Arnold Schwarzenegger assaulted during event in South Africa

Entertainment 05/18/19, 11:28

An unknown man assaulted actor Arnold Schwarzenegger during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old appeared to quickly recover and say "I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat." Video shows the former California governor standing and filming children at a sporting event in Johannesburg when ...

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 Dobsonville polling station.South Africans queue in the early morning cold ...

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 onetime home to Nelson Mandela, is a squalid, cramped and ...

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 of apartheid in 1994, is holding its final rally in ...

Young voters eager for change in South Africa’s election

World 05/04/19, 04:00

At 24, Abetse Mashigo was born a year after South Africa's brutal apartheid system was dismantled. Yet she still feels frustrated by what she sees as continued economic inequality for its people.And that will be on her mind as she and others vote May 8 to elect a president and ...

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 about 3,500 people on the outskirts of Johannesburg.A quarter-century ago ...

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 the 2017 and 2018 finals, winning the first encounter 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 de Bruin for the next two seasons.Initially as an assistant ...

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 the hospital two years ago with veterinarian Dr. Karin Lourens ...

Du Plessis leads South Africa to easy ODI win vs. Sri Lanka

Sports 03/03/19, 10:58

Captain Faf du Plessis' unbeaten century took South Africa to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the opening one-day international on Sunday.Du Plessis finished on 112 not out and South Africa cruised to 232-2 to win with just over 11 overs to spare. Sri Lanka was bowled out ...

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 Hoerskool Driehoek high school in Vanderbijlpark. Two boys and a ...

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 Cricket Council confirmed the decision on Sunday and said Sarfraz ...

Former S. Africa and Leeds striker Phil Masinga dies at 49

Sports 01/13/19, 07:37

Phil Masinga, the former South Africa and Leeds United striker who scored the goal that took his country to the World Cup for the first time, has died at the age of 49.The South African Football Association says Masinga died Sunday in a Johannesburg hospital from a "cancer related disease." ...

Wickets tumble at Wanderers, South Africa takes 212-run lead

Africa 01/12/19, 11:15

South Africa led Pakistan by 212 runs with five wickets left as the third and final test accelerated toward a conclusion on Saturday after just two days' play at the Wanderers.South Africa was 135-5 in its second innings at stumps after 13 wickets fell on the second day in Johannesburg ...

South African judge: Arrest of Mozambican official was legal

Africa 01/09/19, 11:23

A South African judge on Wednesday ruled that the arrest of a former Mozambican finance minister was valid, delivering a blow to the ex-official's efforts to avoid extradition to the United States because of a $2 billion loan scandal.The ruling against Manuel Chang, whose role in an alleged fraud scheme ...

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 minister, who was arrested at the main international airport in ...

South Africa captain du Plessis banned 1 test for over rate

Africa 01/06/19, 13:21

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been banned from the final test against Pakistan because of a slow over rate by his team in the second match in Cape Town.It was South Africa's second minor over rate offense of the series, leading to the one-match ban for du Plessis. ...

Remove or keep a statue? South Africa debates painful legacy

World 12/16/18, 05:38

A hulking statue of a late 19th century white leader, with a cane and top hat, has been a flashpoint for cultural conflict in South Africa for years. Black protesters threw paint on it. White supporters rallied around it. Authorities surrounded the statue with barbed wire and then ringed it ...

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 sensitive because the world's biggest land mammal is known for ...

Oosthuizen leads at South African Open, Els in contention

Golf 12/06/18, 12:27

Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open champion, led the South African Open by a shot after a 9-under 62 in the first round on Thursday.Oosthuizen, playing his home Open for the first time in eight years, made a brilliant start at Randburg Golf Club in Johannesburg with nine birdies, including ...

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