September 17, 2019

Man loses his legs in shark attack in South Africa

A British citizen living in South Africa has been mauled by a great white shark of Fish Hoek Beach near Cape Town. The 42-year-old entered the water despite the beach being closed following a shark sighting about 90 minutes earlier. Rescuers later found the man on the shore with his right leg … [Read more...]

Shark kills surfer in South Africa

A 49-year-old man has died following a shark attack while surfing at South Africa's southern Plettenberg Bay. Tim van Heerden was surfing near the mouth of the Keurbooms River when he was attacked. The shark pulled him off his surf board. He was eventually pulled out of the water by fellow … [Read more...]

All Blacks team to play South Africa named

All Blacks coach Graham Henry has announced his team to play South Africa in Wellington on Saturday. There are four personnel changes and two positional switches from the the side who beat Fiji 60-14 in Dunedin last week. Adam Thomson will play No.8. With Jerome Kaoino starting on the … [Read more...]

‘Dead man’ wakes up in mortuary

A 50-year-old South African man thought to have died woke up in a cold morgue and shouted to be let out, scaring off two attendants who thought he was a ghost. "His family thought he had died," health spokesman Sizwe Kupelo told the Sapa news agency. "The family called a private undertaker who … [Read more...]

Eight senior Libya military officers defect to rebels

Eight senior Libyan military officers - including five generals - have defected from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's army and joined the rebels. At a news conference in Rome the men appealed to fellow soldiers in Gaddafi's army to join them and back the rebels. One of the generals' named as On Ali … [Read more...]

South African President Zuma to visit Libya’s Gaddafi

South African President Jacob Zuma is to visit Libya next week for talks with Western Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, according to a statement on the South African leader's website. Zuma will meet Gaddafi in Tripoli on Monday in "his capacity as a member of the African Union high level panel for … [Read more...]

13 year old raped to ‘cure’ lesbianism

A 13-year-old girl from Pretoria has become the latest victim of ''corrective rape'' as the trend of violent attacks on lesbians in South Africa shows no signs of letting up. The latest victim was said to have been open about her sexuality and was raped on Thursday in Pretoria, presumably as an … [Read more...]

Chelsy Davy and Prince Harry – engagement speculation mounts

In the afterglow of Prince William and Catherine Middleton's wedding, speculation is mounting about another possible royal engagement between Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy. Harry and Chelsy's relationship has followed a similar path to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. A long term relationship … [Read more...]

Chocolate tycoon dies in accident

Italian chocolate tycoon Pietro Ferrero has died in an accident in America, a spokesman for his company has said. Ferrero, who was 47, "fell from his bicycle during a regular riding session, probably because he was taken ill," said a spokesman. Mr Ferrero was joint chief executive of the Ferrero … [Read more...]

Minnows thrown out of next ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC has confirmed that the 2015 World Cup will be contested by only 10 teams, with none of the International Cricket Council Associate 'minnow' nations involved. The decision was originally announced in October 2010 but contested by the Associate nations. The ICC executive board has upheld … [Read more...]

Aussie doctor killed in freak lightning strike

A Sydney doctor has died in a freak accident in South Africa after a piece of broken rock landed on her following a lightning strike that hit a group of hikers. Dr Lynne Dowd, was a general practitioner, who worked at a medical practice in Gladesville in north-west Sydney. She was climbing a … [Read more...]

NZ defeat South Africa to reach Cricket World Cup Semi-Finals

New Zealand have reached the Cricket World Cup semifinals after stunning South Africa by 49 runs at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Batting first after winning the toss, the New Zealanders looked as if their World Cup was over stuttering to 221-8 from their 50 overs. Jesse Ryder top … [Read more...]

Haiti ex-leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide returns home

Former Haiti leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide has left behind seven years of exile in South Africa to return to home. He is expected in Port-au-Prince early on Friday, which is only two days out form the presidential elections. Mr Aristide, was a left-wing leader who was forced to flee in 2004 as … [Read more...]

South Africa knock Ireland out of Cricket World Cup

South Africa advanced to the quarter-finals of the Cricket World Cup but Ireland was sent home following a 131 run victory at Eden Gardens. The remaining teams in contention in Group B are India, West Indies, Bangladesh and England. One of them will also be going home by the Weekend. Well maybe … [Read more...]

Cricket World Cup: England defeat Netherlands – just

England have opened their Cricket World Cup campaign with a close match against minnows the Netherlands at Nagpur. In what nearly became the greatest night in Dutch cricket history, South African born all rounder Ryan ten Doeschate scored 119 runs from 110 balls to propel the Netherlands to an … [Read more...]