Lockdown: OR Tambo airport bustling as scores of travellers make their way home

2020-03-25 14:40

OR Tambo International Airport, one of Africa's busiest airports, is bustling, especially at international departures as the country's nationwide lockdown looms.

PICS: More than 5 000 crabs euthanised after being forgotten at OR Tambo Airport cargo facility

2019-08-23 19:24

The National Council of SPCAs this week found a shipment of around 5 300 crabs at an OR Tambo International Airport cargo facility that had been forgotten about for nine days.

Air Zimbabwe engine catches 'brief' fire during flight from OR Tambo, lands safely

2019-04-28 23:05

An Air Zimbabwe plane experienced "a malfunction" in one of its engines causing a brief fire on Sunday evening from OR Tambo International Airport to Harare.

4 suspects arrested in OR Tambo 'follow home' robberies

2019-01-14 19:01

Four suspects accused of robbing travellers after following them from OR Tambo International Airport have been arrested in a joint intelligence-driven operation, say police.

OR Tambo Airport security company suspends 2 officers who allegedly accepted bribe

2019-01-02 09:18

The two security officers seen on viral video soliciting an alleged bribe at an OR Tambo International Airport terminal have been suspended.

Student caught at airport with over R9m fails to appear in court, warrant of arrest issued

2018-10-11 13:33

A warrant of arrest has been issued for Farooz Salem whose lawyer explained the student's absence in court by saying she was sick.

OR Tambo Airport back to normal after evacuation

2018-02-20 11:50

It's business as usual at OR Tambo International Airport, after it was evacuated on Monday.

Crystal meth worth R4.5m intercepted at Joburg airport

2017-11-15 13:53

A customs official has intercepted 15.1kg of crystal meth, worth an estimated R4.5m, the South African Revenue Service says.

OR Tambo 'airport-follow' robberies: Company slams arrested manager

2017-10-16 13:20

Mafoko Security Patrols has distanced itself from the arrest over the weekend of one of its managers in the so-called "airport-follow" robberies.

Woman arrested with 20kg of rhino horn at OR Tambo

2017-07-26 21:00

A woman has been arrested after 20kg of rhino horn was found in her luggage at OR Tambo International Airport.


OR Tambo a major hub for drug trafficking, says prison chaplain from Hong Kong

2020-01-31 07:21

Nearly 20% of people arrested in Hong Kong in 2018 and 2019 for possession of drugs, smuggled the substance via OR Tambo International Airport, according to Hong Kong prison chaplain John Wotherspoon.

Woman in wheelchair found with R500 000 heroin stash at OR Tambo Airport

2019-06-08 13:31

An elderly traveller at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg has been found with heroine hidden away in her handbag, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has said.

2 arrested at OR Tambo airport with rhino horn worth R2m in their luggage

2019-01-30 11:44

Police have arrested two people at OR Tambo International Airport with 10 pieces of rhino horn worth R2m in their luggage.

WATCH: OR Tambo Airport baggage handler suspended after being caught flinging suitcases onto floor

2019-01-10 16:21

The OR Tambo International Airport baggage handler who was caught on camera carelessly flinging suitcases from the carousel onto the floor has been suspended.

Fake snake doesn't make it on the plane

2018-11-12 07:33

Freedom Under Law executive director Nicole Fritz is used to defending human rights and fighting to protect the Constitution, but she recently unexpectedly found herself in the middle of a row over taking a snake on a plane.

Fireblade saga: MPs plan oversight visit to OR Tambo

2018-05-30 18:23

MPs on the Portfolio Committee of Home Affairs intend to conduct an oversight visit to OR Tambo International Airport as part of their own fact-finding mission regarding the "Fireblade" private terminal saga.

Suspected drug mule nabbed as police tackle crime at the airport

2017-11-22 09:43

A suspected drug mule has been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport, as authorities collaborate to combat crime at the airport.

OR Tambo had the calling to serve SA - Zuma

2017-10-19 14:43

Former ANC president Oliver Tambo served his people with love and selflessness, President Jacob Zuma has said at the unveiling of a statue of the late struggle leader.

A meeting with 'Jonathan Boeing Seagull'

2017-09-11 11:01

The presence of grey-headed gulls near OR Tambo International Airport - and the increasing risk of bird strikes – has resulted in three gulls being captured and fitted with tracking devices.

7 police officers, 42 officials suspended in OR Tambo security 'clean up'

2017-07-21 21:49

Seven police officers, 34 information desk clerks and eight Gauteng tourism officials have been suspended in an on-going "clean-up" of OR Tambo International Airport.

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