| Mar 6, 2015
| 10:41 AM
South Africa’s government was accused Friday of trying to smear the ombudsman and several top opposition politicians when it announced an inquiry into allegations they were CIA spies that were based on claims of an anonymous blog.
| Mar 4, 2015
| 7:22 AM
About 500 people fled their homes in South Africa's city of Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters with smoke and flames rising for a fourth day Wednesday.
Three homes were destroyed and five more were damaged overnight by the fire that...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 9:50 AM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Great Safaris has a good deal on its World's Greatest Romantic Adventure trip to South Africa. The 11-day tour is priced from $3,995 per...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:31 PM
5:30 a.m. Golf: Joburg Open third round (in Johannesburg, South Africa).--Golf
7:40 a.m. Soccer: English Premier League: Crystal Palace at West Ham.--NBCSN
8:30 a.m. Highlights: North Carolina basketball.--MASN
9 a.m. Motorsports: NASCAR...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:45 AM
South African police say a foreigner was seriously injured when his shop was petrol bombed.
The man's shop was attacked by South African small business owners on Thursday night, said police spokesman Kay Makhubela on Friday. He said police arrested...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:08 AM
6 a.m. Tennis: Men’s Dubai quarterfinal.--Tennis Ch.
7 a.m. Golf: Joburg Open first round (d. in Johannesburg, South Africa).--Golf
7:30 a.m. Tennis: Men’s Dubai and women’s Doha tournament.--Tennis Ch.
1 p.m. Soccer:...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 6:27 AM
One of the apartheid era’s most notorious killers, former police colonel Eugene de Kock, will walk free after 20 years in jail after South Africa’s government announced Friday that he had been granted parole.
De Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil,"...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:39 AM
After he served time as a prisoner on Robben Island, after he resigned as president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela documented his long walk to freedom as an artist.
In a collection of drawings and paintings capturing the place where Mandela was...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 12:18 PM
There’s an air of glee and abandon when the looting starts. South African police have been reported to stand by and watch – or even help – when township people attack the shops of foreign migrants and loot.
The looters break open...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:02 PM
Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64.
Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:17 PM
If Greece and the Greek Isles have been on your list of destinations, Friendly Planet Travel has several options that range from packages that explore Athens and a variety of the islands to strictly Greek Isles cruises. There are also packages that...