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South Africa opposition rocked by colonialism tweet

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's main opposition party was plunged into a racism dispute on Thursday after a provincial leader tweeted that colonialism had brought benefits including clean water.Helen Zille, former leader...

S.Africa's Marikana victims offered $91 mln in damages

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

The South African government on Wednesday said it was offering to pay 1.17 billion rand ($91 billion) in compensation to victims of a 2012 police shooting that left 34 mineworkers dead and dozens wounded."The...

Four arrested over $1.8mn robbery at S. Africa airport

14 March 2017 | 0 comments

Four suspects including a police officer have been arrested over the spectacular theft last week of a reported $1.8 million in cash at Johannesburg's airport, South Africa's police chief said Tuesday.On...

South Africa, Nigeria to form xenophobia-busting monitor

13 March 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa and Nigeria on Monday said they would launch a jointly run "early warning" system to track and deter xenophobic attacks against Nigerian migrants.South African foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane...

S.Africa mum in court over alleged fake kidnap of baby

13 March 2017 | 0 comments

A South African mother accused of fabricating the kidnapping of her one-month-old baby girl appeared in court on Monday after her claims triggered a national manhunt.Sibongile Mbambo, 34, was remanded...

S.Africa's ruling ANC calls for unity, end to graft

12 March 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's ruling ANC has called for an end to corruption and division within the party as it battles to reverse declining popularity, according to a policy paper published Sunday.The ANC recorded...

S.Africans march over looming welfare payment crisis

10 March 2017 | 0 comments

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Pretoria on Friday over fears that South Africa's welfare agency may be unable to make benefit payments to millions of poor people.The march was led by Mmusi...

Eco-warriors win first S.Africa climate change case

8 March 2017 | 0 comments

South African environmental activists declared a major victory Wednesday after winning the country's first climate change case and forcing the government to reassess the impact of a coal power plant.The...

S.Africa revokes decision to leave ICC: UN

8 March 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa has formally revoked its controversial decision to leave the International Criminal Court following last month's High Court ruling that such a move would be unconstitutional.Notice of Pretoria's...

S.Africa police probe cash heist at international airport

7 March 2017 | 0 comments

A gang of armed thieves brazenly stole cash from Johannesburg international airport on Tuesday, according to a police source and local media.A police source at O.R. Tambo Airport told AFP that the heist...

S.African firebrand Malema banned from land grab calls

7 March 2017 | 0 comments

A South African court Tuesday issued an order banning radical political leader Julius Malema from calling on supporters to seize land, as he faces two charges for ordering illegal occupations.The High...

S.Africa growth falls to 0.3% in 2016

7 March 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's economy grew by just 0.3 percent last year, official data showed Tuesday, as the country struggles with political infighting, high unemployment and weak mining and agriculture data.More...

South African poet, activist awarded in Poland

6 March 2017 | 0 comments

A jury in Warsaw on Monday named South African writer and anti-apartheid activist Breyten Breytenbach as the recipient of the 2017 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award, named after the anti-communist...

S.Africa weighs social media measures to fight fake news

5 March 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's state security minister said Sunday the government is considering a move to regulate social media in an effort to curb the proliferation of what he described as "false" information."The...

Several injured in S.Africa hospital roof collapse

2 March 2017 | 0 comments

Emergency workers dug through rubble in Johannesburg on Thursday after part of a hospital roof collapsed, injuring several people and forcing some patients to be evacuated.Sniffer dogs were brought in...



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