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  • Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: psychiatrists

    Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: psychiatrists
    Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • South African economy stumbles as longest strike rolls on

    South African economy stumbles as longest strike rolls on
    As the longest strike in South Africa's history ground on Tuesday, the governor of the Reserve Bank offered a wintry assessment: even if the country narrowly avoids recession, a small growth rate will offer investors little comfort. Gov. Gill Marcus...
  • South African prosecutor seeks psychiatric test for Oscar Pistorius

    A South African prosecutor said he will ask the Pretoria high court on Tuesday to order a full psychiatric evaluation of double amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius after a psychiatrist testified she had diagnosed him with a mental disorder. Pistorius is on...
  • No Longer Exotic, South Africa Attracts More Productions

    While Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" rampaged through the streets of Johannesburg in March, leaving cinematic destruction and traffic snarl-ups in its wake, South Africa's booming filming locations industry couldn't be in better shape. Just weeks...
  • Defense in Oscar Pistorius murder trial opposes mental evaluation

    The defense attorney for Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday strongly contested an application by the prosecution to send the athlete to a state mental hospital for 30 days of psychiatric tests after a psychiatrist diagnosed him with an anxiety disorder. Barry...
  • Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?

    Pistorius, Zuma: Is this really the best South Africa can do?
    In South Africa today, as the country celebrates the 20th anniversary of its democracy and prepares for elections, two deeply flawed folk heroes — one venal, the other violent — have commandeered the headlines. The president, Jacob Zuma, was...
  • Pistorius to undergo 30 days of mental tests

    Pistorius to undergo 30 days of mental tests
    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was ordered Tuesday to undergo a month of psychiatric tests to find out whether he was criminally responsible when he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. Judge Thokozile...
  • Oscar Pistorius checks into mental hospital

    Oscar Pistorius checks into mental hospital
    South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius checked in as a day patient to Pretoria's Weskoppies psychiatric hospital Monday for the first day of a month of mental tests ordered by the judge overseeing his murder trial. The 27-year-...
  • Oscar Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark in South African court

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius approached one of his slain girlfriend's close friends, Kim Myers, during a court recess Tuesday and whispered, “How can you sleep at night?” the Myers family lawyer said. Attorney Ian Levitt said...
  • As South Africa elections approach, disillusionment is leading

    As South Africa elections approach, disillusionment is leading
    On a red-dust wasteland at the edge of this South African shantytown, little white pegs in the ground mark the government's assurance that it would provide running water and electricity before Wednesday's national elections. It was a promise never kept....
  • South Africans vote for ANC, a party they're fed up with

    South Africans vote for ANC, a party they're fed up with
    In this drab township pocked by ponds of raw sewage and piles of uncollected trash, voters who lined up Wednesday to cast ballots in South Africa's election aired similar complaints: lack of jobs, lack of sewer pipes, uncollected trash, poor government...