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# pretoria - Friday 27 March, 2020

From The42 The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009 Classic

The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009

The Springboks claimed series success in dramatic circumstances in Pretoria.

# pretoria - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Three killed and over 600 injured after two passenger trains collide in South Africa

Rail accidents are common in South Africa, with 495 people killed on the country’s railways in 2016-17.

# pretoria - Friday 30 November, 2018

From The42 Springbok World Cup-winner shot three times during armed robbery Pretoria

Springbok World Cup-winner shot three times during armed robbery

The powerful former front row is in critical condition after a break-in at his brother’s home.

# pretoria - Friday 21 April, 2017

Twenty children killed in bus crash in South Africa

Many children were trapped inside the bus and most of the fatalities were declared dead at the site of the accident.

# pretoria - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Oscar Pistorius rushed to hospital after suffering injuries in prison

Local media is reporting that the double-amputee Paralympian tried to injure himself but the prison says he fell out of bed.

# pretoria - Friday 22 April, 2016

Pistorius family condemn book that alleges athlete beat Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius will most likely be sentenced in June over his girlfriend’s death.

# pretoria - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Giraffe in truck dies after hitting head on low bridge South Africa

Giraffe in truck dies after hitting head on low bridge

The animal was being transported along a Pretoria highway.

# pretoria - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Oscar Pistorius severely traumatised and a 'suicide risk'

A medical expert told a court in South Africa today that the runner’s condition is likely to worsen.

# pretoria - Monday 30 June, 2014

Oscar Pistorius was NOT suffering from a mental illness when he killed Reeva Steenkamp

The trial has returned after a month break in which Pistorius underwent tests.

# pretoria - Friday 11 April, 2014

Prosecutor: Pistorius story doesn't add up

“She was standing behind the toilet door talking to you when you shot her,” prosecutor Gerrie Nel put it to the athlete. He replied, “that’s not true”.

# pretoria - Thursday 10 April, 2014

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius shown graphic and disturbing photo of Reeva's bloodied head

Prosecution lawyer Gerrie Nel (known as The Pitbull) was brutal while cross-examining the athlete yesterday.

# pretoria - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From The42 South African GAA team train in UCD ahead of Ballyboden St Enda's clash Ready To Go

South African GAA team train in UCD ahead of Ballyboden St Enda's clash

The side are currently on a tour of Ireland.

# pretoria - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Pistorius fired shot at restaurant weeks before Steenkamp's death, trial told

A boxer friend of the athlete says he was asked to take the blame after a pistol was accidentally discharged in Johannesburg restaurant.

# pretoria - Friday 13 December, 2013

Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria

The latest tribute to Madiba stands proud in front of Union buildings.

# pretoria - Monday 19 August, 2013

Oscar Pistorius murder trial set for 3 March 2014

The 26-year-old Paralympian is accused of shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day this year.

# pretoria - Monday 22 July, 2013

Nelson Mandela showing 'sustained improvement'

The latest statement from the Office of the Presidency in South Africa says the 95-year-old is still in a critical condition.

# pretoria - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Nelson Mandela 'responding to treatment'

The 94-year-old has been in hospital for over a month.

# pretoria - Thursday 4 July, 2013

President Zuma: 'Doctors deny Mandela is in a vegetative state'

Earlier, media reports suggested that doctors had suggested turning off the former leader’s life support.

# pretoria - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Nelson Mandela's condition 'improved during the night'

The anti-apartheid legend was visited by the current South African president earlier today.

SA President cancels business trip to be near an ailing Mandela

An Australian minister has apologised for making a serious gaffe, telling a business dinner Mandela had died.

# pretoria - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

South African archbishop prays for a 'peaceful end' for Mandela

Nelson Mandela is being treated in a hospital in Pretoria for a recurring lung infection.

# pretoria - Monday 24 June, 2013

South Africa prays for Madiba: former president still 'critical' in Pretoria hospital

The 94-year-old has been in hospital since 8 June.

# pretoria - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Mandela's health improving as he 'engages with his family'

Jacob Zuma has again sought the prayers of South Africans, in wishing the state’s former president a happy Father’s Day.

# pretoria - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Nelson Mandela's condition unchanged as he faces fourth day in hospital

South Africans are being urged to ‘let go’ of their former leader as his condition remains unchanged.

# pretoria - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Mandela back in hospital in 'serious but stable' condition

It marks the second hospitalisation in as many months for the frail anti-apartheid hero, who will turn 95 in July.

# pretoria - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Updated: Oscar Pistorius hearing adjourned until August

The South African ‘Blade Runner’ was back in court for the first time since he was bailed in February. The full trial is not expected to get under way until next year.

# pretoria - Friday 3 May, 2013

Officials suspended after wedding guests land at South African military base

There have been calls of cronyism as the guests were attending the wedding of a major political donor to the ruling ANC.

# pretoria - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital

The 94-year-old will now receive home-based care.

# pretoria - Monday 11 March, 2013

From The42 Reeva Steenkamp case: Oscar Pistorius lawyers appeal bail conditions Blade Runner

Reeva Steenkamp case: Oscar Pistorius lawyers appeal bail conditions

The athlete’s lawyers insist he should be allowed to travel outside of South Africa and drink alcohol.

# pretoria - Saturday 2 March, 2013

From The42 Pistorius bought, collected guns in Olympic year Revelations

Pistorius bought, collected guns in Olympic year

The track star not only applied for licenses to own more guns, but actually bought them, according to reports.

# pretoria - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

From The42 Pistorius plans his own service for Reeva Steenkamp Case

Pistorius plans his own service for Reeva Steenkamp

Exactly a week ago, a memorial service was held for Steenkamp in the southern coast city of Port Elizabeth.

# pretoria - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Reeva Steenkamp death: Pistorius back in court for day two of bail hearing

The South African athlete faces an uphill task to be granted bail while he awaits trial for the murder of his girlfriend last Thursday.

# pretoria - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Oscar Pistorius: 'I tried to save Reeva. She died in my arms'

The court has adjourned the athlete’s bail hearing until 9am (South African time) tomorrow.

Family members break down after funeral of Reeva Steenkamp Reeva Steenkamp This post contains images

Family members break down after funeral of Reeva Steenkamp

The model was remembered in an intimate, private ceremony this morning.

# pretoria - Monday 18 February, 2013

Pistorius cancels all future races as he prepares to face murder charge

Victim Reeva Steenkamp’s funeral will take place tomorrow, the same day as Pistorius faces a bail hearing. He is charged with her murder.

# pretoria - Friday 15 February, 2013

Oscar Pistorius arrives in court to face girlfriend murder charges

The amputee athlete faces charges of shooting his girlfriend dead at his home in Pretoria, South Africa early yesterday morning.

# pretoria - Thursday 14 February, 2013

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UPDATE: South African athlete Oscar Pistorius charged with murder

A case of mistaken identity? The Paralympic gold medallist is said to be in shock after he reportedly shot dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria.

# pretoria - Thursday 31 January, 2013

150 in hospital after South Africa rail crash

The trains were carrying school children and rush-hour commuters when they collided near Pretoria.

# pretoria - Friday 28 December, 2012

Mandela 'doing great' says family, denies he was 'sent home to die'

The former South African president was released from hospital earlier this week following a three week stay where he was treated for a lung infection and gallstones.

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