We regret that due to a technical error our report of Nelson Mandela's death was unintentionally published. It has now been taken down.
Eight South African policemen who killed a Mozambican taxi driver by dragging him handcuffed to a police van have been sentenced to 15 years in prison. His death is one of many that occur under police custody.
Israel has been angered by a visit to South Africa by Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal. It came amid an upsurge in Israeli-Palestinian violence and a surprise Middle East mediation bid by UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale has become the latest man to throw his hat into the ring of candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. A successor is to be elected early next year.
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