Death toll from listeriosis in South Africa jumps to 172
Listeriosis in South Africa has killed 172 people since the start of last year, officials said Thursday, as the country struggles to contain the world's largest reported outbreak of the disease.
Chamber of Commerce begins trade mission to South Africa March 11
Chairman of the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce (NSACC), Mr. Foluso Phillips, is leading a trade mission of Nigerian firms to South Africa for the first NSACC trade mission since the inauguration of the new President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa. The mission will take place from March 11-17, 2018 and will bring together…
Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9
Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news Tuesday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 -- a month later than last forecast.
South Africa's main airport evacuated in bomb scare
Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo airport, Africa's largest, was evacuated on Monday and passengers forced to wait for two hours to return after South African officials identified a suspect bag.
Nigerians are most friendly people in Africa, says South Africa’s coach
South Africa’s Greco-Roman coach, Matheus Geldenhuys has described Nigerians as the most-friendly people he has ever come across in the continent. Geldenhuys led South Africa to the just concluded African Wrestling Championship held at the Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. It came tops in the cadet freestyle, where it won two…
South Africa new president to stamp his mark in key speech
South Africa's newly-minted president, Cyril Ramaphosa, will deliver his first major policy speech Friday, seizing the chance to offer the country a fresh start after nine bruising years under Jacob Zuma.
Jacob Zuma, former South Africa’s president, in key dates
Key dates for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, who resigned on Wednesday after the ruling ANC party threatened to eject him from office via a parliamentary vote of no confidence. - April 12, 1942: Zuma is born in rural Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal province. He grows up without formal schooling. - 1963: A member of the…
I’ll work hard not to disappoint people of South Africa, says Ramaphosa
Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa said he would work hard “not to disappoint the people of South Africa.” Ramaphosa made the pledge in a brief remark after he was elected President by parliament yesterday, after the resignation of Jacob Zuma. “The issues that you have raised have to do with corruption, how we can straighten…
South Africa’s unemployment rate falls to 26.7% in Q4 2017
South Africa’s unemployment rate fell to 26.7 percent of the labour force in the fourth quarter of last year from 27.7 percent in the third quarter, the statistics office said on Tuesday. In its quarterly labour force survey, which polls households, Statistics South Africa said this amounted to 5.9 million people without jobs in the…
Killings of Nigerians in South Africa more of crime issue – FG
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that most violent conflicts and killings of Nigerians in South Africa were more of criminal activities than xenophobic attack