South Africa: News

28 May 2024


Study finds that bright-colored plastics degrade faster

A three-year collaborative research project between US scientists and the University of Cape Town in South Africa has revealed that the rate of plastic degradation is color-dependent.

28 May 2024

Atlantic Ocean

Head over to Cape Town's finest coastal gems

Cape Town, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and towering mountains, is a city that boasts some of the world's most breathtaking beaches.

15 May 2024

Cape Town

Explore Cape Town's vibrant street art with this guide

Cape Town's walls are a vibrant tapestry of cultural expression, where the townships' graffiti bursts with life.

27 Apr 2024


Herds of endangered hippos trapped in mud in drought-hit Botswana

Herds of endangered hippos trapped in the mud of dry ponds in drought-stricken Botswana are at risk of dying, conservation officials told AFP on Friday.

18 Apr 2024


Toyota launches new Fortuner SUV with hybrid tech

Toyota has launched a mild-hybrid variant of its popular SUV, the Fortuner, in South Africa.

17 Apr 2024


Explained: Is artificial rain behind Dubai flood? 

In an unusual occurrence, Dubai, a city typically characterized by its arid climate and soaring temperatures, was hit by heavy rainfall on Tuesday.

14 Apr 2024


Toyota Taisor to be sold as Starlet Cross globally

Japanese automaker Toyota has recently introduced a new model in the Indian market, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor.

29 Mar 2024

Travel And Tourism

Unveiling South Africa's scenic Garden Route

The Garden Route in South Africa is a breathtaking stretch of coastline renowned for its natural beauty, diverse ecosystems, and quaint towns.

Israel undermining top UN court, says South Africa 

South Africa's foreign minister, Naledi Pandor, has accused Israel of setting a precedent for governments to defy the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as she alleged a "starvation" campaign in Gaza.

27 Feb 2024

Travel And Tourism

Take a journey along South Africa's scenic Garden Route

The Garden Route in South Africa is a breathtaking stretch of coastline renowned for its natural beauty, diverse ecosystems, and quaint towns.

20 Feb 2024

Cape Town

Foul stench blankets Cape Town, traced to ship carrying cattle

Cape Town officials recently launched an investigation into a foul odor that engulfed parts of the city, only to discover that it was caused by a ship carrying 19,000 live cattle from Brazil to Iraq.

ICJ orders Israel to take all measures to prevent genocide

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday, in an interim ruling, ordered Israel to take all measures within its power to prevent genocide.

10 Jan 2024


What is the genocide case against Israel at UN court

South Africa has taken Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing it of genocide in the Gaza war and demanding an immediate halt to its military actions.

05 Jan 2024


Oscar Pistorius, jailed for murdering girlfriend, released on parole

South African Paralympics champion Oscar Pistorius, jailed for murdering his girlfriend and model Reeva Steenkamp, was officially released from prison on parole on Friday.

05 Jan 2024


Israeli defense minister outlines postwar plan for Gaza

Israel's Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has announced a postwar plan for Gaza following the defeat of the Palestinian terror group Hamas.

30 Dec 2023


'200 killed in 24hrs': Israel intensifies bombardment in southern Gaza

Israel has launched a massive assault in southern Gaza with tanks and aerial bombings, resulting in nearly 200 deaths within 24 hours, Reuters reported.

24 Nov 2023


'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius, jailed for girlfriend's murder, released early

South African Paralympics champion Oscar Pistorius (37), jailed for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was granted an early release from prison on parole on Friday.

21 Nov 2023


Israel recalls ambassador ahead of South African vote on embassy

Israel has summoned its ambassador to South Africa, Eliav Belotserkovsky, "for consultations" in Jerusalem as South Africa's Parliament is set to vote on the closure of the Israeli embassy in Pretoria.

06 Nov 2023


South Africa recalls diplomats from Israel amid Gaza conflict

South Africa on Monday announced it was recalling all its diplomats from Tel Aviv as the Israel-Hamas war completed a month.

31 Aug 2023


Johannesburg: Fire in abandoned building sheltering homeless leaves 73 dead

A catastrophic fire in a five-story building in South Africa's Johannesburg claimed at least 73 lives, including seven children, and injured 52.

24 Aug 2023


BRICS to soon get 6 new members

Six countries will soon join the BRICS group, and their membership will take effect from January 1 next year, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday.

23 Aug 2023

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping's mysterious absence at BRICS Business Forum raises questions

Chinese President Xi Jinping's "unexplained" absence from a scheduled key speech at the BRICS Business Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, has sparked rumors about his health and political standing.

