South Africa



A group of religious leaders gathered at the Church of the Latter Day Saints for a peace dialogue. more

27 Jun 2016 00:00 South Africa 1 Comments

Barry Steenkamp, the 73-year old father of Reeva Steenkamp has said Oscar Pistorius, the former athlete convicted of their daughter’s murder, must pay for the crime of murdering his girlfriend Reeva. more

14 Jun 2016 15:53 South Africa

Britain has warned about the high threat of terror attacks against foreigners in South Africa, identifying upmarket shopping areas and malls in the commercial hub of Johannesburg and Legislative capital - Cape Town, as the main target areas. more

6 Jun 2016 15:11 South Africa

Prompted by a petition from the Progressive Women's Movement of South Africa, the country's Justice Minister - Michael Masutha has ordered a review and suspension of Oscar Pistorius' pending parole. more

19 Aug 2015 00:00 South Africa

Roodepoort Primary School protests

Photos by Felix Dlangamandla, Netwerk24

Claims of racism are at the centre of protests outside a primary school in South Africa which has left at least six people wounded. more

18 Aug 2015 13:00 South Africa

Two human rights organisations - International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and Amnesty International have condemned South Africa over its recent failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in line with a court order. more

19 Jun 2015 00:00 South Africa

South Africa's Parliamentary Opposition Leader - Hon. Mmusi Maimane describes President Jacob Zuma as "a broken man presiding over a broken society." more

19 Feb 2015 00:00 South Africa

South Africa's National Assembly debated the report on the Nkandla security upgrades as submitted by Cedric Frolick. DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane weighs in on this heated debate. more

15 Nov 2014 00:00 South Africa

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Picture: South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) welcomed its first passengers into the new London Heathrow Terminal 2 with a display of South Africa music and dance. more

25 Oct 2014 00:49 South Africa

Although Oscar Pistorius has been cleared today of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend - of Reeva Steenkamp, he can still be convicted of culpable homicide which carries up to a 15-year prison sentence, when he returns to court tomorrow. more

11 Sep 2014 00:00 South Africa

A United Kingdom based businessman - Shrien Dewani charged with kidnapping, murder, robbery and obstructing the course of justice, has made a brief appearance before a South African court. more

10 Apr 2014 00:00 South Africa

Observant warders at the Leeuwkop prison in Johannesburg, South Africa have foiled an escape attempt by Jaco Steyn, the infamous Sunday rapist; and Henry Okah, the mastermind of Nigeria's Independence Day 2010 bombing. more

10 Feb 2014 00:00 South Africa

South African actress - Lesego Motsepe who announced on World AIDS Day 2011 that she was HIV Positive has been found dead in her home in Randburg, Johannesburg. more

21 Jan 2014 00:00 South Africa

United States' President Barack Obama pays glowing tribute to the late Nelson Mandela at the Memorial held in Johannesburg. more

10 Dec 2013 00:00 South Africa

United States President and First Lady - Barack and Michele Obama recount their trip to Robben Island - home of the maximum security prison where Nelson Mandela and other anti-apartheid activists were jailed. more

10 Dec 2013 00:00 South Africa

Before our Summit had even begun, some very sad news broke: that Nelson Mandela had died. That is why, at this very moment, as we meet, I wanted to say the words that you could say in my place, at this very moment. more

9 Dec 2013 00:00 South Africa

Millions of people, including many who never met him, will feel deep personal sorrow at today’s news, since Nelson Mandela was perhaps the greatest moral leader of our time. more

9 Dec 2013 00:00 South Africa

After previous false alarms in the last few months, South Africa's first Black President and anti-apartheid icon - Nelson Mandela has died. His death was announced by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. In a statement on South African national TV more

5 Dec 2013 00:00 South Africa

More people are affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa than any other country in the world. 85,000 are affected with HIV/AIDS in the UK, but UN figures reveal almost 6 million are affected in South Africa. 28% of those are school-aged girls. more

28 Nov 2013 00:00 South Africa

South African media published footage and photos of President Jacob Zuma's refurbished private residence in defiance of a verbal ban by the country's State Security Minister - Siyabonga Cwele. more

23 Nov 2013 00:00 South Africa