Burglars target Interpol building in South Africa, again

Thieves have broken into the building that houses Interpol and an elite South African police unit in the capital Pretoria for the second time in three weeks, a spokesman said Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius`s defence closes case

Murder-accused South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius`s defence team Tuesday closed its case in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Defence lawyer Barry Roux had Monday asked the court to adjourn till Tuesday, to consult with his team before closing his case, Independent Online reported.

South Africa`s new Cabinet sworn in

South Africa`s new cabinet was sworn in Monday amid criticism for being bloated.

Voting concludes in South Africa polls, counting begins

Voting ended peacefully in the fifth all-race polls in South Africa that are expected to return the ruling ANC to power, 20 years after anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was first elected as president in 1994.

Appeal for calm as South Africa police `kill` protesters

The South African government appealed for calm on Tuesday after police allegedly shot two people dead during violent demonstrations over a lack of water in townships near Pretoria.

Mandela`s 9-metre bronze statue unveiled in Pretoria

A nine-metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled on Monday, a day after the anti-apartheid icon was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu.

Nelson Mandela`s 9-metre bronze statue unveiled in Pretoria

A nine-metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled here on Monday, a day after the anti-apartheid icon was laid to rest in his childhood village of Qunu.

Indian-origin Kathrada pays moving tribute to Mandela

Veteran Indian-origin activist Ahmed Kathrada on Sunday paid a moving tribute to his mentor Nelson Mandela, saying the anti-apartheid icon had united the people of South Africa and the entire world on a scale "never before witnessed in history."

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day

South Africans will get a second chance Thursday to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela, a day after his distraught widow joined thousands of mourners at his open casket.

South African minister condemns child rapes

A South African woman minister has expressed concern at reports of heinous acts of sexual violence against children.

South Africa to sentence 20 extremists for Mandela death plot

A South African court began sentencing today 20 right-wing extremists convicted of high treason for a plot to kill Nelson Mandela and drive blacks out of the country.

South Africa`s Nelson Mandela turns 95, health condition improves steadily

People across the globe joined South Africans in celebrating the 95th birthday of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, with the good news that the ailing peace icon`s medical condition has "steadily" improved from a life-threatening lung infection.

South Africa unites to celebrate Mandela`s 95th birthday

The South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who is in a hospital in Pretoria for lung infection, turns 95 today.

Media asked to leave Mandela hospital Park Street entrance

After Nelson Mandela`s daughter lashed at "crass" media frenzy, South African police asked journalists to leave road outside entrance to Pretoria hospital, where peace icon remains on life support.

Bishop prays for Nelson Mandela`s ‘peaceful, perfect end`

As the South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela remains critically ill in a Pretoria hospital, Archbishop of Cape Town prayed for Madiba, asking for a "a quiet night and a peaceful, perfect, end".

Ambulance breakdown didn’t compromise Mandela’s health: Jacob Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday said that Madiba’s condition remained unchanged and appealed to all to pray for him.

Nelson Mandela in hospital for fifth day

Nelson Mandela remained under intensive care at a Pretoria hospital for a fifth day battling a potentially deadly lung infection.

Guptas` plane broke five laws in South African landing

The chartered plane carrying guests for a wedding in an influential Indian-origin family broke at least five regulations and laws as soon as it landed on an air force base in South Africa.

South Africa suspends protocol officer over Guptagate

South Africa suspended its chief of state protocol Bruce Koloane following incident in which a private chartered plane bringing guests to wedding in Indian origin family landed at air force base.

Nelson Mandela`s family planning birthday celebrations

Family members of Nelson Mandela are planning to celebrate the former South African president`s 95th birthday on July 18 in Pretoria, London and Monaco.