Doctor bit off ‘sex attacker’s’ tongue when he ‘tried to rape her’ (Metro)

An alleged would-be rapist had part of his tongue removed when a doctor bit him when she woke up with him on top of her. The doctor, 24, was in staff quarters at the hospital where she works in Bloemfontein,…

Son arrested for allegedly raping his own mother (Metro)

A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping his own mother, police have said. The suspect, 28, was arrested on Saturday after his mother, 50, identified him as the alleged rapist. She was attacked on Friday night as she…

South Africa gets gender-balanced cabinet (BBC)

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a new cabinet in which, for the first time in the country’s history, half of all ministers are women. In another unexpected move, one of the women is from the opposition. He appointed…

South Africa’s election result had few surprises, except one rude awakening (QZ)

It is no surprise that the African National Congress emerged victorious in South Africa’s general election this week, but the changing profile of its rivals shows that political landscape of Africa’s most advanced economy is beginning to transform radically, to…

South Africa hit by deadly Easter church collapse (BBC)

At least 13 people have died and many were injured when a wall collapsed in South Africa at the start of an Easter service at a Pentecostal church. Emergency services said that 29 people were rushed to hospital after the…

Edinburgh International Festival launches 2019 programme (Chinadaily)

Edinburgh International Festival returns for its 73rd year on August 2 – 26, 2019, bringing the best of theatre, music and dance from across the world to Scotland’s capital. The programme features 93 events, with 293 performances across 17 venues…

Wine and Connect with ArtMiabo in Lagos

South Africa-based artist, Miabo Enyadike, will be in Lagos for an exciting evening of wine, art and music on Sunday. The event will also be a rare opportunity for those who attend to network. Tagged Wine and Connect with Artmiabo,…

Monkeys invade hospital, steal food from patients (Punch)

Monkeys, who were displaced after a hospital was built in the forest, that they inhabited in South Africa, have invaded the hospital. It was reported that the monkeys steal food from patients. Daily Mail reveals that the troop of vervet monkeys…

South Africa president’s son paid by scandal company —Reports (Punch)

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s son Andile admitted on Wednesday he was paid $140,000 by a company facing extensive corruption allegations, an admission that could embarrass his father ahead of polls. President Ramaphosa has sought, ahead of elections on May…

MTV Shuga returns to Nigeria

The award-winning drama series is back in Nigeria and seeks fresh talent for the new season. Following the recent premiere of the new season of MTV Shuga Down South in South Africa and the announcement of upcoming campaigns in Cote…

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