Only a few months after the World Cup, South Africans' idealism has been replaced by cynicism about the country's values and a feeling that corruption is their only shared experience.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.
The strike of 1.3 million South African government workers about salary levels shows the limits of union support for the ANC alliance and President Zuma.
The African National Congress (ANC) appears adamant about a new media appeals tribunal. The media are just as adamant that the tribunal is an attempt to muzzle critical reporting.
Security guards ejected South Africa media professionals from a meeting of the ANC Youth League on Thursday, another sign of the African National Congress's increasing discomfort with a free press.
Youth League leaders from Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party urged their counterparts in South Africa's ruling party to seize land and mines from minority white farmers to 'correct past imbalances.'