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S.Africa court orders liquidation of graft-hit bank

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A South African high court on Tuesday ordered the liquidation of a bank that collapsed after being looted by politically well-connected individuals and businesses.The collapse of VBS has been one of the...

Protests at Joburg zoo over widowed elephant

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Johannesburg Zoo is under mounting pressure to send a lonely elephant to an animal sanctuary after her male companion died last month.Protestors dressed in elephant costumes have been demonstrated at...

S.Africa to hold elections in May 2019

7 November 2018 | 0 comments

South Africans will head to polls in May 2019, officials said Wednesday, with President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling ANC party seeking to reverse growing voter discontent over the weak economy.The ANC,...

Dane arrested in S.Africa over 15 mln euro social security scam

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

A woman who worked for Denmark's social security agency has been arrested in South Africa accused of defrauding the service of 15 million euros ($17 million), prosecutors said Monday.The woman, who was...

South African president fires tax boss

1 November 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday sacked the head of the country's tax collection agency, an ally of scandal-tainted former leader Jacob Zuma, said the presidency.The president dismissed...

S.Africa to probe Rwanda ex-spy chief mysterious murder

1 November 2018 | 0 comments

An inquest into the death of an exiled Rwandan ex-spy chief who was found strangled in a luxury Johannesburg hotel in 2014 will open in January, a South African court official said Thursday.Patrick Karegeya,...

S.Africa president vows renewed ANC will hold power

1 November 2018 | 0 comments

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said the ruling ANC party had emerged from "a very dark period" under his predecessor Jacob Zuma but would bounce back to win next year's election.Ramaphosa,...

Cape Town mayor quits amid row in S. Africa opposition

31 October 2018 | 0 comments

The mayor of South Africa's second city of Cape Town resigned on Wednesday, amid a bitter dispute roiling the country's main opposition in the runup to 2019 elections.Patricia De Lille vowed she would...

S.Africa home affairs minister lied under oath: watchdog

31 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's public standards watchdog said Tuesday that the home affairs minister had violated the constitution when he lied under oath in court, triggering immediate calls for him to resign.Malusi...

South Africa's public broadcaster mulls massive job cuts

30 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's loss-making public broadcaster SABC is considering laying off nearly 1,000 people, or about one third of its fulltime staff, in a bid to cut costs, according to a document seen on Tuesday.The...

S.Africa fires kill 7 including baby, pregnant woman

29 October 2018 | 0 comments

Raging wildfires have killed seven people including a baby and a pregnant woman in a farming settlement along South Africa's famed Garden Route, disaster management services said Monday.Firefighters have...

S. African ex-president De Klerk leaves hospital: foundation

29 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's last apartheid-era president FW de Klerk was discharged from hospital on Monday after being admitted at the weekend with a lung condition, his foundation said.The former president "was...

S.Africa coal belt among world's pollution hotspots: Greenpeace

29 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's eastern Mpumalanga province has the most polluting cluster of coal-fired power stations in the world producing record levels of nitrogen dioxide, a report by environmental campaign group...

S. African minister says he was blackmail target over sex tape

29 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has said he was the target of extortion attempts after a private sex video was stolen following a hacking incident.Gigaba said in tweets posted Sunday...

Former S.Africa president FW de Klerk hospitalised: foundation

27 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's last apartheid era president FW de Klerk has been hospitalised with a lung condition, his foundation said Saturday, adding that the former leader had undergone successful treatment. The...



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