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    #In other countries : South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has cut back on foreign travel as the country’s electricity crisis worsens, warned on Monday that “progress should not be counted on in the short term”. “We cannot end load shedding in the short term due to the uncertain performance of the (state-owned) coal-fired power plant fleet. This is the sad reality of the long-term situation,” he wrote in his post. A weekly letter to the country. After weeks of severe load shedding between June and July, in the middle of the southern winter, First African Industrial Power is weighed down by new severe cuts, leaving the national grid unable to produce enough power after years of mismanagement and corruption. This means many cuts, for businesses and individuals, for hours, every day, for almost two weeks. This method of load shedding has been in practice for fifteen years. >>> Read More: South Africa: How polluting Eskom wants to become champion of renewable energies Ramaphosa, who traveled to the US and London, announced his early return last week to respond to...
    A screaming woman was killed in a horrific attack by a Great White Shark as she took an early morning dip this morning while celebrating a Bank Holiday weekend. The 39-year-old victim was in shallow water when the deadly predator came in fast from deep water and grabbed her in its jaws close to fellow swimmers. The woman who was on the edge of the group let out a scream as the shark hit her and bit into her flash and disappeared under the water. The National Sea Rescue Institute was called as screaming swimmers and surfers cleared the water at Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, just before 8am. An NSRI inshore rescue craft was launched and sped to the scene and quickly found the savaged body of the blood-soaked woman about 50 feet out from shore. A screaming woman was killed in a horrific attack by a Great White Shark this morning at Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay in South Africa. Picture: file image The Bitou Municipality which oversees the beach shut down the Bay and has put up...
    A fatal shark attack has left a 39-year-old woman dead in South Africa. Beaches have been shut around Plettenberg Bay on South Africa's southern Cape coastline following the shocking killing on Sunday morning. It is the second deadly shark attack in the small town since late June. A spokesman for South Africa's National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Craig Lambinon said local NSRI and South Africa Police Service (SAPS) units were scrambled at around 7.53am local time (6.53am BST). "The sea rescue craft Eric Stratford was launched," Craig said. "On arrival at the scene, the body of a believed to be 39-year-old female from Cape Town was recovered from the water and brought to the beach." Most read in US NewsCRUCIAL SIGN Sinister details on missing mom's body reveal vital clues about death, PI saysHORROR ATTACK Radio host is killed and his girlfriend and children attacked by house guestCHILLING BEHAVIOR Sister fears 'conspiracist has put her missing sibling in danger'BOILED ALIVE Mystery as worker found boiled to death inside huge cooker at food plant Topics Sharks South Africa YOU MIGHT LIKERECOMMENDED FOR...
    Princess Charlene of Monaco made a return to the world stage this week as she attended the Queen's funeral in London - in what was her highest profile appearance to date after a difficult 18 months. Zimbabwean-born Charlene spent some 10 months in South Africa last year, after contracting a serious sinus infection during a solo charity trip. The illness left her hospitalised and delayed her return to Monaco. After returning to the principality last November, the mother-of-two almost immediately left and went to Switzerland to receive treatment for 'exhaustion'. She returned to public duty in May, making the occasional public appearance with her husband Prince Albert and her children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella by her side.  She posed with Albert for a portrait marking their 11th wedding anniversary, and joined him in taking her children back to school earlier this month.  However she made her biggest return to public duty earlier this week, when she joined her husband at the Queen's historic funeral in London, joining 2,000 other mourners  at Westminster Abbey. Princess Charlene of Monaco made a return...
    IT takes some doing to be BANNED from playing in the Fifa World Cup - but a few have managed it and Ecuador could become the latest amid a passport scandal. Ecuador sealed a spot at the 2022 tournament in Qatar after finishing fourth in the Conmebol World Cup qualifiers. 7The World Cup starts in NovemberCredit: Reuters 7Ecuador's Byron Castillo is embroiled in fake passport allegations, putting his country's World Cup spot in doubtCredit: AFP But a complaint against Ecuador was made to Fifa by the Chilean FA in April, claiming player Bryon Castillo used a fake birth certificate and was an illegal immigrant. Castillo has 10 caps for Ecuador and helped them reach the finals. The Chilean FA stated Castillo was, in fact, born in Colombia in 1995 instead of Ecuador in 1998. A report by the Daily Mail also claims the confession to a false birth certificate was made in an official investigation and was COVERED UP by the Ecuador Football Federation. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLDOR BLIMEY Ecuador face being kicked out of World Cup amid 'fake...
