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Drought-hit Cape Town should cut down 'alien' trees: study

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

The South African city of Cape Town, which nearly ran out of water this year, could beat future droughts by cutting down non-native trees including pine, acacia and eucalyptus, according to a study released...

S.Africa's Zuma seeks to have corruption case scrapped

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma on Friday lodged a court application to try to have quashed $2.5-billion corruption case linked to a 1990s arms deal, state prosecutors said.Zuma has been charged...

Trump to nominate handbag designer as S.Africa ambassador

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump has said he will nominate South African-born luxury handbag designer Lana Marks as the new ambassador to Pretoria, filling a post that has been vacant for nearly two years.Relations...

HRW denounces Angola's expulsion of 400,000 Congolese

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

A global rights watchdog on Thursday called on Angola to halt mass deportations after more than 400,000 migrants mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo fled or were expelled from Angola in just...

S.Africa lawmakers' panel backs constitution change on land

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

A South African parliamentary committee on Thursday backed changing the constitution to support land being taken from its owners without compensation, in the latest step of a heated battle to address...

S.Africa public broadcaster says no wages by March

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's cash-strapped public broadcaster on Tuesday warned it would be unable to pay its workers by March if it fails to secure a loan.South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) directors told...

S.Africa court orders liquidation of graft-hit bank

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A South African high court on Tuesday ordered the liquidation of a bank that collapsed after being looted by politically well-connected individuals and businesses.The collapse of VBS has been one of the...

Protests at Joburg zoo over widowed elephant

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Johannesburg Zoo is under mounting pressure to send a lonely elephant to an animal sanctuary after her male companion died last month.Protestors dressed in elephant costumes have been demonstrated at...

S.Africa to hold elections in May 2019

7 November 2018 | 0 comments

South Africans will head to polls in May 2019, officials said Wednesday, with President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling ANC party seeking to reverse growing voter discontent over the weak economy.The ANC,...

Dane arrested in S.Africa over 15 mln euro social security scam

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

A woman who worked for Denmark's social security agency has been arrested in South Africa accused of defrauding the service of 15 million euros ($17 million), prosecutors said Monday.The woman, who was...

S.African minister in leaked sex video rejects calls to quit

4 November 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's embattled home affairs minister said Sunday he would not resign after the country's public standards watchdog said he lied under oath and following the leaking of a private sex video."I'm...

South African president fires tax boss

1 November 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday sacked the head of the country's tax collection agency, an ally of scandal-tainted former leader Jacob Zuma, said the presidency.The president dismissed...

S.Africa to probe Rwanda ex-spy chief mysterious murder

1 November 2018 | 0 comments

An inquest into the death of an exiled Rwandan ex-spy chief who was found strangled in a luxury Johannesburg hotel in 2014 will open in January, a South African court official said Thursday.Patrick Karegeya,...

S.Africa president vows renewed ANC will hold power

1 November 2018 | 0 comments

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said the ruling ANC party had emerged from "a very dark period" under his predecessor Jacob Zuma but would bounce back to win next year's election.Ramaphosa,...

Cape Town mayor quits amid row in S. Africa opposition

31 October 2018 | 0 comments

The mayor of South Africa's second city of Cape Town resigned on Wednesday, amid a bitter dispute roiling the country's main opposition in the runup to 2019 elections.Patricia De Lille vowed she would...



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