11:22 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 31, 2013
A picture purportedly of the bathroom where paralympian Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, allegedly after he thought she was a burglar, has been posted on the SkyNews
website in the United Kingdom.
The photograph shows blood on a toilet seat, and a pool of blood on the floor.
The bullet holes Pistorius shot into the bathroom door are marked with stretches of tape, while a panel, near th... read more
12:40 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Department of International Relations says the two people abducted in the Yemeni town of Taiz, are indeed South Africans.
Spokesperson, Clayson Monyela says they are believed to have been involved in the development of the hotel from which they were abducted on Monday.
He says details are still sketchy, but they are thought to be involved in a hotel development dispute between the landlord and other parties.
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07:30 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 23, 2013
A cub scout leader and mother of two has shown tremendous courage by confronting one of two men arrested for executing a man thought to be a British soldier in a south-east London street on Wednesday.
A by-stander photographed Ingrid Loyau-Kennett confronting the man who had a large knife in his hands after he and an accomplice reportedly beheaded the soldier in broad daylight.
Loyau-Kennett said she had jumped off... read more
13:21 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 16, 2013
14:56 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 14, 2013
South African doctor, professor Cyril Karabus, should be home by the end of the week.
That's the word from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation which says Karabus is expected to obtain an exit visa on Wednesday.
The 78-year-old paediatric oncologist has been detained in the UAE since last August after being sentenced in absentia for the death of a Yemeni girl he treated for leukemia in 2002.
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09:18 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 07, 2013
South African doctor, Cyril Karabus's bail money has been returned to him, but he is still waiting for his passport from United Arab Emirates officials.
His lawyer Michael Bagraim says the R250 000 bail money has been returned, which shows there is some movement.
The 78-year-old paediatric oncologist has been detained in the UAE since August 18, after being sentenced in absentia for the death of a Yemeni girl he tr... read more
15:09 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, May 06, 2013
South Africa's state-owned arms manufacturer Denel is trying to secure the release of 12 staff taken hostage in Senegal.
The nine men and three women are Senegalese citizens employed at its demining company, Denel Mechem.
Spokeswoman Vuyelwa Qinga says the issue is being handled at the highest level and the company is confident that a solution will soon be found.
She said Denel was working through official chann... read more
16:55 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 25, 2013
ANC majority in parliament pushed through the Protection of State Information Bill following rigorous debate in the House on Thursday.
The Bill was passed with a vote of 178 for it and 74 against it, with one abstention.
It will now be sent to president Jacob Zuma to be signed into law.
During debate in parliament today, opposition parties indicated that they would be taking up the matter in the Constitutional Court.
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06:34 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Surviving suspect of the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody. This follows a massive manhunt which had the area of Watertown on complete lock-down.
Die 19 year old suspect ,Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was found hiding in a boat in someone's back yard.
The suspect was injured following a shoot out with police earlier in the day where his 26 year old brother was killed.
Meanwhile noisy celebrations erupted on the st... read more
13:08 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, April 19, 2013
US police say one of two suspects in the shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer is dead and a massive manhunt is underway for another, who is believed to be tied to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Shortly after the officer was shot dead last night, police got a report of a carjacking in Cambridge, just outside Boston.
One of the two suspects in the shooting was killed.
The MIT shooting... read more
07:42 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, April 18, 2013
At least two emergency medical personnel were killed in a large explosion at a fertilizer plant in the US state of Texas on Wednesday night.
Initial reports indicated that between 60 and 70 people were killed and hundreds injured.
According to media reports, firefighters responding to the scene, were also injured in a secondary blast.
The cause of the explosion is not immediately known.
Meanwhile, US authorit... read more
07:42 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Britain made last minute efforts on Tuesday to tighten security measures for the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday.
This, after the twin bombing of the Boston Marathon, which left three people dead and more than 170 injured, several critically.
Police in some major U.S. cities were monitoring landmarks, government buildings, transit hubs and sporting events.
Law enforcement agencies also ... read more
06:16 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, April 16, 2013
At least three people were killed and more than 100 injured in twin explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts yesterday.
City police chief, Ed Davis raised the death toll from the two initially reported.
Davis did not want to confirm or deny whether the explosions could be linked to terrorist attacks. The area around the White House was placed under lockdown for security precautions and... read more
09:20 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A Durban medical student has died in China, after falling seven storeys while leaning over a balcony to speak to friends.
Mujahid Desai, a first-year student in Wenzhou, lost his balance, but managed to hold on to the railing for a few seconds, before falling on Monday.
The 19-year-old teenager was taken to hospital, but died hours later.
Desai was studying at the Wenzhou Medical College in Zhejiang province as ... read more
11:39 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, March 18, 2013
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe flew into Rome on Monday, to attend Pope Francis's inauguration -- sidestepping a travel ban that applies to the EU but not to the sovereign Vatican City state.
A practicing Catholic, the 89-year-old Mugabe visited the Vatican previously in 2011 for the beatification of late pope John Paul the 2nd.
Pope Francis's inauguration mass in St Peter's Square will take place tomorrow, wit... read more