South Africa.

Fewer Rhinos Were Poached Last Year, But Should We Be Celebrating?

Rob Brandford | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Rob Brandford

Official figures released in South Africa have shown a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached in 2015. In the first decline since 2007, offic...

Rhino Species At 'Tipping Point', Thanks To Latest Court Ruling

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK

South Africa's high court has upheld a decision to legalise domestic sales of rhino horn, signalling the "tipping point" towards extinction for the sp...

Bricking It: Why South Africa's Politics Matters in Global Capital Markets

Lucy James | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics
Lucy James

Rewind about five years, and you couldn't escape the proclamations that a new financial and political order was about to be set by a group of promisin...

Apartheid Ideas Highlighted in Social Media

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Zenobia Ismail [2013] is doing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Sch...

This Woman Live-Blogged Her Rape Ordeal To 27,000 People

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK

Warning: this story contains details some people may find disturbing A woman has live-blogged her alleged rape ordeal on Instagram, minutes after s...

How to Join The Hunt and Plan a Family Safari

William Gray | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents
William Gray

If watching David Attenborough's The Hunt on BBC has inspired your children, why not consider taking them on a family safari next year? Although Africa has its fair share of challenges when it comes to travel, it also has several destinations that are ideal for families. Our twins were just four when we first took them to South Africa.

Prince Harry Falls From Horse Twice In Polo Match

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.11.2015 | UK

Prince Harry has had a dramatic fall from his polo pony as he played in a South African fundraising match - then lost his seating a second time as the...

Undercarriage Collapses As British Airways Plane Crash Lands In South Africa

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

The undercarriage on a British Airways plane has collapsed after a crash landing at Johnannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. Pictures from t...

Newlyweds Drown On Honeymoon Days After 'Best Day Ever' Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK

Newlyweds who tragically drowned on their South African honeymoon had described their wedding six days before as the "best day ever". John Rodgers,...

White Students Stood In The Path Of Police Tear Gas To Protect Black Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Onlookers at a tuition fee protest in South Africa were almost moved to tears after white students formed a human shield around black demonstrators to...

Oscar Pistorius Released From Prison A Day Early

AP | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee runner who fatally shot his girlfriend in 2013, was released from prison and placed under house arrest on Monday n...

A Life Dedicated to Fostering Sustainability Leadership

Polly Courtice | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK
Polly Courtice

2015 is a year that I dearly hope will be remembered as a turning point in our determination to assure the long-term health, wealth and security of pe...

Rhino Poaching Documentary Shows The True Extent Of The Illegal Wildlife Trade

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

A surge in demand for rhinoceros horn and pangolin scales across East Asia has led to an "epidemic" level of poaching in South Africa. As the numb...

Pottery, Ubuntu and Idea of a Global Village

Bukky Olaleye | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Bukky Olaleye

The Monknine potteries are a family owned business that for forty years have been making decorative pots. According to their literature, they ensure that their products are made from natural, healthy and Eco friendly materials.

Police Find 21 Parts Of Female Genitalia In Man's Home Freezer

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

A Danish gun shop owner has been detained after 21 pieces of female genitalia were found stored in his home freezer. 63-year-old Peter Frederiksen,...

Future Visions of Johannesburg: How Creative Technology Is Changing the City's Identity

Beatrice Pembroke | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Beatrice Pembroke

The residencies are based in the dynamic area of Braamfontein, a hub for art, music and good food. Earlier that day I'd taken part in a 'market hack' just behind Neighbourgoods Market, with street stalls, demonstrations and activities for public audiences to try cutting-edge, creative electronic and design tools.

South Africa Begin World Cup With 'Biggest Shock In Rugby History'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.09.2015 | UK Sport

Japan has beaten South Africa in the Rugby World Cup, in what is being called the biggest ever upset in the tournament and one of the biggest in sport...

Fair Game?

simon baldwin | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
simon baldwin

Huberta was a hippo, thought to have been born in 1928 on South Africa's Zululand coast. She made the news because, unlike other hippos, she liked to wander. By her journey's end, she had traveled well over a thousand miles. The media of the day reported her progress - she was a celebrity in her own right. When Huberta was shot dead, it caused an outcry.

Jailed Oscar Pistorius' Release Date Has Been Postponed

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

South Africa's Department of Justice says it is putting Oscar Pistorius' release from prison on hold until his case is reviewed again by a parole boar...

Bic's Latest Advert Really Takes The Sexist Biscuit

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The chain of command at Bic South Africa was well and truly asleep over the weekend as this mind-blowing ad was somehow given the OK... That's ...

Breeding Cruelty - The Problem With Lion Tourism in Africa

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Neil D’Cruze

The death of Cecil the lion has caused global public outrage, the like of which has never been seen before. On World Lion Day it is also important to remember the many thousands of lions whose welfare, and perhaps very existence, remain under threat from the unethical tourism taking place in Africa today.

This Baby Rhino's Reaction To Cars After His Mum Is Killed Is Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

A baby rhino whose mother is believed to have been killed by poachers can be seen trying to adopt passing cars as a substitute for his real parent, im...

Badass Lions Halt Traffic To Capture, Kill And Devour Prey

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

Two male lions have been filmed hunting and pouncing on a kudu amidst traffic in northeastern South Africa. The antelope found itself helpless at t...

Shocking Video Shows Shark Attack On Surfing Champion Mick Fanning

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

A champion surfer has escaped unharmed after he was attacked by a shark on live television during the final of the J-Bay open competition in South Afr...

South Africa

Joanne Dwyer | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Dwyer

People were welcoming and warm and quick to laugh. Almost nothing happened on time. Meetings started when they started and went on longer than expected. African Time existed in the Western Cape, too; it reminded me in this way of a less eccentric Kenya.