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Black schoolgirls in South Africa are protesting against 'racist' hair policy

BT.com - 54 minutes ago
Young black women in South Africa are protesting against local high schools in response to an allegedly discriminatory policy on natural hair. This has, in turn, sparked a viral campaign on the issue...

S. Africa's Biggest Debt Manager Halts Loans to State Firms

Bloomberg - 58 minutes ago
Africa's biggest private fixed-income money manager will stop lending money to six of South Africa's largest state companies because it's concerned about how they are being run,...

John Legend teams up with South African artist Esther Mahlangu for a good cause

Channel 24 - 1 hour ago
Cape Town - South African artist Esther Mahlangu and American recording artist John Legend have joined forces with Belvedere Vodka to help fight Aids in Africa. Mahlangu's Ndabele artwork will be...

First Identical Twin Puppies Have Been Born in South Africa

TIME - 1 hour ago
An Irish wolfhound has given birth to what are believed to be the first identically genetic puppies in history. Veterinarian Kurt de Cramer was performing a Caesarean section on the dog in South...

South Africa's ANC Supports Gordhan, Asks Him to Cooperate with Investigation

The Wire - 2 hours ago
Johannesburg: South Africa's ruling party backed finance minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday but urged him to cooperate with police investigations, days after Gordhan declined to meet detectives...

'The issue of corruption is very high on South Africa's agenda'

Ekhuruleni mayor - 2 hours ago
Newly elected Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina says the issue of corruption is high on South Africa's agenda and "we should all be concerned". Speaking at a press briefing following...

Steyn reclaims No. 1 ranking in Tests

ESPNcricinfo.com - 2 hours ago
1 spot in the ICC Test bowlers' rankings after picking up match figures of 8 for 99 in South Africa's 204-run win over New Zealand in Centurion. Steyn went up two places in the rankings,...

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Africa Stands to Benefit From New Trade Deals and, Possibly, From Brexit

AllAfrica.com - 47 minutes ago
The agreement unites three existing trade blocs - the Southern African Development Community, the East Africa Community, and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. At least half of the member states are expected to ratify the tripartite ...and...

The yin and yang of King IV

CNBCAfrica.com - 2 hours ago
According to the Institute of Directors Southern Africa (IODSA), it is expected that the new King IV Report will only be completed in the second half of 2016. Providing for a two year period in respect of the drafting process and another year grace...

Southern Africa: Khama Hands Over SADC Chairmanship Badge

AllAfrica.com - 2 hours ago
Mbabane — The outgoing SADC chairperson, President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama handed over the chairperson badge. to King Mswati III during the official opening of the 36 ordinary summit of heads of state and government in Swaziland on ...and...

Riot police patrol Zimbabwe cities

News24 - 2 hours ago
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's spokesperson has laughed off reports that the veteran leader has abandoned the Southern African Developmental Community summit in Swaziland due to ill health. Zim activists vow to go ahead with anti-Mugabe ...and...

Southern Africa: Angola, South Africa Want Cooperation Agriculture Field

AllAfrica.com - 3 hours ago
Kuito — South African ambassador to Angola Fannie Mfana Phakola Tuesday in Luanda expressed his country's willingness and availability to cooperate with Angola in the field of agriculture. The South African diplomat was speaking to Angop in...

Telkom to unveil 4.5G mobile technology at SATNAC

CNBCAfrica.com - 3 hours ago
SATNAC, the annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, will be hosted by Telkom next week, in partnership with sponsors from the industry. This year's event will be held from 4 to 7 September at Fancourt in George ...and...

Telkom to launch 4.5G

MyBroadband - 4 hours ago
Telkom will unveil 4.5G technology at its annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC). SATNAC is from 4 to 7 September in George, and will focus on “Broadband Evolution – Unlocking the Internet of Things”.and...

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Ismail Lagardien: Bankrupting SA an option

Herald live - 7 hours ago
In a generation from now, we might have a hollow shell of a country, marked by dens of iniquity, pockets of excellence, privilege and prosperity (barring any likely secessionist efforts), but the Republic of South Africa will remain. This is not a...

South Africa: Premier Willies Mchunu Welcomes Mr Zhu Xiaodan, Governor of Guangdong Province, China

AllAfrica.com - 23 hours ago
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has welcomed to the province His Excellency Zhu Xiaodan, the Governor of Guangdong Province, from the People's Republic of China. The governor was received at the King Shaka International Airport today by...

South Africa: Presidency Responds to Media On Chinese Meeting

AllAfrica.com - 1 day ago
In response to media queries, The Presidency wishes to correct the erroneous impression created by a Johannesburg newspaper that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has met "with officials from the Chinese Communist Party, who allegedly raised concern ...and...

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the 39th FIDH Congress Expresses Solidarity and Support With Human Rights Defenders - 2 days ago
Paris — The 39th FIDH Congress, meeting in Johannesburg (Republic of South Africa) from 25 to 27 August 2016, wishes to express its solidarity and its support with human rights defenders in Zimbabwe. Whereas Zimbabwe persistently invokes vague...

Urgent Motion on Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean - 3 days ago
The 39th FIDH Congress, meeting in Johannesburg (Republic of South Africa) from 25 to 27 August 2016, wishes to express its solidarity and its support with human rights defenders in...

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

Inc42 Magazine (press release) (blog) - 5 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 - 5 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...

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