Trevor Noah On Flirting with the Box and Running from His Mom

By SAPeople 04-07-18 14:18

Trevor Noah had a laugh on British comedian James Corden’s show ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ – discussing the days when his mother would chase him down the street yelling “stop that thief” when she couldn’t catch him herself. Trevor appeared on the show with American actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox (“Orange is […]

South African-born Former Wallaby Dan Vickerman Tragically Passes Away at 37

By SAPeople 19-02-17 11:28

South African-born former Australian lock Daniel (Dan) Vickerman has tragically died at the age of 37. As messages of condolences and shock poured in from around the world, Australian Rugby Union (ARU) confirmed Dan passed away at home in Sydney on Saturday night. He leaves his wife Sarah and two sons. ARU boss Bill Pulver said: “The […]

Charlize Theron to Present at Oscars (Plus Academy Award Nomination List)

By SAPeople 18-02-17 19:00

South African actress Charlize Theron has been named as one of the presenters of the 89th Oscars, to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel next Sunday 26 February 2017. Charlize will be joined by Amy Adams, Riz Ahmed, Javier Bardem, John Cho, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo and Emma Stone, amongst others.  Charlize is no stranger to […]

South Africans Save Stranded Dolphins Disoriented by Cyclone Dineo

By SAPeople 16-02-17 18:26

In the early hours of this morning, a South African couple tried desperately to rescue a pod of disoriented dolphins that had swept up onto the shore in front of their lodge in Mozambique. The dolphins had become caught in the devastating path of Cyclone Dineo (which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm […]

Trevor Noah: “Any Leader Tweeting Policy is Ridiculous”

By SAPeople Contributor 04-07-18 14:20

Trevor Noah‘s outspoken comments – on Trump, Twitter, similarities between Trump and Hitler’s rhetoric, and his own upbringing in South Africa – during an Al Jazeera interview, have gone viral since airing on Saturday. Noah joined interviewer Dareen Abughaida on Talk To Al Jazeera one day after his autobiography, Born a Crime, won the Debut Author and Outstanding Biography / Autobiography […]

South Africans Abroad & in SA ‘Paint’ the World Green & Gold for Joost

By SAPeople 03-07-18 13:57

South Africans from New Zealand and Australia, to Hong Kong and the Philippines, Gibraltar, the UK, USA and Canada… not to mention South Africa, Kenya and everywhere in between are wearing their Springbok colours today, to pay tribute to Joost van der Westhuizen. From sunny Australia… To a snowy Canada… On public transport… And at […]

Tributes to Joost van der Westhuizen from Around the World – Add Yours

By SAPeople 08-02-17 12:59

The death of Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen (45) on Monday, after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), has created headlines around the world and an outpouring of tributes. Below is a collection of just some we have received. If you would like to add your own, please see details below… The learners […]

South African Roelof Botha Lands Leadership Spot at Top Silicon Valley VC Firm

By SAPeople 02-02-17 15:30

South African expat Roelof Botha has been promoted to become a ‘steward’ of one of Silicon Valley’s most successful venture capitalist firms – Sequoia, famous for investing in companies like Apple, PayPal and WhatsApp. Botha is already well known for not only being the grandson of South Africa’s former Foreign Minister ‘Pik’ Botha (and son of […]

Nando’s All-Inclusive Statement Grabs Attention in the USA (Plus Watch Americans Try It 1st Time)

By SAPeople 29-01-17 14:31

South Africans have long LOVED Nando’s for its brilliantly conceived advertising campaigns… let alone its tasty peri-peri chicken. And now Americans are catching on quickly too with the fast food restaurant chain’s latest political statement even making it yesterday to the pages of esteemed national newspaper, The Washington Post. Nando’s grabbed attention – and customers – in Washington […]

SA Expat’s Rant Goes Viral: When It Just Isn’t Your Day

By SAPeople 27-01-17 13:38

Another one of South African expat and comedian Kevin Fraser’s videos is going viral amongst fellow expats in Australia, and South Africans back home. This one is called When It Just Isn’t Your Day. It’s a rant many will relate to – anti-technology and when your iTunes playlist just won’t sync. With several voetseks thrown in, Kevin says […]

South Africa’s Blitzboks Keen to Get Going in Wellington, New Zealand

By SAPeople 24-01-17 01:22

The Springbok Sevens team arrived safely in the “Land of the Long White Cloud” on Sunday and South African speedsters Siviwe Soyizwapi and Rosko Specman said they are keen for the HSBC Wellington Sevens to start in the New Zealand capital on Saturday morning (SA time). The tournament, the third in the 2016/2017 HSBC World […]

Trevor Noah Bursts into SONG & Wits Professor Sheds Light on Africa After Donald Trump Inauguration

By SAPeople 04-07-18 14:21

Here’s South African comedian Trevor Noah‘s (musical) take on businessman and former ‘The Apprentice’ reality TV star Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States of America; as well as a response from Wits University professor Gilbert M. Khadiagala to some key questions Trump has asked about Africa. On his The Daily Show on Comedy Central in […]

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