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GlaxoSmithKline Fires Executive Who Raised Race Complaint In South Africa: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Britain's biggest drugmaker, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, fired an executive from its South African unit for refusing to appear for a performance review, which was called a week after he complained of racial discrimination in the workplace, Bloomberg reported, citing company documents. Show More Summary

POD-Indawo: Small living South African style

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A team of designers and architects based in South Africa has produced this charming prefabricated tiny home designed especially for the climate and conditions of their country. The versatile POD-Indawo can operate on or off-grid, and...Show More Summary

SABMiller, Coca-Cola And Local Firm To Create African Bottler

LONDON (Reuters) - SABMiller Plc, The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments (GFI) are combining their soft drinks bottling operations in South and East Africa to create a group with $2.9 billion in revenue across 12 fast-growing markets. Show More Summary

Inside the Battle Over Girls, 4, Switched at Birth

On a day in 2010, two South African mothers each gave birth to a girl at a Johannesburg-area hospital—but they unknowingly took the other's child home after nurses mistakenly switched them. The error came to light last year, when one of the mothers sued her former partner for child...

The Met Museum Nets Major Collection of Outsider Art from the South

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum has just received gift of 57 works by African American artists from the southern United States from collector William Arnett's Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

Els Dreams of Carrying South African Flag at 2016 Olympics

3 days agoSports / Golf : On Par

Ernie Els is dreaming of holding aloft the South African flag at the opening ceremony when golf returns to the Olympics in Brazil in 2016, he said at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

A burglar's plans got thwarted by a terrifyingly tiny dog.

4 days agoOdd : Happy Place

"Run! There's a microscopic dog!" The thing about little dogs is that the smaller they are, the less aware they are of how small they are. So, if this South African burglar had the good fortune of trying to break into a home that was...Show More Summary

How To Stream Your Favourite Live Sports for Free Online

Has there ever been a time when you’ve found yourself somewhere in the wwworld outside the South African time one and your favourite live sports was being played but the country you’re in doesn’t show cricket, rugby or even tennis? You...Show More Summary

Died This Day: Raymond Dart

image Dart (Feb. 4 1893 - Nov. 22, 1988) was an Australian-born, South African physical anthropologist. In 1924, working with students in the Taung limestone South Africa, they discovered the first Australopithecus africanus. Dubbed "missing link" at the time, skull is also known as the 'Taung child', and was only three years old at the time of death. More on Dart here

Crocodile Stalks And Attacks Lion In South African River

Tourists in South Africa recently captured astonishing footage, as an unsuspecting male lion faced off with a crocodile when it entered the predator’s aquatic domain. According to Grind TV, the video was captured from the H10 bridge near the Lower Sabie River in South Africa’s Kruger National Parks. Show More Summary

South African activists reflect on parallels between life under apartheid and Israel/Palestine today

In the midst of Israel’s latest seven-week military assault on Gaza, up to 200,000 people took to the streets of Cape Town, South Africa to march in solidarity with the Palestinian people--in what many say was the largest single protest that country has seen since the mass movements that overthrew apartheid. Show More Summary

Indigenus: Contemporary High-End Planters are Made of Sustainably Sourced Materials

Design entrepreneur Peter van der Post developed Indigenus, a line of beautifully crafted high-end planters that can stand alone as works of art, even without a botanical occupant. Designed by award-winning South African designers, the Indigenus line is constructed

A Brief History of People Thinking Google's Loon Balloons Are UFOs

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Some South African sheep got a nasty little surprise earlier this week when a Google-branded internet balloon came tumbling down from the heavens to say hello. The sheep are in good company, though. Because this happens—a lot. And fortunately for the conspiracy theorists among us, this means all the UFO fodder their chemtrail-addled brains can handle. Read more...

Lunch with two great South African wines, and a good northern Rhône

Had a lovely long lunch yesterday. It was at Bread Street Kitchen, part of the Gordon Ramsay empire, located next to St Paul’s Cathedral. The dining room is huge. Really huge. Impressively huge. It’s beautifully finished in a faux vintage, semi-industrial style, but it’s really noisy. We could hardly hear the waitstaff as they talked to [...]

Jeremy Loops Finds Room for Growth in ‘Skinny Blues’ (Exclusive Video)

South African singer Jeremy Loops premieres his video for "Skinny Blues" on Speakeasy.

Record high 1,020 rhinos poached in South Africa

The South African government scrambles to thwart illegal killing and save what remains of its threatened rhino population

FCB's Giant Eco-Civic Project Would Create a South African Flag Visible From Space

FCB South Africa is running an idea up the flagpole. A really big idea. In fact, the idea is ginormous. And its main component is a South African flag so large, it will be visible from space, 30 miles above the Earth. The Giant Flag project was put in motion last month by Guy Lieberman, the agency's head of green and social new business development. Show More Summary

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