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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Johannesburg

This month
January 2023
# Explosion
Death toll from South Africa gas truck explosion rises to 34
Toll includes 10 health workers at a nearby hospital that was damaged in the blast.
Last month
December 2022
# Explosion
Death toll in South Africa tanker explosion rises to 15 as over 320 injured
A ‘fire bomb’ from the explosion substantially damaged Tambo Memorial Hospital, about 110 yards away, authorities said.
# Johannesburg
At least nine dead after flash flood in South Africa
Those killed were all part of a congregation conducting religious rituals along the Jukskei river in Johannesburg, officials said.
All time
# Key Man
'Hopefully I'll be able to contribute more than working hard and hitting rucks'
Tadhg Furlong comes into this Lions tour in a very different place to four years ago.
# On Tour
Cape Town calling but first Gatland's Lions will clash with local Lions
It looks almost certain that the three Tests will be moved to the Western Cape.
# Denmark
Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies aged 59
She had been South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark since 2015.
# Johannesburg
Arnold Schwarzenegger reassures fans after being attacked at event in South Africa
The 71 year-old was kicked in the back during a sports event in Johannesburg.
# Johannesburg
Obama warns of 'strange and uncertain times' during tribute to Nelson Mandela
Today’s speech came on the eve of Mandela Day, which is marked around the world every year on 18 July.
# Rubber Bullets
Protesters trash H&M shops in South Africa in response to 'monkey' ad
The Economic Freedom Fighters organised protests at several H&M outlets in Johannesburg.
# Collision
14 dead and 190 injured after train ploughs into truck in South Africa
A number of carriages have yet to be lifted to see to whether there are any other people still trapped.
# Election
Cyril Ramaphosa wins South Africa's ANC presidential election
The African National Congress has ruled in South Africa since 1994.
# Grace Mugabe
Robert Mugabe's wife wants diplomatic immunity after being accused of attacking model
Gabriella Engels, aged 20, said she had been attacked with an electrical extension cord.
# brutality
46-year-old case of a man dying in police custody reopens South Africa's apartheid wounds
An inquest at the time said Ahmed Timol died by suicide. A review of the case now, however, is telling a different story.
# jo'burg classic
Late, great 58 metre penalty keeps the Lions on home run towards Super Rugby final
The Hurricanes go to Johannesburg to keep up their title defence next weekend, while the Crusaders and Chiefs do battle in Christchurch.
# Johannesburg
At least five injured after South African hospital roof collapses
“We have the canine search and rescue team there, we are not sure if there are any people trapped.”
# nowhere else to go
This South African 'baby bin' takes in infants who've been abandoned by their parents
A total of 64 babies were taken in by the centre in Johannesburg last year.
# series on the line
'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves'
The odds are against Ireland in Johannesburg this weekend, but it didn’t stop them last time.
# playmaker
Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg
Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw are the only non-Ulster backs named for Ireland this weekend.
# revenge mission
Springboks make two changes for second Test against Schmidt's Ireland
Elton Jantjies starts at out-half, while Pieter-Steph du Toit comes into the second row.
# winging it
Andrew Trimble can't wait to get back to 'the day job', after beating Boks as a flanker
‘I was there, taking the credit! Like I had anything to do with it all happening!’
# Johannesburg
Policemen in South Africa arrested after allegedly appearing on video shooting suspect dead
The footage was released in a Sunday newspaper yesterday.
# South Africa
Over 300 injured in enormous Johannesburg train crash
The accident happened as two commuter trains carrying workers home slammed into each other.
# stowaway
Man plunges to his death after trying to cling onto airplane from South Africa to London
A second man is in a critical condition in hospital.
# Robbed
South Africa's most famous footballer mugged at gunpoint while getting his hair cut
Gunmen stole Benni McCarthy’s wedding ring, watch and other valuables, his agent said.
# sober as a judge
Oscar Pistorius denies he was drunk during nightclub row
His family claim he was approached by a man who taunted him about his trial.
# Crash
British Airways plane collides into a building at Johannesburg Airport
The airline has stated that all passengers disembarked safely.
# ghost skyscraper
Derelict African skyscraper wouldn't be lost in a sci fi horror
Ponte City apartments were designed to be des res homes – things didn’t go as planned.
# Oops
George H.W. Bush spokesman apologises in Mandela 'death' gaffe
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath circulated a prepared statement expressing Bush’s sorrow at the “death” of Mandela.
# South Africa
Nelson Mandela's condition unchanged as he faces fourth day in hospital
South Africans are being urged to ‘let go’ of their former leader as his condition remains unchanged.
# Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela's condition remains the same, serious but stable
It marks the second hospitalisation in as many months for the frail anti-apartheid hero, who will turn 95 in July.
# Pistorius Brothers
Oscar Pistorius' brother acquitted of killing woman in road crash
Carl Pistorius’ case was brought to court shortly after athlete Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.
# South Africa
South Africa: 9 police accused of taxi driver's death denied bail
Bystanders filmed taxi driver Mido Macia being manhandled, handcuffed to the back of a police van and dragged hundreds of metres through the streets of Daveyton, a town east of Johannesburg.
# South Africa
'Horrific and unacceptable': SA president condemns 'police dragging' case
Eight police officers accused of dragging a taxi driver behind their car have been suspended this morning.
# Madiba
Doctors say Mandela has recovered - president
Jacob Zuma said that 94-year-old Mandela has recovered from a surgical procedure and lung infection.
# Mandela
Mandela 'doing great' says family, denies he was 'sent home to die'
The former South African president was released from hospital earlier this week following a three week stay where he was treated for a lung infection and gallstones.
# South Africa
Three prisoners killed in Johannesburg 'audacious escape attempt' explosion
Three inmates have been killed and 14 others wounded after their vehicle was bombed en route to a Johannesburg prison.
# I heart chad
Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer
It took a lot of glitter, cardboard and sticky-back paper but Melanie Olhaus’ poster charmed the returning South African hero.
# power rugby
Super XV: South Africa replace Lions with Southern Kings
The promoted franchise are expected to play their fixtures in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
# Mandela
Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital with stomach complaint
The former South African president is reported to be in a stable condition after undergoing surgery.
# Health scare
Wales' Rhys Thomas has 'successful' heart surgery
The Johannesburg-born prop was taken to hospital after falling ill in training.