South African authorities are trying to nail down a Twitter user who tips off motorists about the locations of officers and speed traps using cheeky descriptions that have earned him fame online and the wrath of local police offline.
The joyful peal of children's' laughter could be heard Saturday at a popular shopping center in Johannesburg, South Africa, where more than 250 underprivileged kids gathered with local celebrities to help dismantle and eat the world's largest chocolate bunny.
The United States is in. So are Brazil, England, Spain and 15 other nations. Yet with eight months to go before the 2010 World Cup, more tickets have been purchased by people from the U.S. (11.7 percent at last count) than from any other country except the host nation, South Africa (47.9 percent).
The young man looks nervous standing in front of the gym at the Salvation Army Center on Bushwick Avenue. His eyes are cast down and he shifts from foot to foot, seeming intensely interested in his shoes.
Virgin Atlantic promises Jerry Levine it will send him a paper ticket for his flight from Los Angeles to Johannesburg. But when it doesn't, the airline is less than helpful in tracking it down. Is his lost ticket a lost cause? And what should he do now?
South Africans protesting the violence against foreigners marched in the streets of Johannesburg on Saturday, carrying signs saying, "Stop the Senseless Killing," "Mr. Mbeke, Where are You?" and "Shame on Us."
Police armed with rubber bullets were patrolling neighborhoods in Johannesburg on Tuesday in an effort to quell a recent spree of violence aimed at foreigners that police say has killed 22 people and displaced an estimated 13,000.
Half a mile below the red-rock African landscape, mine manager Charl Geldenhuys points to an array of fluorescent-orange circles spray-painted at a dark tunnel's rocky end. "That's where we blast tomorrow," he shouts over the din of a machine drilling dynamite holes.