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Stories about South Africa
10 March 2017
South Africa's Minister of State Security announced that his government is contemplating regulating social media to counter false narratives and the spread of fake news.
6 March 2017
Internet users around the world are praising Saidy Brown, the 22-year-old woman in South Africa, who used Twitter last month to publicize that she is HIV positive.
28 February 2017
25 February 2017
South Africa is currently in the midst of another wave of attacks against African immigrants, with crowds shouting xenophobic slogans and looting and burning down businesses and homes.
20 February 2017
"#ThingsDineoShouldTakeWithHer...Corrupt politicians, sure we'll lose 10% of our population but it'll be worth it."
29 November 2016
28 November 2016
22 November 2016
Michelle Nkamankeng, 7, has taken the internet and the literary world by storm with her first book in a series of four, "Waiting for the Waves".
16 November 2016
From music videos and animated cartoons to a 6-year-old comedian, discover the winners of the inaugural Sub-Saharan African YouTube Awards.
8 November 2016
7 November 2016
"If Zuma is still president after this ordeal, we're a spineless joke of a constitutional democracy,” said one Twitter user in South Africa.
20 October 2016
Skateboarding isn't popular in South Africa, especially in black communities. As one young Zulu puts it, "We are skateboarders because we want to live a life which is good...and awesome."
10 August 2016
15 May 2016
29 April 2016
"The ban on hosting global sporting events is another nail in the coffin for economic development and job creation."
22 April 2016
9 April 2016
4 April 2016
South Africa's Constitutional Court rules that President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution when he refused to pay back public funds as recommended by the country's public protector.
31 March 2016
12 March 2016
Mbeki received criticism for a letter he wrote denying that he had ever said 'HIV does not cause AIDS'. "What I said is that 'a virus cannot cause a syndrome'."