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Rhino Poaching in South Africa Cut by Half in 2020

By SAPeople 08-12-20 00:09

South Africa rhino poaching decreased by almost 53 percent in the first six months of 2020, with 166 animals being killed for their horns, according to figures released by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. During the first six months of 2019, a total of 316 rhino had been poached in South Africa. Some […]

More Money For COVID-19 in South Africa But No Spending Strategy

By SAPeople 29-06-20 20:10

The supplementary budget tabled last week by South Africa’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, whose primary objective was to make more money available for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, sheds no light on the relative prioritisation of prevention over treatment for COVID-19. Alex van den Heever reports. The required health system response to COVID 19 […]

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Why South Africa Has a Keen Interest in Extremist Violence in North Mozambique

By SAPeople 24-11-20 00:17

A growing insurgency in the northern parts of Mozambique has caught the attention of conflict analysts and observers worldwide. There is now even a possibility that the South African National Defence Force might become involved in the most northern Cabo Delgado province, with a view to ending the deadly violence and litany of atrocities, abductions and destruction of […]

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Federer and Zverev Break Tennis World Attendance Record in Mexico City

By SAPeople 24-11-19 11:39

MEXICO CITY – Tennis legend Roger Federer has every intention of breaking a world attendance record when he plays Rafael Nadal at a charity tennis match in Cape Town on 7 February 2020… but on the way he has just broken the record in Mexico City! Broadcaster ESPN claimed a new world record for attendance […]

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Malaysia’s Last Sumatran Rhinoceros Iman Dies

By SAPeople 23-11-19 22:05

KUALA LUMPUR – The last Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia tragically died on Saturday, leaving the smallest species of rhino, which once roamed across Asia, surviving in small numbers mostly in Indonesia. The 25-year-old female rhino, named Iman, who has been cared for in a wildlife reserve since her rescue in 2014, died of cancer in […]

PHOTOS: An African Safari Through 10 Countries. Part 1

By SAPeople 27-08-19 16:26

Bruce Marais, a South African photographer, chef and creative who lives in Morocco, recently began a 10-country safari – through cities and along back roads and into game parks. SAPeople will carry a series of his brilliant photographs as he and his travel companions move from their starting point in Nairobi – a city, he […]

Another Uber Car Burnt in Sandton in South African Taxi Competition Wars

By SAPeople 08-09-17 08:51

Another Uber vehicle in South Africa was torched this evening, in an ongoing battle with metered taxis, and according to latest reports Uber drivers retaliated by torching a metered taxi (maxi taxi). Earlier Thursday evening, Uber SA said: “We’re aware of the situation in Sandton. At this time we can confirm that one vehicle is […]

South Africans Will Pay Less for Data “Very Soon”

By SAPeople 07-09-17 18:10

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele has declared that the crazy cost of data in South Africa is to be reduced “very soon”. Although by ‘very soon’, he means a year’s time. Speaking at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) gathering in Durban this week, Cwele said changes may be implemented “as early as […]

SA Terminal Superhero Runs for Rhinos, Unicorns and Kids with Cancer

By SAPeople 07-09-17 10:47

Richard Wright may have terminal cancer, but this morning he just landed in the UK, ready to compete in one of the most challenging races in the world – Ironman Wales. And he’s doing it to raise money for rhino and children with cancer. He may be terminal, but as this incredible South African points […]

Monster Storm Hurricane Irma Hurtling Towards USA

By SAPeople 06-09-17 23:58

Hurricane Irma is barrelling towards the United States coastline, causing considerable damage over the Caribbean islands along the way. Residents in Florida’s Key West area – where many South African expats live – have been ordered to evacuate as the monster storm is expected to make landfall on the mainland by the weekend. The French […]

Kevin Anderson Becomes 2nd South African to Reach US Open Semi-Final

By SAPeople 03-07-18 13:31

Kevin Anderson has become the second South African to reach the US Open semi-finals in the Open era, winning his match against American Sam Querrey at Flushing Meadows. The US Open tweeted that Anderson was the first South African to reach this milestone, but actually he’s the second – Johan Kriek played in the 1980 […]

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SA Businessman Kenny Kunene Allegedly Targeted in Attempted Hit

By SAPeople 06-09-17 10:22

JOHANNESBURG – Well known South African businessman and socialite, Kenny Kunene, was allegedly targeted in a murder attempt Tuesday night, which may have been linked to reports of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s alleged extramarital affairs. Kunene told the SABC he had been in his Sandton office, where Sunday Independent editor – and friend – Steven […]

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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 […]

Michaelhouse Bus Accident Claims One Boy’s Life, Leaves 47 Injured.

By SAPeople 05-09-17 23:05

One of the 48 children injured in the Michaelhouse school bus accident on Tuesday afternoon has sadly succumbed to his injuries. The private KwaZulu-Natal school issued a statement on Facebook saying: “Michaelhouse is saddened to confirm the passing of Themba Dloti in this afternoon’s terrible accident. “The entire School, staff and boys, gathered in the […]

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 […]

South Africa Voted 5th Most Beautiful Country in the World

By SAPeople 05-09-17 16:20

South Africa has been voted the fifth most beautiful country in the world by readers of travel guidebook Rough Guides. Interestingly, they chose Scotland as the most beautiful… apparently because of its “wild beaches, deep lochs and craggy castles”. South Africa – which was surprisingly the only country from the African continent to feature on […]

South Africans Succeed in Getting Bell Pottinger Expelled From UK PR Body

By SAPeople 05-09-17 13:04

Thanks in part to a tireless effort from the Democratic Alliance (DA), as well as the persistence of vocal South Africans, an unrelenting SA Twitter vs Bell Pottinger, and protesting expats in London… PR firm Bell Pottinger has been expelled, with immediate effect, from UK PR regulatory body, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). Only […]

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