Dr Mitch Besser

SA Doctor Linked to Annie Lennox is officially divorced

By SAPeople 12-09-12 15:13

The alleged South African boyfriend of 80’s popstar and Aids activist Annie Lennox has quietly divorced his wife. Court documents that were secretly filed in Florida have come to light, showing that gynaecologist Dr Mitch Besser and his former wife Debra Jackson were granted a divorce in December 2011 (scroll down to view document). Dr […]

John Varty and Tiger

John Varty recovering after Tiger Attack

By SAPeople 29-03-12 16:18

We’re pleased to hear that South African conservationist and filmaker John Varty is on the road to recovery after being attacked by a tiger on his reserve yesterday. (UPDATE – 13 APRIL 2012: click here for John Varty’s account of his attack) The big cat expert had been filming on his farm in the Karoo […]

Social Media : Make dust or eat dust?

By SAPeople Contributor 03-06-14 13:29

It seems inevitable that for brands and businesses,  the conversation turns to  “How do we use Social Media to grow our brand”.  Everyone is jumping on the  Blog-Facebook-Twitter bandwagon, but really – how should brands leverage off social media? This week I sat in on a meeting with a “prospective website” client (who is a […]

Heartbreaking Photos of more Rhino Slaughter in SA

By SAPeople Contributor 22-12-18 18:45

More rhinos have been mercilessly slaughtered in the Limpopo Province. This time the poachers killed three victims for the price of two – a 2-year-old calf, its heavily pregnant mother and her unborn calf (which had been due within days). They were mindlessly shot near Letsitele in broad daylight. The mother’s and calf’s horns were […]

TKAG Information and Appeal

By SAPeople Contributor 03-06-14 13:29

Submitted by Karen Rademeyer, Treasure Karoo Action Group Dear South Africans This letter is important to you, your family and the South Africans that you know – please read it and forward it to people that you know. Should I care whether or not South Africa is fracked? This précis is aimed at people who […]

South African Hostages

Help Free South African Hostages

By Amanda Stergianos 15-02-12 09:06

I have just heard the most heart breaking story on Highveld Stereo this morning and am moved to spread the word. How could anyone ignore the desperate, desperate plea from this family. Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz were captured by Somali pirates as they were on their way to meet their first grandchild and have […]

SA Memories of Whitney Houston

By SAPeople Contributor 13-02-12 00:57

South Africans had a very special relationship with Whitney Houston, and she with them. As we say goodbye to the troubled singer, who died this weekend at the age of 48, we remember some of our favourite South African moments with the superstar through these videos: Whitney Houston sings ‘Greatest Love of All’ for former […]

Eish! Really? No alcohol for pregnant women in Gauteng!

By Amanda Stergianos 03-06-14 13:29

Dear SAPeople It’s now public news that the powers that be in Gauteng are perhaps a little deluded – or maybe they simply forgot about the order of their priorities in addressing the serious levels of “enforceable crime” in our beautiful country. I’m referring to the draft Gauteng Liquor Bill of 2012, which was released […]

The Karoo

Karoo under threat from Fracking

By SAPeople Contributor 08-09-15 14:51

A non-profit organisation is gathering momentum in its opposition to plans by gas companies to push ‘fracking’ into South Africa, particularly the Karoo, and is calling on as many South Africans as possible to join and support their cause.  The organisation is the Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) and was created, mainly by volunteers, in […]

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 […]

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