White South African farmers who killed black teenager for ‘stealing sunflowers’ jailed for 41 years – The Independent

White South African farmers who killed black teenager for ‘stealing sunflowers’ jailed for 41 years – The Independent

Two white South African farmers have been sentenced to a combined 41 years in prison for killing a black teenager who they had accused of stealing sunflowers.  The sentencing on Wednesday brings a close to the case which had inflamed tensions in a rural town and exposed the nation’s enduring racial divisions. During a hearing at the High Court […]

South Africa Will Hear About Eskom Tariff Increase Today – iAfrica.com

South Africa Will Hear About Eskom Tariff Increase Today – iAfrica.com

South Africa will hear on Thursday how much the cost of electricity will rise over the next three years, following Eskom’s application for double-digit hikes. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will make the announcement at 13:00 in Pretoria. This follows Eskom’s application in September 2018 for 15% tariff increases every year, from […]

The truth behind IT executives leaving South Africa – MyBroadband

The truth behind IT executives leaving South Africa – MyBroadband

A growing number of skilled South Africans are leaving the country and the main reasons behind this exodus are what many people would expect: affirmative action, BEE, and crime. Data from emigration assistance groups and receiver countries point to a sharp increase in South African citizens moving to the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and […]

The right to food in South Africa: We need a manifesto… – Daily Maverick

The right to food in South Africa: We need a manifesto… – Daily Maverick

School children enjoy their daily meal at a school in Cape Town that provides food for needy learners, 15 June 2017. Photo: Daily Maverick. If the main purpose of government is to provide for the common security of its citizens, surely ensuring the security of the food system must be among its paramount duties. The […]

South Africa's Jurie Roux named secretary-general of Rugby Africa – IOL

South Africa's Jurie Roux named secretary-general of Rugby Africa – IOL

MARRAKECH – Tunisia’s Khaled Babbou was named president of Rugby Africa at the elections in Marrakech at the weekend while SA Rugby’s CEO Jurie Roux was voted into the important role of secretary-general. The rest of the new executive board is Ugandan Andrew Owor (vice-president)  and treasurer Tano Elvis (Ivory Coast).  Rolande Boro (Burkina Faso), […]

Russian mercenaries back Libyan rebel leader as Moscow seeks influence in Africa – The Telegraph

Russian mercenaries back Libyan rebel leader as Moscow seeks influence in Africa – The Telegraph

Hundreds of mercenaries linked to Russian military intelligence have been backing the military commander of Libya’s breakaway eastern half, The Telegraph has learned, as Moscow further expands its presence in Africa.  The murky private military company Wagner Group has been supporting Khalifa Haftar with 300 personnel in Benghazi and has supplied his Libyan National Army […]

Society's rich tapestry explored in Africa – Prince George Citizen

For decades, the popular conception of Africa has been of a continent populated by primitive natives still living in the Stone Age. Indeed, the scramble for Africa (the colonization of almost all of the continent) was based on this premise. The theory was that the civilized world had a duty to bring enlightenment to the […]

The Blue Economy For Africa’s Growth And How Japan Can Help – Africa.com

The Blue Economy For Africa’s Growth And How Japan Can Help – Africa.com

From Left to Right: Ambassador Masahiko Kiya, the Ambassador for TICAD 7,MOFA Japan, Ambassador Soloman Maina, Kenya’s ambassador to Japan and Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya. Credit: Kenya Embassy 10 January 2019 An interview with Siddharth Chatterjee UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya by Nikkei Shimbun, Japan and reproduced by IPS. 1. Why […]

Don't overlook Africa's 'fragile' states for social businesses, urge industry experts – Moneyweb.co.za

Don't overlook Africa's 'fragile' states for social businesses, urge industry experts – Moneyweb.co.za

African nations such as Somalia may be perceived as conflict-ridden and risky for business but “fragile states” can be an untapped opportunity for social enterprises that are flexible and think out-of-the-box, said industry experts. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) lists 58 countries as “fragile states” – most of which are in Africa […]