South African Reporter Mugged On Camera

Vuyo Mvoko of SABC News was preparing for an on-the-scene report in Johannesburg when three goons walked up to him and his film crew and took all their stuff. » 3/11/15 11:23am 3/11/15 11:23am

Report: South African Keeper Senzo Meyiwa Shot Dead

South Africa national team captain and Orlando Pirates keeper Senzo Meyiwa was reportedly shot and killed in Vosloorus. He was 27. A spokesperson for the South African Football Association confirmed Meyiwa's death. » 10/26/14 6:09pm 10/26/14 6:09pm

Athletics South Africa Begs, Pleads For Mercy

No two ways about it, the governing body of track and field in South Africa has made itself into one big international boob. Nothing new there. But a recent lawsuit by a former athlete is threatening to take it to the cleaners, and Athletics South Africa, the country's governing body of sport, is begging the… » 9/20/14 7:00am 9/20/14 7:00am

Dude With Some Type Of Camera On His Head Gets Robbed At Gunpoint

A South African man recently strapped a camera on his head before heading out for a leisurely bike ride. While on this bike ride, the dude with a camera on his head was held up by three gun-wielding thugs who stole everything he had on him, save for the camera that he had for some reason strapped to his head. » 6/04/14 6:16pm 6/04/14 6:16pm

Ultramarathon Interrupted By Out Of Control Car

South Africa's Comrades Marathon is the granddaddy of ultramarathons, having been held first in 1921 and nearly every year since inviting runners to traverse the 56 miles between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. This year runners were also invited to avoid spectators fleeing an out-of-control automobile. » 6/02/14 10:00am 6/02/14 10:00am

FIFA's Match-Fixing Investigation Staff Is Just Six People

FIFA, soccer's world governing body, has long struggled to police match-fixing, either because there's not much it can do, or because there's not much it wants to do. In the first part of a two-part series, The New York Times investigated allegations of match-fixing during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and… » 5/31/14 5:53pm 5/31/14 5:53pm

South African Soccer Players Apologize For Nude Photo With Trophy

After the Orlando Pirates won the Nedbank Cup last Saturday over Bidvest Wits, players from the South African team got naked and took a photo in the shower with the trophy. Now, they've had to apologize for their celebration. » 5/24/14 1:35pm 5/24/14 1:35pm

Train Surfing Is As Insane, Dangerous As It Sounds

Italian photographer Marco Casino just took first prize in the World Press Photo Multimedia Awards with his short film Staff Riding that follows South African train surfers. Yup, train surfers. Catch the entire short after the jump. » 3/27/14 5:11pm 3/27/14 5:11pm

Oscar Pistorius Vomits During Graphic Testimony At Murder Trial

Oscar Pistorius's murder trial turned graphic today when the pathologist who performed Reeva Steenkamp's autopsy was called to testify about the nature of Steenkamp's wounds. During the testimony, Pistorius, apparently overcome by the graphic details, began vomiting. » 3/10/14 1:01pm 3/10/14 1:01pm

The Weekend's Prettiest Goal Was An Own Goal

South Africa's Bernard Parker scored this rocket of a header, unfortunately into his own net. Because of that, the 2010 World Cup hosts won't be around for the 2014 edition. » 6/17/13 4:15pm 6/17/13 4:15pm

Photos: The North Korean Hockey Team

You can click over here to read an account of a week spent with the North Korean national ice hockey team at the IIHF Division III Championships. These photos were just some of the many taken during the weeklong tournament in Cape Town, South Africa, and present a snapshot of the rare North Koreans allowed to leave… » 6/12/13 11:36am 6/12/13 11:36am

Marathon Runner Steals Mickey Mouse Doll From Child, Is A Huge Jerk

The bond between a child and his favorite toy is a sacred one that should not be taken lightly. Just ask Arman Moodliar, who had his favorite Mickey Mouse doll stolen from him by a heartless marathon runner. » 6/05/13 10:15am 6/05/13 10:15am

Idiot On The Field Attacks Referee With Vuvuzela

This happened yesterday in South Africa in a match between the Golden Arrows and the Kaizer Chiefs. The idiot got by security and found himself on the field/pitch running over 100 meters before he hit referee Lwandile Mfiki with his green vuvuzela. » 4/07/13 7:02pm 4/07/13 7:02pm

Cyclist Hits Antelope, Antelope Wins

This week sees the Cape Epic, a 433-mile trek through western South Africa. During Monday's stage, Austrian Robert Mennen had a close encounter with a stupid, stupid antelope that darted out from the bush. His GoPro camera captured the carnage. » 3/21/13 1:20pm 3/21/13 1:20pm

Oscar Pistorius "Wants To Get On With His Life," May Ask For Relaxed…

On Friday, Oscar Pistorius was freed on bail as he awaits trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Though the magistrate did not judge him a flight risk, despite offshore bank accounts and access to a home in Italy, he was required to turn in his passport, and to check in regularly with police. » 2/26/13 10:50am 2/26/13 10:50am

Oscar Pistorius's Brother Facing Charges Of "Culpable Homicide"

Oscar Pistorius's brother, Carl, was charged with culpable homicide in 2010 (or 2008, according to the AP) stemming from a car accident south of Johannesburg, in Vanderbijlpark. The charge was initially dropped and then recently reinstated. The news comes just days after it was uncovered that lead investigator Hilton… » 2/24/13 6:35pm 2/24/13 6:35pm

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail, Free Until June

The fourth long and bizarre day of Oscar Pistorius's bail hearing was just as long and bizarre as the days preceding it, but at least it was climactic: Pistorius was granted bail, and will be a free man until his trial begins—his next court appearance is scheduled for June 4. » 2/22/13 9:55am 2/22/13 9:55am

A Strong Day For Oscar Pistorius's Defense, As Lead Investigator…

Today was the second day in Oscar Pistorius's bail hearing, and it started as a bit of a circus. Hundreds of media members and spectators were turned away from the courtroom (here's a 360-degree panorama that shows just how small it is), and a promised overflow room was not made ready—and some members of the public … » 2/20/13 11:00am 2/20/13 11:00am