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South Africa floods, mudslides kill 33, children missing

Durban - The death toll from floods and mudslides that crushed homes in the South African port of Durban on Tuesday has risen to 33, with reports of children missing and scores of people displaced, authorities said.

Interracial couples stand out in post-apartheid S.Africa

Johanesburg - Less than 40 years ago, Mpho Mojapelo and his wife Cheryl might have gone to jail.

One-horse South African town still scarred by 'racist' murder

Coligny - Not many people had heard of Coligny in South Africa's North West province until 2017, when the murder of a black teen by two Afrikaner farmers revived the demons of racism and inequality.

South Africa still waiting on post-apartheid promises

Johanesburg - The election 25 years ago of South Africa's first black president, the late Nelson Mandela, who inspired the struggle against apartheid, was a time of soaring hope that the bruised country would reconcile after decades of discrimination and inequality....

Anger at poor public services 25 years into South Africa democracy

Soweto - Inside the conical brick tower looming over Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, Busi Hlatshwayo thoughtfully studies 10 giant bronze slabs announcing the core principles of South Africa's Freedom Charter.

13 killed in church collapse in South Africa

Johanesburg - Thirteen people were killed and 16 injured when part of a church collapsed on worshippers following a violent storm near the eastern South African city of Durban, officials said Friday.

S.Africa graft scandals overshadow ruling ANC's election bid

Johanesburg - With less than four weeks to go until South Africans vote in a general election, corruption scandals again threaten to tear open old rivalries within the long-governing African National Congress.

Rhino poacher crushed by elephant, devoured by lions in S.Africa

Johanesburg - A suspected rhino poacher was trampled to death by an elephant and his body devoured by lions in South Africa's Kruger National Park, officials said Monday.

S.Africa's Zuma won't seek MP seat, party list shows

Johanesburg - Former South African president Jacob Zuma will not seek a place in parliament in the May 8 elections, the ruling party has said, surprising those who expected him to try to stage a comeback.

US 'expects' S.Africa to hand over ex-Mozambique minister

Johanesburg - The United States said Tuesday it expects South Africa to hand over Maputo's ex-finance minister, held since December on a US warrant over corruption allegations -- despite a separate request from Mozambique.

Zuma used intel services to target Ramaphosa: probe

Johanesburg - Former South African president Jacob Zuma used the country's intelligence services for his own political and personal interests, most notably against his successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, a government report charges.

Poor South African savers ruined by bank collapse

Thohoyandou - "As treasurer of my stokvel, I had to go to the bank almost every day to find out what is happening," said Annah Muambadzi, 65, of the panic that gripped her savings club.

White farmers jailed for murder of black teen in South Africa

Mafikeng - A South African court on Wednesday handed jail terms of 23 and 18 years to two white farmers who murdered a black teenager suspected of stealing sunflowers in a remote farming community.

Zimbabwean activist charged with subversion over protests

Johanesburg - Zimbabwean activist Rashid Mahiya has been arrested and charged with subversion following violent anti-government protests that rocked the country last month, his lawyer said Tuesday.

S.Africa court mulls Mozambique ex-minister extradition

Johanesburg - A South African court started hearing arguments on Tuesday on whether Mozambique's ex-finance minister, held since December on a US warrant, can be extradited and if so, to where.Manuel Chang, 63, was arrested at Johannesburg's O.R.

S.Africa power cuts darken ANC's election outlook

Johanesburg - Power outages across South Africa this week have blown up into the biggest political threat facing President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling ANC party three months away from elections, analysts say.

S.Africa's tough choice: Land redistribution or mining investment?

Cape Town - South Africa's government faces a tough balancing act as it tries to attract foreign investors into the key mining sector while also pledging to seize land without paying compensation.

S.Africa president fires gun for May 8 election, vows growth

Cape Town - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday announced general elections would be held on May 8, as the ruling ANC party looks to reverse falling popularity due to weak growth, unemployment and corruption.

Five arrested in S.Africa over Zuma-era graft allegations

Johanesburg - Five suspects, including South Africa's former chief financial officer for prisons, were arrested on Wednesday in the latest move against alleged government corruption under former president Jacob Zuma.

Land, jobs are top priorities for radical S. African party

Soshanguve - The far-left South African EFF party unveiled Saturday its programme for legislative elections in May, with land expropriation and jobs at the top of the list.
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