South Africa’s ruling party has denounced a decision by Canada to grant refugee status to a white South African man, calling it "racist."
The futuristic South African sci-fi that has taken the U.S box office by storm opened in its home country this weekend. Parallels with the experience of apartheid in “District 9” are likely to resonate particularly with South African audiences.
The case of South African athlete Caster Semenya has sparked worldwide interest following reports that she will be tested by sporting officials to determine whether she is male or female. The 18-year-old won gold in the 800 meters race Wednesday but she may be forced to return the medal if she fails a gender-verification test imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
South African runner Caster Semenya’s muscular physique helped propel her to victory during the 800 meters at Wednesday night’s world track and field championships in Berlin.
Tiger Woods is poised to win his seventh title at Firestone after charging to a third round 65 in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday. Woods started the third day five shots behind leader Padraig Harrington, frustrated by his putting in his second round 70 for a halfway total of two-under 138. But the world number one found his touch with a breathtaking back nine in wet conditions in Akron, Ohio
Padraig Harrington has retained his lead at the halfway stage of the Bridgestone International after carding a second successive sub-par round for the first time in four months in Akron, Ohio. The Irishman, returning to form ahead of the defense of his PGA Championship title, leads by one shot at the World Golf Championships event following a one-under-par 69 in the second round on Friday. Harrington, who will be paired with world No
A South African policeman guarding former South African President Nelson Mandela’s home shot and killed himself Saturday, police said. The police sergeant, who was working for the police VIP unit, killed himself while on duty at the guard house outside Mandela’s Johannesburg home, National Police spokeswoman Sally de Beer said.
President Obama said Friday that leaders of the industrialized nations have agreed to continue fueling economic growth while strengthening regulatory measures but they also realize that full recovery is "still a ways off." Obama listed some of the achievements of the Group of Eight summit this week in Italy as the conference neared the end, and he stressed the need for collective action. In addition, the G8 nations agreed to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, set goals for reducing carbon monoxide emissions and invest $20 billion in food security
Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg, is a densely populated melting pot with some of South Africa’s worst social ills. Poverty, unemployment, HIV/Aids and crime. One of the most common crimes in Alexandra Township — and throughout the country — is rape
Haunt of poets, artists and writers, Kalk Bay is Cape Town’s unpretentious creative zone. Its bohemian mix of craft shops and galleries most of them on the same stretch of road is made all the more alluring by the town’s cobbled streets, historic cottages and brightly colored fishing boats. Here are 10 reasons to visit: 1 Find all things avant-garde at Cape to Cairo , an interiors boutique specializing in unconventional objets d’art.