| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:56 AM
MAUN, Botswana - If you've paid for an African safari but you're still not clear about the details, bad on you. Making the same mistake, I didn't dig into the heart of the adventure before I headed to Southern Africa for my first wildlife safari,...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, whose debut novel, "The Power of One," was made into a popular 1992 movie starring Morgan Freeman, has died. He was 79.
Courtenay died Thursday at his home in Canberra, Australia, according to his...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The development of art, culture, and advanced cognitive ability that define modern humans may not have evolved until 50,000 years ago, according to a new study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
| 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,...
| Jan 6, 2013
— One night as my sister and I walked across the rugged yet strangely delicate terrain of a place called Farm 215, the path to our cottage lighted only by the stars and a flashlight, the wine-wobbly beam suddenly illuminated several sets of legs....
| Oct 3, 2012
Yvonne Mounsey, a principal dancer with New York City Ballet and the longtime director of one of Southern California's most prominent ballet schools, died Saturday from cancer at her Los Angeles home. She was 93.
Her daughter, Allegra Clegg of Pacific...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:30 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The recent feud among family members of former South African President Nelson Mandela over the bodies of his three dead children was damaging enough to the famous name.
It has now emerged that a university law clinic...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:55 AM
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- President Obama walked in the steps of Nelson Mandela on Sunday as he visited the lime quarry where the civil rights icon once hunched in backbreaking work and the spare cell where he spent 18 years confined for fighting...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Platinum miners at Lonmin's Marikana site ended their illegal six-week strike after winning raises of up to 22%, in a deal critics warned could ignite a wave of pay demands and wildcat strikes across South Africa's troubled mining industry....
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Brandy reportedly played to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week.
The Grammy Award-winning R&B star was a surprise guest at the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert in Soweto on Saturday, but nearly all of the event-goers were gone...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Expelled South African ruling party youth leader, Julius Malema, is to be arrested, according to a news report: For more than a week, expelled South African ruling party youth leader, Julius Malema, has been predicting his own arrest, claiming South...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:09 AM
JOHANNESBURG — While Nelson Mandela's health "shows sustained improvement," he is still in critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said Monday.
Zuma issued the statement after visiting Mandela at a Pretoria hospital, where he was...