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# Pretoria

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# Pretoria
Wales captain Jones on bench for first Springboks Test
Adam Beard and Will Rowlands will be the starting locks in front a sell-out 52,000 crowd.
# Team news
Munster make 7 changes for Bulls clash as DDA returns on the bench
Kendellen, the Scannells, Healy, Cronin, Archer, and Nash all start.
All time
# eight
'He’s definitely putting his hand up' - Lions boss Gatland impressed by Conan
The tourists move on to Cape Town tomorrow but don’t know who they will play on Wednesday.
# rampant
Beirne bags brace as Lions rack up 71 points after earlier Sharks scare
Jaden Hendrikse’s red card allowed Warren Gatland’s men to storm home.
# backing up
Much-changed Lions aim to make best of the rematch nobody wanted
Yesterday’s negative PCR results were a great relief to the Lions camp.
# Game on
Conan, Furlong and Beirne start in much-changed Lions XV against Sharks
The game will go ahead after the Lions squad returned negative PCR test results.
# classic
The brutal and bloody second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009
The Springboks claimed series success in dramatic circumstances in Pretoria.
# Pretoria
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
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
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
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.
# Trial
Pistorius family condemn book that alleges athlete beat Reeva Steenkamp
Pistorius will most likely be sentenced in June over his girlfriend’s death.
# South Africa
Giraffe in truck dies after hitting head on low bridge
The animal was being transported along a Pretoria highway.
# South Africa
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.
# sound mind
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.
# not probable
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”.
# Watch
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.
# 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.
# Murder Trial
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.
# Madiba
Giant statue of Nelson Mandela goes up in Pretoria
The latest tribute to Madiba stands proud in front of Union buildings.
# South Africa
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.
# Nelson Mandela
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.
# Madiba
Nelson Mandela 'responding to treatment'
The 94-year-old has been in hospital for over a month.
# Madiba
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.
# Madiba
Nelson Mandela's condition 'improved during the night'
The anti-apartheid legend was visited by the current South African president earlier today.
# Nelson Mandela
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.
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.
# Madiba
South Africa prays for Madiba: former president still 'critical' in Pretoria hospital
The 94-year-old has been in hospital since 8 June.
# South Africa
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.
# South Africa
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.
# Nelson Mandela
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.
# Oscar Pistorius
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.
# Wedding Crashers
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.
# Madiba
Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital
The 94-year-old will now receive home-based care.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Oscar Pistorius
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.
# Oscar Pistorius
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.
# Reeva Steenkamp
Family members break down after funeral of Reeva Steenkamp
The model was remembered in an intimate, private ceremony this morning.