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Eskom planned power cuts to hit South Africa Q1 GDP growth -Goldman Sachs
LONDON (Reuters) - Severe planned power cuts - termed “load-shedding” - at South Africa’s state-run utility Eskom are expected to shave 0.3 percentage points off first-quarter GDP growth, Goldman Sachs said on Thursday.
‘Exposing corruption is one of South Africa’s biggest gains’
Retired Constitutional Court justice and human rights activist Albie Sachs says exposing corruption is one of the South Africa’s biggest gains in the 25 year since its democracy.
Why Africa Continues to Lag Behind in Cryptocurrency Adoption
Africa continues to dominate Google Trends search interest for “bitcoin,” but that has not translated into widespread adoption of cryptocurrency by users and businesses. Apart from opaque regulation and a lack of awareness, one of the major reasons for this failure has been the expansive use of mobi
South Africa's Leandra Smeda lauds Sasol League's impact on career breakthrough
Leandra Smeda has attributed her professional career breakthrough to the good football culture she developed while playing in the Sasol Women's League in South Africa. The 29-year-old is living her dreams after she signed her first professional contract abroad with Lithuania's giants Gintra Universi
Make South Africa a zoo-free country: Khoisan
As the country commemorates Human Rights Day, requests to make South Africa a zoo-free country, have been echoed by the Khoisan in the Eastern Cape. In East London, five Khoisan leaders exited a cage after spending 11 days in it, highlighting the rights of caged animals. The group wants zoos to be c
South Africa kicks the can down the road on captive predator breeding
The world’s leading lion scientists argue that captive predator breeding has no conservation value. Successful reintroduction from captivity into the wild among large felids is extremely rare.
South Africa’s Dune Coetzee Punches Spot At World Juniors
16-year-old Dune Coetzee led the charge of young South Africans with an impressive 400m freestyle effort of 4:15.02. Stock photo via StockImages. 2019 South African National Junior Age Group Swimming Championships.
South Africans endure Stage 4 load shedding on Human Rights Day
South Africans will spend Human Rights Day enduring Stage 4 load shedding. Eskom has released a statement confirming that it will implement Stage 4 load shedding again from 9am on Human Rights Day in South Africa. Eskom says this is because of continued lack of capacity.
Fixing South Africa’s public schools: lessons from a small-town university
South Africa’s public schooling system is riddled with problems. Drop-out rates are high, pupils lack proper support and mentoring, and the transition from school to tertiary education is often overwhelming. But what happens when universities, NGOs and schools work closely together to address these
The misguided way South African politicians are talking about the fourth industrial revolution
South African politicians have become enamored with the “fourth industrial revolution”—a term often used to describe the intense technological transformation taking place in the world —turning to it as a campaign catchphrase ahead of the country’s May presidential elections.
Cyclone Idai shows the deadly reality of climate change in Africa
As Africa climate week unfurls in Ghana, the countries of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe count the costs of Cyclone Idai, which ripped through villages and towns, taking hundreds of lives and leaving a trail of destruction.
A registered pharmacist among 3 arrested for manufacturing drugs
Police say one of the three people arrested at an illegal drug manufacturing laboratory in Hammanskraal outside Pretoria is a registered pharmacist. This emerged during National Police Commissioner Khehla Sithole’s visit to the crime scene earlier today.
Non-stop from Tel Aviv, Israel to Johannesburg, South Africa for only $362 USD roundtrip
Non-stop flights from Tel Aviv, Israel to Johannesburg, South Africa for only $362 USD roundtrip. Limited availability from May to November 2019 (excluding summer) Allow the search to complete, then click an OTA to view the advertised price:
IndustriALL National Women’s Council of South Africa is founded
On 14 March, women representatives from four IndustriALL affiliates formed the IndustriALL National Women’s Council of South Africa (INWC-SA). The committee immediately released a statement in support of Gugu Ncube, a young woman who has had to endure harsh treatment of both the police and her emplo
Lions in talks over £10m Twickenham warm-up match ahead of 2021 tour to South Africa
The British and Irish Lions are in talks about staging a bumper international match against a top Test-playing nation at Twickenham in 2021. A highly lucrative £10m Test is being eyed up ahead of the 2021 tour to South Africa.
Human Rights Day celebrations around SA
Human Rights Day has its origins in the events that unfolded at Sharpeville and Langa township in the Eastern Cape, where apartheid police attacked protesters during peaceful anti-pass marches.
Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Virginia in South Africa
A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Virginia in South Africa on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/19 / 2019-03-22 00:30:30 / March 22, 2019 @ 12:30 am. Id of earthquake: us1000jk2f. Event ids that are associated: us1000jk2f. The earthquak
Little elephant is pretty in pink! Rare calf with condition that causes loss of pigmentation is spotted in South African safari park
They are known to appear in Disney movies, but this little 'pink' elephant is already the star of the show among her wild herd in South Africa. The three-week-old calf was captured on camera playing in the grass surrounded by her family in MalaMala Game Reserve in Kruger National Park.
How Africa Becomes a Free Trade Juggernaut
Africa is about to implement the largest free-trade agreement since the founding of the World Trade Organization in 1995. This latest move could create an African single market that would be the fifth-largest economy in the world. Last month, African leaders met at the 32nd African Union (AU) summit
Foreign buyers flock to Cape Town's art auctions
Collectors from America and Europe are scouring Cape Town's burgeoning art scene as Africa's rich artistic heritage piques the interest of an international market. Serena Chaudhry reports.