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Braai 365: S African to BBQ in London for 1 year in aid of Rhinos

London - Anyone living in the Wimbledon area just got very lucky. A South African has started "Braai 365" - he will be barbequing up a storm every day for the next year in aid of the rhinos.

Occupy Oakland rally in support of South African Miners (photos) Special

Oakland - On Friday, August 24, Occupy Oakland CA was out in the streets, rallying in support of the striking Marikana miners, gunned down recently by South African police.

South African hostages released by pirates

Mogadishu - Two South Africans, Deborah Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari, held hostage since 2010 have been released after spending almost two years in Somali pirate captivity.

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.

'Siyandiza! 'We are flying' at SA Air Force Museum Special

Pretoria - The aircraft of the South African Air Force Museum had their outing at the country’s oldest military airfield, Swartkop in Pretoria, during the monthly “Flying Day” which allows pilots to keep current and gives youth a chance to see aircraft.

South African who wouldn't cooperate with pirates rescued by EU Special

Mombasa - The skipper of a yacht captured by pirates has been rescued by the EU’s Naval Force in Somalia, EU NAVFOR after refusing to cooperate with them and leave his vessel.

South African war photojournalist loses legs in land mine blast

Veteran South African photojournalist Joao Silva, 44, a father of two, lost the lower part of both his legs last Saturday after stepping on a land mine in Afghanistan. What's amazing is that Joao Silva kept on taking pictures even after the explosion.

Gender Test Could ‘Damage’ South African Gold Medal Winner

Demands for a gender test for South African World Athletics 800m champion Mokgadi Caster Semenya have met with calls for caution as well as anger back home. A top sports scientist has also warned of the damage it could do the athlete.

Medal Winner’s Family Rejects Claims Caster Semenya Is A Man

Gold medal winning South African athlete Caster Semenya is getting support from her family, who have rallied round the harassed athlete, an 18-year-old woman who, it is alleged, is actually a man.

US Destroyer Leaves South Africa, Continues to Indian Ocean

The USS Arleigh Burke, a guided missile destroyer, has completed its joint maneouvres with the South African Navy and has left Simon’s Town for the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Reunion.

South African Navy Ready to Take on Somali Pirates Special

The South African Navy, newly re-equipped with ultramodern frigates and strike craft, is ready to tackle piracy in the waters around Somalia, but is being held back by indecision on the part of government, according to media reports here.

South African Parties Introduce High Tech Electioneering Methods

The age of the internet, cell phones and high tech has arrived in South African election campaigning with the six biggest parties opening chatrooms on the internet and using cellphones and computers to talk to potential voters.

Stolen wedding ring found in culprit's stomach

Almost two years after it was stolen, doctors find a wedding ring in the stomach of a patient.

South African Couple Ordered to Have Sex Only Between Hours of 7 to 5

"I have a nine-year-old boy and he always asks what is happening every time the woman screams," said one neighbor of an overly loud amorous couple in South Africa.
 

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Former South African swimming champion  Charlene Wittstock.
Former South African swimming champion, Charlene Wittstock.
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WWII veterans Sefolosha and Chaba carrying wreaths at Atteridgeville at the Mendi Memorial
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