South Africa

South Africa Kicks the Can Down the Road On Captive Predator Breeding

analysis The world's leading lion scientists argue that captive predator breeding has no conservation value. Successful reintroduction from...

South Africa: Fixing South Africa’s Public Schools – Lessons From a Small-Town University

interview South Africa's public schooling system is riddled with problems. Drop-out rates are high, pupils lack proper support...

South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal Announces R18-Billion Expansion Plan for Dube Trade Port

press release The province of KwaZulu-Natal continues to experience an unprecedented wave of investments into its Dube Trade...

South Africa: International Relations and Cooperation Co-Chairs South Africa-United States Working Group On Africa and Global Issues

press release Media statement on the Working Group on African and Global Issues (WGAGI) The Director-General of the...

South Africa: Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson Launches Gugulethu Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Initiative

press release Earlier today the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, launched the Gugulethu Environmental Awareness...

South Africa: Eskom Takes SA Into Its Confidence

Malfeasance, coupled with aging infrastructure and decreasing expenditure on maintenance, have been blamed for Eskom implementing load shedding...

South Africa: Hisense Injects R72 Million Into SA Economy

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has welcomed Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense's R72 million investment into its refrigeration...

South Africa: ‘There Was Nothing I Could Have Done’ – Cop At Kuga Fire Inquest

By Jenni EvansThe first police officer to arrive at the scene of the burning Ford Kuga that is...

South Africa: For the Love of Books

Libraries across the country are celebrating SA Library Week, which aims to promote a reading culture in South...

South Africa: President Calls On Responsible Campaigning Ahead of General Elections

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on public representatives to campaign in a responsible manner as the country gets...

South Africa: ‘We Need to Establish a Culture of Human Rights,’ Says SAHRC Head

analysis By Ayanda MthethwaChapter 9 institutions play a fundamental role in promoting and protecting South Africa's young democracy....

South Africa: Xenophobia Does Not Belong in South Africa

analysis By Jerusalem Hadush and Miriam Gleckman-KrutThe 2019 elections have brought with them a resurgence of nationalistic populism....

South Africa: Magashule’s Attack On State Security Minister Feels Like Fake News, but It’s Not

analysis By Carien Du PlessisANC secretary general Ace Magashule has attacked President Cyril Ramaphosa's Minister of State Security,...

South Africa: Human Rights Day – What Are Your Basic Rights and Where Can You Go When They Are Infringed Upon?

By Canny MaphangaOn Human Rights Day we reflect on the rights afforded to all South Africans as enshrined...

South Africa: Two West Rand Mayors Exonerated From the Vbs Mutual Bank Scandal

By Ntwaagae SelekaThe ANC in the West Rand region of Johannesburg has welcomed the outcomes of their own...

South Africa: Two Suspects Arrested for Obstruction of Justice and Assualt On Police Officers

press release Bityi SAPS and Flying Squad members arrested two men aged between 36 and 38 after they...

South Africa: Mpumalanga Provincial Commissioner Welcomes Hefty Sentences

press release The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma welcomed...

South Africa: Police Recover Firearm and Getaway Vehicle

press release Resolute in their fight to uphold the SAPS code of conduct and addressing the proliferation of...

South Africa: Human Rights Day – ‘To Me This Is a Sad Day, I Remember the Friends I Lost’ Says Sharpeville Resident

By Lizeka Tandwa and Pelane PhakgadiScores of people are making their way to the Sharpeville stadium to celebrate...

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa Proclaims NDPP Investigating Directorate to Strengthen Fight Against Corruption

press release President Cyril Ramaphosa has intensified government's campaign against corruption and state capture with a proclamation establishing...

South Africa: Eskom Condemns Fake Reports

Eskom says messages being circulated on social and digital media claiming that there will be no electricity in...

South Africa: NWU Finds Evidence of Plagiarism Against Two Staff Members, Ten Let Off the Hook

By Canny MaphangaTwo staff members at North West University (NWU) have been implicated in a prima facie case...

South Africa: Human Rights Day – ‘Are South Africans Being Given the Opportunity for a Better Future?’

By Kamva SomdyalaAs South Africans commemorate Human Rights Day, historian Dr Gustav Venter says it will be an...

South Africa: Blacks-Only Party Dragged to Court Over Racism

By Peter DubeSouth Africa's exclusive Black First Land First (BLF) party has been dragged to court over its...

South Africa: Ramaphosa Makes Good On Ndpp Directorate Promise, DA Calls Move Smoke and Mirrors

By Jan GerberPresident Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday made good on one of his promises in the most recent...

South Africa: Load Shedding – a Boom for Generator Sales

By Ntwaagae SelekaGenerators are flying off the shelves of giant retail stores as a result of load shedding...

South Africa: Eskom in Urgent Talks With Petro SA to Speed Up Delivery of Critical Diesel Shipment

By Tehillah Niselow, Fin24Eskom is in discussions with Petro SA to accelerate the offloading of a shipment of...

Steinhoff’s Share Bounce Fizzles Out

After gaining 10% earlier in the week, shares in Steinhoff International Holdings have returned to where they were...

South Africa: Investigative Awards Body Strips Sunday Times of Award Over ‘Amateurish’ Cator Manor Reporting

By Kamva SomdyalaConveners of the prestigious Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism have withdrawn awards given to three...

South Africa: Update – More Than 50 Taxi Operators Arrested for Closing Roads Across the Vaal Triangle

By Ntwaagae SelekaMore than 50 taxi operators were arrested on Wednesday for blockading roads and allegedly pelting vehicles...

South Africa: The House Rises Ahead of Elections in a Last Sitting Marked By Tragedy and Electioneering

analysis By Marianne MertenThe last sitting day of the National Assembly on Wednesday unfolded against the family tragedy...

South Africa: Anti-Corruption Efforts Boosted With Investigating Directorate

President Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed the establishment of the Investigating Directorate in the Office of the National Director...

South Africa: Record Number of Political Parties Contesting Elections Amid Concerns Over Load Shedding

By Tshidi MadiaThe Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has expressed concern over the potential impact rolling blackouts...

South Africa: Packham Can’t Explain His or Dead Wife’s Blood At Their Constantia Home – Detective

By Jenna EtheridgeBlood droplets matched to Gill Packham and her husband, Rob, who stands accused of murdering her,...

South Africa: Maimane – Govt Should Fast Track Deals With Motsepe and Co IPPs to Help Ailing Eskom

By Pelane PhakgadiDA leader Mmusi Maimane wants the government to allow billionaire Patrice Motsepe and other independent power...

South Africa: Injured Ngidi to Join Nortje On IPL Sidelines

Cape Town — Proteas fast bowler Lungi Ngidi will join his team-mate Anrich Nortje on the sidelines as...

South Africa: Police Arrested Alleged Fraud Suspect

press release The Port Elizabeth Vehicle Crime Investigating Unit (VCIU) arrested a wanted suspect Samuel Chitja (60) for...

South Africa: Security Guard Shot and Wounded in Attempted Gold Heist Dies

By Pelane PhakgadiOne of two guards who were shot at during an attempted gold heist along the R21...

South Africa: Missing Slindelo Sought By Dannhauser Police

press release Dannhauser police are appealing for assistance from members of the community in locating Slindelo Khumalo (14)...

South Africa: Fourways Hospital Shooting – Woman Still in a Serious Condition in Hospital

By Sesona NgqakambaThe woman who was shot in her face outside Life Fourways Hospital in Johannesburg on Tuesday...