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Michelle Obama meets with Mandela in South Africaupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 16:59:00

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's relationship adviceupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 18:15:00

First Lady Michelle Obama gives dating advice and encourages the dreams of a group of British girls.

Michelle Obama and her daughters arrive in South Africaupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 18:15:00

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.

Winnie the Opera: Mandela's ex-wife gets musical treatmentupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 08:01:00

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.

Winnie: The Operaupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 08:01:00

CNN caught a sneak glimpse of the final dress rehearsal for the new opera about the life of Winnie Mandela.

South African students learn Chineseupdated: Fri May 27 2011 07:55:00

As trade between South Africa and China continues to grow, young kids in Pretoria are learning to speak Chinese.

Investigation under way into South African train collisionupdated: Fri May 20 2011 12:36:00

South African authorities are investigating a train collision that injured 857 people outside Johannesburg, a Metrorail spokesman told CNN Friday.

Train collision kills 1 in South Africaupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 12:28:00

Two trains collided Friday in South Africa, killing at least one person, authorities said.

Blade runner Pistorius makes 400m Olympic qualifying timeupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 14:15:00

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.

South Africa's booming defense industryupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 09:25:00

Ivor Ichikowitz has been at the forefront of South Africa's booming defense industry over the past 15 years.

South Africa on strikeupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 06:44:00

A nationwide strike of South African government workers is threatening the country. Richard Quest addresses the issue.

South African public sector workers strike, protestupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 14:36:00

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.

S. African public sector workers strikeupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 14:36:00

As many as 1.3 million public sector workers are on strike across South Africa. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Soccer City to host rugby internationalupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 16:13:00

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.

New experiences for beautiful gameupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 12:53:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on a new program bringing the beautiful game to the visually impaired.

Blind South Africans experience thrill of World Cupupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 12:53:00

Among the crowds at World Cup matches, blind South Africans are getting the chance to experience the thrill of international football.

Paraguay book last eight berth after penalty dramaupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 16:43:00

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.

South African police crack down on protesters, illegal ticket holdersupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 13:38:00

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.

World Cup fever -- in prisonupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 14:03:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on a friendly soccer match between English football fans and South African prison inmates.

Gyan penalty clinches Ghana winupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 06:14:00

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.

Orphanage fire kills 15 in South Africaupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 01:30:00

An intense fire at a South African orphanage killed at least 15 people, including eight children, and injured nine other people, authorities said.

Nations Cup nightmareupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 15:38:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports from Angola on how the withdrawal of Togo has affected the Nations Cup.

UK firm slammed over World Cup 'stab vests' for fansupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 15:38:00

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.

SI.com: Grant Wahl: For once, U.S. gets relatively lucky draw for World Cupupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 17:16:00

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).

U.S. closes embassy in South Africa after 'possible threat'updated: Tue Sep 22 2009 13:21:00

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.

South Africa take Semenya case to U.N.updated: Fri Sep 18 2009 11:01:00

The South African government has reportedly complained to the United Nations over the treatment of controversial track and field star Caster Semenya.

Continental divide separates Africans, African-Americansupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 14:32:00

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.

Piney Woods Schoolupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 14:32:00

A Mississippi boarding school creates common ground for African and African-American students. CNN's Soledad O'Brien reports.

Lions claim consolation win in final Testupdated: Sat Jul 04 2009 16:53:00

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.

Captain Smit defends Springboks behaviorupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 08:48:00

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.

Rugby gets dirtyupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 08:48:00

Tensions are running high between the British Lions and South Africa's Springboks. CNN's Robyn Curnow has more.

Burger to miss final Lions Testupdated: Mon Jun 29 2009 06:38:00

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.

Last-gasp Springboks win devastates Lionsupdated: Sun Jun 28 2009 15:49:00

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.

Football fever hits S. Africaupdated: Sun Jun 21 2009 16:52:00

Despite a few hiccups the Confederations Cup has brought World Cup fever to South Africa. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.

Italy crash out after heavy defeat to Brazilupdated: Sun Jun 21 2009 16:52:00

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 cruise to victory over 10-man USAupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 12:40:00

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.

Rossi double as Italy recover to beat U.S.updated: Tue Jun 16 2009 09:51:00

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.

South African taxis drive sales in dance musicupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 22:38:00

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.

Make the most of Johannesburgupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 04:05:00

One of the most cosmopolitan cities in Africa, Johannesburg is multicultural and multifaceted. Make the most of your time there with these tips.

Tourists India closing-in on series victoryupdated: Sun Apr 05 2009 09:56:00

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.

'Slumdog' diplomatupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 18:34:00

Oscar-nominated film "Slumdog Millionaire" is based on a book written by an Indian diplomat. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.

'Slumdog' author was inspired by opportunity, solitudeupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 18:34:00

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.

Proteas skipper Smith breaks hand in Testupdated: Sun Jan 04 2009 08:06:00

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.

The Spirit of Architectureupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 12:34:00

In November we step inside the world of design as show host Becky Anderson searches for the Spirit of Architecture.

Johnson's England name four new capsupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 11:42:00

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.

Time.com: A Power Failure in Zimbabwe's Talksupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 13:00:00

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

Mbeki returns to Zimbabwe for more talksupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 08:01:00

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.

Zimbabwe talks going 'very well,' Mbeki saysupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 09:53:00

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.

