A South African bull elephant was killed by national parks personnel in the Kruger National Park after it trampled a blue Volkswagen and pushed the car for 400 meters (1,312 feet), Ike Phaahla, a parks spokesman said, the South African Press Association reported.
Sipho Mhlongo is angry. The 52-year- old has to drive 30 minutes from his home in Midrand to his workplace in Johannesburg, and a new toll could add about 15 rand ($1.46) a day to the cost of the journey.
Ali Omar Mohamed fled Somalia’s civil war two years ago to seek a better life in South Africa. Now after being robbed at gunpoint and seeing scores of his countrymen murdered in xenophobic violence, he’s ready to leave.
The eThekwini municipality in the coastal city of Durban may build the water-stressed nation’s first large-scale desalination plant, South African Press Association said, citing the water affairs department.