| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:32 AM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:36 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:20 AM
South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, his spokeswoman said Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defense in his murder trial.
The Star newspaper said...
| 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...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Johan Gerber is a shy, neat man with iron-gray hair, a ready smile and a quiet voice. But on the streets, he has taken to carrying an open pocket knife with a mean 4-inch blade, concealed in an envelope and ready to use....
| 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 9, 2014
| 5:52 PM
A South African prosecutor forced Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday to look at a forensic photograph that showed the head of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after it was blown open by a hollow-point bullet fired by the Olympic and Paralympic track star.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:59 PM
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...