Update: South African opposition leader votes in Soweto

Africa 05/08/19, 01:07

The Latest on South Africa's elections (all times local):7:55 a.m.The leader of South Africa's main opposition party has cast his ballot in Dobsonville, a part of Soweto, Johannesburg's largest black township. He was one of the first voters at the ...

In post-apartheid South Africa, inequality still on display

Africa 05/07/19, 04:38

Perhaps nowhere in today's South Africa is the country's inequality on more dramatic display than in the neighboring Johannesburg suburbs of Sandton and Alexandra.With its gleaming high-rises and lush estates, Sandton is known as Africa's richest square mile. Alexandra, a ...

South Africa’s election campaigning peaks in Johannesburg

Africa 05/05/19, 05:10

Campaigning for South Africa's upcoming election reaches a climax Sunday with mass rallies by the ruling party and one of its most potent challengers.The African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela which has governed the country since the end ...

South Africa marks Freedom Day; apartheid ended 25 years ago

Africa 04/27/19, 10:14

Calls for more jobs for South Africa's black majority and respect for the rights of the LGBTI community have marked Freedom Day celebrations commemorating the 25th anniversary of the end of apartheid.Singing and dancing punctuated one gathering on Saturday of ...

Crusaders face Lions in reunion of former finalists

Africa 04/24/19, 20:16

The Christchurch-based Crusaders' rematch Friday with a former Super Rugby finals opponent is likely to emphasize how far ahead of the field they are in this season's title race.The Crusaders will take on the Johannesburg-based Lions, who they met in ...

Lions lock in coach ahead of South African Super Rugby derby

Africa 04/03/19, 19:21

Having secured an important part of their long-term future, the Johannesburg-based Lions can focus on a more immediate challenge when they face the Durban-based Sharks in Super Rugby on Friday.The Lions this week announced they have re-signed head coach Swys ...

Johannesburg wildlife clinic saves animals hurt in city

Africa 03/26/19, 08:19

At the edge of a sprawling Johannesburg suburb, a veterinary hospital is saving the lives of wildlife on the urban fringes."I'd love to be in the bush, but I get more cases here," said veterinary rehabilitation specialist Nicci Wright.Wright founded ...

3 students killed in South Africa school walkway collapse

Africa 02/01/19, 06:12

At least three students are dead after a walkway collapsed at a school outside Johannesburg, a South African official said Friday.Panyaza Lesufi, the head of education for Gauteng province, posted the toll on Twitter shortly after the collapse at the ...

Pakistan captain banned 4 games for racist taunt

Sports 01/27/19, 03:31

Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed has been banned for four games for a racist on-field taunt aimed at South Africa allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo, ruling him out of the remainder of the one-day series and the first two Twenty20 games.The International ...

Wanted by US, former Mozambican official appears in SA court

Africa 01/08/19, 08:02

A former Mozambican finance minister on Tuesday appeared in a South African court following a U.S. extradition request linked to a $2 billion loan scandal that plunged Mozambique into financial crisis.Manuel Chang's lawyer argued for the release of the former ...

Should Johannesburg Zoo’s last elephant stay or go?

Africa 12/11/18, 04:06

When the last African elephant at the Johannesburg Zoo lost her male companion to illness in September, some people said 39-year-old Lammie should be sent to a bigger sanctuary so she wouldn't spend her final years alone.The debate is particularly ...

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