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Police have shot at miners at the Lonmin mine in Marikana. Reports say 18 bodies were lying on the ground but the exact number of deaths has not been confirmed.
From the Oscar trial circus to Number One getting booed yet again, we fill you in on all the news you need to know this week.
Due to cultural pressure and poverty, half the women in Malawi are married before their 18th birthday – some as young as 10 years old.
Oscar Pistorius is grabbing all the headlines and for good reason too. Who cares about corruption and the poor? We have Oscar.
It is no small task opening a university - but South Africa can boast two new ones as of last month. So what do they look like and are they likely to succeed?
"Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" dominated the Academy awards, Ellen DeGeneres's selfie broke Twitter history, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win. Again.
The Oscar Pistorius trial is set to be South Africa’s biggest court case with worldwide interest growing every day. We reflect on proceedings so far.