The Women in Nelson Mandela's Life

Nelson Mandela was no stranger to strength or love and maybe that’s why many of his romantic choices reflected both of these qualities. Also, the man had swag — his proposal to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (above) alone should be dispersed in pamphlet form at college political rallies. As the world celebrates the life of… » 12/06/13 6:00pm 12/06/13 6:00pm

Rick Santorum Uses Mandela's Death To Compare Obamacare to Apartheid

Rick Santorum threw in his two cents on Nelson Mandela's life and works yesterday when he told Bill O'Reilly that just as Mandela fought apartheid, so too does Rick Santorum fight Obamacare. Hoo boy. No. No, Rick Santorum. Obamacare is not like apartheid. That is not how analogies work. Not liking a thing doesn't… » 12/06/13 1:20pm 12/06/13 1:20pm

Make Sure to Add 'Menacing Dolls' to your Halloween Shopping List

Baby dolls displayed in a coffee shop in a trendy area where thousands of tourists visit in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday, Oct.19, 2013. South Africa's western Cape area is well known for its natural beauty and good restaurant catering fresh products from local farm lands and the ocean. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) » 10/19/13 2:30pm 10/19/13 2:30pm

Oscar Pistorius’ Uncle Says Nephew Is Really, Truly Grief-Stricken

When last we heard from accused murderer and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius, he was living at his Uncle Arnold’s house in Praetoria, losing endorsement deals, and probably puzzling over the rumor that Ryan Gosling was going to portray him in a far-too-soon true-crime biopic. Tasteless Academy Award puns would… » 6/02/13 2:00pm 6/02/13 2:00pm

South Africans Have Accidentally Been Eating Giraffe and Kangaroo Meat

Just to ensure that human beings have unknowingly consumed EVERY kind of animal who sings "Circle of Life" at the beginning of The Lion King, it looks like South Africans have inadvertently been munching on the horse's swaggier cousin, the zebra, as well as kangaroos and giraffes. Sigh. Just when we were getting över … » 3/02/13 2:00pm 3/02/13 2:00pm

Brutal Western Cape Gang Rape Forces South Africa To Examine Gender…

It's clearly time to consider gang rape a world epidemic, but one might wish it didn't have to come at such a high cost: In a tragic echo of the deceased 23-year-old New Delhi public bus gang rape victim, 17-year-old Western Cape girl Anene Booysen was found raped and badly mutilated at a construction site in… » 2/09/13 3:30pm 2/09/13 3:30pm

Penis Painting Ignites Long, Hard Battle

A museum in Johannesburg is being sued over a portrait of South Africa's President that depicts the country's leader naked with his wang hanging out. The artist says the painting, called "The Spear," is a highbrow dick joke, protected free speech under South Africa's constitution. But the owner of the schlong in… » 5/24/12 12:30pm 5/24/12 12:30pm

South Africans Are Not Okay With Interracial Poster Couple

An ad featuring a white man and a black woman locked in a naked, Trojan-commercial embrace with the tagline, "In OUR future, you wouldn't look twice," has given all the dormant racists in post-apartheid South Africa something to gripe about this week. The ad, which the youth wing of the Democratic Alliance party… » 1/29/12 12:15pm 1/29/12 12:15pm

South African Cabinet Member Says He Hopes To 'Get Lucky' At SlutWalk…

South African Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba tweeted at another government official, "Let's talk about the slut walk. Now, I wanna attend as an observer. Might get lucky." A spokesman claimed he didn't understand that SlutWalk was about sexual assault awareness. An estimated 2,000 women attended the Cape… » 8/22/11 4:20pm 8/22/11 4:20pm