Jenny Gross

SA’s World Press Photo winner breaks with tradition

When South African photographer Jodi Bieber found out she won the 2010 World Press Photo of the Year, she shrieked.

Unemployment fuels African unrest, says World Bank

The recent uprisings in North Africa highlight how youth unemployment fuelled unrest, World Bank officials said on Thursday.

Ravalomanana vows to return to Madagascar

Madagascar's ousted president told reporters at Johannesburg's OR Tambo airport on Saturday that he would keep trying to return to his homeland.

Police arrest hundreds of illegal miners at Aurora

Police have confirmed they arrested 358 illegal miners at the Aurora mine on Tuesday.

Interest rate cuts ‘too little, too late’

Evidence that South Africa's economic growth is slowing is raising fears the government has done too little and acted too late to boost growth.

Hit by Aids, Africa welcomes pope’s condom message

The pope's suggestion that condoms could be used in limited situations has grabbed the attention of Africa which has a soaring number of Catholics.

White father of African rock marks anniversary

In a rehearsal studio one afternoon in 1986, a white South African musician wrote an international hit -- partly in isiZulu.

SA to research mood-lifting plant

For hundreds of years, indigenous South Africans have chewed a plant which they say reduces stress, relieves hunger, sedates and elevates moods.

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