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Shafiek Tassiem

Far from Cape Town tourist sites, a gangland battle rages

23 Jul 2019

CAPE TOWN Convoys of armoured vehicles and soldiers with assault rifles are patrolling gang-ridden streets in some suburbs of Cape Town as authorities seek to quell escalating violence that has killed hundreds of people this year. | Video

'The food is going': thousands stranded in cyclone-hit Mozambique

01 May 2019

PEMBA, Mozambique Headmaster Ernesto Parivos, like thousands of people across his province in Mozambique, is watching for any signs that flood waters have eased as food supplies dwindle.

Rains torment cyclone-hit communities in Mozambique

30 Apr 2019

PEMBA, Mozambique Torrential rain battered northern Mozambique on Tuesday, grounding aid flights and further swamping a region where a second cyclone in six weeks has killed at least 41 people.

Death toll rises to six at South Africa coal mine gas explosion

07 Feb 2019

MIDDELBURG, South Africa The number of people killed by a gas explosion in an unused coal mine in South Africa's eastern province of Mpumalanga has risen to six, and several others remain trapped, an official at the mine said on Thursday. | Video

White unionized workers strike at Sasol plant over black share scheme

07 Sep 2018

SECUNDA, South Africa Thousands of workers from South Africa's mainly white Solidarity union staged a strike at Sasol's flagship fuel plant in Secunda on Thursday over a share scheme offered exclusively to black staff. | Video

White unionised workers strike at Sasol plant over black share scheme

06 Sep 2018

SECUNDA, South Africa, Sept 6 Thousands of workers from South Africa's mainly white Solidarity union staged a strike at Sasol's flagship fuel plant in Secunda on Thursday over a share scheme offered exclusively to black staff.

South Africa's Zuma says corruption charges should be dropped

08 Jun 2018

DURBAN, South Africa Former South African President Jacob Zuma told supporters on Friday that corruption charges against him should be dropped because he had done nothing wrong, after appearing in court for the second time relating to a $2.5 billion (£1.9 billion) arms deal.

South Africans pray for Mandela recovery

09 Jun 2013

SOWETO, South Africa South Africans prayed for Nelson Mandela's recovery on Sunday as the 94-year-old former president spent a second day in hospital with a recurring lung infection. | Video

South Africans pray for Mandela recovery

09 Jun 2013

SOWETO, South Africa South Africans prayed for Nelson Mandela's recovery on Sunday as the 94-year-old former president spent a second day in hospital with a recurring lung infection. | Video

South Africans pray for hospitalised Mandela

09 Jun 2013

SOWETO, South Africa South Africans prayed for Nelson Mandela's recovery on Sunday as the 94-year-old former president spent a second day in hospital with a recurring lung infection.

World News

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even if it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.