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Pistorius denied leave to appeal for Steenkamp murder  South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been denied leave to appeal against his conviction for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp   South Africa's president replaces finance minister, again   President Zuma has replaced newly appointed Finance Minister David van Rooyen with the more experienced Pravin Gordhan   Pistorius released from prison under house arrest Map of Pretoria South Africa  South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete has been released under house arrest nearly one year after he was jailed for killing his girlfriend   South Africa court bid to arrest Sudan's Omar al-Bashir Map of Pretoria South Africa
South African men march against abuse of women and children  Hundreds of protesters, most of them men, have marched in the capital, Pretoria, over rising levels of violence against women and children South Africa local elections: ANC loses in capital Pretoria Map of Pretoria South Africa
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  Governing African National Congress has been defeated by the opposition Democratic Alliance in local polls in the capital Pretoria
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  A South African court has issued an interim order stopping Sudan's leader Omar al-Bashir, who faces war crimes charges, from leaving the country
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  A judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter to a maximum of 5 years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February
 Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced. Lawyers on both sides of the case later acknowledged that he is unlikely to serve his full sentence in prison
2014 Oct.14     Pistorius 'blood money' was rejected Map of Pretoria South Africa  Oscar Pistorius offered a large cash sum to the parents of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her - but it was rejected as 'blood money' 2014 Sep.12     Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide Map of PRETORIA South Africa
  A judge on Friday found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder
 The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say 'justice was not served' after Oscar Pistorius was acquitted of murdering their daughter. Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was not enough evidence to support the contention that Pistorius knew Steenkamp was behind a locked toilet door when he shot through the door
2014 Sep.11     Judge rejects premeditated murder charge against Pistorius   The judge ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend but said he was negligent 2014 Aug.7   Pistorius told 'snowball of lies'  The main prosecutor in the trial of Oscar Pistorius has argued that the South African athlete cannot avoid a conviction for murdering his girlfriend 2014 Aug.2   Oscar Pistorius' brother 'badly hurt' in car crash  Carl Pistorius, the brother of South African athlete and murder accused Oscar Pistorius, has been 'badly hurt' in a car accident, his family said 2014 Apr.16     Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'   The girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius was shot in quick succession as she fell down, a forensics expert has told the South African athlete's murder trial 2014 Apr.11     Pistorius: I did not hear Reeva scream   Oscar Pistorius has told his trial that girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp did not scream or shout as he grabbed a gun and fired shots that killed her 2014 Apr.10     Prosecutor accuses Pistorius of lying   The chief prosecutor sought to portray the track star as an arrogant hothead who is reckless with guns 2014 Apr.9     Pistorius anguish at Reeva photo Map of Pretoria South Africa  Oscar Pistorius became distraught as he was shown a graphic photo of his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by the prosecution at his trial 2014 Apr.8   Pistorius weeping over killing  South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is due back in court after the judge adjourned his murder trial when he broke down in tears during testimony 2014 Apr.8   Pistorius recounts moment of killing  South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has described the moment he fired the shots which killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home 2014 Apr.7     Emotional Oscar Pistorius apologises   An emotional Oscar Pistorius has apologised to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on the first day of his evidence at his murder trial 2014 Mar.27   Oscar Pistorius trial due to hear case for defence  The defence in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is due to begin setting out its case, with the athlete himself expected to take the stand 2014 Mar.19   Pistorius 'on stumps when shooting'  A key police ballistics expert has said Oscar Pistorius was not wearing his prosthetic legs when he shot his girlfriend, as the athlete's