The South African government is monitoring a number of people linked to a reported threat to US interests, but was satisfied that no one faced any imminent danger, the security minister said.
The US Embassy warned its citizens on Tuesday … Read the rest
For more than two days, a newborn baby girl lay in an incubator which was either not switched on or was malfunctioning, while her mother wondered where she was.
The baby screamed with hunger as she had not been fed … Read the rest
The US on Tuesday warned its citizens in South Africa of a “specific, credible” threat.
The US embassy said on its website it had “information that extremists may be targeting US interests in South Africa, to possibly include US government … Read the rest
The Office of the Presidency has denied that President Jacob Zuma was escorted to safety as maidens at Enyokeni Palace, under “demon attack”, caused a commotion at the reed dance ceremony.
The Mercury reported on Monday that during a commotion … Read the rest
Lorraine Kekana, 30, was made to listen to the groans of her four dying children who had just had their throats slit, allegedly by their father.
Minutes before, her black husband had allegedly phoned her to ask whether she had … Read the rest
Two 16-year-old black youths carrying pangas in a street in Knysna were arrested by police.
Sergeant Chris Spies said the two teenagers were walking down Peter Street and Khayelethu in Knysna on Monday afternoon.
“Members of the police received information … Read the rest
US pop star Pharrell Williams is collaborating with Woolworths on its “Are You With Us” campaign, acting as style director on several “sustainability-focused projects” and fundraising for education.
Williams will be in South Africa next month but faces disruptions from … Read the rest
Rector and vice-chancellor Professor Wim de Villiers promised Parliament’s portfolio committee on higher education and training on Tuesday Stellenbosch University would root out “racists”.
Stefan Lang, the outgoing SRC chairman, having to rush through his address in order to provide … Read the rest
Parents and pupils of Davidsonville vowed to forcibly reopen Roodepoort Primary School on Monday morning.
“I am going to use bolt cutters to open this school. We are going to open it with force,” Jerome Lottering from the Davidsonville Community … Read the rest
Medupi’s Unit 6 has officially gone online.
It was launched by President Jacob Zuma in Limpopo on Sunday.
The unit will pump a much-needed 800 megawatts into the country’s electricity supply.
President Zuma says the economy will benefit from the … Read the rest
The key institution in higher education for Africans “luminaries” is in dire straits.
Fort Hare offered an academic education to blacks from across sub-Saharan Africa, creating a pro-British black African elite.
The alumni featured prominently in subsequent independence movements and … Read the rest
Angry coloured fans have declared war on “white” Springbok rugby, demanding more players of colour in the national squad.
Supporters Against Racist Rugby Associations (SARRA) was launched in Mossel Bay at the weekend and things got off to a fiery … Read the rest
A safari guide has been mauled to death in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, where Cecil the lion lived.
Camp Hwange has named the guide as 40-year-old Zimbabwean Quinn Swales.
Camp Hwange said in a statement that the attack happened on … Read the rest
When a gunman armed with an AK-47 attempted to attack a packed passenger train in a terror attack in France, Chris Norman, 62 – who grew up in South Africa – thought he was going to die.
But he was … Read the rest