Prince Harry’s Rare Statement Confirms Relationship & Condemns Racist Comments

By SAPeople 08-11-16 19:33

LONDON – Prince Harry has issued a rare statement, in which he confirms recent media reports that he is dating American actress Meghan Markle, while condemning those reporters who have overstepped the line, as well as the “outright sexism and racism” of some social media trolls and website commenters. The British Prince said his activist and actress girlfriend, most […]

Comedy Version of that Scary Snake Scene with Baby Iguana

By SAPeople 20-11-20 22:29

Yikes – one of the most shocking and thrilling chase scenes you’ll ever see… with a ‘twist’ in the tail! A hatchling marine iguana makes a run for its life… but will it outwit, outrun and outplay the horde of runner snakes that appear to be working in a pack? This video footage is from the BBC’s […]

Watch Tornado Near Rome as Storms in Italy Leave Colosseum Under Water

By SAPeople 07-11-16 21:47

ROME – A huge ‘wedge’ tornado and strong storms hit part of Italy, including Rome, on Sunday 7 November 2016 causing at least two fatalities and leaving the Colosseum under water, according to reports in local media. The tornado was filmed in Cesano, a commune about 27km north of the centre of Rome. (Watch below.) A […]

National Geographic’s ‘Homewrecker’ Penguin and the Desmond Tutu Tweet

By SAPeople 07-11-16 09:53

National Geographic posted a video of penguins fighting on Friday that went viral and generated an avalanche of reactions on social media, including a popular tweet of South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu that was retweeted over 1,800 times. The video that set it off featured a brutal fight after “a husband comes home and finds his wife with […]

Michael Bublé Confirms 3-Year-Old Son Noah Diagnosed with Cancer

By SAPeople 07-11-16 10:39

Michael Bublé and his wife, Argentinian actress Luisana Lopilato, have confirmed that their three-year-old son Noah has been diagnosed with cancer. In a message posted on his official Facebook page, the Canadian singer – who is very popular in South Africa – says: “We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently […]


Britain gives Green Light for New $22 Billion Runway at Heathrow

By SAPeople Contributor 25-10-16 14:22

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Tuesday gave Heathrow Airport the green light to build a new $22 billion (18 billion pounds) runway, ending 25 years of indecision with the most ambitious option available to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the EU. Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, had been battling with its smaller […]

VIDEOS: Scary Great White Shark Cage Accident & SA Teen Swims with Sharks

By SAPeople 15-10-16 20:19

While there’s a Jaws-like video that’s going viral right now (watch below), a passionate 14-year-old South African is doing his utmost to change public perception of sharks. The viral video – viewed on YouTube over nine million times in the past couple of days – was filmed off Guadalupe Island and shows a “very rare occurrence” […]

Hurricane Matthew Weakens off U.S. Coast after Killing 900 Haitians

By SAPeople 08-10-16 16:21

JACKSONVILLE, Fla./PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew’s winds diminished on Saturday as it headed towards the Carolinas after killing almost 900 people in Haiti and causing major flooding and widespread power outages in the southeastern United States.   As winds dropped to less than 85 miles per hour (135 kph), making it a Category 1 […]

Florida Residents Batten Down Hatches Ahead of Matthew’s Wrath

By SAPeople 07-10-16 07:51

COCOA VILLAGE, Fla. (Reuters) – Mike Ryan packed his wife, daughter, three grandchildren, two dogs and three cats into a minivan and waved as they drove off on Thursday, leaving him behind to spend the night in his coastal Florida pub. Ryan decided to stay put and guard his business despite warnings from officials from […]

Hurricane Matthew’s Coastal Path Makes it So Frightening, Experts Say

By SAPeople 07-10-16 07:51

(Reuters) – The coast-hugging path that forecasters expect Hurricane Matthew to take as it moves up the Atlantic seaboard on Friday and Saturday could make the storm one of the most devastating ever to hit the U.S. Southeast, according to experts. If Matthew skirts the coast of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as experts expect, […]

Hurricane Matthew Batters Florida as it Chugs Up the Coast

By SAPeople 07-10-16 15:42

ORLANDO, Fla./MIAMI (Reuters) – Hurricane Matthew, carrying winds of 120 miles per hour (195 kph), lashed Florida on Friday and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes as it hugged the state’s Atlantic coast on a northward track after killing hundreds of people in Haiti. Matthew, the first major hurricane to threaten a direct […]

Whoah! Dolphin Dive Bombs Young Aussie Surfer

By SAPeople 25-09-16 18:56

A young Australian surfer, Jed Gradisen, got the fright of his life when a dolphin came flying through the air straight at him. Jed managed to jump aside but he still connected with the dolphin… and its nose went through his board. “That must have hurt a bit,” said Jed. The flying dolphin incident took […]

Celebrities Speak at Opening of African-American Museum

By SAPeople 09-11-20 19:13

Celebrities including Angela Bassett and Robert de Niro spoke at the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, USA. US President Barack Obama was the keynote speaker at the lavish ceremony which also featured former President George W. Bush and other luminaries. Actors Robert de Niro and Angela Bassett […]

President Zuma arrives in France

President Zuma Arrives in Shell-Shocked Europe After Brussels Attacks

By SAPeople 22-03-16 20:00

South African President Jacob Zuma has jetted into Europe, on a day when the continent has again been shocked by terrorist attacks. The Islamic State (IS) group has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks, in Brussels today that killed more than 30 people, and injured over 180. A South African teenager, studying in Europe, told SAPeople he and […]

Watch Talent Show Contestant’s Amazing Sounds of the Earth

By SAPeople 09-03-16 01:56

This has to be the most shared video on Facebook this week – viewed over 45 million times. It’s not South African but South Africans have been loving and sharing it… Turn it up and listen to Georgia’s Got Talent contestant Genadi Tkachenko and “Sounds of the Earth”. Watch Video: Georgia’s Got Talent Genadi Tkachenko Sounds […]

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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