trial continued 2014 Mar.11   Pistorius had 'big love for guns'  A friend of Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial that the athlete 'had a big love' for guns 2014 Mar.10     Pistorius sick as post-mortem read   Oscar Pistorius vomited in court as he heard a pathologist's testimony about the nature of his girlfriend's injuries after he shot her dead 2014 Mar.7   Pistorius 'fired gun in anger' - ex  Oscar Pistorius' ex-girlfriend told his trial he once fired his gun from his car sunroof after becoming angry with police 2014 Mar.6   Pistorius found praying over body  A neighbour of Oscar Pistorius has told his murder trial he found the Paralympic star praying over the body of his girlfriend as she lay dying 2014 Mar.4   Pistorius neighbour 'heard fight'  A second witness at the murder trial Oscar Pistorius has told a court she was awoken by the sounds of a fight early on 14 February 2013 2014 Mar.3   Pistorius neighbour 'heard screams'  A neighbour of athlete Oscar Pistorius has told a court that she was awoken by a woman's 'terrible screams' in the early hours 2013 Dec.13   Mandela ANC goodbye ahead of burial   Nelson Mandela's coffin is due to set off for his ancestral home, where his state funeral will be held on Sunday ending a week of commemorations 2013 Dec.13   Mandela viewing ends with final rush  South Africans have been warned not to attempt to go to see Nelson Mandela's body in the capital, Pretoria, unless they are already in the queue 2013 Dec.11   Thousands file past Mandela's body  Thousands of South Africans have queued to view the body of former President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria 2013 Dec.10   Mandela's body to lie in state  The body of Nelson Mandela is due to be taken in procession to the Union Buildings in Pretoria where it will lie in state for three days 2013 Dec.8   SA parliament to remember Mandela  South Africa's parliament is to meet to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, as world leaders prepare for Tuesday's memorial service 2013 Dec.7     SA to hold daily Mandela cortege   A funeral cortege bearing Nelson Mandela's body will travel through the streets of Pretoria daily on three days before his burial next Sunday 2013 Aug.30     Mandela returns home from hospital   Former South African President Nelson Mandela has returned unannounced to his home in Johannesburg after a long stay in hospital 2013 Aug.19   Pistorius charged with premeditated murder  Oscar Pistorius will go on trial on March 3, accused of premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp 2013 Jul.17     Nelson Mandela turns 95 in hospital Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Nelson Mandela is set to spend his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour
2013 Jun.29     Obama praises Mandela 'inspiration'   US President Barack Obama has praised Nelson Mandela as 'an inspiration to the world' while visiting South Africa 2013 Jun.28   Obama homage to 'hero' Mandela  US President is set to meet S. African President Jacob Zuma, as the country continues to hold prayers and vigils for ailing former leader Nelson Mandela 2013 Jun.27     Mandela critical, but his health improved overnight   President Jacob Zuma received an update on Mandelaís condition from the medical team that is treating the 94-year-old 2013 Jun.26   Zuma visits Mandela and cancels trip  President Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Mozambique after visiting former leader Nelson Mandela, 94, who remains critically ill in a hospital 2013 Jun.26   Ailing Mandela on life support, official says  South Africans lit candles outside the hospital where anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela lay Wednesday night 2013 Jun.24   Mandela 'still critical in hospital'  Former South African President Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in hospital, President Jacob Zuma says 2013 Jun.23     Mandela critically ill in hospital Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Nelson Mandela has become critically ill in hospital. President Jacob Zuma said he had visited Mr Mandela and spoken to his wife and medical teams
2013 Jun.16   'Sustained improvement' for Mandela  Former South African President Nelson Mandela continues to get better in a Pretoria hospital, current President Jacob Zuma has said 2013 Jun.15   Nelson Mandela 'recovering well'  Former South African President Nelson Mandela is 'recovering well' in hospital, his grandson says 2013 Jun.8   Second night for Mandela in hospital  Former South African President Nelson Mandela has spent a second night in hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection 2013 Jun.7     Nelson Mandela back in hospital Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital with a lung infection, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma says
