AB continues to stump convention
Driven not only by versatility but also a rarely seen creativity, De Villiers should be a tonic for any potential selection headaches.
Sub-Saharan Africans worst affected by undernourishment
Africa is lagging behind in tackling hunger with reports showing that over 25% of Africa’s population suffer from acute undernourishment.
Imminent rise in US interest rate spells trouble for emerging markets
Emerging markets are bracing themselves for fallout once the interest rate rises in the US, according to the IMF's deputy director.
UN watchdog demands Israeli abuses be probed
The group urged Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians, and demanded the country probe violations committed during repeated assaults on Gaza.
Sports heroes' memorial an opportunity to unite SA
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers said the deaths of three sporting heroes has united South Africa, as athletes and politicians paid tribute.
Protesters storm Parliament in Burkina Faso
Protesters say they have had enough of President Blaise Compaoré and want to stall an attempt by government to have him re-elected next year.
Drogba silences naysayers on return to Chelsea
Drogba, who left Chelsea two and a half years ago, has returned and is proving why he is Jose Mourinho's "special one".
Zambia: Guy Scott named interim president
Zambia's vice-president will lead the country after the death of Michael Sata until presidential elections are held, in line with the Constitution.
Human Rights Watch urges Nigeria to aid Boko Haram survivors
The organisation has called on the government to help women and girls who have escaped from Boko Haram with post-rape care and psychosocial support.
After Afghanistan: What next for the troops?
Foreign troops have pulled back from Helmand province as their withdrawal from Afghanistan begins, leaving local forces to fight the Taliban.
Pope Francis: evolution and creation both right
Pope Francis has cautioned against portraying God as a magician and says it is possible to believe in evolution and creation.
Zambia's President Michael Sata dies at 77
The Zambian president has died in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, according to reports.
More F1 teams could face failure after two teams' departure
Caterham and Marussia have dropped off the F1 radar, and Max Mosely warns that they may not be the last to do so as the big teams rake in more money.
Economic week ahead: The end of an era
This week is expected to see the end of the Federal Reserve’s daring asset purchase programme.
UIF benefits to increase
The extension of maternity benefits to domestic workers is among several increases which have been added to the Unemployment Insurance Fund.