Tag Archives: South Africa

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

17Mar/17

Airbnb aims to double African customers this year

United States tech company, Airbnb, hopes to maintain its rapid rate of growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million.
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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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21Feb/17

Trump visits National Museum of African-American History

Trump says Americans need to fight bigotry and hatred “in all of its ugly forms” during a visit to National Museum of African-American History.

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21Feb/17

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 93

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 93 on Tuesday (February 21). Last year he was confirmed as his party’s sole candidate for the next presidential election in 2018, when he will be 94 years old.
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10Feb/17

Keynote Zuma speech disrupted as lawmakers brawl, walk out

A session of South Africa’s parliament, convened for a keynote address by the president, descended into chaos on Thursday as far-left lawmakers brawled with orderlies after interrupting the speech and the main opposition party walked out. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

09Feb/17

Brawl breaks out during keynote Zuma speech

A session of South Africa’s parliament convened for a keynote address by the president descended into chaos as far-left lawmakers brawled with orderlies after interrupting the speech and the main opposition party walked out. Continue reading