| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:39 AM
After he served time as a prisoner on Robben Island, after he resigned as president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela documented his long walk to freedom as an artist.
In a collection of drawings and paintings capturing the place where Mandela was...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 12:18 PM
There’s an air of glee and abandon when the looting starts. South African police have been reported to stand by and watch – or even help – when township people attack the shops of foreign migrants and loot.
The looters break open...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:02 PM
Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64.
Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:17 PM
If Greece and the Greek Isles have been on your list of destinations, Friendly Planet Travel has several options that range from packages that explore Athens and a variety of the islands to strictly Greek Isles cruises. There are also packages that...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:20 PM
Few things are more frustrating than losing your keys or more gratifying than finding them, but Jonathan Rogers felt neither emotion when he found a Key to the City of Fort Lauderdale in South Africa.
Rogers saw a piece of history.
He says the key...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:30 PM
"It's not really technical?" Liz asked Axel Zander, our cycling guide, as he shuttled the four of us to our drop-off point a third of the way up Table Mountain.
"There's some rocky sections, but I'll warn you," said Zander, the founder of Downhill...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 2:01 PM
Joel Warren wants to build a school, but he needs some help. He plans to put the school in one of the poorest areas of Cape Town, South Africa.
Called Khayelitsha, the 30-year old township has a young population, a high crime rate and more than half...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 11:05 PM
The first glorious day of 2015 meant just one thing in Cape Town, South Africa: the beach. About 200,000 people headed for the city’s golden strands, 1,100 police were deployed, and by day’s end around 500 children had been lost, some as young...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 11:35 AM
The brutal images depict a black South African schoolboy being stripped naked by a group of white teenagers, then being tied to a bed and sexually assaulted with a toothbrush and mop handle as they hurl racist slurs.
Photos of the incident at a high...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:17 PM
One of apartheid’s most notorious killers, Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel nicknamed “Prime Evil,” will walk free after 20 years in jail. South Africa’s government announced Friday that De Kock had been granted parole.
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:34 AM
One of apartheid’s most notorious killers, Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel nicknamed "Prime Evil," will walk free after 20 years in jail. South Africa’s government announced Friday that De Kock had been granted parole.