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South Africa: Zuma Playing ‘Russian Roulette’ With Economy, Says Maimane

South African opposition leader Mmusi Maimane has told Newsweek that Jacob Zuma is “playing Russian roulette” with the country’s economy as an ongoing row between the Treasury and South Africa’s elite police unit threatens to blow up. The...Show More Summary

Perfluorinated compounds found in African crocodiles, American alligators

American alligators and South African crocodiles populate waterways a third of the globe apart, and yet both have detectable levels of long-lived industrial and household compounds for nonstick coatings in their blood, according to two...Show More Summary

South Africa: Desmond Tutu Back in Hospital With ‘Infection’

5 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

South African former archbishop Desmond Tutu has been re-admitted to hospital with a recurring infection, his daughter said in a statement. The veteran anti-apartheid campaigner, 84, admitted himself to a hospital in Cape Town Wednesday, according to the statement posted on social media. Show More Summary

South Africa's Zuma says has confidence in finance minister, can't intervene in probe

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday he has full confidence in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is under police investigation over a suspected spy unit at the tax service.

South African opposition calls for debate on Gordhan 'witch-hunt'

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's main opposition party called on Thursday for a parliamentary debate into what it called a "witch-hunt" against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is under police investigation over a suspected spy unit at the tax service.

Leatt Moto and Off-Road Gear Launch

Photo By Sean Klinger This is Leatt's cobranded store in Whistler Village in BC, Canada, one of the Meccas of downhill mountain biking. Leatt is synonymous with neck protection yet over the last few years the South African company has really broadened its gear catalog to include a vast array of limb, joint, and chest protection products. Show More Summary

Gay Couple Make History as Both Father Triplets

These South African men each fertilized an egg and now have triplets.

Gay Couple Make History With In Vitro That Used Both Fathers' DNA

21 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

This South African couple each fertilized a surrogate's egg and now have triplets.

South Africa's Tutu checks into hospital for infection

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Veteran South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu checked into a Cape Town hospital for a recurring infection, his daughter said on Wednesday, a bug that put the former cleric hospital for a week last year.

African bird shows signs of evil stepdad behavior

An African desert-dwelling male bird favors his biological sons and alienates his stepsons, suggests new research. The species is the southern pied babbler, a black and white bird found in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Show More Summary

South Africa: Who Could Replace Jacob Zuma as ANC Leader?

In the wake of its worst election result in more than 20 years, South Africa’s governing party is getting ready for a shake-up at the top. Despite taking more than 50 percent of the vote, the African National Congress (ANC) lost control...Show More Summary

The link between uranium from the Congo and Hiroshima: a story of twin tragedies

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

On August 6 – Hiroshima Day – I participated in a groundbreaking event at the South African Museum in Cape Town entitled The Missing Link: Peace and Security Surrounding Uranium. The event had been organised by the Congolese Civil Society of South Africa to put a spotlight on the link between Japan...

South African assets sink after police summon finance minister

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African assets slumped on Wednesday a day after an elite police unit summoned Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over an investigation into a suspected rogue unit of the tax service, fuelling speculation that there was a plot to oust him.

Gold Medalist Caster Semenya Displays Grace Under Pressure

In a press conference with the medalists in the 800-meter race, journalists tried to focus the conversation on testosterone levels. The out South African runner pushed back.

A movement takes shape to memorialize lynching victims in the U.S.

In the wake of last year’s mass shooting of nine African Americans at South Carolina’s Emanuel A.M.E. Church, a renewed movement arose to remove the Confederate flag from government spaces and Confederate monuments from public display. Supporters of the monuments maintain they are simply emblematic of Southern pride and respect for their ancestors. Show More Summary

South African police summon finance minister Gordhan: source

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been summoned by an elite police division and may face charges in relation to an investigation into a suspected rogue unit of the state tax service, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

South African Caster Semenya's extraordinary story

South Africa's Caster Semenya takes 800m gold, overshadowing past speculation about "being different".

South African opposition beats ANC in vote to govern Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's main opposition party on Monday won control of the local government in Johannesburg, the country's economic hub, unseating the ruling party, which has run the municipal council since apartheid ended 22 years ago.

Gay South African couple becomes first to father triplets

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

For the first time in history, a same-sex couple fathered triplets, their children having DNA from both men.

ArcelorMittal South Africa to pay $110 million to settle anti-trust charges

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - ArcelorMittal's South African unit has agreed to pay a 1.5 billion rand ($110 million) fine for colluding to fix steel prices, the competition watchdog said on Monday. The Competition Commission launched an investigation...Show More Summary

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