    BEN STOKES was delighted after cricket chiefs decided the Third Test against South Africa WILL resume at The Oval on Saturday. There will be three days’ play after day one on Thursday was washed out and Friday’s play cancelled as a mark of respect to the Queen. 1Stokes will lead England out for the Third Test on SaturdayCredit: Getty The ECB wanted to extend the match into Tuesday but South Africa are set to fly home that day and refused to budge. The national anthem will be sung as usual before the start of play and, with a sell-out crowd of 27,500 expected, it could be the first massed rendition of God Save the King. God Save the Queen was about to be sung on Thursday when rain arrived. Captain Stokes made his views clear when responding to a tweet asking whether sporting events should go ahead this weekend. READ MORE IN SPORT'PLAY IN HER MEMORY' England and South Africa Test to resume to pay tribute to The QueenFOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY Southgate pays tribute to Queen with England to honour...
    Anton Mzimba was a brave man in South Africa who dedicated his life to protecting the rhinos was brutally murdered in front of his entire family. Mzimba was one of the head rangers at the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve and one of the Global Conservation Corps’ advisors. He helped protect rhinos from illegal poachers, who his family believes are the exact ones who took away his life. Source: Global Conservation Corps/Youtube The three murderers opened fire on his wife as well, who is fighting for her life. The perpetrators have not been found, arrested, or charged with Mzimba’s murder. The illegal wildlife trade has exploded in recent years, now totaling close to 10 billion U.S. dollars annually, according to the United Nations. It reaches across countries and industries and is a major conservation issue. Whether animals are captured and sold alive to fuel the exotic pet trade or killed and turned into consumer products, tourism souvenirs, or ingredients in traditional medicine, the wildlife trade puts species and ecosystems at serious risk. It is second only to habitat destruction as a major cause of...
    BEN STOKES conjured up more moments of magic – this time with the ball – as England secured a crushing victory in the Second Test. With his shirt and trousers stained with sweat and dirt, Stokes hauled his body through an epic 14-over spell in which he captured the two wickets which transformed the day. 6Ben Stokes bowled a mammoth spell to inspire England to victoryCredit: PA 6The result at Old Trafford sets up a decider against South Africa at the The OvalCredit: Getty 6Stokes was named Player of the Match after his efforts with bat and ballCredit: Getty He removed Rassie van der Dussen and Keegan Petersen after their fourth-wicket stand of 87 in 43 overs was beginning to frustrate England. Stokes’ heroics came just 24 hours after his 12th Test century – and a hundred from Ben Foakes – gave England a mighty and match -winning first innings lead. Following his double strike, there was not the slightest doubt England would win the Second Test convincingly. The only question was – would they do it on Saturday or...
    South Africans have hit out at Meghan Markle after she told of an apparent fire that broke out in her son Archie's room while she was on a tour of the country. Archie, then four months old, was not in the room in Cape Town when a heater started to smoke - but the incident left the Duchess of Sussex 'shaken' and 'in tears', she told tennis star Serena Williams in her new podcast. Others are understood to recall the incident which took place on September 23, 2019 - and while they do not remember there actually being a fire, the heater was certainly smoking and was unplugged and dealt with. Despite the upset, Meghan said in the Spotify podcast that she was obliged to continue with official engagements, accusing those running the tour of concentrating on 'how it looks, instead of how it feels'. However, South Africans have not taken too kindly to her claims on social media, to the point where '#VoetsekMeghan' - an offensive term meaning 'go away' - was trending on Twitter. One wrote: 'South Africa......
    BEN STOKES scripted another new scene in his dramatic life story by scoring his first century as England captain. On the day when a documentary about Stokes was released, the man himself played a starring role in a dominating England performance. 2Ben Stokes celebrates his first century as England captainCredit: AP 2Ben Foakes raises his arms aloft after scoring his centuryCredit: AP He scored 103 and a second Test century from Ben Foakes propelled England to a position where they will surely win the Second Test against South Africa and level the series. Stokes played an innings of rare distinction. Nothing foolish, nothing too aggressive, just brilliant and near-faultless batting at a perfect tempo. Stokes and Foakes revitalised England’s innings so effectively that they went from scores of 43-3 and 147-5 to a total of 415-9 declared. South African openers Dean Elgar and Sarel Erwee negotiated nine overs at the end of the second day and will resume this morning with 23-0 – still 241 runs behind. Read More Cricket StoriesBEEFY'S BEEF Moment cricket legend Ian Botham is ambushed by...
