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5 Reasons Cape Town Is The Best Place To Be Right Now

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel

While we think Cape Town is always beautiful, a particularly superb time to visit is actually right now. October means springtime in South Africa, off...

365 Paintings for Ants, A Miniaturist Project by Artist Lorraine Loots

Gareth Pon | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Gareth Pon

Lorraine Loots, a miniaturist painter from Cape Town, South Africa started a 365 day project on the 1st of January 2013. She decided to do one miniatu...

20 Photos Of Africa That Aren't Just Trees Or Sunsets

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.21.2014 | Travel

This is, apparently, what everyone thinks Africa looks like. News flash: It doesn't. And because we're nearing summer when our minds are getti...

Meeting with Ela Gandhi - An Interview with the Granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi

Nicolas Rossier | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Nicolas Rossier

Ela Gandhi is the granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi, also known as 'Mahatma' (great soul) Gandhi, the man who famously led Indians to independence from their British colonizers in 1946. She was born in 1940 in the Phoenix Settlement in the Inanda district of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Cape Town's Buzzing Wine Festival

Mark Sissons | Posted 03.27.2013 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Many of South Africa's townships have come a long way since the dark days of apartheid when these marginalized residential areas assigned to non-whites were bywords for despair, poverty, disease, oppression and violence.

What London Toilets And Cape Town Parking Lots Have In Common

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 09.22.2012 | Travel
Sadie Dingfelder

I have more bad news about the U.S. economy. Three times, over two days, on two different continents, I couldn't give my American dollars away.

Who Wants to Silence Zanele Muholi?

Chika Okeke-Agulu | Posted 07.28.2012 | Arts
Chika Okeke-Agulu

Something terrible happened in Cape Town, South Africa, on April 20. Some unknown persons broke into the studio/home of Zanele Muholi, the photo artis...

WATCH: Brit Ignores Warnings, Mauled By Great White Shark

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

British expat Michael David Cohen lost his right leg below the knee, and suffered traumatic bites to his left in a shark attack in Cape Town, South Af...

Lee Speigel

UFOs Exist ... At Least On Google Earth, If You're Gullible

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 09.25.2011 | Weird News

At first glance, Google Earth has given us the smoking-gun UFO photos many of us have been waiting for all our lives. On second glance, it's back ...

South African Apartheid-Era Defense Minister Dies, Says Family Friend

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- A family friend says one of South Africa's apartheid-era defense ministers has died. Gert Opperman says Magnus Malan died Monday morn...

PHOTOS: A Day In Fun-Loving, Historic Cape Town

Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel

Cape Town, and all of South Africa, rose to prominence once again with the World Cup last summer. And for good reason: Cape Town's stunning location a...

Race Row Threatens Power For South African World Cup

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Daniel Howden, The Independent An ugly race row has left South Africa's national power company leaderless and is threatening to turn the lights ou...

Cape Town's Scariest Inhabitants Ahead Of 2010 World Cup: Baboons

AP | COURTNEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Visitors to South Africa's premier holiday destination who are worried about becoming victims of the country's high cr...

Mendel Kaplan, 'giant in the Jewish world,' dead at 73

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Leading South African-Israeli philanthropist Mendel Kaplan died Thursday in Cape Town after suffering a stroke on Tuesday. He was 73. ......

Refugees: South Africa's New Apartheid

Alex Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Matthews

The senseless anarchy that rocked South Africa may have calmed but, tragically, the hatred lingers and the tensions remain.

Mothers2Mothers: HIV-Positive Women Mentor Others

Razoo | Razoo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

In 2003, Robin Smalley was a 51-year-old TV producer in Los Angeles who longed to do something more. She found her inspiration while visiting Dr. Mit...

South Africa Election: ANC Leads In Preliminary Results

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's governing party set off fireworks and popped fizzy bottles of champagne Thursday as ballots were counted in the co...

South Africa Election: ANC Party Expects Big Win

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Lines of South African voters snaked around dusty fields, up misty hills and around gritty urban neighborhoods Wednesday, all for...