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Africa's Biggest Economies Stall on Politics, Commodity Slump

Bloomberg - 2 hours ago
The global slump in commodity prices and weak demand from the continent's main export partners have hit Nigeria, Africa's second-largest oil producer, and South Africa, where mining produce...

South African students protest school hair rules

Atlanta Journal Constitution - 5 hours ago
PRETORIA, South Africa — A group of black girls in South Africa are fighting to wear their hair naturally. "The system did not allow for black girls to have Afros. It wasn't written in the...

Cricket: Quinton de Kock as a Test opener, an idea worth padding up for

Daily Maverick - 4 hours ago
That was Quinton de Kock's assessment of the prospect of being promoted up the batting order in future, right after he'd done a sterling job for South Africa on day one of the second Test...

Proteas on top but Black Caps fight back

cricket.com.au - 4 hours ago
South Africa held on to a strong position despite a top-order batting collapse in their second innings on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand on Monday. South Africa were 6-105 at...

Proteas bowler Dale Steyn accuses Black Caps star Neil Wagner of lacking courage in Pretoria test

Stuff.co.nz - 5 hours ago
Wagner collected five wickets with some fierce fast-paced bowling for New Zealand and was then, predictably, on the receiving end of something similar when the Black Caps scored a paltry 214 in reply...

Recap: Black Caps v South Africa

second test, day three - 8 hours ago
Black Caps captain Kane Williamson takes a run in the second test against South Africa. A big day of batting ahead for the Black Caps as they chase a big first innings deficit against South Africa on...

604 Qataris visited South Africa since January, says envoy

Gulf Times - 6 hours ago
He also said the embassy has observed an increase in the number of families travelling to South Africa recently. “And they are attracted to the sea, our food and lifestyle, the safaris, and hunting...

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Editorial Comment: Prepare early for farming season

Chronicle - 3 hours ago
ZIMBABWE and the rest of the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) are coming to the end of a devastating drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon and with forecasters predicting a normal to above normal rainfall season ahead, ...and...

Southern Africa to Get Rainfall Respite as Drought Seen Easing

AgWeb - 5 hours ago
Southern Africa, coming out of what the United Nations called its worst drought in 35 years, will mainly receive above-normal rainfall in the wet season starting October, according to a forecast from the region's trade bloc. Most countries spanning ...and...

4 Reasons Now is the Time to Go to Africa

TravelPulse - 5 hours ago
“Or you go to Southern Africa and experience the Big Five,” said Banda. “Or you could go to Botswana in the delta when the delta floods and have a water-and-land safari. When the delta floods the animals behave very differently. The predator-prey...

Southern Africa: SADC Striving for Food Security, Targets Improved Agricultural Productivity

AllAfrica.com - 9 hours ago
Mbabane — The food security situation in southern Africa has remained subdued over the past few years due to a variety of factors, hampering efforts to deepen integration and promote sustainable development. According to the Southern African ...and...

Southern Africa: Reed Dance – A Cultural Event That Has Withstood Test of Time

AllAfrica.com - 9 hours ago
Mbabane — One of the activities to be held on the sidelines of the 36th SADC Summit currently underway in Mbabane, the Kingdom of Swaziland is the annual Reed Dance. An estimated 100,000 young girls have registered to take part in this cultural ...and...

South African airlines asks lenders for $1bn

The Africa Report - 13 hours ago
South Africa's cash-strapped national carrier plans to raise 16 billion rand ($1 billion) from banks and other financial institutions, a newspaper notice showed, days after saying it could pay its debts. State-owned South African Airlines is seeking ...and...

Southern Africa: SACU Revenue Sharing Formula Viable

Academic - 13 hours ago
The successful revenue sharing among member states of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is one of the most prominent evidence that the regional trade bloc is working. This observation was made by Professor Clement Ng'ong'ola of...

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South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal, Guangdon Explore Economic Cooperation

AllAfrica.com - 19 hours ago
"The Presidency feels obliged, in view of the media reports, to make it clear that the courtesy call was directed at consolidating existing bilateral relations between South Africa and the People's Republic of China." It said the suggestion that the ...and...

South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Arrives in Kenya to Attend Tokyo International Conference On African ...

AllAfrica.com - 2 days ago
President Jacob Zuma has today, 26 August 2016, arrived in Nairobi, in the Republic of Kenya, to participate in the 6th Summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). Yesterday, the President could not travel as his ...and...

South Africa: Government Unlocks Potential for Township Economy

AllAfrica.com - 2 days ago
Cape Town — Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has launched EZASE-KASI Business Fridays, a massive campaign aimed at supporting township economies. Speaking at the programme's launch in ...and...

South Africa's Net1 To Invest $40 Mn In Mobikwik To Enter Indian Market

Inc42 Magazine (press release) (blog) - 4 days ago
The Company operates market-leading payment processors in South Africa and the Republic of Korea. Through Transact24, Net1 offers debit, credit and prepaid processing and issuing services for Visa, MasterCard and ChinaUnionPay in China and other ...and...

Kikwete on SADC's origins

Mmegi Online - 4 days ago
At the Summit in Maseru, Lesotho in 1994, President Nelson Mandela of the Republic of South Africa was appointed Chairman for three years. After that, the SADC Chairmanship became rotational on annual basis. The nine SADCC member states aspired to ...and...

President Zuma , President El-bashir, Felix Mutati and Sikota Wina congratulates Lungu

Lusaka Times - 4 days ago
''I have the honour to convey to Your Excellency, on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, sincere congratulations on your reelection as the President of the Republic of Zambia,'' President Zuma said. And Sudanese ...and...

Tiger taken from 'world's worst zoo' arrives in South Africa

The Republic - 5 days ago
JOHANNESBURG — A Bengal tiger rescued from what activists have called “the worst zoo in the world” arrived in South Africa for a new home Thursday, after living in a small cage in Gaza alongside another tiger's stuffed corpse. The nine-year-old male, ...and...

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