South Africans woke up on Wednesday morning to the claim that a group of Soweto youths had filmed themselves raping a 17-year-old girl believed to be mentally ill.
What can be done to improve transportation in Johannesburg? Marketplace Africa investigates.
Day after day, men and women from Soweto, a township near Johannesburg, wake up at the crack of dawn to battle bumper-to-bumper traffic and cramped public transport to show up at work in time.
Nelson Mandela returns to Johannesburg on Sunday while his home in his childhood town -- where he's been living since last year -- undergoes repairs.
A stampede on a university campus in Johannesburg Tuesday left one woman dead and several people injured, according to eyewitness reports.
As a style journalist for over ten years, I've made it my business to scour the world in search of fresh and innovative fashion. And since launching ARISE, I've honed my sights on Africa.
Nkepile Mabuse and fashion blogger Sandiso Ngubane preview the new styles on the runway of visits Africa fashion week.
South Africans got a rare glimpse of former President Nelson Mandela as he voted in local municipal elections at his home in Johannesburg on Monday.
In South Africa, female inmates can raise their babies behind bars.
In one Johannesburg prison there are 27 toddlers locked behind bars. The only crime they're guilty of is being born to a mother who broke the law and was jailed.
It was midnight when a neighbor warned Freddie Ramashidza that they were in danger.
Ten years ago Johannesburg-based beauty therapist Renchia Droganis began creating skin care products by mixing ingredients in her kitchen.
Ten people were crushed to death Saturday in a South African township bar packed with New Year's revelers, police said.
Alice Nyakaza has the best garden on her street. It is a small patch of lawn with some flowers and a fruit tree. She and her son, Themba, are mowing the lawn when we arrive.
CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on how the once barren black South African suburb of Soweto is blossoming with trees.
South African authorities are trying to nail down a Twitter user who tips off motorists about the locations of officers and speed traps using cheeky descriptions that have earned him fame online and the wrath of local police offline.
Thomas Lehloholo was driving around Johannesburg desperately looking for a doctor to deliver his premature son when he got the call telling him it was too late. He had become a father.
CNN's Robyn Curnow meets a father who pleaded for medical attention for his child on a radio show in South Africa.
The influx of thousands of soccer fans would increase demand on South African sex workers; at least that was the belief of a leading expert prior to the start of the 2010 World Cup.
CNN iReporters sent in videos of World Cup superfans standing behind their teams around the world.
Though the hosting of a major international sport event can provide great opportunity for much of the population of a host nation, critics argue that people living on the streets often have reason to be fearful.
An American man on vacation in South Africa was shot after being robbed on the street in Johannesburg, police said Thursday.
MPA visits the Circa art gallery in Johannesburg, a building that not only showcases art but is a work of art itself.
In recent years, African artists have seen their work increase in value as they attract global investors.
CNN Producer Kim Norgaard highlights the completed stadium in Johannesburg as well as a trip to the box office.
Inside Africa visits the Joburg Art Fair and meets with the continent's rising art stars.
The joyful peal of children's' laughter could be heard Saturday at a popular shopping center in Johannesburg, South Africa, where more than 250 underprivileged kids gathered with local celebrities to help dismantle and eat the world's largest chocolate bunny.
Johannesburg's BLK JKS introduce us to their indie-rock sound.
The bizarre scene was enough to make dog-walkers stop and stare, as a gaggle of mustached men, dressed in 19th century waistcoats and ankle-length shorts, faced each other on a pitch at London's Battersea Park.
South African Charl Schwartzel coasted to a second successive European Tour victory in his home city on Sunday.
Robert Allenby overcame an ankle problem to claim a share of the lead after the first round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Former Ryder Cup hero Darren Clarke and in-form Charl Schwartzel set the early pace in the Joburg Open with eight-under-par 63s in the opening round of the European Tour event.
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).
CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on "District 9," the science-fiction film based on South Africa's apartheid history.
When Ken Umeano went to watch the summer sci-fi blockbuster "District 9," he stormed out after 30 minutes.
The flight from Atlanta, Georgia, to Johannesburg was as easy a 15-hour flight as I've ever had.
CNN.com's Jarrett Bellini takes us along on his vacation CNN.com Live viewers voted for.
The futuristic South African sci-fi that has taken the U.S box office by storm opened in its home country this weekend.
In what feels like a box-office weekend from "The Twilight Zone," a low-budget and critically acclaimed movie with no stars and an unknown director managed to top the charts.
Why do UFOs always land in the USA, wondered someone in "Monsters vs. Aliens"? Good question.
Three years ago, "Lord of the Rings" guru Peter Jackson handpicked Neill Blomkamp, then a director of music videos and TV commercials, to helm an adaptation of the video game Halo.
An undersea cable plugging east Africa into high speed Internet access went live Thursday, providing an alternative to expensive satellite connections.
