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#South Africa

# south-africa - Thursday 15 February, 2018

From prison to the rich list: Who is South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa?

Nelson Mandela once described Ramaphosa as one of the most gifted leaders of the “new generation” of anti-apartheid campaigners.

# south-africa - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

# south-africa - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

South Africa's ruling party has decided to oust scandal-tainted President Zuma - reports

Jacob Zuma has refused to resign, local media reported.

# south-africa - Monday 12 February, 2018

Suspected poacher mauled to death and eaten by pack of lions in South Africa

The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park in the northern province of Limpopo

South African chief Jacob Zuma looks to finally be on the way out of office after nine years

ANC chiefs have met to finalise Zuma’s exit in the fallout from corruption charges being laid against him.

# south-africa - Friday 2 February, 2018

955 gold miners in South Africa rescued after being trapped underground for over 30 hours

The miners were stuck in the Beatrix gold mine after a massive power outage caused by a storm.

# south-africa - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

South African jazz legend and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela dies aged 78 RIP This post contains videos

South African jazz legend and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela dies aged 78

Masekela left South Africa in the 1960s but did not return until after the release of Nelson Mandela.

# south-africa - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Protesters trash H&M shops in South Africa in response to 'monkey' ad

The Economic Freedom Fighters organised protests at several H&M outlets in Johannesburg.

# south-africa - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

From The42 118kg South African teenage tighthead links with Munster's academy Young Gun

118kg South African teenage tighthead links with Munster's academy

The 18-year-old starred for the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks side at last year’s Craven Week.

# south-africa - Thursday 4 January, 2018

14 dead and 190 injured after train ploughs into truck in South Africa

A number of carriages have yet to be lifted to see to whether there are any other people still trapped.

# south-africa - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Two die abseiling on Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain

Hundreds were stranded for hours during the subsequent rescue effort.

# south-africa - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

'You could hear the bones breaking' - South Africa haunted by racially charged murders

Robert Turner was one of the latest victims of a long campaign of violence against the country’s farmers who are largely white.

# south-africa - Monday 18 December, 2017

Cyril Ramaphosa wins South Africa's ANC presidential election

The African National Congress has ruled in South Africa since 1994.

# south-africa - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Oscar Pistorius injured in prison brawl over use of public phone

The former Paralympic champion is serving a 13-year jail term for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

# south-africa - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From The42 Coetzee passionately defends his position as Springboks head coach The Boks

Coetzee passionately defends his position as Springboks head coach

Coetzee was asked about his future following his side’s defeat to Wales this afternoon.

# south-africa - Thursday 30 November, 2017

From The42 Gatland defends Wales' money-making fourth November Test Gats

Gatland defends Wales' money-making fourth November Test

Wales face South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday a week after the November window ended for most nations.

# south-africa - Friday 24 November, 2017

Oscar Pistorius sentence increased to 13 years and five months

The ruling was made today following an appeal by the State.

# south-africa - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

From The42 South African Rugby chief questions 'opaque' World Cup decision process Bitter Disappointed

South African Rugby chief questions 'opaque' World Cup decision process

South Africa were favourites to stage the World Cup in six years’ time, but the tournament will return to France.

# south-africa - Monday 13 November, 2017

From The42 'There's a fair bit of faith put in me and a fair bit of pressure to repay the coach' -- Rob Kearney 15

'There's a fair bit of faith put in me and a fair bit of pressure to repay the coach' -- Rob Kearney

The fullback said Saturday’s match was a more nerve-wracking prospect than usual.

From The42 Coetzee defends ill-disciplined Springboks after Dublin hammering Boks

Coetzee defends ill-disciplined Springboks after Dublin hammering

The Springboks slumped to a record 38-3 defeat to Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

# south-africa - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From The42 'He's turned into the enforcer': Hard-hitting Henderson raised everyone around him, says Toner Monster

'He's turned into the enforcer': Hard-hitting Henderson raised everyone around him, says Toner

The powerful Ulster lock dominated his opposite number Eben Etzebeth in a telling collision.

