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
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 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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
'Excuse me, can you help me please?' comes a voice from among the pre-match throng surrounding Ellis Park.5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
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
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
Throughout the last week of South Africa's six-year-long odyssey, fighter jets have been screeching so low over Soccer City the earth shakes.
While security has been a major issue in the build-up to the finals, this is not a draconian measure being taken to ensure the safety and welfare of the thousands of foreigners flowing into the country.11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Sepp Blatter is a man who rarely receives praise beyond that of the sycophants who line the political corridors of world soccer.
Yet with the first World Cup in Africa just days away, the Fifa president deserves some credit for making sure nothing detracts from the serious business at hand in South Africa.7 Jun 2010 - 12:00am