The Badilisha Poetry X-Change in Cape Town looks to spread Africa's spoken word to the world.
An incredible 23 wickets fell on day two of the second Test in Cape Town as South Africa dismissed Australia for 47 -- the fourth lowest total in their history.
This month on Road to Durban, CNN's Robyn Curnow, Nkepile Mabuse and Ayesha Durgahee meet in Johannesburg, South Africa's most populated city, to explore the efforts being made to cut the country's carbon emissions.
In "World's Untold Story" a woman says she endured corrective rape - when men believe rape can make lesbians straight.
It was supposed to be an ordinary night out with friends for 20-year-old Zukiswa Gaca but it ended with her lying on a railway track attempting to take her own life.
South Africa is a destination with soul that will wend its way into your heart over the course of a few days. It can be hard to leave, and many choose to make it home after getting a taste of the culture and endless variety of new experiences. You're on the Cape now, and things are captivatingly different here.
For children around the world, the circus is a place of wonder and excitement. For children in Cape Town, it's also a place of hope and inspiration. At the Zip Zap Circus School youngsters from the city's tough townships learn new skills alongside kids from Cape Town's affluent neighborhoods. The aim is not just to teach circus tricks like juggling and tumbling, but to build self esteem, instill discipline and teach life skills that will give the youths a better future.
Join Inside Africa on the top rope with Cape Town's inspiring Zip Zap circus school.
A group of Zimbabwe artists try and make a living at a busy intersection in Cape Town.
Arcade game-inspired fashionistas mixing with heavy metal bands grinding out tunes on street corners sounds like a scene you might find in New York's trendier locales.
Directors Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft go beyond media stereotypes of violence and AIDS to the creative streets of South Africa.
Inside Africa travels to Cape Town for an up-close look at stick fighting.
Christina Kaba is a grandmother, and a confident farmer. She says no matter where she is, she's able to grow a garden.
Residents of Khayelitsha township turn community gardens into a thriving business.
CNN's Robyn Curnow learns there's no shortage of imagination at Cape Town's College of Music.
It could be a plot straight out of a Disney film: a young person from a disadvantaged background stumbles on a magical place, and with a little abracadabra his or her life is changed forever.
India leveled the three-match series against South Africa with an 87-run victory in the second Test in Durban on Wednesday, ensuring the tourists will remain number one in the world rankings whatever the outcome of the decider in Cape Town next week.
In an ambitious drive to promote African writing, 14 African writers have visited different cities across the continent to produce a series of travel books.
Eco-friendly floating restaurants serving sustainable seafood are on the menu for marinas around the world, in a bid to tackle the crisis caused by commercial over-fishing.
A company due to take over the management of one of the venues used in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa has pulled out of the deal after miscalculating the running costs.
How baseball is bringing hope to one of Cape Town's toughest neighborhoods.
In South Africa this summer for the Global Forum hosted by Fortune, Time, and CNN in Cape Town, I was in a car driving northwest from Johannesburg in the pale winter sun, marveling at an endless landscape, when we suddenly came across what can only be described as a rural slum. It was the sort of place into which African workers had been cruelly decanted under the apartheid regime: row upon row of tin shacks, a few miserable roadside markets, kids trying to flag us down to sell soccer scarves and oranges. We didn't stop.
A South African ballet dancer from a poor township outside Cape Town has been given the chance to train in the United States -- all because of a documentary film, and an email from a caring viewer.
A ballet dancer from a South African township leaps onto a new stage.
"I saw this huge monster shape come up out of the water," one of the two South African sailors recalls
A sailor has described her "miraculous" escape after a whale leapt out of the water and crash-landed on the deck of her boat off the coast of South Africa.
In restaurants in this township outside Cape Town, South Africa, barbecue grills crackle with chains of sausage, marinated chicken quarters and boulder-sized slabs of beef and lamb.
A British journalist has been arrested in connection with the incident a week ago in which a fan entered the England football team's dressing room during the World Cup, South African authorities announced Tuesday.
Instead of shielding South Africa's poverty during the FIFA Football World Cup, one travel company says there is not only a desire from visitors to see the country's hardships but to also help out.
An England fan who allegedly appeared in the English team's changing room following a Friday night World Cup match was arrested by South African police and faces a charge of trespassing, authorities said.
France and 10-man Uruguay played to a tame goalless draw in their Group A opener in Cape Town on Friday night.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- It's fall here at the bottom of Africa, which gives the region a bit more of a football feel. And futbol too, of course. But before I get to the business of covering the World Cup later this week -- hopefully I'll find some good coffee by then -- I have a few NFL thoughts, plus a couple of book ideas for your Father's Day gift-giving.
When 23-year-old Danielle Miller packed her bags for a holiday in Cape Town, South Africa, sun and sand were the last things on her mind.
I know I sound like my mother, but please pack your warm clothes for the World Cup. Remember, it is the middle of winter in the Southern Hemisphere in June and July. I worry that some first-time visitors will assume Africa is hot all the time -- it is not. We have seasons too!
A remote village in South Africa is ready to put an end to the battle between humans and baboons.
How a butcher shop in Cape Town became the place to be for both residents and tourists.
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse tours Cape Town in an environmentally friendly transport.
Cape Town is a city surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, and one local taxi firm is doing its best to keep it green.
England spin bowler Graeme Swann took his fourth career five-wicket haul to help his side beat hosts South Africa by an innings and 98 runs on the fifth day of the second Test in Durban.
England had to dig deep on day two of the third Test at Newlands, Cape Town, to stay on course to protect their 1-0 series lead over South Africa.
As hosts of the largest carnival in world football, the pressure is on for South Africa's national football team to ignite the imagination of local fans by performing well at the 2010 World Cup.
