'Gucci Grace' Mugabe eyes the throne
Zimbabwe's First Lady has bold political ambitions, and some observers believe she is already pulling the strings.
Laws of Men: For women in South Africa, HIV stigma still runs strong
Discrimination based on HIV status persists though it's barred by the constitution. And women face a disproportionately large array of consequences.
South African newspapers are running out of cheesy blackout headlines
But residents cracking jokes to make it through the constant power outages are just getting started.
Meet the South African comedian replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show
Trevor Noah, one of his country's most popular comedians, will soon be among the most prominent faces on American TV.
The latest weapon in the fight against poachers: Puppies
Authorities in South Africa are training a new generation of dogs to track down and thwart rhino poachers.
A giant pair of sunglasses is being called an insult to the memory of Nelson Mandela
One writer called the project 'a pathetic appropriation of commemoration as cover for a commercial promotion.'
'If you're going to kill someone in South Africa, use a gun, not a Mini Cooper'
Prosecutors appeal Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence, while South Africans question a system that judged one celebrity killer a murderer and another just negligent.
And the Oscar goes to jail
The judge took pains to emphasize in her sentencing of the sprinter that South African justice is blind.
Defense: Oscar Pistorius may face 'gang rape' in South Africa's notorious prisons
They are really bad.
There's a new threat to endangered rhinos in South Africa
Like poaching, it could make some people very rich. Unlike poaching, it's legal.
This South African musical about police brutality has audiences cheering
Two years ago, South African police shot dead 34 striking mineworkers at the British-owned Marikana platinum mine. Now, there's 'Marikana: The musical.'
South Africa's township youth see apartheid's legacy all around them
With a youth unemployment rate above 50 percent, the 21-year-old democracy is having trouble escaping its past.
Want to fight Ebola? Don't do it like Sierra Leone
Excessive quarantine isn’t the answer, health workers say.
South African partnership hopes to prove text messages can save the lives of mothers and children
MAMA, a public-private partnership led by Johnson & Johnson and USAID, aims to inform pregnant women and new mothers via text messages. Despite its good intentions, the program is still proving itself.
Why the Oscar Pistorius saga is the 'trial of the century'
The case and its universal themes of love, death and celebrity have gripped people across the globe.
Judge throws out murder charge in Oscar Pistorius trial, riling legal experts
Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide.
Judge clears Oscar Pistorius of murder but no verdict yet on culpable homicide
If convicted of culpable homicide for the negligent or reckless killing of Reeva Steenkamp, Pistorius could face up to 15 years in jail.
Pistorius trial closes: Here are the 5 most surreal moments of the case
There was the gesticulating with a prosthesis, the lady with balloons, the bucket ...
Pistorius is back and there is just one question on everyone's mind
Will this trial ever end?
The 9 juiciest tidbits from a Mandela aide's memoir
Including the most embarrassing speech Madiba ever gave and just how personal he was allowed to get with Queen Elizabeth.
5 pieces of World Cup hosting advice for Brazil
With love from South Africa.
Happy World Goth Day! Here are goths from around the world
Today, we're celebrating our brothers and sisters in darkness from Argentina to Zimbabwe. But not Zimbabwe. There aren't any; we looked.
On Location Video: Meet the hungry workers who have shut down production of nearly half the world’s platinum
Those waging South Africa's longest and costliest strike say they won't give up.
Australia is apparently raising a generation of overweight couch potatoes
The sports-loving nation scored a D- on an international physical activity report card.
A South African prosecutor asks Oscar Pistorius to undergo a mental evaluation
Defense witness and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Merryll Vorster testified that Pistorius suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder after having his legs amputated at 11 months.
Another victory for South Africa's ANC, but this time, a hint of weakness
Twenty years after the end of apartheid, Mandela's party is starting to give ground to the opposition.
Why South African voters are angry
Widespread disaffection means that the majority of the newest generation of voters won't vote.
20 years since apartheid: What's changed in South Africa, and what hasn't
The country is better wired and better protected, but more unequal.
On gay rights, South Africa offers a model for the rest of the continent
In Cape Town, gay bars abound. In other countries nearby, homosexual acts can get you tossed into prison.
The 7 inconsistencies the Pistorius prosecutor is focusing on (so far)
Gerrie Nel, famously known as 'the Pit Bull,' continues his epic cross examination.
Oscar Pistorius gives game-changing testimony
The Olympic sprinter describes a childhood spent without parents and living in fear of crime.