South Africa

South Africa: Mining-Affected Communities Are in a Crisis Which Present Law Cannot Address

analysis By Robert Krause and Thandeka KathiGiven the consequences of mining, it is not surprising that communities living...

South Africa: DJ Fresh is Back!

By Melody ChirondaCape Town — You can never keep the Big Dawg down for long. The popular radio...

South Africa: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Could Spell Boom or Bust for SA Platinum Industry

analysis By Tim CohenEffervescent multi-entrepreneur Elon Musk famously described hydrogen-powered fuel-cell cars as 'mind-bogglingly stupid'. The 200,000-plus people...

South Africa: I Have No Relationship With Johann Rupert – EFF’s Floyd Shivambu

By News24 CorrespondentEFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu says he has no relationship with one of South Africa's richest...

South Africa: Zuma Plays Cat and Mouse With Corruption Inquiry – It May Be a High-Risk Strategy

analysis By Richard CallandSouth Africa's former President Jacob Zuma threatened on Friday to walk away from a judicial...

South Africa – Zuma Agrees to Cooperate With Inquiry After Threatening to Withdraw

Photo: GCIS Former president Jacob Zuma (file photo). Jacob Zuma's lawyers have agreed that he will respond in...

South Africa: Ramaphosa Hits Back At Mkhwebane, Setting Off a Major Legal Battle

analysis By Stephen GrootesThe Public Protector's finding that President Cyril Ramaphosa is in breach of various codes for...

South Africa: Protector Tries to Turn Ramaphosa Into a Zuma

analysis By Ferial HaffajeePublic Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has tried to manoeuvre President Cyril Ramaphosa into the same position...

South Africa: Ramaphosa – Public Protector’s Report Is ‘Fundamentally and Irretrievably Flawed’

analysis By Greg NicolsonPresident Cyril Ramaphosa took a stand on Sunday by facing the media and announcing he...

South Africa: I Will Not Be Distracted From My Work – Ramaphosa On Public Protector Report Against Him

By Lizeka TandwaPresident Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed not to allow Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings to distract him...

South Africa: Ramaphosa Must Not Use Public Funds to Defend Himself – Maimane

By Sesona NgqakambaDA leader Mmusi Maimane says Cyril Ramaphosa must give assurances he will not be using public...

South Africa: Ramaphosa Fights to Save His Presidency

By John AllenCape Town — South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will launch legal action to overturn a report...

South Africa: It’s Judgment Day for the Public Protector

analysis By Pauli Van WykSA's apex court is set to deliver judgment in a crucial case that may...

South Africa: Mkhwebane “Unilaterally Expanded the Scope of Her Investigation”, Miscalculated Hundreds of Millions, States Presidency

analysis By Ferial HaffajeeThe EFF, the DA and other parties do not have to reveal who donated to...

South Africa: Ramaphosa to Take Public Protector’s ‘Fundamentally Flawed’ Report On Urgent Court Review

By Sheldon MoraisPresident Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to take Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report into his campaign finances,...

South Africa: Ramaphosa to Brief the Nation On Public Protector’s Bosasa Report

President Cyril Ramaphosa will brief the nation on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on allegations that he violated...

South Africa: Gang Wars Part 5 | Groote Schuur Treats Up to 90 Gunshot Victims a Month – ‘And We’re Only Seeing the Survivors’

By Tammy PetersenThe bullet-riddled victims, who end up on the operating table of his team at Groote Schuur...

South Africa: ‘Dead’ Woman Thrilled to Be Alive Again With New ID Number

By Riaan GroblerA woman who found out that she had been declared dead is extremely relieved to be...

South Africa: Another Petrol Attendant Praised After Giving Customer R50 for Diesel

Another petrol attendant has been praised on social media for a welcome act of generosity towards a customer....

South Africa: Moon Landing Anniversary – SA’s Sticky Invention Honoured for Holding Mission Together

Exactly fifty years ago, on 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the...

