires over incredible 80-metre penalty Howitzer

South African U19 player fires over incredible 80-metre penalty

Gerrie Labuschagne was on target from way, way downtown.

# south-africa - Monday 21 July, 2014

Boy (4) dies after being dragged by hijacked car in South Africa

The little boy’s mother was loading him and his sister into the car when hijackers put a gun to her head.

# south-africa - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Oscar Pistorius denies he was drunk during nightclub row

His family claim he was approached by a man who taunted him about his trial.

# south-africa - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

“We close the case for the defence.” – It’s down to closing arguments in the Pistorius trial

The trial will break until 7 August when both sides will make their last arguments.

# south-africa - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Oscar Pistorius severely traumatised and a ‘suicide risk’

A medical expert told a court in South Africa today that the runner’s condition is likely to worsen.

# south-africa - Monday 30 June, 2014

Oscar Pistorius was NOT suffering from a mental illness when he killed Reeva Steenkamp

The trial has returned after a month break in which Pistorius underwent tests.

# south-africa - Thursday 26 June, 2014

From The Score Scotland name uncapped 20-year-old Ashe at No. 8 for Springbok Test Deep End

Scotland name uncapped 20-year-old Ashe at No. 8 for Springbok Test

The back row has been training in New Zealand recently after winning a scholarship.

# south-africa - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From The Score Wales prop Samson Lee hit with five-week ban for this headbutt Discipline

Wales prop Samson Lee hit with five-week ban for this headbutt

The 21-year-old admitted to the act of foul play in last weekend’s clash with South Africa.

# south-africa - Monday 23 June, 2014

From The Score Southern Hemisphere sides prove their dominance in June Test whitewashes The Big Three

Southern Hemisphere sides prove their dominance in June Test whitewashes

South Africa, New Zealand and Australia all wrapped up series successes last weekend.

# south-africa - Friday 20 June, 2014

From The Score Willie le Roux’s attacking flair adds another layer to fearsome ‘Boks Analysis

Willie le Roux’s attacking flair adds another layer to fearsome ‘Boks

The 24-year-old Cheetahs fullback showed off his kicking, evasion and fielding skills in Durban last weekend.

# south-africa - Saturday 14 June, 2014

From The Score Wales disappoint as Willie le Roux inspires South Africa victory Flair

Wales disappoint as Willie le Roux inspires South Africa victory

The Cheetahs’ fullback was at the heart of the Springboks’ best attacking play in Durban.

# south-africa - Monday 9 June, 2014

From The Score South Africa hooker Ralepelle tests positive for anabolic steroid – report Doping

South Africa hooker Ralepelle tests positive for anabolic steroid – report

The 27-year-old is now at risk of a two-year ban from playing.

# south-africa - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From The Score South Africa overpower star-studded World XV in Cape Town Boks

South Africa overpower star-studded World XV in Cape Town

The Springboks produced two superb maul tries in a dominant second-half performance.

# south-africa - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Mountain biker gets robbed at gunpoint – and films it all on his GoPro Scary Stuff

Mountain biker gets robbed at gunpoint – and films it all on his GoPro

Three men have been arrested after the footage came to light.

From The Score Ulsterman Roger Wilson named at No. 8 in star-studded World XV Glamour

Ulsterman Roger Wilson named at No. 8 in star-studded World XV

The once-capped Ireland international will be playing with some world-class talent in Cape Town.

# south-africa - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From The Score Victor Matfield named ‘Boks captain three years after international retirement He's Back

Victor Matfield named ‘Boks captain three years after international retirement

The 37-year-old lock takes over on an interim basis with Jean de Villiers out injured.

# south-africa - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From The Score Vern Cotter gets to work in Scotland by naming 43-man double squad All Welcome

Vern Cotter gets to work in Scotland by naming 43-man double squad

The former Clermont boss has called up six uncapped players including Glasgow out-half Finn Russell.

# south-africa - Saturday 17 May, 2014

From The Score Rugby player sent off for stamping on opponent’s face Video

Rugby player sent off for stamping on opponent’s face

Jean Deysel faces a heavy suspension after appearing to deliberately harm an opponent.

# south-africa - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Oscar Pistorius to undergo tests to establish if he has an anxiety disorder

Judge Thokozile Masipa said a “proper inquiry” was required.

# south-africa - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

From The Score Ulsterman Wilson added to ‘World XV’ ahead of Springboks clash Dream Team

Ulsterman Wilson added to ‘World XV’ ahead of Springboks clash

The likes of Rene Ranger, Rory Kockott, Steffon Armitage and Mamuka Gorgodze will play alongside Wilson.

# south-africa - Monday 12 May, 2014

Prosecutors ask for Oscar Pistorius to be placed under psychiatric observation

The option of changing his defence to one of “diminished responsibility” was raised during the Olympian’s trial today.

# south-africa - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Great white shark takes a bite out of inflatable boat Jawsus

Great white shark takes a bite out of inflatable boat

We’re gonna need another boat.

# south-africa - Thursday 8 May, 2014

African National Congress look set to dominate elections in South Africa

The party has 56 percent of the vote, down signficantly from the 66 percent it won at the last election.

# south-africa - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Polls open in South Africa’s first elections with a ‘born free’ generation

The run up to the vote had been marked by nostalgic rhetoric and voter fury.

# south-africa - Monday 5 May, 2014

Oscar Pistorius was ‘broken, desperate, pleading’ after he shot Reeva Steenkamp

The murder trial resumed in South Africa this morning.

At least 12 more witnesses to give evidence as Oscar Pistorius trial resumes

The proceedings took a break for the past two weeks.

# south-africa - Sunday 27 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Greatest buffalo mam ever chases lion away from her calf Buffalo Soldier

# south-africa - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Forensics expert: Steenkamp was shot in quick succession in hip and arm

Today’s testimony from a defence forensics expert contradicts some of the evidence given by a police ballistics witness.

# south-africa - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

‘I think today is a good day to tell you that I love you’ – Reeva’s message to Pistorius on day of shooting

The athlete read out the Valentine’s Day card that his model girlfriend left for him on 14 February last year – the day she was shot and killed at his house.

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