Vuvuzelas banned from the Rugby World Cup

By SAPeople Contributor 23-03-13 21:35

Oh dear. South Africa’s prized vuvuzelas are not going to be trumpeting at the Rugby World Cup. New Zealand officials have announced that – along with whistles and roller blades – vuvuzelas are on the list of banned items from any World Cup venue. Other objects you may not take into the venue include umbrellas, […]

Tot siens Al Debbo

By SAPeople Contributor 19-07-11 14:01

Comedian Al Debbo passed away last week (13 July) at the age of 87 in a Bloemfontein hospital, leaving a void in the South African entertainment world. His health had deteriorated over the past few months, and he had been admitted to the Bloemfontein Medi-Clinic three weeks ago. 10 Things You May (or may not) […]

So many South Africans at Open Championship…but no winner

By SAPeople Contributor 17-07-11 23:48

Eish, we had so many South Africans in the Open Championship at Royal St George’s in the UK…but unfortunately no triumphant SA winner like last year’s Louis Oosthuizen. This year the coveted trophy went to Darren Clarke (42) from Northern Ireland. But we can be proud at the number of South Africans who did make […]

Scandal continued to swirl around Prince Albert II as he married Charlene yesterday

Newlywed Prince Albert of Monaco Faces Paternity Tests

By SAPeople 17-10-20 15:46

New reports in local French magazines suggest that the Monaco rumours of the past week may have more truth to them than the palace let on, as it emerges that Prince Albert II – who married South Africa’s Charlene Wittstock this week – may have to face more paternity tests for at least one child, […]

Princess Charlene’s Tears in the Chapel at Monaco Wedding

By SAPeople Contributor 19-11-21 19:29

Tears streamed down the face of stunning bride, and princess, Charlene as she stood beside her new husband, Prince Albert II, in the Chapel de St. Devota (Monaco’s patron saint) in Monte Carlo this evening. Earlier, the exquisite South African had appeared to fight back tears as her veil was lifted during the religious service […]

Harry says Cheerio to Chelsy as Romance Flourishes with Flee

By SAPeople Contributor 29-06-11 19:55

It appears that the on-off romance between South African Chelsy Davy and Prince Harry is finally over. Although he invited her as his ‘plus one’ to the royal wedding in April, he has since confirmed that he’s single…and today it’s been reported that he’s dating a swimwear and lingerie model who goes by the name […]

Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert

Charlene and Prince Albert Step Out in Monaco to Crush Rumours

By SAPeople Contributor 29-06-11 14:44

Charlene Wittstock and Prince Albert have made a public display of affection this morning in Monaco, showing that they are still very much together and eagerly anticipating their wedding on Friday and Saturday. Pictured in the UK’s Daily Mail, Charlene is seen happily touring the principality with her husband-to-be. The couple are pictured chatting to […]

Rumours that Charlene tried to Flee Wedding to Prince

By SAPeople Contributor 04-07-18 12:25

Some dreadful rumours were being whispered around Monaco yesterday morning that Charlene Wittstock‘s fiance Prince Albert of Monaco has been “caught with his pants down again”.  Our source in Monaco told us that apparently it had surfaced that he’s fathered yet another baby…and that Charlene had left the principality and gone into hiding. We didn’t […]

Charlize and Mickey

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-11 12:01

South African actress Charlize Theron recently shared a story about growing up in South Africa with some American press…and they’re still wondering why. She recounted that her mom was quite strict and was often stressed doing the housework and so, in an attempt to keep clothes washing to a minimum, she told Charlize to change […]

SA Distance Star Hit by Car

By SAPeople Contributor 16-05-11 18:20

Juan van Deventer, one of South Africa’s best long-distance stars, has broken his left knee cap and will be unable to attend the IAAF World Championshps in Daegu. Van Deventer was training on a road in Ruimsig, outside Johannesburg, last week when a car lot control and hit him. Van Deventer holds the South African […]

Chelsy seen trying on the same shoes as Catherine

Chelsy shopping for Kate’s Shoes?

