| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:16 AM
South African playwright Athol Fugard wrote a stark novel about a car hijacker who steals a car that has a baby in the back seat and has to face the problem of taking care of the child.
Fugard’s fiction became horrifying reality this past weekend....
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:49 AM
South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius intended to shoot through a door in his bathroom to “nullify the threat,” believing an intruder was in the enclosed toilet cubicle, a sports and exercise doctor testified Monday.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:11 PM
When animal inspectors arrived at a deserted South African farm this past weekend, they found stomach-churning neglect.
Dozens of animals -- including pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and geese -- were dead or dying, abandoned without food or water.
| 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 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 2, 2014
| 12:57 PM
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, on trial for fatally shooting his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day last year, suffers from severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to extracts from a psychologist’s report read in...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:06 PM
At a South African government hearing Friday on the police shooting of 34 striking miners in 2012, a witness said that striking union members had sought to make themselves invulnerable to police weaponry by ingesting a traditional potion made from dead...
| 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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Concerns over Ebola are prompting a growing number of African countries to tamp down on travel, a move the World Health Organization says could worsen the outbreak.
South Africa announced Thursday that all noncitizens traveling there from three of the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Kevin Smith and his partners started a solar energy firm in Santa Monica in 2008, they expected to sell their technology to advanced economies in Europe and the United States.
But much of the action has been in a part of the world Smith initially...