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Burglars target Interpol building in South Africa, again

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 12:58

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.

South African doctors give wrong patient heart surgery

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 18:18

Local media said 83-year-old Rita du Plessis was being treated for a respiratory infection, but ended up in theatre for a procedure to remove excess moisture around her heart.

Two held for killing South Africa farmworker `with oranges`

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 18:14

Two farmworkers have been arrested for allegedly killing a colleague by pelting him with oranges, South African police said Wednesday.

2nd ODI: Wayne Parnell stars as South Africa ease to series victory against Zimbabwe

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 23:47

Wayne Parnell took three wickets and contributed some handy runs as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs in the second one-day international to clinch the three-match series on Tuesday in Bulawayo.

Building collapse kills 8 in South Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 01:28

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.

African Bank rescue rekindles bailout fears

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10:50

South Africa`s decision to rescue a small lender seen as neither "too big" nor "too interconnected" to fail shows that taxpayers worldwide may have to accept that bank bailouts are here to stay.

Dewani `fit to stand trial` for murder of wife in South Africa

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 14:59

An Indian-origin British businessman accused of murdering his of his Indo-Swedish wife during their honeymoon in South Africa in 2010 is fit to stand trial, a Cape High Court ruled on Friday.

Brendan Taylor hopes Zimbabwe performance leads to more Tests

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 15:33

After a year without test cricket, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor praised his side`s competitiveness against top-ranked South Africa that suggests they deserve a greater share of the international calendar.

South Africa pummel Zimbabwe by nine wickets in one-off Test

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 00:01

Dane Piedt recorded the best figures by a South African spinner on his debut as the tourists wrapped up a nine-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.

Graeme Smith named director of South African T20 tournament

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 19:35

Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith has been appointed tournament director for the country`s domestic Twenty20 competition, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Tuesday.

Controversy in South Africa over hospital with Gandhi link

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 05:08

A controversy has erupted in South Africa over a proposed housing development project at a hospital site where Mahatma Gandhi worked as a volunteer during the outbreak of plague a century ago.

Quake shakes central South Africa, one dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 18:38

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit central South Africa on Tuesday, killing at least one man who died when a wall collapsed on top of him, according to emergency services.