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  • This Sunday, wines of South Africa, braai (barbecue) and music in Hollywood

    This Sunday, wines of South Africa, braai (barbecue) and music in Hollywood
    This sounds like fun. On Sunday, Nov. 3, Wines of South Africa Braai Tour: Los Angeles Edition rolls into Raleigh Studios in Hollywood for an wine tasting event billed as “from BBQ to braai.” Braai (pronounced "bry") is Afrikaans for...
  • South Africa: Man joins vigilante mob, which burns his son alive

    South Africa: Man joins vigilante mob, which burns his son alive
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — On Sunday morning, the residents of Khutsong, a township west of Johannesburg, decided they were fed up with crime and gangsters. A crowd gathered in a local stadium near the township to decide what to do about youth...
  • Amnesty International concerts captured on 'Released!' DVDs, CDs

    Amnesty International concerts captured on 'Released!' DVDs, CDs
    It’s almost inconceivable today, but a generation ago, some of the biggest pop music events in the history of the planet came and went with no commercially available evidence left behind. That curious fact is brought to the fore with this week&...
  • EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum

    EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a continent where presidents have called homosexuality un-African, un-Godly and anti-human, where same-sex relations are widely banned and gay people are routinely beaten, jailed, harassed or killed. Africa, with its...
  • South Africa's President Zuma calls for an end to road carnage

    South Africa's President Zuma calls for an end to road carnage
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Eyewitnesses at the scene of a horrific bus and truck collision in South Africa that killed 29 people described the screams of trapped bus passengers as they waited for help, local news media reported. Thirty others were...
  • Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author, has died at 94

    Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author, has died at 94
    Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died at her home in London on Sunday, her publisher announced. She was 94. Lessing is best known for her 1962 novel "The Golden Notebook," considered an essential feminist work of fiction. Moreover, it was...
  • In new Mandela center, fragments from the past tell his story

    In new Mandela center, fragments from the past tell his story
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Inside the Nelson Mandela Center of Memory, opened Monday by President Jacob Zuma, a small fragment of compacted mud is all that remains of the hut where Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo village in the Eastern Cape 95 years...
  • Activists seeking to stop illegal fishing gather in South Africa

    Activists seeking to stop illegal fishing gather in South Africa
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Illegal fishing off Africa -- often by ships from wealthy nations like South Korea -- costs the continent millions of dollars a year, with poor West African nations among the hardest hit. Activists and environmental...
  • Schizophrenic served as sign interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial

    Schizophrenic served as sign interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The sign language interpreter who stood a few feet from President Obama and other world leaders during Nelson Mandela's memorial service acknowledged Thursday being a schizophrenic with a history of violence. Thamsanqa...
  • Mandela memorial's interpreter tells of schizophrenic episode onstage

     Mandela memorial's interpreter tells of schizophrenic episode onstage
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — He was standing just a few feet from arguably the world's most powerful leader, President Obama, at the memorial service for arguably the world's most beloved man, Nelson Mandela. It was the greatest moment of his...
  • Family, dignitaries pay tribute as Nelson Mandela lies in state

    Family, dignitaries pay tribute as Nelson Mandela lies in state
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Draped in a South African flag and carried by eight warrant officers representing the armed forces, Nelson Mandela’s coffin was taken up the steps of the Union Buildings on Wednesday to lie in state. Thin crowds lined the...