Robert Mugabe is Africa’s Adolf Hitler

This used to be, and was once known as the ‘Bread-basket of Africa’, because of its agricultural richness. Today, Zimbabwe is at the mercy of its dictator, President Robert Mugabe. Unemployment is to 90% and communities exist in poverty and squalor, but it’s the horrific violence that’s driving two million refugees across the border to … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1879

At Kambula, in northwest Zululand, a force of 2,000 British and Colonial troops under the command of British Colonel Henry Evelyn Wood defeats 20,000 Zulus under King Cetshwayo, turning the tide in the favor of the British in the Zulu War. In 1843, Britain succeeded the Boers as the rulers of Natal, which controlled Zululand, … [Read the full story]

Bieber concert takings stolen in South Africa

Robbers equipped with ropes, hammers and chisels broke into a strong-room at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium after a Justin Bieber concert and made off with 3 million rand ($330,000) in cash, local media and police said on Monday. An officer from the nearby Booysens police station in the sprawling Soweto township said officials at the … [Read the full story]

The origin of man comes from a place in Africa

The theory that modern humans came from one place in Africa has been challenged by new research. A study showed the Khoe and San peoples of the sub-Sahara are descendents of the earliest diversification event in the history of all humans, some 100,000 years ago. The findings, involving 220 participants representing 11 populations across southern … [Read the full story]

Pete Doherty becomes a dad

Yesterday it was revealed that Pete Doherty has fathered a child with a South African model named Lindi Hingston. And today Lindi paraded the six-week-old girl she claims is the daughter of the scruffy rocker. The model, 34, headed to a park in Cape Town where she spent some time posing with the baby, named … [Read the full story]

Ponting’s career may have just been saved

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has cheekily admitted that his innings of 62 in the second Test against South Africa may have gone a long way to saving his career. Ponting has been under fire after failing to register a Test century in almost two years, but diverted some of the scrutiny with a well-made … [Read the full story]

Victor Matfield to captain Barbarians againt Ozzies

Former South Africa lock Victor Matfield will captain a Barbarians team containing 10 different nationalities and more than a thousand test caps for Saturday’s international against Australia at Twickenham. The 34-year-old will lead the invitational side out for the last match of his illustrious 10-year international career in which he won 110 caps and was … [Read the full story]

Witness claims Solly was ‘targeted for execution’

A witness has claimed that former South Africa rugby player Solly Tyibilika, who was shot dead at a Cape Town bar, was deliberately targeted for execution. The unnamed patron told a local news site that he was ordered aside by one of the two gunmen before the pair opened fire on Tyibilika, 32, who was … [Read the full story]

Australia lose first Test to South Africa

First Test, Cape Town (day three): Australia 284 & 47 v South Africa 96 & 236-2 Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla both hit centuries to help guide South Africa to an eight-wicket win over Australia inside three days in the first Test. Set 236 to win after bowling Australia out for 47 on day two, … [Read the full story]

Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu may quit after ban

Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu has reportedly threatened to quit rugby after receiving a six-month suspended ban for accusing referee Nigel Owens of racism and bias following his team’s World Cup exit. Fuimaono Sapolu made a number of controversial Twitter posts during the tournament including one following a 13-5 defeat by defending champions South Africa … [Read the full story]

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