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Five years of thirst: S.Africa's Eastern Cape battles brutal drought

- South African farmer Steve Bothma heaved a sigh of relief when the weatherman finally predicted rain.His excitement was short-lived. Just a few days later, the forecast changed. It was back to cloudless sunshine.

S.Africa's Tutu hospitalised for 'infection'

Johanesburg - South African anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital in Cape Town "for treatment of a stubborn infection", his office said on Wednesday.

S.African court cuts jail term for white farmers in coffin case

Johanesburg - A South African court has cut the sentences of two white farmers who forced a black man into a coffin and threatened to kill him, sparking nationwide outrage.

Ryan Coetzee talks New York Breakers, ISL, advice, future plans Special

South African swimmer Ryan Coetzee chatted with Digital Journal about being a part of the International Swimming League (ISL).

Review: Chad Le Clos named MVP of the ISL European derby match in London Special

London - Four-time Olympic medalist South African swimmer Chad Le Clos was named MVP at the International Swimming League (ISL) competition in London.

South African Airways cancels flights ahead of strike

Johanesburg - South African Airways (SAA) said Wednesday it was cancelling all its flights as thousands of workers vowed to press ahead with an indefinite strike the following day, after the troubled national carrier announced a major retrenchment plan.

Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

Cape Town - South Africa's rugby stars on Monday hoisted the World Cup before thousands of ecstatic fans at Cape Town's City Hall, where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after his release from prison.

Soweto's rugby women look to Springboks for inspiration

Soweto - Khanyisile Makumbana knew she couldn't miss the Springboks' victorious parade through Soweto after their Rugby World Cup triumph in Japan.

South Africans hope Rugby World Cup win will unite the nation

Johanesburg - South Africans white and black celebrated wildly on Saturday and expressed hopes that the Springboks' Rugby World Cup win, inspired by black captain Siya Kolisi, would bring the nation together.

S.Africa police clash with protesting asylum-seekers

Cape Town - South African police on Wednesday arrested around 100 foreign nationals occupying an office building in Cape Town as part of a sit-in protest against xenophobia, later releasing many of them.

S.Africa's Zuma delays corruption trial with appeal

Pietermaritzburg - The corruption trial of South Africa's embattled former president Jacob Zuma has been delayed again after his lawyer announced Tuesday he would appeal.

S.Africa court rules ex-leader Zuma must face corruption trial

Pietermaritzburg - South Africa's scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, a court ruled Friday, in one of multiple alleged graft cases over his long political career.

S.Africa president calls for tolerance towards migrants

Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday urged South Africans to be tolerant of migrants following recent xenophobic violence, as hundreds of refugees camped outside UN offices demanding to be removed the country, fearing for their safety.

Zuma's son denies $40 mn bribe offered to S.African ex-minister

Johanesburg - The son of South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma on Monday denied allegations by the former deputy finance minister that he was offered a $40-million bribe.

Nigeria's Buhari urges protection for foreigners in S.Africa summit

Pretoria - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday began a visit to South Africa with a call to beef up protection of foreign nationals, weeks after xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg stirred tension between Africa's leading economies.

Harry and Meghan wrap up African tour

Johanesburg - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday wrapped up a marathon tour of southern Africa by visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa after pledging millions for skills training for jobless youngsters.

Duchess of Sussex pays secret tribute to murdered S.Africa student

Cape Town - Meghan Markle has visited the site where a young female student was murdered in South Africa last month in a show of solidarity with victims of gender violence in one of the world's most dangerous countries for women.

Royal baby Archie meets S.Africa's Archbishop Tutu

Cape Town - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday took their four-month-old son Archie to meet Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, the royal baby's first public outing since his birth in May.

Harry and Meghan make pitch for mental health on S.African tour

Cape Town - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Tuesday gave a royal boost to South African surfers harnessing the power of the waves to promote mental health in poor communities.

Royal couple condemn violence against women in S.Africa

Cape Town - Prince Harry on Monday spoke out against gender-based violence in South Africa as his wife Meghan hailed girls who had chosen to "stand up for what is right".
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