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Cellphone Records SA Cops & Bribery

By SAPeople 06-09-13 12:00

A South African motorist who was pulled over by the police in Douglasdale, Johannesburg, recorded the incident – during which the officers coerced him into paying a bribe, or else… The audiotape found its way to popular radio and TV celebrity (and voice-over artist) IanF. The  former 5FM DJ, aka Ian Fraser, published a link […]

Bryce Courtenay Bids Farewell

By SAPeople 27-11-12 08:42

South African-born and raised author Bryce Courtenay has sadly revealed that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has only months left to live. In a heartfelt statement, the ‘Power of One” author announced that his next novel “Jack of Diamonds” – which is due out in November – will be his very last. […]

Oscar’s Twitter Pic Shows Blade Differences

By SAPeople 03-06-14 13:29

After Oscar Pistorius’ heated reaction last night, immediately after missing out on Gold in the Men’s 200m Final, the South African athlete has apologised for his bad timing…but not for the content of his rant which was made during a Channel 4 interview. He has also uploaded a photo to his Twitter page that seems […]

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Inspiration from the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit

By SAPeople 07-01-21 00:27

The Discovery Invest Leadership Summit went ahead on 30th August, despite Archbishop Tutu pulling out at the last minute in a protest against the presence of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. Blair, who was keynote speaker for the day’s event, opened his discussion with the quip “It’s amazing how nice people are when you […]

Searching for Sugar Man

By SAPeople 27-02-15 19:44

“Searching for Sugar Man”, about two South Africans who set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, is picking up awards and new fans for 1970s rock ‘n roller Rodriguez all over the world. The title of the documentary takes its inspiration from one of the tracks off Rodriguez’ Cold Fact album, […]

Oscar Breaks World Record as he Qualifies in 200m Men’s Heat

By SAPeople 06-09-13 11:58

South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius wowed the crowds at the Paralympic Stadium in London tonight as he raced to victory in his T43 200 m heat, winning in a World Record time of 21:30 seconds! The legendary “Blade Runner” led from start to finish, with the crowds cheering him on. Over the last month, Oscar has […]

South Africa honours Neil Armstrong

By SAPeople 27-02-15 21:47

In memory of Neil Armstrong, who passed away earlier this week, the American flags at all US government facilities in South Africa are being flown at half-staff  today. The American astronaut became iconic for being the first man to walk on the moon. He commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July […]

Sky Ravers Suspended by Crane at Kyalami Tattoo Convention: Video

By SAPeople 06-09-13 11:24

Eish! Here’s a video you don’t often see – four people suspended from hooks that are attached to rigging, that’s in turn attached to a crane. And they’ve made it into the South African history books with their feat! The event took place at Her Majesty’s in Kyalami South Africa during the Cool Inc Tattoo […]

‘Punk in Africa’ film heads to New York New York!

By SAPeople 27-02-15 19:40

South African documentary “Punk in Africa” has been selected for the 50th New York Film Festival. The explosive documentary about the role of 1970’s South Africa punk music in the war against Apartheid has been chosen for the Film Festival’s new “On the Arts” section. “Punk in Africa” is produced by Keith Jones and Deon […]

Hillary Clinton Dances the Night Away in South Africa: Video

By SAPeople 05-09-13 14:07

Check out this brilliant video (below)  of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton jiving in South Africa. She proved quiet capable of dancing the night away with her South African hosts at a dinner held by SA’s Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Johannesburg. Clinton is in South Africa at the moment to help strengthen ties […]

Jamaicans Bring out the Vuvuzelas during Zuma’s Visit

By SAPeople 05-09-13 14:07

There’s nothing that says welcome to a South African in a friendlier (and louder) manner than a vuvuzela…so the Jamaicans proudly brought out their vuvuzelas when South African President Jacob Zuma attended part of their year-long 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Members of the crowd blowing Vuvuzelas during the Jamaica’s 50th Independence celebrations. During his visit to […]

Chad and Cameron turn SA into the Land of Gold

By SAPeople 05-09-13 14:04

President Jacob Zuma has called South Africa the “Land of Gold” after the outstanding achievements of swimmers Cameron van der Burgh and Chad Le Clos. In a media statement yesterday, he said: The South African nation is today filled with pride and joy, after one of our finest and youngest athletes, Chad Le Clos from […]

Die Vraag…response video to Die Antwoord

By SAPeople 31-07-12 00:18

Parody band Die Vraag has created  a response video to “zef rappers” Die Antwoord. Their song is titled “Dankie vir Die Antwoord (Maar Wat was Die Vraag)”. Lyrics are by Deon Opperman and music by Janine Neethling. The controversial video has spurred some heated debates – and insults – on YouTube, and Die Vraag’s official […]

Ernie Els British Open, South African golfer

Ernie Els Recounts Surprising Win! And says Thank You of course.

By SAPeople 21-12-20 01:22

South African golf champion Ernie Els has posted a heartfelt thank you on his website for all the support and congratulatory messages he’s received since his surprising win at the British Open last weekend! And we say ‘surprising’ with all due respect because it seems that nobody was more shocked than Ernie to win the […]

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By SAPeople 22-06-12 07:06

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Steve Bloom exhibits in London: South Africa in the Seventies

By SAPeople 08-09-15 14:58

Stunning photographs of South Africa in the Seventies by renowned South African photographer Steve Bloom, are being presented by The London Festival of Photography this month. And on Monday (11th June), Steve will be giving a talk at the Guardian about photography in South Africa during the apartheid years. In 1977, aged just 24, Steve […]

Doctor, Not

By SAPeople 17-12-09 02:42

The very day Jen extended the invite for me to become one of the sapeople bloggers, I started scribbling notes and thinking about the many things that I wanted to write about.  But as luck would have it, within 24 hours of accepting , I got tackled and taken down by the flu.  Haven’t established […]

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