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  • Cape Town bursts with blooms during its spring wildflower show

    Cape Town bursts with blooms during its spring wildflower show
    When I visited Cape Town in September, the tree buds were exploding, and golden-green blades were popping up in the pavement cracks. The seasons are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere, so as Angelenos are lamenting the onset of fire weather, those...
  • A two-wheel tour down Table Mountain and into Cape Town history

    A two-wheel tour down Table Mountain and into Cape Town history
    "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...
  • South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil'

    South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader 'Prime Evil'
    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. De...
  • Art by Nelson Mandela to go on view in Miramar

    Art by Nelson Mandela to go on view in Miramar
    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...
  • South Africa grants parole to apartheid-era killer Eugene de Kock

    South Africa grants parole to apartheid-era killer Eugene de Kock
    One of the apartheid era’s most notorious killers, former police colonel Eugene de Kock, will walk free after 20 years in jail after South Africa’s government announced Friday that he had been granted parole. De Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil,"...
  • South Africa grants parole to apartheid-era killer De Kock

    South Africa grants parole to apartheid-era killer De Kock
    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. De Kock’...
  • Touring Athens and the Greek Isles for $2,199 per person, including air

     Touring Athens and the Greek Isles for $2,199 per person, including air
    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...
  • Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption

    Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption
    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...
  • Foreign-owned shops targeted in South African looting spree

    Foreign-owned shops targeted in South African looting spree
    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...
  • South African man has Nelson Mandela's key to Fort Lauderdale

    South African man has Nelson Mandela's key to Fort Lauderdale
    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...
  • 'Idol' singer David Oliver Willis to perform at fundraiser for African school

    'Idol' singer David Oliver Willis to perform at fundraiser for African school
    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...