| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:21 AM
A cousin of Reeva Steenkamp broke down at the sentencing hearing of Oscar Pistorius as she recounted hearing on her car radio that the athlete had killed his girlfriend.
Proceedings at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital, were...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve three years of partial house arrest and community service for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, a witness said Monday at the first day of the athlete's sentencing.
The 27-year-old Paralympic...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court Monday to find out whether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out a free man. After a six-month, on-off trial that...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:27 PM
The Isango Ensemble, one of the world's most unusual, interesting and important theater and opera companies, doesn't distinguish between African theater and European opera. Nor does the company from Cape Town, South Africa, acknowledge barriers between...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:45 PM
A British man pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife on their South African honeymoon, denying claims he hired a hit man to kill her in a faked 2010 car hijacking in a township outside Cape Town.
In a high-profile case that has enthralled the...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:21 PM
When the headlines coming out of Africa are Ebola, terrorists who kidnap schoolgirls and various rebel movements taking over various governments, it’s difficult to talk about what Africa is beyond that collection of crises. But that’s part...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Nobel Peace Prize laureates who had planned to gather in Cape Town in mid-October to honor the late Nelson Mandela announced Thursday that they were canceling or relocating the summit in protest of the South African government's refusal to issue a visa...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:30 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- With productions spread around much of the globe, and an enduring focus of social issues, Film and Music Ent. (F&ME), the London-based production company set up 15 years ago by Mike Downey and Sam Taylor, has concluded production in Cape...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Broward Circuit Judge Marc Gold suffered a heart attack while on vacation in South Africa earlier this month, according to his wife, Barbara Heyer, an attorney.
Heyer, who is with Gold in Pretoria, filed for an extension in a case she is handling in a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Concerns over Ebola are prompting a growing number of African countries to tamp down on travel, a move the World Health Organization says could worsen the outbreak.
South Africa announced Thursday that all noncitizens traveling there from three of the...