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South Africa

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Top South Africa Articles

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  • South Africa’s Chenin Blanc seeps onto summer stage

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chenin Blanc, the most widely planted grape in South Africa, is a varietal once considered by some to be "cheap and cheerful quaff," but it is now gaining an appreciation around the globe. South African Chenin Blanc has found its way...
  • 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&...
  • Pistorius felt vulnerable, anxious before shooting, defense says

    Pistorius felt vulnerable, anxious before shooting, defense says
    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...
  • Pistorius 'dropped the baton of truth,' prosecutor says

    Pistorius 'dropped the baton of truth,' prosecutor says
    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...
  • Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid

     Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid
    From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid. "I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were...
  • Oscar Pistorius a suicide risk, psychologist finds

    Oscar Pistorius a suicide risk, psychologist finds
    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...
  • Scandal erupts over South Africa's 'farm of horrors'

    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. The...
  • '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...
  • '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...