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S.Africa opposition calls bank fraud claims 'madness'

16 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's radical opposition EFF party said on Tuesday that fraud claims against a top leader were politically motivated to discredit it ahead of crunch polls due in 2019.The far-left Economic Freedom...

Zimbabwe says VP in S.Africa to treat blast injuries

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is in South Africa receiving treatment for injuries sustained during a blast at a ruling party rally in June, state media reported Monday.A grenade blast...

S.Africa president denies ignoring fraud at failed bank

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday denied accusations that he ignored widespread looting and financial misconduct at a major retail bank that collapsed weeks after he came into office.VBS...

S.Africa's Ramaphosa promises to accelerate land reform

14 October 2018 | 0 comments

President President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday symbolically handed back land to a community of black South Africans who were forcibly removed from it under apartheid and promised to accelerate land reform."We...

S. African newspaper apologises for 'tainted' scoops

14 October 2018 | 0 comments

One of South Africa's leading newspapers admitted Sunday it had run "tainted" scoops during the presidency of Jacob Zuma which turned out to be largely false, but insisted it had been the victim of political...

S.Africa opposition politician rejects graft claims

13 October 2018 | 0 comments

A leading politician from the radical opposition in South Africa on Saturday denied allegations he was involved in a fraud scheme at a collapsed bank at the centre of a corruption scandal.VBS Mutual collapsed...

S.Africa's apartheid-era foreign minister Pik Botha dies aged 86

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

Former South African foreign minister Roelof "Pik" Botha, whose long career in government straddled both the apartheid era and the presidency of Nelson Mandela, has died aged 86, his son said Friday.Botha...

S.Africa's Tutu back home after two weeks in hospital

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

South African anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu, 87, has returned home after a two-week stay in hospital, his office said Friday, adding he was "re-gathering his strength".The retired archbishop, who celebrated...

South Africa finance minister resigns over graft testimony

9 October 2018 | 0 comments

South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene resigned Tuesday over undisclosed meetings with a business family at the heart of a corruption scandal, dealing a blow to President Cyril Ramaphosa.Nene was...

19 in S.Africa court over mosque attack, bomb scares

8 October 2018 | 0 comments

Nineteen suspects appeared in a South African court on Monday over a fatal knife attack at a mosque and several explosive devices placed in shops in the coastal city of Durban.The hearing was held "in...

Namibian to sharpen land expropriation rules

5 October 2018 | 0 comments

Namibia will expropriate land owned by foreign absentee landlords and will redefine fair compensation in the coming months, the country's president said Friday.President Hage Geingob made the promise...

In a first, HIV-positive mother donates liver to save her child's life

4 October 2018 | 0 comments

Faced with the only chance to save a child's life, doctors in South Africa have performed a medical first -- transplanting part of the liver from a HIV-positive mother into her HIV-negative child, it...

CORRECTED: HIV-positive mother donates liver to save her child's life

4 October 2018 | 0 comments

Faced with the only chance to save a child's life, doctors in South Africa have performed a medical first -- transplanting part of the liver from a HIV-positive mother to her HIV-negative child, it was...

S.African finance minister testifies against Zuma over graft

3 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's finance minister gave damning testimony Wednesday against former president Jacob Zuma, accusing him of pushing policies designed to benefit the wealthy family at the heart of a government...

S.Africa changes mining code to boost black ownership

27 September 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa on Thursday unveiled a raft of changes to a controversial mining bill which is to raise black ownership of mining companies from 26 percent to 30 percent.Mineral Resources Minister Gwede...



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