Johannesburg - US First Lady Michelle Obama met former president Nelson Mandela at his home on Tuesday, in a rare visit with the ageing icon whose legacy frames much of her journey here.
The meeting with the 92-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was discreetly arranged after Obama and her daughters visited archives chronicling some of his 27 years as a political prisoner.
Tired of paying tolls and feeling like a sardine on South Africa's highways? Take the road less travelled instead, says Duane Heath, starting with some of the best alternative routes the country has to offer.
1. R44 Gordon’s Bay to Kleinmond, Western Cape
If you think the views from Chapman’s Peak are impressive, head out of Cape Town on the N2 and follow the signs to Gordon’s Bay just before you approach Sir Lowry’s Pass.
Santiago - The Chilean government says a volcano in southern Chile that began erupting about two weeks ago is becoming less active.
That will allow 4 000 people who were evacuated near the Cordon Caulle volcano to return home.
The cloud of ash had soared 12km over the Andean mountain range but has since shrunk to a quarter that size.
The eruption had suspended flights in South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand.
Comair Limited, operator of British Airways in South Africa, will offer business and leisure travellers two daily flights between OR Tambo International and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit as part of its new schedule.
Starting July 1, British Airways will introduce an increased schedule that will include an early-morning and late-afternoon departure from OR Tambo to Nelspruit.
The Dunlop Surfski World Cup, taking place in Durban on 26 June, set a world record when 330 entries were received by close of normal entries on 10 June, making it the biggest international surfski event in the world.
The deluge of last-minute entries pushed the number of athletes taking part past the 296 world record set at last year's event, and late entries are now being taken.
Sardine Run 2011
Good weather on the wild coast at the moment is producing good predations and sightings. Whale activity has been particulary good. Water visibility is not the best at present but fair for diving. Reports are that most of the action is happening between Port St. Johns and Mboyti. Large bait balls have occured with all the predators involved in the action. Most of the activity is not far offshore at present.
A year after we so successfully hosted the 2010 Soccer World Cup, Africa has been awarded the latest spectacular global event – the 15th June Total Lunar Eclipse.
Where the eclipse can be seen from
And it’s not called the Total Lunar Eclipse for some sponsorship reason. Although much of the rest of the planet will have partial coverage, we get the whole thing and the best seats in the house are right here in our own backyard.
World’s top 32 ranked surfers in Jeffreys Bay for Billabong Pro in July
The paddlers, in craft from kayaks and canoes to stand-up paddle (SUP) boards, connected with various communities along the way to raise awareness for the need for the transformation of our city’s waterways – environmentally and socially. It was also another way to celebrate World Ocean's Day on Wednesday 8 June.
Cape Town: Did you know you can basically paddle from False Bay to Table Bay along inland waterways? A bedraggled group of 14 adventurers sort of proved it when they paddled into Milnerton Lagoon on Sunday afternoon, having completed an epic ten hour journey on World Environment Day.