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1 hr ago | Iol.co.za

'To stop violence, start in childhood'

"If you want to reduce violence, look at early childhood development... That is a sustainable way to reduce violence," ISS governance, crime, and justice division head Gareth Newham told reporters in Pretoria on Wednesday. Looking at the 2012/13 figures most violent crime categories in South Africa went up.

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5 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Ill South Africans flock to Lagos 'prophet'

South Africans have been flocking to The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, in Lagos, for many years, hoping for miracle cures from its pastor, the self-styled faith healer and prophet TB Joshua, for anything from smoking and drinking to Aids and cancer. Sechaba, previously considered the bad boy of gospel, told Independent Newspapers in 2009 he had been "born again" earlier that year when he visited Joshua at his church in Lagos.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Sixty-Seven South Africans Dead In Nigerian Building Collapse - President Zuma

Sixty-seven South Africans have been killed and scores injured in the collapse of a building in the compound of a Pentecostal church in Lagos, Nigeria last week, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said. The church collapsed Friday while three extra stories were being added to its initial two in the Ikotun neighbourhood in the populous city.

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Pocono Record

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism, threats -

Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not intend to kill when he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a closed toilet door.

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KAUZ

67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building

Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

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The Star Online

Housing project helps South Africa's platinum miners escape shanty towns

South African platinum miner Vincent Nyeleka has just moved up in the world, leaving behind a cramped hovel that he rented for a new, three-bedroom house he can call his own. "This is better.

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Iol.co.za

Man shot dead in his house

A man was shot and killed in his home on the corner of Tuna Street and 8th Avenue in Valhalla Park in Cape Town on Tuesday morning, Western Cape police said. "It is alleged that three unidentified suspects entered his residence and randomly shot at him," Captain FC van Wyk said.

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Christian Science Monitor

Diamond the size of the Ritz found in South Africa: $16 million rock

Diamonds are associated with both South Africa and things glamorous. In South Africa the Cullinan Mine, east of Pretoria, is famous for diamonds of the huge variety, including the " Cullinan Diamond " -- which at 3,106 carets is the largest gem quality diamond ever found.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Woman survives 4 days after Nigeria building falls

In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria.

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News24

.com | Robbers assaulted in mob attack

Two alleged robbers have been arrested for housebreaking and theft in Kagiso, near Roodepoort, after being assaulted by residents, Gauteng police said on Tuesday. The two were arrested and admitted to a local hospital around 22:00 on Monday, police spokesperson Solomon Sibiya said.

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The Times of Israel

Alleged Israeli arms dealer arrested in South Africa

Police in South Africa have arrested an Israeli citizen as well as two Nigerians who attempted to smuggle $9.3 million in cash into the country as part of a possible arms deal, Reuters reported . The three were arrested at Lanseria International Airport outside Johannesburg on September 5, police said Monday, and the money, packed into three suitcases, was confiscated.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Iol.co.za

Lesotho eyes early election

Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, a South African official said on Monday. As a result of the coalition government not being "fully functional", Lesotho's leaders are planning to "shorten the mandate, of the coalition", said South Africa's International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

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Mail & Guardian

South African photography at the Barbican

'Constructing Worlds', a new exhibition at London's Barbican Centre, explores the relationship between photography and the built environment. Constructing Worlds , a new exhibition at London's Barbican Centre, explores the relationship between photography and the built environment.

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The Drinks Business

South Africa to ape Marlborough success

South African winemakers are seeking to piggyback on the success of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with their own cheaper versions of the popular style. Speaking during a press conference at The Beautiful South tasting at Olympia last week, Jane Robertson, category development director for Accolade said: "South African whites are sexy right now.

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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Online education clicks with African students

Fresh faced and full of energy, five recent graduates sit around the conference room table. They all hail from a different African country, and they all have big dreams about revamping education in their continent for a digital era.

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Yahoo!

14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa

Fourteen Nobel Peace Laureates have asked President Jacob Zuma to guarantee the Dalai Lama a visa to South Africa, after the Tibetan spiritual leader was forced to abandon a trip to the country. The Dalai Lama was to attend a summit of Nobel peace prize winners in Cape Town next month, the first-ever meeting of its kind in Africa.

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Greenwich Citizen

Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

Oscar Pistorius cries in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 as Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in Pistorius' murder trial.

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Iol.co.za

Vaal man on child sex charges

A man accused of molesting five teenaged boys is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Monday, Gauteng police said. The 28-year-old man was arrested in Kempton Park, on the East Rand, by the family, child and sexual offences unit on Thursday, Captain Doniah Mothutsane said.

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SA gets its own Netflix in VIDI [Daily News (South Africa)]

In fact, #VIDI was trending on Twitter. Of course, this is great news for binge-viewing fans.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Iol.co.za

Deputy minister's house burgled

Deputy Water Minister Pamela Tshwete's house in King Williams Town, in the Eastern Cape, has been burgled, her office said in a statement on Sunday. The house was broken into on Saturday night and industrial cooking equipment including pots and cutlery were stolen, spokesman Phakamisa Hobongwana said in a statement.

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