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Five Of The Best Water-Smart Cities In The Developing World

Five Of The Best Water-Smart Cities In The Developing World

  With the majority of the world’s population now living in cities, solving water problems specific to metropolitan areas is crucial. Whether there’s too much water or not enough, whether it’s too polluted or too salty, these issues can be solved with thought, ingenuity, money and organisation. Here are some innovative ways cities are managing, […]

ANC Officials to Support Zuma As Gupta Revelations Shake SA

ANC Officials to Support Zuma As Gupta Revelations Shake SA

As the dominoes continue to fall, revealing more of the alleged influence the controversial Guptas have over government, several ANC sources have told News24 that they are still standing firm behind the family’s alleged ally President Jacob Zuma. Some ANC sources around the country told News24 on Thursday the party will show a united front […]

South African teen finds suspected piece of missing MH370 plane

South African teen finds suspected piece of missing MH370 plane

A South African teenager has found debris which will be sent to Australia for testing as part of the investigation into the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines plane two years ago, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) said on Friday. Liam Lotter, 18, told South Africa’s East Coast radio he found the piece of […]

South African court to try misconduct cases against peacekeepers in Congo

South African court to try misconduct cases against peacekeepers in Congo

A mobile South African military court has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo to try 32 South African peacekeepers accused of misconduct, the U.N. mission in Congo said on Friday. U.N. peacekeeping missions have been dogged by accusations of sexual abuse. The United Nations reported 99 such allegations against staff members across the U.N. […]

Moody’s to visit South Africa next week to decide on ratings: Treasury

Moody’s to visit South Africa next week to decide on ratings: Treasury

Ratings firm Moody’s will visit South Africa next week to decide whether to downgrade the credit status of Africa’s most industrialised economy to just one notch above sub-investment grade, the Treasury said on Wednesday. South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told local station Radio 702 that Moody’s informed him of their decision during his stop […]

‘I bought her for £50 from woman at train station’

‘I bought her for £50 from woman at train station’

A seamstress accused of snatching a baby from a maternity ward in South Africa nearly 18 years ago told a court today she bought her for £50 from a mystery woman at a train station. The 50-year-old is accused of abducting three-day-old Zephany Nurse, known as South Africa’s Madeleine McCann, from her hospital cot. She […]

Eating the intra-African trade pudding: Uganda, South Africa top as neighbours drive Kenya’s tourism recovery

Eating the intra-African trade pudding: Uganda, South Africa top as neighbours drive Kenya’s tourism recovery

Proving Africa will reap from trading with itself, vacationers from Rwanda, Burundi, DRC and Ethiopia have shored up Kenya’s tourism. LAST year, to much fanfare, 26 African nations signed off on a free-trade ‘super bloc’ that seeks to improve the absurdly low levels of intra-regional trade on the continent, at the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. […]

South Africa’s first black female winemaker ready to go it alone

South Africa’s first black female winemaker ready to go it alone

“What is wine? Is it a cider or something? I hated the first sip.” That was Ntsiki Biyela’s first reaction after she won a scholarship to study winemaking in 1998. Now she’s an international award winning vintner and resident winemaker at the Stellekaya winery in Stellenbosch — east of Cape Town, South Africa. She’s also […]

South Africa now has a confirmed case of Zika virus

South Africa now has a confirmed case of Zika virus

South African health authorities confirmed the country’s first case of Zika virus Saturday, Reuters reports. A Colombian business man visiting Johannesburg had a fever and rash, but fully recovered. The mosquito-borne virus, which the World Health Organization has declared a public health emergency, is thought to be linked to a birth defect called microcephaly. The […]

South African Proverbs and Sayings

South African Proverbs and Sayings

ISIXHOSA PROVERBS ———————— Umhambi uyahlinzekwa. A traveller is provided for. ( It is a good thing to look after those who have visited you) Akukho kufa kunjani. No death is different. (Eventually we will all die, even if you are scared of going to a dangerous place. This proverb is used to encourage someone to […]