February 21, 2013 The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter is accused of murdering his girlfriend. In a court Thursday, it was revealed that the lead investigator himself had been accused of attempted murder in an unrelated case. That added to questions about the prosecution's case against Pistorius.
February 20, 2013 The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter is accused of murdering his girlfriend. He says it was a terrible mistake — that he thought there was an intruder in his home. At a bail hearing, the case is taking shape.
February 15, 2013 Authorities in South Africa intend to purse a case of premeditated murder against the Paralympic and Olympic sprinter. He's accused of killing his girlfriend on Thursday. The athlete's agent says Pistorius disputes the charge "in the strongest possible terms."
December 18, 2012 In South Africa, drug users are crushing HIV medications and mixing them with marijuana, heroin and other illicit drugs. Public health workers worry that people who smoke so-called whoonga are helping to fuel the rise of drug-resistant HIV.
December 15, 2012 The South African government said Mandela was recovering well after the operation Saturday. There was no indication when the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader would be released from the hospital.
October 25, 2012 Following wine, whiskey, cheese and chocolate, rooibos has been professionally swirled, sniffed and sipped in the interest of justifying its place in the premium tier of gourmet food pricing. The South African government is spearheading the effort.
September 24, 2012 With local hospitals in Durban, South Africa, strained by the AIDS epidemic, city leaders are trying to restore and reopen a historic children's hospital shut down in the 1980s during apartheid. The hospital originally opened in 1931 with a mandate to serve kids of all races.
August 30, 2012 Police opened fire on striking miners Aug. 16, killing 34. Under an arcane law, 270 other miners were charged in their murders. The decision could further infuriate South Africans already shocked by the police action.
August 16, 2012 The shooting followed an attempt by police to disperse striking workers at Marikana, the world's third-largest platinum mine, about 40 miles northwest of Johannesburg. It's one of the deadliest incidents of violence in the country since the end of apartheid.
July 24, 2012 Nearly 1 in 5 South Africans is infected with HIV. But many of them don't know it. The lack of information hinders treatment and also enables the spread of HIV. To close the gap, some groups are taking HIV testing door to door.
January 31, 2012 The affected condoms — a government brand called Choice — were distributed early this month as part of the festivities marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress.
July 27, 2011 A man in South Africa has been convicted of assaulting that country's president when he spilled his Whiskey at a horse race in the eastern city of Durban.
July 19, 2010 S. African rhino deaths from poaching increase.
June 17, 2010 Mandela Attends Great Granddaughter's Funeral
February 27, 2009 I'm a 35-year-old white male in the movie industry, specifically handling online stuff for a national entertainment company. I've never been out of South Africa. ... I have no great desire to emigrate, although I do intend to travel.