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Killer of white supremacist gets life in South Africaupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 09:21:00

A South African man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the killing of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche, a lawyer in the case said.

South Africa mine won't fire absent workersupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 13:38:00

The owner of the South African mine where 34 people died in a clash with police said Tuesday that it will not discipline workers who fail to return this week, reversing an ultimatum to return to duty or face being fired.

Worker dissatisfaction in South Africaupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 10:05:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports on what is at the center of a wage dispute that turned deadly on Thursday

Violence-hit South African mine back in operation, owner saysupdated: Mon Aug 20 2012 10:05:00

One of the world's largest platinum mines in back is operation after a strike, its owner announced Monday, following police violence last week that left 34 workers dead.

Mine at center of S. Africa shootings gives workers until Monday to returnupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 17:51:00

Facing an ultimatum to return to the mines Monday, a South African drill operator told CNN he and his coworkers should honor their slain colleagues and hold out for a pay increase.

Gunfire erupts at S. African mine strikeupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 13:37:00

Graphic video shows gunfight between S. African platinum miners and police, leaving 18 dead. Nkepile Mabuse reports.

South Africa shocked by police shootings at mineupdated: Fri Aug 17 2012 13:37:00

The headlines Friday in South Africa spoke of a bloodbath, of war.

South Africa mine killingsupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 15:25:00

CNN's Nkelipe Mabuse reports on violence and death amid a labor dispute in South Africa's platinum mining industry.

Rising tensions explode into grisly violence at South African mineupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 15:25:00

Rising tensions at a South African platinum mine exploded Thursday in grisly violence as police opened fire on striking miners.

South Africa's Semenya makes Olympics debut 3 years after gender firestorm updated: Wed Aug 08 2012 06:46:00

South African runner Caster Semenya took second place in her Olympic debut Wednesday, three years after a gender controversy sidelined her career and overshadowed her victory in the world championships.

Great Britain feeling good about Olympicsupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 06:46:00

Smiles on Olympic volunteers, trains running on time and all the Gold medals. Its so un-British Jim Boulden reports.

'Blade runner' makes unprecedented Olympic debutupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 04:15:00

Oscar Pistorius, a South African double-amputee nicknamed the "Blade Runner," made an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday, finishing second in his 400-meter qualifying heat.

Oscar Pistorius' fighting spiritupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 04:15:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow meets the grandmother of double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, who talks about his fighting spirit.

Olympic torch relay's final legupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 07:53:00

See a flyover of the Olympic torch relay's concluding leg in London following a 70-day trip from Greece.

How flags and anthems have been bungled beforeupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 07:53:00

Members of North Korea's women's Olympic soccer team walked off the field Wednesday when the flag of South Korea was mistakenly flashed on the big screen before their match against Colombia.

Nelson Mandela at 94: What does he mean to you? updated: Wed Jul 18 2012 12:05:00

To mark Nelson Mandela's birthday, we asked what the former South African president means to you. The response on social media has been overwhelming.

Public service marks Mandela's birthday updated: Wed Jul 18 2012 03:55:00

South Africans celebrated Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday Wednesday by participating in good deeds nationwide to honor the legacy of the famous statesman.

Pomodoro wins at the Durban Julyupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 06:24:00

Pomodoro jockey, Piere Strydom talks to CNN after his shock win at the Durban July.

Outsider Pomodoro springs surprise to land the Durban Julyupdated: Mon Jul 09 2012 06:24:00

28-1 outsider Pomodoro sprang a surprise to land the Durban July, South Africa's most prestigious race, beating Smanjemanja by a nose to land the R1 710 000 first prize.

'Blade runner' Pistorius handed dream double Olympic ticketupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 16:01:00

Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius will compete at the Olympic Games after he was named in both the individual 400m and the South Africa 4x400m relay squad for London 2012.

South Africa's outspoken educatorupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 05:49:00

Professor Jonathan Jansen is the first black dean of education at a formerly all-white university in South Africa.

South African girl's skin graft successful so farupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 08:33:00

A novel skin graft treatment appears to be working for a 3-year-old South African girl burned over 80% of her body in January, a spokeswoman for her family said Tuesday.

Britain apologizes for playing apartheid-era anthemupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 12:22:00

British field hockey authorities have been forced to apologize "unreservedly" to South Africa after an old national anthem from the days of apartheid was played before an international game this week.

Donald romps to PGA Championship to regain top spot in rankings updated: Sun May 27 2012 14:19:00

Luke Donald retained his PGA Championship title at Wentworth with a closing 68 on the West Course giving him a four-shot victory over Justin Rose and Paul Lawrie.

