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Gaza and Soweto: Why South Africa Is Calling on Israel to Cease Gaza Ground Offensive

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

On June 16, 1976, some 20,000 students rose up to protest in the slum of Soweto on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

Gaza and Soweto

By Juan Cole On June 16, 1976, some 20,000 students rose up to protest in the slum of Soweto on the outskirts of Johannesburg. Here is a summary of the June 18…

Modern Classic: Custom 1968 Prsche 912

Gavin Rooke in Johannesburg, South Africa, owns a Porsche 912 that even makes Porsche know-it-alls stop and stare. It’s a fully restored 1968 shell, but the rest of the vehicle’s components span decades. The 1974 2.7-liter Porsche motor...Show More Summary

Bad Boy Bobby Locke, Part 6: A Prickly Personality

3 days agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

I asked John Coyne why he called Bobby Locke a "bad boy." Coyne said, "Locke wasn't liked on the PGA Tour. They blackballed him. Also, he was fired from his first pro job in Johannesburg." In this series, read how the South African golf legend made enemies by beating America's best. Show More Summary

Bad Boy Bobby Locke, Part 5: Trouble at Home and Abroad

I asked John Coyne why he called Bobby Locke a "bad boy." Coyne said, "Locke wasn't liked on the PGA Tour. They blackballed him. Also, he was fired from his first pro job in Johannesburg." In this series, read how the South African golf legend made enemies by beating America's best. Show More Summary

Support iThemba Tower: Soaring Art Installation Made with 5,000 Plastic Bottles to Promote Recycling in South Africa

We are a team of South African artists who wish to support the people of Troyeville in downtown Johannesburg to raise up “iThemba Tower.” This is a 30 meter-high permanent art installation made with over 5,000 recycled plastic bottles (that will be a larger

South African Park Considers Rhino Evacuation

(JOHANNESBURG) — Officials at Kruger park, South Africa’s flagship wildlife reserve, are considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the park in an attempt to protect them from poachers. Kruger spokesman William Mabasa said Monday that no decision has been made on the plan. Mabasa says the idea would be to “spread the…

Mandela mementos to go on sale at the Stephan Welz & Co. auction house in Johannesburg

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A collection of unusual items signed by anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela are to go under the hammer on Thursday, on the eve of the former South African president's birthday. Among the 202 lots on sale are an array of kitsch items,Show More Summary

Belgacom ICS furthers Africa reach with Johannesburg point of presence

Belgacom International and Carrier Services (BICS) is moving to improve its interconnection capabilities in Africa by establishing a point of presence in Johannesburg, South Africa.

25 Hurt as Crazy Turbulence Hurls Fliers to Ceiling

A flight bound for Hong Kong today offers a pretty good argument for wearing your seatbelt. Some 25 passengers on a South African Airways jet from Johannesburg were hurt amid some serious turbulence, the South China Morning Post reports. The shaking was so strong that "most of the injured hit...

Oscar Pistorius Got Into Some Shit At A Club

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Oscar Pistorius was definitely out at a Johannesburg nightclub on Saturday night, and definitely had some sort of altercation with another patron. That much both sides can agree upon, but that's about it. Read more...

Bailed Pistorius in nightclub bust-up

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Weeks before final arguments in his murder trial, double amputee sprinter back on front pages after altercation at trendy Johannesburg club.

Oscar Pistorius In Fracas At South Africa Nightclub; Man Says Paralympian Insulted His Friends, President

Oscar Pistorius was involved in a nightclub Fracas in Johannesburg over the weekend — with differing versions of how the confrontation went down. The paralympian, who’s on trial for the… READ ON

Africa Business Class Fares at Over Two-Thirds Off!

Several airlines are offering business class fares between Canada (mostly Toronto, but also Calgary and Edmonton) and both Capetown and Johannesburg, South Africa for $1362 plus taxes and fees, roundtrip. That comes out to be about $2500 once you include fuel surcharges. Show More Summary

Dubai: Four Seasons Will Open in Dubai and Jo'burg in December

2 weeks agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

And so the expansion of Four Seasons Hotels continues apace: we told you about Moscow (we?re still in shock over the prices), Boston round two, Kyoto being years off but in progress, and now Dubai (above) and Johannesburg are opening at the same time later this year. Show More Summary

Pistorius gets into nightclub argument

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was in an altercation at an upmarket nightclub over the weekend, his family said Tuesday.

Pistorius accosted at nightclub, family says

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius recently visited a nightclub with a cousin and was accosted by a man who aggressively questioned him about his murder trial, his family said Tuesday.

Nadine Gordimer in The New Yorker

2 weeks agoNews : News Desk

On Monday morning, news came that Nadine Gordimer, who won the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, died Sunday, in Johannesburg. She was ninety years old. Over the decades, Gordimer wrote dozens of pieces for The New Yorker. Her first, a short story called “A Watcher of the Dead,” was published in 1951. Show More Summary

Anti-Apartheid Novelist Nadine Gordimer Dead at 90

South African author Nadine Gordimer, known for her unflinching look at apartheid in her works, passed away Monday in Johannesburg at the age of 90, the New York Times reports.

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel laureate, activist, dies

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nadine Gordimer was first a writer of fiction and a defender of creativity and expression. But as a white South African who hated apartheid's dehumanization of blacks, she was also a determined political activist in the struggle to end white minority rule in her country.

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