First lady Michelle Obama met with former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday as part of a weeklong visit to the continent, according to a spokeswoman for the first lady.
First Lady Michelle Obama gives dating advice and encourages the dreams of a group of British girls.
First lady Michelle Obama arrived in South Africa on Monday for the start of a weeklong trip that officials have said will focus on youth leadership and education, and include meetings with key figures in the anti-apartheid struggle.
Her life story reads like a Hollywood movie. Full of grand highs and lows, there's no denying that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's life experiences lend themselves to drama.
CNN caught a sneak glimpse of the final dress rehearsal for the new opera about the life of Winnie Mandela.
As trade between South Africa and China continues to grow, young kids in Pretoria are learning to speak Chinese.
South African authorities are investigating a train collision that injured 857 people outside Johannesburg, a Metrorail spokesman told CNN Friday.
Two trains collided Friday in South Africa, killing at least one person, authorities said.
Double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius has moved a step closer to realizing his dream of participating in the Olympics after running the 'B' standard qualifying time for next year's Games in London.
Ivor Ichikowitz has been at the forefront of South Africa's booming defense industry over the past 15 years.
A nationwide strike of South African government workers is threatening the country. Richard Quest addresses the issue.
Public sector workers went on strike across South Africa Tuesday, closing schools, putting a crimp in hospital staffing and wreaking havoc on a wide array of public services.
As many as 1.3 million public sector workers are on strike across South Africa. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
Soccer City, once the venue of South Africa's most significant black freedom rallies, will next month host a sport that was open only to whites in the country's apartheid-rule era.
CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on a new program bringing the beautiful game to the visually impaired.
Among the crowds at World Cup matches, blind South Africans are getting the chance to experience the thrill of international football.
Paraguay booked a place in the last eight of the World Cup for the very first time in their history at the expense of Japan but only after a dramatic penalty shoot out in Pretoria.
Police used stun grenades and rubber bullets to break up a protest by striking World Cup security guards in a Cape Town suburb Thursday, said National South African Police spokesman Vish Naidoo.
CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on a friendly soccer match between English football fans and South African prison inmates.
A late penalty by Asamoah Gyan handed Ghana a deserved 1-0 victory against Serbia in the opening Group D match played in Pretoria on Sunday.
An intense fire at a South African orphanage killed at least 15 people, including eight children, and injured nine other people, authorities said.
CNN's David McKenzie reports from Angola on how the withdrawal of Togo has affected the Nations Cup.
A London-based security clothing company has been blasted for marketing a "stab-proof vest" for football fans planning to visit this summer's World Cup in South Africa.
The gods of soccer smiled upon the United States for once on Friday, giving the Americans one of the most fortunate draws imaginable for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa (FULL DRAW).
The United States temporarily closed its government facilities in South Africa on Tuesday after a "possible threat" to its embassy, the U.S. State Department said.
The South African government has reportedly complained to the United Nations over the treatment of controversial track and field star Caster Semenya.
Africa is not a country, and Africans generally do not live in trees or hunt game with spears. Nor do they all walk around in the nude among lions and zebras.
A Mississippi boarding school creates common ground for African and African-American students. CNN's Soledad O'Brien reports.
The British and Irish Lions beat South Africa 28-9 in the third and final Test at Ellis Park in Johannesburg to gain a measure of consolation after heartbreaking defeats in the opening two Tests.
South African rugby captain John Smit has told CNN that he believes his side are not a dirty team, and there has been too much "whining" following last Saturday's controversial 28-25 second Test victory in Pretoria -- a result that secured the Test series ahead of this weekend's final match in Johannesburg.
Tensions are running high between the British Lions and South Africa's Springboks. CNN's Robyn Curnow has more.
South Africa's Schalk Burger has been handed an eight-week suspension after he was found guilty of eye-gouging in the Springboks' dramatic 28-25 victory over the British and Irish Lions in Pretoria on Saturday.
South Africa snatched a 2-0 series victory against the British and Irish Lions after winning a thrilling second Test 28-25 in Pretoria on Saturday.
Despite a few hiccups the Confederations Cup has brought World Cup fever to South Africa. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.
Brazil thrashed Italy 3-0 to send the world champions home from the Confederations Cup as the United States also reached the semifinals after beating Egypt 3-0 in the other Group B match on Sunday.
Brazil cruised to a 3-0 win over 10-man United States in Pretoria on Thursday to move closer to a place in the last four of the Confederations Cup.
World champions Italy had to come from a goal down to beat 10-man United States 3-1 in their Confederations Cup opener in Pretoria on Monday night.
For discerning clubbers around the world the hottest sound in dance music right now is coming not from New York or London, but from the townships of Pretoria, South Africa.
One of the most cosmopolitan cities in Africa, Johannesburg is multicultural and multifaceted. Make the most of your time there with these tips.
