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UN marks 100 years since Mandela’s birth with a vow to continue struggle for equality

Taking stock of his “vast” legacy for mankind, the United Nations marks 100 years since the birth of the late anti-Apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, this Wednesday. “Nelson Mandela was a towering global advocate for justice and equality”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his video message for Nelson Mandela International Day, annually observed on July […]

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South Africa: UAE to invest $10 bln in Tourism and Mining

South African presidency last weekend said the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged to invest about $10billion in the southern African nation’s economy, including the tourism and mining sectors. Saudi Arabia committed a similar sum with a focus on energy during a Middle East visit by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the presidency said in […]

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South Africa: Saudi Arabia pledges $10bn energy-focused investment

Saudi Arabia will invest $10 billion in South African economy in the coming years with a key focus on the energy sector, President’s Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokeswoman announced Thursday. Khusela Diko in a phone call to Bloomberg said the Saudi intention was expressed during President Ramaphosa’s visit to the kingdom this week. “Most of it will […]

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South Africa: Jacob Zuma’s son faces strict bail conditions over graft

Son of the former South African President Jacob Zuma has been released on bail on Monday after appearing briefly on a charge of corruption in the Specialized Commercial Crimes Court on Monday. The Johannesburg Specialized Commercial Crimes Court released Duduzane Zuma, on just under $7,500 bail. Duduzane faces charges of corruption and conspiracy to commit […]

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Ghana is open for business – President Akufo-Addo tells South Africans

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday spoke at the Ghana-South Africa Business Forum, held in Pretoria, as part of his State Visit in South Africa. In his address at the forum, President Akufo-Addo said a strategic partnership between Ghana and South Africa is of the utmost importance, as it will empower the business […]

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Security, trade, anti-corruption top African leaders’ meeting in Mauritania

The 31st summit of the African Union (AU) ended on Monday in Mauritania with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), anti-corruption and security on the top of the agenda. A deadly bombing of a military base in neighboring Mali shortly before the start of the summit and a car bomb targeting French soldiers on […]

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South African Airways to lay off about 118 workers—Union

South African Airways’ (SAA) catering unit plans to lay off about 118 workers, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) said in a statement. Air Chefs intends to retrench 118 workers out of a workforce of about 1,200 people, the union said, adding that it would oppose the planned job cuts. NUMSA said […]

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China & South Africa boost ties ahead of BRICS Summit

China and South Africa have agreed to further strengthen their bilateral cooperation. Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi who is in an official visit in South Africa said China-South Africa relations are presented with a historic opportunity that is inheriting the past and ushering in the future. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said […]

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South Africa’s MPs vote national minimum wage bill

South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday approved a national minimum wage bill by an overwhelming majority to alleviate inequality and stabilize labor in Africa’s most industrialized nation. President Ramaphosa has been pushing a minimum wage of $1.62 per hour, a policy that was scheduled to be implemented on May 1, but was delayed in parliament. On […]

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Single African Air Transport Market agreement signed by 26 countries

Twenty-six African countries out of the 55 members of the African Union have committed to the establishment of the concept of a Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), the African Union Commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat said on Monday during a meeting of the working group in the Togolese capital, Lome. According to the list […]

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