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South Africa central bank chief to head IMF steering committee

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's central bank chief Lesetja Kganyago will take over as chair of the International Monetary Fund's policy advisory committee, the IMF announced Thursday.Kganyago, who has served as governor...

S.Africa seeks cash from firms linked to Zuma graft scandal

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

South African prosecutors said Tuesday they are seeking $130 million from global consultancy McKinsey and a local firm linked to a graft scandal that has engulfed President Jacob Zuma.The announcement...

Drought-stricken Cape Town faces dry taps by April 21

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

As Cape Town suffers its worst drought in a century, residents were warned by the mayor on Tuesday that they face losing piped water to their homes by April 21.If rains do not materialise and drastic...

Protests in Johannesburg over 'racist' H&M ad

13 January 2018 | 0 comments

South African police Saturday intervened to clear protesters trashing outlets of Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz in Johannesburg over a controversial advertisement of a black child.A photo on...

ANC leader vows to 'restore credibility' after Zuma graft scandals

13 January 2018 | 0 comments

The new head of South Africa's ruling ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, pledged Saturday to "restore the credibility" of the party after a spate of graft scandals involving President Jacob Zuma. Zuma was replaced...

S.African woman bit penis of rapist: police

10 January 2018 | 0 comments

A woman in South Africa bit the penis of a man who raped her in front of her five-year-old child, police said Wednesday as they searched for the "severely injured" attacker.The pregnant woman was hitch-hiking...

S.Africa's ANC faces Zuma exit options as party seeks to rebuild

10 January 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's ruling ANC party met behind closed doors Wednesday as pressure grew on President Jacob Zuma to step down ahead of elections next year when the party risks losing power.Zuma was replaced...

S.Africa's graft-tainted Zuma announces anti-corruption probe

9 January 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's graft-tainted president Jacob Zuma on Tuesday announced a probe into corruption at the highest levels of the state after parliament indicated it would this week deliberate procedures for...

S.African hostage in Syria alive after one year: charity

9 January 2018 | 0 comments

A South African charity said Tuesday it had received proof that a freelance photographer kidnapped in Syria was alive, as his family prepared to mark one year since his capture.Shiraaz Mahomed was kidnapped...

Toll from listeria outbreak in S.Africa reaches 61

8 January 2018 | 0 comments

The number of deaths from a year-long outbreak of listeriosis, caused by a food-borne bacteria, has jumped to 61, South Africa's health minister said on Monday.Listeriosis is caused by Listeria monocytogenes,...

SAfrica assembly to study impeachment procedure

7 January 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's parliament indicated Sunday it would this week deliberate procedures for presidential impeachment, as pressure mounts on embattled incumbent Jacob Zuma.The move came just days after the...

South Africa train crash death toll rises to 19

6 January 2018 | 0 comments

The death toll from one of South Africa's worst ever rail crashes has risen to 19 including four children, the authorities said Saturday.The passenger train, travelling from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg,...

S.Africa opens manslaughter probe over deadly train crash

5 January 2018 | 0 comments

South African police launched a manslaughter investigation Friday following a train crash that killed at least 18 people and injured 254 others in one of the country's worst ever rail disasters.The passenger...

18 dead, 254 injured as S.Africa train slams into truck

4 January 2018 | 0 comments

A passenger train smashed into a truck at a level crossing in South Africa on Thursday, killing at least 18 people, injuring 254 and throwing several carriages off the rails.Flames ripped through the...

Four dead, 40 injured in S.Africa train crash

4 January 2018 | 0 comments

At least four people were killed and scores injured in a train crash in South Africa on Thursday, medical services said, as witnesses reported that the train had collided with a truck.Images showed flames...



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