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S.African opposition in court to block ICC exit

5 December 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, launched a legal bid on Monday to block government plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, saying the move was unconstitutional.In...

S.Africa's Zuma pushes to overturn graft probe

4 December 2016 | 0 comments

South African President Jacob Zuma has launched a court challenge to a watchdog probe that raised allegations of misconduct against him, an affidavit showed Sunday, as he fights to hold on to power.Zuma,...

S.Africa dodges junk credit rating despite low growth

2 December 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa's economy evaded a potentially damaging blow Friday when the Standard & Poor's rating agency maintained the country's foreign currency debt status one notch above junk status.S&P however...

South Africa's Black Mambas inspire Hollywood film

2 December 2016 | 0 comments

The story of South Africa's Black Mamba anti-poaching unit, made up of female game rangers, is to become a Hollywood film that will highlight their work in protecting threatened wildlife, particularly...

S.Africa braces for possible S&P junk credit rating

2 December 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa's economy could be dealt a damaging blow later Friday when the Standard & Poor's rating agency is due to release an assessment that may downgrade its foreign currency debt to junk status.S&P...

Female and rural farmers focus of agro-processing conference

1 December 2016 | 0 comments

Insight into the training offered to emerging farmers at Buhle Farmers' Academy, as well as the potential of indigenous crops to bring food security to African farmers were hot topics at the Agro-Processing...

Nigeria's Soyinka not surprised Buhari's shine is dulling

1 December 2016 | 0 comments

Nigerian literary icon Wole Soyinka on Thursday said he was not surprised that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost popularity just 18 months into office, given the high expectations that weighed on his...

Nigeria's Soyinka bins 'green card' over Trump

1 December 2016 | 0 comments

Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author Wole Soyinka said Thursday he has fulfilled his pledge to throw away his US residency green card and leave the country if Donald Trump won the presidential election.Shortly...

South Africa makes history with HIV vaccine trial

1 December 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa is taking part in an experimental vaccine programme to curb HIV. Just over 5 000 volunteers, from 15 cities across five provinces, will participate, following screening. Results from the trial...

S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine

30 November 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa on Wednesday launched a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease.More than 30...

Dead stowaway discovered on Nigerian plane in South Africa

30 November 2016 | 0 comments

A dead body was found on Wednesday in the wheel well of a Nigerian plane after it landed in South Africa, the airline said in a statement. The body was found on a plane operated by Arik Air, one of Nigeria's...

Where to get help in South Africa if you are being abused

30 November 2016 | 0 comments

Numerous organisations around South Africa provide services such as counselling, temporary shelter and legal help to people in abusive relationships. We've compiled a guide with phone numbers and other...

S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine

29 November 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa on Wednesday begins a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease.More than 30 years...

S.Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine

29 November 2016 | 0 comments

South Africa on Wednesday begins a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against AIDS, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease.More than 30 years of efforts...

S.Africa's Zuma survives attempted ousting

29 November 2016 | 0 comments

South African President Jacob Zuma survived an attempt to oust him from office only after a "robust" and "difficult" debate within the ruling ANC party, an official said Tuesday.Zuma has been weakened...

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