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  • Oscar Pistorius a suicide risk, psychologist finds

    Oscar Pistorius a suicide risk, psychologist finds
    South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, on trial for fatally shooting his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year, suffers from severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to extracts from a psychologist’s report read in...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • Scandal erupts over South Africa's 'farm of horrors'

    When animal inspectors arrived at a deserted South African farm this past weekend, they found stomach-churning neglect. Dozens of animals -- including pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and geese -- were dead or dying, abandoned without food or water. The...
  • Magic potion used in deadly South African Lonmin strike, witness says

    Magic potion used in deadly South African Lonmin strike, witness says
    At a South African government hearing Friday on the police shooting of 34 striking miners in 2012, a witness said that striking union members had sought to make themselves invulnerable to police weaponry by ingesting a traditional potion made from dead...
  • Oscar Pistorius tweets about love, pain and the meaning of life

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African athlete charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, broke his five-month-long social media silence Sunday, tweeting four quotes about suffering, love and pain. His tweets prompted...
  • Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: psychiatrists

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'did not suffer from a mental illness,' report says

    Oscar Pistorius 'did not suffer from a mental illness,' report says
    South African double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental disorder when he killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, according to a psychiatric report presented at his murder trial Monday. The trial resumed Monday after the court had...
  • South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

    South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer,...
  • Oscar Pistorius was in 'kind, caring' relationship, manager testifies

    As the trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius neared an end, his manager painted a portrait for the court Tuesday of what the sprinter’s life might have been like: huge earnings from sponsorship deals, international celebrity and a loving...
  • Nadine Gordimer offered a model of how to use books as social force

     Nadine Gordimer offered a model of how to use books as social force
    Nadine Gordimer, who died Sunday at age 90, understood the power of writing as a moral force. Not only in terms of literature (although that too) but also politically, in a country -- apartheid-era South Africa -- where such commitment carried a high...
  • Oscar Pistorius blames businessman for weekend altercation at club

    Oscar Pistorius blames businessman for weekend altercation at club
    Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was involved in an altercation at an upscale nightclub Saturday and later insisted that a businessman accosted him aggressively, according to South African media. But the businessman, Jared Mortimer, who runs a clothing...