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.
South Africa government lawyer has 'no confirmation' Bashir left country
Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
South Africa bans Sudan president from leaving over arrest warrant
The International Criminal Court called for Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for alleged war crimes, to be arrested at a summit in Johannesburg.
Pistorius recommended for release on Aug 21
He is scheduled to be freed on parole on August 21 after serving ten months in jail.
South African official casually mentions Iraq War in reaction to US-led FIFA investigation
'If these developments will leave us as the way we have left the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, then it was not a worthy cause to pursue.'
'Lion Park' where an American was mauled to death has a controversial past
From cub-petting to 'canned hunting.'
It's official: Jacob Zuma's swimming pool is a matter of national security
No, really. He needs that water in case his thatched roof catches on fire.
South Africans are mad at FIFA for ruining their proud World Cup moment
Mandela 'must be turning in his grave' over the FIFA scandal tarnishing the country's 2010 legacy, said one.
Carjackings are on the rise again in South Africa
While some drivers are abandoned unharmed, others are kidnapped, raped and murdered.
This street performer in Cape Town is basically the Mozart of animal sounds
With more than 26 percent of South Africans unemployed, William Kafta feeds his family by singing bird songs.
Out of Africa? Texans offer sanctuary to endangered rhinos
As poaching reaches record levels, a group of wildlife conservationists want to bring South African rhinos to the US
The Economic Freedom Fighters sound like modern-day superheroes
But they probably aren't.
South Africa's novel solution to xenophobic violence: Kick out the foreigners
One rights group referred to Operation Sweep Clean as 'state coordinated xenophobia.'
Russia's Putin and South Africa’s Zuma are spending an awful lot of time together
They gab on the phone, too. So what are they talking about?
South Africa rhino poaching at new record high
The South African government said Sunday that more rhinos had been poached in 2015 than in the previous year.