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South Africa

South Africa
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  • South Africa considers declaring certain minerals as 'strategic'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's mines minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said he was considering declaring certain minerals such as coal and iron ore as "strategic" for the country. "We haven't classified any, but it is provided for under the mineral...
  • Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend's death

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for a sentencing hearing that will determine whether he serves jail time for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, or walks out a...
  • Government witness recommends house arrest for Pistorius

    PRETORIA A representative of the South African Correctional Services Department recommended Monday that Oscar Pistorius be given a penalty of house arrest and community service for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Joel Maringa, a social worker...
  • Witness: Give Oscar Pistorius house arrest for killing girlfriend

    Witness: Give Oscar Pistorius house arrest for killing girlfriend
    South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve three years of partial house arrest and community service for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, a witness said Monday at the first day of the athlete's sentencing. The 27-year-old Paralympic...
  • Oscar Pistorius back in court Monday for sentence

    Oscar Pistorius back in court Monday for sentence
    Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court Monday to find out whether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out a free man. After a six-month, on-off trial that...
  • South Africa signs nuclear agreement with France

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has signed a nuclear power agreement with France, the government said on Friday, three weeks after it reached a similar deal with Russia as part of Pretoria's first tentative steps towards building up to 9,600 MW of...
  • A 'Flute' from Africa renews Mozart's musical magic

    A 'Flute' from Africa renews Mozart's musical magic
    The Isango Ensemble, one of the world's most unusual, interesting and important theater and opera companies, doesn't distinguish between African theater and European opera. Nor does the company from Cape Town, South Africa, acknowledge barriers between...
  • Nigeria says cash for arms seized in South Africa was 'legitimate'

    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria said on Wednesday that $15 million that had been seized by South African authorities in two separate incidents was money for 'legitimate' arms deals, and it urged its rival African power to release the funds. South Africa...
  • Man pleads not guilty in South African 'honeymoon murder'

    Man pleads not guilty in South African 'honeymoon murder'
    A British man pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife on their South African honeymoon, denying claims he hired a hit man to kill her in a faked 2010 car hijacking in a township outside Cape Town. In a high-profile case that has enthralled the...
  • British honeymoon suspect admits rows with wife, denies murder

    JOHANNESBURG British businessman Shrien Dewani on Monday admitted he had a volatile relationship with his wife, Anni, but pleaded not guilty to her murder during their 2010 honeymoon as his trial opened in the South African city of Cape Town. "I plead...
  • Thailand hits party scene to combat rising HIV among gay men

    BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bare-chested male models strutted through the glitzy ballroom in Bangkok to the beat of house music while dozens of young gay men waited anxiously, working up the nerve to have a blood test. The mostly female health...