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S.Africa opposition suspends ex-leader Zille over tweet

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's main opposition, the Democratic Alliance, suspended on Wednesday its former leader Helen Zille over a controversial tweet in which she praised some aspects of colonialism.The feisty leader...

S.Africa west coast storm kills 8, causes chaos

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

A ferocious storm killed eight people as it pummelled South Africa's west coast on Wednesday, forcing the closure of Cape Town harbour, triggering flash floods and causing extensive damage, authorities...

S.Africa's ANC 'damaged' by Zuma scandals, party says

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

The corruption scandals engulfing South African President Jacob Zuma have done huge damage to the ruling African National Congress, a top party leader said on Wednesday.ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe...

S.Africa in recession as economy shrinks 0.7% in Q1: data

6 June 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's economy unexpectedly contracted in the first quarter of this year, pushing the continent's most advanced economy into its first recession since 2009, according to official statistics released...

S.Africa opposition suspends ex-leader over Twitter post

3 June 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, on Saturday suspended former leader Helen Zille over Twitter messages in which she said colonialism had brought benefits to the country.The...

Barclays slashes stake in South African unit

1 June 2017 | 0 comments

British banking giant Barclays said Thursday it has further reduced its stake in its South African operations as part of a global strategic re-think unveiled last year. Barclays said in a statement that...

Tough times for S.Africa town blighted by mine closure

29 May 2017 | 0 comments

At the end of a narrow road stands the dilapidated husk of a golf clubhouse, now overrun with tall weeds and creepers.

Pressure on S.Africa's Zuma as ANC leadership meets

28 May 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma faced further opposition at a meeting of his party's top leadership Sunday but managed to sidestep a no-confidence vote after a turbulent three-day gathering.The meeting...

South African poet, activist collects prize in Poland

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

South African writer and anti-apartheid activist Breyten Breytenbach received the 2017 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award, named after the anti-communist Polish poet and philosopher, at a ceremony...

Zambia bars S.Africa opposition leader at airport: party

25 May 2017 | 0 comments

Zambian officials barred South Africa's main opposition leader from entering the country Thursday, his party said, claiming he was blocked over his support for an imprisoned Zambian opposition leader.Democratic...

Cyber kid stuns experts showing toys can be 'weapons'

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

An 11-year-old 'cyber ninja' stunned security experts by hacking into their bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys 'can be weaponised'.

World leaders condemn Manchester attack

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

World leaders on Tuesday expressed shock and horror at the suicide bombing in Manchester which killed at least 22 people, including children.Here are some of the reactions:- Britain -Prime Minister Theresa...

Cape Town region declares drought disaster

22 May 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster on Monday as the province battled its worst water shortages for 113 years.Boreholes will be drilled at hospitals...

S. Africa risks becoming 'mafia state' warns Ramaphosa

21 May 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa risks becoming a "mafia state", Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa warned Sunday, calling for a corruption probe at the top as he stepped up criticism of President Jacob Zuma.Ramaphosa is one...

Protesters in S.African capital decry violence against women

20 May 2017 | 0 comments

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Pretoria on Saturday, angered by a rise in violence against women and children in South Africa, including killings and sex attacks.Answering the call by a...

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