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1 hr ago | Fox News

South African journalist claims Pistorius taking acting classes as part of murder defense

A South African journalist has claimed that Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius had received acting lessons before the start of his trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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3 hrs ago | News24

Cope: Zuma must listen to religious leaders

The Congress of the People on Monday called on President Jacob Zuma to listen to religious leaders calling for him to come clean on the Nkandla saga.

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6 hrs ago | Bucks Herald

Vale families now in South African township helping children with AIDS

On Christmas Day 2004 the Walker family were sat around the table at home, tucking into their turkey with all the trimmings.

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6 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Mxit Is Not Dead

But where has it been? It turns out that Mxit has been here all along. Mxit launched seven years ago and everyone who had a cell phone, had Mxit.

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6 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

103 killed in Easter weekend crashes

At least 103 people have been killed in road accidents throughout the country over the long Easter weekend, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on Monday.

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7 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Preaching for votes

Thousands of members of the Tyrannus Apostolic Church converged on a dusty patch of land in De Deur, near Vereeniging, for their Easter weekend prayer service.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Indybay.org

"Miners Shot Down" Berkeley Screening To Benefit Striking SA Platinum Miners

Suggested donation: $10, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds will be sent to currently striking platinum miners' strike fund in Rustenburg.

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CBC News

4/20 rally draws marijuana enthusiasts to Alberta Legislature

The event, known as 4/20, takes place every year on April 20 at about 4:20 p.m. as part of worldwide demonstrations for the legalization of marijuana.

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USA Today

Holy days converge in packed Old City Jerusalem

Palm fronds and wooden crosses clutched in their hands, throngs of Christians have spent Holy Week retracing the last steps Jesus took before his death and resurrection in the ancient Old City of Jerusalem, while hundreds of thousands of Jews have made their own pilgrimages for the eight-day holiday of Passover.

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Iol.co.za

Husband held for murder

A Durban man who allegedly ordered a hit on his wife was arrested on Thursday and has spent the Easter weekend behind bars.

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Iol.co.za

Man hands himself over after stabbing

A man who allegedly stabbed another man to death at Jacobs Hostel, in Durban, has handed himself over to police, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.

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West Australian

South Africa's 'spaza' shops suffer as big retail rolls in

In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church.

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AlertNet

South Africa's ANC set for two-thirds majority - poll

The African National Congress is on course to win nearly a two-thirds majority in May 7 elections, a poll showed on Sunday, confounding analysts who had predicted a fall in support for South Africa's ruling party 20 years after the end of apartheid.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

MBendi

Oil and Gas Africa 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa

While the continent's growing importance as a new source of crude oil is attracting an increasing number of Afro-centric oil industry meetings and conferences, our event Oil and Gas Africa, now in its 6th edition, is still the largest and only Engineering Supply Chain exhibition.

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Iol.co.za

Cop's fingerprints found at murder scene

A police officer is among 10 people arrested for the murder of another policeman at the Klapmuts police station outside Stellenbosch, Western Cape police said on Saturday.

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Iol.co.za

Two boys killed in hit and run

File image. A driver has fled the scene of an accident in which two boys, aged six, were killed in the Western Cape.

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In-depth Africa

How South African Immigration officials hate on Nigerians

A travel agent narrates how her client was disrespected, illegally held in a cell and deported from South Africa after arriving the country yesterday April 18thbecause according to SA immigration, the man hadn't paid for his hotel reservation.

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Iol.co.za

I took muti, says raped man

A North Coast man who was allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint by three women says he was able to cope because of muti he had taken days earlier.

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Courthouse News Service

South Africans Have Case for Aiding Apartheid

Ford Motor Co. and IBM must face a class action from black South Africans accusing them of supplying the apartheid regime with military cars and computers, a federal judge ruled.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Age

In Pistorius trial, critics see a justice system favouring rich and famous

Pretoria: Before the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius opened, a judge who ruled that most of it could be broadcast said that decision would counter the notion that South African justice treated the rich and famous "with kid gloves" while it was "harsh on the poor and vulnerable".

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