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  • Oscar Pistorius 'did not suffer from a mental illness,' report says

    Oscar Pistorius 'did not suffer from a mental illness,' report says
    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...
  • Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: psychiatrists

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a...
  • No Longer Exotic, South Africa Attracts More Productions

    While Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" rampaged through the streets of Johannesburg in March, leaving cinematic destruction and traffic snarl-ups in its wake, South Africa's booming filming locations industry couldn't be in better shape. Just weeks...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    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...
  • South African economy stumbles as longest strike rolls on

    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...
  • Johnny Clegg is back with stories — and a stripped-down sound

    In the midst of a sold-out stop on the most extensive North American tour of his career, South African musician Johnny Clegg is reminiscing about his first national tour of his native country more than three decades ago. That was back in the bad old...
  • South Africa's ANC set to win national election as counting continues

    South Africa's governing African National Congress was headed for victory after the tallying of 70% of votes in Wednesday's national election, but its major opponent made significant gains. The ANC had won 62.5% of the vote in the latest tabulations,...
  • South Africa's ANC poised to return to power; ballot questions arise

    South Africa's ruling African National Congress was headed for victory Thursday in parliamentary elections and President Jacob Zuma is likely to remain in office despite voter disenchantment over corruption and high unemployment. The lower house of...
  • Pistorius to undergo 30 days of mental tests

    Pistorius to undergo 30 days of mental tests
    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was ordered Tuesday to undergo a month of psychiatric tests to find out whether he was criminally responsible when he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. Judge Thokozile...
  • Stevenson students robbed in South Africa; university cuts trip short

    Stevenson students robbed in South Africa; university cuts trip short
    A group of students on a tour of South Africa led by Stevenson University was robbed on Sunday while traveling in Pretoria, a school spokeswoman said. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred about 1 p.m. local time in the South African...
  • Oscar Pistorius checks into mental hospital

    Oscar Pistorius checks into mental hospital
    South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius checked in as a day patient to Pretoria's Weskoppies psychiatric hospital Monday for the first day of a month of mental tests ordered by the judge overseeing his murder trial. The 27-year-...