South Africa: Dramatic Footage As 6 Armed Men Bomb Cash-in-Transit Van in Rustenburg

Police have launched a manhunt for six armed men after they robbed and then bombed a cash-in-transit van...

South Africa: ANC Has ‘Full Confidence’ in Ramaphosa to Fight Corruption, Disunity Amid Mkhwebane’s Bosasa Report

By Alex MitchleyThe ANC has backed President Cyril Ramaphosa following Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report which found he...

South Africa: 5 Burn to Death As Car Catches Fire in Cape Town

Five people have been killed after their vehicle caught alight in Cape Town in the early hours of...

South Africa: CR17 Funds Probe ‘Unlawful’, ‘Out of Public Protector’s Jurisdiction’ – Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa told Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane in his submissions to her that her office's investigation into...

South Africa: 29 Cheetah Cubs Rescued From Wildlife Smuggling Trade

Twenty-nine cheetah cubs, destined to be sold as pets, have been rescued from an illegal smuggling trade in...

South Africa: ‘He Told Us He’s Proud of Us’ – Kids At Red Cross Children’s Hospital Take Ramaphosa’s Message to Heart

By Kamva SomdyalaYoung patients at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town were delighted by...

South Africa: Gang Wars Part 4 | ‘I Don’t Want to Die. I Want to Play Soccer’ – Reality of Life for a Hanover Park Child

By Tammy PetersenMatthew* saw death before he was even old enough to attend primary school. He remembers playing...

South Africa Home Affairs Has 3,000 Uncollected Zimbabwe Permits

By Thupeyo MuleyaSouth Africa's Home Affairs Department (DHA) is sitting on 3000 Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEP) which have...

Africa: VP Chiwenga Hospitalised in South Africa

Umwell Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is back in a South African hospital, a country he was hounded from...

South Africa: Statement of Lana J. Marks Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa Before the Committee on Foreign Relations

document Mr Chairman, Ranking Member, Distinguished Members of the Committee: I am honored to appear before you today...

South Africa: Malema Is Leading a Cult and Is Only Concerned With ‘Self-Gratification’ – Ex-Deputy Finance Minister

Former deputy minister of finance Mondli Gungubele has inferred that EFF leader Julius Malema is leading a cult,...

South Africa: Mkhwebane’s Posture Long Indicated a Negative Finding On Ramaphosa – SACP

By Lizeka TandwaPublic Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings that President Cyril Ramaphosa misled Parliament with regards to a donation...

South Africa: Ad Hoc Committee Must Deal With Public Protector’s Ramaphosa-Bosasa Findings – DA

By Jan GerberThe DA will ask National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise that an ad hoc committee be established...

South Africa: ‘Unfortunate’ My Response Wasn’t Given ‘Due Consideration’ – Ramaphosa Responds to Publc Protector’s Findings

The Presidency has responded to the release of the Public Protector's findings on her investigation into a R500...

South Africa: Mandela Day a Platform to Enhance Social Protection

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has told the United Nations that International Mandela Day should be used to enhance...

South Africa: Child Dies in Shack Fire While Mother Was Out Keeping Neighbourhood Safe

By Thamsanqa MbovaneA 17-month-old boy, Kungawo Mondile, became the first victim -- according to residents -- to die...

South Africa: Bushiri Honors Mandela With Medical Donation to Soweto Health Centre

By Chomi KhumaloProphet Shepherd Bushiri donated medical equipment worth hundreds of thousands of rands to Itereleng clinic in...

South Africa: Mount Nelson Robbery – Syndicate Members Believed to Be Behind City Heists Arrested

By Jenna EtheridgeA group of men believed to be behind a spate of armed robberies in Cape Town...

South Africa: Powerless Residents Take to the Streets

analysis By Bheki C. SimelaneTired of constant power outages, residents of several communities across Johannesburg have over the...

South Africa: Eskom, GP Government Work to Resolve Electricity Challenges

Eskom and the Gauteng government have agreed to collaborate to resolve electricity problems in the province. "The Gauteng...