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Convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius put on suicide watch: Reports

Convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius put on suicide watch: Reports

The 29-year-old double-amputee, who is being held at the Kgosi Mampuru II Prison in Pretoria.

ANC shaken by South Africa election losses

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) vowed Friday to learn from bruising local election results that showed South African voters turning away from the party that led the anti-apartheid struggle.

Terrorism a shared threat, need to remain vigilant and cooperate: PM Modi in South Africa

Terrorism a shared threat, need to remain vigilant and cooperate: PM Modi in South Africa

Speaking in the South African capital Pretoria, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed that terrorism is a shared threat which puts “the safety of our people at risk”.

PM Modi, President Zuma hold talks after ceremonial welcome in Pretoria

PM Modi, President Zuma hold talks after ceremonial welcome in Pretoria

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday sat down for bilateral talks with South African President Jacob Zuma after a ceremonial welcome accorded to him at the Union Buildings in Pretoria here.

South African capital tense after overnight riots in ruling party dispute

Violence flared on Monday night as impoverished residents of Pretoria`s townships set light to vehicles after the African National Congress` (ANC) national leadership.

Oscar Pistorius - bailed, tagged and free to roam

Oscar Pistorius - bailed, tagged and free to roam

He faces a minimum 15-year sentence for shooting Steenkamp in a case that has fascinated and divided South Africa.

Reeva Steenkamp's mother says she doesn't want revenge on Oscar Pistorius

Reeva Steenkamp's mother says she doesn't want revenge on Oscar Pistorius

The mother of Reeva Steenkamp said that she did not want Oscar Pistorius to spend more time in jail for killing her daughter, after he was released on parole and put under house arrest.

Oscar Pistorius released from prison, put under house arrest

Oscar Pistorius released from prison, put under house arrest

Oscar Pistorius has been released from jail and will serve his remaining sentence under house arrest.

South African man gets back car stolen 22 years ago

The South African police returned a car to its owner 22 years after it was stolen in Pretoria, media reports said on Thursday.

South Africa`s Zuma justifies Marikana police shooting

South Africa`s Zuma justifies Marikana police shooting

South Africa`s President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday defended police who shot dead 34 striking workers at Marikana in 2012, suggesting their action was aimed at protecting lives.

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt denied appeal for rape verdict

Disgraced former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt will not be allowed to appeal a ruling that found him guilty of raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.

Bashir to leave South Africa Monday despite court case: Sudan official

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will leave South Africa on Monday, an official in his delegation said, as a Pretoria judge was due to hear an application for his arrest.

African Union summit to focus on women, development

The African Union (AU) opened its annual summit here on Sunday with focus on issues concerning women empowerment and the continent's long-term development.

One dead, 241 injured in South Africa train collision

At least one person was killed and more than 200 were injured after two commuter trains collided in a suburb of South Africa`s biggest city Johannesburg on Tuesday, train operator Metrorail and emergency services said.

Thousands march in South African city against xenophobia

South Africa`s executive capital of Pretoria came to a halt on Friday as thousands of people marched against the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals.

South Africa seeks diplomatic support to defeat anti-immigrant unrest

South Africa sought diplomatic support from countries across the continent on Friday to defeat the "demon" of anti-immigrant violence in which at least four people have been killed over the past fortnight.

Man used baby as club to attack lover, S African court told

 A man accused of murdering his baby daughter by using her as a club to attack his girlfriend has appeared in a South African court, local media reported today.

South Africa's "Prime Evil" apartheid killer freed on parole

Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed `Prime Evil` for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole on Friday after more than 20 years in prison.

South Africa strong favourite against West Indies at happy hunting ground

South Africa strong favourite against West Indies at happy hunting ground

That West Indies go into the final test against South Africa with an opportunity to draw the three-match series is probably more than they could have hoped for after a crushing defeat in the first game in Pretoria.

South Africa vs West Indies: Alviro Petersen goes early as Proteas make pedestrian start

South Africa vs West Indies: Alviro Petersen goes early as Proteas make pedestrian start

South Africa made a slow start to the second test against West Indies, reaching lunch on 68 for one following the loss of struggling opener Alviro Petersen at St George`s Park on Friday.