'Separate but equal' comment taken 'out of context,' de Klerk's rep saysupdated: Sat May 12 2012 13:17:00

Controversial remarks by the last white president of South Africa, F.W. de Klerk, in which he validated the origins of "separate but equal" nation states, have been used by critics "unfairly out of context," his foundation said.

De Klerk: S. Africa democracy in dangerupdated: Fri May 11 2012 21:08:00

The man who helped engineer a transition to majority rule says South Africa's constitution and democracy are in danger.

'Transition is taking its time' in South Africa, de Klerk saysupdated: Fri May 11 2012 21:08:00

The last white president of South Africa said the post-apartheid land is still trekking toward prosperity for all and a better democracy.

South African media vs. secrecy billupdated: Fri May 11 2012 11:40:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on the battle to protect media freedom in South Africa.

Vusi Mahlasela: 'The Voice' on spreading African spirit through songupdated: Wed May 09 2012 06:16:00

He is lauded as one of Africa's most unique voices, with a fanbase stretching across the world, but South African singing sensation Vusi Mahlasela remains faithful to his roots.

The musical 'voice of South Africa'updated: Wed May 09 2012 06:16:00

For over twenty years, Vusi Mahlasela has been celebrated globally for his powerful vocals and message of freedom.

He raped as a teenager and now works to stop sexual violence in South Africaupdated: Mon May 07 2012 06:35:00

Dumisani Rebombo is no ordinary advocate for women's rights in South Africa. He is a rapist.

Repentant rapist never thought of victimupdated: Mon May 07 2012 06:35:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse talks to a repentant rapist who explains South Africa's cultural acceptance of rape.

South Africa's Redbush tea tradeupdated: Thu May 03 2012 13:01:00

Marketplace Africa looks at the growing global popularity of rooibos, or redbush tea.

South Africa's rooibos a hit with tea lovers across the worldupdated: Thu May 03 2012 13:01:00

In cafes across Cape Town, brewing the perfect cup of rooibos has become a fine art.

4 minors suspected in South Africa gang rape released on bailupdated: Thu May 03 2012 10:06:00

Four minors accused in a brutal videotaped gang rape of a mentally disabled teenager were released on $67 bail Thursday, their lawyer said.

Hope for child rapists in South Africa?updated: Thu May 03 2012 10:06:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports on the serious problem of young boys raping young girls in South Africa.

Fusing opera and African musical stylesupdated: Tue May 01 2012 12:40:00

Opera singer Thomas Hampson and members of Ladysmith Black Mambazo form an unique musical sound.

Boys accused in South Africa gang rape will face full prosecutionupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 14:57:00

Three of four minors accused of taking part in a brutal videotaped gang rape of a teenager will face full prosecution, a spokesman for a South African court said Wednesday.

Mother of rape victim in video speaksupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 14:57:00

The mother of a rape victim in a viral video says the South African government failed her. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports

Mom of gang-rape victim says system 'failed' daughterupdated: Sat Apr 21 2012 17:57:00

The mother of a South African girl seen gang-raped in a cellphone video slammed authorities for neglecting to protect her mentally disabled daughter when she was raped before.

South African president marries fourth wife updated: Sat Apr 21 2012 07:13:00

South African President Jacob Zuma married his longtime fiancee in a private ceremony at his rural home, making her one of his four current wives.

Attack on disabled girl angers S. Africaupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 17:52:00

Seven appear in court accused of gang-raping a teen girl in a case that has outraged the country. Nkepile Mabuse reports.

Shocking rape video goes viral in South Africaupdated: Thu Apr 19 2012 17:52:00

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.

Connecting to South Africa's wildernessupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 07:02:00

Alex van den Heever and Renias Mhlongo travel the world sharing their connection to South Africa's wilderness

All-American opera singer finds South African soulupdated: Mon Apr 16 2012 07:45:00

Noted for his versatility and breadth of achievement, American opera singer Thomas Hampson is one of the most respected baritones performing in the world today.

Oosthuizen beats storm to track Malaysian Open leadersupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 18:05:00

U.S. Masters runner-up Louis Oosthuizen was one shot off the lead when a storm brought an early end to play on the second day of the Malaysian Open Friday.

Deaf, gay and HIV positive activist battles against stigmaupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 06:48:00

It's been 11 years since John Meletse, a deaf, gay South African man, first learned he was HIV positive.

2011: Bridegroom accused in murder plotupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 11:00:00

A British court will consider the extradition of Shrien Dewani, accused in S. Africa of planning the murder of his wife.

UK court halts extradition of honeymoon killing suspectupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 11:00:00

The extradition of honeymoon killing suspect Shrien Dewani to South Africa was temporarily halted Friday on mental health grounds, the High Court in London said.

Land owners in dark on fracking problemsupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 15:53:00

Land owners get rich from fracking, but don't know about violations in their backyards. CNN Money's Poppy Harlow reports.

