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S.Africa's opposition launches campaign ahead of next year vote

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Saturday launched its campaign ahead of highly contested elections due next year.DA leader Mmusi Maimane told several thousands...

S.Africa rhino poaching drops by a quarter

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

The number of rhino killed for their horns by poachers in South Africa dipped by 26 percent in the first eight months of the year, officials said on Friday.But the rate of elephant poaching climbed nearly...

S.Africa unveils raft of reforms to revive moribund economy

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday unveiled a raft of measures as part of an economic stimulus plan to boost investor confidence after South Africa entered a recession in the second quarter of this year.The...

S.African ex-councillor charged for racially abusing president

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

A former city councillor has been arrested and charged with making racial insults after he abused South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in a video posted on social media, police said on Thursday.The...

Chinese gangs behind S.Africa's abalone decline: report

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Demand for abalone by Chinese gangs has caused South Africa's stocks of the marine molluscs to be depleted at a record rate, costing the country $60 million (51.35 million euros) annually, a report has...

Italy expels S.African who flew drone near Vatican

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

A South African man has been ordered to leave Italy after flying his drone near the Vatican, Italian police said on Wednesday.Police arrested the 25-year-old as he flew his drone over the main Via della...

S.Africa euthanasia activist charged with murder

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

A campaigner for the legalisation of euthanasia in South Africa has been charged with murder relating to the death of a man in 2013, police said on Wednesday.Sean Davison, who founded right-to-die organisation...

Legalised pot spots: a rarity around the world

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

A ruling by South Africa's top court Tuesday legalising the personal use of cannabis puts the nation on course to become one of only a few to legalise cannabis for recreational purposes.The Constitutional...

S.Africa's top trade union gets first woman president

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's largest trade union federation on Tuesday elected a woman president, a first for the 33-year-old labour movement that helped lead the fight against apartheid.Zingiswa Losi, 42, was nominated...

S.Africa's top court to rule on cannabis legalisation

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's top court will rule Tuesday on whether private cannabis use should be legal, the climax of a case that has pitted officials against marijuana advocates and the judiciary.A court in the...

Anger as rhino trade kingpin released from S.African jail

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Conservationists expressed shock Monday after a Thai kingpin of the illegal rhino horn trade was released from jail in South Africa after serving just six years of his 40-year sentence.Chumlong Lemtongthai...

South Africa superbug kills six newborns

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

An outbreak of the Klebsiella pneumonia superbug that killed six newborns at a government hospital in Johannesburg has forced medics to close the facility's neo-natal and maternity wards.The Thelle Mogoerane...

UN agrees global plan to battle TB ahead of first-ever summit

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

UN member-states on Friday agreed on a global plan to step up the fight against tuberculosis, the world's number one killer among infectious diseases, settling a row with the United States over access...

Zombies stalk Johannesburg at Africa's first Comic Con

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Dressed as zombies, superheroes, villainous ogres and masked angels, thousands of fans flocked to Africa's first Comic Con on Friday for the start of the three-day event outside Johannesburg.Tickets for...

Workers can't be fired for anti-apartheid song: S.Africa court

13 September 2018 | 0 comments

South African workers sacked for singing allegedly offensive anti-apartheid struggle songs during a strike should not have been dismissed, the country's top court ruled Thursday.Duncanmec, which makes...



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