My City_My Life has followed celebrities around Moscow, Johannesburg, Havana, Mumbai, Malmo, Miami, Seattle, Tokyo, Copenhagen, London, Berlin, Paris and Florence.
One of the most cosmopolitan cities in Africa, Johannesburg is multicultural and multifaceted. Make the most of your time there with these tips.
With year-round sunshine, Johannesburg is the perfect city for outdoor events, but it also hosts an array of cultural happenings. Here are some the city's best annual events.
Musician Hugh Masekela takes My City_My Life on a tour of Johannesburg.
Barely 120 years old, Johannesburg is suffering from growing pains as it goes through an awkward adolescence.
Neil McCartney is 31 years old and has lived in Johannesburg nearly all his life. He is a photojournalist for Johannesburg newspaper The Citizen, and has a blog showing his images of the city.
The young man looks nervous standing in front of the gym at the Salvation Army Center on Bushwick Avenue. His eyes are cast down and he shifts from foot to foot, seeming intensely interested in his shoes.
A group of inner city kids travel to South Africa on a trip that gives them a new definition of poverty.
South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius is said to be 'fine' after requiring surgery in Johannesburg on head and facial injuries sustained in a boating accident.
Anders Hansen held his nerve in a dramatic finish to win the Joburg Open by a shot from home player Andrew McLardy.
Charl Schwartzel, Andrew McLardy and David Drysdale share the lead going into the final round of the Joburg Open after the trio finished a rain-affected third day on 11-under-par.
Scotland's David Drysdale maintained his low-scoring to lead the rain-hit Joburg Open in South Africa at the halfway stage on Friday.
Sweden's Steven Jeppesen shares the lead with Trevor Fisher of South Africa after the pair carded opening-round eight-under-par 63s at the Joburg Open on Thursday.
Virgin Atlantic promises Jerry Levine it will send him a paper ticket for his flight from Los Angeles to Johannesburg. But when it doesn't, the airline is less than helpful in tracking it down. Is his lost ticket a lost cause? And what should he do now?
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse takes us to her street in Johannesburg to see how the global economy is affecting South Africa.
The credit crunch began small but its ripples sent shockwaves around the world.
World rugby champions South Africa thrashed Argentina 63-9 in a one-off Nelson Mandela Tribute Test match at Johannesburg's Ellis Park on Saturday.
Under apartheid, South Africa's Chinese were excluded as non-white. Then, the post-apartheid government excluded them as non-black, until they fought back
Violence against foreigners in South Africa forces them into makeshift refugee camps in Johannesburg.
South African President Thabo Mbeki called the recent xenophobic attacks in his country a "disgrace" Sunday and warned that the attackers would be jailed.
South Africans protesting the violence against foreigners marched in the streets of Johannesburg on Saturday, carrying signs saying, "Stop the Senseless Killing," "Mr. Mbeke, Where are You?" and "Shame on Us."
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.
They fled poverty and violence. But now even the plight of their home country seems preferable to the anti-immigrant mobs
Police armed with rubber bullets were patrolling neighborhoods in Johannesburg on Tuesday in an effort to quell a recent spree of violence aimed at foreigners that police say has killed 22 people and displaced an estimated 13,000.
Police fired rubber bullets and made arrests Monday to try to quell outbursts of anti-foreigner violence in and around Johannesburg
Zimbabwe's opposition rejected a presidential runoff election despite a media report saying Wednesday that the long-delayed official tally delivered them a victory short of an outright win
Hilton and her boyfriend Benji Madden are greeted by fans in South Africa
Mark Murless is in pole position heading into the final day at the Joburg Open after his two-under-par round of 69 left him two shots ahead of the field.
South African Mark Murless finished birdie-eagle to end the second round of the Joburg Open one stroke in front.
Half a mile below the red-rock African landscape, mine manager Charl Geldenhuys points to an array of fluorescent-orange circles spray-painted at a dark tunnel's rocky end. "That's where we blast tomorrow," he shouts over the din of a machine drilling dynamite holes.
Tens of thousands of striking miners took to the streets in Johannesburg Tuesday in a protest over safety levels in the 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.
More than 150 acts -- including Madonna, The Police, and The Black Eyed Peas -- are on board for the Live Earth concerts planned around the world on July 7, organizers have announced.
Argentine Ariel Canete surged into the lead midway through his weather-interrupted third round in the inaugural Joburg Open on Saturday.
Prop Benn Robinson will make his debut and wing Cameron Shepherd his first start as Australian coach John Connolly makes two changes for Saturday's Tri-Nations test against South Africa in Johannesburg.
My name is Teresa Heinz Kerry.
Peter Murimi, working for Camerapix, Kenya, has been awarded the top prize at this year's CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards ceremony.
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