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Review: 'Chappie' is jack-of-all trades, master of none Special

A sci-fi movie that's a weird melange of Robocop, Call of Duty, Short Circuit, and a Michel Gondry music video all in one. Clearly, Chappie suffers from an identity crisis.

South Africa salutes its military Special

Potchefstroom - The 2015 edition of Armed Forces Day, the third in a row of the current series has been held in the city of Potchefstroom in the North West Province, 115 kilometres (72 miles) southwest of Johannesburg.

Interview with Jimmy Brown of UB40 Special

The drummer with the reggae giants, who have been making music since the late 1970s, gave Digital Journal the lowdown on the band's plans for 2015.

Richtersveld National Park: At one with nature in South Africa

Nature and wildlife lovers looking for a different and exciting experience in the wilds of South Africa will love the amazingly beautiful Richtersveld National Park, located up in the Northern Cape, close to the Namibia border.

Giraffe dies after hitting an over bridge in highway travel

A giraffe has died after smashing its head into a low overpass while it was being transported in a truck with its head sticking out along a highway in South Africa.

Take a trip down the Garden Route in South Africa this year Special

While it’s still summer right now in the northern hemisphere, it won't be long until things change, and South Africa goes from being rather chilly to very pleasantly hot and sunny. It’s time to start planning ahead for your Garden Route tour.

Review: KONGOS triumph on new single 'Come With Me Now' Special

Alternative rock band, KONGOS, originally from South Africa, excels on their single and music video for "Come With Me Now."

Baby rhino scared to sleep alone after mother killed by poachers

After witnessing the brutal death of his mother, Gertjie the baby rhino cried inconsolably and was unable to sleep. Not quite four months old, he is too young to fend for himself.

Eat your heart out: Jealous ex is 'king' and dines on man's heart

Cape Town - Police were called to the home of Nomonde Soloshe where a Zimbabwean man was found stabbing a knife and fork through the chest of Soloshe's current boyfriend as he ate the man's heart, muttering 'I am king.'

Op-Ed: Spain set their eyes on World Cup glory and the record books

Very few would predict that subsequent to breaking their 44-year silverware drought, Vicente del Bosque’s men would go on an emphatic run that has positioned Spain to be regarded as the greatest international side in the history of the sport.

Watch a GoPro-wearing South African man get robbed at gunpoint

Cape Town - Wearing a GoPro camera on his helmet, a cyclist in South Africa recorded footage of two men robbing him at gunpoint. The video has been uploaded to YouTube, and will reportedly be used as evidence.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Charity Movie Premiere

The American film "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" will be screened on May 22nd at three South Africa venues to raise money for local animal shelters. South Africa's Animaltalk team will hold screenings of Legends of Oz to assist their animal shelters.

Desmond Tutu: I will NOT vote ANC!

Desmond Tutu has confirmed that he will not be voting for the ANC in the upcoming elections, and has subtly called on South Africans to do the same by advising them to think and pray before they vote, and not to just vote "like cattle".

SABC bans DA television commercial critical of ANC

The South African Broadcasting Commission (SABC) has banned and refuses to show a Democratic Alliance (DA) political television commercial critical of current ANC government, ahead of the coming May elections.

Do NOT vote for ANC, urges Ronnie Kasrils with Vote NO campaign

Either don't vote for the ANC or spoil your votes, Ronnie Kasrils urges ANC voters through a new campaign called "Sidikiwe Vukani! (We are fed up! Wake up!) Vote No", to be launched on Tuesday.

Police homes destroyed in violent Bloemhof protests

A total of 12 police homes have now been destroyed in violent protests after residents of the Boitumelong township in the Bloemhof area went on the rampage over nepotism and lack of service delivery in the local ANC government.

Expropriate 50% of all farms, plans ANC government

In a leftist move some have called phantoms of Zimbabwe, the South African ANC government has proposed a plan to expropriate half of every commercial farm and handing it over to farm workers.

