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.
Only a few months after the World Cup, South Africans' idealism has been replaced by cynicism about the country's values and a feeling that corruption is their only shared experience.
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.
A Cape Town political party is hoping to turn the differences between the Western Cape and the rest of South Africa into electoral votes and, ultimately, independence for the region.
An ad agency in Cape Town, South Africa, has launched a contest for what to do with the controversial plastic horns. Suggestions include refashioning the vuvuzelas into candlestick holders, light stands, even ‘vuvu-brellas’ to keep you dry.
Lifting sanctions on Zimbabwe would encourage further reform, says Botswana President Khama, formerly a vocal critic of Zimbabwe President Mugabe.
The nationalization of South Africa mining would scare off investors at a time when foreign investment is needed most to help create jobs, say industry experts.
South African workers, who launched a three-week strike over wage disputes with the government, are set to resume talks with the government Monday.
Wal-Mart's potential acquisition of a South African company is a financial move that most companies have been too scared to make.
South Africa's strike by teachers has prompted students to fall behind in preparations for exams. They're turning to mobile phone programs to catch up.
Efforts to confirm claims about a dodo egg, perhaps the last in the world, are complicated by a dispute over who owns the egg.
A Muslim group successfully petitioned to stop a Bible bonfire in Johannesburg that was intended as a response to the now-cancelled Quran burning in Florida.