04 Aug 2023

Madhya Pradesh

African expert suggests against keeping 'healthy cheetahs confined' in Kuno

After 14 cheetahs were confined in enclosures yet again at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh due to a skin infection fear, South African cheetah expert Vincent van dan Merwe said that this continuous capturing and release is "unsettling" for the big cats.

02 Aug 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Female cheetah found dead at Kuno National Park

In a major setback for India's cheetah reintroduction program, a female African cheetah was found dead at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, NDTV reported.

Foreign experts flag serious concerns about India's Project Cheetah

India's prestigious cheetah conservation program, Project Cheetah, has reportedly plunged into a crisis leading to the "avoidable" deaths of big cats recently.

Never sent EVMs to South Africa: ECI dismisses Congress's claims

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday dismissed Congress's allegation that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in Wednesday's Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections were previously used by South Africa, reported ANI.

10 May 2023


Visiting South Africa? Make sure to grab these souvenirs

The southernmost country in Africa is the topmost when it comes to travel and tourism.

29 Mar 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Namibian cheetah gives birth at Kuno National Park

One of the eight cheetahs, translocated from Namibia to India, has given birth to four cubs at the Kuno National Park(KNP) in Madhya Pradesh, Union Minister Bhupender Yadav informed on Wednesday.

18 Feb 2023

Madhya Pradesh

MP: 12 South African cheetahs arrive at Kuno National Park

Twelve cheetahs from South Africa arrived in Madhya Pradesh as an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft carrying the big cats landed at the Gwalior Air Force base on Saturday.

16 Feb 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: India all set to welcome 12 African cheetahs

The Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh is all set to welcome 12 cheetahs from South Africa on February 18, Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav informed at a recent press conference in Delhi.

27 Sep 2022

Travel And Tourism

Add these unique South African accommodations to your bucket list

Well-known for its excellent tourist infrastructure, stunning coastlines, beautiful semi-deserts, lakes, waterfalls, canyons, and dramatic mountainscapes, South Africa must be included in your international travel itinerary.

14 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to release 8 cheetahs from Namibia into Kuno

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to reintroduce the world's fastest cats in India on his birthday on September 17.

03 Aug 2022


5 budget-friendly accommodation options in Johannesburg for solo travelers

A perfect safari stopover, Johannesburg is one of the most powerful commercial centers located on the African continent.

29 Jul 2022


5 autobiographical novels which discuss social issues

Sometimes books can provide a great escape from our problems and transport us to a different world.

25 Jul 2022


Woman lay dead, undiscovered, in flat for over 2 years

Recently, a bizarre incident came to light in the United Kingdom where a housing group continued taking rent from a tenant, who died in her flat and lay undetected for two and a half years!

01 May 2022


New Omicron sub-variants can trigger new COVID-19 wave: Study

Scientists in South Africa have found that new Omicron subvariants—BA.4 and BA.5—are capable enough to evade immunity and trigger a new COVID-19 wave, Reuters reported.

31 Mar 2022


Top 5 scenic beaches in the world

You are either a beach person or a mountain person.

14 Jan 2022


Open books, close your legs: South African minister tells schoolgirls

A South African minister has courted controversy after advising abstinence to schoolgirls in Mokopane, Limpopo.

31 Dec 2021


South Africa lifts night-curfew as COVID-19 cases decrease: Government officials

South Africa, on Thursday, lifted its overnight curfew rules which were in place from midnight to 4:00 am.

26 Dec 2021

Nobel Peace Prize

Former archbishop of South Africa, Desmond Tutu, dies at 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize for fighting against racial inequality in South Africa, passed away on Sunday.

13 Dec 2021


Omicron causing milder COVID-19 than Delta, South African doctors say

Omicron variant is causing milder COVID-19 than Delta, doctors in South Africa say.

'Cautious optimism' after initial Omicron studies; here's what we know

Early studies on the Omicron variant of coronavirus reportedly present a less grim picture than previously imagined.

03 Dec 2021


How severe is the Omicron variant? South African doctor explains

A top South African doctor who was the first to raise alarm over Omicron says the new coronavirus strain causes mild symptoms.

Omicron: 4-6 hours' wait at Delhi airport under new rules

Passengers arriving from countries where the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected may have to wait for up to six hours at the Delhi airport, NDTV reported.

28 Nov 2021


How Indian states are gearing up to fight Omicron variant?

India has laid down some precautionary measures to tackle the spread of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron that has triggered global alarm.

27 Nov 2021


South Africa arrivals at Mumbai airport to face quarantine

Passengers arriving at the Mumbai airport from South Africa will be quarantined, the city's Mayor announced on Saturday.

26 Nov 2021


India raises alert as new, heavily-mutated coronavirus variant is found

A new variant of the coronavirus has been found in South Africa and several other countries.

