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  • Durban Festival: Rehad Desai Gives 'Miners' a Voice

    The son of a celebrated leader of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, helmer Rehad Desai has protest in his blood. His first doc, released in 2004, was the Cannes selection "Born Into Struggle," and he's spent much of the past decade examining the...
  • In Africa, haircare becomes a multi-billion dollar industry

    In Africa, haircare becomes a multi-billion dollar industry
    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...
  • U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise

    U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise
    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...
  • Ex-wife challenges Nelson Mandela's will, demands homestead

    Ex-wife challenges Nelson Mandela's will, demands homestead
    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&...
  • 'Lost and Found in Johannesburg' maps the growth of a writer and nation

    A love of maps is every true traveler's secret pleasure. As a correspondent in Africa, years before one could follow a path rendered by MapQuest or Google Earth, I came to love and rely on those hand-stenciled city maps in the Lonely Planet guidebook...
  • Director Jenna Bass Brings Magic to the Bigscreen

    Before first-time helmer Jenna Bass turned her thoughts to movie magic, she was focused on a different type of sleight of hand. A graduate of Cape Town's College of Magic, the 27-year-old says, "It was probably the best education I could have gotten."...
  • South African mother's horror: Hijackers steal car, drag son away

    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....
  • Oscar Pistorius blames businessman for weekend altercation at club

    Oscar Pistorius blames businessman for weekend altercation at club
    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...
  • Oscar Pistorius involved in nightclub altercation

    Oscar Pistorius involved in nightclub altercation
    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...
  • 'BRICS' nations to form development bank to rival World Bank, IMF

    The so-called BRICS countries agreed to form an international development bank with aspirations to challenge the dominance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa said Tuesday...
  • Oscar Pistorius lonely, alienated, family says

    Oscar Pistorius lonely, alienated, family says
    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius' decision to go to a nightclub while still on trial for murder was "unwise" but it was done because the 27-year-old is "lonely and alienated", his family said Wednesday. Pistorius was...