Thamsanqa Jantjie said he may have suffered a schizophrenic episode, and that there was ‘nothing he could do’ when he started hearing voices and hallucinating
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Tuesday 05 March 2013
Little explanation is required as to why Johannesburg was the most subscribed destination for London Business School’s Global Business Experiences (GBE). The prospect of working with local entrepreneurs, having a tangible impact on real world business models, and coming in close contact with some fascinating wildlife, was too hard to resist.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Carl Pistorius faces charge of culpable homicide
Tuesday 19 February 2013
A tearful funeral was held today for model and law school graduate Reeva Steenkamp, with mourners calling for a harsh penalty for her boyfriend, Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with her murder.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
The Independent's Africa correspondent is one of the few Western journalists within the courtroom
Monday 18 February 2013
The launch of South Africa's newest political party today began with a nod to the past rather than the future. People were asked to remember the "patience and quiet dignity" of the long queues in 1994 when most South Africans got their first chance to vote. "Do you remember the dream we embraced to build ours into a great society?"
Friday 18 January 2013
Lucas Radebe, the former Leeds United and South Africa captain, expects more Premier League players will follow Steven Pienaar and decide not to play in future African Cup of Nations because of its scheduling.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Stepping off the plane in Johannesburg, I already had my flip flops on and was ready for a week-long vacation. I spent the previous few months on an academic exchange in cold Philadelphia, and was ready for sunshine.
Sunday 30 December 2012
Sale Sharks' poor and chaotic season has taken a turn for the worse with the departure of John Mitchell as head coach after only a month.
Saturday 06 October 2012
Tensions mounted in South Africa's resources industry yesterday as Anglo American fired 12,000 platinum miners, Shell declared force majeure on fuel deliveries and unrest in the mining industry spread to take another life.
Saturday 18 August 2012
Lonmin last night appealed to its striking staff to come back to work in the aftermath of the escalation of the violence at its Marikana mine in South Africa that pushed the death toll to 44 in the past week.
Friday 15 June 2012
It is almost 30 years since England threw an uncapped midfielder into the fires of a Test in South Africa without the rugby equivalent of an asbestos suit and found themselves being burned alive collectively as a consequence. That centre was John Palmer, a wonderfully creative playmaker from Bath who might have caused the Springboks some problems had he not found himself playing out of position against Danie Gerber, one of the great centres of the post-war era. Gerber scored one try in the opening match and three more in the second.
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