Nyaope, the street drug that's the scourge of South Africa's townships
A dangerous cocktail of heroin and anti-HIV drugs lets some of South Africa's poorest get high for just $3 a hit.
Mike du Toit, who plotted to assassinate Nelson Mandela, sentenced to 35 years in jail
South African white supremacist militia leader Mike du Toit and four co-conspirators were sentenced after a 10-year trial.
British company accused of abusing South African prisoners
A British security company, G4S, is under investigation for mismanagement of a maximum security prison near Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Over 100 rhinos poached in South Africa in past month
Kruger National Park is worst affected, having lost 476 rhinos since January.
Jellyfish rule the world
Scientists warn that jellyfish are taking over the world's oceans. Meet your new overlords.
Interspecies love: The 30 most unlikely, adorable animal pairs
They say you can't choose your family. But these animals did.
Five men arrested for rape, murder of two South African toddlers
"Charges against them will be kidnapping, rape, and murder," said police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini.
South Africa: Hundreds attend launch of Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters party
Young firebrand Julius Malema, expelled from South Africa's African National Congress, has started his own party.
Amid cries that court is 'condescending,' African Union debates ICC pullout
The threats to quit the Rome Statute, the treaty that formed The Hague-based court, may yet prove to be bluster and bluff.
Survey: Africans say continent's macroeconomic growth isn't helping them
The Afrobarometer survey, focusing on the perceptions of Africans themselves, adds important nuance to the poverty debate.
Westgate terror: Britain's 'white widow' may have played role in assault
Samantha Lewthwaite, the widow of one of the men who carried out the 2005 London attacks, was already wanted in Kenya for her alleged role in a terror plot.
Happy World Rhino Day!
There is only one joke as old as the rhinoceros.
South Africa: Police 'lied' about deadly miners' shooting, commission says
The police shootings near the town of Marikana in 2012 were the most deadly police action in the 18 years since apartheid ended.
150 Somali-owned shops looted in South Africa
Looters in the South African city of Port Elizabeth have been targeting businesses owned by Somali immigrants in an outbreak of xenophobic attacks, police say.
From Stringer Bell to anti-apartheid: Actor Idris Elba takes on Mandela role (VIDEO)
Actor Idris Elba goes 'extra mile' to play Mandela role, even spending a night in the activist's former jail cell.
New South Africa TV network pushes pro-gov't 'sunshine journalism'
Broadcasters and newspapers with ties to the government are touting the idea of 'sunshine journalism.'
Mandela's home running on generators after lights go out in Joburg
City power workers walk off the job, while Mandela remains in critical condition.
Nelson Mandela out of the hospital, presidency says
Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from a Pretoria hospital Sunday, one day after false reports of his release.
Nelson Mandela remains in hospital, says South Africa government
Earlier reports that Mandela has been discharged are incorrect: he remains in a "critical but stable" condition in a Pretoria hospital.
Get ready for gold prices to soar as South African producers prepare for strikes
National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) to give gold producers 48-hours strike notice on Friday over deadlocked wage talks.
South Africa’s gas station attendants and mechanics to go on strike
South Africa's 72,000 gas station attendants, mechanics and car dealership workers said they would walk off the job on Sept. 2.
Nelson Mandela showing 'great resilience' in hospital
Mandela has been treated for the past two-and-a-half months for a recurring lung infection.
South Africa busts international child pornography ring
South African police arrest 6 men suspected of being part of an international child pornography ring.
South African politicians snub Marikana massacre memorial
President Jacob Zuma and National African Congress members declined to attend last Friday's commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the police shooting deaths of 34 platinum mine strikers.
21 reasons we should all move to Johannesburg
Senior correspondent for South Africa, Erin Conway-Smith, on why she loves Johannesburg.
Oscar Pistorius will be tried for murder in March 2014
At a court hearing in Pretoria on Monday, a judge indicted Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius on the charge of premeditated murder over the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius to face murder charge on dead girlfriend's birthday
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius due back in court Monday, same day dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp would have turned 30.
A year after South Africa’s miner massacre, union killings haven't stopped
South Africa’s government was absent from a memorial service held for 34 miners killed by police last year.
South Africa reinstates rape courts
Aiming to reign in violence against women, South Africa's Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development this week announced the return of courts specializing in sexual offense crimes.
Nelson Mandela's daughter says his health improving by the day
Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health is improving by the day and he is now able to sit up for minutes at a time, his daughter says.
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