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Chaos during state of the nation address in South Africa | DW | 13.02.2015

EFF party members were engaged in a scuffle with security officials in less than five minutes into President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address …

South Africa

South Africa parliament ruckus is a noisy new low

Andrew Harding @BBCAndrewH on Twitter<p><b>The clouds were sliding, majestically, down the slopes of Table Mountain.</b><p>There were brass bands outside the parliament below. A red carpet on the cobbles.<p>And a steady procession of dignitaries - all dressed to impress.<p>South Africa does this sort of thing well. …

Martin Luther King had a dream for South Africa too

A long-lost speech from 1964 shows how Martin Luther King Jr demanded the US government divest from South Africa to help bring the apartheid regime …

South Africa Smash-And-Grab Video Goes Viral [Video]

Drivers in Johannesburg, South Africa are constantly warned to keep their windows closed and eyes straight ahead when stopping at traffic lights. The …

South Africa Moves 100 Rhinos To Undisclosed Locations Outside Country To Fight Poaching

By Ed Stoddard<p>PRETORIA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - South Africa said on Thursday that it had moved around 100 rhinos to unspecified neighboring states as part of efforts to stem the illicit slaughter of the animals for their horns.<p>Home to around 80 percent of the global rhino population, South Africa is at …

Two decades after apartheid ended, racial tensions rattling South Africa

Zelda la Grange was the poster child for the "rainbow nation." She was the blonde Afrikaner girl who grew up in a racist pro-apartheid family – and famously became the assistant to Nelson Mandela, who taught her the power of racial reconciliation and forgiveness.<p>But today, after a shocking outburst …

Rhino poaching in 2014: With 100 killed every month, South Africa records worst year

Official figures released by South Africa confirm that 2014 was the worst on record for rhino poaching with a total of 1,215 rhinos poached during …

South Africa do not believe in sledging opponents, says coach Russell Domingo

South Africa coach Russell Domingo has said that his side doesn't believe in sledging their opponents, adding that the ICC's warning would not affect …

It Was a Record Year for Poaching Rhinos in South Africa in 2014

Poachers killed 1,215 rhinos for their horns in South Africa in 2014, another record loss as the country struggles to protect the animals.<p>A majority …

South Africa

Two killed as South Africa township looting spree spreads | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Two men have been shot dead and shops owned by immigrants were looted in South Africa’s biggest city, as unrest following the death of a teenager last week spread in Johannesburg townships, police said on Monday.<p>The two men were killed in the Langlaagte township during a …

South Africa: Ranger Drone aims to stop rhinos being poached to extinction by 2026

A drone designed by students in Catalonia could provide the solution for tackling illegal poaching of rhinos in South Africa and help prevent the …

Son faces questioning over triple family killing in South Africa – reports

South African police are investigating the murder of three members of one family who were found dead in their home on a luxury golf club estate on Wednesday.<p>Martin van Breda, 55, Teresa, 54, and Rudi, 22, were found dead in their home in the De Zalze Winelands estate at Stellenbosch, about 50km …

South Africa

Three members of Perth family killed with axe in South Africa – reports

Three members of a Perth family have reportedly been murdered with an axe at their luxury South African home.<p>Son faces questioning over triple family killing in South Africa – reports<p>Read more<p>Martin van Breda, 55, his wife Teresa, 54, and son Rudi, 22, were found dead at their home at an exclusive …

South Africa

South Africa Is Plagued By Xenophobia And Wide-Spread Violence

Recently, riots and looting have plagued the country of South Africa. Specifically in the cities of Soweto and Johannesburg, as well as their …

Prime Evil: why South Africa is releasing Eugene De Kock

The release of Eugene de Kock, former commander of the notorious Vlakplaas counterinsurgency unit responsible for numerous clandestine assassinations …

Notorious apartheid-era assassin known as 'Prime Evil' is set free in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — 'Prime Evil,' the South African apartheid-era assassin who kidnapped, tortured and killed black activists in the 1980s, has been …