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This is What 87 Litres of Water Per Day Looks Like… for Capetonians

By SAPeople 05-09-17 09:29

With Level 5 Water Restrictions introduced to drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, the city is getting even stricter with water usage. The 87-litre per person limit remains in place for domestic properties, but the cap on individual domestic property usage is now set at 20 kl per month… beyond which the property owner will be subject […]

Elon Musk Warns AI Could Cause World War 3

By SAPeople 04-09-17 17:41

Former Pretoria High School boy, and current world renowned billionaire businessman and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk has warned that the competition between countries for artificial intelligence (AI) superiority could be the cause of a third world war. The South African expat tweeted “it begins” early this morning, along with an article in […]

Prince William and Kate “Very Pleased” To Be Expecting Their Third Child

By SAPeople 04-09-17 16:34

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton – otherwise known as their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – have said in a statement that they are “very pleased” to announce that they are expecting their third child! In the press statement, issued by Kensington Palace, they revealed that the Queen and members […]

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Bell Pottinger CEO Resigns Ahead of Report into Gupta Debacle

By SAPeople 04-09-17 12:54

The CEO of Bell Pottinger, James Henderson, stepped down from his role as head of the well known UK PR firm over the weekend, ahead of today’s imminent publishing of an investigation into the firm by Herbert Smith Freehills. Last month another four Bell Pottinger employees were dismissed or suspended. Herbert Smith Freehills were appointed […]

Long Time Teddy Bear Travelling Companion, Missing in South Africa

By SAPeople 04-09-17 08:43

Award-winning wildlife and underwater photographer, Tracey Jennings, is seeking social media help in finding Bob, her best friend and travelling companion of over 25 years. He went missing on Saturday and she is desperate to get him back. “I know he is just a teddy bear but he was a gift from one of my greatest […]

Watch Magical Medieval Fayre in Johannesburg

By SAPeople 03-09-17 23:06

Photojournalist and vlogger SHAYNE ROBINSON captured this footage on Saturday of the “Neigh-Bours Magical Medieval Fayre” in Johannesburg, South Africa. “HEAR YE! HEAR YE! Calling all knights, damsels, wenches, beggars, and bards. Ye Magical Medieval Fayre is back and on Saturday I went out the Inanda Country Base to have a look at what was […]

Iconic Land Rover Signs as Official Vehicle to the Springboks

By SAPeople 03-09-17 19:31

SA Rugby has announced that Land Rover is the latest blue-chip company to back the Springboks – as an associate sponsor and official vehicle partner of SA Rugby. The class-leading vehicle manufacturer has signed a three-year partnership, which will see Land Rover support the Boks’ Rugby World Cup 2019 campaign, of which Land Rover are […]

Kruger Park Photos That Show Why You’ll Always Leave Wanting to Return

By SAPeople 03-09-17 15:53

If you’re far away, feast your eyes on these exquisite photos from the Kruger National Park, taken last week by TARA TURKINGTON during yet another fantastic family holiday. Tara says: “Home from a wonderful week in the Kruger Park. Even after approx. 40 years of visiting Kruger, I always leave wanting to come back…” The […]

Mrs Vietnam Crowned Mrs Universe at Glitzy Event in Durban, South Africa

By SAPeople 24-12-20 12:49

An ecstatic Mrs Vietnam was crowned Mrs Universe during a glittering event at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) on Saturday night. 43-year old Tram Hoang Luu burst into tears as last year’s winner, Olga Tornor from Austria, handed over the crown at the 40th Annual Mrs Universe pageant, held for the first […]

Knysna Waives Property Rates for Fire Victims

By SAPeople 02-09-17 17:43

Knysna Council has approved the waiving of property rates for one year for those 564 households that were completely destroyed by the recent fires. The devastating fires in June destroyed billions of rands of built environment in Knysna, and has had a traumatic input on the people’s lives and the economy, the Council said in […]

South African Air Stewardess Charged with Importing Cocaine to Australia

By SAPeople 02-09-17 15:55

A 32-year-old South African SAA air stewardess has been charged with attempting to import approximately six to eight kilograms of cocaine into Perth International Airport last night. In a joint media release by the Australian Border Force (ABF) and Australian Federal Police (AFP), they said the incident occurred on 18 August 2017 after she arrived on […]

Zuma Says State Capture Inquiry on the Cards

By SAPeople 01-09-17 09:01

President Jacob Zuma says he has announced his intention to establish a commission of inquiry into state capture. The President said this when he fielded oral questions at the National Assembly on Thursday. He was responding to a question from DA leader Mmusi Maimane. “I wish to make it categorically clear that I have never […]

Watch Scary Elephant Experience… A Little Too Close For Comfort

By SAPeople 01-09-17 09:18

Oh my goodness. Watch this from beginning to end and imagine being in the front seat! The video was uploaded by Merelize van der Merwe, a professional huntress in South Africa. She doesn’t mention where the video was taken, but the accents are South African. (Update: Merelize says the video was sent to her via […]

SA Student Blows Half a Million After Receiving R14-M by Mistake

By SAPeople 31-08-17 10:30

A South African student received a windfall R14-million in her account – by accident – and went on to spend R500,000 of it (while fellow students are battling to receive adequate food allowances)! Had she not bragged about it on Facebook it appears that nobody would have picked up the mistake. Unfortunately for her, she […]

Outraged Women Minister Calls for Shoprite to Drop Charges Against Female Workers

By SAPeople 30-08-17 18:09

Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, says she is “shocked and disgusted” at the alleged “inhumane” acts meted out by Shoprite towards seven female employees. The incident took place at Shoprite’s Pelican Park branch in Cape Town. It is alleged that the seven women, one of them pregnant, were handcuffed and “exhibited” […]

Hawks Confirm They’re Investigating Guptas for Sun City Wedding

By SAPeople 31-08-17 10:50

Hawks, the special investigative unit of the South African Police Services (SAPS), today confirmed they are investigating the prominent Gupta Family, who have been at the centre of allegations of state capture in South Africa, for allegedly using public funds to pay for a lavish family wedding at Sun City in 2013. In a press statement, […]

South African Cannibal Case Grips World’s Attention

By SAPeople 29-08-17 18:10

The horrific case of alleged cannibalism near Estcourt, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, has gripped world headlines as details of the crime begin to surface… with five men arrested, and somewhere between a few and over 300 local residents (depending on which report you read) claiming they too unwittingly partook in the eating of human flesh. […]

Double Tragedy as Pregnant Rhino Cow Poached in Pilanesberg

By SAPeople 29-08-17 09:33

Pilanesberg National Park & Wildlife Trust has sadly revealed that it has lost another rhino cow to poachers. The female rhino was carrying a full-term baby. The devastated admin of the Park’s page said: “A terrible double tragedy simply to satisfy the disgusting greed of complete idiots! You are not fit to walk this planet […]

SA Police Welcome Talented Sand Artist onto Fish Hoek Beach

By SAPeople 29-08-17 08:48

It was a big moment at Fish Hoek Beach on Monday as Station Commander Madoda Hlakula welcomed Cape Town’s talented sand artist, Michael Myekwa, onto the beach with his brand new letter of permission. The Fish Hoek community had rallied together in the past week to help sand sculptor Michael obtain an all-important permit which […]

Over 1 Million Like Mark Zuckerberg’s Post: “August Was Born”

By SAPeople 29-08-17 00:47

Over 1 million Facebook users have already liked the latest post by its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, since it was posted five hours ago. Along with his wife Priscilla Chan, Mark wrote: “Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August! We wrote her a letter about the world we hope she grows up […]

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