By SAPeople Contributor 05-05-11 15:33

Stop the press! Chelsy Davy has been spotted shopping for identical shoes to her potential future sister-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (formerly known as Kate!). The British press are having a field day with photos of Chelsy (25), seen in Office shoe shop in the King’s Road trying on similar (but cheaper) shoes to the […]

Chocolate heir dies in South African accident

By SAPeople 19-04-11 09:41

The heir to the Ferrero Rocher chocolate-making group, has died in an accident in South Africa. He fell off his bicycle whilst training during a business trip to Cape Town with his father, Michele, one of the richest men in Italy. It is suspected that Pietro Ferrero (47) suffered a heart-attack which caused the fall, […]

South African Rape Statistics

By SAPeople Contributor 28-03-11 15:47

According to, it’s estimated that women born in South Africa have more chance of being raped than learning how to read. The site also quotes a survey that was conducted amongst 1,500 Sowetan school children, in which it was discovered that a quarter of all boys said that “jackrolling” (their lingo for gang rape) […]

Annie Lennox dating South African Doctor

By SAPeople 15-02-11 13:26

South African HIV charity leader Dr Mitch Besser is apparently dating UK singer and HIV superwoman Annie Lennox. The two met during her visit to South Africa last year when she visited his HIV charity Mothers2Mothers, in Cape Town. Media reports claim that his wife is “devastated”, but they had allegedly been separated for quite […]

Wikileaks may reveal true US opinion of Mandela

By SAPeople Contributor 29-11-10 00:42

In amongst millions of secret US diplomatic documents (mainly cables) being leaked to the international media this week are comments about former South African President Nelson Mandela. The 92-year-old condemned then President George Bush for his invasion of Iraq, and it’s believed the comments follow on from this disagreement. The whistle-blowing website, Wikileaks, which got […]

Mugabe’s sister passes away

By SAPeople 29-07-10 16:18

Sabina Mugabe, sister of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has died at the age of 76, after a long illness. She was one of Mugabe’s few confidantes, and as one of the country’s former lawmakers, she was also one of his closest political allies until her retirement in 2008. A party spokesman of ZANU-PF has announced […]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Retires

By SAPeople 18-10-12 13:44

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is retiring from public life, he announced in Cape Town today…while also praising South Africans for their contribution to the world. “We surprised ourselves in how we accomplished the World Cup with panache,” said Tutu, during a press briefing today at Cape Town’s St George Cathedral where he announced that he intends […]

Mandela’s Grandchildren attacked on his birthday

By SAPeople 22-07-10 16:54

Four grandchildren of former President Nelson Mandela were attacked by armed men outside their home on the day the world was celebrating the 92-year-old’s birthday. According to police, the children had just returned to the Athol residence with a driver and were getting out of the car when they were approached by two armed men […]

Not such a Whale of a Time!

By SAPeople 22-07-10 01:10

Eish! A breaching whale came crashing down on a yacht sailing just off Cape Town. All those involved (the whale and those on the yacht) survived in tact…and are currently making headlines around the world. The incident happened on Sunday when Ralph Mothes and Paloma Werner, both of Cape Town Sailing Academy were making their way […]

Airport chaos: DA says ACSA’s excuse doesn’t fly

By SAPeople 09-07-10 11:18

Over 600 football fans missed the World Cup semi-final between Spain and Germany because of chaos at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport. A spokesman for Durban airport, Colin Naidoo, blamed the air-traffic chaos on the large number of private planes jetting in carrying celebrities like Hollywood star Charlize Theron and the King and Queen of […]

Dis lekker hier!

By SAPeople 05-07-10 14:43

Eish. From an email doing the rounds… South Africa is a great country because: 1. You can eat half dried meat and not be considered disgusting. 2. Nothing is your fault; you can blame it all on apartheid. 3. You get to buy a new car every 3 months and the insurance company even pays […]

Paris arrested at the World Cup…

By SAPeople 03-07-10 00:15

Eish! Super-celebrity Paris Hilton was reportedly arrested at the World Cup today, whilst watching the Brazil vs Holland quarterfinal match in Port Elizabeth. The blonde heiress was apparently caught smoking zol (marijuana) in a larni VIP suite at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium! She was allegedly detained by police at the Mount Road Police Station […]

And another stewardess tries smuggling cocaine

By SAPeople 29-06-10 13:30

Eish. Yet another South African Airways stewardess has been charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine into the UK. Looks like they don’t learn! Just last year 30 of the airline’s crew were arrested at Heathrow Airport! This time the flight attendant is Elphia Dlamini (42) who was arrested at Heathrow on Monday during a routine […]

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