Surfer fights off shark during televised competition in South Africa

Jul 20, 2015

Surfer fights off shark during televised competition in South Africa

Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday. Three-time world champion Australian surfer Mick Fanning was struck by the shark from behind ...

S. African model revels in her albinism

Jun 28, 2015

S. African model revels in her albinism

Thando Hopa grew up in the shade, her porcelain skin protected by long sleeves and sunscreen until the day the South African decided to fight prejudice against albinos by becoming a model. Petite and born with an inherited depigmentation of her skin from head ...

Jun 20, 2015

Stowaway found alive on Johannesburg-London flight

A suspected stowaway was found unconscious on a flight from Johannesburg after the plane landed in London on Thursday, and a second man may have died falling out of the same flight, British police said Friday. The man found alive is believed to be ...

Court ruling on Sudan's al-Bashir leaves South Africa 'in a fix'

Jun 15, 2015

Court ruling on Sudan's al-Bashir leaves South Africa 'in a fix'

South Africa will have to defy its own judiciary or risk the wrath of other African nations if the High Court orders the government to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on war crimes and genocide charges. Judge Hans Fabricius told the government Sunday ...

Pistorius to be released from prison Aug. 21, go under house arrest

Jun 9, 2015

Pistorius to be released from prison Aug. 21, go under house arrest

Oscar Pistorius will be released from prison for good behavior on Aug. 21 and go under house arrest after serving just 10 months for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South Africa’s department of corrections said Monday. “He’s behaving himself very well,” Acting National Commissioner of ...

Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

Apr 21, 2015

Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in South Africa

Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life. Holding her 1-year-old daughter in her arms, Agnes Salanje from Malawi said she ...