| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:46 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, who celebrated his 95th birthday in a Pretoria hospital Thursday, has made remarkable improvement, according to President Jacob Zuma and other officials.
“I was able to say, 'Happy Birthday' and he was...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:25 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's king is a colorful figure. Perhaps a little too colorful.
Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's greatest claim to fame is that he counts South Africa's first black president among his subjects.
But the king of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:54 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela remains in a critical condition in a hospital in Pretoria, but one of his grandsons said Tuesday that the former president of South Africa was responsive and "very much alive."
Ndaba Mandela urged people to...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:18 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- President Obama and South African President Jacob Zuma traded tributes to an ailing Nelson Mandela on Saturday during a wide-ranging news conference that exposed friction over international justice, diplomacy and security in...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:48 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela remained in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital Wednesday, as elders from his AbaThembu clan traveled from the Eastern Cape to see him.
With hopes for Mandela's recovery fading, the Anglican...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:47 AM
CENTURION, South Africa -- President Obama arrived Friday in South Africa, where the nation holds an anxious vigil for Nelson Mandela, who remains in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital.
While flying on Air Force One, the president told...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic athlete from South Africa known as the Blade Runner, was back on the track Thursday in a low-key workout for the first time since he was accused of killing his girlfriend in February.
Pistorius will be arraigned in August...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:48 AM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — For the fifth straight day, former South African President Nelson was in a Pretoria hospital on Wednesday, being treated for a recurring lung infection.
The 94-year-old icon was hospitalized on Saturday. Two of Mandela's...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 6:21 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was granted bail Friday, paving the way for him to be freed from custody pending his trial in the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius' family members and...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:45 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner...
| Sep 16, 2012
The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Liveright: 608 pp., $35
What a pleasant surprise to encounter a book that actually looks beyond the surface of South...