New C.1.2 variant of COVID-19 found. How dangerous is it?

Scientists in South Africa have identified a new variant of the coronavirus, which they say is mutating at a rapid pace.

IPL will wear out UAE pitches: SA coach Mark Boucher

The remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season being held in the United Arab Emirates will hugely affect the pitches, which might get worn out and help the spinners massively during the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, feels South Africa head coach Mark Boucher.

09 Jun 2021

Trending News

South African woman reportedly gives birth to 10 babies

A woman in South Africa has reportedly given birth to 10 babies, all at once - breaking a world record set just last month.

08 Jun 2021

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi's great-granddaughter sentenced to 7-year imprisonment in South Africa

Ashish Lata Ramgobin, 56, great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a court in South Africa in connection with a six million rand (official currency of South Africa) fraud and forgery case, PTI reported.

06 Jun 2021


Coronavirus mutated 32 times in HIV+ South Africa woman: Study

A 36-year-old woman in South Africa with advanced HIV carried the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 for 216 days, a new study has found.

15 Apr 2021

Johnson & Johnson

South Africa suspends Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

South Africa has joined the US in suspending its roll-out of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following reports that six women who received the immunization doses had developed unusual blood clots with low platelet count.

India's Serum Institute refunds South Africa for undelivered coronavirus vaccines

Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has fully refunded South Africa for 500,000 undelivered doses of the coronavirus vaccine, reports PTI.

16 Feb 2021


South African, Brazilian COVID-19 variants detected in India: Government

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Dr. Balram Bhargava on Tuesday said that four COVID-19 cases involving the South African variant of the virus have been detected in India.

10 Feb 2021

Johnson & Johnson

South Africa scraps AstraZeneca vaccine, will give J&J jabs

South Africa will give the unapproved Johnson & Johnson vaccine to its frontline healthcare workers beginning next week as a study to see what protection it provides from COVID-19, particularly against the variant dominant in South Africa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday.

02 Feb 2021


South Africa welcomes first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

South Africa gave a hero's welcome on Monday to the delivery of its first COVID-19 vaccines - one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India.

29 Jan 2021


Novavax vaccine seems effective against COVID-19 in UK study

Novavax Inc. said on Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine appears 89 percent effective based on early findings from a British study.

29 Jan 2021

Global NCAP

Mahindra XUV300 is now the safest car in South Africa

The Mahindra XUV300 has become the first car in South Africa to be awarded a 5-star safety rating by the Global NCAP. To recall, the model received a similar rating from the agency in India last year.

28 Jan 2021


South Africa: COVID-19 vaccine to arrive on February 1

One million coronavirus vaccine doses will arrive from India in the country on February 1, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, South African Health Minister said on Wednesday.

26 Dec 2020

United Kingdom

UK claims South Africa's COVID variant more dangerous, latter rejects

South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has strongly rejected UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock's claim that the African country's new coronavirus strain is more contagious than the one in the United Kingdom.

21 Dec 2020

Boris Johnson

Coronavirus mutation: Here's what we know about the new strain

As the vaccine for COVID-19 had just started rolling out, the worrisome news of the coronavirus mutating has started circulating.

ICC announces qualification process for Women's T20 WC 2023

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Saturday, announced the qualification pathway for the Women's T20 World Cup 2023.

04 Dec 2020

United Arab Emirates

ZTE Axon 20 5G, with under-display camera, launched globally

ZTE has launched its Axon 20 5G model in the global markets. The handset was introduced in China in September as the world's first commercial smartphone with an under-display camera.

16 Nov 2020


Claire Foy rewinds time with 'The Crown' Season 4 cameo

It has been a great rewind for the fans of Claire Foy, the actor who played the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of Netflix British empire drama The Crown.

Vernon Philander's brother shot dead: Details here

Former South African pacer Vernon Philander's younger brother Tyrone was shot dead in the family's hometown Ravensmead, Cape Town on Wednesday.

Hope world eradicates COVID-19 faster than Spanish Flu: WHO chief

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a statement on Friday, said that he hopes that the world gets rid of COVID-19 in less than two years, faster than what it took to eradicate the 1918 Spanish Flu.

17 Aug 2020


Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine goes into mid-stage human trials: Details here

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to explode around the world, drug companies from different companies are racing to get a safe preventive vaccine ready.

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

While world suffers, China blocks discussion on coronavirus at UNSC

A call by Estonia to discuss coronavirus pandemic at the United Nations Security Council was thwarted by China, with a little help from Russia and South Africa.

18 Feb 2020

Indian Railways

Google is ending its free 'Station' Wi-Fi program: Here's why

Five years after launching a project to offer free Wi-Fi at some of the busiest railway stations, Google has decided to end the project.