| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:44 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When Nelson Mandela's sculpture was unveiled at the seat of government in Pretoria after his burial last month, no one noticed one small detail: a bronze rabbit nestled in his right ear.
The Department of Arts and Culture...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:41 PM
This uplifting video came to my attention today and I just had to share it. Even if you're sick of choral flashmob events in stores, you're bound to find this one irresistible.
Seems that the famed Soweto Gospel Choir was planning a flashmob at a...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:28 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Huge queues of people waited, some of them for two days, to see the body of former South African President Nelson Mandela lying in state in Pretoria. But thousands more were turned away disappointed as viewing ended Friday....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:10 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Draped in a South African flag and carried by eight warrant officers representing the armed forces, Nelson Mandela’s coffin was taken up the steps of the Union Buildings on Wednesday to lie in state.
Thin crowds lined the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:17 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Theophalus Riba got up early Wednesday and hurried to participate in something momentous: He stood in line for five hours under the hot sun to see the casket of Nelson Mandela.
The last time Riba had waited in line that...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:09 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Dressed in black against a twilight-blue background, a somber South African President Jacob Zuma appeared on television to give his countrymen the news they had long dreaded.
"My fellow South Africans," he intoned....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:52 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Members of a white supremacist Afrikaner "army" who hatched a poorly planned plot to assassinate former South African President Nelson Mandela were sentenced Tuesday to as many as 35 years in prison.
The 21 defendants...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:46 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, who celebrated his 95th birthday in a Pretoria hospital Thursday, has made remarkable improvement, according to President Jacob Zuma and other officials.
“I was able to say, 'Happy Birthday' and he was...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Nelson Mandela’s condition remained unchanged Tuesday, after his health deteriorated over the weekend and he was listed in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital, according to a statement from the South African president's office.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:47 AM
CENTURION, South Africa -- President Obama arrived Friday in South Africa, where the nation holds an anxious vigil for Nelson Mandela, who remains in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital.
While flying on Air Force One, the president told...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:09 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — On the night South African athlete Oscar Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend, neighbors allegedly heard the sound of a woman screaming. Silence followed, and then gunshots. And more screams.
That's the picture...