    A FORMER Bachelor star is reportedly homeless and was staying in a shelter before his concerned family "checked him into rehab." Lee Thompson, 33, starred as the first man trying to find love in The Bachelor South Africa in 2019 before the star was spotted seeking shelter on the streets of Cape Town last week. 5Former Bachelor South Africa star Lee Thompson is reportedly homelessCredit: M-Net 5A South African news outlet, News24, published photos of Lee staying at a shelter in Cape TownCredit: Instagram According to News24 in South Africa, the news outlet obtained photos of the star living at Safe Space, a homeless shelter in the city. In the image, Lee appeared rugged, tired and disheveled. The reality star wore a beanie, jeans, and a hoodie layered under the jacket for warmth. All of his clothes appeared wrinkled and slightly stained in the image the star appeared in need of a shower and a fresh change of clothes. Read More on The BachelorDOUBLE TROUBLE Former Bachelor SLAMS Bachelorette producers for ‘messing up’ new season'I'M BEGGING!' Bachelorette fans...
    Meghan Markle has revealed how her son Archie narrowly escaped a fire that erupted in his bedroom during the Sussexes' tour of South Africa.  Speaking in the first episode of her Archetypes podcast, which was released today, the Duchess, 41, said the boy's nanny had taken the four-and-a-half month old downstairs with her when she went to get a snack.  It was then, while herself and Prince Harry were at an engagement, that the heater in his bedroom went ablaze, setting the nursery on fire. Meghan revealed: 'In that amount of time that she went downstairs, the heater in the nursery caught on fire. There was no smoke detector.  'Someone happened to just smell smoke down the hallway, went in, fire extinguished. He was supposed to be sleeping in there.' The former Suits star told how they had dropped their young son at the housing unit they were staying in for a sleep straight after arriving on their official tour, with Meghan and the Duke of Sussex leaving to carry out a visit to the Nyanga township, where the duchess...
    BEN STOKES was wincing, with a hint of a hobble, as he dragged his battered body through a string of tumultuous overs. The England captain captured two wickets in the space of seven balls and the intensity and ferocity of his bowling threatened to transform the First Test. 2Stokes' bowling kept England in the First Test on day one against South AfricaCredit: Rex 2The captain led by example at Lord's after England's batters slumped to a dismal totalCredit: Getty Images - Getty Stokes took a third wicket minutes before the close of day two and, even though South Africa are still on top, it would have been a damn sight worse without Stokes’ intervention. In a spell of heroic proportions soon after tea, he removed opener Sarel Erwee for 73 with a brute of a bouncer and then had No.5 Rassie van der Dussen lbw for 19. When Stuart Broad chimed in with his 100th Test wicket at Lord’s, South Africa were 210-6 and only 45 runs ahead. But 6ft 8ins all-rounder Marco Jansen and spinner Keshav Maharaj produced a spectacular...
    Unfortunately, the world is not a very peaceful or safe place for many individuals. From conflict to abuse to exploitation, there is so much cruelty inflicted on both humans and animals. While this can get disheartening and difficult to hear about, petitions are a great way to use your voice for good. Just by signing one, you are a part of helping those who are not treated fairly. You can even share them with your friends and acquaintances to increase your impact. Through petitions, we can reach those in power and demand justice for others. They are valuable tools for making positive changes in the world. If you are looking for a way to help animals and humans, here are 10 petitions you should sign this week, including Help Pass Bill to Address Racial Disparities in Maternal Health, Demand California Lawmakers Provide Affordable Housing, and Demand Justice For Murdered Rhino Protector in South Africa. We want to thank you for being the change you wish to see in the world and giving a voice to the voiceless. 1. Demand...
