Justine Gerardy

Soccer stadiums ‘not viable in the long run’

The World Cup has brought PE a stunning new landmark in its stadium, but questions remain about who will fill the stands once the global fans leave.

Cops foil far-right plot to bomb townships

SA police have foiled a plot by right-wing extremists to bomb townships ahead of the Soccer World Cup, the police ministry said on Thursday.

Cape Town on alert for baboon-jackers

Fred, a well-built house burglar and mugger, ambles down the row of parked cars at a scenic Cape Town look-out before finding an unlocked door.

Great white divers ready for World Cup tourist bite

Jaw gaping with teeth bared, the great white shark launches after the tuna bait and smacks into the metal cage holding a row of wetsuit-clas tourists.

Taxi signs get the finger on South African stamps

From solid fists to raised victory signs, South Africa's unique hand signals used to hail minibus taxis have been inked into postage stamps.

Budget to balance social needs with lower revenue

SA unveils a new budget on Wednesday that will aim to pull cash from stretched state coffers to back the president's promises to create jobs.

Cape Town weathers recession, readies for World Cup

South Africa's top holiday destination Cape Town weathered a post-recession summer with fewer tourists, but is gearing up to bounce back in 2010.

Oil-rich Angola in international spotlight

Messages of ''Viva Angola'' and ''Proud to be Angolan'' in Luanda mark the war-scarred Southern African nation's rising international presence.

SA’s traditional healers seek leap to modernity

In the eclectic buzz of Africa's richest city is a gateway to a centuries-old world of giant tubers, herbs and musty animal parts.

Expelled UN official fears Zim govt could fall apart

A UN torture expert expelled from Zimbabwe on Thursday said he feared the country's unity government could fall apart.

‘We have 11 languages, but we all know the word braai’

Part cooking method, part national obsession, the braai is a shared social custom that cuts across race and social divisions in South Africa.

England no longer hapless Ashes fodder

The ferocious competitiveness that was once the hallmark of Australian cricket looks in danger of being eroded.

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