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Johannesburg

South African police officers back in court over taxi driver's death

Nine South African policemen appeared in court on Friday accused of dragging a Mozambican immigrant behind their police van and then brutally beating him to death.

Friday, 8 March, 2013, 7:15pm

South Africa police in court over death of man dragged behind police van

Eight South African police officers will appear in court on Monday charged with the murder of a Mozambican man they dragged to custody behind a police van.

The eight officers are expected to apply for bail in a preliminary hearing, when they will be formally charged with the murder of 27-year old Mido Macia.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:59pm

Eight South African police officers arrested over taxi driver's death

Eight South African policeman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after dragging a man from the back of a police vehicle through a busy Johannesburg street, a government watchdog said on Friday.

2 Mar 2013 - 2:56am

Nelson Mandela released from hospital

South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after almost three weeks being treated for a lung infection but will continue to receive medical care at home, the presidency said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Though frail and elderly, Mandela continues to inspire a nation

"Born Free" South Africans have joined the groundswell of concern about Nelson Mandela's hospitalisation, moulding the icon's legacy to their life two decades after white rule.

13 Dec 2012 - 4:18am

China now reaching the same levels of inequality as Johannesburg

The Johannesburg suburb of Sandton is a real eye-opener. Known among property agents as "Africa's richest square mile", Sandton is the office location of choice for multinational investment banks and brokerages - thanks, in part, to its heavy security.

11 Dec 2012 - 3:43am 5 comments

City of contrasts

Johannesburg is known more for its tumultuous political past, crime rate and status as one of the biggest business centres in Africa than as an epicentre for art and culture, but that is slowly changing.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Game if you are

South Africa has always had the makings of a dream holiday destination. It has warm, hospitable people, excellent food and wine, stunning natural landscapes and unforgettable wildlife reserves. But it was last year's Fifa World Cup that proved the country was eager to be enjoyed by international travellers.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Michael Church in South Africa

Four kilometres below the highveld, not far from the bustling streets of Johannesburg, drills pound at a deafening volume and the air is thick with the smell of disintegrating rock.

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Michael Church in South Africa

Local resident Ridhwan asks what Cape Town and a pregnant woman have in common. It takes nine months for anything to happen! The contrast between Cape Town and Johannesburg is immediately apparent on the approach to the Mother City; the dusty, dry grasslands that surround the country's biggest, most vibrant - and indeed most crime-riddled - city feel like they are a continent apart.

7 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Michael Church in South Africa

'Excuse me, can you help me please?' comes a voice from among the pre-match throng surrounding Ellis Park.

5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Michael Church In South Africa

The motto on one of the regimental flags fluttering above the modest, single-storey barracks of the Natal Mounted Rifles on the edge of Durban reads, 'Rough but ready'; it could just as easily be the unofficial slogan of the 2010 finals.

25 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Michael Church in South Africa

When South Africa won the right to host the 2010 World Cup six years ago, the promise was of an influx of foreign visitors and a significant boost to the local economy. Inside the confines of the Gold Reef City casino, however, there's an air of a house with the lights turned on and the television left at full volume, but with the occupants having vacated the building.

19 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

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