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South Africa: SABC Refuses to Hand Over Documents to Parliament Inquiry

AllAfrica.com - 53 minutes ago
The SABC has refused to hand over ten of 15 requested documents to Parliament's ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of its board, MPs heard on Wednesday. Ad hoc committee chairperson...

South Africa's Steinhoff to double stores in eastern Europe in 5 ...

Reuters - 1 hour ago
The furniture company, which targets value-conscious shoppers, has been scooping up assets in Europe, where it makes the bulk of its profit to offset weakness in South Africa, where consumers are...

Viljoen's Derbyshire deal adds to South Africa exodus

ESPNcricinfo.com - 1 hour ago
Hardus Viljoen, the bullish Highveld Lions fast-bowler who played one Test match for South Africa against England, has signed a Kolpak deal with Derbyshire for three-years. Viljoen is the second...

South Africa's Steinhoff to double stores in eastern Europe in 5 years

Reuters Africa - 2 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Steinhoff plans to double its clothing stores in eastern Europe to 2,000 in the next five years, its chief executive said on Wednesday, extending the South African...

MCC accuses Faf du Plessis of 'flagrantly' cheating in ball-tampering row

The Guardian - 2 hours ago
Faf du Plessis's pleas of innocence over ball tampering have been met with a withering assessment from the MCC World Cricket Committee with the body's head of cricket, John Stephenson, saying...

Nomadic leatherback turtles from iSimangaliso Wetland Park South Africa settle in Mozambique Channel

International Business Times UK - 2 hours ago
But new research suggests that some leatherbacks have settled at a spot off the coast of Mozambique, with half of a population originally from South Africa abandoning their long nomadic journeys to...

ASTONISHING CLAIM: Christian pastor claims to have brought back boy from the dead

Express.co.uk - 2 hours ago
Shot in a church in the capital city of Pretoria, in the north of South Africa, a video shows the pastor apparently encapsulated with the power of God. Held up by the pastor, controversial prophet...

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Southern Madagascar to suffer drought impact into 2017

New Jersey Herald - 58 minutes ago
Southern Africa has been experiencing its most severe drought in about 35 years because of the El Nino climate phenomenon, leaving millions of people across the region in need of food aid. Southern Madagascar, which had already suffered drought for ...and...

Malawi: Thirsty for power, hungry for food

The Africa Report - 1 hour ago
Southern Africa has experienced a major drought that began in 2015. Electricity was severely rationed when the Shire slowed to a trickle in similar circumstances in 1997. Last December saw the lake at its lowest level since 1997, and 2016 is trending...

How the EU could spur African growth, instead of making more bad trade deals

Huffington Post - 1 hour ago
After nearly a decade of negotiations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), comprising Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland, signed the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the 28 members states of the...

World Bank Injects $122 million to Tackle TB in Southern Africa including Malawi

The Maravi Post - 2 hours ago
Maputo, December 7, 2016— Following the approval by the World Bank Board in May of this year of US$122 million worth of financial assistance to tackle the scourge of Tuberculosis (TB) in some of Southern Africa's high burden TB countries...

Kenya: AU Top Job

Tanzania to Back Kenya's Amina but Options Abound - 3 hours ago
Foreign Affairs Minister Augustine Mahiga said Tanzania in principle supports the candidature of Ms Mohamed, who has been endorsed by East Africa Community and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa economic blocs. However, Dr Mahiga ...and...

Zimbabwe: Munyonga Re-Elected Anti-Doping Boss

AllAfrica.com - 4 hours ago
The Warriors team doctor has over the last few years seen his international profile grow in leaps and in the last week, Munyonga was handed the mandate of leading Southern Africa's battle against doping. In an era in which many high-profile athletes...

New life for South Sudan refugees in Nyumanzi, Uganda

Aljazeera.com - 5 hours ago
Originally from southern Uganda, Namatende, migrated northwards in 2015, and set up her mobile money business in Nyumanzi. She borrowed 3 million shillings ($870) from a local bank and repaid it within 18 months, becoming self-reliant and independent.and...

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New York National Guard hosts US-South African exercise planning

United States Army Africa - 6 hours ago
New York has been a partner with the Republic of South Africa since 2003 for combined training and shared military to military activities through the National Guard's State Partnership Program. New York volunteered to host this year's gathering because ...and...

President Zuma congratulates President-elect Adama Barrow of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia

BusinessGhana - 11 hours ago
President Zuma has today, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, congratulated President-elect Adama Barrow on his election as President of The Gambia following presidential elections that were held on 01 December 2016. President ...and...

Jain's 'Makeba' Music Video Displays Incredibly Creative Thinking in South African Culture

Fstoppers - 13 hours ago
Jain is a musician from France, but she's lived all over the world during her teens, from Dubai to the Republic of Congo and even in South Africa, where the music video for 'Makeba' was shot. The song's name is a reference to Miriam Makeba, a well ...and...

World watched Irish marriage equality vote 'with bated breath', judge says

Irish Times - 20 hours ago
The marriage equality referendum was “watched with bated breath” around the world, a judge of South Africa's highest court has said during a trip to the Republic. Justice Edwin Cameron has sat on South Africa's Constitutional Court since 2009 -...

South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Congratulates President-Elect Adama Barrow of the Islamic Republic of the Gambia

AllAfrica.com - 23 hours ago
President Zuma has today, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, congratulated President-elect Adama Barrow on his election as President of The Gambia following presidential elections that were held on 1 December 2016. President ...and...

BRICS countries swear to automatic sharing of tax information

Indiainfoline - 1 day ago
The Heads of Revenue of the BRICS countries, namely the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa held a meeting on December 5-6, 2016 in Mumbai to ...and...

South Africa: Remembering Madiba

Time for a United SA - 1 day ago
Pretoria — Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a united South Africa where all citizens work together to build a non-racial and non-sexist society. The Deputy ... "The Constitution is not only the supreme law of the Republic. It also ...and...

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