Tag Archives: South Africa

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

16Aug/17

Obama breaks twitter record with Charlottesville tweet

INTERNET (RECENT-AUGUST 12, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – A tweet by former President Barack Obama soon after the outbreak of violence at nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday (August 12) garnered 2.8 million “likes” to become the most liked Twitter message ever by Tuesday (August 15), the social media network said. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Religious leaders and civil society groups call for ANC MPs to vote Zuma out

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Cape Town under the banner, Unite Behind Coalition, on Monday (August 7), calling on members of parliament to vote President Jacob Zuma out. Continue reading

07Aug/17

South Africa’s parliament speaker allows secret ballot in Zuma no-confidence vote

South Africa’s speaker of parliament rules that a vote of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be held by secret ballot – a move widely seen as increasing the chances that he will have to step down. Continue reading

30Jul/17

Two killed in stampede at South African soccer match

Two people are killed and several injured in a stampede at South Africa’s FNB Stadium during a soccer match between Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. Continue reading

16Jul/17

Young Gambian shines light on risks of perilous migrant routes

Like many young Gambians in search of a better future, 25-year old Mustapha set off on the perilous journey from Africa to Europe. He now shares his harrowing experience with other young people to deter them from following in his footsteps.

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05Jul/17

South Africa’s ANC proposes land expropriation without compensation

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Africa’s ruling party failed on Wednesday (July 5) to agree a clear plan to get the economy out of recession and tackle near-28 percent unemployment, but risked rattling investors with pledges on nationalising the central bank and expropriating land. Continue reading

05Jul/17

AI tech checks your ID the same way humans do

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (REUTERS – A groundbreaking technology is promising to revolutionise electronic identification and authentication, according to its South African developers.
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05Jul/17

Seven die in downtown Johannesburg building blaze

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (INNER CITY GAZETTE) – Seven people died in a high-rise apartment block fire in Johannesburg on Wednesday (July 5) including a man who jumped to his death to escape the flames, emergency services said.
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