| May 7, 2014
| 3:11 PM
In this drab township pocked by ponds of raw sewage and piles of uncollected trash, voters who lined up Wednesday to cast ballots in South Africa's election aired similar complaints: lack of jobs, lack of sewer pipes, uncollected trash, poor government...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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.
| May 8, 2014
| 9:21 AM
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,...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:47 AM
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...
| May 26, 2014
| 4:14 AM
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.
| May 14, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Julia Eshmont and Tara Shriver said they sat petrified as four men on motorcycles surrounded their South African coach bus and one climbed aboard and cocked a handgun.
They were among the 30 Stevenson University students who watched as their chaperones...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:06 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2014
Two American academic groups — the American Studies Assn. and the Assn. for Asian American Studies — have called for a boycott of Israeli universities. Those resolutions have met with many objections. Much has been made, for example, of the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:43 AM
Former Miami Heat star Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t miss many slam dunks. Nana Meriwether is a slam dunk, and Shaq missed it.
Meriwether, who will travel from her home in New York to take part in the fifth annual Wild Fox Model Beach...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:53 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Actress Scarlett Johansson is taking heat from Palestinian activists for becoming a brand ambassador for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim....