| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:35 PM
"Isn't Mandela still president?" That startling question came from a homeless teenager in a Cape Town township during an interview in 2007, as I set off around South Africa to explore the meaning of freedom in the lives of young people. At first, I...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:55 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela, who emerged from more than a quarter of a century in prison to steer a troubled African nation to its first multiracial democracy, uniting the country by reaching out to fearful whites and becoming a...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Along with anthropomorphic accessories like eyelashes and mustaches, it's not uncommon to see cars dressed up with plush jungle-cat tails affixed to their rear end, especially in a college town where the dominant sports mascot is, say, a tiger....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Starz' "Black Sails" dug up ratings treasure over the weekend, becoming the most watched series premiere in the network's history.
Even Capt. Flint would be pleased with this news. The pirate drama's booty included:
- More than 2.6 million viewers...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fashion model Behati Prinsloo has plopped down on this particular couch in this particular atelier in downtown Los Angeles on this particular mid-December evening to talk about her new creative collaboration with L.A.-based denim label THVM. Thanks to a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Westminster has Little Saigon. Artesia has Little India. Even Anaheim got in the act by declaring a section of Brookhurst Street as Little Arabia.
It's high time Laguna memorialized its very prominent South African community and officially declare...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:48 PM
It was always there, shimmering on the horizon out my bedroom window: Robben Island, a barren outcrop in the dazzling Atlantic Ocean and the world's most notorious prison. And from as far back as I can remember, there was one fact we knew about that patch...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:32 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nations whose fleets fish for bluefin tuna and sharks ended a meeting in South Africa without reaching agreement on action to protect critically endangered species, environmentalist groups said.
A proposal to ban fishing of...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:30 AM
South Africa has selected child-gang thriller "Four Corners" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race.
Directed by Ian Gabriel, "Four Corners" revolves around a 13-year old chess whiz drawn into the Cape Town's well-known child-gang...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:56 AM
Few things celebrate the end of winter like a great drive and enjoying the beach. Whether you can put the top down or not, members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com are sure you'll enjoy any of our "Top 10 Coastal Drives."
| Jan 6, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Cape Town is available on British, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Air France, Emirates and Turkish. Restricted round-trip fares generally fall between $979 and $1,...