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# johannesburg - Saturday 3 July, 2021

'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'
# Key Man
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# Key Man

'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'

Jul 3rd 2021, 9:13 AM 9,330 Views 1 Comment

Tadhg Furlong comes into this Lions tour in a very different place to four years ago.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Cape Town calling but first Gatland's Lions will clash with local Lions
# On Tour
From The42
# On Tour

Cape Town calling but first Gatland's Lions will clash with local Lions

Jun 29th 2021, 12:01 PM 25,905 Views 6 Comments

It looks almost certain that the three Tests will be moved to the Western Cape.

# johannesburg - Monday 13 July, 2020

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies aged 59
# Denmark
# Denmark

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies aged 59

Jul 13th 2020, 10:18 AM 47,516 Views 5 Comments

She had been South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark since 2015.

# johannesburg - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Arnold Schwarzenegger reassures fans after being attacked at event in South Africa
# Johannesburg
# Johannesburg

Arnold Schwarzenegger reassures fans after being attacked at event in South Africa

May 18th 2019, 7:34 PM 48,205 Views 34 Comments

The 71 year-old was kicked in the back during a sports event in Johannesburg.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' during tribute to Nelson Mandela
# Johannesburg
# Johannesburg

Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' during tribute to Nelson Mandela

Jul 17th 2018, 5:25 PM 15,096 Views 44 Comments

Today’s speech came on the eve of Mandela Day, which is marked around the world every year on 18 July.

# johannesburg - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Protesters trash H&M shops in South Africa in response to 'monkey' ad
# Rubber Bullets
# Rubber Bullets

Protesters trash H&M shops in South Africa in response to 'monkey' ad

Jan 13th 2018, 4:34 PM 58,672 Views 145 Comments

The Economic Freedom Fighters organised protests at several H&M outlets in Johannesburg.

# johannesburg - Thursday 4 January, 2018

14 dead and 190 injured after train ploughs into truck in South Africa
# Collision
# Collision

14 dead and 190 injured after train ploughs into truck in South Africa

Jan 4th 2018, 3:58 PM 8,615 Views 3 Comments

A number of carriages have yet to be lifted to see to whether there are any other people still trapped.

# johannesburg - Monday 18 December, 2017

Cyril Ramaphosa wins South Africa's ANC presidential election
# Election
# Election

Cyril Ramaphosa wins South Africa's ANC presidential election

Dec 18th 2017, 6:10 PM 10,009 Views 12 Comments

The African National Congress has ruled in South Africa since 1994.

# johannesburg - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Robert Mugabe's wife wants diplomatic immunity after being accused of attacking model
# Grace Mugabe
# Grace Mugabe

Robert Mugabe's wife wants diplomatic immunity after being accused of attacking model

Aug 16th 2017, 9:10 PM 27,920 Views 29 Comments

Gabriella Engels, aged 20, said she had been attacked with an electrical extension cord.

# johannesburg - Saturday 29 July, 2017

46-year-old case of a man dying in police custody reopens South Africa's apartheid wounds
# Brutality
# Brutality

46-year-old case of a man dying in police custody reopens South Africa's apartheid wounds

Jul 29th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,387 Views 5 Comments

An inquest at the time said Ahmed Timol died by suicide. A review of the case now, however, is telling a different story.

# johannesburg - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Late, great 58 metre penalty keeps the Lions on home run towards Super Rugby final
# Jo'burg Classic
From The42
# Jo'burg Classic

Late, great 58 metre penalty keeps the Lions on home run towards Super Rugby final

Jul 23rd 2017, 9:18 AM 8,207 Views 0 Comments

The Hurricanes go to Johannesburg to keep up their title defence next weekend, while the Crusaders and Chiefs do battle in Christchurch.

# johannesburg - Thursday 2 March, 2017

At least five injured after South African hospital roof collapses
# Johannesburg
# Johannesburg

At least five injured after South African hospital roof collapses

Mar 2nd 2017, 6:43 PM 6,940 Views 0 Comments

“We have the canine search and rescue team there, we are not sure if there are any people trapped.”

# johannesburg - Sunday 26 February, 2017

This South African 'baby bin' takes in infants who've been abandoned by their parents
# Nowhere Else To Go
# Nowhere Else To Go

This South African 'baby bin' takes in infants who've been abandoned by their parents

Feb 26th 2017, 9:15 AM 22,257 Views 8 Comments

A total of 64 babies were taken in by the centre in Johannesburg last year.

