Tutu blasts govt for 'humiliating' South Africa

Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Saturday blasted the South African government for humiliating the country by allowing the president to get away with spending $24 million of taxpayers` money on home improvement work.

South Africa brings in tough entry rules for children to curb trafficking

South Africa will impose tough new entry rules for minors from Monday aimed at preventing child trafficking, which airlines and travel agents say could hurt the important tourism industry.

South Africa government denies any misconduct over 2010 World Cup
South Africa government denies any misconduct over 2010 World Cup

The South African government on Thursday denied any wrongdoing over allegations that huge bribes were paid during the process to select the host country for the 2010 World Cup.

Calls for Sepp Blatter to quit as global anger builds after FIFA scandal
Calls for Sepp Blatter to quit as global anger builds after FIFA scandal

FIFA`s veteran president Sepp Blatter faced angry demands to resign after US indictments and arrests of top lieutenants engulfed the football supremo in crisis heading into an annual congress Thursday.

South Africa says bribery claim `baseless`
South Africa says bribery claim `baseless`

South Africa has dismissed as "baseless" allegations made Wednesday in a US indictment that the country paid $10 million (nine million euros) in bribes to host the 2010 World Cup.

South Africa allegedly paid $10 mn to host World Cup: US
South Africa allegedly paid $10 mn to host World Cup: US

South African officials paid more than $10 million in bribes to host the 2010 World Cup and handed over a briefcase stuffed with $10,000 stacks of banknotes in Paris, a US indictment alleged Wednesday.

Saudi execution surge `very disturbing`: UN rapporteur

A surge in executions by Saudi Arabia is "very disturbing" and bucks the global trend, a UN special rapporteur told a news agency on Wednesday.

Rhino poaching continues unabated in South Africa
Rhino poaching continues unabated in South Africa

South Africa has lost 393 rhinos this year, despite intensified efforts to protect the endangered animal from poaching, according to official data.

South Africa Opposition set for first black leader Mmusi Maimane

Members of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance voted today at a congress expected to elect the party's first black leader in what has been billed as a watershed moment for the mostly white party.

South Africa opposition set for first black leader

 Members of South Africa`s opposition Democratic Alliance voted Sunday at a congress expected to elect the party`s first black leader in what has been billed as a watershed moment for the mostly white party.

South Africa strike season looms after attacks on migrant workers

South Africa`s annual season of labour strikes often turns violent, but a recent wave of deadly xenophobic attacks has heightened fears that this year`s protests could fuel further aggression towards migrant workers.

South Africa lead three-way fight for Sevens title
South Africa lead three-way fight for Sevens title

South Africa are out in front, but far from out of sight, as they continue their pursuit of a first World Sevens Series title in six years when the penultimate leg of this season`s edition takes place in Glasgow this weekend.

Indian-origin man in S Africa charged with murdering wife

An Indian-origin professional cage fighter in South Africa has been charged with brutally murdering his 29-year-old wife by shooting her on the face in the couple's luxurious mansion.

South African Police arrest nearly 200 immigrants in post-attacks raid

 South African police arrested 198 illegal immigrants in a raid in Johannesburg on Thursday, officials said, after a spate of xenophobic attacks that has thrust millions of foreign workers into the spotlight.

One dead, 241 injured in South Africa train collision

At least one person was killed and more than 200 were injured after two commuter trains collided in a suburb of South Africa`s biggest city Johannesburg on Tuesday, train operator Metrorail and emergency services said.

One dead, 90 injured in South Africa train crash: Officials

 A train driver was killed and at least 90 other people injured Tuesday when two crowded commuter trains collided in Johannesburg, South African officials said, adding that emergency teams had cut one woman free from the wreckage.

PM Modi greets people of South Africa on their Freedom Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to the people of South Africa on their Freedom Day and remembered Madiba (Nelson Mandela) who strived to bring a better tomorrow for his people.

African quake rescue experts ready to leave for Nepal

 South African's rescue and relief organisation 'Gift of the Givers' is ready to go to Nepal with specialised equipment to provide assistance after the powerful earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people.

Nigeria recalls diplomats from South Africa over attacks

Nigeria is recalling its top diplomats in South Africa because of "ongoing xenophobia targeting foreigners," said a government statement.

Relationship between India, South Africa deeply rooted in history: President Pranab Mukherjee

Extending his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of South Africa on the eve of the country's freedom day on April 27, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said the relationship between both nations is deeply rooted in history, and over the years, has evolved into a strategic partnership.