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Man mauled to death by pet hippo who he once described ‘LIKE A SON’

A man was mauled to death by a pet hippo who he used to ride and would describe as ‘like a son.’ South African farmer Marius Els’ body was found in a river with marks of being bitten by a huge animal several times. Mr Els, a resident of Free State province in South Africa, […]

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Killer Whales are behind the disappearance of the Great White Sharks off Cape Town’s coast

Whales are suspected to be behind the reason for the disappearance of great white sharks off Cape Town’s coast over the last few years, according to a report published by South Africa’s government on Tuesday. The vanishing of great whites from the coastal sites False Bay and Gansbaai had previously been blamed on illegal hunting […]

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Two-million-year-old skull of human’s “cousin species” unearthed in South Africa

Australian researchers claim to have discovered a two-million-year-old skull in South Africa throws more light on human evolution. The skull was a male Paranthropus robustus, a “cousin species” to Homo erectus, a species thought to be direct ancestors of modern humans. The two species lived around the same time, but Paranthropus robustus died out earlier. […]

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Baboon put in jail for raiding homes, city protests

A South African Baboon, Kataza was jailed for organizing multiple raids at multiple suburban homes in Cape Town. He now sleeps at a local prison, although there is a social media campaign for him to be released. Kataza is one of the few hundred baboons who live around Cape Town and are often a nuisance […]

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South African police officers arrested over the death of 16-year-old teenage boy

Two South African police officers were arrested over the deadly shooting of a 16-year-old boy, which had sparked violent street protests. The family of Nathaniel Julius, who had Down’s syndrome, said he had gone out to buy biscuits when he was shot dead in Johannesburg’s Eldorado Park suburb. The officers will be charged with murder […]

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South African thought to be the world’s oldest man dies at 116

A South African who was thought to be the oldest man in the world has died at the age of 116. Fredie Blom’s identity documents showed he was born in Eastern Cape province in May 1904, although that was never verified by Guinness World Records. When he was teenager, his entire family was wiped out […]

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Coronavirus infections top half a million in South Africa

Over half a million coronavirus infections have been confirmed in South Africa. Zwelini Mkhize, the Minister of Health announced 10,107 new cases on Saturday, taking the tally to 503,290, along with 8,153 deaths. South Africa is the hardest-hit country in all of Africa and accounts for half of all the infections in the continent. It […]

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Thieves empty whisky from liquor shop in Cape Town amid alcohol restrictions due to pandemic

Two days after South Africa re-imposed ban on sale of alcohol to contain the spread of coronavirus infections, thieves have broken into a liquor store in Cape Town. “They ripped the safety gate off with their vehicle… they tied a rope around it and yanked it off. They then threw a boulder through the window,” […]

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5 killed after gunmen attack Johannesburg Church

Five people were killed in a Church attack west of Johannesburg in the early hours of Saturday, with some of the attackers taking hostages who were later freed. Police arrested around 30 people and seized 40 firearms, including rifles, shotguns and handguns, related to the attack on the International Pentecost Holiness Church in Zuurbekom, police […]

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210 kg Gorilla airlifted from zoo for CT scan after developing breathing issues

In a heartwarming example of animal care, a gorilla weighing 210 kilograms was airlifted from its enclosure in a South African zoo and flown to a hospital for a CT scan and full medical examination. Local news website Times Live reports that Makoko, a 34-year-old male western lowland gorilla from the Johannesburg Zoo, had been […]

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Long queues form outside alcohol shops in South Africa after restrictions ease

Long queues have formed outside shops selling alcohol in South Africa after restrictions on its sale, imposed two months ago as part of measures to fight Covid-19, were lifted. Social media posts showed people, who had braved the morning chill, cheering as buyers emerged with their bottles. The alcohol ban was to allow police and […]

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Two-day-old baby dies of coronavirus in South Africa

A two-day-old baby has died with coronavirus in South Africa – one of the world’s youngest victims of the virus. The mother had tested positive for Covid-19 and the child subsequently tested positive, the health minister said. The baby was born prematurely and needed help with breathing, he added. The country’s death toll now stands […]