Stories about South Africa
8 March 2014
American lawyer and political commentator Alan Dershorwitz has angered South Africans by describing their country as ‘a failed state’ in an interview with Piers Morgan.
5 February 2014
15 December 2013
The Mandela memorial sign-language interpreter, Thamsanqa Jantjie, didn’t use any known sign language. He is now known all over the world as the "Fake Interpreter".
12 December 2013
"Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do"
6 December 2013
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president, continues to speak to the world through Twitter users who have reacted to the news of his death by sharing his memorable quotes.
"I don't understand why India's Gandhi and South Africa's Mandela receive so much praise. Of course they were great, that's all. But Chairman Mao surpassed them all."
Nelson Mandela, beloved statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died on December 5, 2013. Nigerians are celebrating the powerful legacy left behind by South Africa's first black president.
27 November 2013
For 82 US dollars, you can "experience" poverty in a fake slum in South Africa, the only one in the world "equipped with under-floor heating and wireless Internet access".
26 November 2013
The South African government has used $20 million to upgrade President Jacob Zuma's private residence. Government ministers have warned that anyone publishing photos of the home will be arrested.
18 October 2013
The campaign was a response to a billboard erected by the opposition poking fun at the electronic tolling system. The billboard reads: “E-tolls. Proudly brought to you by the ANC.”