Scores Die in Tragic Mozambique Fuel Truck Explosion

By SAPeople 18-11-16 12:20

At least 73 people have been killed, and over 110 – including children – badly injured, following the explosion of a fuel truck in Mozambique. International reports say that local people – in a country where over half the 24 million people live beneath the poverty line – had gathered around an overturned lorry to siphon petrol out of it, […]


Joburg is Africa’s Most Visited City in 2016

By SAPeople Contributor 15-11-16 16:23

Johannesburg is set to be the most popular destination city in Africa for the fourth year, according to the 2016 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index. The city is expected to welcome 3.6 million international overnight visitors in 2016, a 6.2% increase on last year’s 3.39 million visitors. Cairo in Egypt is the second most visited […]


10 Reasons to Make Zanzibar Your Next Holiday Destination

By Craig Doria 31-12-20 20:08

“Zanzibar”, even having lived in East Africa for 16 years, the name still conjurs dreams of exotic mystery, romance and adventure. If you are frequently ‘haunted’ by these wonderful dreams of a tropical island paradise then Zanzibar is the very next holiday you should take, and here are ten reasons why! Zanzibar is actually an […]

Yikes! Desperate Crocodile Attacks Couple in Swimming Pool in Africa

By SAPeople 21-11-16 23:28

CCTV footage has captured the frightening scene as a couple cooling off in a pool in Kariba, Zimbabwe, were attacked by a crocodile Thursday evening. The video uploader, Zimbo88, says the crocodile stalked and attacked them in a private residence swimming pool. Zimbo88 explains the drought has caused Lake Kariba water levels to drop dangerously low and […]

African Ghetto Kids Win International Award

By SAPeople 04-01-21 17:04

The Triplets Ghetto Kids first caught the world’s attention a couple of years ago with their awesome moves in Eddy Kenzo’s Ugandan hit ‘Sitya Loss’. Since then their dance moves have been viewed by millions, and this week they were announced as the winners of an international entertainment award! TGK say: “2016 has been an amazing year for […]

Sundowns Crowned African Club Champions!

By SAPeople 23-10-16 23:54

Congratulations to Mamelodi Sundowns – bringing home the African Champions League title Sunday night in Egypt for not only their club, but the whole of South Africa! Although Sundowns lost the second leg of their CAF semifinal 1-0 to Zamalek in Alexandria tonight… they still secured the title 3-1 on aggregate. It’s a massive boost for South African […]

South Africans Bring Spectacular Play to London Stage

By Sandi Durnford-Slater 20-10-16 09:55

South African theatre group, Isango Ensemble, is no stranger to the London stage. In 2013 they performed Venus and Adonis entirely in Xhosa at the Globe Theatre to rave reviews. They are back in London this year with their latest production, A Man of Good Hope, which is at The Young Vic until 12th of […]

Botswana at 50: The End of an African Success Story?

By SAPeople Contributor 02-10-16 18:22

On Friday (30 September) it was 50 years since Botswana attained independence from British rule. Over the decades, the small landlocked country has been regarded as a role model for success in Africa. It has achieved political stability, democratic government, and remarkable economic growth. The attraction of Botswana and its history is newly reinforced in the film […]

Photo Competition Winners Show an Africa That Will Surprise Many

By SAPeople Contributor 29-09-16 17:33

The impression many people in South Africa, and around the world, have of other parts of Africa are about to be blown away by the magnificent photos that have won the Africa 2016 Photo Competition, held by global logistics provider Agility. The series of photographs show how quickly Africa is modernising, growing… and even leading the […]


10 Ways New Tanzania President John Magufuli Shows How to Lead an African Country

By SAPeople Staff Writer 18-03-21 12:16

It has been only three weeks since Tanzania elected John Magufuli, the son of a farmer, to take over from Jakaya Kikwete, whose government was scarred by scandals and excesses, and it’s already clear why the can-do, cost-cutting, austere, corruption-hating new leader is known as Iron Fist and the Bulldozer. There might be tongue-in-cheek celebrations on Twitter – […]

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