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Kenny Solomon wins African Championship, becomes 1st South African to earn GM title

Full standings here: http://chess-results.com/tnr154093.aspx Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

Photographing the Crossroads of Life and Death in South Africa

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

From the 1940s, South African photographer David Goldblatt documented the people and landscapes of his country in striking black and white. It was only after apartheid that he felt comfortable with color in his work.

Does Arnold Palmer Know Ernie Els Is Ripping Off His Drink?

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

Reader Charles sends along this beverage he discovered while on vacation, and while it is no doubt delicious and refreshing, "a South African original?" Someone's coming at the King. Read more...

1897 South African Gold Proof 6 Pence may bring $200,000 in Heritage's NYINC World Coin Event

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

A unique 1897 Republic gold proof pattern 6 Pence of South Africa is expected to bring in excess of $200,000+ in Heritage Auctions' World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction held in conjunction with the New York International Coin Show (NYINC) at the Waldorf Astoria, Jan. Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius News: Judge Masipa Allows Appeal

Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled that prosecutors can appeal against the acquittal on murder charges of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. The South African judge said that she was allowing the state's appeal to clarify the application...Show More Summary

A Brief and Confusing History of the Mess That Is South African Airways, An Airline That Wants Etihad’s Help to Survive

If I had a nickel for every time South African Airways needed a turnaround… well, I’d still have less than... Read More

Uber apologizes after South African singer accuses driver of sexual harassment

Uber's bad PR streak continues. Nikki Williams, a South African singer-songwriter, tweeted on Saturday that she had reported an Uber driver for sexual harassment after he allegedly tried to "grab and kiss" Williams in her driveway. See also: Uber is on a rocky route to international expansion Just reported my Uber driver for sexual Harrassment. Show More Summary

Wonderful Color Photographs of Street Scenes from between the 1950s and 1970s

Fred Herzog was born in Germany in 1930. Immigrating to Canada in 1952, he took odd jobs wherever he could find them. He rented a place at a rooming house, which is where he met Ferro Shelley Marincowitz, a South African who also happened to be a medical photographer. Show More Summary

26 Hotels in South Africa to Join Marriott Rewards in February

6 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

Effective as of Monday, February 23, 2015, you can earn, redeem and enjoy full elite level status benefits at 26 participating Protea Hotel properties, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! and African Pride Hotel properties in Johannesburg, Cape...Show More Summary

A YOGtastic week!

The YOG Ambassadors’ success did not stop there, as, on Sunday night at the FINA swimming world championships in Doha, South African swimming sensation Chad Le Clos won a record four gold medals. He made history by winning the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly events, adding to the 200m freestyle win earlier in the day. Show More Summary

Painted portraits of juggalos

6 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

UK born, South African educated painted visited America and produced a series of beautiful portraits of Juggalos. Read the rest

Four new dog breeds added to American Kennel Club

The American Kennel Club has recognized four more dog breeds, including a Spanish fishing dog and a South African guard dog.

The Museum of Modern Art announces an exhibition of Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Modern Art marks the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration, the multi-decade mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North, with the exhibition One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North from April 3 through September 7, 2015. Show More Summary

Video: Here's how to get your mug on the world's fastest car

Next fall, the Bloodhound SSC will line up on a South African plain and try to go faster than 763 miles per hour, the current land speed record. If it does that, then it will try to break its own record one year later by going 1,000 miles per hour. Show More Summary

Air Canada flight diverted after passenger allegedly assaulted flight attendants

A flight was diverted to Halifax, Canada, and a South African passenger was arrested after she allegedly assaulted two flight attendants on the plane traveling from London to Toronto. Air Canada Flight 869 was diverted just after 12 p.m., local time, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, according to police. Show More Summary

Petite Noir ft. Yassin Bey – Till We Ghosts

South African artist Petite Noir, aka Yannick Iluga, lands a guest appearance from Yasiin Bey for a new version of his track “Till We Ghosts”. Check it out below. Spotted: FADER Previously: Mannie Fresh Previews New Yasiin Bey Track “Let’s Go”

Boeing and South African Airways Partner on Biofuel from Tobacco

Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) have announced that they are close to processing the first crop of tobacco plants for jet biofuel production.

The Senate Torture Report as a Truth Commission

It so happens that I have been researching the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission at the same time that the Senate has published an alarming report of abuse and torture committed by Americans in the name of national security. Show More Summary

Three Ways to Experience Culture Shock

Brought to you by South African Tourism As a country rich in both ancient and contemporary history, South Africa’s culture can be experienced everywhere from tribal villages to vibrant cities. No matter where you go and what extreme culture shock you may experience, the warm hospitality of the people will leave you feeling welcome and […]

What does 'being African' look like?

For 20 year's Garth Walker's i-Jusi magazine has explored the visual culture of modern South Africa, inviting designers and artists to respond to key questions about the society they live in. In this Design Indaba film, Walker talks about the magazine and its aims

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