At least 10 killed in South Africa bus crash

At least 10 killed in South Africa bus crash

At least ten people died after a bus traveling from South Africa's Cape Town to the Eastern Cape overturned in the early hours of Thursday morning, traffic officials said.

Son who slaughtered S.African family handed 3 life terms

Son who slaughtered S.African family handed 3 life terms

A young South African man convicted of slaying his wealthy parents and brother and maiming his sister in a frenzied axe attack was handed three life sentences on Thursday.

Son found guilty of murdering South African family with axe

Son found guilty of murdering South African family with axe

A South African judge on Monday found a man guilty of killing his wealthy parents and brother in a frenzied axe attack that also left his sister severely injured.

Rains in drought-hit Cape Town cause minor flooding

Rains in drought-hit Cape Town cause minor flooding

Heavy rain over the last 24 hours has blocked roads and disrupted traffic in South Africa's drought-hit Cape Town, city officials said on Thursday.

World water forum opens after dire UN warning

World water forum opens after dire UN warning

The world must race to avert disastrous loss of water supplies, Brazil's President Michel Temer told a conference on Monday, after the UN said some 5.7 billion people may run short of drinking water by 2050.

Tempers flare at Cape Town water collection point

Tempers flare at Cape Town water collection point

Tensions are mounting at a natural spring in Cape Town that is popular with residents forced to contend with water restrictions due to severe drought, the city council said on Wednesday.

Drought-hit Cape Town tightens water targets

Drought-hit Cape Town tightens water targets

Struggling to cope with its worst drought in a century, Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city and a major tourist hub, last cut water consumption targets in October.

Durban stripped of 2022 Commonwealth Games

Durban stripped of 2022 Commonwealth Games

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will no longer take place in Durban, South Africa, the BBC and other British media reported on Monday.

South African woman jailed for kidnapping newborn in 1997

South African woman jailed for kidnapping newborn in 1997

A South African court handed down a 10-year prison term to a woman who kidnapped a newborn baby and raised her for 17 years before an astonishing coincidence reunited the girl with her biological family.

South Africa revives 'extinct' zebra subspecies

South Africa revives 'extinct' zebra subspecies

In a spectacular valley less than two hours' drive north of Cape Town, a small herd of animals provides the chance to travel back in time over more than a century.