Concerns over 'insanity' of Shell South Africa fracking plansupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 15:53:00

South Africa has an energy deficit on its hands. Too many people want fuel for their cars and electricity for their homes, and the country is struggling to keep up with demand.

Bringing the world together through songupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 07:22:00

The "Playing for Change" foundation has millions of followers and more than 150 musicians from 25 countries.

BMW proud of South African productionupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 09:17:00

Managing Director of BMW South Africa, Bodo Donauer explains the company's plans to increase production in the country.

BMW shifts up a gear to boost Africa sales updated: Thu Mar 01 2012 08:04:00

Car giant BMW is shifting up a gear in its efforts to tap Africa's emerging middle class.

South Africa's singing sensationupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 08:01:00

For more than 45 years Ladysmith Black Mambazo have been taking South Africans on a musical journey.

Why Mandela still matters to South Africans fearful for futureupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 08:38:00

When Nelson Mandela was admitted to hospital, South Africans took a deep breath and prepared themselves for the worst. Despite the government issuing statements telling concerned citizens not to panic, they did. Mandela holds such a special place in South African's hearts that they fortify themselves with the inevitable day when he takes his last breath.

Why Mandela means so muchupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 08:38:00

CNN's Nadia Bilchik talks about global icon Nelson Mandela and why he means so much to the entire world.

Africa's feathered fashion exportupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 07:31:00

South African designer, Gavin Rajah talks to CNN about the fashion of Ostrich feathers.

S. Africa ostrich industry hit by major bird flu outbreak updated: Wed Feb 22 2012 07:31:00

For some 100 years, tourists have flocked Arenhold Hooper's ostrich family farm in Oudtshoorn, the South African city renowned as the ostrich capital of the world, to ride its long-legged, long-necked birds.

Murder motivated by hate in South Africaupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 16:30:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports on the hate crime against a lesbian teenager that has rocked South Africa.

Men sentenced to 18 years for slaying South African lesbianupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 16:30:00

Gay rights advocates in South Africa hailed a judge's sentencing of four men to 18 years each in prison for brutally slaying a 19-year-old lesbian.

African farmers key to growing economiesupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 19:37:00

Could encouraging people back into agriculture help to boost African economies? CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.

Agriculture must play 'critical role' in Africa's futureupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 19:37:00

The sweet aroma of blossoming orange trees wafts through the air as a white-haired figure moves slowly along the green-choked path. Aided by a yard stick, 85-year-old Sam Motsuenyane walks through his citrus orchard in South Africa's Winterveldt area, occasionally stopping to check the lush fruits hanging from the trees.

Nelson Mandela mourns his sister and last surviving sibling updated: Mon Jan 30 2012 07:16:00

South Africa sent condolences to Nelson Mandela on Monday following the death of his youngest sister and last surviving sibling out of 31 others.

Rating the impact of Winfrey's schoolupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 14:44:00

The first graduates of the South African school started by Oprah Winfrey talk about the impact it has made on them.

Oprah a 'proud momma' as first Academy students graduateupdated: Wed Jan 25 2012 14:44:00

Surrounded by the white-clad students of her all-girls academy, Oprah Winfrey is glowing with pride.

Off course with Ernie Elsupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 13:53:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse spends time with South African golf star Ernie Els as he enjoys a break in his homeland.

Grace holds off boyhood heroes Els and Goosen to win in Georgeupdated: Sun Jan 22 2012 13:53:00

A birdie on the first play-off hole saw Branden Grace beat South African legends Ernie Els and Retief Goosen to the Volvo Golf Champions title at the Fancourt course in George.

Grace and Colsaerts lead by one in South Africaupdated: Sat Jan 21 2012 19:10:00

Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts and South African Branden Grace share the lead after the third round of the Volvo Golf Champions event at The Links at Fancourt in George, South Africa.

Exiled leader denied return to Madagascarupdated: Sat Jan 21 2012 09:42:00

A plane carrying Madagascar's ousted leader Marc Ravalomanana was turned away from Madagascan airspace Saturday as he tried to return from exile, his spokesman and the airline said.

Colsaerts blasts opening 64 in Volvo Champions eventupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 14:31:00

Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts fired a remarkable nine birdies in his last 11 holes to card a course record 64 in the opening round of the Volvo Champions tournament at Fancourt, South Africa.

Trapped tourists rescued in South African parkupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 14:12:00

As many as 32 tourists who were trapped in South Africa's Kruger National Park after torrential rains and flooding have been rescued, park officials said Thursday.

Lagarde: The Eurozone impact on Aricaupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 06:11:00

Robyn Curnow sits down with Christine Lagarde the Head of the IMF to talk about the impact of the eurozone crisis on Africa.

