News Southern Africa

Themba Godi’s APC blast Eskom over continuous blackouts

JOHANNESBURG- The African People’s Convention (APC) has blasted the Eskom board calling it an “irritation” and is calling for its removal as the uncertainty over continuous blackouts in South Africa persists. The continent’s most-industrialized economy has in recent weeks been hit by severe power cuts in more than a decade. The APC, one of the […]


SA Taxi secures R1.4 billion African Development Bank loan

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT ABIDJAN — The African Development Bank has approved over US$100 million in loans to SA Taxi Development Finance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SA Taxi Finance Holdings Proprietary Limited, a vertically integrated business platform that provides a comprehensive financial and allied services offering to minibus taxi operators. The minibus taxi system […]


Zimbabwe’s Chief Prosecutor Clears Businesman Frank Buyanga

BY DOUGLAS REDFERN JOHANNESBURG- South African based Zimbabwean businessman has been cleared of wrongdoing in a probe by the Attorney General’s  (AG) office after multiple complaints by people who lost properties they surrendered as surety for loans. The AG’s announcement has cleared up a cloud of suspicion that had been hanging over Frank Buyanga who […]


Experts Meet To Fine-Tune Messages For The African Migration Report

ABIDJAN, — A two-day meeting of the technical committee of the High-Level Panel on Migration in Africa (HLPM) opened today at the headquarters of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The technical experts will review preliminary research reports that highlight a number of relevant issues in preparation for the next meeting of […]


Gauteng Celebrates Success of Destination Maboneng

Johannesburg – The Gauteng City Region on Wednesday celebrated the global recognition of Maboneng neighbourhood as world-class, livable, and chic space that attracts local and international tourists. Prestigious magazine Forbes International in July this year named Maboneng as one of the world’s coolest neigbourhoods, beating neighbourhoods parts in big global cities such as London, New York […]