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Dublin: 10 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

#South Africa

# south-africa - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

From The Score Open thread: Who would you pick as Ireland’s starting XV You're The Boss

Open thread: Who would you pick as Ireland’s starting XV

A back row of Diack, Ryan and O’Donnell? If you say so.

Oscar Pistorius leaves court dock to spend his first night in jail

He left behind four white roses and a bucket in the courtroom.

From The Score Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016 Ruled Out

Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016

Pistorius won sprint gold medals at three Paralympic Games as well as competing in the 2012 London Olympics.

# south-africa - Friday 17 October, 2014

# south-africa - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Reeva Steenkamp’s killing “ruined our whole family”

That’s what her cousin Kim Martin told the court today.

# south-africa - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Court to spend second day deciding how Pistorius should be sentenced

Yesterday, a prison official recommended that he undertake community service, but this was rejected by the prosecutor.

# south-africa - Monday 13 October, 2014

Community service suggested for ‘broken man’ Oscar Pistorius

A prison official recommended that the athlete be made clean a museum for 16 hours a month for the next three years.

# south-africa - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From The Score Springboks underline the task facing Schmidt’s Ireland in November Analysis

Springboks underline the task facing Schmidt’s Ireland in November

Heyneke Meyer’s men showed ambition with ball in hand against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

# south-africa - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From The Score Boks legend van der Westhuizen got a brilliant reception before All Blacks clash Hero

Boks legend van der Westhuizen got a brilliant reception before All Blacks clash

The former scrum-half is battling motor neuron disease, but took to the Ellis Park turf to a standing ovation,

# south-africa - Monday 6 October, 2014

# south-africa - Sunday 28 September, 2014

From The Score Fitness and spirit key to beating Wallabies, says ‘Boks coach Meyer Bonus Territory

Fitness and spirit key to beating Wallabies, says ‘Boks coach Meyer

South Africa finished strong to claim a bonus point in Cape Town.

Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What’s spreading HIV?

In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.

# south-africa - Saturday 27 September, 2014

From The Score Highlights: De Villiers double helps Springboks leave Australia in the dust Rugby Championship This post contains videos

Highlights: De Villiers double helps Springboks leave Australia in the dust

South Africa trailed the Wallabies at half-time in Cape Town, but finished with a bonus point.

# south-africa - Monday 22 September, 2014

Tutu calls on Norwegians to forgive mass murderer Breivik

The retired Archbishop said that not forgiving Anders Behring Breivik could be “corrosive”.

# south-africa - Friday 19 September, 2014

Mum of Reeva Steenkamp to publish “insider” book on Pistorius trial

June Steenkamp will write about her experience of the trial.

# south-africa - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Oscar Pistorius verdict is not justice, says Reeva Steenkamp’s family

“This verdict is not justice for Reeva. I just want the truth”.

# south-africa - Friday 12 September, 2014

Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Sentencing has been scheduled for 13 October.

Here’s how long Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence could be

The former Olympian’s sentence could technically be left off with a fine and suspended sentence.

From The Score All Black captain Richie McCaw expects ‘hard day out’ against the Springboks on Saturday Heated Rivalry

All Black captain Richie McCaw expects ‘hard day out’ against the Springboks on Saturday

A win for either side would put them in control of this year’s championship.

Oscar Pistorius: The Verdict

The athlete will find out today if he will be found guilty of culpable negligence or acquitted.

# south-africa - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Oscar Pistorius found not guilty of both premeditated murder and murder

But the 27-year-old athlete could still be guilty of culpable homicide.

# south-africa - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

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.

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