    At least 150 critically endangered vultures were poisoned to death in Botswana and South Africa in two separate events last week. Conservationists are warning that the killings are pushing the birds closer to extinction. Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology/Youtube Over 50 white-backed vultures were found dead in Botswana’s northern Chobe district last week, while around 100 were found dead in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, according to vulture conservation group Vulpro. The white-backed vulture is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) red list of critically-endangered bird species. The birds’ cause of death was from feeding on buffalo carcasses which appeared to be laced with poison, Vulpro’s founder Kerri Wolter said. Unfortunately, vulture poisoning is not uncommon in southern Africa. They are often targeted by poachers because they draw attention to their illegal poaching activities. According to conservation groups, their heads are also used in traditional medicine. “What makes this even more catastrophic is that it’s breeding season now,” Wolter told AFP. She went on to explain that chicks cannot survive without their parents. Vultures...
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    THE nation has been left high and dry this summer – with a severe lack of rainfall prompting hosepipe bans and curbs on paddling pools and barbecues. But as we face having to curb our average water consumption of 145 litres per day — in the wake of the driest July since records began in 1836 — we could learn a thing or two from the South Africans, who faced a bigger crisis five years ago. 4For three successive winters, the annual rains did not comeCredit: Reuters 4Queues for water at natural spring in Cape TownCredit: Associated Press I moved to Cape Town in 2017 and found myself in the middle of the worst drought the Western Cape province had seen in 100 years. For three successive winters, from 2015 to 2017, the annual rains did not come and the reservoirs that surround the nation’s second biggest city of 4.6million people were nearly empty. Cape Town’s then mayor, Patricia de Lille, came up with a controversial plan to tackle the crisis, dubbed Day Zero. This was the day — projected...
    The backlash against illegal miners in South Africa is gathering pace as local residents formed mobs to beat them and destroy their camps in retaliation for the gang rape of eight young women filming a music video last week. Miners' camps were torched and roads around the townships of Munsieville and Bekkersdal outside the town of Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, were barricaded with rocks and burning tires as residents protested against the presence of illegal miners.  Many of the miners are migrants from other African countries, and the reaction has raised concerns over xenophobia, with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday condemning the violence. Around 80 men were arrested last week, mostly illegal miners, after eight women were raped up to ten times each on July 28 during the filming of a gospel music video at a mine dump in the township of West Village was attacked by heavily-armed men. Police said they were investigating 32 counts of rape as well as robbery. Local residents enraged at the incident torched illegal miners' camps in the neighboring Kagiso township on...
    Share this: “Beloved.” “The Hate U Give.” “Maus.” “Burger’s Daughter.” Each of these books has been banned at some point in time, but one stands out. Instead of being banned in 21st-century America, Nadine Gordimer’s “Burger’s Daughter” was banned in 20th century South Africa during apartheid, that country’s period of official white supremacist rule. So why include it in this list? Despite the decades and distance between bans on this book and the others, the rise in attempts to ban and censor books in America in 2022 looks an awful lot like what South African censors did during apartheid. I make this observation as a scholar who specializes in studying literature to better understand the intersections of race, oppression and resistance.
    KRUGERSDORP, South Africa (AP) — Community members in the South African city of Krugersdorp beat suspected illegal miners with sticks and set fire to their camps Thursday following the alleged gang rapes of eight women last week by more than 80 men, some of whom are suspected of being miners. Residents of Krugersdorp’s Kagiso township also barricaded roads with rocks and burning tires during a protest against the presence of the miners. They say they are frustrated with high levels of crime in the area that they blame on the illegal miners and the failure of the police to deal with them. Some suspected illegal miners were stripped of their clothes and whipped by residents. Residents chased others out of their camps and beat and kicked them before handing them over to police. In some cases, the miners were rescued from the protesters by police. Police responded by firing rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the protesters, who also clashed with police officers. “We want support from the police because the illegal miners are terrorizing us. We cannot simply...
    ENGLAND’S collection of left-armers combined to hammer South Africa in the first match of the post-Ben Stokes era. Reece Topley took two wickets and David Willey and Sam Curran one each as the Proteas were crushed by 118 runs at Old Trafford. 3Adil Rashid led the way with three wicketsCredit: Reuters 3South Africa batsman Heinrich Klaasen wound up the England team with his time-wasting tacticsCredit: PA 3England picked up their first win since Ben Stokes' retirementCredit: Getty It levelled the 50-over series at 1-1 ahead of the decider at Headingley on Sunday. As England still get to grips with Stokes’ decision to quit one-day internationals, this performance will increase the belief that they can manage without him. Incredibly, the Proteas lost their first four wickets with the total on just six and, after that, they never had any realistic chance of surpassing England’s 201 all out. England’s players became fired up, too, when South African batsman Heinrich Klaasen tried to use delaying tactics as drizzle began to fall. READ MORE IN SPORTLONDON CALLING London making plans to host Olympics for...
