South Africa

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Lioness mauls woman to death at 'lion whisperers' wildlife sanctuary

Lioness mauls woman to death at 'lion whisperers' wildlife sanctuary

Lioness mauls woman to death at 'lion whisperers' wildlife sanctuary

The 22-year-old was killed at the Dinokeng Game Reserve

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

South African police continue to search for kidnapped British couple after a week and a half

South African police continue to search for kidnapped British couple after 10 days

South African police continue to search for kidnapped British couple

The couple were allegedly kidnapped near a popular tourist area

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Suspected poacher mauled to death and eaten by pack of lions

Suspected poacher mauled to death and eaten by pack of lions

Suspected poacher mauled to death and eaten by pack of lions

A police spokesperson has said only the man's 'head and some remains' were left after the attack

Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Man 'raped at gunpoint' after being forced to drink substance in South Africa

Man 'raped at gunpoint by two women' after being forced to drink substance in South Africa

Man 'raped at gunpoint' after being forced to drink substance in South Africa

The 25-year-old is in a serious condition in hospital after he was allegedly dumped near the town of Tzaneen by two middle-aged women

Friday, November 24, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017

Oscar Pistorius' sentence increased to 13 years imprisonment

Oscar Pistorius' jail sentence more than doubled to 13 years

Oscar Pistorius' jail sentence more than doubled to 13 years

The family of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot and killed by the Paralympian in his Pretoria home, have praised the ruling

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Zimbabwe: The rise of 'mad woman' Grace Mugabe

Grace Mugabe: The 'mad woman of Zimbabwe' whose dreams of power could be over

Grace Mugabe: The 'mad woman of Zimbabwe' whose dreams of power could be over

It is not clear where the First Lady of Zimbabwe Grace Mugabe is whilst an alleged coup takes place

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Plague death toll in Madagascar rises to more than 140 people

Plague death toll in Madagascar rises to more than 140 people

Plague death toll in Madagascar rises to more than 140 people

More than 1,900 people have been infected by the worst outbreak of the disease in 50 years

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

World Health Organisation warns of airborne plague in Africa

World Health Organisation warns of airborne Madagascar plague spreading to Africa

World Health Organisation warns of airborne Madagascar plague spreading

The WHO says more than 1,300 people are infected as the disease could spread from Madagascar to continental Africa

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

The two men cited cable theft as a reason for their attack

White South African men who pushed black man Victor Mlothshwa into coffin charged with kidnapping and assault

Two white men who shoved black man into coffin cleared of attempted murder

The two suspects have been found guilty of kidnapping and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on a black man on a farm near Middelburg, South Africa.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Court rules South African President Jacob Zuma should face corruption charges

Court rules South African President Jacob Zuma should face corruption charges

Court rules South African President Jacob Zuma should face corruption charges

The Supreme Court of Appeal agreed with a lower court ruling of prosecutors bringing back charges relating to an arms deal in 1999

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mother who fatally stabbed alleged rapist won't be charged

Mother who fatally stabbed daughter's alleged rapist won't be charged

Mother who fatally stabbed daughter's alleged rapist won't be charged

The National Prosecuting Authority says there is little chance the woman would be prosecuted, despite admitting to the stabbing

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Oscar Pistorius state appeal to be heard by South Africa's Supreme Court

Oscar Pistorius state appeal to be heard by South Africa's Supreme Court

Oscar Pistorius state appeal to be heard by South Africa's Supreme Court

State argues that athlete's six-year sentence is too lenient

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

'I knew it would stray into this territory' - Lord Tim Bell speaks out on disastrous Bell Pottinger campaign in South Africa

'I knew this would happen' - Lord Tim Bell speaks out on disastrous Bell Pottinger campaign in South Africa

Lord Tim Bell speaks out on disastrous Bell Pottinger campaign in South Africa

The firm ran a campaign for an investment company which provoked a racial row, and its co-founder says he knew it would 'stray into this territory'

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Rangers shoot dead four lions who escaped South African national park

Four lions who escaped South African national park shot dead

Four lions who escaped South African national park shot dead

A spokesperson for the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency confirmed the deaths of the lions

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Man 'drugged, abducted and raped by three women in South Africa'

Man 'drugged, abducted and raped by three women in South Africa'

Man 'drugged, abducted and raped by three women in South Africa'

A man claims he got into a taxi in Pretoria and was injected with a drug which made his lose consciousness

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Couple arrested in UAE for fornication after doctors discover woman is pregnant

Couple arrested in UAE for fornication after doctors discover woman is pregnant

Couple arrested in UAE for fornication after doctors discover woman is pregnant

South African national Emlyn Culverwell and his Ukrainian fiance Iryna Nohai were arrested for having sex outside of marriage, which is illegal in the United Arab Emirates

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

South Africa: White men denied bail over forcing a black man into a coffin

South Africa: White men denied bail for forcing black man into coffin

South Africa: White men denied bail for forcing black man into coffin

A clip on social media of Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson showed them putting a wailing black man into a coffin while threatening to set it alight

Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

British mother dies and two others in hospital after hot air balloon crash in South Africa

British mother dies after hot air balloon crash in South Africa

British mother dies after hot air balloon crash in South Africa

The hot air balloon is said to have been making an emergency landing when the basket was dragged along the ground, throwing three people out

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Popular TV actor Martin Shaw, famous for starring roles in Judge John Deed, The Professionals and Inspector George Gently, came into the talkRADIO studios today (Tuesday) to chat with Paul Ross.   Shaw, currently starring in the play Hobson's Choice at London's Vaudeville Theatre, discussed his almost 50 years in showbusinesses, picking out some favourite memories of his time on stage and screen.

Judge John Deed actor Martin Shaw on sideburns, South Africa and Hobson’s Choice!

Judge John Deed star Martin Shaw on sideburns, South Africa and Hobson’s Choice!

The TV actor reminisces on almost 50 years in showbiz as he pops into the studio with Paul Ross…