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#Johannesburg

# johannesburg - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

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.

# johannesburg - Saturday 13 January, 2018

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.

# johannesburg - Thursday 4 January, 2018

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.

# johannesburg - Monday 18 December, 2017

Cyril Ramaphosa wins South Africa's ANC presidential election

The African National Congress has ruled in South Africa since 1994.

# johannesburg - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

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.

# johannesburg - Saturday 29 July, 2017

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.

# johannesburg - Sunday 23 July, 2017

From The42 Late, great 58 metre penalty keeps the Lions on home run towards Super Rugby final Jo'burg Classic This post contains videos

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 - Thursday 2 March, 2017

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.”

# johannesburg - Sunday 26 February, 2017

This South African 'baby bin' takes in infants who've been abandoned by their parents Nowhere Else To Go This post contains images

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.

# johannesburg - Friday 17 June, 2016

From The42 'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves' 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.

# johannesburg - Thursday 16 June, 2016

From The42 Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg 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.

From The42 Springboks make two changes for second Test against Schmidt's Ireland 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.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

From The42 Andrew Trimble can't wait to get back to 'the day job', after beating Boks as a flanker 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 - Monday 2 November, 2015

Policemen in South Africa arrested after allegedly appearing on video shooting suspect dead

The footage was released in a Sunday newspaper yesterday.

# johannesburg - Friday 17 July, 2015

Over 300 injured in enormous Johannesburg train crash

The accident happened as two commuter trains carrying workers home slammed into each other.

# johannesburg - Friday 19 June, 2015

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.

# johannesburg - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

From The42 South Africa's most famous footballer mugged at gunpoint while getting his hair cut 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.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Oscar Pistorius denies he was drunk during nightclub row

His family claim he was approached by a man who taunted him about his trial.

# johannesburg - Monday 23 December, 2013

British Airways plane collides into a building at Johannesburg Airport

The airline has stated that all passengers disembarked safely.

# johannesburg - Sunday 17 November, 2013

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.

# johannesburg - Sunday 1 September, 2013

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.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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.

# johannesburg - Monday 10 June, 2013

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.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

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.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

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.

# johannesburg - Friday 1 March, 2013

'Horrific and unacceptable': SA president condemns 'police dragging' case South Africa This post contains videos

'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.

# johannesburg - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Doctors say Mandela has recovered - president

Jacob Zuma said that 94-year-old Mandela has recovered from a surgical procedure and lung infection.

# johannesburg - Friday 28 December, 2012

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.

# johannesburg - Monday 22 October, 2012

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.

# johannesburg - Thursday 16 August, 2012

From The42 Le Clos encounter: School-dodging pupil earns a dance date with Gold Medallist swimmer 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.

From The42 Super XV: South Africa replace Lions with Southern Kings 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.

# johannesburg - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital with stomach complaint

The former South African president is reported to be in a stable condition after undergoing surgery.

# johannesburg - Friday 27 January, 2012

From The42 Wales' Rhys Thomas has 'successful' heart surgery Health Scare

Wales' Rhys Thomas has 'successful' heart surgery

The Johannesburg-born prop was taken to hospital after falling ill in training.

# johannesburg - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Woman dies in South Africa university stampede

A mother who accompnaying her son to an application day at the University of Johannesburg was killed in a stampede after thousands of people pushed to gain access to the campus.

# johannesburg - Friday 7 October, 2011

Gender group condemns South African 'gay slayings'

South Africa’s Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) said today the killings show “that some in our society are very intolerant” and called on police to move faster in dealing with the cases.

# johannesburg - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Friends and family gather for murdered Irish man's funeral

Kevin McGuirk and his wife Kim were shot dead at their home in South Africa last Tuesday.