    TRACES of methanol have been discovered in the blood of 21 teens found dead in a club in South Africa last month. Officials said they are still probing if the levels of the toxic chemical in the bodies of the teenagers - aged between 13 and 17 - were enough to kill them. 2Detectives work at the scene of the mass poisoning at the Enyobeni TavernCredit: Reuters 2Family members weep at the coffins of the 21 teenage victimsCredit: EPA Cops launched an investigation into the mysterious deaths after an end-of-exams party ended in tragedy at the Enyobeni Tavern on June 26. Lifeless bodies were found slumped across tables and couches and collapsed on the dance floor at the popular venue with 21 reported dead with "no visible injuries". Authorities investigating the horror deaths have now confirmed traces of methanol were found in the bodies of the victims. Dr. Litha Matiwane, Eastern Cape provincial deputy director for clinical service, said: "Methanol has been detected in all the 21 individuals that were there. Read more world newsHOSTAGE BLOODBATH...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Methanol was found in the blood of the 21 teenagers who died last month in a bar in South Africa’s city of East London, according to a health official. Methanol — often called wood alcohol — is a toxic chemical and if ingested even small amounts of it can be fatal. Here’s a look at what is known. WHAT HAPPENED IN SOUTH AFRICA? The teenagers died at the Enyobeni tavern in East London’s Scenery Park township in the early hours of June 26, shocking the country and resulting in several investigations by the police and liquor license authorities. Many of the teens, ranging in age between 13 and 17, were found dead in the tavern, their bodies slumped across tables and couches and collapsed on the dance floor, according to officials. Final toxicology reports will show if the levels of methanol were fatal and South Africa’s police will determine whether anyone will face criminal charges for the 21 deaths, national police minister Bheki Cele has said. WHY IS METHANOL SO POISONOUS? Methanol is a...
    JOHANNESBURG -- The toxic chemical methanol has been identified as a possible cause of the deaths of 21 teenagers at a bar in the South African city of East London last month.Methanol was found in all of their bodies and investigations are continuing to determine whether the levels of the toxic chemical were enough to have killed them."Methanol has been detected in all the 21 individuals that were there, however there is still progressive analysis of the quantitative levels of methanol and whether it could have been the final cause of death," Dr. Litha Matiwane, Eastern Cape provincial deputy director for clinical service, said at press conference in East London Tuesday.Authorities are still awaiting the conclusive results which are being conducted at a laboratory in the city of Cape Town, he said.SEE MORE: Authorities seek answers after 21 teens mysteriously found dead at South African nightclubMethanol is a toxic form of alcohol that is used industrially as a solvent, pesticide or an alternative source of fuel. It is not used in the production of alcohol sold for human consumption.It is...
    WALES were denied of a historic Test series win over South Africa as they were convincingly beaten 30-15 in the final match. The Springboks dealt an early blow to Wayne Pivac's side in the opening fixture convincingly winning 32-29. 2South Africa secured the Test series victory against WalesCredit: EPA 2Wales can still have high hopes ahead of the World CupCredit: AP However, the Dragons ran out 13-12 winners in Bloemfontein which levelled up the Test score and made fans dream of the unthinkable. But South African Fly-Half Handre Polland's TWENTY points inspired the World Champions to a decisive third Test win - halting a run of northern hemisphere victories after Ireland and England's earlier wins. READ MORE RUGBY UNION NEWSSHOCKING Watch Aussie star Swain HEAD BUTT England's Hill and get red card in rugby clash What time did South Africa vs Wales kick off? South Africa took on Wales on Saturday, July 16. The match kicked off at 4.05pm - 5.50pm local time. It took place at the Cape Town Stadium. Where can I watch highlights of South...
