As a team of 300 firefighters from South Africa's Working on Fire programme landed in Canada to join efforts to battle a massive wildfire raging in the country's Alberta province, they broke into a traditional song and dance routine in the airport arrivals hall. The video of their performance has inspired Canadians - and gone viral across the world.
From a fishmonger's in northern Holland to a statue in Helsinki, a protest against the Central Bank of Iceland, a drumming circle in Toronto, and Canada Day celebrations in Ottowa, South Africa's once-vilified vuvuzela is taking over the world. View our photo gallery of the invasion.
• Gallery: Vuvuzelas conquer the world!
Canadian immigration official William Davis refused asylum to a gay Albanian man whose wife's brothers were out to kill him and an Afghan targeted by the Taliban, but granted it to a sometime garden sprinkler salesman from South Africa, writes Simon Barber.