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Proteas Women Emphatically Break India’s Unbeaten Streak

By SAPeople 09-07-17 09:15

A half-century and four wickets by captain, Dané van Niekerk and a 65-ball 92 by Lizelle Lee laid the foundation for a resounding, 115-run victory for the Proteas over India, breaking their unbeaten streak when the sides met for the 18th match in the ICC Women’s World Cup in Leicester on Sunday. It was a […]

Shocking SA Lion Attack Video and Angry Teacher Videos Go Viral

By SAPeople 27-01-20 21:46

Two videos have had South Africans on social media – and even mainstream media – “buzzing” this past week. Both are old and shared with incorrect information. The ‘lion hunt’ was neither a canned hunt… nor even a lion hunt! It was a buffalo hunt that went wrong for the hunters. (You can view it […]

Cape Town Warned to Reduce Water Consumption

By SAPeople 04-07-17 12:58

The City of Cape Town has called on all water users to reduce their consumption immediately in line with the new Level 4b water restrictions that have been implemented. The call comes as the latest water usage figures show unacceptably high consumption at 634 million litres of collective water use per day. “Dam levels remain […]

Rhino Saved as Suspected Rhino Poachers, including Cop, Arrested in KwaZulu-Natal

By SAPeople 28-06-17 13:17

During the early hours of Tuesday morning two suspects, one of them a 22-year-old police constable, were arrested on suspicion of being involved in rhino poaching, according to the South African Police Services (SAPS). And fortunately – this time – they were arrested on their way to kill the rhino, or rhinos, rather than after the deed which happens so […]

A VERY Close Encounter with a Leopard in Africa

By SAPeople 28-06-17 22:32

Check out this VERY close encounter with a leopard in the Main Area of a campsite in the Okavango Delta in Botswana! (Scroll down to watch.) A Wilderness Safaris manager, Hamish Henderson, posted the video – taken at Xigera Camp – a couple of days ago, saying: “And then this happened! Video courtesy of our Guest […]

Gigaba Confirms Granting Gupta Naturalisation But Denies “Opening the South African Gates”

By SAPeople 13-06-17 23:05

Pretoria – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has confirmed that the documents circulated through social media on Monday – by EFF leader Julius Male – with respect to the Gupta family naturalisation application are genuine. Gigaba reportedly granted the Gupta family naturalisation while he was Home Affairs Minister. However, he complained that sensational headlines – such […]

DHL trucks arrive to help at Knysna fire

DHL Delivers Major Aid to Knysna Fire Victims

By SAPeople 17-01-21 23:58

CAPE TOWN – DHL Express has announced that its local cross-business-unit disaster response team – which was deployed last week to assist in relief efforts for residents who have been displaced by the recent Knysna fire – has transported over 284 tons of emergency supplies to date, with thousands of kilograms still being processed. DHL has […]

Helen Zille Apologises for Colonialism Tweet

By SAPeople 13-06-17 16:49

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane said in a press briefing on Tuesday that he was “personally angered” by Western Cape Premier, and former DA leader, Helen Zille’s tweet about colonialism. With Maimane sitting at her side in  the briefing, Zille apologised unreservedly “to the South African public who were offended by this tweet and my subsequent […]

Carte Blanche Producer Johann Botha Killed in Joburg Armed Robbery

By SAPeople 09-06-17 13:38

Carte Blanche producer and former 50/50 presenter, Johann Botha, has been tragically shot and killed during an armed robbery at a bar/restaurant in Johannesburg. The bar owner Werner ‘Swazi’ Perchtold was also killed. The shocking incident occurred on Wednesday evening, at the Zebra House Inn in Gauteng’s Maboneng district. According to police spokesperson, Captain Kay Makhubele, three men and […]

Knysna Golf Club is Absolutely Fine and Untouched by Fire

By SAPeople 05-12-20 21:36

Knysna Clubhouse is absolutely fine and has been untouched by the devastating fires in the region. The Clubhouse posted a message a few minutes ago, reassuring its supporters that all is well. The photo in question was likely taken in 2010 when there was a fire. The picture was tweeted by a user called @The_Real_Goud, and published by […]

UPDATE: “Severe Weather Event & Knysna Fire” – W. Cape Government

By SAPeople 08-06-17 10:42

Following massive fires and a major storm – in which eight people lost their lives – the Western Cape Government has issued the following updates, and asked evacuees to please not return home until informed that it is safe to do so: Knysna Fire update: Humanitarian support is being co-ordinated for an estimated 8,000-10,000 residents […]

Miss South Africa Survives Hijacking Attempt at Hyde Park, Johannesburg

By SAPeople 08-06-17 08:27

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has survived a hijacking incident, which occurred early Wednesday evening outside Hyde Park Shopping Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her personal belongings were stolen, but the thieves fled leaving her car behind. She was unharmed. Fikile Mbalula, RSA Minister of Police, said he was “shocked” by the “brazen” attempt and that […]

Knysna Fire Update (Thursday 8 June)

By SAPeople 08-06-17 08:39

After a devastating night in which many homes and other buildings have been burnt in raging fires in Knysna, some good news comes this morning from the Western Cape, as Working on Fire (WOF) report that the right flank of the Pezula Area, which ran the risk of jumping over to private property, is now […]

Woman Injured During Major Turbulence Caused by Cape Town Storm

By SAPeople 07-06-17 20:35

One woman was flung across a plane during a Joburg to Cape Town flight this morning, when the aeroplane she was travelling on was caught in major turbulence due to the Cape Town storm in South Africa. As the plane was shaken by the turbulence, the lady was flung from her seat and injured her […]

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