South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18825/all en South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/south-africa <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-nav-icon"> <div class="field-label">Navigation Icon:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_nav_icon" width="300" height="127" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/nav-icons/nav-icon-south_africa.png?1294094922" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-article-icon"> <div class="field-label">In-Article Icons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_article_icon" width="97" height="97" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/section-icons/section-icon-south_africa.png?1294095025" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-seo"><legend>SEO</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-metatitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Africa News - Breaking News and Headlines from GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-metadesc"> <div class="field-label">Meta Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Africa News, South African News Online. 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Business is drying up for her Soweto guesthouse.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-africa/081216/south-africa%E2%80%99s-tourism-dips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Business South Africa Wed, 17 Dec 2008 15:40:02 +0000 Nicolas Brulliard 2831 at http://www.globalpost.com Part I: The deadly new tuberculosis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/health/090103/part-i-the-deadly-new-tuberculosis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Africa is the epicenter of an outbreak that threatens to spread. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TUGELA FERRY, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa &mdash; Two health workers trudge up a steep, rocky hill carrying a blue&nbsp;cooler full of freezer packs and vials of medicine.&nbsp;They are visiting the hut of Msezini Ximba to give him his daily shot to fight multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis.</p> <p>There isn&rsquo;t much conversation as one health worker prepares the syringe, Ximba removes some clothing and the drug is administered.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/health/090103/part-i-the-deadly-new-tuberculosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa South Africa Health Thu, 08 Jan 2009 06:39:59 +0000 Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne 6604 at http://www.globalpost.com Part II: The deadly new tuberculosis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/health/090103/part-ii-the-deadly-new-tuberculosis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> XDR-TB cuts short young lives in South Africa. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG &mdash; As I enter the small schoolyard a little boy in a blue paper crown runs up and flashes me a welcoming smile.</p> <p>Fanyana (not his real name) is &ldquo;the brand ambassador&rdquo; for the school, and this is his birthday party with cake, chips and dancing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/health/090103/part-ii-the-deadly-new-tuberculosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa South Africa Health Thu, 08 Jan 2009 06:46:52 +0000 Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne 6642 at http://www.globalpost.com Part III: The deadly new tuberculosis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/health/090103/part-iii-the-deadly-new-tuberculosis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Africa's question: To isolate patients, or not? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne, Global Health correspondent </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG &mdash; The room inside the Hillbrow Health Precinct had the makings of a typical conference: PowerPoint on the projector, distributed folders of materials, one guy nearly asleep. But nothing less than the medical treatment and human rights of tens of thousands of South Africans was at stake: They have drug-resistant tuberculosis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/health/090103/part-iii-the-deadly-new-tuberculosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Aid South Africa Health Thu, 08 Jan 2009 06:55:14 +0000 Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne, Global Health correspondent 6646 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090104/which-it-stands-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Advice to Obama's team: Keep Africa a priority </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Todd Moss </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> WASHINGTON D.C.&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;The world has colossal expectations for incoming President Barack Obama and for changes in U.S. foreign policy.&nbsp; However, the new administration&rsquo;s approach to Africa will almost certainly be marked more by continuity than change.&nbsp; And that&rsquo;s good news for Africa &mdash; and America. <br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090104/which-it-stands-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ghana Kenya Nigeria Opinion Senegal South Africa Zimbabwe Thu, 08 Jan 2009 23:12:08 +0000 Todd Moss 7162 at http://www.globalpost.com To kill an elephant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-africa/090104/kill-elephant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Africa struggles to manage a burgeoning elephant population. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeff Barbee </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div>KRUGER&nbsp;NATIONAL&nbsp;PARK, South Africa &ndash; Smelly is a 27-year-old elephant, the mother of a healthy 17-month-old baby boy named Stinky. She spends most of her day foraging for food and breast-feeding her rambunctious boy.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Should Smelly and her son be killed? South Africa may soon begin shooting thousands of elephants because their game parks have too many elephants. Smelly is not actually at risk, because she is in a private game reserve, but many elephants like her are under threat.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-africa/090104/kill-elephant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Green South Africa Zimbabwe Wed, 25 Feb 2009 03:01:40 +0000 Jeff Barbee 7188 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Zimbabwe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090105/which-it-stands-zimbabwe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Obama has an opportunity to solve the running sore of Zimbabwe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost&#039;s Zimbabwe correspondent (who cannot be named because of press restrictions) </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabwe &mdash; One of Africa&rsquo;s worst political and humanitarian crises presents a window of opportunity to incoming U.S. President Barack Obama to find a resolution where so many others have failed.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090105/which-it-stands-zimbabwe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Diplomacy South Africa Zimbabwe Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:50:00 +0000 GlobalPost&#039;s Zimbabwe correspondent (who cannot be named because of press restrictions) 7799 at http://www.globalpost.com Serving up safety in South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-africa/090106/serving-safety-south-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They cook, they clean and they fight crime </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicolas Brulliard </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG &mdash; Sitting on a patch of grass in front of the high walls of her employer&rsquo;s house, Leah Mahlangu enjoys chatting with fellow domestic workers from the neighborhood, but when an unknown car or an unfamiliar face appears, the 62-year-old stops in mid-sentence, eyes peeled for any suspicious activity.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Mahlangu, who has been trained to fend off attackers and communicate tips to the police, is part of a strategy to stem the rising tide of house robberies that plagues affluent South Africa.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/south-africa/090106/serving-safety-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa South Africa Fri, 09 Jan 2009 04:04:50 +0000 Nicolas Brulliard 8570 at http://www.globalpost.com What made me cry http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/health/090107/what-made-me-cry <!--paging_filter--><div style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;Going to the birthday party of a kid who is about to die is really, really hard &mdash; much harder than I thought it would be.</div> <div style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/health/090107/what-made-me-cry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa South Africa Health Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 9629 at http://www.globalpost.com A continent revealed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/senegal/090108/continent-revealed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Essay: A photographer strives for nuance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Finbarr O&#039;Reilly </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><div> <p class="MsoNormal">DAKAR, Senegal &mdash; What is Africa? Is it a hopeless continent of chronic hunger, war, poverty, misery, disease and death, plagued by tribalism, violence and corruption?</p> <p>Or is this that colorful place we see on the pages of National Geographic, tourism brochures and coffee table books &mdash; all sweeping landscapes, ethnic tribes and exotic wildlife?</p> <p>Africa is both, but the reality of most people&rsquo;s lives exists somewhere between these two extremes, one predominantly negative, the other overly sanitized.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/senegal/090108/continent-revealed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ghana Kenya Nigeria Opinion Senegal South Africa Zimbabwe Sat, 10 Jan 2009 23:50:48 +0000 Finbarr O&#039;Reilly 10152 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090109/which-it-stands-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Opportunities abound for Obama, in the continent where America has many admirers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tristan McConnell </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, ACCRA, NAIROBI &mdash; Crowds line a busy street in Ghana waving the Stars and Stripes as President George W. Bush pays a state visit.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Up the West African coast in Liberia, awe-struck hawkers cheer a convoy of camouflaged U.S. Humvees delivering medical supplies as part of a &quot;soft power&quot; operation.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Kenya's government declares a national holiday after the U.S. elects its new, black, president.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Everywhere across Africa young men listen to 50 Cent and dream of winning the green card lottery.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090109/which-it-stands-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Ghana Kenya Nigeria Senegal South Africa Zimbabwe Fri, 09 Jan 2009 13:36:40 +0000 Tristan McConnell 10535 at http://www.globalpost.com