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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 […]

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Ramaphosa and Buyanga Give Zimbabwe Nod Of Confidence

BY DOUGLAS REDFERN JOHANNESBURG- Cyril Ramaphosa President of South Africa has defended Zimbabwe during his talks with European Union (EU) leaders on Thursday. Ramaphosa urged Europeans to give Zimbabwe chance by removing sanctions on the impoverished Southern African nation. Ramaphosa said: “Zimbabwe is on a path of great reforms. This needs to be supported, as […]

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Zimbabwe Top Court Outlaws Mugabe Repressive Security Act

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG- Zimbabwe Constitutional Court has outlawed section 27 of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA), which prohibits demonstrations without clearance from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). The repressive Act was enacted at the peak of former President Robert Mugabe. Constitutional Court Justice Rita Makarau handed down the judgment yesterday saying only […]

Southern Africa

African Business Lobby AU For Continental Passports

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG-The African Union (AU) has confirmed that it has no problem considering a request by African business actors for AU passports to be issued to them in order to ease their mobility on the continent. Speaking to media on his recent visit to South Africa, African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson, Ambassador Kwesi […]

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Another Limited Bugatti Veyron Lands in Zimbabwe

MARVELLOUS MAKAMBA HARARE- Another version of the multimillion-dollar Bugatti has been offloaded in Harare few weeks after a similar model road monster landed in the troubled Southern African nation. The Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès, one of the only 20 in the world, was seen being offloaded at the Robert Mugabe International airport on Fridays […]

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Gauteng Tourism eyes US market in AFROPUNK Joburg 2018 promotion drive

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG- Gauteng Tourism returns to New York this weekend to promote the AFROFUNK Joburg 2018 after a similar campaign last year yielded results, with throngs of international revellers attending the inaugural edition of the festival. Team SA – comprising Gauteng Tourism, Constitution Hill, Brand SA and South African Tourism – will undertake onsite activations […]

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Zimbabweans Collect Condoms To Make Floor Polish

MARVELLOUS MAKAMBA JOHANNESBURG- Zimbabwean town, Marondera, has run out of free condoms distributed by the National Aids Council (NAC) as enterprising vendors are collecting them in bulk to produce home-made floor polish. Media reports from Zimbabwe say clinics or bars in the small farming town have run out of the freely distributed condoms, exposing residents […]

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa arrives in the DR Congo

BY MARVELOUS MAKAMBA KINSHASA- South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Friday for a working visit, few days after his host Joseph Kabila announced that he will not seeker-election in the December plebiscite. This is President Ramaphosa’s first visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]

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Malawi’s Mutharika Pushes Youth Agenda At COMESA

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG- Malawi President Peter Mutharika this week urged leaders to prioritise youth empowerment saying “youth agenda should inevitably be at the core of focus” as he addressed presidents and ministers who attended the COMESA meeting held in Zambia. The 20th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Heads of State and Government […]