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South African officials debate possibility of more nuclear power plants

May 29, 2012

Early this week, government leaders and scientific experts met to discuss the possibility of adding more nuclear power plants to the energy infrastructure in South Africa. Read Article »


South African football team confident going into World Cup qualifiers

May 25, 2012

Bafana Bafana, South Africa's national football team, has been making efforts to step up and start winning more games. Read Article »


Kevin Spacey attends premiere of a short film in South Africa

May 14, 2012

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Police seize $7 million in assets from suspected poachers

May 10, 2012

South African officials have been working hard to put an end to rhino poaching. Read Article »


India's president visits South Africa to discuss business

May 1, 2012

South Africa welcomed a prestigious guest on the first day of May - India's president Pratibha Patil. Read Article »


South African sweeps AMAA with nine awards

April 27, 2012

The African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were held on Sunday, April 22, and South Africa was one of the top contenders. Read Article »


Survey reveals food South Africans miss most while abroad

April 26, 2012

South African people who leave the country for work, school or any other reason may encounter homesickness, and the best way to ease those pangs is by eating food that comes from home. Read Article »


African women's football teams to go up against veteran teams at London Olympics

April 25, 2012

The 2012 London Olympics are just a few months away, and the tournament matchups for the competing soccer teams were chosen on Tuesday, April 24. Read Article »


Princess of Monaco will assist South African swim team in Olympic preparation

April 23, 2012

South Africa's Olympic swimming team will be getting royal treatment in the few weeks leading up to the summer games. Read Article »


South Africa celebrates 100 days to the London Olympics

April 18, 2012

There are only 100 days left until the 2012 Summer Olympics begin in London. Read Article »


Mr. Gay World held in South Africa for first time

April 10, 2012

A unique event was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, recently - Mr. Gay World. Read Article »


First outdoor gym in South Africa sees success in Soweto

April 5, 2012

Residents of Soweto, South Africa, are getting a healthy dose of vitamin D while they work out at the town's new outdoor gym. Read Article »


Eto'o drops lawsuit against Barcelona football club

April 4, 2012

Cameroon national football star Samuel Eto'o has been getting involved with the legal end of his sport quite a bit this year. Read Article »


Burglar dehorns fiberglass rhino at South African reserve

April 3, 2012

Rhinoceros poaching is a major problem in South Africa, but the most recent victim was a bit unusual. Read Article »


Google's online Mandela collection goes live

March 27, 2012

Last year, internet giant Google started a project to digitally preserve the life and works of anti-apartheid hero and former South African president Nelson Mandela. Read Article »


South Africa honors apartheid freedom fighters on Human Rights Day

March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, marked the celebration of Human Rights Day in South Africa. Read Article »


South Africa to step up road safety during Easter

March 19, 2012

Officials in South African are gearing up for Easter by launching the 2012 Easter Arrive Alive Road Safety Campaign. Read Article »


South Africa team played strong against Senegal, game ended in a draw

March 1, 2012

South Africa's national football team, Bafana Bafana recently went head-to-head with Senegal at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, but the game ended in a draw despite South Africa having many opportunities at their opponent's goal. Read Article »


Nelson Mandela's hospital visit ends on positive note

February 28, 2012

South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela, 93, recently went to Johannesburg's Milpark hospital to have an abdominal examination after reporting pains. Read Article »


Local South African people remove horns to protect rhinos

February 27, 2012

Poachers have been targeting South Africa's rhino populations for their ivory horns, and recent increases in killings are threatening the species. Read Article »


South Africa, New Zealand cricket teams gear up for Twenty20 matches

February 15, 2012

This weekend, New Zealand and South Africa will go head-to-head in a series of cricket matches that could be a deciding factor for the upcoming World Twenty20 tournament this fall. Read Article »


South African officials step up rhino-poaching punishments

February 1, 2012

Three poachers were recently sentenced to 25 years in prison for their crimes, a punishment that is stronger than any issued previously. Read Article »


Nelson Mandela's last surviving sibling passes away at 81

January 31, 2012

Nelson Mandela's last living sibling recently passed away at the family's compound in Eastern Cape, South Africa. Read Article »


Weather forecasters could go to jail for incorrect predictions in South Africa

January 12, 2012

The African National Congress is currently trying to pass a new amendment to the Weather Service Bill that would make false weather prediction a criminal act. Read Article »


Eto'o denies chance to appeal suspension

December 20, 2011

Samuel Eto'o, the captain of Cameroon's national football team, was recently given a 15-game suspension for his involvement in the recent player strike. Read Article »


Desmond Tutu recovers from surgery while honored at University of Cape Town graduation

December 12, 2011

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu recently underwent surgery a few months after celebrating his 80th birthday. Read Article »


Many nations will back out of Kyoto in 2012

December 7, 2011

World leaders are currently meeting in Durban, South Africa, to discuss the renewal of the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. Read Article »


New Bafana Bafana uniforms revealed in London

November 7, 2011

The new team uniforms for Bafana Bafana, the national football team of South Africa, were recently unveiled at the opening of Interpretations of Africa: Football, Art and Design - a month-long exhibition at the Design Museum in London. Read Article »


World's first art studio discovered in South Africa

October 17, 2011

Scientists recently discovered what may well be the oldest art studio ever found in South Africa. Read Article »


Mandela's granddaughters get their own reality TV show

October 4, 2011

Nelson Mandela changed the course of history when he led the fight against apartheid in South Africa and became the first president of the united, democratic nation. Read Article »


South African government still hasn't granted Dalai Llama a visa

September 28, 2011

The Dalai Llama is hoping to be present for Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday in October, but the South African government still has not made a decision concerning the spiritual leader's visa. Read Article »


South African author encourages reading for children

September 22, 2011

William Gumede, a South African writer, recently began writing children's books to both encourage children in South Africa to embrace literature and to share and preserve the rich history of African folklore. Read Article »


Fossils discovered in South Africa may be oldest ancestors of human beings

September 9, 2011

Scientists in South Africa recently announced the findings of what many news sources are saying could be the "missing link" between man and apes. Read Article »


Alcohol advertisement to be banned in South Africa

September 6, 2011

South Africa has one of the highest crime rates in the world, and the government is making strides to improve safety and cut down on criminal behavior in the nation. Read Article »


South African officials consider banning rhino hunts

August 29, 2011

Rhinoceros poaching is becoming an increasingly troubling issue in South Africa, and officials are trying to devise possible solutions to curb the illegal practice. Read Article »


Wynton Marsalis headlines Joy of Jazz festival in Johannesburg

August 23, 2011

The annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, is just a few days away. Read Article »


Some South African unions accept government offers, others continue to strike

August 16, 2011

Strike season wages on in South Africa, and some unions are settling for government offers, while others are still holding out for higher wage increases. Read Article »


South African strike season is in full swing

July 29, 2011

In South Africa, unions are beginning to seek wage increases, during what the locals affectionately refer to as "strike season." Read Article »


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