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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]