A controversial new study based on an 8.7-million-year-old skull could serve to rewrite the history books.
A bizarre superstition in the African nation has seen many bald men attacked and even killed over the last few years.
Postdoctoral researcher David M. Witelson takes a look at the significance of one-horned animals in southern African rock art.
The body of a South African pastor had been kept at a mortuary for two years because he was expected to rise from the dead.
The Breakthrough Listen project has joined forces with the MeerKAT Telescope in South Africa to help it expand its search.
A set of cutting and skinning tools is being hailed as evidence that our ancestors shared knowledge.
The enormous cephalopod was recently discovered washed up along the shoreline in Kommetjie.
Archaeologists have unearthed a child who was buried at Panga ya Saidi cave almost 80,000 years ago.
A congregation pastor in South Africa has a rather unusual way of healing and blessing his attendees.
South Africa's national lottery has come under scrutiny after a perfect progression of numbers was drawn.
An attempted murder investigation is underway in South Africa after a woman was attacked and set on fire.
Dating back 2 million years, the skull belonged to an early human cousin called Paranthropus robustus.
Farmers in Africa have found a novel new way of protecting their livestock from opportunistic predators.
Beachgoers at St Helena Bay were surprised to discover this giant cephalopod on the sand on Sunday morning.
Scientists have identified a region of Africa that was once dominated by a wide variety of predatory dinosaurs.
Researchers have warned that COVID-19 may pose a serious risk to endangered gorilla populations in Africa.
A plague of locusts of biblical proportions has been devouring vast swathes of crops across east Africa.
A tour guide in South Africa recently posted up a photograph showing the fate of his prized goldfish Cleo.
Scientists have discovered what looks like bacteria in water retrieved from isolated 'pockets' in South Africa.
A South African gin known as Indlovu is made by combining regular ingredients with elephant excrement.