Frightening new HIV stats shock
More than 6.4 million South Africans are living with HIV - that's the Moses Mabhida Stadium filled to capacity 100 times - with almost 400 000 new infections recorded last year, according to new statistics.
A walk on the wild side in Zimbabwe
The story of the place can be boiled down to this: A rich Zimbabwean found some abandoned lions, started raising them and realized they started to display hunting instincts, such as stalking birds.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Two years after Marikana massacre, a challenge to South Africa's ruling ANC
Two years ago, thousands of striking mine workers gathered on a rocky hill outside this impoverished town in the heart of South Africa 's platinum belt, demanding wage increases from their employer, Lonmin plc .
Cops shut down 80 Soweto taverns
Police closed down eighty taverns and shebeens across Soweto over the weekend for operating without permits, Gauteng police said on Sunday.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
.com | Metro cop shot, robbed
A Johannesburg metro police officer was shot and robbed of his firearm in Soweto on Saturday, spokesperson Wayne Minnaar told Sapa.
Exhibition fights image of gangster's paradise
Gongxeka's first solo exhibition, "Skeem' Saka," was on display through yesterday at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg's Newtown neighborhood.
Youth poetry blooms in the lyrical capital
A VIBRANT POETRY community is blossoming in Johannesburg, a city known to many Americans more for its jazz and traditional music.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
The Times Media Group has been expanding its broadcast footprint locally and across the continent, adding to its other content mediums.
We are a broken nation - Lapsley
South Africa is a broken nation due to the violent history that preceded democracy, Father Michael Lapsley said on Friday.
Mail & Guardian
No easy stroll to freedom for SA poetry's restless howler
Dissonant, dissident wordsmith Lesego a Rampolokeng waxes poetic about the new a oppression in his debut documentary film, Word Down the Line.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
.com | Blacks, whites don't trust each other - survey
The level of trust between blacks and whites in South Africa is diminishing year on year, a survey released on Thursday found.
So many images and voices coming out of Ferguson have made my breath literally catch.
Maimane: We are a South African family
On Tuesday, we spoke to TV star Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp and her husband, radio man Ian Bredenkamp, who talked of the profound irrelevance of their melanin levels.
Family, judge angered by trial delays
The sister of the woman allegedly murdered by her metro police boyfriend said her family was angry at another delay in the trial.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Pegg: 'We have no context for happiness'
Simon Pegg stars as a therapist who sets off on a journey across the globe to discover the secret to what makes people happy in the new film Hector and the Search for Happiness, based on the best-selling novel by French psychiatrist Francois Lelord.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Twelve Questions: Lester Levy
Lester Levy left his native South Africa as a young doctor to move to the home of his childhood hero, Sir Edmund Hillary.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Judge well-versed in compassion
Once a tea girl, a nursing assistant and a journalist imprisoned for her beliefs, the woman who will pass judgment on Oscar Pistorius' fate has retired to consider her verdict.
Over 300 arrests in Soweto
Over 300 people were arrested in Soweto over the weekend with various shebeens closed down, Gauteng police said on Sunday.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
In SA schools, is sharing caring?
The small library at Robert Dlamini's* school had to be "killed" a long time ago the government could no longer pay the school librarian.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Clean cop foils washing powder heist
A Joburg metro police officer went undercover to pull off a dramatic sting where the Hawks nabbed six hijackers moments before they pounced on a truck full of washing powder on Thursday.