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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

South African President Ramaphosa delivers New Year message

South Africans have shown the true meaning of Ubuntu, the universal value of personhood and dignity, in 2020, said President Cyril Ramaphosa in his...
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Over US$890 million COVID-19 grant paid to South Africans

A total of 13.5 billion rand (about 891 million U.S. dollars) COVID-19 distress grant has been paid to 6 million eligible South Africans since...
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South Africans report falling incomes and strained finances for 2021

South Africans are reporting increasing financial strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the latest survey from GeoPoll finding over 72 per cent have suffered...
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South Africans outraged by widespread graft problem

Alleged corruption in the procurement of goods and services in fighting the coronavirus pandemic "has caused outrage among South Africans and among us...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa launches new website to help curb surge in farm murders

South Africa has launched a website on "Stop Farm Attacks" with the aim of seeking more public support in efforts to curb an...
Nelson Mandela

South Africans mark Mandela Day with focus on fighting COVID-19

South Africans on Saturday marked the Nelson Mandela International Day with a focus on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The best way to mark the event...
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Former President Rawlings urges SA to expose apartheid collaborators

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged the South Africans to expose apartheid collaborators, some of whom parade in their countries as patriots after...

South African ruling party condemns opposition’s call to end lockdown amid pandemic

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party on Saturday condemned the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party's "ill-timed and irrational" call to end the...
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Number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa climbs to 38

The number of South Africans who have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) climbed to 38 on Saturday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced. ...
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74 percent of South Africans experience police corruption

A research by the Corruption Watch released on Thursday shows that South Africans are concerned with the level of corruption in the police force. ...

Driving not a scarce skill in S. Africa: government tells truck firms

South African employers must desist from employing foreign nationals in exchange of employing South Africans, the government said Monday in a statement. ...
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Growing number of South Africans detained abroad: minister

More than 800 South Africans are in prisons across the world for visa-related violations, drug-related charges as well as various other offenses, the government...
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Fusion Energy is blazing a cleaner future

While energy wrestles with a murky past, Fusion Energy is blazing a cleaner future. Speak to most South Africans about electricity, and the topic is...
Xenophobic attack in SA

Kotey Scribbles: Phobia

Must you defend what belongs to you with your life or must you take away the life of the others helping to make your...

South Africans standards of living up due to Chinese enterprises

A report released Thursday shows that Chinese enterprises in South Africa are making positive contributions to the socio-economic well-being of the country. ...

S. African poultry body voices concern about safety of chicken imports from U.S.

SAPA CEO Kevin Lovell told Xinhua in an interview that the SAPA will pursue various ways to resolve the issue, including negotiations. ...

South Africans asked to cut off people who encourage violence

People have a right to express themselves, which is guaranteed in the Constitution, but nobody in the country should tolerate or condone the use...
President Jacob Zuma

April 28 major South African media outlets

-- Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was not present at the Cabinet meeting that instructed him and two other ministers to meet banks on behalf...

South Africans Hit The Streets For Zuma To Resign

The protests, organized by over 75 civil organizations, followed a Constitutional Court judgment on March 31 which found that Zuma failed to defend, respect...

Winnie Mandela Lost Property Ownership Suit

A High Court dismissed Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's application and ordered her to pay all legal costs. She argued that the house in Qunu village belonged to...

South Africa keeps 515 MW power during earth Hour

As part of its support for the Earth Hour campaign, the country's electricity utility Eskom measured the reduction in electricity used during the hour. ...
A local resident is seen with his cattle in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Drought remains big problem for S. Africa – Zuma

The drought will also cause rising debt levels for farmers and job losses for farm workers, said Zuma. Farmers are facing a serious challenge...

S. African ruling party calls for unity, non-racialism

"The ANC calls on all South Africans to move beyond merely identifying racism as a persisting challenge to uniting in action, and to completely...
According to the commission allegations of racism make up 80% of the 10000 human rights complaints it receives annually on average. File photo

Racism continues to derail South Africa – ANC

The party called on all South Africans to recommit themselves to working together to build a South Africa that truly belongs to all who...

Zuma Advise South Africans on following the path of reconciliation

"True reconciliation cannot be achieved simply by forgiving and forgetting," Zuma told a gathering on Dec. 16 in Port Elizebath, Eastern Cape to mark...
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Petition launched to establish compensation fund for Marikana victims

The petition, launched by the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), will be tabled before Parliament when it reconvenes next year. "We call on all South...
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Documentary series on South Africans living in China out now

"South Africans in China", a 12-part documentary, was released in Beijing on Wednesday, to celebrate 2015 the Year of China in South Africa and...

Future Prospects Of Ghana Looks Very Poor – Gallup

Residents in seven out of 12 African countries that were surveyed are now more optimistic about their future lives than they had been since...
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Load shedding in South Africa entails urgent resolution

Energy Minister Tina Joemat- Pettersson assured South Africans on Tuesday that constant load shedding is receiving the government's highest priority for urgent resolution. The...

Rolling blackouts expected to last three years in South Africa – minister

Amid growing complaints about constant rolling blackouts among South Africans, a cabinet minister warned on Thursday that the worse could come. Minister of Public...