Zuma stole public money is fair comment, rules High Court

The High Court in Johannesburg ruled that a text message sent out by the DA accusing ANC president Jacob Zuma of stealing public money was fair comment.

It's worth it: Beauty firms chase Africa cosmetics boom

Lagos - Nigeria's Kuddy Cosmetics began as a one-woman business run out of a suitcase, with Kudirat Fashola bringing beauty products back from the United States in her luggage.

Rent an office for R1 a year, promises DA to small businesses

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has promised office space priced at R1 a year to small businesses in Gauteng, should the DA come to power after the coming election. This rate is equivalent to ten US cents a year.

ANC president Zuma must resign in 20 days, demands Julius Malema

Following the release of the Nkandlagate report, Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters has given ANC president Jacob Zuma 20 days to quit the presidency, while the Democratic Alliance has laid criminal charges at the Nkandla police station.

Desmond Tutu urges boycott of 'apartheid' Israel

Nobel Peace laureate and former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu has raised eyebrows and ire by declaring his support for the boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement targeting Israeli "apartheid" and other crimes against the Palestinians.

South Africa prepares itself for Oscar Pistorius trial

Cape Town - From tomorrow onwards and for the next few weeks, the news from South Africa will most likely be dominated by the court case against Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius.

South Africa remembers worst wartime sea disaster Special

Pretoria - As the world marks the centenary in 2014 of the outbreak of World War One, South Africans are commemorating those who lost their lives 97 year ago in one of the country’s worst maritime disasters during that war.

ANC MP's fashion dress goes viral for all the wrong reasons

At the State Of The Nation Address, ANC MP Thandile Sunduza wore a rather remarkable dress on the red carpet that made social media go mental. She became an overnight Twitter sensation — for all the wrong reasons.

ANC blames Julius Malema for Limpopo crisis

The ANC’s national executive committee member and Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa labels Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema the “boy” who plunged the Limpopo government into a financial crisis.

Illegal miners warned that access hole to mineshaft will be shut

Benoni - Authorities have warned illegal miners who refuse to come up out of the abandoned Gold One Kleinfontein Mine in Benoni, that the access hole will be sealed on March 3.

Biker shot dead in road rage attack, motorist wounded

Johannesburg - A motorist and a biker were involved in a road rage confrontation on Friday whilst traveling on Malibongwe Drive. In the course of the argument the motorist was wounded and the biker shot dead.

ANC has given up on jobs, says DA

"The ANC under Jacob Zuma has given up on jobs for everyone and is only interested in enriching themselves and their friends. In the Zuma ANC, jobs and opportunities go to people with connections," said the DA's Helen Zille on Monday.

Julius Malema wants white people to join his EFF party

Julius Malema called on white South Africans to join his party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), in order to get their hands on land, as only 2 percent of white people own land.
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A view of the Upper Campus of the University of Cape Town.
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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The Bo-Kaap - the original Cape Malay quarter in Cape Town, South Africa.
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South Africa is home to the highest population count of rhinos in the world.
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Railway Station in Hermanus, Overberg Whale Route, Western Cape, South Africa.
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These African elephant herds were pictured at a waterhole in the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. Members of the different herds rub trunks when greeting each other.
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Queens Hotel in Oudtshoorn, South Africa.
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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma.
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Whale crier in Hermanus on the Overberg whale route in South Africa.
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Statue of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, South Africa.
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Nik Rabinowitz and Tats Nkonzo
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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The classic view of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa.
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Dassie, or rock rabbit, in Hermanus, Overberg, South Africa.
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Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa
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March against Monsanto - Cape Town on May 25, 2013 - on the left, so cute, on the right "So Cape Town!! The lingo and the blomme ...." says Nicky Newman
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The Windsor Hotel in Hermanus on the Overberg whale route, South Africa.
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March against Monsanto in Durban  Kwazulu-Natal  South Africa - May 25  2013
March against Monsanto in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa - May 25, 2013
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