Latest South Africa News

Experts say a twice-yearly injection that offers 100% protection against HIV is 'stunning'

Jul. 24, 2024 05:14 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Twice-yearly shots used to treat AIDS were 100% effective in preventing new infections in women, according to study results published Wednesday. There were no infections in the young women and girls that got the shots in a study of about 5,000 in...

Israel-Hamas war latest: Drone strike hits Tel Aviv, killing 1 and injuring at least 10

Jul. 19, 2024 23:46 PM EDT

A drone attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels killed one person in the center of Tel Aviv, Israel's biggest city, and wounded at least 10 others near the United States Embassy early Friday, authorities said. Meanwhile, the top United Nations court issued a non-binding opinion that...

Top UN court says Israel's presence in occupied Palestinian territories is illegal and should end

Jul. 19, 2024 22:18 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top United Nations court said Friday that Israel’s presence in the occupied Palestinian territories is unlawful and called on it to end, and for settlement construction to stop immediately, issuing an unprecedented, sweeping condemnation of Israel’s rule over...

South African president says new coalition government is united in tackling unemployment and poverty

Jul. 18, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa opened a new parliamentary term Thursday, nearly two months after an historic election result reshaped the country's politics and led to the formation of an unprecedented multiparty government coalition. ...

African Development Bank approves $1B loan to South Africa's state-owned rail and ports company

Jul. 18, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The African Development Bank said Thursday it had approved a $1 billion loan to South Africa's state-owned rail and ports company, Transnet. The 25-year loan was wholly guaranteed by the South African government and will help finance the first phase...

Uncertainty is the winner and incumbents the losers so far in a year of high-stakes global elections

Jul. 18, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Discontented, economically squeezed voters have turned against sitting governments on both right and left during many of the dozens of elections held this year, as global power blocs shift and political certainties crumble. From India to South Africa to Britain,...

Former South African president Zuma faces expulsion from the ANC after joining a rival party

Jul. 17, 2024 12:57 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma's disciplinary hearing with the African National Congress was postponed Wednesday for more arguments, as he faces expulsion for campaigning against the organization he once led as head of a new political party in national...

Soros' Open Society Foundations say their restructuring is complete and pledge $400M for green jobs

Jul. 16, 2024 09:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Open Society Foundations, the philanthropic organizations that billionaire investor George Soros has built up since the 1970s, revealed its first new major commitment on Tuesday after a years-long internal reorganization, pledging $400 million over eight years to support green...

6 firefighters have died battling a bushfire in South Africa after storms batter other areas

Jul. 15, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six firefighters have died battling a bushfire in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa and another two are in a critical condition, emergency services said Monday. Authorities said they suspect that Sunday's fire may have been started by...

This nearly 10-foot Gatsby sub is made by a South African restaurant with a taste for the supersized

Jul. 12, 2024 03:14 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The idea came — as the nutty ones often do — over a few drinks in a bar. A South African restaurant served up a 3-meter-long (9.8 feet) sandwich recently in the latest offering from an establishment with a taste for the supersized. The giant...