APRNEWS - Traffic officials in South Africa say at least ten people died after a bus traveling from South Africa’s Cape Town to the Eastern Cape overturned in the early hours of Thursday morning.
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APRNEWS - South Africa’s vocal opposition politician, Julius Malema has challenged Africans to work towards having a decolonised continent, adding that the journey can start with small steps before taking on grand ambitions.
APRNEWS - British prime minister, Theresa May has said the United Kingdom (UK) supports South Africa’s land reform programme provided it is carried out legally.
May, who arrived in Cape Town on Tuesday, added that she would discuss the issue with President Cyril Ramaphosa.
REUTERS - South Africa will probe allegations that state attorneys defrauded government of billions of dollars by deliberately losing cases, the justice minister said on Tuesday, the latest crackdown on corruption under President Cyril Ramaphosa.
APRNEWS- A company helping to produce a new voter roll for Zimbabwe has accused the election commission of “impropriety” in its handling of tenders, potentially tarnishing the credibility of a poll meant to usher in a new era of transparency post-Mugabe.
APRNEWS - The royal reed dance also called Umkhosi Womhlanga is an annual festival celebrated in South Africa. Girls from Zululand and small groups from Swazi land participate in this ceremony. It is an annual event that is held in September.
APRNEWS - President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will donate half of his presidential salary towards a fund in memory of Nelson Mandela.
The amount will go into a fund to be administered by the Nelson Mandela Fund. It will be known as the Nelson Mandela Thuma Mina Fund. The exact amount remains unknown as well as well as the duration of the donation.
GUARDIAN - Three months ago, Jacob Zuma was ousted as president of South Africa, in a humiliating end to his nine-year rule.
But he and his supporters seem determined to not go quietly.
GUARDIAN - South Africa’s national government is to take over the administration of North West province where riots over corruption forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short a trip abroad, parliament said Sunday.
The unrest in the province is one of the first serious challenges to face Ramaphosa, who took office in February promising to stamp out corruption.
AFP - South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma is due to appear in court in Durban on Friday to face corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal that dogged his time in government.