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3 Chinese tourists killed in Johannesburg crash

4 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

At least three Chinese tourists were killed when the bus they were riding in collided with a van near Johannesburg yesterday, the Chinese Embassy in South Africa said. [ more › ]

Barn owls to control rat population in Johannesburg, South Africa

yesterdayHobbies / Birding : Owl Box

Interesting article about the use of Barn Owls to help control rat populations in parts of Johannesburg. I was surprised by the total number of Barn owls released since 1998 - over 83,000. More Summary

Supernatural Sacrifice: South Africa Wages War on the Devil

A crime scene in Dobsonville, a township in Soweto, outside of Johannesburg. All photos by the author T he Devil is probably not launching an all-out assault on the people of South Africa, but if you pick up the tabloids, talk to the...Show More Summary

Nina's Little House Nursery — Nursery Tour

Name: Nina James Location: Johannesburg, South Africa When I first came across this South African nursery, I was dying to know who made the adorable little house bed. I was certainly very surprised to learn that the bed is actually going...Show More Summary

South Africa: Park Staff Arrested for Poaching

(JOHANNESBURG) — A ranger and two other employees of South Africa’s parks service were arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching in the country’s flagship wildlife reserve, the agency said Monday. The three suspects were found with a hunting rifle and ammunition in the Lower Sabie area of Kruger National Park, which has been hit hard…

Rights group: Nigeria's police routinely use worst tortures

last weekNews : The Newsroom

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria's police and military routinely torture women, men and children as young as 12 with beatings, shootings, rape, electric shocks and pliers used to pull out teeth and nails, Amnesty International charged Thursday.

Top 5 luxury African weekend destinations

Africa is indeed a long haul destination however with flights as short as eight hours to Nairobi, and just eleven to Johannesburg, and the fact that there?s no jet lag at all due to the small one hour time difference, you can go on a luxury safari for the weekend. Show More Summary

Converse CONS Skates South Africa in “Johannesburg Dream”

As a part of the brand’s international creative initiative, Converse CONS recently sent some of its European ambassadors to Johannesburg, South Africa to skate through the capital and capture the memorable experience. “Johannesburg… Converse CONS Skates South Africa in “Johannesburg Dream” is a post by Brian Farmer on Highsnobiety.

Reeva Steenkamp parents: Pistorius verdict 'not right'

Johannesburg (AFP) - The parents of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot and killed by Oscar Pistorius, reacted with disbelief at a judge's decision to acquit the star athlete of murder charges.

Pistorius broke the law when firing gun in restaurant: judge

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius broke the law when he discharged a gun in a crowded restaurant, South African Judge Thokozile Masipa said on Friday. Masipa on Thursday cleared Pistorius of the premeditated murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot on Valentine's Day last year. Show More Summary

Judgement day for Oscar Pistorius

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After 41 days of tears, anguish and at times gruesome testimony in the Pretoria High Court, Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in athletics, will learn this week whether he will spend the next 25 years behind bars. Show More Summary

The Oscar Pistorius Verdict: What to Expect From South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will not be delivered so simply. Judge Thokozile Masipa will first recount and analyze the evidence given by each of the nearly 40 witnesses in the criminal case that captured considerable international attention. Show More Summary

Oscar Pistorius: How the Verdict Will be Delivered

(JOHANNESBURG) — Guilty or not guilty? The verdict in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will not be delivered so simply. MoreSouth Africa Bans Travelers from West Africa Because of EbolaWe’ll Know the Oscar Pistorius Verdict on September 11Not Again: Chlorine Gas Used in Syria, Watchdog Says NBC NewsTerror Talk: Can Obama Turn Bad Polls Around…

South African Gold Miner to Spin Off International Operations

AngloGold Ashanti, one of the world's largest gold miners, would remain based in Johannesburg. Its production and exploration assets outside of South Africa would form a new entity listed in London.

Lesotho military denies coup: spokesman tells S.Africa TV

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Johannesburg (AFP) - Lesotho's military on Saturday denied it had seized power, a spokesman told South African television, despite the prime minister's claims of a coup.

Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

last monthNews : The Newsroom

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lesotho's military seized and disarmed two police stations in the mountainous kingdom Saturday in an effort to secure the country, the defense force spokesman said.

Lesotho PM confirms coup, tells BBC he fled to South Africa

Johannesburg (AFP) - Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane confirmed Saturday that the military had seized power in a coup and that he had fled to neighbouring South Africa in fear of his life.

Street Artist r1 Recycles Reclaimed Wood Pallets Into Mobile Pop-Up Benches in Johannesburg

During the Absolut residency, the six artists shared an apartment in Jeppestown, Johannesburg where they exchanged ideas on how to design creative solutions to the city's issues. "The theme of the project was for us to transform the immediate surroundings

Springboks replace unfit Alberts with Whiteley

last monthNews : The Newsroom

Johannesburg (AFP) - Warren Whiteley replaced fellow loose forward Willem Alberts Thursday in the South Africa squad for Rugby Championship Tests in Australia and New Zealand during September.

BHP Billiton Restructures For Growth, Continuing Reign As Global Mining Giant

By Don Dion: Reportedly, BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) will spin off a number of assets into a new company, the aptly-named NewCo. Headquartered in Perth, NewCo will list on the Australian stock exchange, as well as in Johannesburg. Things are certainly looking positive for BHP. Show More Summary

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