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S.Africa's new ANC leader Ramaphosa aims to fight corruption

He also said he would aim to expedite job creation, improve the lackluster economy and speed up the transfer of land to black people.

Cyril Ramaphosa: tycoon, negotiator... and S.Africa's next leader?

During his business career, Ramaphosa held stakes in McDonald's and Coca-Cola and made millions in deals that ...

South Africa's new export is Miss Universe

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, edged out her rivals from Colombia and Jamaica to take the crown.
November 27, 2017 | 11:18 am GMT+7

Horror at how S.Africa let 141 mentally-ill patients die

The patients were taken from the hospital, badly mistreated at unlicensed health facilities and then died.
October 29, 2017 | 08:32 am GMT+7

Ballet in South African bush to raise awareness of rhino poaching

Ballet dancers perform at a conservancy in Limpopo province to raise funds for rhinos orphaned as a consequence of South Africa's ongoing poaching crisis.
September 26, 2017 | 02:36 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese rhino horn smuggler nabbed in South Africa

The man was caught by customs officers in possession of about $466,000 worth of rhino horn.
June 16, 2017 | 10:25 pm GMT+7

S.African drug smuggler delays potential death sentence in Vietnam with psychiatric test request

The alleged cocaine trafficker claims he has schizophrenia in the face of Vietnam's tough drug laws.
May 19, 2017 | 09:15 am GMT+7

Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life - study

Fossils could be  the earliest known specimens of the branch of life to which humans belong.
April 25, 2017 | 08:13 am GMT+7

South Africa's top court lifts ban on domestic sales in rhino horn

Critics are concerned that domestic rhino horn buyers could illicitly supply markets in Vietnam and China.
April 06, 2017 | 08:10 pm GMT+7

Elephants are insomniacs, sleeping just 2 hours a night

Elephants sleep standing or lying down, influenced by temperature and humidity rather than sunrise or sunset.
March 02, 2017 | 09:24 am GMT+7

South Africa says domestic rhino horn trade on ice, takes issue to top court

South Africa's department of environmental affairs said on Wednesday an on-again-off-again moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn had been reinstated after it appealed to the ...
June 09, 2016 | 07:54 pm GMT+7

Chinese fishermen detained in South Africa

Some 100 Chinese fishermen are in South African custody after fisheries officials discovered 600 tons of squid in their possession.
May 25, 2016 | 02:40 pm GMT+7