South Africa and US collaborate on medical research

Medical research grants worth $8-million in first-year funding have been awarded by the National Institutes of Health and the South African Medical Research Council. They will target research into HIV and Aids, TB and cancers at eight South African institutions.

Hilarious reaction to Americans tasting South African foods

Two videos have got people talking: Americans trying South African foods, and a response from South Africa, with South Africans sampling American treats. The result? Laughter from both sides at the strange menus of other cultures.

South Africa belongs with Africa in Agoa: Zuma

South Africa's economic growth is linked to that of Africa as a whole, and it would therefore be a mistake to exclude the country from an extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, President Jacob Zuma told a gathering of business people in Washington on Monday.

Klaasen, Butorac claim title in Memphis

South African tennis star Raven Klaasen continued his outstanding start to 2014 when he and partner Eric Butorac teamed up to capture the doubles title at the US National Indoor Tennis Championships in the USA on Sunday.

Klaasen through to Australian doubles final

South African tennis star Raven Klaasen is through to the doubles final of the Australian Open after he and his American partner Eric Butorac cruised past eighth seeds Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor in the semi-finals in Melbourne on Thursday.

South African fusion restaurant a hit in Houston

Peli Peli, the first South African fusion restaurant concept in the United States, has been selected as a 2013 Diners' Choice Award winner for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the United States.

SA teen wows US talent scouts

South African teen performing sensation Kalon Badenhorst captured the attention of two top American music agents at an international talent showcase in Johannesburg on the weekend.

Naspers eyes Brazilian e-commerce

South African media giant Naspers has spent US$342-million (about R2.53-billion) on the acquisition of a 91% stake in BuscaPe, a Brazilian-based leading provider of e-commerce services in Latin America.

Obama’s trashy Karoo treasures

A dynamic group of friends in the Karoo have fashioned a set of chandeliers from recycled waste that now illuminate the White House. “It’s quite funny that we’re turning trash into art and selling it to America,” says one the designers, laughing. “There’s Barrydale dust in the White House.”

Shosholoza shines in Marseille

Team Shosholoza showed its mettle once more on the weekend, not in America's Cup racing in the South African-built RSA 83 yacht, but in match-racing at the Marseille International Match Race, including a superlative performance on the first day of competition.