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Pistorius released from jail: official statement
Pistorius released from jail: official statement

Oscar Pistorius was released from jail late, South African officials said, and will serve his remaining sentence under house arrest after spending a year behind bars for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius released from jail: official statement
Pistorius parole back under review after delays
Pistorius parole back under review after delays

A South African parole board is due to meet to determine whether Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius should be released early from a prison sentence for killing his girlfriend.

Pistorius parole back under review after delays
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South African businessman sentenced to 5 days in prison for breaching immigration rules in Kazakhstan

A South Africa national was given a prison term in Atyrau, Kazakhstan for failing to register with the immigration authorities.

South African businessman sentenced to 5 days in prison for breaching immigration rules in Kazakhstan
Pistorius hopes for parole as panel reviews case
Pistorius hopes for parole as panel reviews case

A South Africa parole board was meeting to determine if champion Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should leave jail, weeks after the justice minister blocked his release.

Pistorius hopes for parole as panel reviews case
Steenkamps adamant Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter
Steenkamps adamant Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter

Reeva Steenkamp's devastated parents remain adamant Oscar Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter, telling Australian television their life has been ruined.

Steenkamps adamant Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter
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South African experts study causes of saiga pestilence in Kazakhstan

Causes of the recent massive die-out of rare saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan is studied by South African specialists.

South African experts study causes of saiga pestilence in Kazakhstan
The joint photo of the heads of delegations in the Alexander Park after the celebrations of the Victory Day. Photo courtesy of may9.ru.
Nazarbayev meets with UN Secretary General and leaders of seven countries in Moscow

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, has met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the leaders of Azerbaijan, Cuba, Czech Republic, Mongolia, Serbia, South Africa, Venezuela during his official two-day visit to Moscow, Russia.

Nazarbayev meets with UN Secretary General and leaders of seven countries in Moscow
Roman Zhailauov brings Artem Skornyakov to the canvas. Photo © elitboxclub.com
Roman Zhailauov, Kazakhstan's next boxing superstar

Possibly the next Golovkin in the making Roman Zhailauov from Kazakhstan has scored his 14th victory in the professional ring.

Roman Zhailauov, Kazakhstan's next boxing superstar
Miss South Africa crowned Miss World
Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant's final in London.

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World
President of South Africa Jacob Zuma ©REUTERS
South African President Jacob Zuma may visit Kazakhstan in 2015

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma may pay an official visit to Kazakhstan in 2015.

South African President Jacob Zuma may visit Kazakhstan in 2015
Pistorius appeal hearing set for December 9
Pistorius appeal hearing set for December 9

South African prosecutors said that their request to appeal Oscar Pistorius's manslaughter conviction and five-year prison sentence would be heard on December 9.

Pistorius appeal hearing set for December 9
Athletics: Ex-world 800m champion Mulaudzi dies in car crash - Zuma
Athletics: Ex-world 800m champion Mulaudzi dies in car crash - Zuma

Former world 800-metre champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi died Friday aged 34 in a car crash on his way to a Johannesburg athletics meeting.

Athletics: Ex-world 800m champion Mulaudzi dies in car crash - Zuma
Pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend
Pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend

South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year.

Pistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend
Dalai Lama row puts ANC on collision course with history
Dalai Lama row puts ANC on collision course with history

Dalai Lama asked for a visa to attend next week's first ever summit of Nobel laureates in Africa, Zuma's government demurred and the Tibetan cancelled his trip.

Dalai Lama row puts ANC on collision course with history
Dinara Saduakassova (in the middle). Photo courtesy of Saduakassova's facebook.com page
17 y.o. Dinara Saduakassova from Kazakhstan wins World Chess Championship

Kazakhstani grand master Dinara Saduakassova has won the 2014 World Youth Chess Championship in South Africa.

17 y.o. Dinara Saduakassova from Kazakhstan wins World Chess Championship
Forget fruit, South African wine shows notes of Bach and Mozart
Forget fruit, South African wine shows notes of Bach and Mozart

Everybody knows that wine should have a good nose, but one South African vintner wants the world to believe it also needs a good ear.

Forget fruit, South African wine shows notes of Bach and Mozart
South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference
South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference

South Africa's port city of Durban will host the 21st International AIDS Conference in 2016, marking the forum's return to Africa after 16 years, organisers said.

South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference
Formula One: S.Africa's Kyalami track to be sold
Formula One: S.Africa's Kyalami track to be sold

South Africa's Kyalami racetrack, which hosted Formula One Grand Prix races for nearly two decades, will be sold and could be lost to motorsport, auction organisers said.

Formula One: S.Africa's Kyalami track to be sold
©Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
Little boy dragged to death outside hijacked car in S.Africa

A four-year-old boy trapped by his seatbelt was dragged to his death behind a hijacked car in South Africa, leaving his traumatised mother screaming at the side of the road, police and media said.

Little boy dragged to death outside hijacked car in S.Africa
Tributes to former South African President Nelson Mandela. ©Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye
World to celebrate 1st Mandela Day since icon's death

People around the world will celebrate "Mandela Day" Friday for the first time since the iconic South African leader's death by doing good deeds on what would have been his 96th birthday.

World to celebrate 1st Mandela Day since icon's death