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South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord made a stop at the Pageant last night, bringing Zef style and generalized shock-factor insanity to the Delmar loop. Fans came out in droves as well, ready to have a good time and many even willing to indulge our photographer in what is known as the "Cali Handshake," which basically involves both parties executing the "hang loose" surfer signal with their hands while bumping knuckles.
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"If you want to reduce violence, look at early childhood development... That is a sustainable way to reduce violence," ISS governance, crime, and justice division head Gareth Newham told reporters in Pretoria on Wednesday. Looking at the 2012/13 figures most violent crime categories in South Africa went up.
Sixty-seven South Africans have been killed and scores injured in the collapse of a building in the compound of a Pentecostal church in Lagos, Nigeria last week, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said. The church collapsed Friday while three extra stories were being added to its initial two in the Ikotun neighbourhood in the populous city.
Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. Some South Africans said they were surprised and even shocked when Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled last week that the Paralympic champion was negligent but did not intend to kill when he fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a closed toilet door.
Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
South African platinum miner Vincent Nyeleka has just moved up in the world, leaving behind a cramped hovel that he rented for a new, three-bedroom house he can call his own. "This is better.
A man was shot and killed in his home on the corner of Tuna Street and 8th Avenue in Valhalla Park in Cape Town on Tuesday morning, Western Cape police said. "It is alleged that three unidentified suspects entered his residence and randomly shot at him," Captain FC van Wyk said.
Diamonds are associated with both South Africa and things glamorous. In South Africa the Cullinan Mine, east of Pretoria, is famous for diamonds of the huge variety, including the " Cullinan Diamond " -- which at 3,106 carets is the largest gem quality diamond ever found.
In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria.
Two alleged robbers have been arrested for housebreaking and theft in Kagiso, near Roodepoort, after being assaulted by residents, Gauteng police said on Tuesday. The two were arrested and admitted to a local hospital around 22:00 on Monday, police spokesperson Solomon Sibiya said.
Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, a South African official said on Monday. As a result of the coalition government not being "fully functional", Lesotho's leaders are planning to "shorten the mandate, of the coalition", said South Africa's International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
'Constructing Worlds', a new exhibition at London's Barbican Centre, explores the relationship between photography and the built environment. Constructing Worlds , a new exhibition at London's Barbican Centre, explores the relationship between photography and the built environment.
South African winemakers are seeking to piggyback on the success of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with their own cheaper versions of the popular style. Speaking during a press conference at The Beautiful South tasting at Olympia last week, Jane Robertson, category development director for Accolade said: "South African whites are sexy right now.
Fresh faced and full of energy, five recent graduates sit around the conference room table. They all hail from a different African country, and they all have big dreams about revamping education in their continent for a digital era.
Fourteen Nobel Peace Laureates have asked President Jacob Zuma to guarantee the Dalai Lama a visa to South Africa, after the Tibetan spiritual leader was forced to abandon a trip to the country. The Dalai Lama was to attend a summit of Nobel peace prize winners in Cape Town next month, the first-ever meeting of its kind in Africa.
Oscar Pistorius cries in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 as Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in Pistorius' murder trial.
A man accused of molesting five teenaged boys is expected to appear in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Monday, Gauteng police said. The 28-year-old man was arrested in Kempton Park, on the East Rand, by the family, child and sexual offences unit on Thursday, Captain Doniah Mothutsane said.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:11 pm
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