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20 S.Africa inmates escape during police truck ambush

23 August 2017 | 0 comments

An armed gang freed 20 prisoners in South Africa by ambushing a police truck transporting them from court back to their cells, authorities said Wednesday.During the incident, which occurred south of Johannesburg...

S. Africa's first online rhino horn auction set to open

23 August 2017 | 0 comments

Several hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer on Wednesday in South Africa's first online auction of the controversial product, despite opposition from conservation groups who contend the sale...

S.African activists to challenge Grace Mugabe's immunity

21 August 2017 | 0 comments

A South African civil rights organisation said Monday it would challenge the government's decision to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, who was facing assault charges.The...

South Africa gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction

20 August 2017 | 0 comments

A South African court on Sunday gave the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists.South African authorities had moved to ban the three-day auction which they feared...

Accused of assault in S.Africa, Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe flies home

20 August 2017 | 0 comments

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe flew home from South Africa on Sunday, state media said, ending a week of confusion over her whereabouts after she allegedly assaulted a model.Mugabe, who had been sought...

S. Africa minister quits over women's assault claims

19 August 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana resigned on Saturday over accusations that he physically assaulted two women at a Johannesburg nightclub. The presidency said in a statement...

Grace Mugabe due at S. Africa summit after assault claim

19 August 2017 | 0 comments

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is seeking diplomatic immunity for an alleged assault in South Africa last weekend, is due to attend a regional leaders' summit in Pretoria on Saturday.The wife...

S.Africa blocks release of anti-apartheid hero Hani's killer

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's top court on Friday blocked the release from jail of Polish immigrant Janusz Walus who shot dead anti-apartheid hero Chris Hani in 1993.Walus, 64, has served 24 years of a life sentence...

S.Africa mulls Grace Mugabe's immunity claim

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

South African officials were on Friday considering whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe over her alleged assault on 20-year-old model in a Johannesburg hotel.Mugabe,...

S.Africa opposes online rhino horn auction

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa on Friday moved to halt an online auction of rhino horn starting next week, as outraged conservationists said the sale would undermine the global ban on rhino trade.The three-day auction...

Actress Charlize Theron dreams of AIDS-free S.Africa

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Charlize Theron hopes to create an AIDS-free generation in her home country South Africa which has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world.The star who is...

Model was offered cash to make Grace Mugabe assault 'go away'

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

The 20-year-old South African model that Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe is alleged to have assaulted was offered cash to make potential charges "go away", a lawyer said Thursday.Police have said...

Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, confirming she had not fled the country."The...

Jailed Pistorius allowed to attend grandmother's funeral

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

Jailed South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius briefly left his Pretoria prison on Wednesday to attend his grandmother's funeral."He left in the morning under supervision of our officials and...

Anger boils five years after S.African massacre of miners

16 August 2017 | 0 comments

At the site of the 2012 Marikana massacre where police shot dead 34 strikers, thousands of South African miners sang remembrance songs Wednesday as campaigners demanded prosecutions and compensation.The...



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