South Africa News

Awkward! Recording makes a mockery of Bafana coach Baxter's alleged denial

SA Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has said that Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has denied telling the media he will step down from the position should South Africa not qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

Times Live , South Africa Feb 21, 2019

Sri Lanka reduce South Africa to 73-4 at lunch

Sri Lanka's Vishwa Fernando produced an excellent display of swing bowling and struck two early blows to rattle South Africa who were reeling on 73 for four at lunch on day one of the second and final test at St George’s Park on Thursday.

Times Live , South Africa Feb 21, 2019

Robert Mugabe: Gone but not forgotten, as he turns 95

The youth league at the time cited the recognition South Africa gives to Nelson Mandela and Botswana to Sir Seretse Khama, the respective founding fathers.

Times Live , South Africa Feb 21, 2019

Anti-gay laws widespread in Africa, despite gains

Following is a snapshot of the legal situation in Africa, provided by AFP bureaux: South Africa: In 2006, South Africa became the sole African nation to allow gay marriage.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 21, 2019

ANC under pressure to repay ‘kickbacks’

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been challenged to repay the millions of rands it received from controversial management company, Bosasa.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 21, 2019

#Budget2019: Five positive take outs for local SMEs

As tourism is a substantial contributor to the country’s GDP, the increasing the number of visitors to South Africa is extremely beneficial to the macro environment as well as for businesses operating both directly and indirectly in the tourism sector.

IOL , South Africa Feb 21, 2019

PAY YOUR TAXES: Government is on a mission

File Image: IOL Finance Minister Tito Mboweni yesterday said that the government would beef up the South African Revenue Services (Sars) in an effort to improve tax collection after years of under- performance contributed the widening of the 2018/19 revenue shortfall.

IOL , South Africa Feb 21, 2019

#Budget2019: Mboweni's speech straddles demands and risk

Moody’s, which is the last of the three big rating agencies to leave South Africa’s credit rating at investment grade level, is expected to provide its rating review next month.

IOL , South Africa Feb 21, 2019

Tanzania U-turns on latest sugar imports ban

Sugar in Tanzania comes mainly from four companies: Kilombero Sugar Company, majority owned by South Africa's Illovo Sugar, Mtibwa, Kagera, and TPC, a unit of Mauritius sugar producer Alteo.

The East African , Kenya Feb 21, 2019

Amplats, Lonmin workers to strike in support of Sibanye

Members of South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) chant slogans during a march to the Minerals Council of South Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 22, 2019.

Reuters , Africa Feb 21, 2019