IMF chief calls for job creation in Africaupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 06:11:00

Africa's growing economies should put jobs creation at the heart of their development policies, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund.

Finch and Grace share lead at Joburg Openupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 18:33:00

South Africa's Branden Grace and Englishman Richard Finch are tied at the top of the leaderboard on 15-under par after the third day's play at the Joburg Open on Saturday.

Nando's political satireupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 06:12:00

Creating a brand out of spicy chicken is not easy so fast food chain, Nando's, has turned to political satire.

Using political satire to spice up chicken salesupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 06:12:00

Creating a viral ad isn't as easy as grilling spicy chicken, but restaurant chain Nando's seems to have found the recipe for success.

South Africa: One dead in stampede for university placesupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 10:25:00

A stampede on a university campus in Johannesburg Tuesday left one woman dead and several people injured, according to eyewitness reports.

South African veteran faces showdown with Oosthuizen and Goosenupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 13:15:00

Tjaart van der Walt will seek to upstage two of his most illustrious golfing compatriots and win his first professional tournament at the Africa Open on Sunday.

Former British Open champion Oosthuizen leads in Africa Open defenseupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 13:41:00

Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen raced to the halfway lead at the Africa Open with a superb 11-under-par 62 at East London Golf Club Friday.

Puppet company masters the hypeupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 06:20:00

How the Handspring Puppet company is cashing on success with the much acclaimed production of "War Horse."

South Africa's coal relianceupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 10:44:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow sits down with the CEO of South Africa's power utility company Eskom Brian Dames.

No coal, no growth, says South African power company chiefupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 10:44:00

It might be one of the world's worst polluting energy sources, but coal has allowed South Africa to become the continent's largest economy, according to the chief executive of the country's power utility company Eskom.

Cost of elaborate funerals puts strain on Africans updated: Tue Dec 13 2011 12:54:00

From buying expensive caskets and tailoring new clothes to slaughtering animals and organizing a massive feast, little expense is spared in South Africa's elaborate funeral celebrations.

Can South Africa curb coal addiction?updated: Mon Dec 05 2011 07:36:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse looks at whether Africa's biggest polluter is addicted to the power and riches coal brings.

Is South Africa addicted to coal?updated: Mon Dec 05 2011 07:36:00

Coal is the new gold in South Africa -- it's also one of the worst polluters on the planet.

S. Africa passes 'state secrets' lawupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 12:13:00

S. Africa's nat'l assembly passed legislation some say is a threat to journalistic freedom and anti-corruption efforts.

South Africa's assembly passes 'state secrets' lawupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 12:13:00

South Africa's National Assembly passed legislation Tuesday that critics say is a threat to journalistic freedom and anti-corruption efforts.

Building eco-friendly homes from industrial wasteupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 09:54:00

A South African coal-mining company is cleaning up its act by building cheap, eco-friendly housing using its industrial waste.

Coal mine makes eco-friendly homesupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 09:54:00

Anglo American, the South African mining company, is turning its waste into homes by recycling waste gypsum into bricks.

South Africa's ballet sensationupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 09:32:00

A young South African is dancing his way into the U.S, bringing the vibrancy of his African heritage to his performance.

South African ballet dancer confounds racial stereotypes updated: Tue Nov 22 2011 09:32:00

Andile Ndlovu is one of South Africa's most prominent young ballet dancers, an international performer and award winner both at home and overseas.

Economics fueling rhino poachingupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 14:50:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow looks at what is fueling the demand for rhino poaching. (Contains graphic images)

Rhino horn trade triggers extinction threat updated: Tue Nov 15 2011 14:50:00

Tourism and wildlife officials want the slaughter to stop. Private security armies and the South African military have cracked down. Still, rhinos are being killed in South Africa alone at a rate exceeding one a day, a rate that has already made one species of rhino extinct and threatens the two others.

South Africa's Malema suspended from ruling party for 5 years updated: Thu Nov 10 2011 07:35:00

South Africa's ruling party Thursday suspended its controversial youth leader for five years after a disciplinary committee found him guilty of sowing divisions.

'I was raped for being a lesbian'updated: Fri Oct 28 2011 09:44:00

In "World's Untold Story" a woman says she endured corrective rape - when men believe rape can make lesbians straight.

Horror of South Africa's 'corrective rape'updated: Fri Oct 28 2011 09:44:00

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.

Zuma's political rival to lead anti-poverty march updated: Thu Oct 27 2011 04:47:00

Security will be stepped up Thursday ahead of what is expected to be one of the biggest anti-poverty protests since democracy came to South Africa in 1994.

A dreamer's reality through filmupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 05:37:00

When Mahen Bonetti started her own film festival showing African films some called her a dreamer. Now her dream is a reality.

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