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Andrew Oberle: Chimp Attack Victim Upgraded to Stable Condition

Andrew Oberle: Chimp Attack Victim Upgraded to Stable ConditionABC News(NEW YORK) -- The South African chimp sanctuary where a Texas graduate student was mauled by two chimpanzees last week is safe and has not changed its safety protocols in the wake of the accident, officials said on Monday."We still maintain tha...

Texas Student in Critical Condition After Vicious South African Chimp Attack

Texas Student in Critical Condition After Vicious South African Chimp AttackFacebook(JOHANNESBURG) -- A Texas graduate student is in an induced coma Friday in South Africa, a day after being mauled by chimpanzees in what one witness called "the worst animal attack I've ever seen."Andrew Oberle, a 26-year-old studying anthropol...

Transgender Pageant Winner Murdered in South Africa

Transgender Pageant Winner Murdered in South AfricaiStockphoto/Thinkstock(KURUMAN, South Africa) -- Gay activists in South Africa say the gruesome murder of a transgender pageant winner known as “ThaBling” has created a “fear crisis” in the local gay community.Thapelo Makhutle, ...

Ruling: Katy Perry Song Not Harmful to South African Children

Ruling: Katy Perry Song Not Harmful to South African ChildrenLarry Busacca/Getty Images for EJAF(JOHANNESBURG) -- Good news for South African Katy Perry fans -- her hit "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" will continue to be played on the radio in that country.  According to SowetoLive.com, the South African Bro...

Colorful Nelson Mandela Clothing Line Coming to US

Colorful Nelson Mandela Clothing Line Coming to USWALTER DHLADHLA/AFP/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- South Africa’s most famous freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela, also had a reputation as a sharp dresser and soon people in the United States will be able to buy clothes inspired by him.A Dallas-based distr...

Cheetah Mauls Woman on 60th Birthday Trip

Cheetah Mauls Woman on 60th Birthday TripStockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The trip of a lifetime to celebrate a Scottish woman’s 60th birthday turned brutal when two supposedly tame cheetahs attacked the woman at a game reserve in South Africa.Violet D’Mello and her husband Archi...

Anger at ‘Shark Men’ After Famous Bodyboarder Killed by Great White

Anger at ‘Shark Men’ After Famous Bodyboarder Killed by Great WhiteiStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAPE TOWN, South Africa) -- One day after South Africa revoked a permit for a U.S.-based production company filming shark research near Cape Town, commenters continued to blame the documentary team for Thursday's great white atta...

US Graffiti Artist Causes Stir In South Africa

US Graffiti Artist Causes Stir In South AfricaiStockphoto/Thinkstock(JOHANNESBURG, South Africa) -- An artist from California who goes by the name “Above” is boasting about a recent trick he pulled in Johannesburg.He was commissioned to paint a mural that said “Diamonds are a gir...

South Africa Ending Free Infant Formula, Encouraging Breastfeeding

South Africa Ending Free Infant Formula, Encouraging BreastfeedingZoonar/Thinkstock(DURBAN, South Africa) -- South Africa’s high child mortality rates and low exclusive breastfeeding rates have prompted the nation to begin phasing out free infant formula for HIV-positive mothers.At eight percent, South Africa h...

Tiger Mauls Controversial Wildlife Filmmaker

Tiger Mauls Controversial Wildlife FilmmakerALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images(BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa) -- A South African conservationist and filmmaker known for daring photography of wild animals is in intensive care after he was attacked by a tiger on his private game reserve.John Varty, 61, i...

Killer Rip Current Devastates Rugby Team

Killer Rip Current Devastates Rugby TeamAlexander Schnurer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A powerful rip current swept up most members of a rugby team during a post-practice cool-down swim at a South African beach.  One player drowned, and five of his teammates are missing and presumed dead....

South Africans Protest Electronic Road Tolls

South Africans Protest Electronic Road TollsiStockphot​o/Thinksto​ck(JOHANNESBURG, South Africa) -- Thousands of people marched in 32 cities across South Africa to protest proposed road tolls.The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) organized the marches and according to BBC News,...

Nelson Mandela Released From Hospital

Nelson Mandela Released From HospitalLeon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG, South Africa) -- Former South African president Nelson Mandela was released from the hospital Sunday after being admitted to receive treatment for a long-standing stomach ailment, officials said. Mandela "is sur...

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized for Abdominal Pain

Nelson Mandela Hospitalized for Abdominal PainLeon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG, South Africa) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela was hospitalized Saturday for abdominal pains, according to a statement from current President Jacob Zuma.BBC News reports that Mandela was in stabl...

South African Women Hold Mini-Skirt March to Protest Harassment

South African Women Hold Mini-Skirt March to Protest HarassmentGETTY(JOHANNESBURG, South Africa) -- Hundreds of women, led by theruling party's Women's League, marched in Johannesburg to protest the harassment of two women who wore mini-skirts at a taxi rank in December.Johannesburg streets were paralyzed as women...

South African Women Hold Mini-Skirt March to Protest Harassment

South African Women Hold Mini-Skirt March to Protest HarassmentGETTY(JOHANNESBURG, South Africa) -- Hundreds of women, led by the ruling party's Women's League, marched in Johannesburg to protest the harassment of two women who wore mini-skirts at a taxi rank in December.Johannesburg streets were paralyzed as wome...

South African Man Claiming to Be Famous Musician to Remain in Jail

South African Man Claiming to Be Famous Musician to Remain in JailiStockphoto/Thinkstock(JOHANNESBURG) -- The man police say posed as a famous deceased South African musician will remain behind bars a few more days after his bail hearing was postponed on Tuesday.The "imposter," who authorities believe is 28-year-old ...

South African Man Who Allegedly Posed as Famous Singer Due in Court

South African Man Who Allegedly Posed as Famous Singer Due in CourtPhotodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NAIROBI, Kenya) -- Police in South Africa say the man who caused a big stir when he showed up claiming to be a deceased famous folk singer is an imposter. The unidentified man is expected in court on Tuesday to face ...

Condom Recall in South Africa Concerns AIDS Activists

Condom Recall in South Africa Concerns AIDS ActivistsABC News Radio(JOHANNESBURG) -- After many South African residents reported that government-distributed condoms broke during intercourse, AIDs activists are concerned. Some individuals were HIV positive.South Africa is now recalling 1.35 million condom...

Shark Attack Closes World’s Deadliest Beach

Shark Attack Closes World’s Deadliest BeachMirko Zanni/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) -- Surfers in South Africa will have to find another favorite spot to catch a wave after local authorities decided Tuesday to close down a beach that has become notorious for fatal shark attacks.The decision came ...
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