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IN PICTURES: Tamara Dey, the hottest pregnant woman in SA

JOHANNESBURG - Colourful singing sensation Tamara Dey hosted a stunning baby affair to celebrate the coming of her baby girl. The 38-year-old is said to be delivering her bundle of joy in early 2018. The star-studded affair was held in Johannesburg where friends and family showered her with glamour

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-17 12:32:56

President Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

An elephant uses its trunk to reach the upper branches of a tree over the dry brush as it searches for food at the Tsavo West National Park in southern Kenya on August 21, 2009. Patrick Omondi, who is head of species conservation at the Kenya Wildlife Service, said that the number of elephants kille

WHNT-TV - 2017-11-17 11:20:11

Zimbabwe on Edge Amid Talks; Mugabe Appears in Public

Robert Mugabe, the longtime president of Zimbabwe, made his first public appearance Friday since the military placed him under arrest earlier this week. The frail leader, dressed in a blue and yellow academic gown and a mortar board, attended a graduation ceremony in Harare, the capital, where the c

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-11-17 11:01:00

The Race: Economy a key issue ahead of ANC conference

JOHANNESBURG - The economy is emerging as a key issue ahead of the ANC's elective conference. etv commissioned a poll exploring voter sentiments in Mpumalanga. Mpumalanga, is in a sense, the province which powers South Africa. It's the country's coal capital and home to three of the country's bigges

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-17 06:56:12

IN MEMES: Looks like a coup, smells like a coup, but is it a coup?

JOHANNESBURG - Social media users were on Friday reflecting the general confusion around the situation in Zimbabwe and whether President Robert Mugabe will actually relinquish power. It's totally not a coup, it's a tank-facilitated organizational restructuring @bmgachewa#Zimbabwe#Zimbabwecouppic.tw

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-17 13:21:16

A Catholic Priest is Mediating Mugabe's Departure

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe watches a video presentation during the summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Johannesburg, South Africa August 17, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo No one yet knows how the 37-year reign of President Robert Mugabe will end, but ma

SOJOURNERS - 2017-11-17 15:18:57

Little Known Black History Fact: Priscillah Mabelane

Priscillah Mabelane knew when she was a teenager in South Africa that she wanted to be a chartered accountant, a career path her father didn't understand. She's achieved her goal and then some, after being named South Africa BP's first female CEO becoming the first woman to do so in South Africa's o

BLACK AMERICA WEB - 2017-11-17 05:15:23

Automotive meeting discusses transition to e-mobility

17.11.2017 The IndustriALL Global Union Automotive Working Group meeting in Pretoria, South Africa 1-3 November, made up of 70 delegates from 15 countries, exchanged information on technological changes in the automotive sector, discussed how to organize along value chains and to effectively fight p

INDUSTRIALL - 2017-11-17 09:02:13

Mugabe makes first public appearance since military intervention

HARARE - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe arrived at a university graduation ceremony in the capital on Friday. It was his first public appearance since a military seizure of power that political sources say is aimed at ending his 37 years in office. Wearing a blue and yellow academic gown and morta

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-17 09:26:52

Fire sweeps through Cameroon parliament

YAOUNDE - A fire swept through the main building of Cameroon's parliament in Yaounde overnight, causing substantial damage, local television reported on Friday. Public broadcaster CRTV said witnesses reported that the blaze was raging on the third and fourth floors of the building. "Firefighters are

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-17 05:44:21

Stuart Baxter: El Hadji Diouf said I should continue as Bafana Bafana head coach

South Africa head coach Stuart Baxter has reflected on Bafana Bafana's disappointing 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying campaign. Bafana failed to qualify for the global competition after suffering back-to-back defeats to Senegal - having also lost twice to Cape Verde under Baxter's guidance. "The two g

GOAL.COM - 2017-11-17 11:12:13

SpaceX postpones mysterious Zuma mission

MIAMI - SpaceX on Thursday postponed the launch of a secretive US government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature -- and the agency behind it -- is a mystery. "We have decided to stand down and take a closer look at data from recent fairing testing for another customer," SpaceX said in a st

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-17 05:40:21

Panayiotou to learn his fate

JOHANNESBURG - Sentencing proceedings for convicted murderer Christopher Panayiotou are expected to get underway in the Port Elizabeth High Court. Earlier in November, the Port Elizabeth businessman was convicted of the murder of his wife Jayde in April 2015. Jayde Panayioutou was shot dead after sh

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-17 03:54:58

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Ugandan doctors and medical workers continue "illegal" action The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.Ugandan doctors and medical workers continue "illegal" action Ugandan doctors and medical staff went on strike on Monday last week in the

WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE - 2017-11-17 05:00:00

Zuma in Botswana for talks

GABARONE - President Jacob Zuma is in Botswana to co-chair the South Africa-Botswana Bi-National Commission session. The two nations meet annually to review bilateral relations and cooperation Zuma and President Ian Khama will discuss various issues, including trade and investment. South Africa is

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-17 05:30:36

Samsung launches a dedicated Newsroom for fans in South Africa

Samsung has launched a new Newsroom for its fans in South Africa, making it easier for them to keep up-to-date with business insights, company news and product announcements-but strangely, it isn't offering a translation to Afrikaans. Related: Samsung expands Newsroom initiative with one for the Uni

SAMMOBILE - 2017-11-17 10:45:28

'There's no going back,' Zimbabwe's party tells Mugabe

HARARE (Reuters) - Leaders of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's party are making plans to force him from office if the 93-year-old leader resists pressure from the army to quit, a senior party source said on Friday. The self-styled grand old man of African politics, the only leader Zimbabwe has

REUTERS - 2017-11-17 11:59:28

Is this the final coffin in Treasury's reputation?

JOHANNESBURG - A learned SA economist, now retired, said he feared for the day when national treasury would be reduced to scrambling around to find the money to pay for bad policies made elsewhere in government. That day has arrived, marked by the resignation of Michael Sachs, the head of treasury's

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-17 11:17:49

Bookies expect more misery for the Boks

JOHANNESBURG - It's been a tough week for South African rugby. After suffering a humiliating record-breaking defeat to Ireland in Dublin, South Africa's bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup ended in tears as the World Rugby Council went against the recommendation of World Rugby, voting instead for Franc

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-17 08:46:16

Mugabe could have been a hero, like Mandela. Instead his legacy is violence and greed

It may be hard to imagine now, but in the late 1970s Robert Mugabe was a revolutionary leader, considered a hero by his people. As a South African, I couldn't help but notice the clear similarities between Zimbabwe's leader and Nelson Mandela. Like Mandela, Mugabe was educated among the black Africa

LA TIMES - 2017-11-17 12:00:00