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Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend after model Reeva Steenkamp was shot inside the Olympic athlete’s home in South Africa. Police said a 26-year-old male would appear in court later on Thursday. Police in South Africa do not name suspects in crimes until they have appeared in court but police […]

Zimbabwean Mutsa Modonko experienced the epitome of a bad hair day when he was partying at a Johannesburg, South Africa, nightclub. After 10 years of growing his…

The suspicious details surrounding the 1977 death of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko (pictured) took two decades to finally come to light. Although South African officials…

South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has recovered from his recent lung infection and a surgical procedure to remove gallstones, according to an announcement Sunday by President Jacob Zuma. Doctors say that Mandela, 94, has made “steady progress and that clinically, he continues to improve,” according to a statement issued by Zuma’s office. Mandela was […]

All South African bank notes will now feature former anti-apartheid leader and South African president, Nelson Mandela. The announcement was made to coincide with the 22nd anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison, where he served 27 years for fighting against Apartheid. Mandela was the first President of South Africa after the end of apartheid in […]

South African citizens are in a panic after free condoms handed out during the African National Congress political party’s 100-year anniversary celebration were found to be defective as reported by the Associated Press. SEE ALSO: Topless Protesters Detained In Ukraine Activist Sello Mokhalipi of the Treatment Action Campaign, an organization that advocates for people with […]

HENLEY-ON-KLIP, South Africa (AP) — Johnson Mncube remembers the first day at Oprah Winfrey’s boarding school for underprivileged South African girls, when 11- and 12-year-olds…

Mark Esterhuysen, a South African talk radio host, is out of a job days after he unleashed a F-word-laden diatribe against racism and police brutality, live on the air Tuesday morning. “F— racism, f— the pigs who killed Andries Tatane, f— the AWB,” Esterhuysen said in the audio. He ended his 41-second rant promoting his blog (markesterhuysen.blogspot.com), Twitter, […]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a private partnership with the MAC cosmetics company that will expand medical and emergency support services for rape survivors in South Africa, where over 3 million people live with HIV/AIDS. Black Voices reports: Clinton and the cosmetics company pledged the commitment of $2 million to diminish the AIDS epidemic […]

BE FRIENDS WITH FIRST LADY ON FACEBOOK OR FOLLOW HER ON TWITTER according to eurweb *The trailer for “Winnie” has just hit the Internet, starring Jennifer Hudson in the title role and Terrence Howard as her husband, South African president Nelson Mandela. The below clip from Equinoxe Films shows Hudson as a young Winnie, her […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a “moral titan” who will be missed as he formally retires from public life Thursday on his 79th birthday. Obama says the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been a voice of principle, an unrelenting champion of justice and a dedicated peacemaker. Tutu […]

We just came across this feel good story and had to share with you.  A South African ballet dancer from a poor township outside Cape Town has been given the chance to train in the United States — all because of a documentary film, and an email from a caring viewer.