Cape Town hosts World Cup draw in a test of South Africa's readiness for the 2010 games. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
The United States is in. So are Brazil, England, Spain and 15 other nations. Yet with eight months to go before the 2010 World Cup, more tickets have been purchased by people from the U.S. (11.7 percent at last count) than from any other country except the host nation, South Africa (47.9 percent).
A trip abroad is never really complete until I've taken at least one long (possibly lethal) nature hike. Maybe it's my love for fresh air, or maybe it's my constant need for a change of scenery. But, usually, it's simply because somebody tells me it's part of the merit badge requirement.
CNN.com's Jarrett Bellini is back from South Africa and talks about his trip.
On your next trip, you could be checking into a wine cask, a salvaged 727 airplane, or a room where the furniture defies the law of gravity.
South Africa strengthened their grip on the Tri-Nations with a 29-17 victory over Australia in Cape Town on Saturday.
The British and Irish Lions completed the provincial side of their tour of South Africa without defeat after securing a 13-13 draw against The Emerging Springboks at Newlands stadium in Cape Town.
As a hobby, Suzie Jirachareonkul, a teacher and mother of two, spends many of her nights searching for endangered toads on the country roads near her home outside Cape Town, South Africa.
Hours after G-20 leaders agreed to a trillion-dollar bailout of the world economy in chilly London, one of the world's most flamboyant hoteliers opened his latest luxury hotel in sunny South Africa.
A series of major international sporting events, a weak currency and its perennially sunny perch on the tip of South Africa are making Cape Town one of the hottest sailing destinations of 2009.
Four wickets from Dale Steyn capped an impressive bowling performance from South Africa and helped them take command of the third Test in Cape Town, as they bowled Australia out for 209 shortly before the close on day one.
It's every city's favorite excuse for a party. Here are ten spectacular ways to ring in 2009.
The Man vs. Wild star was stranded in Antarctica for days following a serious shoulder injury
Exhibitions during the offseason are a double-edged sword, no matter how you look at them. You answered a question about players complaining of the long season, yet booking numerous exhibitions during the offseason. While I lean towards the argument of players losing credibility for this phenomenon, I have to think they are acting partially as ambassadors of the sport and taking the sport (and themselves) to places that have little tennis exposure. -- J. Duncan, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Race favorite Ericsson 4 has cruized to a comfortable victory in the Volvo Ocean Race's first leg from Alicante to Cape Town.
Volvo Ocean Race yacht Ericsson 4 has bettered a world sailing record it set just hours earlier on the event's first leg from Alicante to Cape Town.
The global economic turmoil is likely to take its toll on AIDS research funding and add to the problems plaguing the search for a vaccine against the virus, scientists warned Tuesday
Just out of sight of the tour buses that flock to the Cape of Good Hope, more than 2,000 foreigners are crammed into a makeshift refugee camp on the shores of the Atlantic
The atmosphere was tense in Cape Town on Friday after xenophobic violence that has left more than 40 dead in Johannesburg spread to South Africa's largest city.
South Africa is sending in the army to help stop rampaging mobs from attacking foreigners. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
It's not enough to take a vacation any more -- it has to be a vacation with intent, according to the latest trend forecasts from the travel industry.
Brendon Pelser said he saw pure terror in the faces of his fellow passengers after an engine fell from a wing as it took off from Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday.
CNN's Don Lemon speaks with a passenger aboard a plane that lost an engine but landed safely in South Africa.
Australia lost all-rounder Shane Watson to injury as they comfortably defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to book their place in the semifinals of the world Twenty20 championship in Cape Town.
CNN's Inside Africa Host, Femi Oke reflects on the week that was the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the year awards.
African journalist awards
Tens of thousands of public sector workers marched Wednesday to government offices across the country, escalating a 12-day-old strike
A woman whose personal possessions were taken from a crate washed up on a beach in southern England accused the police of doing too little to protect them.
Barrydale -- 100 miles east of Cape Town -- is becoming a South African Santa Fe, with galleries, wineries, boutique hotels and hiking trails set amid the Western Cape's vast Klein Karoo. Below, an easy itinerary.
The once-banned political party that helped bring freedom to apartheid-era South Africa now stands accused of stifling democracy in that country's Mother City.
Hiring women from an impoverished township turns out to be a smart bet for a startup bakery.
"This bush is called the Climber's Friend," said the guide, pointing at a plant on Cape Town's Table Mountain. The prickly bush certainly didn't look amicable. "Grab onto it if you think you're going to fall," he continued. "It might save your life."
Hashim Amla scored his maiden half-century to anchor South Africa's reply to New Zealand's towering total of 593 for eight declared on the third day of the second test in Cape Town on Saturday.
Shane Bond's injury-hit Test career took a fresh turn for the worse on Tuesday as he was sent home from New Zealand's tour of South Africa.
Boeta Dippenaar is out of South Africa's tour to India because of a wrist injury.
Mark Thatcher has left South Africa after pleading guilty to unwittingly bankrolling an alleged coup plot in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea in a plea bargain deal that allows him to avoid jail.
In South African townships rife with violence and poverty, thousands of children find comfort and knowledge daily after school by dancing, playing, painting and eating. They study math, reading, music, theater and more, while their older countrymen learn first aid, safe-sex practices, vocational and other life skills.
Koeberg Power Station, 27 kilometers north of Cape Town on South Africa's Atlantic coast, is the only nuclear plant on the African continent.
Winger Breyton Paulse will win his 50th cap for South Africa as they continue their quest for a grand slam against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.
-- JACOBUS DE SWARDT, 27, a white South African sociologist, on why he has agreed to be chairman of the Cape Town Central branch of the militant, largely black African National Congress: ''I now se...
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