| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:43 PM
As the longest strike in South Africa's history ground on Tuesday, the governor of the Reserve Bank offered a wintry assessment: even if the country narrowly avoids recession, a small growth rate will offer investors little comfort.
Gov. Gill Marcus...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:05 PM
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius approached one of his slain girlfriend's close friends, Kim Myers, during a court recess Tuesday and whispered, “How can you sleep at night?” the Myers family lawyer said.
Attorney Ian Levitt said...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:06 PM
A group of students on a tour of South Africa led by Stevenson University was robbed on Sunday while traveling in Pretoria, a school spokeswoman said.
No one was injured in the incident, which occurred about 1 p.m. local time in the South African...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
While Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" rampaged through the streets of Johannesburg in March, leaving cinematic destruction and traffic snarl-ups in its wake, South Africa's booming filming locations industry couldn't be in better shape.
| May 12, 2014
| 12:20 PM
A South African prosecutor said he will ask the Pretoria high court on Tuesday to order a full psychiatric evaluation of double amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius after a psychiatrist testified she had diagnosed him with a mental disorder.
Pistorius is on...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:47 AM
South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was ordered Tuesday to undergo a month of psychiatric tests to find out whether he was criminally responsible when he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. Judge Thokozile...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:10 PM
The defense attorney for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday strongly contested an application by the prosecution to send the athlete to a state mental hospital for 30 days of psychiatric tests after a psychiatrist diagnosed him with an anxiety disorder.
| May 6, 2014
| 4:33 PM
On a red-dust wasteland at the edge of this South African shantytown, little white pegs in the ground mark the government's assurance that it would provide running water and electricity before Wednesday's national elections. It was a promise never kept....
| May 26, 2014
| 4:14 AM
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius checked in as a day patient to Pretoria's Weskoppies psychiatric hospital Monday for the first day of a month of mental tests ordered by the judge overseeing his murder trial.
| Apr 27, 2014
In South Africa today, as the country celebrates the 20th anniversary of its democracy and prepares for elections, two deeply flawed folk heroes — one venal, the other violent — have commandeered the headlines. The president, Jacob Zuma, was...