India continued to dominate on day three of the third and final Test at Wellington's Basin Reserve to close in on their first series win in New Zealand in over 40 years.
Oscar-nominated film "Slumdog Millionaire" is based on a book written by an Indian diplomat. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
Vikas Swarup was far from the poverty of Mumbai when he wrote "Slumdog Millionaire," the book that has now become an award-winning movie and Academy Award nominee.
South Africa captain Graeme Smith is unlikely to take any further part in the third Test against Australia in Sydney after breaking a bone in his left hand during the second day's action.
In November we step inside the world of design as show host Becky Anderson searches for the Spirit of Architecture.
Delon Armitage, Ugo Monye, Riki Flutey and Nick Kennedy will make their England debuts on Saturday against the Pacific Islanders in Martin Johnson's first team since taking charge.
Global pressure may have forced Mugabe's government to the bargaining table, but the regime is not ready to offer an acceptable deal to the opposition
South African President Thabo Mbeki is heading to Zimbabwe for talks with the country's president and the head of an opposition faction, the South African government announced Wednesday.
Power-sharing talks between Zimbabwe's president and main opposition candidate are continuing and going "very well," South African President Thabo Mbeki said Tuesday after reports that the two sides had deadlocked.
Neither Zimbabwe's regime nor its opposition can eliminate the other, but each has a very different idea of what a compromise would involve
The creeping coup that will keep Mugabe in office signals the end of the West's interventionist era
Organizers expect hundreds of thousands of people to converge on central Pretoria Tuesday as a part of the country's so-called Million Man March against crime.
Analysis: The African Union's ability to take on the micro mission of restoring order on a tiny island only highlights its failure in the face of more serious challenges
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Jaccqueline Mathe, unemployed and 22, has just signed up for a bank account in Nellmapius, a black township near Pretoria. All she needed was a government ID and a mobile phone. Mathe hopes to save a quarter of the monthly $28.54 government grant she receives for her toddler, Khothasto, who is riding in a sling on her back.
South Africa's embattled police commissioner resigned Sunday as president of Interpol, a day after he took an extended leave of absence from his police duties, the international crime-fighting agency said in a statement.
Manchester United have agreed to tour South Africa this summer and have also been asked to play a match in Israel to help mark the state's 60th anniversary celebrations.
South Africa have named their first black coach with Peter De Villiers picked to succeed Jake White in charge of rugby union's world champions.
Ten months have passed since four South African security guards were abducted in Iraq, but with no word from them or their kidnappers, the men's wives are increasingly desperate to know their fate.
South Africans plead for the release of loved ones kidnapped in Iraq. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports
South Africa's health department said on Tuesday it has recalled 20 million potentially defective condoms approved by an official accused of taking bribes from a manufacturer.
England wing Iain Balshaw has been ruled out of the rest of their tour of South Africa, team spokesman Richard Prescott said on Sunday.
Flyhalf Andre Pretorius kicked a late penalty to secure South Africa a 21-20 victory over New Zealand in Rustenburg on Saturday.
Pierre Spies will replace flanker Joe van Niekerk for South Africa's Tri-nations Test with champions New Zealand on Saturday.
South Africa rugby coach Jake White suffered further injury setbacks during a training session on Wednesday.
Alex Ferguson expects Dong Fangzhou to emerge as a Manchester United player within the 'next nine months' after the Chinese striker's late goal sealed a 1-0 friendly win against Kaizer Chiefs in Cape Town on Tuesday.
The U.S. State Department Sunday confirmed three Americans arrested over a week ago by authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been released.
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, ousted from power in 2004 and living in South Africa, said Tuesday he wants to return to Haiti as soon as possible -- but would not take any political post.
South Africa's Constitutional Court has ruled the country's marriage laws unfairly discriminate against same-sex unions.
Stephen Jones will win his 50th Wales cap in Saturday's clash with South Africa at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.
Tonga have made six changes from the side crushed 48-0 by Italy last weekend for Saturday's Test against France in Toulouse.
Australia coach Eddie Jones has made four changes tp his side for the opening Tri-nations match against South Africa in Pretoria on Saturday.
Government and rebel forces in the western African nation of Ivory Coast on Saturday signed a wide-ranging agreement covering disarmament, political initiatives and military reforms, a U.N. representative said.
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Located on the edge of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa's Northern Cape province, Sishen is the world's largest single open pit iron ore mine.
Recalled Andre Nel tipped the fifth Test South Africa's way by claiming the key wicket of Andrew Strauss to leave England at 114 for four when bad light ended the third day at Centurion Park.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, has escaped a prison sentence after an appeals court judge overturned theft convictions.
South Africa is throwing a $13 million party to celebrate its first decade of freedom after the end of apartheid.
Zimbabwe's government says it has put its army on full alert after seizing a U.S.-registered cargo plane that officials say was carrying 64 suspected mercenaries and a cargo of military gear.
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