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Quinton de Kock says he has a responsibility to safeguard future cricket tours to South Africa
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Quinton de Kock says he has a responsibility to safeguard future cricket tours to South Africa

De Kock said his objective for the Test season was to hasten the development of young players, with South Africa needing to make up too much ground to be a factor in the world Test championship.

South Africa vs England: Wonder Woman, Superman interrupt third T20I in climate protest at SuperSport Park
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South Africa vs England: Wonder Woman, Superman interrupt third T20I in climate protest at SuperSport Park

The protest at the SuperSport Park stadium near the South African capital Pretoria was meant to draw attention to air pollution in South Africa and was carried out by Greenpeace Africa, it said on its Facebook page.

South Africa vs England: Ben Stokes dedicates match-winning all-round effort in second Test to father undergoing treatment
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South Africa vs England: Ben Stokes dedicates match-winning all-round effort in second Test to father undergoing treatment

Stokes scored a rapid 72 from 47 balls to give England the quick runs they needed for an early declaration in their second innings on Day 4, before taking three quick wickets to wrap up the South African tail

South Africa hits back at Donald Trump over land 'seizure' tweet, accuses US president of sowing seeds of division
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South Africa hits back at Donald Trump over land 'seizure' tweet, accuses US president of sowing seeds of division

South Africa accused United States president Donald Trump of sowing division and rejected 'such narrow perception' after he tweeted that the State Department would probe "land and farm seizures and the large scale killing of farmers'.

Narendra Modi arrives in South Africa; PM to participate in BRICS Summit in Johannesburg
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Narendra Modi arrives in South Africa; PM to participate in BRICS Summit in Johannesburg

At the BRICS meet, Narendra Modi and other leaders are expected to deliberate on global hot-spot issues, international peace and security, global governance and trade issues among others.

Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa president; forced out by party after nine years of scandals, falling popularity
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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa president; forced out by party after nine years of scandals, falling popularity

South African president Jacob Zuma resigned as the ruling ANC party finally turned against him after nine years of corruption scandals, economic slowdown and falling popularity

South Africa's ruling ANC party decides to remove President Jacob Zuma as head of state, says reports
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South Africa's ruling ANC party decides to remove President Jacob Zuma as head of state, says reports

South Africa's ruling ANC party ended marathon closed-door talks early on Tuesday resolving to remove the scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma as head of state.

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius injured after brawl in prison over use of public phone
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius injured after brawl in prison over use of public phone

Local media reported that fellow prisoners were angered by the Pistorius's lengthy telephone conversation, leading to a fight.

South African prosecution to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' 'shockingly low' six-year sentence
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South African prosecution to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' 'shockingly low' six-year sentence

Pistorius shot dead Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day in 2013, when he fired four times through the door of his bedroom toilet, mistaking her for a burglar.

Robert Mugabe's wife returns to Zimbabwe after being accused of assaulting 20-yr-old model in South Africa
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Robert Mugabe's wife returns to Zimbabwe after being accused of assaulting 20-yr-old model in South Africa

Harare: Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, accused of assault in South Africa where she is seeking diplomatic immunity, returned home from a visit there on Sunday, public broadcaster ZBC reported.

South Africa's AB de Villiers says he doesn't have to 'prove anything' ahead of T20 series against England
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South Africa's AB de Villiers says he doesn't have to 'prove anything' ahead of T20 series against England

De Villiers's captaincy was called into question during the Champions Trophy but now he is ready to lead the side at the 2019 World Cup in England.

South Africans protest, call for resignation of President Jacob Zuma over scandal
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South Africans protest, call for resignation of President Jacob Zuma over scandal

On Wednesday, business executives, religious leaders and others gathered in a Pretoria cathedral to demand that Zuma quit

Court rejects state appeal over 'lenient' Oscar Pistorius sentence
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Court rejects state appeal over 'lenient' Oscar Pistorius sentence

A South African judge, on Friday, rejected the state's appeal seeking a longer jail sentence for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is serving a six-year term for killing his girlfriend three years ago.

Modi in Africa: PM tweets about Gandhi and Mandela, thanks South Africa for NSG cooperation
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Modi in Africa: PM tweets about Gandhi and Mandela, thanks South Africa for NSG cooperation

PM Modi has described India’s relations with South Africa as an “important strategic partner, with whom our ties are historical and deep-rooted.”

Narendra Modi in South Africa: Can 'rainbow nation' be India's pivot to Africa?
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Narendra Modi in South Africa: Can 'rainbow nation' be India's pivot to Africa?

PM Modi arrived in South Africa on Friday. His visit assumes significance as it is the first state visit by an Indian PM in a decade.

Oscar Pistorius trial: Timeline of his fall from Olympic glory to six-year prison sentence
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Oscar Pistorius trial: Timeline of his fall from Olympic glory to six-year prison sentence

Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee sprinter who shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, was sentenced to six years in prison.

Oscar Pistorius to be handed sentencing in Reeva Steenkamp murder case today
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Oscar Pistorius to be handed sentencing in Reeva Steenkamp murder case today

Disgraced Paralympian Pistorius will learn how long he will spend in jail when a judge sentences him for murdering his girlfriend Steenkamp three years ago.

Oscar Pistorius to appear in court for sentencing hearing on Reeva Steenkamp murder case
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Oscar Pistorius to appear in court for sentencing hearing on Reeva Steenkamp murder case

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will appear in court Monday for a sentencing hearing to send him back to jail for murdering Reeva Steenkamp

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius released from jail, will spend rest of his sentence under house arrest
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius released from jail, will spend rest of his sentence under house arrest

Oscar Pistorius has been released from jail, South African officials have said, and will serve his remaining sentence under house arrest after spending a year behind bars.

 Amla, Rossouw punish wayward West Indies again; South Africa win series 4-1
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Amla, Rossouw punish wayward West Indies again; South Africa win series 4-1

Amla and Rossouw put on 247 for the third wicket, equalling the South African record they had set in the second match of the series in Johannesburg.