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What now after Mugabe resignation?

Johanesburg - Robert Mugabe shocked Zimbabwe and the world when he resigned as president on Tuesday, ending his 37-year grip on power.

S.Africa craft beers brew up a challenge to old order

Johanesburg - "We've got plans to export to the United States," grinned Luca Tooley who co-owns the Zwakala craft brewery in South Africa's northeastern Limpopo province.

S.Africa spy agency threatens to seek Zuma book ban

Johanesburg - South Africa's spy agency threatened on Friday to seek a banning order for a newly released book that makes a series of corruption allegations against President Jacob Zuma.

Prosecutors battle for longer Pistorius sentence

Johanesburg - South African prosecutors argued Friday that Oscar Pistorius' six-year jail sentence for murder must be increased, saying he failed to show genuine remorse after killing his girlfriend.

Prosecutors lobby for longer Pistorius sentence

Johanesburg - South African prosecutors will argue Friday for Oscar Pistorius to be given a longer jail sentence, saying the six years he is serving for the murder of his girlfriend was "shockingly low".

S.African football president denies raping ex-MP

Johanesburg - South Africa's football association president Danny Jordaan on Wednesday denied raping a former lawmaker and singer who made allegations as part of the #MeToo social media movement against sexual assault.

State to appeal for longer Pistorius sentence

Johanesburg - South African prosecutors on Friday will argue for Oscar Pistorius to be given a longer jail sentence, saying the six years he is serving for killing his girlfriend is "shockingly low".

S.African pair jailed for forcing black man into coffin

Middelburg - A South African judge on Friday handed down jail terms of 19 and 16 years to two white farmers who filmed themselves forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive.

S. Africa police start murder probe into 1971 killing

Johanesburg - South African police said Wednesday they had started a murder investigation after a judge ruled an anti-apartheid activist who died in police custody 46 years ago did not commit suicide but was killed.

Armin van Buuren and Hardwell to perform at Ultra South Africa

Dutch electronic music superstars Armin van Buuren and Hardwell will be headlining Ultra South Africa on February 9, 2018, for the Cape Town event.

Sequel to Mandela's 'Long Walk' autobiography launched

Johanesburg - The sequel to Nelson Mandela's celebrated autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom" will be published Thursday after his unfinished, hand-written draft was completed by a South African novelist.

S.Africa court clears way for Zuma graft prosecution

Johanesburg - South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution on almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal.

S. Africa court clears way for Zuma graft prosecution

Johanesburg - South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution over almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal.

'The Bold and The Beautiful' actors to visit South Africa

Johannesburg - On October 21, three cast members of the popular, daytime Emmy-winning series, "The Bold and The Beautiful," will be visiting South Africa.

After 46 years, S.Africa rules police murdered apartheid opponent

Pretoria - An anti-apartheid activist who died in police custody 46 years ago did not commit suicide but was murdered by officers, a South African court said Thursday in a historic ruling for campaigners.

S. Africa court to rule on activist's death 46 years on

Johanesburg - A South African court will rule Thursday on whether the suspicious 1971 death of an apartheid-era activist in custody was suicide, as police officers claimed, or actually a regime killing.

Pistorius family vows legal action over movie

Johanesburg - The family of jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius said Tuesday that it would pursue legal action over a coming US film about his murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

11 killed in S.Africa township shootings: police

Cape Town - Eleven people were killed in a series of overnight shootings in a Cape Town township, police said Saturday, including four victims shot dead when gunmen opened fire in a bar.

Government internet shutdowns cost Africa dear: report

Johanesburg - Government shutdowns of the internet have cost sub-Saharan Africa about $237 million since 2015, according to a study released Friday, as authorities increasingly implement planned disruptions.

Cannibalism suspects return to South Africa court

Johanesburg - Seven men suspected of cannibalism appeared in a South African court on Thursday, with one of the accused reportedly wanting to plead guilty to charges that have shocked the country.
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