South Africa News
Scandal-hit South Africa leader says doing job 'very well'
Scandal-hit South African leader laughs at criticism, says he is doing his job 'very well'
Dispute over apartheid-era bailout escalates in South Africa
South Africa's central bank is objecting to calls by the state watchdog agency for changes to be made in the way the bank is run, in escalating fallout from a bank bailout during the apartheid era
South Africa -born lawyer who defended Mandela dies
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has paid tribute to the late Joel Joffe, a South Africa-born human rights lawyer who defended Mandela during a 1960s trial at which the anti-apartheid leader was sentenced to life in prison
Trailblazing South Africa equestrian turns to new generation
Trailblazing South Africa equestrian turns to new generation of young black riders
Can pitcher Dylan Unsworth be South Africa's next major leaguer?
While growing up in South Africa , where baseball is pretty far down in the hierarchy of sports, Dylan Unsworth often played catch with his father, just as so many kids do in the Americas. The Unsworths used a little different style though. "He would throw underhand to me, and I would throw
'Incognito Bandit' bank robbery suspect arrested trying to board South Africa -bound flight
The "Incognito Bandit" has been caught. The alleged elusive serial bank robber was arrested Friday night at Dulles International Airport in Virginia as he attempted to board a South Africa-bound flight, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston said Friday. Albert Taderera, 36, of Brighton,
8,000 Miles Across the Atlantic, Chicago Aquarium Works to Save Endangered Penguin Chicks in South Africa
A team from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has traveled more than 8,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on a mission to help save abandoned baby penguins on South Africa's coast. Hundreds of endangered African penguin chicks are abandoned by their parents every year in South Africa, according to a
An open letter to South African runner Caster Semenya
Dear Caster Semenya, When you compete at the Olympics this summer, you won't be able to hear me cheering for you -- I will be thousands of miles away, and you will be in the center of the Olympic stadium in Brazil . I don't need to tell you that your contest is contested. Many of those watching you
Black Lives Matter Protests Go Global, From Ireland to South Africa
America’s Black Lives Matter movement has jumped continents in the wake of recent fatal police shootings of black men in the United States. From Europe to Africa, people around the world are marching in solidarity for America’s grassroots campaign for racial justice and against excessive use of
40th Anniversary of Anti-Apartheid Soweto Uprising in South Africa
South Africans today marked the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising, when the streets of the township south-west of Johannesburg were stained with blood in one of the country’s most notable anti-apartheid uprisings. Thousands sang and danced at Orlando Stadium in Soweto today, where South