You can get a college scholarship for being a virgin in South Africa
There is a strict condition to the Maiden's Bursary Award: the young women must be virgins. There are tests, of course.
Zika just gave Americans another great reason to practice safe sex
Doctors have confirmed the first transmission on US soil, which is believed to have been caused by infected semen.
South Africa's extreme drought is bad for hippos, pretty great for lions
Kruger National Park rangers are warning that tourists may see wild animals suffering in the weeks ahead.
The fight against rhino poaching in South Africa finally sees some success
This is good news. But the battle for rhinos' survival is far from over yet.
South Africa starts 2016 with a big fight over racism
Amid a continuing uproar, the ANC says it is time for tougher legislation to make racist comments punishable by imprisonment
Lest we forget that Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals
The latest tensions between Middle East powerhouses does not mean good things for their proxy wars in Syria in Yemen.
South Africa's 'Native American' fetish is a very strange thing
The most popular South African family restaurant offers steaks and burgers with a side of old stereotypes.
South Africa has 10 kings. Some have been getting away with murder for years
Badly behaved royals are finally under fire, and it's been a long time coming.
The Cecil effect: US just added lions to its endangered list to protect them from trophy hunters
The Fish and Wildlife Service is making it more difficult for American hunters to bring African lion trophies back home.
South Africa's hashtag campaigns are getting results in real life
#ZumaMustFall is the latest social media movement to galvanize broad support and pressure the president.
Instead of sea levels, let's watch the rise of the 'Paris Effect'
We deserve some good news.
South Africa debates a taboo question: Was Mandela a sellout?
Some young people feel that black South Africans got a bad deal in the negotiations that ended apartheid.
President Zuma fired his finance head. Now South Africans say #ZumaMustFall
Critics say the scandal-ridden president was getting rid of a reformer who wouldn't let him use state assets as he wished.
Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder. But this might not be the end of the saga
Legal experts say the athlete may appeal at the Constitutional Court.
South Africa is praying for rain as it faces its worst drought since the '80s
Meteorologists are blaming El Nino for the water shortages, which in some areas have reached emergency levels.
After massive protests, South Africa freezes tuition hikes
Students have been fighting a system that puts college out of reach for many black people.
Trevor Noah’s Daily Show debut gets rave reviews — from South Africa, at least
Sept. 29, 2015: From Comedy Central's world news headquarters in New York, it's #TrevorDay.
Bones of new human species, Homo naledi, have been found in a South African cave
"There are potentially hundreds if not thousands of remains of Homo naledi still down there."
These rescued South American circus lions are heading back to Africa
The airlift of 33 big cats is thought to be the largest ever of its kind.
South Africa's roads are shockingly deadly
Yes, violent crime in South Africa is worrying (and worsening). But South Africans perhaps ought to worry more about bad drivers.
Oscar Pistorius is going to be released from prison next week
The South African sprinter will have served 10 months into his 5-year sentence for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.
Women’s Month in South Africa now means 4 weeks of pink pens and 'lady steaks'
It wasn't always this way.
Delta, United, and American Airlines to big game hunters: We're not shipping your 'trophies' anymore
Effective immediately, the airlines are banning freight shipments of lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.
Watch two lions kill their dinner with zero regard for automobile traffic in South Africa
Humans brake for the King of the Jungle.
What Starbucks really tells us about sub-Saharan Africa
There's a growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa. But that's not the whole story.
This is life in South Africa’s black townships, according to a white guy
A white filmmaker has been living in a black township in Cape Town for the last four months. He made video.
The long-feared 'Grexit' could soon become a reality
If neither side blinks, that is. Months of stalemate reach a climax today, as officials from the IMF and the euro zone meet over a last-ditch credit deal to keep Greece afloat.
Inside L. Ron Hubbard's Johannesburg mansion, where Scientology's toughest test was born
Few realize that it was here in South Africa, at the time under strict racial apartheid, where Hubbard developed key practices for new members joining Scientology.
South Africa says its troops weren't 'held hostage' in Sudan, but the soldiers tell another story
Did South Africa make a deal with Sudan so that wanted President Omar al-Bashir could escape justice?
Why South Africa let an alleged war criminal get away
The country’s ruling party says the International Criminal Court is 'no longer useful.'
Sudan's Bashir flies out of South Africa, defying court order
The International Criminal Court said it was "disappointed" at the failure to arrest Bashir.