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Joburg Tanker Tragedy Death Toll Rises to 18

Joburg Tanker Tragedy Death Toll Rises to 18

By SAPeople 26-12-22 21:13

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The death toll from a gas tanker that exploded in Boksburg, Johannesburg on Saturday has nearly doubled to 18, authorities said, adding that they’d arrested the driver and charged him with culpable homicide. The blast, which tore the roof off the emergency department at the Tambo Memorial hospital, destroyed two houses, several […]

Eskom Turns the Lights On for Christmas

Eskom Turns the Lights On for Christmas

By SAPeople 24-12-22 17:50

Eskom has announced a loadshedding-free Christmas Day for South Africans. The power utility said on Saturday afternoon: « Loadshedding will be suspended at 05:00 on 25 December until 05:00 on 26 December. Thereafter, Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented until 16:00 on 27 December, whereafter Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented.« Eskom said the suspension […]

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Almost 50 Vultures Killed in Mass Poisoning in Zululand

By SAPeople 22-12-22 09:58

Forty-seven white-backed vultures have been killed in a mass poisoning incident in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa. Another five were injured. One of the key reasons for poisoning of vultures is for use in the traditional medicine trade. The gruesome discovery of the birds – some with their heads removed – was made on Sunday (18 […]

Stage 6 loadshedding South Africa

Stage 6 Loadshedding Kicks In. Again

By SAPeople 20-12-22 20:18

Stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented from 20:00 tonight, until 05:00 tomorrow morning, according to the latest alert from Eskom. (See separate Cape Town schedule below.) The power utility promised that Stage 4 loadshedding will resume at 05:00 tomorrow morning until further notice. “This is necessary to ensure sufficient generation capacity is available tonight to […]


Ranger Severely Injured by Elephant in Kruger National Park

By SAPeople 20-12-22 20:04

A Field Ranger in the Kruger National Park (KNP) was unfortunately severely injured by an elephant shortly after 08h00 this morning (Tues 20 December). The unnamed ranger was on patrol in the Pretoriuskop Section, in the south-western part of the Kruger, when the incident occurred, according to the South African National Parks (SANParks). « Preliminary […]

The GABBA ICC rating

ICC Rates The Gabba ‘Below Average’ After South Africa vs Australia Test

By SAPeople 20-12-22 14:54

Brisbane’s famous cricket pitch – the Gabba – has received a ‘below average’ rating from the ICC, and has received one demerit point. The dismal rating follows the first Test between South Africa and Australia, which was held at the Queensland venue, and which received much criticism from both sides. Australia won the match by […]

South Africa's ANC holds conference to elect new leadership, in Johannesburg

Ramaphosa Victorious as ANC Leader Despite Phala Phala Scandal

By SAPeople 19-12-22 17:24

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was re-elected leader of the governing African National Congress (ANC) on Monday, overcoming the “Farmgate” scandal (referring to the robbery and subsequent cover-up at his Phala Phala farm) and paving the way for him to contest the presidency again at 2024 elections. By Kopano Gumbi, Alexander Winning […]

Freak Wave Kills 3, Including Child, and Seriously Injures 17 in Durban

Freak Wave Kills 3 and Seriously Injures 17 in Durban

By SAPeople 19-12-22 15:06

A freak wave at Durban’s North Beach, KZN (KwaZulu-Natal), on Saturday afternoon tragically claimed three lives and left 17 people seriously injured. According to the KZN Premier, 35 lifeguards worked diligently in a mass rescue effort, and paramedics treated more than 100 people involved in the tragedy. KZN Emergency Services spokesperson Robert McKenzie told the […]

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Final - Argentina v France

WHAT A FINAL! Argentina Win FIFA World Cup, Beating France on Penalties

By SAPeople 18-12-22 21:18

LUSAIL, Qatar (Reuters) – Argentina won their third World Cup in extraordinary style on Sunday, beating France 4-2 in a penalty shootout after Lionel Messi scored twice in a 3-3 draw that featured a hat-trick for Kylian Mbappe as the holders recovered from 2-0 down after 80 minutes. By Mitch Phillips It was an incredible […]

Quench your thirst the Pandoran way: This is the Pandora-inspired drink that visitors to the Tokyo Disney Resort will be able to sample during the opening week of Avatar, Way of Water. One of the exotic flavours included in this otherworldly drink is none other than South African favourite, Rooibos. Patrons are in for a real treat as the drink can also be lit up to reflect the wonder of Pandora.

