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Six killed in attack on S.Africa police station

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

An armed gang stormed into a rural police station in South Africa on Wednesday and stole firearms in an attack that left five officers and a soldier dead, police said.The robbers entered the police station...

South Africa braces for tough budget

21 February 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa braces for a tough budget speech Wednesday amid renewed optimism spurred by the country's new reformist president who has promised to drive the economy out of the doldrums.Cyril Ramaphosa...

S.Africa's Ramaphosa wants Marikana massacre 'atonement' role

20 February 2018 | 0 comments

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Tuesday he wanted "healing and atonement" following the 2012 massacre of 34 striking workers at a mine run by Lonmin where he was a director.Ramaphosa has...

Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9

20 February 2018 | 0 comments

Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news Tuesday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 -- a month later than last forecast.But Capetonians...

Zuma ally fights S.Africa graft probe

19 February 2018 | 0 comments

A linchpin of South Africa's Gupta business family, which has been closely associated with ex- president Jacob Zuma, fought back Monday against a corruption probe by contesting an assets freeze.Atul Gupta...

S.Africa's main airport evacuated in bomb scare

19 February 2018 | 0 comments

Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo airport, Africa's largest, was evacuated on Monday and passengers forced to wait for two hours to return after South African officials identified a suspect bag.Images of the...

S. Africa widens hunt for Zuma allies to India, China

18 February 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa has widened a corruption probe into allies of ex-president Jacob Zuma to other countries including India, China and Dubai, the police minister said Sunday.Fikile Mbalula made the announcement...

1995 rugby union World Cup final referee Morrison recalls South Africa 'tra...

16 February 2018 | 0 comments

The man in charge of the 1995 World Cup final referee recalled the "extraordinary transformation" in South Africa after receiving a public honour from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II for his services to...

'New dawn' for S.Africa, says new president Ramaphosa

16 February 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday hailed "a new dawn" for the country in his first policy speech after Jacob Zuma's bruising nine-year term came to an end."We should...

South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa: key dates

16 February 2018 | 0 comments

Key dates in the life of South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa:- November 17, 1952: Born in Soweto township west of Johannesburg to a policeman and a domestic worker.- 1974: Ramaphosa, a law student,...

S.Africa new president to stamp his mark in key speech

16 February 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's newly-minted president, Cyril Ramphosa, will deliver his first major policy speech Friday, seizing the chance to offer the country a fresh start after nine bruising years under Jacob Zuma.The...

S.Africa's Ramaphosa vows to 'turn the tide' on corruption

16 February 2018 | 0 comments

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used his first full day in office Friday to vow to "turn the tide on corruption" after allegations of graft dominated the nine-year reign of his predecessor Jacob...

Archbishop Tutu quits Oxfam role over charity's sex scandal

15 February 2018 | 0 comments

Retired archbishop and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu announced Thursday that he had quit his role as an ambassador for Oxfam after the British charity was hit by sexual misconduct allegations."The Archbishop...

Leaders forced out over legal troubles

15 February 2018 | 0 comments

Jacob Zuma stood down as South African president after nine years in power marked by corruption scandals and court action. Here are some other world leaders forced out of office facing legal charges.-...

S.Africa parliament to elect Ramaphosa as president Thursday

15 February 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's parliament will elect Cyril Ramaphosa as the country's new president on Thursday, the ruling ANC party said, after Jacob Zuma resigned in a late-night television address.The African National...



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