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'The Bold and The Beautiful' actors to visit South Africa

Johannesburg - On October 21, three cast members of the popular, daytime Emmy-winning series, "The Bold and The Beautiful," will be visiting South Africa.

Review: Michael Phelps races Great white shark in South Africa open water Special

South Africa - 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps has raced a Great white shark in South Africa. The race with the shark was assisted with the help of computer simulation.

Two lions, rescued from circuses, are poached in South Africa

Two lions who were rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru last year and transported to South African wild have been killed by poachers in Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary.

Worst drought in over 100 years hits Western Cape in South Africa

Cape Town - Premier Helen Zille has declared the Western Cape province a disaster area on Monday due to the relentless drought. Zille asked residents to manage their water supplies more efficiently as the South African region tries to cope with the drought.

South Africa advances plans to make sale of rhino horns legal

South Africa's government is advancing draft legislation that would allow the domestic trade and limited export of rhino horns, alarming conservationists around the world.

South African parks to ban animal apps

Mobile apps, designed to share information about animal sightings have become "a major cause for concern," according to the South African agency responsible for operating national parks.

Brawling in the House? One way to curb legislative violence Special

Midrand - The South African Constitutional Court has said police may not be called into the National Assembly to remove MPs from the House even when they are causing a disturbance.

Op-Ed: Hungarian delegation visits South Africa and Namibia Special

Midrand - Three countries — South Africa and Namibia on the one hand, Hungary on the other — separated by language, culture, history and most of all, geography, renewed their ties last week on both the official and the unofficial level.

Leopard hunt banned in South Africa

For the first time in decades, hunters will not be able to participate in the leopard hunt for the 2016 season due to South African's ban.

Two lions and 110 vultures poisoned at Kruger Park in S. Africa

On Wednesday, officials said two lions and more than 100 vultures died in South Africa's Kruger National Park. The animals died after eating a poisoned elephant carcass.

South Africa to ease visa norms to boost tourism

Pretoria - In a bid to boost its tourism sector, South Africa is looking to ease visa norms, which were tightened 18 months ago in 2014.

South African mayor grants 16 girls virginity scholarships

Almost always scholarships for higher education are granted for academic and sports related accomplishments to students who excel in some school related function.

Review: Soul/reggae singer Natty prepares to 'Release the Fear'

The San Francisco-born thirty-something, who moved to London at the age of one, reached the Top 20 with his debut LP, "Man Like I," in 2008. Is the follow-up worthy of similar success? Digital Journal found out.

Freeing Africans from tyranny one phone at a time Special

In Africa, where roads are often impassible and conflict has put whole swaths of territory off-limits, the Internet is playing a pivotal role in bringing people together.

Lion mauls illegal hunter to death in South Africa

An illegal hunter, along with his two dogs, was killed by a lion on a private game farm in the Limpopo area of South Africa, close to Kruger National Park Thursday.

UK honeymoon couple drowned at Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay - A British couple who were married just six days before have drowned on their South African honeymoon in Plettenberg Bay. The bodies of the couple were found separately by passing members of the public, washed ashore on Robberg Beach Friday.

South Africa student demo over university fee hikes: Photo Essay Special

Pretoria - South Africa is being rocked by student protests over high tuition fees and lack of government promises to provide free education, yet the big demonstration at Pretoria's Union Buildings had a carnival atmosphere.

Former home of Oscar Pistorius to become a 'party house' [Video]

Pretoria - The former security estate home of Oscar Pistorius is to be made into a party house. In a video, viewers are taken on a tour of what is better known as an infamous “murder house.”

Johannesburg gym boots pro-Palestinian activist Muhammed Desai

Johannesburg - A South African man wearing a pro-Palestinian T-shirt supporting a boycott of Israel was kicked out of a Johannesburg gym on Wednesday.

'Blood Lions' exposes South Africa's canned hunting industry

A new documentary sheds light on the highly controversial but perfectly legal practice of commercially breeding lions for 'canned hunts' in South Africa.

South African Christian 'prophet' makes followers eat live snakes

Pretoria - The leader of a controversial South African church who previously made headlines by commanding his followers to drink gasoline and eat human hair is now ordering his flock to eat live snakes.

