South Africa names first female top prosecutor
President Cyril Ramaphosa named a respected female lawyer on Tuesday to head South Africa's prosecuting authority which had been accused of improperly protecting former president Jacob Zuma.
South Africa exits recession as govt eyes 2019 polls
South Africa broke free of recession on Tuesday when it reported GDP growth of 2.2 percent for the third quarter, the statistics authority said, marking a positive economic trajectory ahead of elections.
South Africa to hold elections in May 2019
South Africans will head to polls in May 2019, officials said Wednesday, with President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling ANC party seeking to reverse growing voter discontent over the weak economy.
South African minister in leaked sex video rejects calls to quit
South Africa's embattled home affairs minister said Sunday he would not resign after the country's public standards watchdog said he lied under oath and following the leaking of a private sex video.
South Africa’s economy contracts, slips into recession
South Africa’s economy fell into its first recession for almost a decade, exacerbating the rand’s decline amid the recent emerging-market rout and heaping pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa slips into recession, against forecasts
South Africa's economy tipped into recession as it shrunk 0.7 percent in the second quarter, official data showed Tuesday, dealing a blow to President Cyril Ramaphosa who came to office in February.
AfCFTA ratification deadline suffers setback with only seven signatories
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), may not come into force anytime soon as only seven of the 22 countries needed to ratify it, have signed the deal. The deal is meant to create a single continental market for goods and services. Each country has 120 days after signing the framework to ratify. But…
Killing of Nigerians in South Africa
That Nigerians are being killed continuously in South Africa is no longer news, but what the government of the former apartheid enclave is doing to end the tragic development is unknown.
Ramaphosa meets Buhari in Abuja
Visiting South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday met his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the presidential villa, Abuja. A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicated that President Buhari received the visiting South African leader at the fore court of Aso Rock about 3pm. It was learnt that the two…
ANC same time government same time opposition
Once more, there are rumours that those ANC (African National Congress) members who lost the presidency of the party to Ramaphosa intend to break away to form a new party. This new rumoured party with no name yet would be the fourth party that has come into existence after major disagreements within the ANC.