    JOHANNESBURG — At least 21 people were killed over the weekend as gunmen opened fire on three taverns in South Africa, in what police described as “random” shootings. Early Sunday in Soweto, in Johannesburg, a group of men armed with rifles and automatic handguns stormed a busy tavern in the Nomzamo shantytown, in the city’s Orlando East neighborhood, said Col. Dimakatso Sello, a spokeswoman for the police. The men opened fire around 12:30 a.m. in what appeared to be a random shooting, Sello said, killing 12 people on the scene and injuring 23. Three more people later died at a hospital, police said. They said that those killed were between the ages of 19 and 35. The gunmen fled the scene, and no arrests have been made, police said. Later Sunday, people gathered outside the tavern as police removed bodies from the building. Only hours before the attack in Soweto, gunmen in Pietermaritzburg, a city about 300 miles southeast of Johannesburg in KwaZulu-Natal province, killed at least four people and injured at least eight in a shooting in a tavern...
    Police in the South African township of Soweto confirmed 15 people were killed early Sunday morning as they enjoyed a night out in a local bar after assailants stepped from a minibus taxi and began randomly firing at patrons. Soweto is Johannesburg’s largest township to the southwest of the country’s economic capital. Police report they were called to the scene shortly after midnight. “When we arrived at the scene, 12 people were dead with gunshot wounds, “police officer Nonhlanhla Kubheka told AFP. She added 11 people were taken to hospital. Three died shortly after arrival while another died later in hospital. No further details regarding the shooters was released. A relative of one of the victims cries as south African Police Service officers refuse to let her cross the police barrier and enter the crime scene in Soweto, South Africa, on July 10, 2022. Fourteen people were killed during a shootout in a bar on July 10, 2022. (IHSAAN HAFFEJEE/AFP via Getty Images) Residents of the Nomzamo informal settlement react to a crime scene where 15 people where shot dead...
    JOHANNESBURG -- A mass shooting at a tavern in Johannesburg's Soweto township has killed 15 people and left others in critical condition, according to police.Police say they are investigating reports that a group of men arrived in a minibus taxi and opened fire on some of the patrons at the bar shortly after midnight Sunday.Those injured have been taken to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.The number of cartridges found on the scene indicates that a group of people opened fire in the bar, said Gauteng province police commissioner Lt. Gen. Elias Mawela."The primary investigation suggests that these people were enjoying themselves here, in a licensed tavern operating within the right hours," Mawela told The Associated Press."All of a sudden they heard some gunshots, that is when people tried to run out of the tavern. We don't have the full details at the moment of what is the motive, and why they were targeting these people," he said."You can see that a high caliber firearm was used and it was shooting randomly. You can see that every one of those people were...
    (CNN)At least 14 people were killed and nine more injured in a shooting at a bar in the South African township of Soweto on Sunday, local authorities said.The incident unfolded shortly after midnight, when a group of men armed with rifles and 9-millimeter pistols entered the bar in the Nomzamo informal settlement near Johannesburg and started shooting "randomly" at the patrons, Gauteng Police said in a statement.Police said 23 people were shot in the establishment -- 12 died at the scene and 11 were rushed to a nearby hospital with injuries. Two more people were declared dead at the hospital.The police have opened investigations into 14 cases of murder and nine cases of attempted murder, according to the statement. Four still in critical condition after South Africa bar tragedy, authorities say"It's a bad scene. When you see the bodies [that] are piled up, you can see that every one of those people [was] struggling to get out of the tavern," Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela told South African news channel ENCA.Read MoreMawela said the police are yet to determine...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A mass shooting at a tavern in Johannesburg’s Soweto township has killed 14 people and left three others in critical condition, according to police. Police say they are investigating reports that a group of men arrived in a minibus taxi and opened fire on some of the patrons at the bar late Saturday night. Police were on Sunday morning removing bodies of the deceased and investigating what had led to the mass shooting. The three critically injured and one other person wounded have been taken to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. The number of cartridges found on the scene indicated it was a group of people who shot at the patrons, said Gauteng province police commissioner Lt. Gen. Elias Mawela. “The primary investigation suggests that these people were enjoying themselves here, in a licensed tavern operating within the right hours,” Mawela told The Associated Press. “All of a sudden they heard some gunshots, that is when people tried to run out of the tavern. We don’t have the full details at the moment of what...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa police say 14 killed in bar shooting in Johannesburg’s Soweto township. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    GARETH ANSCOMBE may have missed the birth of his child by a few hours this week – but there was no missing the posts to secure a piece of Welsh rugby history. Having delayed joining the tour for as long as he could, his baby boy was born while he was flying to South Africa. 2Gareth Anscombe, right, celebrates with his team-matesCredit: AP 2Wales battled to a historic victoryCredit: Getty And he capped a momentous week by converting Josh Adams’ 78th-minute try from the touchline. The victory saw Wales win in South Africa for the first time after 11 consecutive defeats. Wales had to fight back from 12-3 down in the last 15 minutes after a string of Handre Pollard penalties at the start of the second half threatened to scupper their hopes. But Saracens prop Sam Wainwright, who has yet to start a Premiership game, stepped off the bench late on to win a scrum penalty from Wales struck. Read More Rugby StoriesAustralia 17 England 25 Farrell keeps his cool to level the Series but Itoje OUT of decider...
