Tag Archives: Johannesburg

22Feb/17

South African court says government’s ICC withdrawal is unconstitutional

South African High Court rules the government’s decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional.

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08Feb/17

Spinning with control – South Africa’s car stunts underworld

A need to thrill and a love for cars drives youth from South Africa’s townships into the once illegal but now officially recognized sport of car spinning.

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08Jan/17

Zuma’s ex-wife gets boost in South Africa leadership race

The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma’s ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost with the endorsement of the ruling party’s women’s division.

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29Nov/16

Female auto repairs entrepreneur beats unemployment and gender barrier

Despite being discouraged by many, Thembi Sithole ventured into a business widely dominated by men. She runs a shop in South Africa that fixes and refurbishes vehicles. Thembi – defying worrying unemployment trends in the country, has secured a regular customer base and won the trust of some of the top motor companies in the industry.

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18Jul/16
Trevor Noah appears during a taping of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"

Trevor Noah gives himself a passing grade after taking over The Daily Show hosting duties ten months ago

Ten months after taking over as The Daily Show host, South African comedian Trevor Noah says he would have never felt ready for the gig – the only way to make a splash was to dive in head first.

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10Feb/16

Malema says “victory is certain” after Zuma court hearing adjourns

Former ANC youth league leader Julius Malema tells crowds of South African opposition supporters gathered at a rally in Johannesburg that “victory is certain”, after asking the country’s top court to rule on whether President Jacob Zuma broke the law by spending 250 million rand (then $23 million) on a state-funded security upgrade to his home.

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05Feb/16
south africa mining collapse

Still photos of emergency services on surface of South African gold mine site which collapsed, more than 100 trapped

More than 100 people are unaccounted for after a gold mine in Mpumalanga province in northeastern South Africa caved in, a union official says.

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04Dec/15

Africa cheers $60 bln Chinese windfall

Chinese President Xi Jinping told African leaders his country would pump $60 billion into development projects, cancel some debt and boost agriculture under a three-year plan that will extend Beijing’s influence in the continent. Ivor Bennett reports. Continue reading