South Africa struggles to tackle obesity

Dec 19, 2014

South Africa struggles to tackle obesity

by Tiisetso Motsoeneng

At lunchtime outside South Africa’s biggest shopping mall, hungry workmen in hard hats pour out of a building site to buy cheap loaves of bread and jumbo bottles of fizzy drinks. They are joined by middle-class office workers, forming long queues at fast-food restaurants ...

Briton acquitted of South Africa honeymoon murder

Dec 9, 2014

Briton acquitted of South Africa honeymoon murder

The family of a Swedish citizen who was killed on her honeymoon in Cape Town said they will have sleepless nights for the rest of their lives, after her husband was acquitted of the murder. Shrien Dewani was found not guilty on Monday by ...

Nov 28, 2014

South African rhinos are moved to safer areas

South African National Parks said it has completed the first phase of moving rhinos in the Kruger National Park to safe areas after deaths from poaching surged to a record. SANParks, as the state parks organization is known, said it moved 29 rhinos to ...

Oct 25, 2014

Runner Mulaudzi killed in car crash

Former 800-meter world champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday while traveling to an athletics meet, the spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma said. He was 34. Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said Mulaudzi was killed in an accident while ...

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Sep 12, 2014

Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, having escaped the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and the Olympic and Paralympic track star could face a lengthy prison sentence. The 27-year-old double amputee, who became one of ...

From 'Superman' to broken man: Pistorius

Sep 12, 2014

From 'Superman' to broken man: Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius — a champion athlete who beat the odds to inspire millions worldwide, or a dangerously volatile man with a penchant for guns, beautiful women and fast cars? Both versions of South Africa’s double amputee Paralympic hero were pored over in minute detail ...

Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

Sep 11, 2014

Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

The judge in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial appeared to be heading for a culpable homicide finding Thursday after ruling out both premeditated murder and murder verdicts in the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympic athlete’s girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said prosecutors have ...