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Beer deal moves closer to fruition

South Africa’s Competition Commission announces conditional approval for brewer AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller. ||| Johannesburg - The world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, gained conditional approval on Tuesday for itsShow More Summary

Review: Air Canada International Maple Leaf Lounge Toronto Airport

As I mentioned in a previous installment, I was being rerouted on this trip due to my London to Johannesburg flight being canceled. The concierge in Vancouver was extremely helpful, though when I left Vancouver I still didn't have my...Show More Summary

Captain Wanyama salvages draw for Kenya

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama converted a penalty to earn Kenya a 1-1 home draw with Tanzania on Sunday in a warm-up match ahead of 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.  A crude tackle just inside the box...Show More Summary

South Africa police deny Gordhan inquiry moved to new unit

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's elite Hawks police unit denied on Sunday a report that an investigation involving Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, which has helped to weaken the rand, has been transferred to another part of the force.

9 Thoughts On South African Airways Business Class

In the past week I've taken four flights in South African Airways business class, from Frankfurt to Johannesburg to Cape Town to Johannesburg to London. Having just gotten off the last sector, the flights are still fresh in my mind. While I'll have a much more detailed report, I figured I'd share my "big picture" takeaway from having flown with SAA. Show More Summary

There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee, that little present...

There’s nothing like a good cup of coffee, that little present you give yourself first thing every morning (and sometimes all day long). Barista Dayne Levinrad at The Grind Coffee Company in Johannesburg, South Africa makes coffee extra-special by serving it in a chocolate-coated ice cream cone. Show More Summary

Meet 8 Women on Instagram Proudly Flaunting Their Unique Birthmarks

During Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg South Africa last March, budding fashion model Kgothi Iman Dithebe made history. A local newspaper in South Africa acknowledged her on their front page with a headline that read, "Scarred Model On The Runway." That scar is actually a birthmark spread across one side of her face. Show More Summary

South African A330 Business Class In 10 Pictures

Good morning from London! Last night I flew from Johannesburg to London on South African Airways, a flight which was operated by an Airbus A330-200. As some of you may recall, my outbound flight from Frankfurt to Johannesburg was operated...Show More Summary

South African lion _ veteran of 2 escapes _ gets new home

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African lion who escaped twice from a national park since last year is being moved to another park where, officials say, there is little chance of a breakout. The national parks service says the male lion dubbed Sylvester will be transported Friday from Karoo National Park to Addo Elephant National […]

South Africa's Standard Bank taking action after ATM heist in Japan

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Standard Bank is taking action after criminals in Japan stole millions of dollars from automatic teller machines using fake credit cards from the lender, its joint CEOs said on Thursday. The criminal...Show More Summary

Uber to expand Africa operations

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Uber is expanding in Africa. The ride-hailing company said Thursday that it plans to start operating in the capitals of Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania within a month. Uber already operates in the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and five cities in South Africa — Johannesburg, […]

Born Free: Hip-Hop in Johannesburg

We traveled to South Africa to see the new generation of hip-hop artists that have emerged and are re-defining what it means to be "born free."

Africa's $31 billion fashion industry profiled in 'Fashion Cities Africa'

Nosmot Gbadamosi writing for CNN:...a new exhibition and book explore fashion and street style in four major African cities - Johannesburg, Casablanca, Lagos and Nairobi."I wanted to capture a sense of the breadth and scope of the African fashion Renaissance through the prism of these four cities," says the book's editor, Hannah Azieb Pool.

2 killed in South African protests against eviction

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities say two people have died in violent protests by residents opposing plans to evict them from makeshift homes in an area north of Pretoria. Witnesses said some roads in Hammanskraal were blockaded with rocks and burning tires Tuesday morning after protests erupted a day earlier. Citing police, South African […]

South Africa's Zuma appeals against corruption charges ruling

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma is appealing against a court ruling that corruption charges against him should be reinstated, his office said.

HRC Global Participates in Pan Africa ILGA in Johannesburg

Post submitted by Jean Freedberg, Deputy Director, HRC Global A cheer went up in the room on Tuesday at the biennial meeting of Pan Africa ILGA (PAI), the regional grouping of the International Lesbian and Gay Association in Johannesburg, South Africa. Show More Summary

We Traveled the World -- And Took Funny Animal Mugshots Along the Way

Let me start off by saying that animal portraiture is a lot harder than it looks. We knew this from the many hours we spent "dog stalking" back home at some of Johannesburg's many parks. Anyone remember @PixelPaws on Instagram? Yes, that was our first "shot" at moving-target photography. Show More Summary

South African court gives green light to domestic trade in rhino horn

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed a government bid to keep a seven-year ban in place on the domestic trade in rhino horn, an industry group said on Monday.

City councilman from Alabama shot in robbery in South Africa

By The Associated Press (AP) — A city councilman from Mobile, Alabama, is in stable condition after he was shot in the face in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the weekend. News outlets report C.J. Small was shot on Saturday when a tour bus he was riding on was ambushed and people on board were robbed. […]

ATM scam: Japan and SA to work together

Japanese police will work with SA authorities to probe an ATM scam that cost Standard Bank around R300m. ||| Johannesburg - The Standard Banking Group has suffered a gross loss estimated at R300 million following a sophisticated co-ordinated...Show More Summary

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