Gulf Times - Johannesburg
Qatar Airways to increase flights to South Africa from July

Qatar Airways to increase flights to South Africa from July

Qatar Airways will be increasing the number of weekly flights on its popular routes to South Africa from July 2019.

S.African city suspends councillor over pro-Israel comment

S.African city suspends councillor over pro-Israel comment

The mayor of South Africa's economic hub Johannesburg suspended a senior councillor Tuesday after she made a public declaration that the city was a "friend" of Israel.

Earthquake kills 4 in South Africa mine

Earthquake kills 4 in South Africa mine

Four miners were killed and three others were trapped underground after an earthquake hit a gold mine outside Johannesburg, its owners said Friday.

14 dead, 180 injured as train ploughs into truck in S. Africa

14 dead, 180 injured as train ploughs into truck in S. Africa

A passenger train smashed into a truck at a level crossing in South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, injuring 180 and throwing several carriages off the rails.

Grace Mugabe returns home after getting diplomatic immunity

Grace Mugabe returns home after getting diplomatic immunity

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe returned home from South Africa early on Sunday pursued by demands she face prosecution over an alleged assault of a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room.

Patients trapped after roof collapse at S. African hospital

Patients trapped after roof collapse at S. African hospital

Several patients were trapped after a roof collapsed at Johannesburg's Charlotte Maxeke state hospital, emergency service officials said on Thursday.

Violence escalates in South African student protest

Violence escalates in South African student protest

Protesters at South Africa's Wits University attacked police vehicles with rocks and overturned another on Tuesday, as violence in nationwide demonstrations over high tuition fees escalated.

Illegal miners trapped in disused South Africa gold mine

Illegal miners trapped in disused South Africa gold mine

Emergency workers Sunday were striving to rescue illegal miners trapped underground in Johannesburg's oldest gold mine, a spokesman said.

Zuma under pressure as more influence peddling reports surface

Zuma under pressure as more influence peddling reports surface

More senior South African public figures came out on Friday to accuse a business family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma of exerting undue influence, as top ANC officials met to discuss the political crisis.