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  • South Africa’s Whiteley Back in Training After Injury Woes
    by Reuters on January 17, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Captain Warren Whiteley has returned to training with South African Super Rugby side the Lions after suffering a calf injury with the Springboks in November, coach Swys de Bruin said. The 31-year-old, who has been plagued with injury setbacks since being named Bok captain in 2017, hurt himself while touring with the national side in […] The post South Africa’s Whiteley Back in Training After Injury Woes appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • BREXIT Explained: What’s the Deal (or No-Deal)?
    by SAPeople on January 17, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    On June 23, 2016 the United Kingdom held a referendum to decide whether it should leave or remain in the European Union. More than 30 million people took part in the vote with 51.9% choosing to leave and 48.1% to remain. Six months later, the new Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech in which […] The post BREXIT Explained: What’s the Deal (or No-Deal)? appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • South African Rand Falls After Rate Decision, and Stocks Down
    by Reuters on January 17, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s rand fell against the dollar on Thursday after the Reserve Bank left interest rates unchanged and sounded less hawkish, citing an improved inflation outlook. Stocks closed lower, led by a slump in retailers after poor sales updates from Mr Price, Woolworths and Truworths. At 1522 GMT, the rand traded at 13.8000 […] The post South African Rand Falls After Rate Decision, and Stocks Down appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • 1 Body Found as Search Continues for South Africans in Mozambique
    by SAPeople on January 17, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    The body of one of the four missing South Africans in Mozambique has been found, according to the Middelburg Observer. The body is that of a young man, and was found close to where the group of South African citizens were last seen on Monday. It has been taken to the morgue in Maputo, says […] The post 1 Body Found as Search Continues for South Africans in Mozambique appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Canadian Found Dead in Burkina Faso After Kidnapping
    by Reuters on January 17, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    OUAGADOUGOU – A Canadian kidnapped this week in a restive region of Burkina Faso has been found dead, a spokesman for the security ministry told Reuters on Thursday. The man was abducted after nightfall on Tuesday by a dozen gunmen on a mining site owned by Vancouver-based Progress Minerals in the northeast near the border […] The post Canadian Found Dead in Burkina Faso After Kidnapping appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • 3 Rangers Arrested in Kruger National Park for Alleged Rhino Poaching
    by SAPeople on January 17, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Three rangers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park for alleged rhino poaching. The South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the arrests as a “success”, closing in on those within its very ranks who are “sabotaging” the Park’s efforts to protect rhino from poachers. The three suspects were arrested after a joint effort […] The post 3 Rangers Arrested in Kruger National Park for Alleged Rhino Poaching appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Meteor Explosion Over Cape Town – “We Thought It Was Another Flare”
    by SAPeople on January 17, 2019 at 8:49 am

    More witnesses have revealed what they saw or heard last night when a meteor apparently exploded over Cape Town, as reported by SAPeople. With the recent fires in the Overberg region, it  turns out that many feared it was another flare. Janeke Maroudas was sitting at home in Vermont, Hermanus and captured this photo: “I […] The post Meteor Explosion Over Cape Town – “We Thought It Was Another Flare” appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • South African Charity Head Amongst 14 Killed in Kenya, Alongside 911 Survivor and 2 Kenyan Best Friends
    by SAPeople on January 16, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    NAIROBI – Dual South African and British citizen, Luke Potter, was among the 14 people killed by Somali militants in a raid on a posh hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday. He died, along with an American who had survived the 9/11 attacks and two best friends from Kenya who worked to help Somalia. Since […] The post South African Charity Head Amongst 14 Killed in Kenya, Alongside 911 Survivor and 2 Kenyan Best Friends appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Meteor Explodes Over Hermanus, Cape Town, South Africa
    by SAPeople on January 16, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    It’s all happening in Hermanus. Last week there were flames reaching the skies as wildfires burned out of control, and tonight the sky was alight with a blaze as an apparent meteor exploded above the seaside town in the Western Cape of South Africa. One local resident wrote on a Whatsapp message that’s gone viral: […] The post Meteor Explodes Over Hermanus, Cape Town, South Africa appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • SA Mentality? Over 1,600 Lives Lost on South Africa’s Roads Over Christmas Period
    by Jenni Baxter on January 16, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    During my visit to South Africa a few months ago, a friend and her friend (a really nice guy) picked me up from Oliver Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. We were introduced. Let’s say his name was Grant. He then drove us to his house… steadily going faster and FASTER until we were hurtling along […] The post SA Mentality? Over 1,600 Lives Lost on South Africa’s Roads Over Christmas Period appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]