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South Africans make bricks from human urine

World / Offbeat Nov 3, 2018

South Africans make bricks from human urine

South African researchers have made bricks using human urine in a process that could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a productive use for the waste product. The gray bricks are produced in a lab over eight days using urine, calcium, sand ...

World Oct 20, 2018

At least 27 people, including children, killed in South Africa highway crash

South African government officials have said at least 27 people, including small children, have been killed in a multivehicle accident in Limpopo province. The statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa's office said a minibus, truck and delivery vehicle crashed Friday on a major highway between Mookgophong ...

Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

Rugby Sep 15, 2018

Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

South Africa pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Rugby Championship on Saturday, holding on under enormous pressure to beat New Zealand 36-34. Given almost no chance of winning after losing their last two championship matches — and 11 of ...

U.S. pounds South Africa at softball worlds

More Sports Aug 7, 2018

U.S. pounds South Africa at softball worlds

Kristi Merritt and Sahvanna Jaquish homered as the United States beat South Africa 7-0 in five innings to remain undefeated at the Women's Softball World Championship on Tuesday. Merritt hit a three-run homer in the second inning to give the defending champions a 4-0 lead, ...

World Jul 22, 2018

Gunmen shoot 11 taxi drivers dead in South Africa ambush

Gunmen shot dead 11 taxi drivers returning to Johannesburg from the funeral of a colleague in Kwa-Zulu Natal on Saturday, a police spokesman said Sunday. The drivers, who were members of the Gauteng taxi association, were in a minibus driving along the R74 when unknown ...

In Senegal, Xi pledges stronger Sino-African ties

Asia Pacific Jul 22, 2018

In Senegal, Xi pledges stronger Sino-African ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to ...

World Jul 6, 2018

Lions eat rhino poachers on South African reserve

At least three suspected poachers who were apparently hunting for rhinos have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a game reserve in South Africa, the owner said on Thursday. The men entered the Sibuya Game Reserve on the southeast coast armed with ...