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Caster Semenya is back, so is her sport's thorniest problem

Jul. 19, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Champion runner Caster Semenya heads into this year's world championships with virtually no chance to win. On Wednesday in Eugene, Oregon, the 31-year-old, three-time world champion at 800 meters will run instead in the 5,000-meter race. She is not...

Methanol in blood of teens who died in South African tavern

Jul. 19, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The toxic chemical methanol has been identified as a possible cause of the deaths of 21 teenagers at a bar in the South African city of East London last month. Methanol was found in all of their bodies and investigations are continuing to determine whether the...

In big surprise, Semenya listed to run at worlds in Eugene

Jul. 08, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Caster Semenya is listed to compete at next week's world championships in Eugene, Oregon, potentially setting up a surprise return to the big stage for the two-time Olympic champion who is still banned from her favorite race, and still at the heart of one of sport's...

Seeking parole, Pistorius meets with girlfriend's father

Jul. 01, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African former track star Oscar Pistorius has met with the father of Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he shot to death in 2013, as part of his parole process, the Steenkamp's family lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday. Lawyer Tania Koen said in...

They danced and died: Tragic teen party mystery in S. Africa

Jun. 27, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African authorities were seeking answers Monday, a day after 21 underage teenagers partying after the end of school exams died in a mysterious incident at a nightclub. The bodies of many of the victims, the youngest a 13-year-old girl, were discovered by...

EXPLAINER: The scandal engulfing South Africa's president

Jun. 17, 2022 04:19 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa could face criminal charges and is already facing calls to step down over claims that he tried to cover up the theft of millions of dollars in U.S. currency that was hidden inside furniture at his game farm. The...

Source: F1 boss in South Africa for talks about race in 2023

Jun. 13, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Formula One boss Stefano Domenicali arrived in South Africa on Monday for talks about holding a race in the country as early as next year, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Domenicali is expected to meet with representatives of...

South African president dodges questions on theft scandal

Jun. 10, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Embroiled in controversy, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday refused to answer questions about his alleged cover-up of a theft of large amounts of cash from his farm, saying only that he will appear before his party's integrity committee over the...