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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 […]

President Zuma heckled in annual speech

President Zuma heckled in annual speech

Opposition members have disrupted South African President Jacob Zuma’s annual State of the Nation speech, with some politicians walking out of the joint session at parliament. Zuma had not yet stepped to the podium on Thursday when members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party delayed proceedings by raising questions before the much-anticipated address. After […]