Volunteer Tourism: What’s Wrong With It and How It Can Be Changed

By Guest Contributor 08-11-17 16:26

Volunteer tourism, or voluntourism, is an emerging trend of travel linked to “doing good”. Yet these efforts to help people and the environment have come under heavy criticism – I believe for good reason. Voluntourists’ ability to change systems, alleviate poverty or provide support for vulnerable children is limited. They simply don’t have the skills. […]

WHO Revokes Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s Ambassador Appointment

By SAPeople 22-10-17 17:50

Following outrage across the world, including in his own country, the appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been revoked. Mugabe’s appointment as Goodwill Ambassador on NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases) for Africa was announced just days ago at the WHO Global Conference on NCDs in Uruguay. […]

Mugabe Appointed WHO Goodwill Ambassador… And It’s Not Fake News!

By Jenni Baxter 20-10-17 23:31

It sounds like an oxymoron for President Robert Mugabe’s detractors, and at first sight appears to be fake news… but Zimbabwe’s President has indeed been appointed to serve as Goodwill Ambassador on NCDs (Non-Communicable Diseases) for Africa. The announcement was made at the WHO Global Conference on NCDs – being held in Montevideo, Uruguay – […]

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Over 100 Hippos Found Dead in Namibia

By Jenni Baxter 09-10-17 09:51

Over 100 hippopotamuses have tragically been found dead in one of Namibia’s biggest game parks – Bwabwata National Park – in the Zambezi region, in the north east of the country. According to reports Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism confirmed the deaths are not linked to poaching. Parks Deputy Director of the region, Apollinaris […]

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Grace Mugabe Warns of Coup; While Zimbabwe Embassy Withdraws from Her SA Court Proceedings

By SAPeople Contributor 07-10-17 00:16

It’s been a busy day for Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe. The legal process that AfriForum and Gabriella Engels brought against her and the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation took an interesting turn today after the Zimbabwean Embassy unexpectedly withdrew from the court proceedings… after having applied earlier to intervene as an interested party. […]

South Africa Hosts Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe

By SAPeople Contributor 03-10-17 11:45

President Jacob Zuma is this morning hosting his Zimbabwean counterpart, President Robert Mugabe, who is in the country for the second session of the Bi-National Commission. President Mugabe arrived at the Waterkloof Air Force Base on Monday evening. The BNC will afford the two Heads a State an opportunity to review bilateral relations between the countries. Boosting […]

Van Life South Africa: Tripping Over the Western Cape

By Luca Barausse 01-10-17 14:45

We met traveling. We knew it was in our blood and we knew it would be the thread that wove us together. We spent 6 months exploring Europe: hiking mountains in Italy, catching ferries in Greece and sleeping on deserted beaches in Spain. When funds ran low, we headed back home to South Africa, but […]


Toya Delazy to Voice Fourth PowerPuff Girl for Cartoon Network Africa

By SAPeople Contributor 19-09-17 10:36

Toya Delazy will voice Bliss, the fourth Powerpuff Girl for Cartoon Network Africa in the five-part special The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four. Bliss is the long-lost teenage sister to Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, who has returned to Townsville to learn the strength of her powers. The new five-episode Powerpuff Girl special will premiere at the DStv Delicious International Food & […]


Zimbabwean Woman Charged with Grenfell Tower Fraud in the UK

By SAPeople 05-09-17 23:39

A Zimbabwean national – Joyce Msokeri (46) – appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Tuesday, charged with seven counts of fraud… related to the tragic Grenfell Tower fire. Scotland Yard said Msokeri, whose address was given as Sutton in the UK, was arrested on 25 July after making fraudulent claims for […]

Lesotho’s Defence Force Chief Assassinated Amidst Fears of Coup

By SAPeople 05-01-21 22:01

Three senior Lesotho Defence Force officials, including Commander Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso, are reported to have been killed following a shootout in Motsomotso’s Maseru office on Tuesday. According to the SABC’s acting political editor, Sophie Mokoena‏, the senior officials “have been assassinated and some senior politicians have fled country”. Eye witnesses allegedly said that just before 10am […]

African Lioness Makes World Headlines, Nursing Leopard Cub

By SAPeople 15-07-17 12:48

The Ndutu Safari Lodge in Tanzania has been thrust into the world spotlight since one of its lionesses was photographed this week, in an extremely rare position – nursing a leopard cub! Usually she would have killed the cub… but it’s believed her strong maternal instincts, brought on by the recent birth of her own […]

The Fate of Africa’s Lake Tanganyika Lies in The Balance

By Guest Contributor 29-04-17 19:36

Standing on the steep rocky shores of Lake Tanganyika at sunset, looking out at fishermen heading out for their nightly lamp-boat fishing trips, it’s easy to imagine this immense 32,900km2 body of water as serene and unchanging. Located in the western branch of the great African Rift Valley it’s divided among four countries; Tanzania, the […]


27 Signs That You’ve Been to Africa

By Guest Contributor 10-04-17 19:45

1. You look for tracks in the ground and markings on the trees when you go for a walk in your local park. 2. You don’t look at house cats the same way. I mean, they’re like tiny leopards, right? 3. David Attenborough has now made it onto your list of the three people you’d […]

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