South African

South African charity to stockpile water for dry Cape Town

JOHANNESBURG/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Officials in Cape Town on Monday tried to allay international concerns about the water crisis in the South African city, saying tourists and investors are welcome despite fears that most taps could be turned off in April because of drought. In a “two-way conversation,” some diplomats who met officials managing Cape Town’s … Continue reading South African charity to stockpile water for dry Cape Town

Musicians at South African memorial celebrate Hugh Masekela

JOHANNESBURG/January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Musicians in South Africa performed in a tribute for Hugh Masekela, the jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist who died after a decade-long fight with cancer. The joyful memorial which drew about 400 people was held Sunday at the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg. Among those who performed were South African … Continue reading Musicians at South African memorial celebrate Hugh Masekela

South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78

JOHANNESBURG/January 23, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela has died at the age of 78 after a decade-long fight with cancer, according to a statement from his family on Tuesday. Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said was a “protracted and courageous battle … Continue reading South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78

Els invited to Augusta National, but not to play Masters

/December 26,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Ernie Els says he received an invitation to Augusta National for the first week in April. It just wasn’t an invitation to play in the Masters. Els had to clarify a tweet from Sunday that said: “Thank you for a Great Xmas present! @TheMasters Can’t wait!” That led several media sites … Continue reading Els invited to Augusta National, but not to play Masters

1st white farmer gets land back under Zimbabwe’s new leader

TANDI, Zimbabwe /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  A white Zimbabwean farmer evicted by the government of Robert Mugabe has returned to a hero’s welcome as the first to get his land back under the new president, in a sign of reform on an issue that had hastened the country’s international isolation. With a military escort, … Continue reading 1st white farmer gets land back under Zimbabwe’s new leader