South Africa

This is a great thing coming out of South Africa. They have managed to turn weapons of destruction into tools of healing. The American Foreign Press reports: South Africa has transformed apartheid-era nuclear weapons into a tool for detecting cancer and heart disease, with a new technology that could ease global worries about nuclear arms […]

While the debate over how to best tackle the spread of HIV is alive and well in South Africa, a Pastor in Cape Town has taken the topic to a controversial new level by claiming that Jesus Christ was HIV positive.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a “moral titan” who will be missed as he formally retires from public life Thursday on his 79th birthday. Obama says the Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been a voice of principle, an unrelenting champion of justice and a dedicated peacemaker. Tutu […]

The sheriff arrived at the factory here to shut it down, part of a national enforcement drive against clothing manufacturers who violate the minimum wage. But women working on the factory floor — the supposed beneficiaries of the crackdown — clambered atop cutting tables and ironing boards to raise anguished cries against it. “Why? Why?” […]

Gcobani Mndini, a shy, lanky 17-year-old, said he was already a gangster by the time he started ninth grade. His small gang, which called itself the Tomatoes, was robbing people, fighting over girls and getting high on Jack Daniel’s and marijuana.

Swaziland’s King Mswati has been betrayed by his childhood friend, Justice minister Ndumiso Mamba, who was caught sleeping with one of his young wives, Nothando Dube.

South African white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche has been murdered, local media reports say. Mr Terreblanche, 69, was beaten to death on his farm in the north-west of the country, the reports said. Two people are said to have been arrested. Mr Terreblanche, who campaigned for a separate white homeland, came to prominence in the […]

Anti-retroviral treatments (ARVs) and universal testing could stop the spread of Aids in South Africa within five years, a top scientist says.

From BBC.com: Anti-retroviral drugs used to treat HIV/Aids are being bought and smoked by teenagers in South Africa to get high.