South African opera star who beat the odds performs for London audiences

The multitalented South African opera star Njabulo Madlala will perform a concert called “A Night at the Opera” hosted by the High Commission of South Africa in London on 8 February 2018. Madlala hails from Inanda, a poor township just north of Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal. As a young boy, he was inspired by his grandmother, […]
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SA family may be kicked  out of New Zealand

A South African family who has lived in New Zealand for nine years may soon be kicked out of this country. Steven and Joan von Metzinger and their children, Travis (18) and Ethan (15), emigrated to New Zealand almost a decade ago and currently live in Dunedin. However, after a nine-year battle with the local […]
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Springbok and Lions captain Warren Whiteley back in action in Japan

Springbok and Lions captain Warren Whiteley is slowly but surely regaining his fitness. A hip injury kept the No 8 sidelined for six months last year, with Eben Etzebeth taking over the Springbok captaincy in his absence. Whiteley’s last Test was the 37-15 win in the second Test over France in Durban last June. The […]
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Elderly British couple held up at gunpoint and robbed in broad daylight in Port Elizabeth

What was meant to be a leisurely stroll along the Port Elizabeth beachfront turned into an ordeal for an elderly British couple as they were held up at gun point and robbed off their possessions. IOL reports that the couple were walking along the beachfront and, after deciding to take a sit on a bench […]
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Travelogue: What to expect when moving from South Africa to London

When you make a life-changing decision to move to a different country (for whatever reason) there is a lot to take into consideration. In October 2016, I moved from sunny South Africa to the wonderful winter that only the United Kingdom can be well known for! I joined my wonderful boyfriend (FYI – he is […]
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Tourist attacked, robbed, stabbed 9 times at Noordhoek beach south of Cape Town

A 39-year-old Egyptian tourist who was on vacation in South Africa is recovering in a Western Cape hospital after being attacked, robbed and stabbed nine times while walking on the beach. Craig Lambinon, spokesman for the National Maritime Rescue Institute (NSRI), said the incident occurred at the Noordhoek beach south of Cape Town. “NSRI paramedics […]
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South African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash

A South African tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured when a hot air balloon crashed near Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor on Friday, a health ministry official said. Sharif Wadie, the assistant health minister in charge of emergency services, told AFP there were no other casualties but did not elaborate on the […]
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SA woman caught with more than 5kg cocaine in Harare

A 34-year-old South African woman yesterday appeared in court after she was arrested at Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare with more than five kilogrammes of cocaine with a street value of $430 000 loaded in 125 bobbins of white sewing thread. Thlinolui Jack was coming from Angola. She appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Rumbidzai […]
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Belangrike inligting vir SA ekspats wat meer as R1 miljoen verdien

Almal weet teen dié tyd dat SARS ʼn deel van die Artikel 10(1)(o)-belastingvrystelling wil wegneem. Hierdie vrystelling stel Suid-Afrikaners tans vry van belasting indien hulle langer as 183 dae in die buiteland werk, mits ʼn deel van die 183 dae een aaneenlopende tydperk van 60 dae is. Twee belangrike hersienings is aan die aanvanklike voorstel […]
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SA man in bid to break Cairo to Cape Town record

Johannebsurg – Adventurous South African traveller Andrew Russel will attempt to traverse the African continent, from Cairo to Cape Town, travelling by motorbike across eight countries in nine days in a bid to beat the current record of 12 days. Russel’s journey will take him through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, before eventually […]
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