    Princess Charlene of Monaco sparked fears from fans by sharing a 'distressing' piece of art depicting her 'behind bars'.  The Monaco royal, 44, who shares seven-year-old twins Gabriella and Jacques with husband Prince Albert, 64, shared the digital creation on her Instagram yesterday.  The NFT was created by artist Junaid Sénéchal-Senekal in support of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation's #feed2gether initiative, which aims to provide food to struggling children in South Africa.  The artwork features a sepia-toned portrait of Princess Charlene broken up into squares. However some supporters claim the image makes it look as though the royal is in jail.  Princess Charlene of Monaco sparked fears from fans by sharing a piece of art depicting her 'behind bars', pictured. The NFT was created by artist Junaid Sénéchal-Senekal in support of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation's #feed2gether initiative, which aims to provide food to struggling children in South Africa Getting back into the swing of things: Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 61st Monte Carlo TV Festival with her husband Prince Albert (pictured) on June 17. Supporters continue to express concerns about Charlene's mental...
    EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP) — More than a thousand grieving family and community members are attending the funeral in South Africa’s East London for 21 teenagers who died in a mysterious tragedy at a nightclub nearly two weeks ago. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is to give the eulogy for the young who died. Mournful hymns were sung by a large choir as 19 coffins were carried into a large tent where the service is being held in East London’s Scenery Park township. Two families held private burials and the service organizers said the caskets on display were empty, in respect of the wishes of some families. The children are to be buried in various cemeteries later Wednesday and in the coming days, they said. As the tent filled to capacity, many more mourners sat outside. It’s still not known what caused the deaths of the young people, aged between 13 and 17, whose bodies were found in the Enyobeni tavern. All were under the legal drinking age of 18 in South Africa. Pathologists are studying the...
    Sign up to get Artscape in your inbox every Friday afternoon. When trumpeter Charles Lazarus traveled with the Minnesota Orchestra to South Africa in 2018 as part of its historic tour to that country, the first major American orchestra to go there, it was just one step along a journey. He and the orchestra’s Uptown Brass Quintet are traveling back to South Africa this summer with Classical Movements, which also organized the 2018 tour. Meanwhile, Lazarus is involved with Arm in Arm in Africa (AIAIA), an organization that supports food, health care and education in African townships. On July 11, Lazarus will be helping to raise funds for their work at a performance featuring his group, the Chuck Lazarus Band, including former Prince keyboardist Tommy Barbarella, singer/actor T. Michael Rambo, and other musicians and performers.  “It’s an exciting kind of serendipitous convergence of various relationships I’ve developed over the years,” Lazarus says.  Lazarus has been a member of the Minnesota Orchestra since 2000, and also has a career as a soloist, composer and bandleader with his ensemble. The Chuck Lazarus...
    Princess Charlene stepped out for her first solo engagement since returning to Monaco after a stint in a treatment centre for 'exhaustion'.  The princess, 44, who shares seven-year-old twins Gabriella and Jacques with husband Prince Albert, 64, paid a visit to patients, staff and families at the Princess Grace Hospital Centre, the only public hospital in Monaco.  Charlene is slowly readjusting to royal duties after remaining largely out of the public eye over the last 18 months. She spent 10 months in her native South Africa last year after contracting a sinus infection that later required surgery.  She returned to Monaco in November but was there for a matter of days before leaving for a Swiss treatment facility. The exact nature of her condition was not made public but Albert said she was 'exhausted'. Back in business: Princess Charlene stepped out for her first solo engagement since returning to Monaco after a stint in a treatment centre for 'exhaustion' In her element: The mother-of-two looked relaxed as she spent time speaking to parents and cuddling the tiny patients Personal touch: The princess...
