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Court Opens Culpable Homicide Case Against Zuma’s Son Duduzane

Court Opens Culpable Homicide Case Against Zuma’s Son Duduzane

A culpable homicide hearing against former South African president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane was opened and adjourned in a Johannesburg court on Thursday, the latest legal headache for the 34-year-old who faced separate corruption charges on Monday. Duduzane Zuma initially avoided prosecution over a 2014 incident in which his Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into […]

President Buhari Soon To Sign African Free-Trade Agreement

President Buhari Soon To Sign African Free-Trade Agreement

Nigeria is one of Africa’s two largest economies, the other being South Africa. Buhari’s government had refused to join a continental free-trade zone established in March, on the grounds that it wishes to defend its own businesses and industry. The administration later said it wanted more time to consult business leaders. “In trying to guarantee […]

South African Fuel Prices To Rise By More Than 1.5 pct In July

South African Fuel Prices To Rise By More Than 1.5 pct In July

The retail price of petrol in South Africa will rise by more than 1.5 percent from July 4, while the price of wholesale diesel will rise by 1.8 percent, the energy department said on Sunday. The price of petrol will rise by 26 cents to 16.02 rand per litre in the commercial hub of Gauteng […]

Stellenbosch University Law Clinic Fights Tampon Tax

Stellenbosch University Law Clinic Fights Tampon Tax

The Stellenbosch University (SU) Law Clinic has joined the fight to topple tampon tax and has made a written submission to National Treasury to include feminine hygiene products on the list of zero-rated VAT items. The clinic conducted research on tampon tax shortly after the National Treasury called for public submissions for the expansion of […]

Why South Africa Is Ripping Up Its Mining Rules Again

Why South Africa Is Ripping Up Its Mining Rules Again

South Africa’s mining industry is a prime example of the nation’s stark imbalances. Its highly paid, mainly white male executives oversee hundreds of thousands of mostly black workers laboring in deep and dangerous operations. To spread the nation’s wealth more equally, the government revised its mining charter in 2017 to require that companies give more […]

South Africa’s Grid Under Pressure As Electricity Workers Protest

South Africa’s Grid Under Pressure As Electricity Workers Protest

South Africa’s power grid was under pressure on Friday, with controlled blackouts possible, due to workers protesting over pay, a test of new President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts put the state electricity provider back on a stable financial footing. A spokesman for Eskom, which produces more than 90 percent of South Africa’s power, said the grid […]

South Africa’s Zuma Behind Backlash Against Ramaphosa, ANC Ally Says

South Africa’s Zuma Behind  Backlash Against Ramaphosa, ANC Ally Says

South Africa’s former leader Jacob Zuma is impeding a crackdown on corruption by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) under President Cyril Ramaphosa, the head of the communist party said. The ANC has become increasingly divided since Zuma was ousted by Ramaphosa’s faction in February. Many of Zuma’s allies remain in top party positions and […]

South Africa’s Telkom To Step Up Mobile Push To Counter Revenue Decline

South Africa’s Telkom To Step Up Mobile Push To Counter Revenue Decline

Telkom SA, South Africa’s biggest landline provider, will sharpen its focus on mobile and data services, its CEO said on Monday after reporting an 18 percent drop in full-year earnings. Telkom, which also provides information communications and technology solutions, said headline earnings per share for the year to March 31 fell to 597 cents from […]

S&P Affirms South Africa Rating, Keeps Stable Outlook

S&P Affirms South Africa Rating, Keeps Stable Outlook

S&P Global Ratings affirmed South Africa’s sub-investment grade credit rating and kept its stable outlook on Friday, warning the country’s improved economic growth remained tentative and the fiscal position was still weak. Africa’s most industrialised economy has barely grown in the past decade with fiscal missteps and government corruption contributing to weak business and consumer […]

Proteas Men and Women To Be Paid Equally

Proteas Men and Women To Be Paid Equally

Cricket South Africa (CSA) acting CEO Thabang Moroe wants to see the country’s women and men cricketers treated equally, and that means that they must be paid the same. That is the hope and one of the key discussions taking place between CSA and the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) as they seek to sign […]

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