Review: 'Chappie' is jack-of-all trades, master of none Special

A sci-fi movie that's a weird melange of Robocop, Call of Duty, Short Circuit, and a Michel Gondry music video all in one. Clearly, Chappie suffers from an identity crisis.

South Africa salutes its military Special

Potchefstroom - The 2015 edition of Armed Forces Day, the third in a row of the current series has been held in the city of Potchefstroom in the North West Province, 115 kilometres (72 miles) southwest of Johannesburg.

Interview with Jimmy Brown of UB40 Special

The drummer with the reggae giants, who have been making music since the late 1970s, gave Digital Journal the lowdown on the band's plans for 2015.

Richtersveld National Park: At one with nature in South Africa

Nature and wildlife lovers looking for a different and exciting experience in the wilds of South Africa will love the amazingly beautiful Richtersveld National Park, located up in the Northern Cape, close to the Namibia border.

Giraffe dies after hitting an over bridge in highway travel

A giraffe has died after smashing its head into a low overpass while it was being transported in a truck with its head sticking out along a highway in South Africa.

Take a trip down the Garden Route in South Africa this year Special

While it’s still summer right now in the northern hemisphere, it won't be long until things change, and South Africa goes from being rather chilly to very pleasantly hot and sunny. It’s time to start planning ahead for your Garden Route tour.

Review: KONGOS triumph on new single 'Come With Me Now' Special

Alternative rock band, KONGOS, originally from South Africa, excels on their single and music video for "Come With Me Now."

Baby rhino scared to sleep alone after mother killed by poachers

After witnessing the brutal death of his mother, Gertjie the baby rhino cried inconsolably and was unable to sleep. Not quite four months old, he is too young to fend for himself.

Eat your heart out: Jealous ex is 'king' and dines on man's heart

Cape Town - Police were called to the home of Nomonde Soloshe where a Zimbabwean man was found stabbing a knife and fork through the chest of Soloshe's current boyfriend as he ate the man's heart, muttering 'I am king.'
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La Rose B&B in the colourful Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town, South Africa - The Rose Room.
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People wave South African national flags as the cortege carrying the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela passes through the city centre of Pretoria, December 11, 2013
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One of many billboards put up by the DA to remind the public who imposed the e-tolling atrocity upon them
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Soccer City stadium in South Africa during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 World Cup
Soccer City stadium in South Africa during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 World Cup
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UNHCR tents at a refugee camp following episodes of xenophobic violence and rioting during 2008 Olifantsfontien road, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Monumental stalagmite & stalactite formations dramatically lit with spotlights in the Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, South Africa.
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March against Monsanto - Cape Town on May 25  2013 -  When you look into the faces of these little o...
March against Monsanto - Cape Town on May 25, 2013 - "When you look into the faces of these little ones, it's them it's all about! We have to protect the food supply!" Nicky Newman
Nicky Newman
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A panoramic view over the Victoria Basin at the V&A Waterfront - note the thin layer of cloud on the mountain. Often cloud drapes the top of Table Mountain in what is called the "table cloth."
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An online World Cup calendar, from Marca.com
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March against Monsanto - Cape Town on May 25, 2013 "Doing it with humor! Love this performance artist!" Nicky Newman
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Nik Rabinowitz & Tats Nkonzo
Ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn  Western Cape  South Africa
Ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa
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South African President Jacob Zuma gestures before making a speech during Nelson Mandela's national memorial service in Johannesburg, December 10, 2013
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The old harbor in Hermanus  Overberg whale route  South Africa.
The old harbor in Hermanus, Overberg whale route, South Africa.
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South African President Jacob Zuma
South African President Jacob Zuma
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President Jacob Zuma and Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu salute the march past.
President Jacob Zuma and Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu salute the march past.
The bohemian and fascinating Long Street of Cape Town  South Africa.
The bohemian and fascinating Long Street of Cape Town, South Africa.
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Nelson Mandela  former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
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March against Monsanto in Cape Town  South Africa on May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Cape Town, South Africa on May 25, 2013
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