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Oscar Pistorius gets five years for killing Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius is led out of court after he received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide.

Stephanie Findlay  South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, as his sensational trial reached...

Honeymoon death fee agreed, court told

In court: Shrien Dewani appears at Western Cape High Court.

Wendell Roelf A South African in jail for murdering Anni Dewani says British businessman Shrien Dewani agreed to pay 15,000 rand ($1500) to have his wife killed on her honeymoon. Wendell Roelf reports from court.

Shrien Dewani, accused of killing wife, had affair with male 'Westminster aide'

In court: Shrien Dewani appears at Western Cape High Court.

Aislinn Laing South African court told of extra marital affairs and bondage parties as case accusing Shrien Dewani of having his wife murdered on their honeymoon, unfolds.

Millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani admits to double life with male prostitutes

ON TRIAL: Shrien Dewani appears in court.

Aislinn Laing A British businessman has denied any involvement in his wife's murder in South Africa but has admitted to using the services of a male sex worker known as "The German Master".

Shrien Dewani pleads not guilty at honeymoon murder trial in South Africa

Lawrence Bartlett British millionaire Shrien Dewani on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering his young bride while on honeymoon in Cape Town as his long-awaited trial got under way.

Prince Harry at 30: a complex young man who makes the monarchy relevant

Prince Harry conducts an interview for the Invictus Games.

Penny Junor Prince Harry is a 'natural leader: he is decisive, empathetic, charismatic, funny, charming, sweet, loving and scrupulously polite; but he’s capable of behaving like an idiot.'

Wonder students set to change world with breakthrough ideas such as the edible bottle

Boy wonder ... 17-year-old Taylor Wilson delivers a speech on nuclear fusion at a TED Conference in 2012.

Tuan Nguyen There's a renewed fervour among education advocates to encourage more students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

South Africa declines Dalai Lama visa

South Africa has bowed to Chinese pressure and blocked the Dalai Lama's visa.

David Blair South Africa has bowed to Chinese pressure and declined to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, forcing him to cancel his attendance at a gathering of Nobel laureates in Cape Town.

South African parliament turns noisy as Jacob Zuma faces calls to 'pay back the money'

President Jacob Zuma addresses supporters at a victory rally of his ruling African National Congress.

South Africa's national assembly was brought to a halt on Thursday as far-left lawmakers noisily chanted 'pay back the money' at President Jacob Zuma, after $25 million in public funds was spent on...

Honeymoon murder case postponed

British millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani has appeared briefly in a South African court, where his lawyers successfully argued he was not yet fit to stand trial for the murder of his Swedish...

South African cyclist captures crime on GoPro camera

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Rose Powell This cyclist was robbed at gunpoint, capturing the whole incident on a helmet-mounted camera.

Oscar Pistorius trial: witness box looms for athlete accused of murder

Oscar Pistorius talks with his lawyer Barry Roux during his ongoing murder trial.

Lisa Davies Friday is likely to be the single biggest moment in Oscar Pistorius' 27-year-old life.

Nelson Mandela: South African people react

South Africans hold pictures of former South African president Nelson Mandela as they pay tribute following his death.

Xola Potelwa The music decks and end-of-year office parties fell silent across South Africa on Thursday when President Jacob Zuma delivered the news nobody wanted to hear: Beloved anti-apartheid hero Nelson...

Nelson Mandela: 'No one in the world can rival him' says Jake White

World Cup winning South African coach Jake White with Nelson Mandela

Chris Dutton Nelson Mandela had a "massive aura", "walked the walk", "no one in the world can rival him" for the way he changed the world and "inspired the Rainbow Nation".

South Africans line the streets of Pretoria to say goodbye to Mandela

A girl displays the text 'RIP Mandela' on her cheek while waiting with her family to pay tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria.

Nick Miller Bono, Robert Mugabe and Australia's High Commissioner have joined Nelson Mandela's family in a private viewing of his casket, as it lies in state in South Africa's capital.

Desmond Tutu's home robbed during Mandela memorial

South African Archbishop and Honorary Elders Desmond Tutu speaks during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela.

While the peace icon was calling on South Africa to follow Nelson Mandela's example, his home was burgled.

All signs suggest Obama's interpreter for the deaf was fake

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Nick Miller and Jessica Wright The international deaf community is up in arms as claims emerged the signed-language interpreter on stage at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was a fake.

Mandela clan feud resumes in earnest

Nominated as a traditional chief: Mandla Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela.

Aislinn Laing Nelson Mandela's extensive family has continued the bitter squabbles that began before his death with a dispute over who is now their proper leader, days before the reading of his will is expected.