At South Africa's conservative Stellenbosch University, social-networking sites have lit up with comment since the student newspaper published a photo of a gay couple participating in a heterosexual 'kiss-a-thon.'
An ongoing national South Africa strike by government workers was calmer on Friday, after violent protests flared earlier in the week. Many schools remain closed and some hospitals are turning patients away.
The United States has joined those questioning proposed changes to South Africa's media laws, including a media tribunal and information bill that critics call 'draconian.'
More than 1.3 million government nurses, teachers, and office workers went on strike in South Africa on Wednesday, pushing for higher wages.
The African National Congress (ANC) is proposing a bill that South African media say would take the country back to apartheid-era practices, restricting their ability to investigate government practices and look into cases of incompetence or corruption.
The 'dirty stones' - uncut diamonds - that model Naomi Campbell indicated she may have received from Liberian strongman Charles Taylor, now on trial for war-crimes at The Hague, were handed over to authorities by a man affiliated with a charity established by former South African President Nelson Mandela.
Zimbabwe has banned genetically modified chicken from South Africa amid complaints that producers there are flooding the Zimbabwe market. But South African producers say there's no such thing as GMO chicken.
South Africa officials and citizens see the 15-year sentence handed to former police commissioner Jackie Selebi today as a warning for others in government.
More than 900,000 South African government workers will go on strike starting on Aug. 10 to demand an 8.6 percent wage increase.
Migrant leaders are crediting the South African government's quick response for preventing last week's xenophobic violence from mushrooming into something akin to the attacks of 2008 that left more than 60 dead.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress said Tuesday that Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted on war crimes, would be arrested if he came to South Africa.
Thousands of Zimbabweans are fleeing back home after two days of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg, South Africa, reminding many of the 2008 anti-foreigner riots that killed more than 60 people displaced more than 200,000.
South Africa hosted a successful World Cup, but now many citizens are stepping up threats against migrant workers from other African countries. Will there be a repeat of deadly riots of 2008? One employer is building an 'asylum.'
With the World Cup final match between Netherlands and Spain tonight, South Africa confounds skeptics who predicted high crime rates and inept management of the World's largest sports event.
In Sunday's match of Spain vs The Netherlands, most Europeans are excited about watching two great teams whose styles and history go way back, but who have never won.
Many of South Africa's poorest are spreading rumors that all foreign migrant workers will be chased from their homes or killed after the World Cup. But at a concert this week, South Africa jazz great Hugh Masekela reminded South Africans of the essential humanity of their concept of ubuntu.
The success of the Netherlands' World Cup soccer team is cause for celebration for the many South Africans with Dutch ancestry, but that dynamic leaves a bad taste in the mouths of some blacks.
A funny thing happened on the way to South Africa's World Cup. Africa found its confidence and greater sense of unity. New foreign investment, more tourist dollars, and greater economic prosperity seem just around the corner.
A new report finds that the government of South Africa has made $1.7 billion in arms sales over the past decade to 58 blacklisted countries that do not meet South Africa's own criteria for arms customers, including those with poor human rights records or ongoing internal conflicts.
Since the World Cup started, South Africans have been more welcoming to foreigners than ever. A guy could get used to this.
The early exit of host-nation South Africa and France, Italy, England, and the United States has taken its toll on the vendors that had been doing well on the periphery of the World Cup.
South Africa World Cup baby names such as Fifa, Bafana, and Soccer City are proliferating in the Rainbow Nation as white and black families name their children after stadiums and teams.
The Greece-Nigeria match turned on a sending off. The World Cup score spelled heartbreak for the Nigerians, who now look most likely to fail to qualify for the round of 16 from their group.
A South Africa World Cup strike over what security officers and stewards say are unpaid wages led local police to fire most workers and take over stadium security.