The BRICS countries, five nations grouped together because of their burgeoning economies, are in the spotlight this week as their leaders meet in China. Made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and, as of this week, South Africa, the BRICS countries are grouped together because while they are not yet economic powerhouses, they have the potential to become the world’s most dominant economies in the next few decades.
South Africa has long seen itself as a voice of developing nations. Now as a member of the BRICS club – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa – it can speak with the political heft of a fifth of the world's economy behind it.
Baboons sneaking into one man's orange grove in South Africa tipped him off to a new variety of orange that was growing in his own backyard.
After a few days of Western airstrikes on Libya, initial international support is beginning to fall apart as disputes arise about what levels of military action are authorized by Thursday's UN resolution.
Conflicting reports about what South African President Jacob Zuma said to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi highlight South Africa's comparatively docile response to Qaddafi's violence against rebels.
South African President Jacob Zuma is set to go to Ivory Coast this weekend in a bid to negotiate a powersharing agreement that will pull the country back from the brink of another civil war.
In South Africa, soap operas have helped eliminate the linguistic boundaries between English and the 11 other languages adopted at the end of apartheid.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma finds himself the center of controversy again, this time for saying that those who vote for his African National Congress (ANC) party will go to heaven.
Inflation could spike from repeated wage hikes, economist warn, although ignoring union demands threatens to create instability in South Africa.
As the number of young people in South Africa increases and access to the Internet improves, so too will access to the kind of resistance we’re witnessing in Egypt and Tunisia, writes guest blogger Khadija Patel.
One South African man has built an eco-friendly trailer park in Western Cape with American Airstreams, paying homage to an icon of the American road.
South Africa says it is ramping up border security 'to ensure the safe and smooth movement of travelers.' Rights activists worry the government is targeting Zimbabwean migrants traveling home for Christmas.
Zimbabwean migrant workers in South Africa who head home every Christmas are joined this year by thousands who need to leave the country to renew their asylum status.
Embarrassing US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have put leaders in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa in the hot seat.
A painter and a writer have both recently depicted race, which remains an uncomfortable issue in South Africa more than a decade after the end of apartheid, in their work.
World AIDS Day on Wednesday is a chance to assess the impact of six years of heavy US and international donor funding.
A spokesman for politician Julius Malema threatened to 'shut down' Twitter after fake accounts making fun of Mr. Malema surfaced. South Africans responded by making Malema, known as "Juju," one of the most popular topics on Twitter Friday.
The South African village of Qunu has a small tourism industry that rides off the fame of a past resident – former president Nelson Mandela, who was raised there.
Marketing executive Megan Bernstein's plan to make vuvuzelas into earrings won a competition for the best alternative use of the long plastic horns left over from this summer's World Cup.
The key to survival in the news business, says Serbian-born owner of The Daily Maverick online newspaper, Branko Brkic, is to provide what the reader wants: quality analysis they can trust.
One academy is helping talented young Africans go to colleges like Harvard with the hope that the students will return to help drive Africa’s political and economic development.
After growing international pressure, South African officials are meeting their Vietnamese counterparts in Hanoi this week to find solutions to stemming the illegal trade in rhino horns.
White South Africans are increasingly living below the poverty line as the country's job market adjusts to a post-apartheid era, which lacks the government support for whites that it once had.