Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – together known as the BRICS – are some of the world's fastest growing economies. But do they have anything in common besides that?
China's announcement comes as Brazil, China, and India get ready to increase the clout of their economies with the creation of a new World Bank-type institution.
While the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has focused renewed global attention on South Africa’s epidemic of violence, for many the death of a young cab driver highlights a more familiar story.
The film tells the story of an unknown American musician who struck it big in apartheid South Africa – but critics says it omitted crucial facts about the life of Sixto Rodriguez.
Immigration is a hot-button issue in South African politics, but one of the most important questions about migrants remains the most basic: How many are there?
The ruling party praised the mining magnate, Patrice Motsepe, and said he was part of a 'patriotic bourgeoisie' of rich black South Africans with a social conscience.
Police shooting of 34 protesting mine workers has shocked South Africans, but the growing economic frustration that the miners' strike underscores does not equal growing support for the ruling ANC's rivals.
While many South Africans spent today celebrating former President Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday and his efforts to maintain political stability, others say he 'sold out' poorer blacks.
South Africa ranks fifth for governance in Africa, but its scores have consistently declined over the past five years, with diminished press freedoms and rule of law, writes guest blogger Karl Beck.
Many South Africans dislike what they see as US unilateralism. Mrs. Obama's visit is an attempt to remind South Africans of shared history and common goals.
South Africa's ANC Youth League said the ICC should lodge war crime charges against Western leaders for their leadership of the Libyan conflict, but with less than half a million members, the effect of its demands may be limited.
Residents of the mostly Muslim Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town welcomed the establishment of a 'dry' hotel in their area, not realizing it could be easily sold to another company looking to sell liquor.