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2 of the Waterkloof Four re-arrested for partying in prison

Two of the Waterkloof Four have been re-arrested following a video they recorded in prison. In the video it appears they have smuggled alcohol into their cell, are partying, and looking hot for the camera.

Video: Johannesburg Springsteen fans get an early-bird special

Johannesburg - Sometimes it does, indeed, pay to be the early bird. Hundreds of Bruce Springsteen fans turned up three-and-a-half hours early for the show at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. They were then treated to a three-song special and some personal attention.

Jimmy Kimmel interpreter finds Mandela imposter talked gibberish

New York - A memorial service to commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela was held Tuesday. The main topics following the service were world leaders taking selfies and a fake deaf-signer, Thamsanqa Jantjie. Just what was that signer telling the world?

Man acts as bouncer, hits bar patrons in toilet, video goes viral

Johannesburg - A video, showing an alleged bouncer assaulting patrons of a bar in Fourways, Johannesburg has gone viral. The patrons were apparently smoking marijuana in the bathroom, the guy was apparently not actually a bouncer.

March against Monsanto: A worldwide protest, May 25, 2013

March against Monsanto protests were held in 40 countries in the world on May 25, 2013. The message of all these protests was "Stop Monsanto" and "No more GMOs." This article will concentrate on events in Earth's southern hemisphere.

Justin Bieber to sing in South Africa May 2013

Justin Bieber who turned 19 on 1 March 2013, will be performing in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, this coming May 2013.

Lightning strikes 13 Johannesburg children in 2 days

Johannesburg - Thirteen Johannesburg children were struck by lightning during the week of Valentine's day. One died later in hospital.

Dreadlocks cut and run in Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg - If you live in Johannesburg and sport "dreads", watch out, there are thieves on the loose looking for your hair. Apparently there is a rising demand for natural dreadlocks as extensions.

Smuggler swallows 220 polished diamonds

Johannesburg - Some things are hard to swallow. A Lebanese diamond smuggler that managed to swallow 220 polished diamonds was apprehended before he took flight from South Africa.

Video: Hillary Clinton dances, grinds during South Africa visit

Johannesburg - The latest video to careen across the Web is some footage of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton getting jiggy with it at a dinner hosted by South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Johannesburg.

Sex worker strangled to death, eyes poked out Special

Johannesburg - A sex worker from Zimbabwe thought to have been murdered by a client was found strangled to death with an electric cord at the Ambassador brothel in Hillbrow Johannesburg, South Africa, over the weekend. Her eyes had been plucked out with a coat hanger.

Lioness kills zoo keeper in South Africa

Johannesburg - A lioness attacked and killed a zoo keeper at a rural conservation farm in South Africa. The farm is a lion breeding center in Parys near the town of Vredefort, 120 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg.

Op-Ed: Man 'back from the dead' claims to be singer kidnapped by zombies

Johannesburg - In one of the oddest storys ever, a South African man alleged he was a famous dead folk singer who had come back to life after being held by zombies. But that's not the weirdest part of the tale.

University stampede kills one in South Africa

Johannesburg - One person was killed as students trying to register themselves for a place at the University of Johannesburg stampeded just as the main gate was opened.

South African girl burned alive in alleged Satanic ritual

Johannesburg - An 18 year old South African girl from southern Johannesburg Kirsty Theologo, suffered severe burns and damage to her lungs when some boys, alleged to have been performing a Satanic ritual, poured petrol (gasoline) over her body and set her alight.

South Africa’s Running Ace to Compete Again, Local Body Says

The governing body for athletics in South Africa says the country’s running sensation, Castor Semenya, is set to compete again, both in South Africa and abroad.

Gang-rape victim 'forced to kiss penis' - South African trial

Uniformed pupils holding candles gathered outside the Durban High Court in South Africa Monday ahead of the trial of four unnamed men, accused of gang-raping 22-year-old Jessica Foord in front of her father. Only 7.6% of all rapists are ever tried in SA..

Anti-Foreigner Violence In Johannesburg Leaves 6 Dead

At this moment, it is not good to be a foreigner in South Africa. Recently, six people have been killed by a mob in South Africa in violence towards foreigners.

Johannesburg Summit Opens On Monday

JOHANNESBURG (voa) - Delegates from around the globe begin meeting in Johannesburg Monday for the U.N.-sponsored World Summit on Sustainable Development. The Johannesburg meeting takes place a decade after the landmark U.N. Earth Summit in Rio firs...

Embattled Downtown Johannesburg Dreams Of A Comeback

JOHANNESBURG (dpa) - Anyone who wants to get to the top in Africa can't avoid running into Waltraud Day. The grey-haired, German-born lady from picturesque Bavaria sells souvenirs on the 50th floor of the Carlton Centre skyscraper.Rising 220 metres, th...

Film Industry Discovers Lure Of The Cape

JOHANNESBURG (dpa) - What Cannes is to France, Cape Town wants to become for South African cinema. The conditions are not bad: both cities have not only a Mediterranean flair in common, but also a film industry. While each year Hollywood's stars flo...

White Farmers See Themselves As Targets In South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - Willem Botha, a 59-year-old white South African farmer, refused to give up, even though his wife lay dead on the floor next to him and he had been hit three times.Botha continued to aim and fire at his attackers, wounding one as the othe...

Whites In South Africa Told To Learn African Languages

JOHANNESBURG (dpa) - South Africa's Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel had no problem switching to the clicking language of Xhosa during the recent budget debate and interspersing his speech with some Zulu.Such language proficiency should be standard fo...
 

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Mourners gather outside former President Nelson Mandela s house in Houghton  Johannesburg
Mourners gather outside former President Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg
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Dr. Vandana Shiva in Johannesburg  2002
Dr. Vandana Shiva in Johannesburg, 2002
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Perdy the giraffe strolls into the dining area at the Lion Park in Johannesburg
Perdy the giraffe strolls into the dining area at the Lion Park in Johannesburg
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Perdy the giraffe enjoys a potted plant in the bar at the Lion Park in Johannesburg.
Perdy the giraffe enjoys a potted plant in the bar at the Lion Park in Johannesburg.
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The wing of the British Airways plane wedged into the top of a small building next to the runway. Ha...
The wing of the British Airways plane wedged into the top of a small building next to the runway. Harriet Tolputt posted this picture of the incident on Twitter
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March against Monsanto  May 25  2013  South Africa - Monsanto HQ  Fourways.
March against Monsanto, May 25, 2013, South Africa - Monsanto HQ, Fourways.
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An unnamed man appeared before thousands claiming to be former folk singer  Khulekani Mqgumeni Khuma...
An unnamed man appeared before thousands claiming to be former folk singer, Khulekani Mqgumeni Khumalo. The "real" musician, died in 2009.
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The Johannesburg skyline from the south of the city.
The Johannesburg skyline from the south of the city.
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Bruce Springsteen gave a pre-show special to early fans at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg  February...
Bruce Springsteen gave a pre-show special to early fans at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, February 2014.
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