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South African man in charge of Costa Concordia salvage

September 17, 2013

Over a year after it sank off the Italian island of Giglio, engineers managed to raise the Costa Concordia cruise liner from the depths of the ocean, according to CNN. Read Article »

Nigeria triumphs over South Africa in Nelson Mandela Challenge match

August 15, 2013

Since 1994, the Nelson Mandela Challenge soccer match has served as a showcase for South African footballers to take on visiting international teams to support the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. Read Article »

Mandela's health shows signs of improvement

July 22, 2013

For the past six weeks, many people in South Africa have been solemnly monitoring the condition of former president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who is hospitalized and in critical condition for with a lung infection. Read Article »

South Africa's de Klerk undergoes heart surgery

July 2, 2013

F.W. de Klerk served as President of South Africa in the final days of the nation's discriminatory apartheid system, and worked with Nelson Mandela and his contemporaries to bring about its end. Read Article »

Nelson Mandela remains in hospital after admission last week

June 11, 2013

Nelson Mandela is one of the world's most notable freedom fighters and former heads of state, and during his time as the president of South Africa he oversaw the country's gradual transition away from the oppressive actions of apartheid. Read Article »

World Cup qualifying round between South African and the Central African Republic moved to Cameroon

May 9, 2013

The World Cup qualifying match between South Africa and its neighbor the Central African Republic has been moved to Cameroon to protect players' safety. Read Article »

Airlines with a decade of consistent high quality

March 5, 2013

Global Traveler announces airlines nominated to Hall of Fame. Read Article »

South African mobile market expanding

March 5, 2013

Mobile market development is taking off in South Africa with Ogilvy & Mather and Strike Media Proprietary Limited. Read Article »

Charlize Theron partners with Toms shoes for charity

February 27, 2013

Charlize Theron, who is originally from South Africa, recently paired up with Toms shoes to develop a new shoe that will benefit the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP). Read Article »

South African Olympic star charged with murder

February 21, 2013

Oscar Pistorius was one of the standout Olympians during the 2012 games this past summer, and now the double amputee is faced with a murder charge.  Read Article »

South African cricket team has strong showing against Pakistan

February 14, 2013

Since the 2010 World Cup, the nation of South Africa has been out to prove that it has shirked off its checkered past and emerged as a player on the world stage. Nowhere is this more evident than on the Cricket field, where the South African National team has been on a tear of late. Read Article »

Former South Africa assistant coach charged with trying to fix game

February 12, 2013

Phil Setshedi, the former assistant coach of South Africa's national team, has recently been sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of trying to fix a game, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Nearly 60 rhinos poached in South Africa 

January 31, 2013

So far this year, poachers in South Africa have killed 57 rhinos, at a rate that puts it at about two a day, according to AFP. Read Article »

South Africa commuter trains collide, hundreds injured

January 31, 2013

Two trains collided outside of the South African capital Pretoria this morning, leaving nearly 300 people injured, according to BBC News. The crash was the cause of the theft of cables coupled with human error, and some schoolchildren got hurt in the process. Read Article »

Some 15,000 crocodiles escape in South Africa

January 24, 2013

Approximately 15,000 crocodiles escaped during a flood from a South African reptile farm, and about half of them have been captured and returned, but the other half is still on the loose, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Nelson Mandela released from hospital, remains in Johannesburg for care

December 27, 2012

The former leader of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, has been dealing with a series of health issues, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

South African police foil plan to assassinate president

December 17, 2012

The South African police recently announced that they foiled a plan in which suspected right-wing Afrikaner extremists planned on bombing the African National Congress (ANC) conference. Read Article »

Nelson Mandela has a lung infection, being treated by military doctors

December 11, 2012

Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, is being treated by military doctors for a recurring lung infection, which he is susceptible to due to his time in prison as well as his old age, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

South Africa looking to save rhino population

December 6, 2012

It is no secret that animal advocates across the globe are trying to eliminate all poaching and other forms of animal cruelty in order to protect various species. Read Article »

African lion population diminishing, study shows

December 5, 2012

The focus on preserving wildlife across the globe has been a main objective as of late, and now the attention is on the African lion. Read Article »

