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19 min ago | Iol.co.za

Outrage over giraffe bridge death

An animal rights group is planning to sue the people responsible for the death of a giraffe that smashed its head on a bridge as it was transported in a trailer on the N1 near Pretoria.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

ABC News

Pistorius sells home to pay for murder trial

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has sold his Pretoria home where he killed his girlfriend last year for less than he hoped, to help pay legal fees for his ongoing murder trial.

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Bellingham Herald

Singer Gregory Alan Isakov roams to Wild Buffalo

Gregory Alan Isakov, whose work hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen, performs Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. in Bellingham.

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Cool Hunting

From ZA to NY, Brooklyn Biltong: South African-style beef jerky cured in the open air

Dried meats are a staple in many diets around the world. From smoked jerky, the trusty American gas station fare, to South America's dried llama and alpaca snack Ch'arki, what was historically born out of a lack of refrigeration for meats is now a beloved snack.

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Iol.co.za

Rhino horn theft accused in court

The bail application of four men accused of stealing 112 pieces of rhino horn worth over R160 million was postponed in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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Iol.co.za

Brickz wants rape case dropped

Kwaito musician Sipho ''Brickz'' Ndlovu, accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, wants the case withdrawn, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court heard on Friday.

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KSWO

South Africa: Giraffe's head hits highway overpass

The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions - but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.

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GhanaSoccerNet.com

Ghana's women AFCON opponents South Africa open camp

Ghana's opponents for the African Women Championship South Africa started camp yesterday and will hold their training sessions at the Nike Centre in Soweto and the Bedfordview FC grounds.

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Forbes.com

10 Inspirational Quotes From The 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative Summit In Washington DC

President Obama launched the Young African Leaders Initiative in 2010 to support an emerging generation of African leaders as they work to drive economic growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, peace and security across Africa and enhance the civil society structures that will help the continent grow and prosper.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Forbes.com

Brand Africa Announces South Africa's Top 50 Most Valuable Brands

South Africa's Top 50 Most Valuable Brands were revealed from a survey conducted by leading independent brand valuation consultancy company, Brand Africa which provide a measurable and independent account on how brands perform in South Africa each year.

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Mail & Guardian

The African way of life in focus

Whether fragile, charming, seductive or frightening, Themba Mbuyisa's photographs explore the various and contrasting emotions of the human condition.

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Switched

Giraffe Dies After Hitting Head On Highway Bridge In South Africa

A giraffe reportedly died this week on a South African highway after hitting its head on a bridge.

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GhanaWeb

Black Stars player dump girlfriend over sex video

An unnamed Black Stars player has abandoned plans to marry a woman in Tamale after pornographic videos and photos involving his future wife was leaked to the Ghanaian public on Wednesday.

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Iol.co.za

Brothers face fraud charges of R600m

Two brothers charged with fraud involving an investment scheme in Wellington involving more than R600 million are to face more charges, the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court heard on Wednesday.

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Truthdig

Gaza and Soweto: Why South Africa Is Calling on Israel to Cease Gaza Ground Offensive

On June 16, 1976, some 20,000 students rose up to protest in the slum of Soweto on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

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Iol.co.za

Rape accused rejects female lawyer

A Metered-taxi driver who allegedly preyed on women hitch-hikers in the Midlands, robbing and raping them after offering them a lift, fired his legal aid attorney in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday - because she is a woman.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Iol.co.za

Dog rescuer attacked with hammer

A woman is recovering after being attacked with a hammer while trying to protect a rescued dog that her neighbour was beating with a plank on Saturday night.

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Channelnewsasia.com

South Africans continue battle against human trafficking

South Africa remains a top source and a top destination of trafficking victims. And according to the international body, human trafficking is the world's third most profitable crime, after illicit drugs and arms trafficking.

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Travel World News

The Maslow is South Africa's Newest Modern Hotel

The Maslow Hotel is Sun International's new, modern hotel, providing an oasis setting within Johannesburg's premium shopping area of Sandton.

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Lafferty

Former central bank governor wants government to buy South African bank

Tito Mboweni, the former central bank governor of South Africa, has said that the country's government should consider buying one of the nation's banks to boost access to finance for citizens and businesses.

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