WATCH: Epic Wingsuit Flight From SA’s Majestic Drakensberg

By Jennie Glover 01-03-19 14:19

In this 14 minute video account the Red Bull Air Force takes to the skies from the Drakensberg Mountain Range in South Africa flying down the Sentinel and the Eastern Buttress. On this first-time journey, they attempt to base jump and wingsuit fly various iconic locations around the country. Experience the Red Bull Air Force […]

Film of Riel Dancing and South African Expat (82) Headed to US Festival

By Jennie Glover 27-02-19 17:51

82-year-old South African-born Elsa Perez stars in the documentary called “Get Riel” featuring Perez dancing as well as footage sent through by South African riel dancers. The Sunnyside Up Film Festival in Ardmore Oklahoma, USA will be screening ‘Get Riel’ next month in its competition, and you can show your support by voting on their […]

PHOTOS: South African Armed Forces Parade Day

By SAPeople Contributor 26-02-19 08:11

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) descended on the City of Cape Town this month to honour the bravery of sons and daughters of our country who lost their lives in the fateful 1917 sinking of the SS Mendi. SAPeople contributor Alan Rudnicki was present to photograph the Armed Forces Day Parade at Bloubergstrand […]

Eskom to get R69 Billion Bail Out Over Next 3 Years – Treasury

By Reuters 20-02-19 15:08

South Africa will inject 23 billion rand ($1.63 billion) a year over the next three years into state power utility Eskom but will NOT take on 100 billion rand of debt as requested by the struggling firm, the national budget showed on Wednesday. The Treasury said the first step in a plan announced by President […]

SANDF Armed Forces Day Celebrations Begin in Cape Town

By Jennie Glover 18-02-19 14:26

Following the successful Armed Forces Day celebrations in six different provinces since 2013, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will descend to the City of Cape Town this month to honour the bravery of sons and daughters of our country who lost their lives in the fateful 1917 sinking of the SS Mendi. The […]

SA’s Soweto Gospel Choir Wins THIRD Grammy

By Jennie Glover 13-02-19 06:39

The Soweto Gospel Choir was formed in November 2002 by SHIMMY JIYANE who is the current Choir Master, as well as Choreographer, Tenor and Dancer. Their first album entitled ‘Voices of Heaven’ recorded in the December of 2002 went on to reach the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s World Music Chart within the first 3 […]

South African Electronic Trio Goodluck Set For Concert in London

By SAPeople Contributor 29-07-19 10:18

London’s Bush Hall is set for a one night live ‘Chasing Dreams Tour’ Concert with South African Electronic Trio Goodluck on February 27th 2019. Coming off the back of their 2018 smash hit ‘Be Yourself’, and a sold-out debut at London’s The Garage, GoodLuck returns to the UK for a February performance at Bush Hall, London […]

All You Need to Know About SONA – Thurs 7th February 2019

By Jennie Glover 06-02-19 15:11

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the State of the Nation Address at 19h00 on Thursday 7th February. SONA will be broadcast live on SABC TV and radio channels, DStv channel 408, eNCA and Parliament’s YouTube Channel Capetonians and visitors to the Mother City can look forward to clear skies tomorrow as the red carpet is […]

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World Cancer Day: Call for Access to Proper Treatment

By SAPeople Contributor 05-02-19 08:32

World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director Dr Matshidiso Moeti says thousands of lives can be saved in Africa with proper cancer prevention, early detection, access to proper treatment and care. Moeti made the remarks on Monday as the world commemorates World Cancer Day. This year’s World Cancer Day is observed under the theme “I am […]

WATCH: Stellenbosch University Choir Remembers a Winning Favourite

By Jennie Glover 01-02-19 09:12

Die Matie, Stellenbosch University’s Official Newspaper posted the following performance on their Facebook Page this month to commemorate their win last year at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in Wales. WATCH Stellenbosch University Choir – Baba Yetu “Performing Baba Yetu at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in Wales is one of our favourites” and “here’s to new […]

South Africans in London: Annual Starfish Wine Tasting Invite

By SAPeople 29-10-18 15:20

South Africans living in London are invited to attend the annual Starfish Wine Tasting, taking place on Wednesday 21st November – an opportunity to taste some of the finest wines from around the world… and to help orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. The intimate after-work wine tasting will be hosted by Investec in […]

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South African (6) Crowned Little Princess of the World!

By SAPeople Contributor 01-10-18 21:39

Congratulations to six-year-old South African, Khumo Makapela, who has been crowned Little Princess of the World. The little princess – from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape – was crowned at the Princess of the World / Universe Pageant in Kuşadası in Turkey. She also won the Best of the Best title! The pageant – […]

South African Expats Celebrate Heritage Day in New York City

By SAPeople 28-09-18 17:17

South African expats gathered to celebrate Heritage Day in style, on a downtown New York City rooftop, with a special performance by SA’s own – Lyla Illing, who performed the National Anthem at the Springboks’ match in Washington. Expats at the Wall Street event – which was put together by charity organisation, Ubuntu Pathways – raised approximately $10,000 which […]

South African Artist Portchie Exhibits in London

By SAPeople 12-09-18 13:42

South African artist Portchie is currently exhibiting in London, and expats have until Sunday to soak in the wonderful art… featuring fabulous flowers and both South African scenes as well as UK scenes (check out the London Taxi cushions!). The packed opening night last week, of The Special Moments Exhibition, was buzzing with South African […]

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Just Jinjer Heading to London for A Night to Remember

By Jenni Baxter 02-08-18 08:36

One of South Africa’s biggest rock band exports – Just Jinjer – are heading to London, along with Prime Circle and Tailor, for what is sure to be an unforgettable night of entertainment for SA expats in the UK – A Night to Remember. PLEASE NOTE: EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. After successful runs in Johannesburg […]

Youth Give Blind Woman’s House a Makeover on Mandela Day

By Guest Contributor 19-07-18 15:29

As their contribution to the Mandela Day 67-minute campaign, a group of energetic youths from KwaNobuhle township in Uitenhage transformed a blind woman’s house on Wednesday morning. The youths had met on Facebook and established a group called Amatinarha Emayuyu. They heard about Thobeka Velele while attending a funeral in the area. Velele is blind […]

Chills! Mesmorising Stellenbosch Choir will Sing in London on Sunday

By Jenni Baxter 29-06-18 19:59

If you’re in the UK on Sunday 1 July – you’re in luck! One of the most beautiful choirs in the world – the award-winning Stellenbosch University Choir – will be performing for one night only in London… on their way to performing at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in Wales (which we hope they win!). […]

Wikipedia Calls for South Africans to Boost Content from Africa

By SAPeople Contributor 28-06-18 10:46

Wikipedia mania is about to hit South Africa… in the form of the first Wikimania conference to be held in sub-Saharan Africa – in Cape Town from 18-22 July. And the key focus will be to increase regional contribution to the world’s largest free, collaboratively-built online encyclopedia. According to Wikimedia SA President, Douglas Scott, there […]

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