SA must condemn Uganda gay law – SAHRC – News24

News24Explore the vibrant restaurants, bars and cultural life of Johannesburg before heading off for… Now R251.00 buy now. Johannesburg – South Africa must speak out against homophobic Ugandan legislation, the…

Paralympian Pistorius murder trial to be conditionally televised in S. Africa – Xinhua

XinhuaJOHANNESBURG, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — The upcoming murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be partially broadcasted in South Africa, a high court ruled on Tuesday. Pistorius is scheduled to…

Desmond Tutu condemns Uganda’s proposed new anti-gay law – The Guardian

The GuardianIn condemning Uganda’s proposed new law, Desmond Tutu again equated discrimination against gay people with the the horrors of Nazi Germany and apartheid-era South Africa. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP. Archbishop…

McDowell, Els lucky to be around at Match Play – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldErnie Els, of South Africa, removes his hat after his win on the 17th hole in his match against Jason Dufner during the third round of the Match Play…

200 miners trapped underground in South Africa – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukRescue services in South Africa are trying to reach more than 200 illegal miners reported trapped underground in an abandoned gold shaft in a suburb 20 miles east of Johannesburg.…

South African rescuers try to reach over 200 illegal miners – Reuters

ReutersBENONI, South Africa (Reuters) – South African rescuers were trying to reach more than 200 illegal miners reported trapped underground in an abandoned gold shaft in a suburb just east…

Mayor Parker makes sure South Africa knows how great Houston is – Houston Chronicle

Mayor Parker makes sure South Africa knows how great Houston isHouston ChronicleThe mayor is accompanied by state Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), City Councilman Jack Christie and officials from Houston-area companies…

Small plane crashes near Johannesburg, three dead – Press Trust of India

Press Trust of IndiaJohannesburg, Feb 3 (AFP) A light aircraft crashed today at Johannesburg’s Lanseria airport in South Africa, killing all three people aboard, an official at the city’s second…

Ugandan president slams gays while refusing to sign anti-gay bill – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign into law a tough anti-homosexual bill passed by parliament last month. But the tone of his remarks…

Scientists Film African Tigerfish Preying On Birds In South Africa’s Schroda Dam – International Business Times

International Business TimesAvivorous behavioral strategies adopted by Hydrocynus vittatus in the Schroda Dam man-made lake. Journal of Fish Biology/onlinelibrary.wiley.com. While it’s well established that aquatic animals such as sharks and…

South Sudan peace negotiations stall over agenda – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesPRETORIA, South Africa — Face-to-face peace talks between warring parties in South Sudan were stalled Saturday, government officials and rebel delegations said, dashing hopes of a swift end…

Rwandan leader accused in killing of ex-spy chief – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The body of Rwanda’s former spy chief has been found, possibly strangled, in a hotel in South Africa, police said Thursday. Rwandan dissidents accused President Paul…

Stunning Comets Discovered! They Are Seen In Every Century [Video] – Design & Trend

Design & TrendMost spectacular Comet ISON, which had been billed as a possible “comet of the century,” turned out to be such a dud. A photograph of the Great Comet…

Justine Sacco Racist AIDS Tweet Leads To #HasJustineLandedYet On Twitter

Justine Sacco is in big trouble, both with her employer IAC, which owns OKCupid, and with the Twitterverse. Ms. Sacco issued a Twitter tweet that was racist and offensive to…

Goodbye Madiba: Nelson Mandela laid to rest in hometown in Qunu – Indian Express

Indian ExpressMandela Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela, left, watches as military soldiers stand at attention over former South African President Madela’s casket before his burial in his home village of…

Nelson Mandela buried at Qunu ancestral home – BBC News

BBC NewsNelson Mandela’s body has been laid to rest in a family plot, after political and religious leaders paid tribute to South Africa’s first black president at a state funeral…

Mandela laid to rest in Qunu, ending journey that transformed South Africa – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Nelson Mandela was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu on Sunday, marking the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president who transformed…

Mandela funeral – latest updates – BBC News

BBC NewsThousands of South Africans – and several heads of state and government from around the world – have congregated in Mr Mandela’s home village of Qunu. Since his death…

Nelson Mandela to be buried in Qunu ancestral home – BBC News

BBC NewsNelson Mandela is to be buried in his ancestral home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape, ending a week of commemorations for South Africa’s first black leader. Some 4,500…

With a hole in its heart, South Africa buries Mandela – Reuters

ReutersQUNU, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa buries Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one momentous chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded…

Mandela’s Body Flown to Home Province for Funeral and Burial – New York Times

New York TimesMTHATHA, South Africa — The body of former President Nelson Mandela was flown from Pretoria, where he had lain in state for three days, to this city in…

Mandela’s Remains Transferred to Air Base – ABC News

ABC NewsThe remains of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela have been transferred to Waterkloof air base for a farewell from the African National Congress. The military handed over Mandela’s flag-draped coffin…

South Africa Looks Into Claims of Interpreter’s Criminal Past – New York Times

New York TimesQUNU, South Africa — The South African government said on Friday that it was looking into news media reports that the man hired to provide deaf interpretation at…

Thousands unable to pay respects to Mandela – USA TODAY

USA TODAYQUNU, South Africa — As the government puts final touches on Nelson Mandela’s funeral here, this usually quiet, rural village has come alive with activity. But while the increase…

Report: S. African interpreter accused of murder in 2003 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe South African government says it is investigating the ‘fake’ sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, according to the Associated Press. Here’s what we know about the situation…

S Africa investigates ‘fake signer’ security checks – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Africa’s deputy disability minister says the government is investigating how a man who faked sign language at the Mandela memorial was given security clearance. Thamsanqa Dyantyi, who stood…

Mandela memorial: From ‘rainbow nation’ to ‘rain boo nation’ – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Jacob Zuma’s booing at the Nelson Mandela memorial is a topical issue here in South Africa, with local media leading with headlines such as “Rain boo nation”. Calling…

‘We became a friend of the nation’ – Mandela’s impact on SA’s police – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Africa’s former police commissioner has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela’s contribution in helping to rebuild the country’s police force. George Fivaz was appointed by Mr Mandela to transform…

Steel statue honoring Mandela to be unveiled – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPRETORIA, South Africa — Just a short downhill walk from where Nelson Mandela’s body rests for a final public viewing, a new steel statue is about to rise in…

Nelson Mandela’s casket goes on public view – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPRETORIA, South Africa — Thousands of people waited in long lines Wednesday to pay their respects to South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela, whose body arrived in the country’s…

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter branded ‘fake’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe sign language interpreter used at Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela was being called a “fake” by the Deaf Federation of South Africa. Please get RID of this…

South Africans Celebrate First Black President, but Boo the Current One – TIME

TIMEThousands, including dozens of global dignitaries, piled into Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. But when current President Jacob Zuma took the stage, he was…

Quotes from the Nelson Mandela service – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTens of thousands of world leaders, family members, friends and mourners crowded into FNB Stadium in Johannesburg in the cold rain Tuesday to pay tribute to South Africa’s anti-apartheid…

President Obama Speech At Nelson Mandela Funeral: Transcript

President Barack Obama spoke at the funeral for Nelson Mandela today, and The White House provided a transcript of his remarks. They appear below. President Obama spoke at First National…

Crowds Mass in South Africa to Bid Farewell and Honor Mandela – New York Times

New York TimesSOWETO, South Africa — In an outpouring of praise, memory and celebration, scores of leaders from around the world, including President Obama, joined tens of thousands of South…