Tag Archives: Pretoria

13Feb/18

South Africa’s ANC decides to remove Jacob Zuma: source

A senior source in South Africa’s African National Congress party says its executive committee decided to “recall,” or remove, President Jacob Zuma as head of state. Ryan Brooks reports. Continue reading

20Aug/17

South Africa grants immunity to Grace Mugabe despite assault claim

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe returned home from South Africa early on Sunday (20 August), state media reported, pursued by demands she face prosecution over an alleged assault of a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading

18Aug/17

Grace Mugabe to be given diplomatic immunity – South African government source

A South African government source says Grace Mugabe will be given diplomatic immunity, meaning she will avoid prosecution for an alleged assault on a 20-year-old model. David Doyle reports. Continue reading

05May/17

Former South African presidents call for national dialogue over political crisis

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (MAY 05, 2017) (REUTERS – Three former South Africa presidents and other struggle icons launched the National Foundations Dialogue Initiative in Johannesburg on Friday (May 05), aimed at promoting national dialogue to avert the current political crisis in the country.
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07Apr/17

Report South Africa or risk impotence, ICC told

ICC prosecutors dismiss South Africa’s arguments and urge judges to report Pretoria for non-compliance with the court.
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01Apr/17

South Africa’s new finance minister wants radically changed economy

Signalling a swing to the left, South Africa’s new finance minister says he wants to radically change the economy but pledging to maintain fiscal stability.

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31Mar/17

Zuma sacks finance minister, shaking S. Africa

President Jacob Zuma’s midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African markets on Friday, undermining his authority and threatening to split the African National Congress (ANC) that has governed since the end of apartheid. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading

26Feb/17

Specter of xenophobic chaos looming over South Africa again

Various,South Africa (China Global Television) – Tensions between South Africans and foreigners rose again in Pretoria and parts of Johannesburg recently.
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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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26Dec/16

Some Africans to remember from 2016

A chief that ends marriages, a 12-year-old boy who is a ballet dance prodigy and an opposition leader’s death that was expected to change the landscape of politics in Sudan – just some of the people that made headlines in Africa in 2016.

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