New York: The UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday expressed his deep sadness over the reported death of at least 34 people in South Africa, due to a fuel tanker explosion in a suburb of the capital, Johannesburg, on Christmas Eve.
Boksburg/South Africa: At least eight people died as a fuel tanker exploded in Boksburg city in South Africa on Saturday, media reports said.
Krugersdorp: The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Gauteng on Friday confirmed two suspects were shot dead and 65 others were arrested for allegedly raping eight young women at West Village mine dump outside Krugersdorp city of South Africa.
New York: A group of independent UN human rights experts have condemned reports of escalating violence targeting foreign nationals in South Africa, and called for accountability against rising xenophobia, racism and hate speech aimed at migrants, refugees, asylum seekers - and even citizens perceived as outsiders - throughout the country.
Johannesburg/IBNS: At least fourteen people were killed during a shootout that occurred in a bar in South Africa's Soweto township, near Johannesburg, media reports said Sunday.
East London,South Africa: As many 20 bodies were recovered under mysterious circumstances from a nightclub in East London city of South Africa, media reports said on Sunday.
Cape Town: South African Parliament was damaged by a fire which broke out in the structure on Sunday, media reports said.
Cape Town: A fire broke out and damaged the Houses of Parliament in the South African city of Cape Town on Sunday, media reports said.
Johannesburg/IBNS: South African anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is idealised as the country's moral compass, passed away on Sunday aged 90, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
Washington/UNI/Sputnik: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has thanked South Africa for a swift and transparent approach to the emergence of the new, Omicron, variant of the coronavirus, US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said.
Tel Aviv/UNI/Sputnik: Israel is banning the entry of foreigners for two weeks in order to prevent the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus strain, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett informs.
Johannesburg: South Africa complained Saturday that it is being "punished" for detecting a new Covid-19 variant Omicron, media reports said.
London/IBNS: Two people have been infected with Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant first found in South Africa, in the United Kingdom.
Washington/UNI: US President Joe Biden has ordered additional air travel restrictions from South Africa and seven other countries, as a new COVID-19 variant, called B.1.1.529, emerged from the country.
Paris/UNI/Xinhua: The French government announced on Friday to immediately suspend flights coming from the southern parts of Africa following the detection of a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa.