South Africa


article 03 December 2015 World, South Africa
Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder of Reeva Steenkamp

A South African appeal court finds the athlete known as the "Blade Runner" guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp after "an error in law" in the original trial.

article 20 October 2015 World, South Africa
Oscar Pistorius under house arrest after prison release

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is released under house arrest one year into a five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

article 10 July 2015 South Africa
by South Africa: call for inquiry into 2010 World Cup

There are calls in South Africa for an inquiry into the awarding of the 2010 World Cup after it is alleged a Fifa official took a bribe in the run-up to the decision.

article 25 June 2015 World, South Africa
by Marikana massacre: police tactics 'defective' - commission

South Africa's president Jacob Zuma presents the findings of the long-awaited commission of inquiry into the massacre of striking miners in Marikana in 2012 - saying police tactics were "defective".

article 19 June 2015 UK, South Africa
Heathrow plane stowaway's body found on shop roof

A stowaway who fell from a Heathrow-bound plane was found dead on a shop roof in south west London, while another man is in hospital after surviving.

article 15 June 2015 World, Sudan
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (Reuters)
Bashir leaves South Africa before court decision

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flies out of South Africa before a court decision on whether he should be arrested on war crimes charges.

article 07 June 2015 World, South Africa
Jack Warner confronted by Channel 4 News

Our Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman encounters Jack Warner in his constituency office as more corruption accusations are levelled against the former Fifa vice president.

article 23 May 2015 UK, Canada
The ruthless reality of the Election 2015 digital campaign

As the Conservatives and SNP prepare for battle in a radically altered political landscape, we reveal the relentless precision of the social media campaigns that became vital to their success.

article 10 May 2015 World, South Africa
South Africa opposition set for first black leader

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance party says it voted Mmusi Maimane as leader on Sunday, making him the first black person to head the traditionally white party.

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