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.

South Africa unveils plans for Mandela's first death anniversary

South Africa would commemorate the first death anniversary of global icon Nelson Mandela next week with a range of diverse events, including an inaugural marathon, inter-faith prayer service and a symbolic wreath-laying ceremony.

Oscar Pistorius birthday visit may have bent prison rules: Report
Oscar Pistorius birthday visit may have bent prison rules: Report

Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, received a long visit from his brother and sister for his 28th birthday that may have bent the rules of his incarceration, a South African newspaper reported Sunday.

Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun to lead Mumbai club in tour of South Africa
Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun to lead Mumbai club in tour of South Africa

Sachin Tendulkar's Arjun will be leading a Mumbai club Worli CC's U-18 side to South Africa for a pre-season exposure tour that starts on November 2.

Oscar Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell
Oscar Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

South African prison officials say Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius starts five-year jail term for killing lover
Oscar Pistorius starts five-year jail term for killing lover

Star athlete Oscar Pistorius is spending his first night in jail Tuesday as he starts serving a five-year sentence behind the towering walls of a grim South African prison after a sensational trial for killing his girlfriend.

Oscar Pistorius: The `broke and broken` Olympian
Oscar Pistorius: The `broke and broken` Olympian

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. 

Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Closing arguments today
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Closing arguments today

In the high profile murder trial of fallen paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius, closing arguments will be entered by both the defence and prosecution in the High Court in Pretoria today. It's speculated that Judge Thokozile Masipa will deliver her verdict on Tuesday. The State called its final witness on trial on yesterday.

 

Oscar Pstorius's family issues statement to forstall electronic communications devices probe
Oscar Pstorius's family issues statement to forstall electronic communications devices probe

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's family and their legal team issued a press statement on Wednesday in attempt to forestall a pending news report, apparently related to electronic communications devices.