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Ramaphosa says national unity depends on land reform

19 May 2018 | 0 comments

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday urged greater progress in land redistribution for the sake of national unity, saying not enough had been done since the end of apartheid."Without the...

Pentecostal pastor sentenced in S.Africa over gay slurs

18 May 2018 | 0 comments

A South African Pentecostal pastor was handed a 30-day suspended jail term on Friday for repeatedly making homophobic comments, including a suggestion that gays be locked in cages like animals.Oscar Bougardt...

Death toll from S.Africa listeria outbreak tops 200

17 May 2018 | 0 comments

The death toll from the world's worst-ever listeria outbreak in South Africa has risen to over 200, according to latest official statistics seen on Thursday.Since January 2017, at least 204 people are...

S.Africa recalls Israel ambassador over Gaza deaths: statement

14 May 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa recalled its ambassador to Israel on Monday after at least 52 Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli forces during protests over the US embassy opening in Jerusalem."Given the indiscriminate...

Israeli forces kill 55 in Gaza clashes as US opens Jerusalem embassy

14 May 2018 | 0 comments

Israeli forces killed 55 Palestinians on the Gaza border in the conflict's bloodiest day in years on Monday as clashes and protests coincided with the deeply controversial opening of the US embassy in...

Beyond Mandela: comrades take spotlight in Cannes documentary

14 May 2018 | 0 comments

Half a century after the historic trial at which Nelson Mandela escaped the gallows, one of his fellow former prisoners walked the Cannes red carpet Monday for the premiere of a documentary about those...

Suspected bomb found at S.African mosque days after knife attack

13 May 2018 | 0 comments

A South African mosque where worshippers were stabbed last week in an attack which police said displayed elements of extremism, was Sunday evacuated after a suspected bomb was found inside, police and...

S.Africa lensman who took iconic Soweto uprising photo dies

13 May 2018 | 0 comments

A South African photographer, who captured the iconic black-and-white picture of a dying 13-year-old activist shot by apartheid police during the 1976 Soweto uprising, has died.Sam Nzima died at the age...

S. African national govt to run strife-torn province

13 May 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's national government is to take over the administration of North West province where riots over corruption forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short a trip abroad, parliament said Sunday.The...

Imam dead in S.Africa mosque attack, 2 others injured

10 May 2018 | 0 comments

Armed attackers struck a mosque outside the South African city of Durban on Thursday, stabbing to death an imam and injuring two others in a country known for its peaceful religious relations.Three men...

Three injured in knife attack on S.Africa mosque: security company

10 May 2018 | 0 comments

Attackers armed with guns and knives struck a mosque outside the South African city of Durban on Thursday, slashing the throats of three people and seriously injuring them, a private security company...

Zuma ally sent on leave after S.Africa riots

9 May 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's ruling ANC party Wednesday sent a provincial premier on forced leave after his alleged corruption sparked violent riots, as President Cyril Ramaphosa struggles to impose control over the...

OCP reclaims phosphate cargo after S.Africa legal dispute

8 May 2018 | 0 comments

Morocco's phosphate industry giant OCP on Tuesday announced it had recovered a 55,000-tonnes cargo "for a symbolic one dollar" after a legal dispute with South Africa.Otmane Bennani Smires, the company's...

S.Africa's Cape Town mayor sacked by own party

8 May 2018 | 0 comments

The mayor of Cape Town, South Africa's second largest city, was ousted by her own party on Tuesday after her administration came under fire over mismanagement and alleged corruption."Patricia de Lille...

S.African car thieves drive into Mandela's ex-jail

7 May 2018 | 0 comments

Suspected car thieves fleeing police in South Africa drove straight into the grounds of a notorious maximum-security prison that once held Nelson Mandela, police said Monday.A police patrol spotted the...



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