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Prince Harry at 30: a complex young man who makes the monarchy relevant

Prince Harry conducts an interview for the Invictus Games.

Penny Junor Prince Harry is a 'natural leader: he is decisive, empathetic, charismatic, funny, charming, sweet, loving and scrupulously polite; but he’s capable of behaving like an idiot.'

Wonder students set to change world with breakthrough ideas such as the edible bottle

Boy wonder ... 17-year-old Taylor Wilson delivers a speech on nuclear fusion at a TED Conference in 2012.

Tuan Nguyen There's a renewed fervour among education advocates to encourage more students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

South Africa declines Dalai Lama visa

South Africa has bowed to Chinese pressure and blocked the Dalai Lama's visa.

David Blair South Africa has bowed to Chinese pressure and declined to grant the Dalai Lama a visa, forcing him to cancel his attendance at a gathering of Nobel laureates in Cape Town.

South African parliament turns noisy as Jacob Zuma faces calls to 'pay back the money'

President Jacob Zuma addresses supporters at a victory rally of his ruling African National Congress.

South Africa's national assembly was brought to a halt on Thursday as far-left lawmakers noisily chanted 'pay back the money' at President Jacob Zuma, after $25 million in public funds was spent on...

Oscar Pistorius trial: witness box looms for athlete accused of murder

Oscar Pistorius talks with his lawyer Barry Roux during his ongoing murder trial.

Lisa Davies Friday is likely to be the single biggest moment in Oscar Pistorius' 27-year-old life.

Oscar Pistorius 'ready' to present his case in murder trial

Oscar Pistorius

Lisa Davies Now that the state has concluded the calling of evidence, it is time for Team Pistorius to present its evidence in an attempt to secure an acquittal for the man once revered internationally as an...

South African student dies after alleged teacher belt beating

Corporal punishment banned in 1996 ... Students at a high school in the heart of South Africa's biggest township Soweto, outside Johannesburg, on January 16, 2008.

Johannesburg: A South African teacher is facing a possible murder charge following the death of a student he allegedly beat on the head with a belt, the education department said on Wednesday.

UK honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani flown back to South Africa

Shrien Dewani arrives for a 2011 appearance at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London.

The businessman accused of arranging for his new bride to be murdered during their honeymoon in Cape Town was flown back to South Africa on Monday night after more than three years of trying to avoid...

Honeymoon murder case postponed

British millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani has appeared briefly in a South African court, where his lawyers successfully argued he was not yet fit to stand trial for the murder of his Swedish...

Oscar Pistorius trial: athlete 'a desperate man', say legal experts

Oscar Pistorius leaves the court on Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius did himself more harm than good when he took the witness stand, say South African lawyers.

South African cyclist captures crime on GoPro camera

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Rose Powell This cyclist was robbed at gunpoint, capturing the whole incident on a helmet-mounted camera.

Nelson Mandela: 'No one in the world can rival him' says Jake White

World Cup winning South African coach Jake White with Nelson Mandela

Chris Dutton Nelson Mandela had a "massive aura", "walked the walk", "no one in the world can rival him" for the way he changed the world and "inspired the Rainbow Nation".

Mandela clan feud resumes in earnest

Nominated as a traditional chief: Mandla Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela.

Aislinn Laing Nelson Mandela's extensive family has continued the bitter squabbles that began before his death with a dispute over who is now their proper leader, days before the reading of his will is expected.

Peter Roebuck's mystery death must be solved, says mother Elizabeth

Peter Roebuck

Nick Miller Elizabeth Roebuck holds her dead son Peter's battered straw hat in her hands and looks out the window.

South Africa's opposition targets ANC vote with black candidate

Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele (L) hugs opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party leader Helen Zille at a news conference in Cape Town. Ms Ramphele will run as presidential candidate for the DA in this year's South African election.

Amogelang Mbatha South Africa's main opposition party chooses Mamphela Ramphele as its first black presidential candidate in a bid to break the ruling African National Congress's grip on power.

Honeymoon murder suspect Dewani loses extradition fight

Shrien Dewani has lost his bid to block his extradition to South Africa.

Briton Shrien Dewani has lost a High Court case to block his extradition to South Africa until he is fit to stand trial.

New gay rights party to stand in South Africa

A woman holds her hands up during the Durban Pride parade where several hundred people marched through the Durban city centre in support of gay rights, July 30, 2011.

A new party that will defend gays and lesbians against violence and persecution will stand in South Africa's elections this year.

Nelson Mandela's estate worth at least $US4.1m

Nelson Mandela left his roughly $US4.1 million ($4.7 million) estate to his wife Graca Machel, family members, staff, schools and the ANC, according to a summary of his will.