# johannesburg - Friday 17 June, 2016

'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves'
# Series On The Line
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# Series On The Line

'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves'

Jun 17th 2016, 4:43 PM 5,460 Views 3 Comments

The odds are against Ireland in Johannesburg this weekend, but it didn’t stop them last time.

# johannesburg - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg

Jun 16th 2016, 4:20 PM 7,538 Views 11 Comments

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw are the only non-Ulster backs named for Ireland this weekend.

Springboks make two changes for second Test against Schmidt's Ireland
# Revenge Mission
From The42
# Revenge Mission

Springboks make two changes for second Test against Schmidt's Ireland

Jun 16th 2016, 12:31 PM 7,272 Views 14 Comments

Elton Jantjies starts at out-half, while Pieter-Steph du Toit comes into the second row.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

Andrew Trimble can't wait to get back to 'the day job', after beating Boks as a flanker
# Winging It
From The42
# Winging It

Andrew Trimble can't wait to get back to 'the day job', after beating Boks as a flanker

Jun 14th 2016, 6:45 AM 8,278 Views 15 Comments

‘I was there, taking the credit! Like I had anything to do with it all happening!’

# johannesburg - Monday 2 November, 2015

Policemen in South Africa arrested after allegedly appearing on video shooting suspect dead
# Johannesburg
# Johannesburg

Policemen in South Africa arrested after allegedly appearing on video shooting suspect dead

Nov 2nd 2015, 8:18 PM 17,421 Views 0 Comments

The footage was released in a Sunday newspaper yesterday.

# johannesburg - Friday 17 July, 2015

Over 300 injured in enormous Johannesburg train crash
# South Africa
# South Africa

Over 300 injured in enormous Johannesburg train crash

Jul 17th 2015, 10:33 PM 14,562 Views 7 Comments

The accident happened as two commuter trains carrying workers home slammed into each other.

# johannesburg - Friday 19 June, 2015

Man plunges to his death after trying to cling onto airplane from South Africa to London
# Stowaway
# Stowaway

Man plunges to his death after trying to cling onto airplane from South Africa to London

Jun 19th 2015, 1:26 PM 39,746 Views 44 Comments

A second man is in a critical condition in hospital.

# johannesburg - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

South Africa's most famous footballer mugged at gunpoint while getting his hair cut
# Robbed
From The42
# Robbed

South Africa's most famous footballer mugged at gunpoint while getting his hair cut

May 6th 2015, 11:09 AM 7,833 Views 2 Comments

Gunmen stole Benni McCarthy’s wedding ring, watch and other valuables, his agent said.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Oscar Pistorius denies he was drunk during nightclub row
# Sober As A Judge
# Sober As A Judge

Oscar Pistorius denies he was drunk during nightclub row

Jul 15th 2014, 2:36 PM 13,705 Views 25 Comments

His family claim he was approached by a man who taunted him about his trial.

# johannesburg - Monday 23 December, 2013

British Airways plane collides into a building at Johannesburg Airport
# Crash
# Crash

British Airways plane collides into a building at Johannesburg Airport

Dec 23rd 2013, 8:48 AM 19,939 Views 37 Comments

The airline has stated that all passengers disembarked safely.

# johannesburg - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Derelict African skyscraper wouldn't be lost in a sci fi horror
# Ghost Skyscraper
# Ghost Skyscraper

Derelict African skyscraper wouldn't be lost in a sci fi horror

Nov 17th 2013, 5:00 PM 29,209 Views 33 Comments

Ponte City apartments were designed to be des res homes – things didn’t go as planned.

# johannesburg - Sunday 1 September, 2013

George H.W. Bush spokesman apologises in Mandela 'death' gaffe
# Oops
# Oops

George H.W. Bush spokesman apologises in Mandela 'death' gaffe

Sep 1st 2013, 6:28 PM 13,334 Views 25 Comments

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath circulated a prepared statement expressing Bush’s sorrow at the “death” of Mandela.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Nelson Mandela's condition unchanged as he faces fourth day in hospital
# South Africa
# South Africa

Nelson Mandela's condition unchanged as he faces fourth day in hospital

Jun 11th 2013, 7:56 AM 2,916 Views 3 Comments

South Africans are being urged to ‘let go’ of their former leader as his condition remains unchanged.

