Posts tagged "south africa"

2-Year-Old South African DJ Becoming A Celebrity

Remember a few weeks ago when we found out this littl girl had become the national archery champion of India? Well now we have her counterpart, two-year-old DJ Oratilwe Hlongwane.

Katrin Higher | April 12, 2015 - 10:20 am

RIP Nelson Mandela: 5 Must Read Pieces About The South African Leader & Revolutionary’s Passing

Yesterday, the world lost one of its greatest thinkers, political leaders and revolutionaries, former South African president Nelson Mandela. His death at the age of 95 — an age the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 6, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Nelson Mandela Dead At 95

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, an anti-apartheid peace activist and Nobel Prize winner, is dead at 95. Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his activism on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Happy Belated Birthday, Nelson Mandela!

This week, Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid leader, celebrated his 95th birthday in a hospital in Pretoria. After spending five months in Cape Town

Daley Quinn | July 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Today In Terribleness: Lesbian Murdered During “Corrective Rape” Assault In South Africa

A 26-year-old woman in South Africa named Duduzile Zozo was raped and murdered  because she is a lesbian. Zozo’s body was found  in a yard near her home on June…

Jessica Wakeman | July 9, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Study Abroad: Coming Back To America

The Frisky’s former intern Daley is back from studying abroad for her spring semester — and back interning at The Frisky. Here’s the last in her series of pieces about

Daley Quinn | June 20, 2013 - 11:00 am

Study Abroad: Lions, Elephants, And Snakes — Oh My!

The Frisky’s former intern extraordinaire, Daley, is studying abroad during her spring semester. Over the next several months, she’ll be writing us dispatches from her studies in  Africa. 

Daley Quinn | April 15, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Oscar Pistorius Denies Reeva Steenkamp’s Death Was Premeditated Murder

This morning, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius faced his first bail hearing regarding the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and disputed the premeditated murder charge against him. The higher charge…

Sarah Gray | February 19, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Oscar Pistorius & Reeva Steenkamp: 9 Things To Know About The Couple

Oscar Pistorious, 26, a Paralympian and Olympian and inspiration to athletes around the world, was arrested today — Valentine’s Day — and charged with murdering his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 11:15 am

Study Abroad: I’m Off To South Africa For The Semester

The Frisky’s former intern extraordinaire, Daley, is studying abroad during her spring semester. Over the next several months, she’ll be writing us dispatches from her studies in  Africa. 

Daley Quinn | January 25, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Fashion Fail: South African Congress Jackets

In an attempt to foster party pride, the African National Congress of South Africa commissioned a line of jackets, hoping they would take off as a unifying trend. But, judging…

Leonora Epstein | January 25, 2010 - 2:10 pm

2010 World Cup Could Result In An Increase In HIV

As South Africa prepares to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the country is getting some attention for some not-so-positive news. Along with a high number of rapes, the country…

Catherine Strawn | August 3, 2009 - 4:50 pm

Rape A Serious, Serious Problem In South Africa

In South Africa, lesbians have it tough. There’s a whole category of heinous crimes there known as “corrective rape,” where power trippin’ men who rape lesbians to turn them straight…

Nikki Dowling | August 3, 2009 - 2:40 pm

Today In Terribleness: “Curing” Lesbians With Rape!

How’s this for an evil/nonsensical “trend” — in South Africa, the number of lesbian women who’ve reported being raped to “cure” them of their gayness is on the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 16, 2009 - 7:00 pm

South African Anti-Apartheid Activist Helen Suzman Dies

Helen Suzman, a South African anti-apartheid activist died yesterday at age 91. During her life, she fought against government repression of the country’s black majority, serving in parliament for 36…

Catherine Strawn | January 2, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Stay Away From Rhino Horns

If your supply of ground rhino horn has diminished, you might want to go without for a while. Two 19th century horns were stolen from a South African museum, and…

Catherine Strawn | April 14, 2008 - 7:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Infections, Housing Shortages, and Incomes

It’s possible that your pet is the one giving you UTIs. A study at the University of Minnesota found that E. coli strains, including the ones that cause urinary tract…

Catherine Strawn | February 25, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Sex Workers Celebrate Christmas, Too!

People holding traditional jobs with company-wide holidays aren’t the only ones who will be spending time at home with their families, sipping hot cocoa, and decorating trees with tinsel this…

Catherine Strawn | December 21, 2007 - 5:25 pm

South African Teenagers Aren’t Getting Any

South African teenagers will have to delay any kissing or canoodling until they turn 16, or else they’ll be criminally charged. A new law makes it illegal for those under…

Catherine Strawn | December 18, 2007 - 3:54 pm