- Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash Updated: Aug-30-15 7:22 am
JOHANNESBURG - One of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested, a newspaper in Swaziland reported on Sunday.
- South African prototype may solve solar power problem Updated: Aug-27-15 12:43 pm
JOHANNESBURG - By thinking small, a group of South African scientists may have pioneered solar technology that has stumped Internet giant Google.
- Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish Updated: Aug-27-15 11:07 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction.
- Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18 Updated: Aug-27-15 9:43 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius' parole board review will take place on September 18, meaning the Olympic athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail.
- SAfrica: Mandela's grandson accused of rape, granted bail Updated: Aug-25-15 12:16 pm
JOHANNESBURG - One of Nelson Mandela's grandsons, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl, was granted bail in a South African court on Tuesday.
- Murder conviction for South African police who dragged man Updated: Aug-25-15 11:20 am
JOHANNESBURG - A judge has convicted eight South African policemen who dragged a handcuffed Mozambican man behind a police van of murder.
- South African currency hits record lows Updated: Aug-24-15 12:32 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The prospects of rising interest rates in the United States, coupled with a downturn in the Chinese economy contributed to the South African currency's record drop on Monday, said economists.
- Artist swaps paint for plastic to capture South African life Updated: Aug-24-15 11:22 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African artist Mbongeni Buthelezi is turning discarded bits of plastic into sought-after works of art.
- Sinking currencies point to jitters about emerging economies Updated: Aug-21-15 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The damage spans the globe.
- Decision on Pistorius' release may take up to 4 months Updated: Aug-20-15 11:51 am
JOHANNESBURG - A review board has up to four months to decide whether and when Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison into house arrest, a spokesman for South Africa's justice ministry said on Thursday.
- Desmond Tutu to spend more time in South African hospital Updated: Aug-20-15 11:17 am
JOHANNESBURG - A South African foundation says Desmond Tutu will have to spend two more weeks in a hospital, after being hospitalized for the third time in nearly two months.
- South African cricket team's secret plans end up on Facebook Updated: Aug-19-15 9:09 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The papers outlining secret tactics were meant to be slipped under South African cricketer Dale Steyn's hotel room door on the eve of a game against New Zealand.
- Prince Harry to visit the US, South Africa and Lesotho Updated: Aug-18-15 11:43 am
LONDON - Britain's Prince Harry will visit the U.S. in the fall to promote the Invictus Games, the sporting event for wounded, injured and sick service personnel.
- South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers Updated: Aug-16-15 12:58 pm
PRETORIA, South Africa - South Africans sing and dance when they mourn, which is why a musical is a fitting way to commemorate the police shootings of striking miners three years ago, says the lead actor of "Marikana - The Musical."
- South Africa: 5 dead in crash of ambulance aircraft Updated: Aug-16-15 10:23 am
JOHANNESBURG - A private medical emergency service said all five people on board an ambulance aircraft were killed when it crashed while transporting a patient from Namibia to South Africa.
- South African vet tries novel treatment for injured rhino Updated: Aug-14-15 4:02 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Veterinarians in South Africa have treated an injured rhino whose face was mutilated by poachers last week by fitting it with a bandage made of elephant leather.
- Pen company apologizes for message to South African women Updated: Aug-13-15 9:49 am
JOHANNESBURG - A company famous for its pens marked a public holiday honoring women in South Africa with a Facebook post urging: "Think like a man."
- Prince Harry visits South Africa's flagship wildlife park Updated: Aug-13-15 8:26 am
JOHANNESBURG - Britain's Prince Harry has been on a private visit to South Africa's flagship wildlife park, where poachers have killed rhinos in record numbers and clashed with rangers.
- South Africa counts carcasses as rhino poaching surges Updated: Aug-12-15 10:38 am
JOHANNESBURG - Poachers have killed record numbers of rhinos in South Africa in recent years, but some conservationists believe the toll could be higher than the official figures.
- Finance, venue challenges for Durban 2022 Com. Games bid Updated: Aug-11-15 9:33 am
DURBAN, South Africa - Durban's 2022 Commonwealth Games bid still has "challenges" before it can become the event's first African host, including getting a financial guarantee from the South African government, a bid leader said.
- New study says trade in South African lion bones is surging Updated: Aug-11-15 8:41 am
JOHANNESBURG - Conservationists are warning of a new potential threat to Africa's wild lion population: The increasing use of lion bones to replace tiger bones in traditional medicine in parts of Asia.
- Correction: Africa-The Hunters story Updated: Aug-09-15 9:47 am
JOHANNESBURG - In a story Aug. 3 about big game hunting in Africa, The Associated Press reported erroneously that water buffalo is one of the Big Five of African wildlife. In fact it is simply buffalo.
- South Africa, Namibia criticize airline ban on trophies Updated: Aug-07-15 7:01 am
JOHANNESBURG - Some African countries that allow hunting have criticized a decision by a number of international airlines to ban the transport of parts of animals killed in hunts.
- Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa Updated: Aug-04-15 9:34 am
JOHANNESBURG - Debate is intensifying in South Africa over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions.
- Van der Burgh lowers own world record in 50 breast at worlds Updated: Aug-04-15 3:20 am
KAZAN, Russia - Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa improved his own world record in the 50-meter breaststroke on Tuesday at the swimming world championships.