| 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 7, 2014
| 2:11 PM
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of premeditated murder, prosecutor Gerrie Nel told Pretoria’s high court Thursday, saying the athlete had given an unlikely, contradictory account of what happened the night he killed his...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:24 PM
With all the skill of a master weaver at a loom, Esther Ogble stands under a parasol in the sprawling Wuse market in Nigeria's capital and spins synthetic fibre into women's hair.
Nearby, three customers - one in a hijab - wait for a turn to spend...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:12 PM
The lawyer for Oscar Pistorius told a Pretoria high court judge Friday that the South African Olympian should be acquitted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, because he acted reasonably when he fired four shots through a locked bathroom door...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The late South African leader Nelson Mandela said in his will that he wanted his home in rural Qunu to be used to forever unite his family. But his kinsmen, who fought bitterly over his burial place and went to court over the bones of his children, aren&...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:37 PM
JOHANNESBURG -- Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....