- Springboks' power sets up 34-16 win over Scotland at RWC Updated: Oct-03-15 3:56 pm
NEWCASTLE, England - It seems the loss to Japan was just a blip for the Springboks, after all.
- Conservationists rally in South Africa, other countries Updated: Oct-03-15 9:24 am
JOHANNESBURG - A vehicle carrying a rhino sculpture led anti-poaching marchers in Johannesburg on Saturday. Kenya's environment minister joined conservationists at a similar rally in Nairobi, the capital. In London, activists in elephant costumes demanded an end to the ivory trade.
- Facts and figures for the 11th Presidents Cup Updated: Oct-02-15 3:49 pm
INCHEON, South Korea - Facts and figures for the 11th Presidents Cup matches:
- Statistics show increase in violent crime in South Africa Updated: Sep-29-15 11:32 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African police crime statistics show the rate of violent crimes has increased for the third year in a row.
- South Africa applaud 1 of their own: Trevor Noah Updated: Sep-29-15 11:15 am
JOHANNESBURG - It's thumbs up for Trevor Noah in South Africa.
- Elephants, crocodiles kill 7 people at Malawi park Updated: Sep-29-15 8:12 am
JOHANNESBURG - Beware of the wildlife.
- Mark Cavendish joins Dimension Data team Updated: Sep-29-15 6:30 am
JOHANNESBURG - Former world cycling champion Mark Cavendish has joined South African team Dimension Data.
- Zimbabwe president blames refugee crisis on external forces Updated: Sep-28-15 8:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says interference in the domestic affairs of independent nations has triggered the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.
- Hitachi paying $19M to resolve 'improper' payments charges Updated: Sep-28-15 1:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Hitachi Ltd. has agreed to pay $19 million to resolve U.S. regulators' allegations that it inaccurately reported improper payments it made to South Africa's ruling party to win contracts to build power plants.
- Female anti-poaching unit in South Africa gets UN award Updated: Sep-28-15 10:07 am
JOHANNESBURG - A mostly female anti-poaching unit from South Africa has won a top environmental award at the United Nations.
- 10 fishermen dead in South African trawler tragedy Updated: Sep-28-15 9:48 am
JOHANNESBURG - Ten fishermen died and three were missing after the crew of a fishing trawler abandoned their vessel in rough seas off the South African coast, rescuers said Monday.
- South Africa says 1 peacekeeper killed in Sudan ambush Updated: Sep-27-15 9:54 am
JOHANNESBURG - Rebels in Sudan's Darfur region ambushed a South African unit that is part of a U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission on Sunday, killing one soldier and seriously injuring another, the South African military said.
- US aims to cut HIV infections in young women in Africa Updated: Sep-26-15 6:39 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is announcing a $300 million program to drastically reduce HIV infections in girls and young woman in 10 sub-Saharan African nations hard hit by the virus.
- South Africa disputes number of poacher deaths in park Updated: Sep-25-15 10:22 am
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa on Friday disputed a reported assertion that rangers in Kruger National Park have killed nearly 500 suspected poachers from Mozambique, which borders the park, since 2010.
- South Africa pulls 50 troops from Congo after violations Updated: Sep-24-15 9:30 am
JOHANNESBURG - The South African military is withdrawing about 50 peacekeepers from a United Nations mission in Congo because they violated disciplinary codes, a military spokesman said Thursday.
- New report debunks link between al-Shabab and ivory trade Updated: Sep-24-15 8:25 am
JOHANNESBURG - There is little evidence to suggest al-Shabab extremists are heavily involved in the illegal ivory trade, contrary to some widely circulated assertions that the Somalia-based group receives significant profits from elephant poaching, according to a new report.
- Dane accused of storing genitalia blames his wife Updated: Sep-23-15 2:07 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The man accused of storing female genitalia in his freezer in South Africa, told a Danish newspaper that the 21 pieces of mutilated flesh belong to his estranged wife.
- South African prison evacuated after deadly rat infestation Updated: Sep-23-15 10:27 am
JOHANNESBURG - A South African prison that once held Nelson Mandela is being evacuated after two prisoners died from a disease carried by rats, authorities said on Wednesday.
- SAfrica: Genital mutilation video found in Danish man's home Updated: Sep-22-15 12:14 pm
JOHANNESBURG - South African police have found a video of female genital mutilation and child pornography in the home of the Danish man arrested for storing female genitalia in his freezer, a police spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
- Pistorius case to be heard by Supreme Court on Nov. 3 Updated: Sep-22-15 10:46 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' case will be heard by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Nov. 3, when prosecutors will ask a panel of five judges to reject his trial verdict and convict the double-amputee athlete of murder for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
- South Africa investigates $5 million seizure at airport Updated: Sep-22-15 9:50 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African police said Tuesday that they are investigating whether more than $5 million seized from five passengers bound for Dubai in August may have been part of a fundraising scheme by Islamic extremists.
- South Africa: Opposition asks police to investigate WCup bid Updated: Sep-21-15 8:56 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The chief organizer of South Africa's 2010 World Cup was one of two senior soccer officials named Monday in a criminal complaint alleging corruption in the FIFA vote to decide the tournament host.
- South African bust of Cecil Rhodes loses nose to vandals Updated: Sep-21-15 8:27 am
JOHANNESBURG - A bronze bust of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes has lost its nose to vandals who severed it with a power tool at a South African mountain slope overlooking Cape Town.
- Japan beats South Africa in biggest shock in RWC history Updated: Sep-19-15 9:44 pm
BRIGHTON, England - Japan turned its first matchup with mighty South Africa into the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history on Saturday when the 1,000-1 no-hopers won 34-32.
- SAfrica: Danish man arrested for storing female genitalia Updated: Sep-19-15 12:08 pm
JOHANNESBURG - A Danish man was arrested after pieces of female genitalia were found in his house, South African police said on Saturday.