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South Africa slings back the f ynbos-f lavored gin

JOHANNESBURG — Last year, gin consumption in South Africa grew by an astonishing 50%, to half a pint for every man, woman, and child. No wonder that distilleries are mushrooming, trying to give a colonial tipple a distinctive flavor of the fynbos.

Wine makers open new African frontier with Dragon Mountain vines

SOUTH AFRICA’s wine industry is centered around Cape Town. But pioneers far to the northeast are forging a new frontier in unlikely surroundings as changing weather patterns test long-held conventions.

How a beach cottage became the World’s Restaurant of the Year

WOLFGAT seats just 20 diners in a tiny cottage in a fishing village more than two hours’ drive from Cape Town, South Africa.

S. African villagers tap into trend for ‘superfood’ baobab

MUTALE, South Africa — From before dawn, 54-year-old grandmother Annah Muvhali weaves between baobab trees that loom over her rural South African home, collecting fruit that enthusiasts worldwide hail as a “superfood.”

Prehistoric ‘hashtag’ may be world’s oldest drawing: study

IT MAY BE a symbol of the Internet age but scientists in South Africa have found an ancient hashtag scrawled on a piece of rock that they believe is the world’s oldest “pencil” drawing.

South African trader AWOL in $80 million bitcoin ‘scam’

Johannesburg, South Africa -- An alleged bitcoin currency scam in South Africa has left speculators with losses of more than $80 million as an...

South Africa wine production drying up in water crisis

PARIS — South Africa is set for a steep decline in wine production in 2018 as the country grapples with a water crisis ravaging...

Fossils suggest hominids may have lived alongside modern humans

MAROPENG, SOUTH AFRICA — Primitive hominids may have lived in Africa at the same time as humans, researchers said Tuesday, in new findings that...

Key leopard population ‘crashing’

PARIS — The leopard population in a region of South Africa once thick with the big cats is crashing, and could be wiped out...

Fossils suggest hominids may have lived alongside modern humans

MAROPENG, SOUTH AFRICA — Primitive hominids may have lived in Africa at the same time as humans, researchers said Tuesday, in new findings that...

Key leopard population ‘crashing’

PARIS — The leopard population in a region of South Africa once thick with the big cats is crashing, and could be wiped out...

South African firms bet on coffee and donuts despite slowdown

JOHANNESBURG -- A fortnight after the first Starbucks in South Africa opened in a trendy Johannesburg district, queues still snaked onto the pavement, a...

S. African private army protects world’s largest rhino farm

NORTH WEST PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA — The world’s largest rhino farm looks like a vast fortress and is guarded by a private army.   At night...