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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...