S Africa`s ANC dissociates itself from anti-Indian song

South Africa`s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has dissociated itself from a racist song which calls for local Indians to "go back across the sea or face action."

Building collapse kills 8 in South Africa

Eight South African workers died on Monday when a building under construction collapsed, and more people were feared trapped under the rubble, emergency workers said.

Woman strips naked to hug Mandela statue in South Africa

A woman stripped naked in Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg and caressed a huge statue of the liberation hero as astonished bystanders looked on, local media reported Wednesday.

Peace walk held to mark Gandhi`s departure from South Africa

A five kilometre peace walk was organised here on Sunday as part of an event to commemorate the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi`s departure from the shores of South Africa to India.

UN reveals 21 million workers in forced labour worldwide

An estimated 21 million workers are in forced labour globally, the United Nations has revealed.

The United Nations` labour agency said forced labour produces illegal profits of 150 billion dollars a year, as it appealed for global eradication of the abuse.

South Africans queue up to vote in post-Nelson Mandela polls

Millions of South Africans on Tuesday turned in extremely high numbers braving the threats of disruption and sporadic violence to exercise their franchise in an election widely expected to return the ruling ANC to power, 20 years after anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela first took power in 1994.

S Africa`s Zuma says didn`t ask for controversial house revamp

South Africa`s President Jacob Zuma said he did not ask for multi-million dollar state-funded makeover of his private house after an ombudsman found that he unduly benefited from the renovations.

Five illegal miners found dead in South Africa

South African emergency workers said they had discovered the bodies of five illegal miners outside an abandoned gold mine, a week after the high-profile rescue of two dozen other illegal miners.

South Africa union official held for attempted murder

South African police on Tuesday arrested two men, including one union official, in connection with a brutal attempted murder linked to the country`s rolling platinum strike. 

Eight trapped S Africa gold miners are dead: Union

Eight of the nine gold mineworkers trapped underground in a shaft west of Johannesburg have been found dead, the National Union of Mineworkers said on Thursday.

Nelson Mandela leaves $4 million estate to family, staff and ANC

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has left his USD 4.1 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local schools, according to a reading of his will on Monday.

`S Africa opposition parties to unite against ANC at polls`

South Africa`s main opposition party will unite with a smaller party led by charismatic leader Mamphela Ramphele to challenge the ruling ANC in upcoming general elections, a party source said on Tuesday.

Nelson Mandela`s grandson in court on assault charges

Nelson Mandela`s grandson, a member of the South African parliament, appeared in court charged with assault on Thursday, after an altercation with a teacher late last year.

Two S African protesters said killed by police

South African police officers allegedly shot and killed two protesters during a demonstration today over poor delivery of state utility services in a town near the capital Pretoria, police said.

Murder of four-year-old girl shocks South Africans

An incident of rape and murder of a four-year-old girl in a South African town has caused a wave of shock and fury in the country.

Murder of four-year-old girl shocks South Africans

An incident of rape and murder of a four-year-old girl in a South African town has caused a wave of shock and fury in the country.

Iran arrests man on charges of spying for Britain

Iran has arrested a man on charges of spying for Britain, state media reported.

Egypt announces referendum date for new constitution

Egypt`s interim president Adly Mansour has said a referendum on a new draft constitution would be held next month.

President Pranab Mukherjee returns from Johannesburg

President Pranab Mukherjee returned here on Wednesday from Johannesburg where he attended a memorial service for South Africa`s anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

Sonia, Swaraj share lunch table in Johannesburg

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj Tuesday had lunch together at a five-star hotel here soon after attending the memorial service of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.