| Sep 1, 2013
| 11:41 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital Sunday but will continue receiving care at home under the close supervision of doctors, and with his family nearby.
The former South African president, who is 95, was...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 3:38 PM
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African president Nelson Mandela was comfortable in hospital on Saturday after undergoing a "diagnostic procedure" for abdominal pains, the government said, telling people not to panic about the health of the 93-year-...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 6:20 PM
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Sunday after a keyhole abdominal examination showed there was nothing seriously wrong with the 93-year-old anti-apartheid leader, the government said....
| Aug 18, 2010
The concluding volume in the magisterial historical tetralogy Richard Rhodes calls "The Making of the Nuclear Age" bears a weighty subtitle that hints at its somewhat discursive nature.
"The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and...
| Jan 29, 2009
| 6:59 PM
LONEHILL, South Africa -- Willie and Celeste van der Merwe, as descendants of the original white settlers of South Africa, were a privileged species. But as they sipped tea amid the blooming flowers on their veranda back in 1992, gazing over 25 acres of...
| Dec 13, 2008
In one of his most strongly worded statements directed at the government of Zimbabwe to date, President Bush recently joined a chorus of international leaders and statesmen in calling for its monstrous president, Robert Mugabe, to step down. As he has...
| Jul 29, 2007
In early may, just a month before the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, South African Minister of Intelligence Ronnie Kasrils paid a visit to Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader and erstwhile Palestinian...
| Apr 12, 2009
We found a delightful oasis in Pretoria called the Alpine Attitude. This boutique hotel is modern in décor, friendly, helpful. They served excellent food and went the extra mile in caring for us.
Alpine Attitude, 522 Atterbury Road, Pretoria; 011-27-12-...
| May 16, 2001
It is late afternoon and my wife and I are sitting in soft lounge chairs and sipping cocktails from crystal glasses. Outside our window, the dry, golden grasslands of the karoo, interrupted only by windmills and abandoned farmhouses, stretch out for miles...