Disney Resort Celebrates Avatar with Special Rooibos Jelly Drink

By SAPeople 19-12-22 16:37

As movie fans across the world stream into cinemas to watch blockbuster sci-fi movie, Avatar: The Way of Water, which was released this week, visitors to the Tokyo Disney Resort are being treated to a taste of Pandora… and that taste includes South African favourite – Rooibos! Chefs at the resort have created exotic tastes […]

Kruger National Park Supplies Tips for Visitors on Handling Loadshedding Whilst on Safari

Kruger National Park’s Loadshedding Tips for Overnight Safari Visitors

By SAPeople 16-12-22 18:16

The Kruger National Park (KNP) has reminded guests that Rest Camps in the famous South African park are also subject to the National Loadshedding schedules, and has supplied some recommendations on how to prepare to best handle possible power cuts during your visit to the Kruger. Whilst most South Africans are probably experts at handling […]


Trevor Noah to Host Grammy Awards for Third Time

By SAPeople 16-12-22 01:01

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been announced as the host of the prestigious Grammy Awards for 2023, the biggest night in the music industry. This is the third time that the SA expat – who recently left The Daily Show – has been selected as master of ceremonies. Trevor’s the cover star of this […]


Ellen ‘Heartbroken’ After DJ tWitch, Stephen Boss, Passes Away

By SAPeople 15-12-22 01:05

Ellen DeGeneres says she is “heartbroken” following the news that her longtime DJ, and executive producer on the Ellen show since 2014, died by suicide earlier this week. Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss – who was popular with South African and worldwide audiences – tragically passed away at the age of 40 in a hotel room, after […]

President Joe Biden says USA is 'All In' on Africa's Future

President Joe Biden says USA is ‘All In’ on Africa’s Future

By SAPeople 15-12-22 00:09

US President Joe Biden has announced an agreement aimed at bolstering trade ties between the United States and Africa on Wednesday (14 December) after years in which the continent took a back seat to other US priorities. “The United States is ‘all in’ on Africa’s future,” Biden told African leaders – including DIRCO Minister Naledi […]

Hendrick Potgieter Road After Bridge Collapses

Motorists Told to Avoid Hendrick Potgieter Road After Bridge Collapses

By SAPeople 14-12-22 22:44

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has advised motorists to avoid Hendrick Potgieter Road due to a collapsed bridge in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. The section of the road between Falls and Van Staden Streets has been closed to traffic. The road caved in on Tuesday (13 December) following heavy downpours in the region. “The closure […]

Trainees ride in convoy near Bayside, Table View.

Eco-Friendly Fast Food Deliveries Creating Jobs for Young People in SA

By SAPeople 14-12-22 17:26

Green Riders employs young people in Dunoon on e-bikes. By Peter Luhanga Finding no job opportunities in his home town of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, 22-year-old Yandisa Mbhadeko came to Cape Town to look for work, with the hope of saving enough money to fund his journalism studies. While he was staying in a […]

SA’s Matt Sates is New World Champion in Men’s 200 IM in Melbourne

WATCH SA’s Matt Sates Becomes New WORLD Champion at World Aquatics in Melbourne

By SAPeople 13-12-22 16:43

Matthew ‘Matt’ Sates has become World Champion, after his brilliant performance on Tuesday evening in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley (IM) Final at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Melbourne, Australia. Matt won in 1:50.15. Watch below. It’s a new African record, and puts Matt only second on the all-time list behind American legend Ryan […]

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