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It’s A Boy for Prince William and Kate

By SAPeople 23-04-18 23:35

The Duchess of Cambridge, aka Kate Middleton, has safely delivered a baby boy… and her husband Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, was present for the birth. The couple’s second son was born at 11h01 on Monday 23 April 2018. According to Buckingham Palace, the newborn baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. “The Queen, The Duke of […]

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What China’s President Xi’s Extended Tenure Means for Africa

By SAPeople Contributor 11-04-18 08:13

China’s decision to suspend presidential term limits is still reverberating around the world. The announcement, made after a vote by China’s parliament in March, prompted some commentators to draw comparisons with “third termism” in Africa, when leaders flout democratic conventions to stay in power as long as possible. These concerns certainly resonate on a continent where leaders […]

WATCH Aussies Laugh at Themselves: “We Cheat At Cricket”

By SAPeople 26-03-18 17:11

Showing humour in the face of adversity isn’t restricted to South Africans, check out this hilarious video by Australia’s TripleJ radio station – ‘We Cheat at Cricket’. The video by Ben and Liam makes fun of the Land Down Under’s national cricket team, which were caught cheating – tampering with the ball – during a […]

Jennifer Hudson’s Moving Bob Dylan Cover At Anti-Gun Violence March in US

By SAPeople 08-12-20 00:29

American Oscar-winner and singer Jennifer Hudson delivered an emotionally-charged rendition of Bob Dylan‘s “The Times They Are A-Changing” at an anti-gun violence march in Washington DC on Saturday. Her performance, with a church choir, was made all the more powerful by her tragic personal connection with gun violence – in 2008, Jennifer lost her mother, […]

H&M’s Full Apology for ‘Coolest Monkey’ Sweater Advert

By SAPeople 13-01-18 22:22

Following the outcry on Monday 8 January 2018 – mainly in the USA – over an H&M advert for a sweater which was deemed racist, the company initially issued a short apology for “offending people” with the picture which showed a young black boy modelling the hooded top. The top was emblazoned with the words […]


Donald Trump Calls African Nations and Haiti “Sh*thole” Countries

By SAPeople 12-01-18 20:28

US President Donald Trump apparently believes most countries in Africa are “shithole countries”. He appears to think the same of Haiti and El Salvador. According to reports in US media, Trump made the comment during a meeting with a group of senators at the White House. They were discussing immigration and changes to the visa […]

Heartbreaking Letter To The World From Dying Aussie 27-Year-Old

By SAPeople 07-01-18 16:21

A heartbreaking – but inspiring – letter from a dying 27-year-old Australian woman has gone viral around the world. Holly Butcher’s letter, which serves as a brilliant guide on how to live your best life, has been shared over 25,000 times since her family posted it on Thursday… after she passed away in the early […]

Prince Harry and Actress Meghan Markle Wedding Date Announced

By SAPeople 17-12-20 18:51

Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle will marry on 19 May 2018. The Palace said in a tweet at lunchtime on Friday: “His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018.” (Please Note: Henry is the Prince’s birth name, used by […]

Starving Polar Bear Video Shows Tragic, Deadly Impact of Climate Change

By SAPeople 08-12-17 19:29

Heartbreaking footage of a starving polar bear, captured by National Geographic (NG) photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from a conservation group called Sea Legacy, provides proof of climate change, says NG. The team was on Baffin Island, Canada, when they saw the bear which probably had just hours to live. It is illegal to feed […]

Floods In Melbourne Bring A Summer’s Worth Of Rain In 24 Hours

By SAPeople 03-12-17 00:54

While Cape Town in South Africa is still struggling through a devastating drought, Melbourne in Australia has reportedly received a summer’s worth of  rain in just 24 hours (watch below). Heavy rain and flooding hit Melbourne and other parts of the state of Victoria over the weekend. According to local reports, over 43mm of rain […]

WATCH Brutal But Beautiful Video That’s Taking The World By Storm

By SAPeople 30-11-17 11:17

American rapper Joyner Lucas has released a brutal but bridge-building video about racism that is creating waves around the world, and has already been viewed more than 2.2 million times in less than two days. South African expat and comedian Trevor Noah – who currently lives in the USA and hosts the Daily Show – […]

Prince Harry To Marry Meghan Markle in 2018

By SAPeople 17-12-20 18:52

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in Spring 2018, it has been announced by his father Prince Charles. An official photograph, announcing their engagement will be taken this afternoon. The couple has been dating for a year, and reportedly got engaged earlier this month in England. Prince Harry (33) and Markle (36) are set […]

Charles Manson Dies at 83

By SAPeople 20-11-17 14:38

Notorious American murderer Charles Manson has died at the age of 83. He allegedly died of natural causes, in a Californian hospital, on Sunday just after 20h00. Manson’s prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi described Manson as “an evil, sophisticated con man with twisted and warped moral values.” He was alleged to be the mastermind behind the horrific […]

Over 20 Reported Killed in Texas Church Shooting

By SAPeople 06-11-17 13:30

A lone gunman is reported to have shot and killed over 20 people in a church near San Antonio in Texas, USA. Preliminary reports say 26 people have died and at least 20 have been injured. The Wilson County Sheriff said the man, dressed in black, started firing as he walked up to and entered […]

Eight Killed in New York by Truck Driving Attacker

By SAPeople 01-11-17 01:23

An attack by a 29-year-old suspect in New York has left at least eight people dead and 12 injured. The man, who drove a truck onto a cycling path and mowed down pedestrians and cyclists for several blocks before hitting a school bus and coming to a stop, was shot at by police and has […]

WATCH The 2-Step Race That Explains A Lot About Privilege

By Jenni Baxter 21-10-17 21:36

South Africans have been sharing an American video that’s gone viral and attracted the attention of international celebrities like talk show hosts James Corden and Ellen de Generes, and actor Ashton Kuchter. The video depicts the ‘privilege walk’, a technique used around the world to teach students and others about the advantages some of us […]

Cutest Viral Video: Airline Helps Young ‘Genius’ Boy’s Dreams Soar

By SAPeople 17-10-17 23:15

Watch this awesome video, which has gone viral, of a six-year-old ‘genius’ boy becoming a pilot for the day. Not only did it make his own dream come true… but it’s inspiring children around the world, including in South Africa, to follow their dreams. The little boy – Adam Mohammad Amer – captured the world’s […]

Paris Goes Dark for Victims of Somalia Truck Bombings

By SAPeople 17-10-17 10:00

The Eiffel Tower in Paris dimmed its lights on Monday night (watch below) to mourn the death of over 300 people in Somalia’s twin bomb explosions on Saturday, the country’s deadliest attack in over a decade. More than 500 people were wounded in the truck bombings in Mogadishu. Nobody has yet claimed responsibility although the […]

Singer Tom Petty Has Died at 66

By SAPeople 08-12-20 00:32

Legendary singer Tom Petty has passed away at the age of 66. According to reports he was found in “full cardiac arrest” – unconscious and not breathing – at his home in Malibu. He was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ longtime manager, Tony Dimitriades, confirmed the rock musician’s death […]

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Passes Away at 91

By SAPeople 28-09-17 16:02

Playboy magazine announced in a tweet on Wednesday (USA time) that “American Icon and Playboy Founder, Hugh M. Hefner passed away today. He was 91. #RIPHef.” On the Playboy website they have today replaced their site with a large photo of Hefner, carrying his quote: “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.” Playboy […]

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