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# 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.

# south-africa - Saturday 12 April, 2014

RECAP: 7 things we heard at the Oscar Pistorius trial this week

Pistorius, himself, took the stand to give his version of events this week.

# south-africa - Friday 11 April, 2014

Prosecutor: Pistorius story doesn’t add up

“She was standing behind the toilet door talking to you when you shot her,” prosecutor Gerrie Nel put it to the athlete. He replied, “that’s not true”.

# south-africa - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Judge: This trial is not public entertainment

“For those of you who possibly think this is entertainment, it is not,” Judge Mapisa told the gallery today.

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius shown graphic and disturbing photo of Reeva’s bloodied head

Prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel (known as The Pitbull) was brutal while cross-examining the athlete yesterday.

# south-africa - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

‘You shot and killed her’ – Oscar Pistorius told to take responsibility for Reeva’s death

The athlete had a tough time today on the witness stand as he was cross-examined by State counsel Gerrie Nel.

‘I did not intend to kill Reeva’ – Oscar Pistorius on the night he shot his girlfriend

The athlete gave more details about the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day shooting in his Pretoria home last year.

# south-africa - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From The Score Springboks to face Nick Mallet-coached World XV this summer Dream Team

Springboks to face Nick Mallet-coached World XV this summer

Steffon Armitage, BJ Botha, James O’Connor, Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell have all been confirmed to take part.

Oscar Pistorius wails in witness box as he recalls night of shooting

A raft of text messages between Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp were read out in court today.

# south-africa - Saturday 5 April, 2014

“We were fighting with all our passion to create a boring society” – South African Freedom Fighter

Albie Sachs, one of the lawyers who drew up South Africa’s first democratic Constitution, sits down with TheJournal.ie for a Q&A.

# south-africa - Friday 4 April, 2014

From The Score Pienaar: ‘Sport is a very powerful tool, it has the power to change the world’ Unity

Pienaar: ‘Sport is a very powerful tool, it has the power to change the world’

The former Saracens player, coach and CEO will be in the Ravenhill stands for tomorrow night’s Heineken Cup tie.

# south-africa - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Two men arrested after being found inside an ATM

How did they even get in there?

# south-africa - Monday 31 March, 2014

From The Score Former Ireland coach Gert Smal takes control of Western Province Forward Thinking

Former Ireland coach Gert Smal takes control of Western Province

The forwards coach has been named the new director of rugby with the club he has previously represented as a player and a coach.

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