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  • WATCH Wakeskating South Africa’s Iconic Durban Beachfront
    by Reuters on March 25, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    South African wakeskater Matti Buys invited one of the most influential pioneers of the sport, Brian Grubb, for a trip around some of the most iconic landmarks in Durban. Here is all you need to know: – Wakeskating is an adaptation of wakeboarding without the rider being bound to the board in anyway, similar to […] The post WATCH Wakeskating South Africa’s Iconic Durban Beachfront appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • PHOTOS Social Media Buzz Over The Rainbows in Cape Town Today
    by SAPeople Contributor on March 25, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    The week got off to a fabulous start in Cape Town, South Africa, where a drizzly dawn was transformed by a bright double rainbow that seemed to stretch across the entire Mother City. Several Capetonians stopped on the side of the road to snap photographs of the exquisite double rainbow as it lit up their […] The post PHOTOS Social Media Buzz Over The Rainbows in Cape Town Today appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Amateur SA Botanist: Do Yourself a Favour and Plant a Marula in Your Garden
    by SAPeople Contributor on March 25, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    The Marula tree (Sclerocarya birrea) is a local alternative to the Jacarandas and Madagascan Flamboyants. Jacarandas and Flamboyants are some of my pet peeves when it comes to gardening and trees. Not only are they aggressive invasives throughout Southern Africa, but they are also messy and destructive trees writes Nick Bredenkamp. Jacarandas roots are very […] The post Amateur SA Botanist: Do Yourself a Favour and Plant a Marula in Your Garden appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Meet One of South Africa’s Gift of the Givers’ Heroes, Saving Lives for Free
    by Jenni Baxter on March 25, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Amidst the floods and devastation that Cyclone Idai has left in its wake, there are many South African heroes who are making us proud. SAPeople spoke to one of them, Soweto doctor Qasim Bhorat whose poignant messages from Mozambique make us cry, and smile… Qasim grew up in Stanger, studied at the University of the […] The post Meet One of South Africa’s Gift of the Givers’ Heroes, Saving Lives for Free appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • South Africa Secures Last Berth at Cup of Nations Finals. WATCH Bafana Celebrations!
    by Reuters on March 25, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    South Africa booked the last place at the African Cup of Nations finals with a 2-1 away win over Libya thanks to Percy Tau’s double on Sunday to complete the lineup for the 24-team finals being hosted in Egypt in June. The diminutive 24-year-old Bafana Bafana striker, on loan at second-tier Union SG in Belgium […] The post South Africa Secures Last Berth at Cup of Nations Finals. WATCH Bafana Celebrations! appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • URGENT Help Needed as Cyclone Idai’s Death Toll Passes 700. How YOU Can Help (Please)
    by SAPeople on March 24, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    BEIRA, Mozambique – Mozambique reported scores more deaths on Saturday from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa that have killed at least 732 people and left thousands in desperate need of help, many on rooftops and trees. (Please see bottom of page if you would like to help.) Help is needed swiftly, as evidenced […] The post URGENT Help Needed as Cyclone Idai’s Death Toll Passes 700. How YOU Can Help (Please) appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Historic Handover of Land Title Deeds in Western Cape
    by SAPeople on March 24, 2019 at 9:09 am

    President Cyril Ramaphosa officiated the historic handover of title deeds for 3,900 hectares of land to more than 50 households of Ebenhaeser, Beeswater in the Western Cape on Saturday. At an event attended by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, Rampahosa said the handover restores the dignity of local communities on the West Coast, South Africa. […] The post Historic Handover of Land Title Deeds in Western Cape appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Graeme Smith’s Parents Successfully Evacuated from Norway’s Stricken Cruise Liner
    by SAPeople on March 23, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Former South African Proteas captain Graeme Smith has tweeted that his parents have been successfully evacuated from the Viking Sky cruise liner off Norway’s west coast, after it was hit by a massive storm just after lunch. On Saturday afternoon, in a tweet that was published in newspapers around the world, Smith said: “My parents […] The post Graeme Smith’s Parents Successfully Evacuated from Norway’s Stricken Cruise Liner appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • WATCH UK Visitor’s Trip Through The Gorgeous Garden Route, South Africa
    by Jenni Baxter on March 23, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Feast your eyes on this beautiful video of the Garden Route, filmed by a UK traveller – Zeyn Lambat – who just spent three weeks on a dream holiday in South Africa. Zeyn, who runs a fitness and marketing agency, told SAPeople: “I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do a road trip through the scenic Garden Route.” […] The post WATCH UK Visitor’s Trip Through The Gorgeous Garden Route, South Africa appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Carte Blanche This Week (Includes Team Held Up at Gunpoint and Robbed!)
    by SAPeople Contributor on March 23, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    “While filming interviews for our story on the installation of suburb surveillance cameras, our presenter and crew were held at gunpoint and robbed!” says an incredulous Carte Blanche. The Carte Blanche team was filming an insert about tech platform Vumacam’s installation of CCTV cameras across Johannesburg (see above) in the latest fight against crime in […] The post Carte Blanche This Week (Includes Team Held Up at Gunpoint and Robbed!) appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]