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White S.African workers to strike over perks for blacks

3 September 2018 | 0 comments

A South African trade union launched a protest Monday against plans by the country's Sasol chemicals company to exclude white staff from a new employee share-ownership scheme.Solidarity, which has mainly...

Blast at S.African munitions plant kills 8: official

3 September 2018 | 0 comments

Eight people were killed Monday in an explosion at a munitions factory near Cape Town in South Africa, a city official said. Local residents reported that nearby houses shook from the blast, which sent...

China's Xi offers $60 bn Africa aid, says 'no strings attached'

3 September 2018 | 0 comments

President Xi Jinping told African leaders Monday that China's investments on the continent have "no political strings attached", pledging $60 billion in new development financing, even as Beijing is increasingly...

S.Africa declares end of listeria outbreak that killed 200

3 September 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa on Monday declared an official end to the world's worst recorded listeria outbreak after it killed 216 people and sickened more than 1,000 since early 2017.Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi...

Court orders South Africa to recognise Muslim marriages

31 August 2018 | 0 comments

A court in South Africa ordered the government on Friday to change the law to formally recognise Muslim marriage for the first time to avoid being in breach of the constitution.Under the country's common...

Toll from S.Africa township clashes rises to four

31 August 2018 | 0 comments

The death toll from rioting and looting targeting foreign-owned businesses in Johannesburg's Soweto township earlier this week has risen to four, police said on Friday.Parts of the sprawling area of more...

Nigeria orders S.Africa's MTN to refund $8.13 bln

30 August 2018 | 0 comments

Nigeria's central bank has ordered South African telecoms giant MTN to refund $8.13 billion (6.96 billion euros) that it allegedly illegally repatriated and fined four banks involved in the transfer....

Two killed as foreign-owned shops targeted in S.Africa

29 August 2018 | 0 comments

Two people were killed on Wednesday in the South African township of Soweto, police said, in an outbreak of rioting and looting targeting foreign-owned shops.Attacks against foreigners in the country...

Mayin' Alive! British PM's dance moves dubbed the 'Maybot'

29 August 2018 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May's somewhat stiff dance moves won mixed reviews on Wednesday as she became an unlikely social media star with her "Maybot" manoeuvres.The PM got into the groove in Cape...

May vows post-Brexit UK will be leading investor in Africa

28 August 2018 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday pledged to prioritise investment in Africa as she started a visit to the continent to seek new trade deals during preparations to leave the European Union."By...

May vows post-Brexit UK will be leading investor in Africa

28 August 2018 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday pledged to prioritise investment in Africa as she started a three-nation visit to the continent to drum up trade deals ahead of leaving the European Union.But...

S.Africa ex-MP says businessman offered her a cabinet job

28 August 2018 | 0 comments

A former South African lawmaker told an anti-graft inquiry Tuesday how she was offered a cabinet position by a businessman accused of masterminding corruption under then-president Jacob Zuma.Vytjie Mentor...

Dutch jihadist suspect 'involved' in S.Africa kidnap: reports

27 August 2018 | 0 comments

A suspected Dutch jihadist is believed to have been involved in the deadly kidnapping of a British couple in South Africa and of contacting a top Islamic State group official, Dutch media reported Monday.The...

S.Africa drops Zuma's nuclear expansion dreams

27 August 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa confirmed on Monday it had scrapped plans to build a series of nuclear power stations, burying one of former president Jacob Zuma's most controversial policies.Zuma's nuclear expansion plan...

S.Africa says hopeful of peaceful DR Congo vote

27 August 2018 | 0 comments

Continental powerhouse South Africa on Monday expressed confidence that upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) would be peaceful after assurances from the authorities in the troubled...



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