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South Africa's Freedom Day protest held against Zuma

africanews - 1 hour ago
Some 2,000 people gathered in Pretoria on Thursday to demand Zuma's exit on the occasion of the “Freedom Day”, which marked the first free elections in the country's history in 1994 as...

Happy Freedom Day, South Africa!

Sojourners - 2 hours ago
I was privileged to work in the transition-to-democracy team in South Africa in 1994. I cast my early vote for Nelson Mandela on April 26 — 23 years ago yesterday. I worked with Madiba's team...

Gordhan praises Ramaphosa, backs state capture inquiry

News24 - 2 hours ago
Speaking at the South African Communist Party's Chris Hani Memorial Lecture at the Babs Madlakane Hall in KwaNobuhle, near Uitenhage, he called on the ANC to address the challenges it was facing,...

Rugby: All Black James Broadhurst retires after concussion issues

New Zealand Herald - 3 hours ago
All Blacks and Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst has retired from rugby due to the ongoing effects of concussion. The 29-year-old, who played his one test against South Africa in 2015, said it had...

Anti-Zuma protesters rally as South Africa honours 1994 election

Gulf Times - 3 hours ago
People hold a mock-coffin bearing the national flag and the face of Zuma during a rally organised yesterday by the newly formed 'Freedom Movement', which comprises of opposition parties,...

Ian von Memerty

Daily Maverick - 3 hours ago
Just as we have seen in America, where every new poorly prepared “executive order” from Trump has been stopped by the courts, showing him up to be the empty-headed blow-hard he is, so too in...

Unlocking the potential of South Africa's ocean economy

africanews - 3 hours ago
Apart from tourism, South Africa's waters have a huge potential for further boosting economic growth. The government is already undertaking an ambitious plan dubbed 'Operation Phakisa' a...

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Southern Africa – Disaster Response Fact Sheet #7, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

Reliefweb - 3 minutes ago
Above-average rainfall across much of Southern Africa from December 2016 to March 2017 has improved vegetation conditions and resulted in positive prospects for harvests, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network...

Namibian president calls on SADC to urgently address land issue

South African Broadcasting Corporation - 23 minutes ago
Namibian President Hage Geingob has called on Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states to urgently address the land question. He is on a three-day state visit to Zimbabwe. Geingob will also open the Zimbabwean International ...and...

Women empowerment vital to sustainable development

The Herald - 38 minutes ago
In Southern Africa, gender inequalities are manifested in the world of work as gender gaps in labour force participation and pay, occupational segregation, unequal working conditions and women's burden of unpaid domestic and care work,...

Stars Attend Unveiling of AFRIMA 2017 Calendar

News Ghana - 1 hour ago
The music, media and entertainment sectors of Southern Africa will also have a strong representation with the presence of Managing Director, Vth Season, Mr. Raphael Benza; Director, Vth Season, Ms. Ninel Musson; Founder Native Rhythms Productions,...

Crop-eating armyworm marches on, UN says Angola now hit

Eyewitness News - 5 hours ago
ROME – The fall armyworm - which decimates fields as it marches ever forward - has spread to Angola as the caterpillar eats its way through southern Africa, UN officials said on Thursday. With Angola the latest country affected, only Lesotho and island ...and...

Can tourism save the rhino?

The Globe and Mail - 8 hours ago
Two high-end safari companies have teamed up to relocate the endangered animals from South Africa to Botswana. Drew Gough explores whether a sustainable model for luxury travel can truly help conserve wildlife in southern Africa. DREW GOUGH.and...

Behind the Comparison of Zuma's South Africa and Mugabe's Zimbabwe

New York Times - 9 hours ago
Zimbabweans, she wanted my parents to know, were not so special, after all — and now Zimbabwe was doomed to the same downward economic trajectory as Zambia and other post-independence states in Southern Africa. It's an encounter I have often ...and...

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South Sudan: East African states, South Africa oppose Machar's return

africanews - 4 hours ago
Machar, who fled to Democratic Republic of Congo in August after fierce fighting in South Sudan, is being held in South Africa to prevent him from stirring up trouble, diplomatic and political sources told Reuters in December. Shearer, who heads a U.N. ...and...

The standard of fairness in South African law

a case for the petroleum industry - 7 hours ago
The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 is both vertically and horizontally applicable. Accordingly, a term of an agreement is not enforceable if it infringes one of the parties' constitutional rights. In addition, the South African...

10 incredible pictures that will remind you what Freedom Day is really about

YOU.co.za - 12 hours ago
Today exactly 23 years ago, South Africans voted in the country's first democratic election — a day we celebrate on Freedom Day, 27 April. Here are 10 iconic pictures to remind you what today's public holiday is really about. 1. Nelson Mandela is ...and...

Exercise of Long Term Incentive Plan Awards and subsequent sale of Shares by Directors of a Major Subsidiary

Business Day (registration) - 16 hours ago
Exercise of Long Term Incentive Plan Awards and subsequent sale of Shares by Directors of a Major Subsidiary HULAMIN LIMITED Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa (Registration number 1940/013924/06) ISIN: ZAE000096210 JSE Code:...

Notice confirming written consent of the noteholders

Business Day (registration) - 16 hours ago
Notice confirming written consent of the noteholders Hospitality Property Fund Limited (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) (Registration No. 2009/016487/06) Company code: HPAI (Approved as a REIT by the JSE) (“Hospitality” or “the...

Updated notice of annual general meeting

Business Day (registration) - 16 hours ago
Updated notice of annual general meeting Basil Read Holdings Limited Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa Registration Number 1984/007758/06 Share Code: BSR ISIN: ZAE 000029781 (“Basil Read”) or “the company”) UPDATED NOTICE...

Deepening our democracy

Fiji Times - 1 day ago
The Republic of South Africa's Freedom Day is celebrated each year on the 27th of April. It marks the day, 23 years ago, that millions of South Africans, many of whom voted for the first time, thus expressing their newly obtained democratic rights ...and...

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