Time.com: Why Mugabe and His Foe Are Talking updated: Thu Jul 10 2008 15:55:00

Neither Zimbabwe's regime nor its opposition can eliminate the other, but each has a very different idea of what a compromise would involve

Time.com: The Lesson of Zimbabwe's 'Election'updated: Fri Jun 27 2008 14:00:00

The creeping coup that will keep Mugabe in office signals the end of the West's interventionist era

'Thousands' protest S. Africa crimewaveupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 04:01:00

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.

Time.com: What the Comoros Invasion Revealsupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 11:00:00

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

People.com: Paris Signs Autographs in South Africaupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 13:42:00

While on world tour with boyfriend Benji Madden, Hilton bonds with some schoolkids

Fortune: South Africa's mobile moneyupdated: Wed Jan 16 2008 05:10:00

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.

Interpol boss faces charges, quitsupdated: Sun Jan 13 2008 11:02:00

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.

Man United will tour South Africaupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 12:12:00

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.

Springboks name first black coachupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 11:00:00

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.

Kidnap wives' long wait in 'hell'updated: Mon Oct 08 2007 11:45:00

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.

Pleas for hostage releaseupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 11:45:00

South Africans plead for the release of loved ones kidnapped in Iraq. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports

South Africa recalls 20M condomsupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 21:53:00

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.

Injured Balshaw's tour has endedupdated: Sun May 27 2007 13:13:00

England wing Iain Balshaw has been ruled out of the rest of their tour of South Africa, team spokesman Richard Prescott said on Sunday.

Pretorious gives S Africa victoryupdated: Sat Sep 02 2006 12:01:00

Flyhalf Andre Pretorius kicked a late penalty to secure South Africa a 21-20 victory over New Zealand in Rustenburg on Saturday.

Spies comes in for injured Niekerkupdated: Fri Aug 25 2006 14:07:00

Pierre Spies will replace flanker Joe van Niekerk for South Africa's Tri-nations Test with champions New Zealand on Saturday.

Springboks suffer fresh injuriesupdated: Wed Aug 16 2006 11:00:00

South Africa rugby coach Jake White suffered further injury setbacks during a training session on Wednesday.

Ferguson enthusiastic about Dongupdated: Wed Jul 19 2006 04:58:00

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.

3 Americans held in Congo releasedupdated: Sun May 28 2006 09:26:00

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.

Aristide plans return to Haiti, but no political postupdated: Wed Feb 22 2006 13:06:00

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.

Gay couple wins S. Africa rulingupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 07:09:00

South Africa's Constitutional Court has ruled the country's marriage laws unfairly discriminate against same-sex unions.

Jones wins 50th against Springboksupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 13:40:00

Stephen Jones will win his 50th Wales cap in Saturday's clash with South Africa at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff.

Tonga make changes to face Franceupdated: Thu Nov 17 2005 10:06:00

Tonga have made six changes from the side crushed 48-0 by Italy last weekend for Saturday's Test against France in Toulouse.

Wallabies and Boks reshuffle teamsupdated: Wed Jul 27 2005 09:58:00

Australia coach Eddie Jones has made four changes tp his side for the opening Tri-nations match against South Africa in Pretoria on Saturday.

Peace deal signed in Ivory Coast updated: Sat May 14 2005 14:07:00

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.

Benjamin's Boardroom: Have your sayupdated: Mon May 02 2005 10:11:00

Benjamin's Boardroom wants to hear from you. Email your questions and suggestions about the show to CNN Financial Editor Todd Benjamin.

Building a company and a communityupdated: Tue Feb 15 2005 06:09:00

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.

Nel strikes to give S. Africa hopeupdated: Sun Jan 23 2005 11:37:00

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 Mandela wins jail appealupdated: Mon Jul 05 2004 06:27:00

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.

S. Africa celebrates 'Freedom Day'updated: Tue Apr 27 2004 03:41:00

South Africa is throwing a $13 million party to celebrate its first decade of freedom after the end of apartheid.

Zimbabwe 'alert' over seized jetupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 05:56:00

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.

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page JULY 18, 1988 VOL. 118, NO. 2 updated: Mon Jul 18 1988 00:01:00

CORPORATE PERFORMANCE Cover Story

Fortune: WHAT THE U.S. MUST DO IN SOUTH AFRICA America's anti-apartheid policy has backfired, hurting the people it was intended to help.updated: Mon Jul 18 1988 00:01:00

IT IS HARD to think of any U.S. policy more perverse and self-defeating than the policy of trade sanctions and disinvestment aimed against South Africa. Well-intentioned but wrongheaded, these meas...

Fortune: Circling the wagons in South Africaupdated: Mon Jul 07 1986 00:01:00

The state of emergency that a defiant President Pieter W. Botha declared in South Africa inspired near-unanimous criticism abroad -- and redoubled pressure for economic sanctions against Pretoria. ...

Fortune: South Africa gets some breathing roomupdated: Mon Mar 17 1986 00:01:00

South Africa and its major European and American creditor banks agreed to an interim plan that would end the debt-repayment freeze imposed by Pretoria last September. Over the next year South Afric...

Fortune: Black South Africans find a new voiceupdated: Mon Jan 06 1986 00:01:00

South Africa's white minority government faces a potentially powerful new challenge on the labor front. Meeting near Durban, 34 unions representing some 500,000 black workers formed the Congress of...

Fortune: Signalsupdated: Mon Aug 19 1985 00:01:00

France recalled its ambassador to South Africa and suspended new investments in that country to protest the state of emergency imposed by the Pretoria government. After haggling over terms with the...

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