From The42 'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible' Lovely Hurling

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# south-africa - Saturday 11 November, 2017

From The42 Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt Margins

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

From The42 Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks Stock On The Rise

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

From The42 Confusion reigns as Ireland sport clashing alternative jersey against South Africa Seeing Double

Confusion reigns as Ireland sport clashing alternative jersey against South Africa

The clashing jerseys have caused some consternation among viewers.

'Still to this day I always say I would do it again': How a 21-year-old Dunnes Stores worker stood up against apartheid

Mary Manning kickstarted a two year campaign when she refused to process the sale of two South African grapefruits.

From The42 'You play rugby and think you have stress and things to worry about, until you meet the real life' Interview

'You play rugby and think you have stress and things to worry about, until you meet the real life'

We caught up with former Ulster captain and Springbok lock Johann Muller to talk farming in a drought, bountiful times for Iain Henderson and a telling month for South African rugby.

# south-africa - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From The42 'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland Sa

'Beast' back into beefy Springbok side to face Ireland

Pieter Steph du Toit has been retained in the back row behind Eben Etzebeth and Lood de Jager.

From The42 Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash First XV

Aki in for Ireland as injury takes Earls out of 'Boks clash

Uncapped Munster man Darren Sweetnam is named among the replacements.

From The42 Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland November Tests

Five years on from 'bizarre' debut feeling, Henderson primed to peak for Ireland

The Lions lock looks back on a 2012 debut of a ’20-year-old kid who didn’t really know what he was doing’.

# south-africa - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

From The42 'In my eyes right now, he ticks every box': Earls backs Stockdale to continue flying form Taking Shape

'In my eyes right now, he ticks every box': Earls backs Stockdale to continue flying form

Just infield meanwhile, the diligent Bundee Aki has been settling right in at Carton House.

# south-africa - Monday 6 November, 2017

From The42 'One of the older fellas,' but Test match buzz still takes hold of Keith Earls Peak Keith

'One of the older fellas,' but Test match buzz still takes hold of Keith Earls

Approaching nine years since his debut, the Munster wing is being kept on his toes by the young blood in Joe Schmidt’s squad.

From The42 Delayed birthday boy Treadwell only missing man from Ireland training Feeling 22

Delayed birthday boy Treadwell only missing man from Ireland training

The Ulster lock will re-join Schmidt’s squad on Wednesday evening after a delayed return from South Africa.

From The42 Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks Drico

Brian O'Driscoll anticipates 'very confrontational' Springboks

The Springboks struggled for consistency in the Rugby Championship but O’Driscoll knows they remain dangerous opponents for Ireland.

# south-africa - Sunday 5 November, 2017

From The42 A year on from Chicago, Ireland's November goals appear much more straightforward November Tests

A year on from Chicago, Ireland's November goals appear much more straightforward

Anything less than three from three would cause some soul-searching through the winter.

# south-africa - Sunday 29 October, 2017

From The42 Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland Springboks

Four uncapped players included in South Africa squad to face Ireland

Warrick Gelant, Lukhanyo Am, Dan du Preez and Louis Schreuder will hope to make their international debuts.

# south-africa - Friday 13 October, 2017

From The42 Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests It's Official

Kiwi refs appointed to Ireland's opening November Tests

Meanwhile, Frank Murphy will run the line for Wales’ biggest games next month.

# south-africa - Friday 6 October, 2017

From The42 This is the new jersey Ireland will wear against South Africa in November I Got Stripes

This is the new jersey Ireland will wear against South Africa in November

Suck in that gut and tighten the belt.

# south-africa - Monday 25 September, 2017

From The42 Stuart Lancaster on South Africa, Cian Healy and a crucial six weeks for Leinster Senior Coach

Stuart Lancaster on South Africa, Cian Healy and a crucial six weeks for Leinster

“It has been a difficult start but the key period for us now is this next block.”

# south-africa - Saturday 23 September, 2017

From The42 Leo Cullen bemoans Leinster discipline after big defeat to Cheetahs On Tour

Leo Cullen bemoans Leinster discipline after big defeat to Cheetahs

The Irish province were well beaten last night.

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