The South African government approved Wal-Mart's controversial deal to buy local chain Massmart, opening the door to expansion throughout the continent.
Although South Africa has a strong human rights record within the country, its foreign policy record is less exemplary, Human Rights Watch says.
A South African opera tells the story of Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of South Africa's iconic Nelson Mandela, who adopted his cause of freedom as her own.
The variety and number of parties – 121 in total – who've registered for today's municipal elections is a good indication of the strength of South Africa’s 17-year-old democracy, political analysts say.
A reporter visits South Africa along with a copy of 'The Bang-Bang Club,' a book by war photographers that was recently turned into a movie, and contemplates the difference between covering conflict and living through it.
Tourists visiting South Africa's most iconic landmark are being targeted by criminals.
Today's court order for Cape Town to build enclosures around government-provided toilets is likely to become a matter of national political discussion.
PayPal founder Peter Thiel has encouraged America's top students to drop out of university and create a company instead. South Africans could benefit from considering entrepreneurship as important as a college degree.
A South African music teacher is teaching children in three Cape Town townships the violin as an escape from their daily lives and a possible ticket to a better future.
An Afrikaans group has filed a racial hatred lawsuit against prominent politician Julius Malema because of his penchant for singing 'Shoot the Boer,' a provocative song of the South African freedom movement.
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.
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.
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.