# johannesburg - Monday 10 June, 2013

Nelson Mandela's condition remains the same, serious but stable
# Nelson Mandela
# Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's condition remains the same, serious but stable

Jun 10th 2013, 10:17 AM 2,947 Views 7 Comments

It marks the second hospitalisation in as many months for the frail anti-apartheid hero, who will turn 95 in July.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Oscar Pistorius' brother acquitted of killing woman in road crash
# Pistorius Brothers
# Pistorius Brothers

Oscar Pistorius' brother acquitted of killing woman in road crash

May 21st 2013, 4:05 PM 9,046 Views 13 Comments

Carl Pistorius’ case was brought to court shortly after athlete Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

South Africa: 9 police accused of taxi driver's death denied bail
# South Africa
# South Africa

South Africa: 9 police accused of taxi driver's death denied bail

Mar 12th 2013, 6:01 PM 4,842 Views 7 Comments

Bystanders filmed taxi driver Mido Macia being manhandled, handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged hundreds of metres through the streets of Daveyton, a town east of Johannesburg.

# johannesburg - Friday 1 March, 2013

'Horrific and unacceptable': SA president condemns 'police dragging' case
# South Africa
# South Africa

'Horrific and unacceptable': SA president condemns 'police dragging' case

Mar 1st 2013, 8:38 AM 10,037 Views 39 Comments

Eight police officers accused of dragging a taxi driver behind their car have been suspended this morning.

# johannesburg - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Doctors say Mandela has recovered - president
# Madiba
# Madiba

Doctors say Mandela has recovered - president

Jan 6th 2013, 5:35 PM 4,014 Views 4 Comments

Jacob Zuma said that 94-year-old Mandela has recovered from a surgical procedure and lung infection.

# johannesburg - Friday 28 December, 2012

Mandela 'doing great' says family, denies he was 'sent home to die'
# Mandela
# Mandela

Mandela 'doing great' says family, denies he was 'sent home to die'

Dec 28th 2012, 5:31 PM 5,437 Views 7 Comments

The former South African president was released from hospital earlier this week following a three week stay where he was treated for a lung infection and gallstones.

# johannesburg - Monday 22 October, 2012

Three prisoners killed in Johannesburg 'audacious escape attempt' explosion
# South Africa
# South Africa

Three prisoners killed in Johannesburg 'audacious escape attempt' explosion

Oct 22nd 2012, 7:01 PM 5,612 Views 7 Comments

Three inmates have been killed and 14 others wounded after their vehicle was bombed en route to a Johannesburg prison.

# johannesburg - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer
# I Heart Chad
From The42
# I Heart Chad

Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer

Aug 16th 2012, 3:49 PM 1,614 Views 0 Comments

It took a lot of glitter, cardboard and sticky-back paper but Melanie Olhaus’ poster charmed the returning South African hero.

Super XV: South Africa replace Lions with Southern Kings
# Power Rugby
From The42
# Power Rugby

Super XV: South Africa replace Lions with Southern Kings

Aug 16th 2012, 2:22 PM 767 Views 0 Comments

The promoted franchise are expected to play their fixtures in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

# johannesburg - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital with stomach complaint
# Mandela
# Mandela

Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital with stomach complaint

Feb 25th 2012, 11:58 AM 1,306 Views 9 Comments

The former South African president is reported to be in a stable condition after undergoing surgery.

# johannesburg - Friday 27 January, 2012

Wales' Rhys Thomas has 'successful' heart surgery
# Health Scare
From The42
# Health Scare

Wales' Rhys Thomas has 'successful' heart surgery

Jan 27th 2012, 6:51 PM 742 Views 0 Comments

The Johannesburg-born prop was taken to hospital after falling ill in training.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Woman dies in South Africa university stampede
# Stampede
# Stampede

Woman dies in South Africa university stampede

Jan 10th 2012, 3:24 PM 2,609 Views 0 Comments

A mother who accompnaying her son to an application day at the University of Johannesburg was killed in a stampede after thousands of people pushed to gain access to the campus.

# johannesburg - Friday 7 October, 2011

Gender group condemns South African 'gay slayings'
# South Africa
# South Africa

Gender group condemns South African 'gay slayings'

Oct 7th 2011, 9:39 AM 388 Views 5 Comments

South Africa’s Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) said today the killings show “that some in our society are very intolerant” and called on police to move faster in dealing with the cases.

# johannesburg - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Friends and family gather for murdered Irish man's funeral
# Double Killing
# Double Killing

Friends and family gather for murdered Irish man's funeral

Aug 25th 2011, 8:42 AM 710 Views 0 Comments

Kevin McGuirk and his wife Kim were shot dead at their home in South Africa last Tuesday.