South Africa

Barack Obama dancing in Kenya is exactly what your week needs

Before delivering a moving speech in South Africa, Barack Obama let loose in Kenya. The former president casually showed off a few dance moves while visiting a youth centre from his half-sister Auma Obama's Sauti Kuu Foundation yesterday. His step-grandmother Sarah, 96, joined in on the fun, <i>People</i> …

Southern Africa

Obama: Don’t Silence People Just because They’re ‘White’ or ‘Male’

President Barack Obama cautioned listeners against embracing identity politics during a speech in South Africa Tuesday, calling on them to instead …

Conservative View

'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah accused of racism after insisting that France's World Cup champs are really from Africa

Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central's “The Daily Show,” is facing accusations of racism after calling the French national soccer team, which won the World Cup last week, a team from Africa because most of its players were black.<p>“Africa won the World Cup,” Noah said in a segment Monday about …

Celebrity News

NOT KIDDING: The pot is now calling the kettle black!

So this happened today:<p>BREAKING: Obama notes 'utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down.'<p>— …

Conservative View

Cape Town scraps R8-billion Foreshore project

Cape Town has scrapped its multi-billion rand plan to revitalise the Foreshore and resolve the problem of the city centre’s unfinished freeways.

Cape Town

Becoming Chinese: how South Africa-born Mrs Hong Kong integrated into local culture | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>Country girl</b> I was born on July 1, 1975, in a small diamond-mining town called Namaqualand, and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Country life – …

Hong Kong

Trump leaves Obama out in the cold in SA

The Mandela 100 commemoration became a mini battlefield in the ongoing US political war this week, as the Trump administration ordered that Barack …

Donald Trump

The Deep History Behind Barack Obama’s Speech for the Centennial of Nelson Mandela’s Birth

When Barack Obama delivers the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg on Tuesday, to mark this week’s centennial of the late …

Southern Africa

iPhone footage captures South Africa vintage plane crash

TERRIFYING mobile phone footage has emerged from inside a doomed vintage plane that crashed in South Africa last week, killing two people and leaving …

Southern Africa

100 Nelson Mandela facts for his 100th birthday

Nelson Mandela, whose successful struggle against South Africa’s apartheid system of racial segregation and discrimination made him a global symbol …

Southern Africa

South Africa, Obama mark Mandela centennial with charity

South Africans along with former U.S. President Barack Obama were marking the centennial of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth on Wednesday …

Southern Africa

MTN Is Said to Mull Sale of West African Units in Markets Cull

MTN Group Ltd.’s sale of its Cyprus unit is just the start of a broader exit from small or problematic markets, with the Liberian unit leading a …

West Africa

Michelle Obama Had a Great Excuse For Skipping Barack Obama's Historic Speech in South Africa

Just two short years ago, Michelle and Barack Obama were at the forefront of American politics—like, they were pretty much <i>the</i> most influential people …

Michelle Obama

Many South African jobs could soon be automated, and the country isn't prepared

Businesses around the world are cottoning on to the value of transferring labour from human workers to machines. Automation can increase efficiency …

Technology (Africa)

A review of Mandela’s legacy

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” Nelson Mandela was a man who …

Southern Africa

Opinion: The Nelson Mandela in us all

Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 today and political copycats are falling over themselves to add a bit of his luster to their own bespoke suits. …

Southern Africa

City cancels proposal requests for CT Foreshore Freeway development

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town’s City Manager has, upon receiving legal advice, taken the decision to cancel the Request for Proposals (RFP) for …

Cape Town

ANC ashamed after employee is implicated in cash heist

<b>The African National Congress (ANC) is deeply embarrassed by the arrest of a Luthuli House employee, who is believed to have been involved with a</b> …

Southern Africa

Obama: 'Utter loss of shame' among politicians

Former US President Barack Obama mounted a passionate defense of democracy in a speech in South Africa a day after his successor, Donald Trump, was heavily criticized for a humiliating news conference with Vladimir Putin.

South African Politics

Sam Warburton announces shock retirement

Wales captain Sam Warburton will retire from all rugby with immediate effect.<p>The 29-year old has not played since leading the British & Irish Lions …

South African Rugby

Watch: Obama Warns Against Populist Bigotry In South Africa Speech

Obama spoke at length about the state of global affairs and the backlash to democracy.The post Watch: Obama Warns Against Populist Bigotry In South …

Southern Africa

Barack Obama is as frustrated as you are with strongman politics in Africa

In the era of president Donald Trump, Africa has slid far off the White House’s agenda, so former president Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya and South Africa this week has been met with a great sense of nostalgia.<p>During his presidency Obama championed stronger ties with the continent, not least of all …

Barack Obama

Mandela's legacy being questioned by Robert Mugabe

During the Heroes Day celebrations in Zimbabwe last month, the country’s president Robert Mugabe made some critical remarks about the legacy of …

Southern Africa

Nelson Mandela’s letters detail his 27 years as the world’s most famous political prisoner

"The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela," edited by Sahm Venter; Liveright (640 pages, $35)<p>As a Times correspondent in South Africa during the final …

Southern Africa

Never-Before-Seen Drawings by Nelson Mandela Unveiled on His 100th Birthday

Nelson Mandela drawing. Photo by Grant Warren. Courtesy of WeTransfer and The House of Mandela Art.He endured 27 years in prison, helped end …

Nelson Mandela

MGM elicits howls of protest as it sues victims of Mandalay Bay shooting

Los Angeles — MGM Resorts, owner of the Las Vegas hotel that was the scene of the worst mass shooting in modern US history, has sued victims of the …

Business (South Africa)

Hiring of “teagirl” sparks protest in Uitenhage

Protests erupted on Tuesday after a “teagirl” was employed at a sewer pipe installation project in Gunguluza, Uitenhage.<p>Angry residents arrived at …

News (South Africa)

'Africa won the World Cup?': French players (and Obama) have final word

Ever since France won the World Cup on Sunday evening a row, with racist undertones, has been bubbling over.<p>It has mainly been occurring outside …

France

Our President thinks Obama can't dance?

Yesterday the 16th annual Nelson Mandela lecture took place in Johannesburg and there was one very special guest speaker. Mr Barack Obama, the former …

Lifestyle (South Africa)

Tackling graft through a strong criminal justice system

2018-07-18<p>Can South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa contribute to Nelson Mandela’s vision, and improve the chances of his own New Dawn becoming a …

African Politics