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South Africa: Zuma condemns xenophobic attacks

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has condemned acts of violence between south-Africans and non-nationals, his office said on Friday. At least 20 stores in Pretoria owned by foreigners were looted this week in the Rainbow nation. “Many citizens of other countries living in South Africa are law abiding and contribute to the economy of the […]

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Ex-Ghana president Mahama wins Africa leadership award

Ghana former President John Dramani Mahama is in South Africa to receive an award for his political leadership and deliver keynote address at the African Leadership Magazine (ALM) Person of the Year Awards Program in Johannesburg. President Mahama who was defeated last December by long-time opposition leader, is expected to be decorated with the African […]

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FIFA’s Infantino in South Africa

FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrived in South Africa on Tuesday to attend a two-day FIFA summit. All 54 African national football association presidents were invited for the meeting in Johannesburg. Appointed Fifa president twelve months ago, Infantino will visit Zimbabwe shortly after attending the world governing body’s summit in South Africa between 21-23 February. The […]

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South Africa: ICC withdrawal is unconstitutional, says High Court

A High Court in South Africa has ruled that the government’s move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court was ‘unconstitutional and invalid.’ “The cabinet’s decision to deliver the notice of withdrawal… without prior parliamentary approval is unconstitutional and invalid,” said Judge Phineas Mojapelo in the North Gauteng High Court. The court has subsequently instructed […]

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South Africa: Nigerians face fresh xenophobic attacks

Nigeria has called on the African Union (AU) to intervene urgently as Nigerians face fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The Nigerian Community in South Africa confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday. According to a presidential adviser on Foreign Affairs and diaspora, with the current spate of attacks, it […]

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Three African countries listed among world’s most powerful economies by 2050

Price Waterhouse Coopers published rankings of 32 future power economies by 2050. In the report, titled “The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?” three African nations, Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa are forecast to be 14th, 15th, and 27th respectively. The report used by macroeconomists takes into account the various […]

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Sasol Suspends Drilling as Cyclone Dineo Hits Mozambique

South African petrochemical group Sasol Ltd workers temporarily put down tools in Mozambique due to tropical storm Dineo, the company’s spokesman said on Wednesday. Dineo is expected to develop into a category 1 cyclone and hit the southern coast of Mozambique later in the day, Reuters reports. “This is still a formidable storm system which […]

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South Africa: Violent brawl erupts as ‘scoundrel’ Zuma addresses MPs

South African Police and security forces on Thursday, fired teargas to drag opposition lawmakers out of the parliament after the group denounced President Jacob Zuma as a ‘scoundrel’ and started a brawl in the chamber. President Zuma was to present the State of the Nation address. Tensions had been rising ahead of the session as […]

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South Africa: National Minimum Wage to Increase by 20% from 2018

South Africa will introduce a national minimum wage of $261 per month in 2018, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. The move comes after months of negotiations between the government and labor unions in the Southern African nation. “The balance we have sought to strike is that it must not be too low, so […]

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South Africa: Mineworkers to Down Tools over Wage Dispute

South Africa’s powerful National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday announced that coal miners would down tools in the “coming weeks” over the structure of industry wage talks. The union is opposed to the coal companies’ intention to negotiate wages on an individual basis, rather than collectively under the Chamber of Mines, an employer industry […]

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