Southern Africa

Ramaphosa to pay lobola in Uganda for his son, 100 cows for dowry

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG-South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected in Uganda this weekend to pay lobola for his son Andile. Ramaphosa’s son Andile is getting married Bridget Rwakairu niece to former Uganda Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi. The Mbabazi family is reportedly planning to make an official announcement on Thursday at a press conference in Kololo. Media […]

Southern Africa

United States Supports Increased Trade with Mozambique through AGOA

MAPUTO-Mozambique’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce has launched today  AGOA Utilization Strategy, designed to increase trade and economic growth throughout Africa, the Strategy will help ensure Mozambican businesses are better positioned to use AGduty-freety free access to the U.S. market for more than 6,500 products. Although AGOA was enacted in the year 2000, only $1 […]

Southern Africa

South Africa withdraws Ambassador to Israel

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG-South African has withdrawn its Ambassador to Israel in the wake of violence in Gaza. The South African government condemned the killing of Palestinians. In a statement on Monday evening, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said this act of aggression resulted in scores of Palestinian deaths, injuries and destruction to […]

Southern Africa

SADC farmers meeting in Zimbabwe, agriculture transformation tops agenda

MARVELLOUS MAKAMBA HARARE-Transformation in agriculture is up on the agenda of Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions’ (SACAU) meeting in Zimbabwe as role players gather to formulate strategies to achieve the goal through trade. The conference being held in the resort town of Victoria Falls with the theme, Trade as a Driver for Agricultural Transformation […]

Southern Africa

Hands off Shiva Uranium EFF tells IDC

JOHANNESBURG-About 600 members of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party dressed in red T-shirts today converged outside the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) head office in Sandton, where they demanded that business rescue practitioners at Shiva Uranium Mine urgently find new investors. The IDC last month launched a court bid asking the Pretoria High Court to remove […]

Southern Africa

Zimbabwean Catholics in South Africa battle it out in song

BY MILLICENT CHANETSA JOHANNESBURG – At least 13 gospel choirs made up of Zimbabwean Catholics who have migrated to neighbouring South Africa contested in Johannesburg during the annual choral competition – a key landmark on the Catholics calendar. Onismo Zanamwe, head of welfare in the Zimbabwe Catholic Chaplaincy, said choral competition goes way beyond hitting a […]

Southern Africa

Zimbabwe’s Chamisa vows to expel Chinese investors

BY MARVELLOUS MAKAMBA HARARE- Aspiring presidential candidate in Zimbabwe has vowed to expel Chinese investors and cancel deals signed by the government. MDC-T president Nelson was speaking in Dzivarasekwa Stadium during the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions organised Workers Day celebrations. China is Zimbabwe’s fourth largest trading partner and its largest source of investment – […]

Business Southern Africa

Corruption allegations rock municipal workers pension fund

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG- Allegations of corruption and maladministration have rocked the pension fund of the South African Local Authorities (SALA) in a saga with the makings of a Hollywood script.  The unfolding plot features high-speed cars, living it up in exotic locations, blackmail, forensic investigators and intimidation. Whistleblowers allege that the SALA-controlled pension funds […]