South African court doubles Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence

A South African appeal court has more than doubled the former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s prison sentence for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The supreme court of appeal (SCA) increased Pistorius’s sentence from six years in prison to 13 years and five months. Pistorius killed Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, by firing four bullets from […]
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Allister Coetzee laughs off suggestions that his time at the Boks may be up

Bok coach Allister Coetzee is quite adamant he is going nowhere following suggestions that his time at the helm is drawing to a close after a less-than-satisfactory two years pulling the reigns. Since Coetzee took over from Heyneke Meyer in 2016, the Boks have won less than half of their 24 games so far, registering […]
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Hoe om jou Suid-Afrikaanse burgerskap in stand te hou

Talle Suid-Afrikaners in die buiteland verloor onwetend hulle Suid-Afrikaanse burgerskap wanneer hulle in die buiteland om ’n ander burgerskap aansoek doen, sonder om eers by die Suid-Afrikaanse departement van binnelandse sake toestemming om behoud van die Suid-Afrikaanse burgerskap te kry. Die burgerskap kan eers weer heringestel word wanneer hulle kan bewys dat hulle permanent terug […]
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What you need to know before visiting the Margaret River area in Australia

While the area is quite popular for its beaches, famous landmarks and beautiful natural wonders, it boasts a huge following of wine-loving travellers to its amazing wineries. If you are looking to see as much as possible then make sure to travel there during Australia’s months of summer – which usually begin in December and […]
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South Africa’s No. 1 comedian Nik Rabinowitz visits London this autumn

Nik Rabinowitz has just turned forty and is on the verge of a midlife crisis. Except that apparently forty is the new thirty, so now he’s not sure when to have the crisis, which is a crisis in itself. Also, his wife has just had their third baby – so really, he can’t have a […]
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German bar bans ‘aggressive, stealing’ Africans

The Kreuzweise, a bar in the Konrad-Adenauer-Allee has had repeated trouble with a group of guests from Africa. It has now decided to ban Africans. Tatjana Dogan, the landlady, is not shy about her political affiliation, “We are left,” she says. The bar is a well-known part of the left-wing scene in Augsburg, Germany. The […]
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Wellington’s Cuba Street in New Zealand

There are few towns and cities that can boast a street as an icon. Such a street is Cuba Street in Wellington. Cuba Street lies in the middle of the central business district (CBD) and runs approximately a kilometre from east to west. It provides much entertainment to all visitors. It has been described as […]
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Haven for South Africans in Rotterdam

The Koningskerk in Rotterdam is a Dutch protestant church situated at the Koningshaven (King’s Harbour). All South Africans visiting South Holland or living there will feel at home in this Dutch congregation with its strong ties to South Africa. Rotterdam is Europe’s gateway to the world; therefore the Koningskerk is a haven for anyone visiting […]
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Suur druiwe volg op Aussie-steun vir SA afrigter

Suur druiwe is oënskynlik die gevolg van verskeie voorste Australiese spelers se steun vir ʼn Suid-Afrikaanse afrigter. Dit steek blykbaar die Waratahs se voorsitter dwars in die krop dat die meeste Western Force-sterre hul oudbreier, Dave Wessels, na die Melbourne Rebels gevolg het sedert hul span uit die Superrugbyreeks gesit is. Luidens berigte reken Roger […]
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On a lighter note:- Five things you should never say to a South African

We’ve all been there – you meet someone for the first time and that moment they realise you’re South African, they suddenly start spouting random comments on your ethnicity, childhood, experiences or just ask the most annoying questions ever. Here are a few of the most common things people say that annoy South Africans. “Where […]
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