South Africa.

Introducing 'The Toughest Mountain Bike Race on Earth'...

Alfie Pearce-Higgins | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alfie Pearce-Higgins

1,000km can seem like a long way in a car let alone on a bicycle. Add that it is unsupported, off-road mountain biking in temperatures as high as 40C and we're talking about a serious endurance challenge.

Oscar Pistorius GUILTY Of Manslaughter Of Reeva Steenkamp

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a judge in South Africa. The Paralym...

Pistorius Awaits Final Shooting Verdict

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

BREAKING NEWS: Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide (manslaughter) of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will ...

Inside The Home Where Oscar Pistorius Shot Reeva Steenkamp

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

The man who bought Oscar Pistorius' former home where he shot Reeva Steenkamp says he thinks the infamous property was a "good deal". Louwtjie Louw...

Watch Live: Oscar Pistorius Judge Delivering Verdict

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

BREAKING NEWS: Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide (manslaughter) of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has b...

6 Key People Who Have Shaped The Oscar Pistorius Verdict

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius will find out from 11 September whether he is guilty or not guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Sout...

Prosecutor Nel, The 'Bulldog', Lays Into Pistorius In Final Court Showdown

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

After a one-month break, Oscar Pistorius is back in court to hear Chief Prosecutor Gerrie Nel and Defence Advocate Barry Roux lock horns as they prese...

British Woman Believed To Have Been Murdered In South Africa

PA | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK

A "bubbly" and "adventurous" British woman believed to have been murdered in South Africa has been described as a "wonderful lady". Christine Robin...

Giraffe Killed After Hitting Head On Bridge It Was Being Driven Under

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

A male giraffe has been killed after it hit its head on a bridge it was being driven under. The blindfolded animal - which was in the back of an ...

Schoolboy, 9, Renews Vows With Wife, 62 Because That's Not Weird At All

Barcroft Media | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

A nine-year-old schoolboy has renewed his wedding vows with a wife more than 50 years older than him. Sanele Masilela and Helen Shabangu, 62, tied...

The Best of South Africa Gathers in Grahamstown and the Whole World Is Invited

Julian Caddy | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

As Brighton Fringe settles into an agreeable misty haze, my attentions turn to the National Arts Festival of South Africa (3-13 July). And the rest of an all-too-often Eurocentric arts world would do well to do the same.

Oscar Pistorius Has Been Declared A Suicide Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

Oscar Pistorius is now a suicide risk and will be at increasing risk of taking his own life if he does not receive mental health care, his murder tria...

Oscar Pistorius and Gun-Violence: No Happy Endings

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

Once upon a time, everyone loved a happy ending. In a world with endless conflict, with the increased glorification of guns and violence, the question for parents and for young people today is: how do we get to that happy ending?

And Sokratis Makes It 145! 2014 World Cup Has Already Matched 2010 Goals Haul

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Sport

Sokratis Papastathopoulos's stoppage-time equaliser for Greece against Costa Rica was the 145th goal of the 2014 World Cup - equalling the overall tot...

Long-Awaited Oscar Pistorius Mental Assessment Finally Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Sprinter Oscar Pistorius did not have a mental disorder when he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, according to a psychological report released to...

Jealous Ex Kills Man And 'Eats His Heart'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

A jealous and spurned man is accused of taking horrific revenge on his ex by killing her new boyfriend and eating his heart with a knife and fork. ...

Mountain Biker Robbed, Catches It All On His GoPro

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech

Malcolm Fox was nearing the end of a nice relaxing bike ride in South Africa when he was approached by three men, one of which had a gun. They took...

Keep It Real and Do It Right: Why South Africa's Culture Is More Than a Safari Afterthought

Justin Francis | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

So go to South Africa and explore its wilderness and wildlife - it's stunningly beautiful - but definitely don't consider its culture an afterthought. However, each province and its people has such a unique heritage, such a complex, fascinating story to tell that trying to taste every flavour of this rainbow nation in one trip will simply water everything down.

Social Innovation Through Hope Economies: From Addicts to Entrepreneurs

Loren Treisman | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK
Loren Treisman

Bridgetown on the Cape Flats in Cape Town isn't where you'd immediately head to seek out social innovation. High unemployment and poverty have left communities plagued by drug addiction and gang crime; the lack of opportunity leaving many feeling hopeless...

What Has Brazil Learned From South Africa as the FIFA World Cup Approaches?

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Sport
Beth McLoughlin

I am here in Brazil investigating the effects on children, and so far I have seen children suffer from health problems and miss out on school due to evictions and event-related works, while FIFA is set to make $4bn from the tournament. Many have been rehoused, but they are now hours away from their schools and from hospitals and other essential services...

Citizen Empowerment: New Technology Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

Loren Treisman | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

While technology is not a panacea for social problems, it has the potential to connect citizens to information on the laws and people that govern them at a lower cost and larger scale than ever before and to make all voices count.

Can the ANC Still Be Successful After 20 years in Power?

Charity Knight | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Charity Knight

The ANC should be proud of the fact that they have been in power for 20 years, yet Jacob Zuma should see the next five years as a chance to prove to the nation and the world that he doesn't need the steady, moral gaze of Nelson Mandela to keep him in check.

Nelson Mandela Sign Language Interpreter Resurfaces In Disturbing Ad For Video Sharing App

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

The sign-language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial event has resurfaced in a disturbing advert for a video-sharing app. Thamsanqa Jantji...

60 Children From Welsh Choir Taken Violently Ill On Flight

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK

Eleven members of a children's choir were taken to hospital suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting after arriving back in the UK from South Africa. ...

50 Something In A 20 Year Old Democracy

Trevor Kleinhans | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Trevor Kleinhans

Twenty years ago I was standing in a mixed race voting line, all of us petrified of what lay ahead and now here we are in a democratic South Africa. As a 50 something year old gay white male that has lived in this country his entire life, I can assure you it has been no bed of roses, and is still not anywhere near one.