| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:02 PM
There’s more about William Rankin below, but here’s some of what we talked about during a phone interview.
He’s a relative newcomer to the Democratic Party, changing his registration, he said, in 2012. He’d been no party...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:48 PM
During the course of her career, South Africa’s Mamphela Ramphele has assumed many roles — anti-apartheid activist, medical doctor, academic and businesswoman, just to name a few.
After the bloody uprising in Johannesburg’s Soweto...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:23 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The ruling African National Congress of South Africa demanded an apology Monday after U.S. officials detained and questioned a South African businessman and former government minister in New York last week.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:52 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Members of a white supremacist Afrikaner "army" who hatched a poorly planned plot to assassinate former South African President Nelson Mandela were sentenced Tuesday to as many as 35 years in prison.
The 21 defendants...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Nearly 820,000 international students — a national record — studied at universities in the United States during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to a report released this month by the Institute for International Education. At Morgan...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:45 PM
This sounds like fun. On Sunday, Nov. 3, Wines of South Africa Braai Tour: Los Angeles Edition rolls into Raleigh Studios in Hollywood for an wine tasting event billed as “from BBQ to braai.” Braai (pronounced "bry") is Afrikaans for...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Fans are used to seeing Blair Underwood playing a variety of roles: a hotshot attorney ("L.A. Law"), a charismatic doctor ("Sex and the City") and a ruthless businessman ("Dirty Sexy Money"). But in the new NBC series "Ironside," Underwood tackles the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:22 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Eyewitnesses at the scene of a horrific bus and truck collision in South Africa that killed 29 people described the screams of trapped bus passengers as they waited for help, local news media reported.
Thirty others were...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:31 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — On Sunday morning, the residents of Khutsong, a township west of Johannesburg, decided they were fed up with crime and gangsters. A crowd gathered in a local stadium near the township to decide what to do about youth...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:30 AM
A jovial tone is struck in the closing credits of Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's striking but grisly "Of Good Report": As animated devils brighten the screen, a disclaimer advises that any relation the narrative might bear to real events "is purely coincidental,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:10 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — He was standing just a few feet from arguably the world's most powerful leader, President Obama, at the memorial service for arguably the world's most beloved man, Nelson Mandela.
It was the greatest moment of his...