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  • Magic potion used in deadly South African Lonmin strike, witness says

    Magic potion used in deadly South African Lonmin strike, witness says
    At a South African government hearing Friday on the police shooting of 34 striking miners in 2012, a witness said that striking union members had sought to make themselves invulnerable to police weaponry by ingesting a traditional potion made from dead...
  • Oscar Pistorius checks into mental hospital

    Oscar Pistorius checks into mental hospital
    South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius checked in as a day patient to Pretoria's Weskoppies psychiatric hospital Monday for the first day of a month of mental tests ordered by the judge overseeing his murder trial. The 27-year-...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • South African economy stumbles as longest strike rolls on

    As the longest strike in South Africa's history ground on Tuesday, the governor of the Reserve Bank offered a wintry assessment: even if the country narrowly avoids recession, a small growth rate will offer investors little comfort. Gov. Gill Marcus...
  • South Africa enters economic deep freeze

    By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Winter arrived in South Africa this week, covering hills and highlands with snow in a fittingly chill metaphor for an economy beset by everything from labor unrest and flat-lining output to rising inflation and...
  • Oscar Pistorius was 'broken' after shooting girlfriend, witness says

    A friend of Oscar Pistorius testified Monday that the South African Olympian appeared "broken" as he wept, prayed and begged his girlfriend not to die in the minutes after he fatally shot her on Valentine's Day last year. Pistorius' murder trial resumed...
  • South Africa's ANC set to win national election as counting continues

    South Africa's governing African National Congress was headed for victory after the tallying of 70% of votes in Wednesday's national election, but its major opponent made significant gains. The ANC had won 62.5% of the vote in the latest tabulations,...
  • Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?

    Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?
    In South Africa today, as the country celebrates the 20th anniversary of its democracy and prepares for elections, two deeply flawed folk heroes — one venal, the other violent — have commandeered the headlines. The president, Jacob Zuma, was...
  • South Africa's ANC poised to return to power; ballot questions arise

    South Africa's ruling African National Congress was headed for victory Thursday in parliamentary elections and President Jacob Zuma is likely to remain in office despite voter disenchantment over corruption and high unemployment. The lower house of...
  • Defense in Oscar Pistorius murder trial opposes mental evaluation

    The defense attorney for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday strongly contested an application by the prosecution to send the athlete to a state mental hospital for 30 days of psychiatric tests after a psychiatrist diagnosed him with an anxiety disorder. Barry...
  • South African prosecutor seeks psychiatric test for Oscar Pistorius

    A South African prosecutor said he will ask the Pretoria high court on Tuesday to order a full psychiatric evaluation of double amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius after a psychiatrist testified she had diagnosed him with a mental disorder. Pistorius is on...