At least 13 people have been killed after part of a church collapsed in South Africa, according to local media. Broadcaster News24 cited KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services spokesman Robert McKenzie as saying heavy rain may have been to blame for the collapse on Thursday night in Dlangubo. The report said the collapse at the Pentecostal church occurred as an Easter season service was underway. Mr McKenzie said six people were seriously injured. Officials are on their way to the scene. … [Read more...] about 13 dead after church collapses in South Africa
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If you are looking for a quiet week away so you can lounge around by a pool and read a few books, South Africa is not the place for you. But if you want to see how artists are regenerating the streets of Johannesburg with colour and creativity, cycle through the tough Township where Nelson Mandela once lived, marvel at the majesty of the Blyde River Canyon while hovering above in a helicopter or get up close and personal with lions and elephants, then you better start looking at flights. During my trip, I immersed myself in just a few of the many unforgettable experiences the country has to offer in Johannesburg and Mpumalanga. It began in the city affectionately known as Joburg. Just over 20 years ago, the system of racial segregation known as Apartheid ensured that 'non-whites' weren't allowed in the city centre, but today it couldn't be more different. Home to people from all over Africa, it now boasts an incredibly wide range of nationalities, cultures and languages. The best way … [Read more...] about The sights and safaris that make a trip to South Africa unforgettable
At least 13 people died and 16 were wounded after a brick wall of the Pentecostal church in the city of Empangeni collapsed at the start of Easter services, SABC reported. 13 people killed, 29 injured after church collapses at start of Easter service at a Pentecostal church in South Africa. pic.twitter.com/Mk5m3QabXI — Hillary Orinde🇰🇪 (@OrindeHillary) 19 апреля 2019 г. KwaZulu Natal's provincial government has sent condolences to the victims and their families, also vowing to conduct an investigation into the tragedy. … [Read more...] about 13 Killed, 16 Injured After Church Collapses in South Africa (PHOTO)
Patrick Karegeya, a former Rwandan spy Chief and top aide to President Paul Kagame, was strangled on New Year's Eve in 2013 after being invited to a glitzy five-star hotel in Johannesburg. His family and opposition colleagues have always blamed the murder on Rwandan intelligence acting on orders from Kagame – a claim he has vehemently denied. Up until now, prosecutors in South Africa have treated Karegeya's murder with caution, not least because of the possible diplomatic fallout it threatens with Rwanda. One police officer in charge of the investigation told the court on Thursday that the killers were "well-known." "Our investigations reveal that the identified suspects immediately fled South Africa after committing the crime," lieutenant-colonel Kwena Motlhamme told AFP. Direct links to Kigali The suspects are still in Rwanda today, which makes it “very difficult” to trace them, he said. According to police investigators, their "direct links" to the … [Read more...] about Justice for former Rwandan spy chief murdered in South Africa?
Kristian Rouz — South Africa is facing accelerating inflation, tepid retail sales, and disruptions in national infrastructure just weeks ahead of general elections on 8 May. While disgruntled voters might end up voting against the ruling party African National Congress (ANC), political change might be not enough to fix the Rainbow nation's ailing economy. CC0S Africa's Heroin Crisis Taking Toll on Economic Growth – ReportsAccording to a statement from the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the nation's inflation rate is expected to overshoot the regulator's target of 4.5 per cent until at least 2021. At this point, some reports suggest inflation could be running closer to 6 per cent. Volatility in the FX rate of South Africa's national currency, the rand, has put upward pressure on the prices of imported goods over the past few months, meaning the Rainbow nation's households are … [Read more...] about South Africa’s Economy Faces Murky Outlook Ahead of General Elections