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Stories with place: Cape Town
  • Dubai to open 2016-17 IRB Sevens season in December story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 1:45 am

    SYDNEY - Fiji will begin defense of its IRB world sevens title on Dec. 2-3 when the opening tournament of the 10-round, 2016-17 season is held at Dubai, followed a week later at Cape Town.

  • Poor South African boys find an escape in sandboarding story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 9:08 am

    ATLANTIS, South Africa - Every Friday afternoon, some South African boys head for the sand dunes that surround Atlantis, a poor area on Cape Town's outskirts where drug gangs operate and shootings occur regularly. There, they slide and skid down the slopes on boards, forgetting for a while the hard streets where crime ensnares many young men.

  • Brawl erupts in South African parliament; lawmakers ejected 
    Updated: May-17-16 11:00 am

    JOHANNESBURG - South African opposition lawmakers who tried to disrupt remarks by President Jacob Zuma in parliament brawled with guards who ejected the protesters from the building.

  • South African man paralyzed after being tossed from train 
    Updated: May-11-16 1:33 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - A 27-year-old South African man who was thrown from a moving train after resisting a group of assailants is paralyzed from the waist down, prompting a flow of donations for what is expected to be a long, costly rehabilitation.