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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 murder trial starts in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court, February 20, 2013.

Lisa Davies The dashing Olympic hero's murder trial - touted as the "trial of the century" - is underway in a drab Pretoria courtroom.

Oscar Pistorius 'ready' to present his case in murder trial

Oscar Pistorius

Lisa Davies Now that the state has concluded the calling of evidence, it is time for Team Pistorius to present its evidence in an attempt to secure an acquittal for the man once revered internationally as an...

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 He's stood on the blocks at the Olympic games, run against able-bodied athletes as a double-amputee. But Friday is likely to be the single biggest moment in Oscar Pistorius’ 27-year-old life.

South African student dies after alleged teacher belt beating

Corporal punishment banned in 1996 ... Students at a high school in the heart of South Africa's biggest township Soweto, outside Johannesburg, on January 16, 2008.

Johannesburg: A South African teacher is facing a possible murder charge following the death of a student he allegedly beat on the head with a belt, the education department said on Wednesday.

UK honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani flown back to South Africa

Shrien Dewani arrives for a 2011 appearance at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London.

The businessman accused of arranging for his new bride to be murdered during their honeymoon in Cape Town was flown back to South Africa on Monday night after more than three years of trying to avoid...

Oscar Pistorius trial: athlete 'a desperate man', say legal experts

Oscar Pistorius leaves the court on Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius did himself more harm than good when he took the witness stand, say South African lawyers.

South Africa's opposition targets ANC vote with black candidate

Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele (L) hugs opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party leader Helen Zille at a news conference in Cape Town. Ms Ramphele will run as presidential candidate for the DA in this year's South African election.

Amogelang Mbatha South Africa's main opposition party chooses Mamphela Ramphele as its first black presidential candidate in a bid to break the ruling African National Congress's grip on power.

Honeymoon murder suspect Dewani loses extradition fight

Shrien Dewani has lost his bid to block his extradition to South Africa.

Briton Shrien Dewani has lost a High Court case to block his extradition to South Africa until he is fit to stand trial.

New gay rights party to stand in South Africa

A woman holds her hands up during the Durban Pride parade where several hundred people marched through the Durban city centre in support of gay rights, July 30, 2011.

A new party that will defend gays and lesbians against violence and persecution will stand in South Africa's elections this year.

Nelson Mandela's estate worth at least $US4.1m

Nelson Mandela left his roughly $US4.1 million ($4.7 million) estate to his wife Graca Machel, family members, staff, schools and the ANC, according to a summary of his will.

Pistorius tells of his grief on anniversary of Reeva Steenkamp death

Oscar Pistorius in court last August.

South African Paralympic sprint star Oscar Pistorius says he is consumed with sorrow as he marked one year since he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day in what he maintains was an accident.

Nelson Mandela's memorial service expanded to fit 200,000 people

Paying tribute: Outside the Houghton, Johannesburg, home of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.

Rene Vollgraaff, Janice Kew, Robert Brand South Africa will expand Nelson Mandela's memorial service to cater for at least 200,000 people as ordinary citizens to heads of state clamor to pay tribute to the former president.

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.

Peter Roebuck's mystery death must be solved, says mother Elizabeth

Peter Roebuck

Nick Miller Elizabeth Roebuck holds her dead son Peter's battered straw hat in her hands and looks out the window.