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South Africa gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction

Johanesburg - A South African court on Sunday gave the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists.

Grace Mugabe absent from S.Africa summit as assault claim lingers

Pretoria - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe failed to appear Saturday at a summit in South Africa attended by her husband, an event overshadowed by her effort to obtain diplomatic immunity over assault allegations.

S.Africa mulls Grace Mugabe's immunity claim

Johanesburg - South African officials were on Friday considering whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe over her alleged assault on 20-year-old model in a Johannesburg hotel.

S.Africa blocks release of anti-apartheid hero Hani's killer

Johanesburg - South Africa's top court on Friday blocked the release from jail of Polish immigrant Janusz Walus who shot dead anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani in 1993.

S. Africa opposition demand arrest of Grace Mugabe over assault claims

Johanesburg - Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is a "massive flight risk" and must be arrested over allegations that she attacked a model in Johannesburg, South Africa's main opposition party said Friday.

Actress Charlize Theron dreams of AIDS-free S.Africa

Johanesburg - Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Charlize Theron hopes to create an AIDS-free generation in her home country South Africa which has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world.

Model was offered cash to make Grace Mugabe assault 'go away'

Centurion - The 20-year-old South African model that Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is alleged to have assaulted was offered cash to make potential charges "go away", a lawyer said Thursday.

Anger boils five years after S.African massacre of miners

Marikana - At the site of the 2012 Marikana massacre where police shot dead 34 strikers, thousands of South African miners sang remembrance songs Wednesday as campaigners demanded prosecutions and compensation.

Jailed Pistorius allowed to attend grandmother's funeral

Johanesburg - Jailed South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius briefly left his Pretoria prison on Wednesday to attend his grandmother's funeral.

Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

Johanesburg - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, confirming she had not fled the country.

Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

Johanesburg - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, in an incident that could test cross-border relations.

Grace Mugabe accused of assaulting model in S. African hotel

Johanesburg - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe was under investigation by South African police Tuesday after she allegedly used an extension cord to assault a model in a Johannesburg hotel.

Grace Mugabe probed over alleged assault in S.Africa

Johanesburg - South African police were on Tuesday investigating an alleged assault by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe on a model who was staying at a Johannesburg hotel with her two sons.

S.Africa's Zuma 'a fighter' after surviving vote: minister

Soweto - South African President Jacob Zuma, who survived a vote of no confidence in parliament this week, is "a fighter but he knows he is bowing out," one of his closest allies told AFP on Friday.

S.African Al-Qaeda hostage tells of 6-year ordeal

Johanesburg - South African hostage Stephen McGown, who was held by Al-Qaeda in Mali for nearly six years, said Thursday he had been well treated but was distraught to have not be freed before his mother died.

S.African Al-Qaeda hostage tells of 6-year ordeal

Johanesburg - South African hostage Stephen McGown, who was held by Al-Qaeda in Mali for nearly six years, said Thursday he had been well treated but was distraught to have not be freed before his mother died.

S.Africa at cannabis crossroads

Johanesburg - For one South African mother, cannabis was an illegal drug to warn her son about when he became a teenager: today, she uses it to treat his rare medical condition.

S. Africa at cannabis crossroads

Johanesburg - For one South African mother, cannabis was an illegal drug to warn her son about when he became a teenager: today, she uses it to treat his rare medical condition.

S.Africa's Zuma counts cost after surviving vote

Johanesburg - South African opposition leaders piled pressure on President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday after a parliamentary vote of no confidence exposed deep rifts in his ANC party as it readies for a leadership battle.

S.Africa's Zuma survives no-confidence vote: Speaker

Cape Town - South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday survived a parliamentary vote of no confidence, as ruling ANC lawmakers stuck by their leader despite divisions and fierce criticism of his rule.
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