- Dubai to open 2016-17 IRB Sevens season in December Updated: May-25-16 1:45 am
SYDNEY - Fiji will begin defense of its IRB world sevens title on Dec. 2-3 when the opening tournament of the 10-round, 2016-17 season is held at Dubai, followed a week later at Cape Town.
- Poor South African boys find an escape in sandboarding Updated: May-18-16 9:08 am
ATLANTIS, South Africa - Every Friday afternoon, some South African boys head for the sand dunes that surround Atlantis, a poor area on Cape Town's outskirts where drug gangs operate and shootings occur regularly. There, they slide and skid down the slopes on boards, forgetting for a while the hard streets where crime ensnares many young men.
- Brawl erupts in South African parliament; lawmakers ejected Updated: May-17-16 11:00 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African opposition lawmakers who tried to disrupt remarks by President Jacob Zuma in parliament brawled with guards who ejected the protesters from the building.
- South African man paralyzed after being tossed from train Updated: May-11-16 1:33 pm
JOHANNESBURG - A 27-year-old South African man who was thrown from a moving train after resisting a group of assailants is paralyzed from the waist down, prompting a flow of donations for what is expected to be a long, costly rehabilitation.