International rugby referee Romain Poite

South Africans take Rugby Referee Romain Poite “problem” into their own hands!

By SAPeople 22-08-19 18:05

Outraged South Africans have taken matters into their own hands to make sure Romain Poite never refs another rugby game! The international referee caused a furore yesterday during the match between the Springboks and All Blacks at Edenpark in New Zealand. He made several controversial decisions – most notably, yellow-carding Bismarck du Plessis for what […]

Westpark Cemetery

Young Victims Remembered

By SAPeople Contributor 06-01-21 23:44

Dewald van Dyk’s shoes lie in the murky depths of Westdene Dam in Johannesburg. They have been there since 1985, when he dived into the dark waters again and again to pull out children whose school bus went into the dam. Van Dyk was a paramedic at the time, and he was part of the […]

South Africans Fed Up with Oscar Bashing Mania

By SAPeople 03-06-14 13:29

As the rest of the world settles back to watch what they’re calling the South African version of the OJ Simpson trial, a growing number of South Africans have finally had enough of the accusations, presumptions and poor-taste jokes that South Africans themselves have been sharing since the tragic news that Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend was […]

South African sports hero Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius in Shock Arrest for Accidentally Shooting Girlfriend Dead

By SAPeople 06-09-13 12:21

South Africans are reeling after the news today that legendary Olympic and Paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius (26) has been arrested after allegedly shooting his girlfriend dead in a tragic accident. It has been reported that at approximately 4 am today, his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (30) was shot in the head, chest and arm. Pistorius has […]

Only in South Africa

By SAPeople Contributor 06-09-13 12:13

  Only in South Africa is it permissible for a company to drive on a main arterial road (in Cape Town) using a worker as a prop for glass On the back of an open vehicle at break neck speed !   I know this is “Africa” and all that but if we don’t comment on […]

Jakes Gerwel remembered

By SAPeople Contributor 03-06-14 07:18

Humanitarian, businessman and academic Jakes Gerwel, a close friend of former president Nelson Mandela, will be remembered for his humility, and as an icon of the freedom struggle and a literature teacher who inspired hundreds of students. The memorial service for Gerwel, who never recovered from a heart bypass operation and passed away on 28 […]

School Principal’s Dear Mr President Letter Goes Viral

By SAPeople Contributor 03-06-14 13:29

A Western Cape high school principal’s open letter to South African President Jacob Zuma has gone viral. The letter, penned by Bergvliet High School headmaster Stephen Price, addresses education in South Africa and references a well-known letter written by local celebrity Gareth Cliff a couple of years ago. Both letters are published below… Dear President […]

Sad Farewell to SA’s Bryce Courtenay

By SAPeople 06-09-13 12:09

South African-born and raised author Bryce Courtenay passed away late last night at his home in Australia. The author, who rose to fame with ‘The Power of One’, announced he had terminal cancer a couple of months ago. He lived to see his last novel ‘Jack of Diamonds’ published earlier this month. His wife Christine, […]

Afcon ceremony honours hero

By SAPeople Contributor 06-09-13 12:06

What was meant to be a festive event to raise the flags of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2013 finalist countries was marred by the news of the passing of the assistant coach of South Africa’s national football team, Thomas Madigage. Afcon is held under the auspices of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).  The ceremony, […]

Veteran lensman Kumalo dies

By SAPeople Contributor 06-09-13 12:06

Less than a week before the passing of one of South Africa’s longest serving photojournalists, Alf Kumalo, spoke to his eldest daughter Sibusiso, and the curator of the photography museum he founded. Kumalo died at age 82 at the Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg on Sunday 21 October, after struggling with prostate cancer. He enjoyed a […]

Lady Gaga, on stage in Nice, South of France, ten days ago

An Answer for Die Antwoord…from Lady Gaga

By SAPeople 06-09-13 12:05

After making fun of Lady Gaga in their latest video, Fatty Boom Boom, South African band Die Antwoord were given an answer to remember by the American pop singer on her Twitter page. She wrote: “i fink u freaky but you don’t have a hit. hundred thousand tIckets sold in SA. #thatmyshit” The whole saga began […]

Professor Karabus, currently detained in the UAE

Sign Petition for Release of South African Professor

By SAPeople 06-09-13 12:02

South African relatives of Professor Cyril Karabus, who has been detained in the UAE since August, have called on fellow South Africans to sign a petition for his release. The 78-year-old Professor was arrested whilst in transit through Dubai. He was returning home to Cape Town from a trip to Canada, where he had attended […]

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 […]

Archbishop Tutu. Pic Source: Google Plus

Archbishop Tutu Pulls Out of SA Summit because of Blair

By SAPeople Contributor 03-06-14 13:29

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has pulled out of a South African event at the last minute because he does not want to share a platform with Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Nobel Peace Prize winner was due to speak at The Discovery Invest Leadership Summit on 30 August at the Sandton Convention Centre, along […]

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 […]

Avianca Bohm

South African-born Beauty Queen May be Stripped of Title

By SAPeople 05-06-12 23:17

South African-born beauty queen Avianca Böhm has become embroiled in a debate over her right to represent New Zealand at the Miss Universe contest, with Facebook commentators jumping on the bandwagon to have their say. Avianca (Miss Howick) was crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2012 on Sunday at the Amora Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand. But […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Aborts Launch

By SAPeople 28-08-12 10:23

Elon Musk’s private company, SpaceX, was forced to abort its rocket launch a second before lift-off this morning at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA. SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) was set to become the first commercial company in history to visit the International Space Station. South African entrepreneur, Elon Musk, was tweeting live […]

The Swedish Culture Minister's laughter as the artwork 'cries' has created headlines around the world.

Mutilation Cake Cries and Causes Racist Storm in Sweden

By SAPeople 28-08-12 10:47

The Swedish Culture Minister has become embroiled in a racist storm after she posed and interacted laughingly with a controversial piece of performance art. The object in question was a ‘genital mutilation cake’, designed by artist Makode Aj Linde. (Scroll down for VIDEO.) Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Sweden’s Minister for Culture, is seen performing a ‘clitoridectomy’ […]

Wedding of the President and Ms Ngema

By SAPeople Contributor 28-08-12 11:01

As the world’s media scrambles incredulously to report on the upcoming wedding of South African president Jacob Zuma to his fourth wife, his press office has released the following statement setting the record straight on the state funding of his wive’s lifestyles. The Presidency has received enquiries from media houses relating to the pending wedding […]

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John Varty Survives Tiger Maul to Blog the Tale

By SAPeople Contributor 13-04-12 20:49

Conservationist John Varty is recovering well since he was mauled by one of the tigers on his Tiger Canyons property near Philippolis in South Africa a fortnight ago . He has been well enough to write a newsletter on his site where he details his long history with Corbett, and divulges the details of the attack. Here’s […]

Save the Rhino

By SAPeople Contributor 03-06-14 13:29

From an urgent letter from Avaaz. They need our action asap. Dear Friends, The rhino is being hunted into extinction and could disappear forever unless we act now. Shocking new statistics show 440 rhinos were brutally killed last year in South Africa alone — a massive increase on five years ago when just 13 had […]

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