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VIDEO: My Africa – A Love Letter to Africa

By SAPeople 25-01-16 23:21

Patrick van Rensburg, who  lives in Hluhluwe and  makes promo videos for lodges and other businesses around South Africa, wanted to put something more personal together from the  footage he has. “It’s not promoting anyone in particular,” he says. “It’s just a personal expression from me – a Love Letter to Africa, if you like. Feel free to share…” […]


Could a South African Live on Mars?

By SAPeople Contributor 25-01-16 21:19

The science fiction dream of living on another planet could become reality for South African researcher Adriana Marais. She is one of the 100 candidates who are one step closer to living on Mars, an initiative of the Mars One Project, should they make it to the next round in the selection process. “When I […]

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“Nation Swells with Pride” at Rabada’s Record-Breaking Performance!

By SAPeople 24-01-16 20:54

Congratulations to Kagiso Rabada on becoming the youngest South African to take seven wickets in a test innings. The 20-year-old made South Africa proud today with his performance on day three in the final test against England, at Centurion’s SuperSport Park in Pretoria. Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula, tweeted: “youngest fast bowler to get 7 […]

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New Chapter in Joburg CBD is Upon Us

By SAPeople Staff Writer 25-01-16 07:54

In mid-2015 it was reported that the massive Gauteng Provincial Government Precinct (Kopanong Precinct) in central Johannesburg may finally be moving ahead. The project involves the “rehabilitation, development and management” of 21 buildings in the historic heart of Johannesburg at a projected cost of R5 billion. This is certainly exciting news, writes James Ball of The Heritage Portal, but […]

Missing Cape Town as #Blizzard2016 Hits USA and Flights Cancelled

By SAPeople 24-01-16 03:11

A South African chef, Bruce Marais – who now lives in the USA – has posted the following videos and photos revealing the extent of the record-breaking Winter Storm Jonas – which some have called Snowzilla – as blizzards and gale-force winds have hit the USA this weekend, causing thousands of flights to be cancelled…including those […]

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Happy Reunion of a Wallet and Its Owner in South Africa

By SAPeople 23-01-16 23:37

A wallet and its owner have apparently been safely reunited in South Africa thanks to the determination of the good samaritan who found it! At lunch time yesterday Andrea SebeLabenguni Dondolo posted a message saying: “So at the airport behind our car, guess what I find as I am about to load my luggage. A […]

WATCH Rare Footage From Exactly 50 Years Ago: Makeba Dazzles Stockholm

By SAPeople Staff Writer 23-01-16 14:48

It was 1966. Racial divisions were growing more entrenched in South Africa by the day but the issue was still little publicised abroad. A young black South African woman, however, was raising her voice against apartheid while cutting a swathe through the international music scene, opening doors for women, especially black women in years to come. She was the 34-year-old […]

What Three Chinese Journalists Have to Say About South Africa

By SAPeople Staff Writer 22-01-16 13:22

In a new series out of Wits University about how Africa is covered in Chinese newspapers, Barry van Wyk looks at three journalists writing in January 2015 about visiting South Africa. Their trips left them with “decidedly mixed impressions”. One shows (“with obscure statistics”) that South Africa is the third most dangerous country for Chinese people. The other stories look […]

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WATCH: This is OUR South Africa

By SAPeople 21-01-16 20:08

Cape Town mother and businesswoman Heidi Croxford, who’s passionately crazy about her country, has put together this video clip looking back at “our South Africa over the past 21 years…what it was, how we grew and where we are now!!!” The Melkbosstrand resident says the soundtrack – ‘Land of Confusion’ (by Genesis, and performed here by […]

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WATCH the Zuma Must Fall Video That’s Making Headlines

By SAPeople 21-01-16 11:14

Don Clarke and Special Care’s music video ‘Zuma Must Fall’, which shared last week, has taken off…making headlines in and clocking up tens of thousands of views with the lyrics being widely shared. This morning Clarke said: “As my song ZUMA MUST FALL edges towards 65K hits [which it has now surpassed] on YouTube […]

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Cape Town Hotel Makes Telegraph’s Elite Top 50 List

By SAPeople Staff Writer 21-01-16 07:41

The luxurious boutique hotel Ellerman House, overlooking Bantry Bay in Cape Town, has joined 49 illustrious other hotels around the world in the latest “50 Greatest Hotels” named by the British Telegraph newspaper. The three other hotels in sub-Saharan Africa that made the list were designed, owned or managed by South Africans. They are Wilderness Safaris’ North Island […]


10 Fab Penguin Pics (and Points) on Penguin Awareness Day

By SAPeople 21-01-16 00:06

Penguins seem to have collected more than their fair share of annual days – there’s today’s Penguin Awareness Day (20 January), World Penguin Day (25 April) and African Penguin Awareness Day (17 October). But there’s a reason for this – they need our awareness! So here are 10 points about penguins we all should know… 1. African […]

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Faith, Farming and Fashion as Princess Charlene Visits the Pope

By SAPeople Contributor 04-07-18 12:09

Princess Charlene of Monaco, who converted to Roman-Catholicism shortly before her wedding in 2011, made her third visit to the Vatican on Monday, dressed in white and accompanied by her husband Prince Albert II. According to the Monaco Palace the couple met with his holiness Pope Francis to discuss a range of topics including environmental and climate […]

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What a Glorious Show!

By SAPeople Staff Writer 20-01-16 06:53

For anyone who hasn’t seen a South African theatre production recently, “Singin’ in the Rain” will astound you. The famous musical – which is actually seeing a revival on Broadway this year – gets nothing but praise, praise and more praise. After a wildly successful run in Cape Town – with audiences in the first three rows getting ponchos […]


Animal Magic – Baboons Visit Hermanus After Fire

By Marguerite Coetzee 20-01-16 00:37

Baboons were visiting our home in Hermanus, in the Western Cape, South Africa, today. They were here all day. I suspect the fires in the surrounding areas is what drove them to search for food in town. It’s a humbling experience when you recognise the humanity in animals. Like us, they have family structures and […]


SA Letter Goes Viral Suggesting Zuma Should Take a Run

By SAPeople 20-01-16 00:35

Capetonian Kim Stephens has been overwhelmed and humbled by the response to an open letter she wrote to the South African president asking him to “take a run”. Apart from media requests, she’s also received “about 1 friend request every 2 minutes from complete strangers”! Kim said on her facebook page that 99 percent of […]


Mixed Reactions as DA’s Mmusi Maimane Says: “Let’s Find Each Other Again”

By SAPeople Contributor 19-01-16 19:06

Reactions today in South Africa to Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane’s speech on race and identity in the country have been mixed. While many welcomed his words and said it was “charged with emotion”, “showed sincerity” and laid bare “some uncomfortable truths”, there were some who said it made them “cringe”. If you weren’t watching the live feed, […]

Beyond the Big Five: The Wonders of an African Safari

By Sine Thieme 18-01-16 20:14

Even though the news from South Africa these past months has been alarming – the Rand having fallen to record lows, unemployment as high as ever, and the worst drought in years gripping the land – there is a silver lining: 2016 will possibly be the best year ever to travel to the country if […]

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