07:58 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, December 01, 2013
US actor Paul Walker who starred in the Fast & Furious series of action films has been killed in a car crash in California.
His publicist said in a statement that 40-year-old Walker had been a passenger in a friend's car which crashed north of Los Angeles yesterday.
The Porsche, in which both men died, was reduced to a mangled wreck after it burst into flames after hitting a pole.
Walker starred in The Fast and Th... read more
07:42 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 30, 2013
A Mozambican Airlines plane carrying 28 passengers and six crew members is missing en route from Mozambique to Angola.
The airline said that flight T-M-470 took off from Maputo on Friday morning and was due to land in Angola after 3pm Friday.
Mozambique says initial information suggests that the plane might have landed in Rundu, in northern Namibia near the border with Botswana and Angola.
Its says the last contact ... read more
07:37 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 30, 2013
Several people have been injured after a police helicopter crashed into the roof of a pub in the Scottish city, Glasgow.
Several people are still trapped inside the unstable building.
Authorities said they had made contact with people still inside The Clutha pub in the city centre.
Several injured people had also been taken to hospital.
Television images showed what appeared to be the helicopter's propeller sticki... read more
11:54 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 28, 2013
Eden District Municipality’s Road Department maintains ± 5800 km gravel roads
as agent on behalf of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape (PGWC).
The entire area is divided in 15 wards of which 16 grader operator machines are
used to maintain it.
On Wednesday, 16 October 2013, PGWC handed over a brand new grader
machine to the Eden Roads Department to replace a machine that served a
period of a... read more
07:31 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Kenya's president has proclaimed victory over the gunmen who stormed a Nairobi mall, saying security forces had defeated the attackers.
More than 60 people, including a South African, were killed in the siege which began on Saturday.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said the dead included 61 civilians whose bodies have been recovered so far and six security forces, while some 175 were injured, including 62 who remain hosp... read more
07:40 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Heavy gunfire is still being heard on Tuesday from the Nairobi mall where Al Shebab fighters have been holed up since the weekend.
Kenyan security forces say they have the upper hand in the battle that has left more than 62 people dead and up to 200 wounded.
Capetonian, James Thomas, is among the dead which includes many foreigners.
Its also believed that that two or three Americans and a British woman were among the ... read more
14:30 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 23, 2013
Two militants have been killed in the ongoing stand-off at an upmarket mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
Kenyan cabinet secretary for the Interior, Ole Lenku, also says that nearly all hostages have been freed.
He says Kenya's security forces are fully in control of the situation.
Lenku told a press conference all the attackers are men, even though some had dressed like woman as a way to confuse the situation... read more
10:50 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 23, 2013
The department of International Relations says they are available to assist South Africans who are in Kenya and have been affected by the terrorist attack.
Earlier on Mondaymorning - heavy and rapid bursts of gunfire were heard coming from inside the mall.
The attack at Nairobi's Westgate mall began on Saturday afternoon.
69 people - including South African - 57-year old James Thomas and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatt... read more
12:30 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, September 22, 2013
A statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela has been unveiled outside the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C., the site where four protestors were arrested in 1984 - an event credited with spurring anti-apartheid sanctions against South Africa.
The 3 meter statue, a replica of the sculpture outside the gates of Drakenstein Correctional Centre in South Africa where Mandela was released after 27 years in ... read more
09:33 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, September 22, 2013
A day after gunmen stormed an upscale Nairobi shopping mall, spraying bullets and killing dozens, the terror isn't over.
Kenya's National Disaster Operation Centre said on Sunday morning that an unknown number of hostages and their captors are still holed up in parts of the Westgate mall.
At least 39 people have already been killed in the attack and 150 wounded. Two gunmen are also dead.
President Uhuru Kenyatta says... read more
07:36 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, September 16, 2013
The International Rugby Board has found fault with French referee Romaine Poite's decision to award the first of two yellow cards against Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis during Saturday's Rugby Championship test against New Zealand.
The IRB said in a statement issued on Monday the yellow card awarded against du Plessis for a tackle on New Zealand flyhalf Dan Carter in the 17th minute of the match was "incor... read more
11:11 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, September 15, 2013
A South African performance artist , Steve Cohen was arrested in France and charged with sexual exhibitionism.
Cohen was arrested this week after dancing in front of the Eiffel Tower with a live rooster attached to his private parts.
Cohen told the Sunday Times he was jailed for ten hours, had to give a DNA Sample and had to go a psychiatric evaluation.
His next court appearance will be on the 16th of December
... read more
07:38 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, August 26, 2013
Zimbabwe's long-serving president has threatened to expel foreign-owned companies over what he said was the West's interference in the politics of the country he has led since 1980.
Speaking to supporters at the funeral of a top military chief in Harare, President Robert Mugabe said he wanted no "ideas from London or Washington."
He warned Western powers that although his government hasn't done anything t... read more
10:54 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 15, 2013
A Chinese zoo's supposed "African lion" was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking.
The zoo in the People's Park of Luohe, in the central province of Henan, replaced exotic exhibits with common species, according to the state-run Beijing Youth Daily.
It quoted a customer who wanted to show her son the different sounds animals made -- but he pointed out that the animal in the... read more
07:36 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, August 04, 2013
Official results show that President Robert Mugabe won a landslide victory in Zimbabwe's disputed election, as opponents vowed to challenge the poll which the United States said was not "credible".
89-year old Mugabe, appeared poised to extend his 33-year rule with a seventh term in office, after trouncing his long-standing political rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, in Wednesday's election.
Official results show that ... read more