| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:01 PM
By Ed Cropley
JOHANNESBURG, Dec 5 (Reuters) - In the 10 years after he
withdrew from public life, Nelson Mandela divided his time
between a mansion in one of Johannesburg's wealthiest suburbs
and his ancestral home in Qunu, a village in South Africa's...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:02 PM
JOHANNESBURG, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Following is the full text
of South African President Jacob Zuma's address to the nation on
the death of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela on Thursday:
"My Fellow South Africans, our beloved Nelson Rolihlahla
| Nov 28, 2013
| 11:39 PM
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 29 (Reuters) - South Africa's top official
anti-graft watchdog is recommending President Jacob Zuma repay
some of a $21 million publicly funded "security upgrade" to his
private home, which included a swimming pool and marquee area, a...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 12:37 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Thursday morning's South African front page headlines screamed out the latest scandal: For a final exam, high school drama students were asked to dramatize the rape of a baby using a broom and a loaf of bread.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:17 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Inside the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory, opened Monday by President Jacob Zuma, a small fragment of compacted mud is all that remains of the hut where Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo village in the Eastern Cape 95 years...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:22 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Eyewitnesses at the scene of a horrific bus and truck collision in South Africa that killed 29 people described the screams of trapped bus passengers as they waited for help, local news media reported.
Thirty others were...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:30 AM
A jovial tone is struck in the closing credits of Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's striking but grisly "Of Good Report": As animated devils brighten the screen, a disclaimer advises that any relation the narrative might bear to real events "is purely coincidental,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:22 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Congolese troops backed by a U.N. force on Wednesday drove insurgents from the M23 group from their last stronghold in eastern Congo, raising hopes that the government might defeat the rebels and begin to bring some...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:23 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The ruling African National Congress of South Africa demanded an apology Monday after U.S. officials detained and questioned a South African businessman and former government minister in New York last week.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:37 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Brand South Africa, the body charged with marketing the nation abroad, has had a tough month.
The International Monetary Fund on Oct. 1 downgraded its growth forecast for South Africa and called on the government to take...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:36 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Last weekend, the men of Diepsloot township, north of Johannesburg, searched the community's shacks for two missing toddlers. They looked around the shops and combed the river. They spread out and searched the bush near the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Nelson Mandela’s condition remained unchanged Tuesday, after his health deteriorated over the weekend and he was listed in critical condition at a Pretoria hospital, according to a statement from the South African president's office.