2013 Jun.4   Pistorius judge warns of 'trial by media'  During a swift pre-trial hearing Tuesday, a South African judge delayed Oscar Pistorius' murder case for two months 2013 Jun.3   Oscar Pistorius to return to court  South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is due to return to court for the first time since he was freed on bail over the killing of his girlfriend 2013 Mar.28   Pistorius can leave South Africa for competitions  Oscar Pistorius can leave South Africa to compete in international track meets, a judge ruled on as he upheld the Olympic athlete's appeal 2013 Mar.9   Mandela in hospital for check-up  Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been admitted to hospital for a scheduled check-up, the South African presidency says 2013 Feb.22     Oscar Pistorius granted bail Map of Pretoria South Africa
  A magistrate granted bai, citing a number of problems with the police investigation into the death of the Olympic sprinter's girlfriend
2013 Feb.21   New detective put on Pistorius case  South Africa's top detective is to take over the Oscar Pistorius inquiry amid attempted murder accusations against current lead officer Hilton Botha 2013 Feb.20     Pistorius detective on attempted murder charges Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Hilton Botha, the detective leading the Oscar Pistorius inquiry is himself facing seven charges of attempted murder, police have confirmed
2013 Feb.20     Pistorius police evidence challenged Map of Pretoria South Africa  Lawyers for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius have challenged the testimony of a senior police detective on the second day of a bail hearing 2013 Feb.20     'Gunshots, screams, then more shots' Map of Pretoria South Africa  A witness heard gunshots, screaming and then further shots from Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius's home on the night his girlfriend was killed 2013 Feb.19   Pistorius 'mistook girlfriend for robber'  South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius has denied murdering his girlfriend, saying he shot her by mistake thinking she was an intruder 2013 Feb.19     Pistorius 'shot girlfriend in bathroom'   Athletics star Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend by shooting her through a bathroom door at his home, prosecutors told a court 2013 Feb.16   Pistorius' family strongly refutes murder charge  Oscar Pistorius is 'numb with shock as well as grief' after the shooting death of his model girlfriend at his home, the runner's uncle said 2013 Feb.15     Pistorius denies girlfriend's murder   South African sports icon Oscar Pistorius broke into tears when a judge officially charged him with killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013 Feb.14     Pistorius charged with killing girlfriend Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, at his South Africa
 His arrest over the death of model Reeva Steenkamp has stunned the country where he is considered a national hero
2012 Dec.11   Nelson Mandela has lung infection  South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela is being treated for a lung infection, the president's office has said 2012 Dec.8     Mandela in hospital for tests 'consistent with his age'   South Africa's former leader Nelson Mandela has been admitted to a hospital in Pretoria for tests, but there is 'no cause for alarm' 2010 Jun.29   Paraguay beat Japan on penalties, 5-3  Paraguay booked a place in the last eight of the World Cup for the very first time in their history only after a dramatic penalty shoot out 2010 Jun.25   Spain beat Chile to top spot  Spain beat ten-man Chile to finish top of Group H and avoid a last 16 clash with tournament favorites Brazil 2010 Jun.19   Denmark ousts Cameroon 2-1  Rommedahl scored one goal and set up another, eliminating the African team from the World Cup and sending the Netherlands to the round of 16 2010 Jun.16   S. Africa's dream halted by Uruguay  South Africa's World Cup dream is hanging by a thread after Uruguay took a firm grip on Group A with a ruthless 3-0 win over the hosts 2010 Jun.13   Ghana take first African win  A late penalty by Asamoah Gyan handed Ghana a deserved 1-0 victory against Serbia in their Group D match 2009 Jun.27       Last-gasp Springboks win Lions Map of Pretoria South Africa
  South Africa snatched a 2-0 series victory against the British and Irish after winning a thrilling second Test 28-25
2009 Jun.18       Brazil cruise to victory over 10-man USA Map of Pretoria South Africa
  Brazil cruised to a 3-0 win over 10-man United States to virtually seal their place in the last four of the Confederations Cup
2009 May.9     Zuma sworn in as South Africa's president Map of Pretoria South Africa  Jacob Zuma was inaugurated in an exuberant ceremony filled with heads of state and former presidents
 Zuma is an ethnic Zulu whose flamboyant style sits in contrast to more staid predecessors Mandela and Mbeki
2003 Apr.24   Bank fraud: Winnie Mandela guilty  The former wife of Nelson Mandela has been found guilty of fraud and theft by a court in Pretoria 2003 Apr.9   First African SARS case suspected  A 62-year-old man is being treated at a Pretoria hospital as a 'probable SARS' case

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