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South Africa's 2016 Wheat Crop to Climb 17% as Cape Gets Rains

Bloomberg - 18 minutes ago
South Africa's wheat crop is set to climb 17 percent this year as rains eased drought conditions in the biggest growing province, prompting farmers to plant the cereal over a larger area. Growers...

Business Backs Gordhan as South African Police Intensify Probe

Bloomberg - 27 minutes ago
Business leaders have rallied around South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as he faces police investigations into allegations that he oversaw the establishment of an illicit investigative...

SA Population Balloons to 55.91 Million

AllAfrica.com - 53 minutes ago
South Africa's population is estimated to be 55.91 million of which 51% are female, according to Statistics South Africa's mid-year calculations. Announcing the figures at a media conference...

Tackling Air Quality Prediction in South Africa With Machine Learning

IEEE Spectrum - 2 hours ago
The latest is Johannesburg, South Africa, where computer engineer Tapiwa M. Chiwewe at the newly opened IBM Research lab is adapting IBM's air quality prediction software to local needs and...

South Africa: President Has Full Confidence in Minister Gordhan

AllAfrica.com - 2 hours ago
This comes after concerns were expressed by individuals and organisations in society about the reported investigation by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) involving the...

Desmond Tutu admitted to hospital in South Africa

BreakingNews.ie - 2 hours ago
South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital for treatment of a recurring infection, according to his family foundation. The...

South Africa: Desmond Tutu Back in Hospital With 'Infection'

Newsweek - 2 hours ago
South African former archbishop Desmond Tutu has been re-admitted to hospital with a recurring infection, his daughter said in a statement. The veteran anti-apartheid campaigner, 84, admitted himself...

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South Africa: President Zuma can't intervene in Pravin Gordhan probe

The Africa Report - 2 hours ago
South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday he backs Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan but cannot intervene in a police investigation over a suspected spy unit at the tax service, signalling a prolonged tussle that could rock markets further. The ...and...

Southern Africa: SADC

Up-Scaling Regional Integration - 3 hours ago
Regional cooperation and regional integration are two different concepts although somehow related. In regional cooperation, countries agree to cooperate in certain things like transnational crime, agriculture, education, health infrastructure etc. In...

Southern Africa: SADC Overhauls Secretariat

AllAfrica.com - 3 hours ago
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is reviewing its organisational structure to ensure that it adequately responds to new and emerging issues in the region's revised development blueprint. An extraordinary SADC Summit held in Harare, ...and...

Southern Africa: Angola Takes Over SADC Vice Chair

Foreign Minister - 5 hours ago
Luanda — Angola will become vice president of the organ for politics, defence and security of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and chair the body next year, said Wednesday the Foreign Affairs minister, Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti.and...

CAF: Zamalek draw Wydad, Zesco pair Sundowns in CL semis

africanews - 5 hours ago
Five-time winners, Zamalek of Egypt will face Moroccan giants Wydad Athletic Club for a place in the final against the winner of the all-Southern African affair between surprise packets, Zesco United of Zambia and South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns.and...

Newly elected Mayors should focus on small business growth

BizNis Africa - 7 hours ago
That's according to Anton Van Heerden, Sage South and Southern Africa EVP and Managing Director, who says that he is highly encouraged by the support several mayors have already pledged for small businesses in their constituencies. “Before the local ...and...

Botswana: Games Promote Friendship

AllAfrica.com - 8 hours ago
Gaborone — Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) president Joshua Gaotlhobogwe says the Confederation of School Sports Associations of Southern Africa (COSSASA) Ball Games should be used to promote friendship amongst players from...

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South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu back in hospital

The Republic - 8 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG — South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital for treatment of a recurring infection, according to his family foundation. The 84-year-old Nobel Peace Prize ...and...

South Africa backs Pravin's Hawks rebuff

Independent Online - 9 hours ago
Cape Town - It seems South Africa has come out in support of Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan's refusal to present himself to the Hawks. The Head of the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation, Major-General Berning Ntlemeza, had summoned him to ...and...

President Zuma sends condolences to Italy following Deadly Earthquake

EIN News (press release) - 1 day ago
President Jacob Zuma, has today, Wednesday, 24 August 2016, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, extended the country's deepest condolences to the Republic of Italy following the earthquake that struck central Italy, in the ...and...

Thirty-Seven South African Students head to Beijing

AfricanBrains - 1 day ago
The students will be heading to China at the end of August as part of an educational exchange program between South Africa and the People's Republic of China. The chosen thirty-seven will be continuing their studies in areas such as engineering...

South Africa: Presidency On Preparations for Special Funeral of Reverend Makhenkesi Stofile

AllAfrica.com - 1 day ago
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the eulogy at the funeral, replacing President Jacob Zuma, who will travel to Nairobi, in the Republic of Kenya to participate in the 6th Summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development ...and...

Turkey targets Gulen-inspired projects around the world

The Republic - 1 day ago
JOHANNESBURG — In past years, big names in South Africa picked up the annual Gulen Peace Award, a local accolade inspired by a Turkish preacher who has been blamed by Turkey for an attempted coup last month. Both Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu ...and...

Ross Poultry Breeders Celebrates 45 Years as Ross Distributor in South Africa

ThePoultrySite.com - 2 days ago
Astral recently hosted a group of Aviagen® executives for a meeting at its headquarters in Pretoria to recognize Ross Poultry Breeders significant contribution to the success of the Ross brand in Republic of South Africa. Aviagen CEO Jan Henriksen...

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