South African police arrest man who swallowed 200-plus diamonds

November 16, 2012

A 25-year-old man was recently apprehended at the Johannesburg airport in South Africa, after he reportedly tried to smuggle hundreds of diamonds out of the country by swallowing them, according to NBC News. Read Article »

South African police find four stolen works of art

November 15, 2012

Earlier this week, five works of art were stolen from South Africa's Pretoria Art Museum, and four of them were believed to be found 650 miles away from the scene. Read Article »

Nelson Mandela to be featured on banknotes in South Africa

November 7, 2012

Nelson Mandela has long been the person who unites South Africa, even though the country is divided in a number of ways. In order to honor the former president, the government sent out a new set of banknotes featuring Mandela's image, according to Reuters. Read Article »

South African truckers protest in Johannesburg

October 2, 2012

Truckers in South Africa followed the footsteps of other works in the nation by hosting a massive strike in Johannesburg, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

South African miners strike ends, workers get pay raise

September 19, 2012

The platinum miners in South Africa finally struck a deal and accepted a pay offer on Tuesday, which ended six weeks of deadly unrest that took the lives of 45 people and shook the country's economy to the core, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

South Africa comes out on top for African nations at the Olympics

August 13, 2012

The 2012 London Olympics are over, and while South Africa was not one of the overall champions, they did emerge as the most successful African nation at the Summer Games. Read Article »

Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee, qualifies for men's 400-meter race at London Olympics

August 6, 2012

For the first time in Olympic history, one of the qualifying athletes is a double amputee. Read Article »

South Africa gets first Olympic gold in men's 100-meter breaststroke

July 30, 2012

South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh recently won the 100-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics. Read Article »

Former South African cricket player will undergo more eye surgeries

July 26, 2012

When South African cricket star Mark Boucher, 35, suffered a traumatic eye injury in a game against England, he was forced to end his career early. Read Article »

Wednesday, July 18, marked Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday

July 19, 2012

July 18 was Nelson Mandela's birthday, and people across South Africa and around the world honored this freedom fighter and former president. Read Article »

First woman elected head of African Union Commission

July 16, 2012

Over the weekend, South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was chosen as the new leader of the African Union (AU) Commission. Read Article »

More bones of early human ancestor found in rock in Johannesburg lab

July 13, 2012

Three years ago, archeologists excavated a large rock in South Africa that they now believe contains part of the most complete fossilized skeleton of man's ancient ancestor. Read Article »

South African cricket star Mark Boucher retires after eye injury

July 10, 2012

International cricket great Mark Boucher of South Africa's international team Proteas recently announced his early retirement from the sport following a severe injury. Read Article »

South African team announced for London Paralympic Games

June 22, 2012

This summer, the world will come together to watch the best athletes on the planet compete in London in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read Article »

South Africa's sailing team gears up for 2012 Olympic Games

June 15, 2012

The 2012 London Summer Olympics are drawing near, and an unlikely South African duo have teamed up for the two-man 470 sailing event. Read Article »

Rhino poaching continues in South Africa despite efforts to stop it

June 12, 2012

Rhino poaching has been a major problem in South Africa for many years, and recently the number of rhinos being killed by poachers has skyrocketed. Read Article »

Surfers from around the world will hang ten in South Africa's biggest surfing competition

June 8, 2012

South Africa is set to host the Mr Price Pro Ballito surfing competition this July on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Read Article »

Bafana Bafana fires head coach after 1-1 draw with Ethiopia

June 5, 2012

South African national team Bafana Bafana said goodbye to coach Pitso Mosimane on Tuesday, after a disappointing draw against Ethiopia. Read Article »

Parliamentary unrest in South Africa could spur change

May 31, 2012

South Africa's Parliament recently gathered to discuss possible routes for improving public involvement in the governmental process. Read Article »

ANC celebrates party's 100th anniversary with Nelson Mandela

May 30, 2012

The African National Congress (ANC) recently celebrated the 100th anniversary, and national icon and former President Nelson Mandela was on hand for the centenary milestone. Read Article »