• sowetanlive.co.za

    Here's how Baloyi lives his life as a herpetologist

    With a pet boa constrictor called Cecilia, it is little wonder Harry Baloyi (34) has earned the nickname “Slangman”. Baloyi is committed to changing perceptions about snakes and his job at the Bloemfontein Zoo gives him the perfect platform to do so. Baloyi was introduced to reptiles by his grandfather who bred snakes and crocodiles. “My family is part of a community that lives near the Kruger National Park and I became a student guider at around 13 years old.” Baloyi has been bitten many times but says only three were significant because the other bites came from “baby snakes who didn’t know what they were doing”. “I have been bitten by a cobra a puff adder and an African rock python but I’m

  • ewn.co.za

    SA's Tamaryn Green ready to step up after missing out on Miss Universe title

    NEW YORK - Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green has new responsibilities to take on as the first runner-up of this year's Miss Universe pageant. Green narrowly missed out on becoming the next Miss Universe after the Philippines contestant Catriona Gray took the prize. South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters may have handed over the Miss Universe crown to Gray, but if anything should happen in the year of Gray's reign that makes her unable to fulfil her duties in the role, Green would take over. Green was crowned the first runner-up in a historic year, where Miss Universe saw the first ever transgender woman take part in the competition. Green, aged 24, says she can't put into words the overwhelming gratitude

  • Independent Online

    Names of Mandela twins revealed

    Cape Town - Mvezo Komkhulu, home of Nelson Mandela, welcomed home the newly born Mandela twins Mtanenkosi Rolihlahla Hakeem Mandela and Nkosazana Nonhlanhla Hannah Mandela. Mandla Mandela and his wife Rabia Clarke brought the twins to The Great Palace to celebrate the Nelson Mandela Centennial Celebration Year. The family also announced the twins' names for the first time, and the Royal House of Mandela said the occasion was a testimony to God's hand in the cycle of life, showing that Madiba's legacy lived on. “It gives us great pleasure to announce today that our daughter's names are Nkosazana Nonhlanhla Hannah Mandela, and she is named after my maternal grandmother, Anna Mosehle, who we love

  • Independent Online

    WATCH: Child caught on camera stealing cellphone from Chatsworth salon

    Durban - Video footage of a boy stealing a cellphone from the desk of a receptionist at a hair salon in Chatsworth has gone viral on social media.  The boy wearing a red cap, believed to be around the age of 8, is seen walking into the salon with two other middle-aged women.  The women then approach the receptionist for assistance and she takes them a few steps away from her desk where they chat.  The receptionist left her cellphone on the side of her desk.  While the women chat the boy is seen lingering around the receptionist's desk.  While looking at the women he makes two attempts to take the cellphone but on both occasions, the receptionist turns back.  He, however, covers his tracks and

  • Independent Online

    Schumacher not bed-ridden, nor surviving on tubes

    Gland, Switzerland - It is a bright winter's day and next to nothing stirs outside the mansion in which Michael Schumacher is hidden from the world. December 29 will mark five years since the most successful Formula One driver in history, who will turn 50 five days later, fell and hit his head while skiing in Meribel, in the French Alps. But Schumacher's wife Corinna, whom he married in 1995, has insisted on secrecy over his condition, a request that has been faithfully observed by all around them. Friends don't talk. If they do, they are no longer friends. A few dog-walkers roam the quiet wooded paths outside the Schumacher house on the banks of Lake Geneva. Michael's father Rolf, the former

  • ewn.co.za

    Mkhwebane expected to release report into Mbalula's Dubai trip

    PRETORIA - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is on Tuesday expected to release her investigation report in former minister Fikile Mbalula's 2016 family holiday to Dubai which was partly paid for by a Sascoc sporting goods supplier. Eyewitness News revealed last year that Sedgars Sport contributed at least R300,000 towards the trip while Mbalula was the Sports Minister at the time. The former minister, now head of the African National Congress (ANC)'s elections office, has consistently denied any wrongdoing, insisting that it came out of his own pocket. Sedgars has also denied wrongdoing but has declined to comment on specific evidence. Eyewitness News has seen evidence which reveals Sedgars

  • BuzzFeed

    Beyonce Wore African Designers In South Africa And Here They Are

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