By Chris Summers For Mailonline. A quarter of a century ago black South Africans were living in squalor while most whites lived the good life in apartheid-era South Africa. Apartheid - a grotesque and brutal form of government in which whites held all the power and blacks and other racial groups were segregated and oppressed - was condemned to the dustbin of history. Nowadays there is a strange form of equality. While the black South African middle class has grown and many live in big houses, with swimming pools and drive around in BMWs like their white peers; many poor whites live in squalid squatter camps just like their black peers. Scroll down for video.
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Fraud officers are investigating 30 cases where people looking for partners have been scammed, often pawning jewellery and taking out loans as a result of the elaborate hoaxes. In a typical scam, the fraudster identifies potential victims through a dating site. He then tailors his personality to suit what the victim is looking for, for example a man in the army, and then finds a picture of someone in the military from the internet, which he will use in his profile. Compliments are usually offered and questions asked of the woman so that the fraudster can ascertain how much money the woman has and whether the scam is worth pursuing. In the vast majority of cases it is women who are the victims, although there has the been the occasional male.
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By Lucy Morris For Mailonline. The landscape of South Africa clearly displays the lasting legacy of the apartheid, which drastically divided people by race and wealth. While studying in Cape Town the photographer experimented with capturing racism and segregation, which led him to reconsider the urban experience from above.
By Oct 13, Trees known to raise men's sexual prowess and bring bad luck are attracting poachers to a remote Venda area, where they earn up to R10 by selling pieces stripped from them. The two tree species - the bad luck one, the Brackenridsea Zanguebarica - and the other, often called "African Viagra" - Securidaca Longepedunculata - have been used by people in southern Africa for generations. Phineus Ntanganedzeni, a nature conservationist at Mutavha Tshindi Nature Reserve, said rituals were followed when gathering the trees and that people who poached the trees were said to go insane, become impotent or cause women to have non-stop menstruation.