WorldViews: South Africa


Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 03/01/2014

The Oscar Pistorius trial: Africa’s O.J. Simpson?

How accurate is the widely accepted analogy?

By Adam Taylor  |  05:36 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscar Pistorius, South Africa

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/14/2014

The powerful stories behind the six best news photos of 2013

World Press Photo announced their winners for photos of the year. Here’s what they say.

By Max Fisher  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bulgaria, Burma, Djibouti, India, Philippines, South Africa

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 02/06/2014

People also thought South Africa wouldn’t be ready for the World Cup

Worries that South Africa couldn’t finish hotels in time turned out to be wrong. Is Sochi different?

By Max Fisher  |  02:55 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Russia, South Africa

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/12/2013

China crafts a pro-Beijing image for Nelson Mandela

State media is attempting to shape a friendly legacy for the South African leader.

By Simon Denyer  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, South Africa

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Stephen Colbert explains why it’s weird when Americans call Mandela ‘Madiba’

“Those of us in his inner circle, of course, called him Nutella.“

By Max Fisher  |  11:40 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 12/10/2013

‘The last great liberator’: Why Mandela made and stayed friends with dictators

The South African leader remained a friend of fellow liberation leaders, even ones who’d been anything but.

By Max Fisher  |  01:39 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013

A glimpse of South Africa’s racial progress

In my year and half there, South Africa looked to me like a constant miracle.

By Karin Brulliard  |  02:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacob Zuma, Nelson Mandela, South Africa

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 12/09/2013

A South African’s guide to when it’s okay to call Nelson Mandela ‘Madiba’

When is it a show of respect and when is it appropriation?

By Max Fisher  |  12:39 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 12/06/2013

9 questions about Nelson Mandela you were too embarrassed to ask

Who was he? How did he end apartheid? Why does it matter?

By Max Fisher  |  02:48 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Read the most important speech Nelson Mandela ever gave

“If needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.“

By Max Fisher  |  06:36 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Watch this delightful video of an 81-year-old Nelson Mandela dancing on stage

The South African leader’s habit for breaking out in dance showed off his humility and unselfconsciousness.

By Max Fisher  |  05:42 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 06/28/2013

This map shows that Obama is really, really popular in Africa

His favorability rating in many African countries nearly doubles his approval at home. Why?

By Max Fisher  |  02:54 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, America in Context, obamainafrica, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Why South Africa's 'NO-Bama Coalition' is protesting Obama's visit

The U.S. leader is overwhelmingly popular in South Africa, but some see him as perpetuating "apartheid" and "genocide."

By Max Fisher  |  12:43 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  obamainafrica, South Africa

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Today's Reads: South Africa's future, Obama in Israel

Is the president's trip to the Middle East all about Iran?

By Max Fisher  |  08:41 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Iran, Israel, South Africa, Today's Reads

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 03/05/2013

South Africa, once called 'the world's rape capital,' is running out of rape kits

"The high incidences of rape around the country make the situation untenable," a parliamentary committee said in a statement.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:36 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 02/28/2013

South African police dragging video underscores fears of brutality

The viral film shows officers dragging a handcuff man, who later died, behind a police vehicle.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:52 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Highlights from the Pistorius affidavit: 'Because I did not have my legs on, I felt vulnerable'

"With the benefit of hindsight I realize that Reeva went to the bathroom when I went to close the balcony door."

By Olga Khazan  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend

Pistorius was in court doubled over, head bowed, sobbing and shaking.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:47 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Pistorius shooting: South Africa has tight gun controls but a high level of gun violence

South Africa has an average rate of gun ownership but sees an astonishing amount of gun violence.

By Olga Khazan  |  12:13 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/08/2013

The history of Cape Town's raucous new year's celebration, which is still going on

The story of Tweede Nuwe Jaar goes back to slavery, colonialism, and even the American civil war.

By Max Fisher  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 12/20/2012

What this shocking TV beer ad says about South Africa today

A company called Blink Stefanus produced this spot playing off of Apartheid-era fears and race and sex.

By Max Fisher  |  11:11 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  South Africa

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Interracial ad sparks controversy in South Africa

A political ad that shows a white man embracing a black woman is dominating conversation in South Africa.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:48 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Facebook, South Africa, Democratic Alliance

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 01/10/2012

University of Johannesburg stampede: Is African higher education in crisis?

One woman was killed and 20 people were injured in the stampede.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:08 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, South Africa, University of Johannesburg, stampedes, higher education