    A prolific trophy hunter who slaughtered lions, giraffes and elephants in South Africa has been shot dead at point blank range after his truck broke down. Riaan Naude, 55, ran the company Pro Hunt Africa which boasts of its 'eco-hunting' while sharing gruesome pictures of dead endangered animals. He was found dead next to his Toyota in Limpopo after pulling it to the side of the road when it overheated. A prolific trophy hunter who slaughtered lions, giraffes and elephants in South Africa has been shot dead at point blank range after his truck broke down Riaan Naude, 55, ran the company Pro Hunt Africa which boasts of its 'eco-hunting' while sharing gruesome pictures of scores of dead animals A witness said two men emerged from a white Nissan, shot him in the head, stole a pistol and then fled. Naude was discovered along with two hunting rifles, whiskey, clothes, water and pyjamas. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Cheeky chimp indeed! Hilarious moment grinning orangutan... Monster great whites and mammoth tiger sharks among the...
    Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco shared a new portrait over the weekend to mark their 11th wedding anniversary.  The couple, who share seven-year-old twins Jacques and Gabriella, tied the knot in a civil wedding on July 1, 2011. A religious ceremony was held the following day and a two-day national holiday was declared to mark the occasion. Last year, to mark their 10th anniversary, the couple shared a series of slickly-produced videos celebrating their relationship. This year it was a far more low-key affair, with Charlene, 44, and Albert, 64, sharing just a single photograph.  Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco shared a new portrait over the weekend to mark their 11th wedding anniversary. Pictured, Charlene's Instagram post Share Follow Keep it chic like Charlene in a green gown by Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton pleated evening gown Find out more... Buy now Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco have released a new portrait to mark their 11th...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are struggling in the dark to cope with increased power cuts that have hit households and businesses across the country. The rolling power cuts have been experienced for years but this week the country’s state-owned power utility Eskom extended them so that some residents and businesses have gone without power for more than 9 hours a day. A strike by Eskom workers added to the utility’s woes including breakdowns of its aging coal-fired power plants, insufficient generation capacity and corruption, according to experts. The prolonged power cuts are hitting South Africans in the winter months of the Southern Hemisphere when many households rely on electricity for heat, light and cooking. Small and large businesses have had to close down for prolonged periods or spend large amounts for diesel fuel to operate generators. Anger and frustration is widespread among business owners and customers at the power cuts, which Eskom calls load shedding. The power blackouts are here to stay say experts who warn it will take years to substantially increase South Africa’s...
    (CNN)Four people in South Africa's East London town remain in critical condition after attending a party that turned tragic. The Eastern Cape Premier's office tells CNN that the four remain under observation in hospital and authorities are waiting to question them.Five bodies are still unidentified after Sunday morning's incident, which left 22 young people dead, the East Cape Premier's Spokesperson Khuselwa Rantjie told CNN. Investigations continue into the cause of the death of the minors, the youngest of whom was only 13.Rantjie says the owner of the tavern has not been arrested but the province's Liquor Board will shut down the pub Monday to allow for investigations to be completed. Children as young as 13 among 22 killed in South African tavern incident South African Police said Sunday that it is deploying 'maximum resources' to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the teenagers at the tavern.Read MoreSouth Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his condolences to the families of the victims."While the President awaits more information on the incident, his thoughts are with the families who have lost children as...
    At least 20 people between the ages of 18 and 20 were found dead in a tavern early in East London, South Africa, on Sunday morning, according to authorities. South African police received a call reporting the tavern deaths at about 4 a.m., according to Unathi Binqose, the spokesman for the Department of Community Safety in Eastern Cape Province, who stated that initial reports suggest the club had been overcrowded and there was a stampede inside the club, according to the New York Times. “We really cannot understand what has happened here,” Premier Oscar Mabuyane told reporters. “It just can’t be. It should not happen like this.” COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER BRINGING CHILD TO UK WITH PLOT TO HARVEST ORGANS The tavern had hosted a party on Saturday night to celebrate South Africa dropping its mask mandate for public places, which had been in place since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The party also had a pair of DJs celebrating both of their birthdays that evening, Binqose said. The owners of the tavern told...