A nation is in mourning. Vigils are continuing across South Africa over the death of Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest political leaders of our time.
Thousands of people are expected to attend Johannesburg's annual Pride celebrations – the biggest on the African continent. This year's event, however, has drawn ire from critics for being aimed at white people.
A crowd crush allegedly linked with the sale of fake tickets has killed two people in Johannesburg and injured several others. The two teams playing were also involved in the country's two worst football tragedies.
The Soweto uprising of 1976 marked the beginning of the end for Apartheid in South Africa. The southwestern district of Johannesburg symbolized the fight against racial segregation in South Africa like no other.
Jacob Zuma is facing massive protests after culling critics from his cabinet in a midnight reshuffle. A quarter of the country is unemployed and two ratings agencies have downgraded South African debt to "junk" status.
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