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SOUTH AFRICA NEWS

An Apology Is Not Enough, Zimbabweans Tell Ramaphosa

Zimbabweans say President Cyril Ramaphosa apology for the recent spate of Xenophobic attacks in South Africa must be accompanied by action.Ramaphosa was booed on Saturday as he addressed mourners at Robert Mugabe’s state funeral service at the National Sports Stadium in the...

EFF Defends Decision On Banning Of amaBhungane And Scorpio

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Saturday said it was unfazed by a statement from the South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) condemning the party’s boycott of amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick’s Scorpio.In a statement released on Saturday, the party said it had...

After Being Booed, Ramaphosa Insists South Africans Not Xenophobic

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday promised Zimbabweans that his government would get to the root of violent attacks against foreign nationals.Ramaphosa addressed mourners at the state funeral service of former President Robert Mugabe at the National Sports Stadium in the capital,...

Mogoeng Urges Public To Expose Corruption In Judiciary

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has called on those making allegations against judges and the judiciary to stop hiding behind fictional identities or names.Mogoeng has been addressing the media along with judge presidents Dunstan Mlambo and Cagney Musi on Friday.

Deputy Minerals Minister Bavelile Hlongwa Dies

The deputy minister of mineral resources Bavelile Hlongwa has died in a car accident on Friday.This was confirmed in a brief statement sent on Saturday morning.https://twitter.com/GautengANC/status/1172744147142369280Hlongwa, who held a degree in chemical...

CT Hopes To Retain World Leading Festival Destination Title

Cape Town is in the running for the title as the World’s Leading Festival and Event Destination title at the 2019 World Travel Awards.The Mother City is currently the holder of this accolade and officials want Cape Town to retain it.

Crime Mostly Affects Poor SA Communities – Researcher

Crime researcher Eldred de Klerk said on Friday poverty and poor service delivery have a direct impact on crime levels.De Klerk said disparities between rich and poor drive up crime.Crime statistics released on Thursday show some Cape Town suburbs...

Something To Ponder

Women And Girls Under SiegeIn South Africa, Gender Based Violence has become synonymous with Femicide. In the recent past, murders against women and the girl child have become so rampant, it is scary. There are areas of this country where it is unsafe to be a woman....

Weekly News Brief

This week, South Africans as well as members of Parliament expressed their concern following the release of the latest crime statistics. The figures showed an increase in contact crimes such as murder, sexual offences and robbery with aggravating circumstance. Between April last year and March this year 21,022...

Water Department Hopes For Early Summer Rains

The Department of Water and Sanitation said it hoped the rains would come early this year to boost low dam levels.Figures released this week show a decline in dam levels around the country due to the winter season.The department's...

Fire At Mitchells Plain Day Hospital Contained

Firefighters have managed to contain a blaze that broke out at the Mitchells Plain Day Hospital.The fire started in the facility's theatre section earlier on Friday afternoon.All patients and staff members were safely evacuated.At this...

Old Mutual Chair Trevor Manuel Explains His Silence On Peter Moyo...

JOHANNESBURG - Old Mutual board chair Trevor Manuel said that he’d deliberately been silent about the sacking of Peter Moyo, saying the issues were not about two individuals.Old Mutual said it had fired Moyo for a break down in trust emanating from a...

WORLD NEWS

Grace Asked To Rest, Not Attend Day 2 Of Viewing Mugabe’s Body

Former President Robert Mugabe's family asked his wife to rest and not be...

Public Not Welcome At Robert Mugabe Private Funeral

The family of Robert Mugabe said the former Zimbabwean President would not be buried on...

Robert Mugabe Family Unhappy With Zimbabwe Government Over Funeral Arrangements

The Mugabe family has taken the Zimbabwean government to task over arrangements to...

Cameroon’s Anglophone Conflict Goes Back 100 Years

The west African nation of Cameroon is plagued by near-daily clashes between security...

Hundreds Of Nigerians To Take Free Evacuation From SA

ABUJA - At least 640 Nigerians have signed up to take free flights home from...

Mugabe’s Body Heads Back To A Divided Zimbabwe For Burial

SINGAPORE - The body of Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe was flown out of Singapore Wednesday...

Trump Says Afghanistan Peace Talks With Taliban Are ‘Dead’

President Donald Trump on Monday said that US peace talks with the Taliban...

American Medical Association Urges To Stop Vaping As Illnesses, Deaths Rise

The American Medical Association (AMA) on Monday urged Americans to stop using electronic...

Outgoing Parliament Deals New Brexit Blow For Boris Johnson

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to continue with his attempts to...

British Airways Cancels Almost All UK Flights Due To Pilot Strike

British Airways said Monday it has been forced to cancel almost all its...

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Deputy Minister Hlongwa To Be Given State Funeral

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that deputy minister of mineral resources Bavelile Hlongwa will be accorded an official funeral.Ramaphosa also instructed that the national flag be flown at half-mast until the deputy minister is laid to rest.The 38-year-old died...

The Five People You Need to Know Who Were at WEF...

A multi-media report that can be consumed in less than five minutes.The World Economic Forum on Africa concluded today, having explored the theme, ‘Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ over three days in Cape Town, South Africa.

Land Expropriation In South Africa: The Way Forward

The parliamentary ad hoc committee on changing section 25 of the Constitution to simplify expropriation without compensation met yesterday and mapped out the legislative road ahead for the controversial and important constitutional amendment.It was the first time the committee met since being reconstituted after the...

Visually Impaired Runner From Gugulethu Shattering Stereotypes

In a few days’ time, 39-year-old Vuyokazi Nombewu will hit the tar along with thousands of other local and international runners, tackling the 42.4-kilometre Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. Setting her apart from the vast majority of the field is the fact that she has albinism and impaired...

Taking Elephants Out Of The Room

No new elephants should be placed in captivity and elephants currently in captivity should be rewilded, was the overwhelming conclusion of the Captive Elephant Indaba held in Hermanus last Friday.This conclusion follows the historic resolution to stop the trade in wild caught elephants, taken...

DHL Expands Africa eShop Online Shopping Application To 34 Countries Across...

Since its initial introduction in April of this year, the DHL Africa eShop app has seen its user base grow rapidly, and within the first three months of operation, it had already been rolled out to 20 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). DHL Express announced this week that the...

UJ Ready To Build On Fine Varsity Cricket Performance

The University of Johannesburg team will be looking to build on an impressive performance in the Varsity Cricket tournament where they ended runners-up at the weekend.Despite losing to UP-Tuks in an abbreviated final in Potchefstroom on Saturday, coach Dumisa Makalima said he was...

USA And South African Survivor Castaways Team Up To Battle It...

Sixteen castaways who have all participated in the US and Survivor SA editions of this globally popular Emmy-Award international series, are set to take part in a Survivor-esque showdown in South Africa next week – with the proceeds of this event benefiting a worthy South African cause.

Six Important Highlights from WEF Africa

A comprehensive multi-media report featuring full length video of each WEF session#1 Africa Economic UpdateA key component of WEF Africa was establishing where Africa’s macro-economy is headed.  This topic was covered through a panel discussion exploring the comprehensive economic...