Tag Archives: South Africa

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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06Feb/17

Cameroonians jubilant after Indomitable Lions win African Nations Cup title

Cameroon celebrates fifth African Cup of Nations title after beating Egypt 2-1 triggering wild celebrations in the streets.

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30Jan/17

Chad’s foreign minister secures top post at African Union

African Union leaders choose Chad’s candidate, Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat, to chair the 54-nation body.

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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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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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18Dec/16

South African startup set to influence fashion trends with African handbag range

Two business partners in South Africa started an African inspired handbag range known as Ekasi Bags in Cape Town in 2014. Two years later, the bags are being sought after by a number of clients looking for fashionable African accessories both locally and in parts of the world

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12Dec/16

Women from South Africa’s townships make profits promoting cookies

A group of women from disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa have found a way to support their families by baking and selling cookies through an initiative that employs women from townships and enables them learn new skills and earn a regular income.

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10Dec/16

African Union holds historic first ever debate for chairperson candidates

The first ever public debate is held in Ethiopia between the candidates for chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission.

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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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