South Africa to caution Trump against “premature” trade review

South Africa to caution Trump against “premature” trade review
South Africa’s government will tell President Donald Trump’s administration that its review … That’s after it accepted a complaint from the International Intellectual Property Alliance — a …
South Africa to caution Trump against “premature” trade review

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 29 January

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 29 January
Stay informed and up to date with the latest news in South Africa by reviewing all major headlines … market of more than 1.2 billion people and aims to accelerate intra-African trade and boost …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 29 January

South African Airways May Receive Emergency Funding From State Bank

South African Airways May Receive Emergency Funding From State Bank
South African … for the opposition Democratic Alliance. “The DBSA is a wholly state-owned entity.” At stake is an airline with more than 5,000 employees, as well as thousands more at suppliers and …
South African Airways May Receive Emergency Funding From State Bank

Any member can run to be Democratic Alliance leader – John Steenhuisen

Any member can run to be Democratic Alliance leader – John Steenhuisen
Cape Town – Interim leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) John Steenhuisen has spoken out after Western Cape leader … “I think he is a remarkable leader and I think he is exactly what the DA and …
Any member can run to be Democratic Alliance leader – John Steenhuisen

South African parliament to remove top anti-corruption official

South African parliament to remove top anti-corruption official
South Africa’s parliament has backed … If successful, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) bid to remove Mkhwebane would mark the first time the head of a state body tasked with defending democracy has …
South African parliament to remove top anti-corruption official

UDM welcomes possibility of new coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay

UDM welcomes possibility of new coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay
… Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in the Eastern Cape has welcomed the proposed talks about the establishment of a new coalition government. This follows the recent discussions between the leadership of …
UDM welcomes possibility of new coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay

UDM welcomes possible new coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay

UDM welcomes possible new coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay
… Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in the Eastern Cape has welcomed the proposed talks about the establishment of a new coalition government. This follows the recent discussions between the leadership of …
UDM welcomes possible new coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay

Maimane calls on South Africans to hold public representatives accountable

Maimane calls on South Africans to hold public representatives accountable
Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has called on community … However, he says he is not targeting only DA members. “I’m mobilising South Africans who believe in non-racialism, who …
Maimane calls on South Africans to hold public representatives accountable

South African parliament starts process to remove watchdog head

South African parliament starts process to remove watchdog head
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s parliament on … If successful, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) bid to remove Mkhwebane would mark the first time the head of a state body tasked with defending …
South African parliament starts process to remove watchdog head

Sudan’s deep state still poses a threat to the democratic process

Sudan’s deep state still poses a threat to the democratic process
The government … in South Sudan. Opposition to the regime developed on four fronts. Firstly, several coups were mounted by the Sudanese Armed Forces. Secondly, the Sudanese People’s Liberation …
Sudan’s deep state still poses a threat to the democratic process

Corruption in South Africa: echoes of leaders who plundered their countries

Corruption in South Africa: echoes of leaders who plundered their countries
Democratic South Africa appears to have morphed into a fully fledged predatory state. The lobby group Corruption Watch reported last year that more than half of all South Africans think corruption is …
Corruption in South Africa: echoes of leaders who plundered their countries

DA believes rural learners are victims of Free State government’s poor tender management

DA believes rural learners are victims of Free State government’s poor tender management
Following two separate site visits to Breda Farm School outside Fouriesburg by representatives from the Democratic Alliance in the area, the party has concluded that … in rural areas are victims of …
DA believes rural learners are victims of Free State government’s poor tender management

Our actions in the third decade of SA's democracy, will define who we are as a nation

Our actions in the third decade of SA's democracy, will define who we are as a nation
Hangovers, which will define this decade if action is not taken by those who claim to represent us all in government. The mood is not something new to us as South Africans, we have been resilient, we …
Our actions in the third decade of SA's democracy, will define who we are as a nation

Unions accuse government of sabotaging SAA so it can sell it

Unions accuse government of sabotaging SAA so it can sell it
Unions have come out guns blazing with claims that the government was “sabotaging” SA Airways (SAA) as part of an alleged plan to ”pawn it off” to the private sector. National Union of Metalworkers of …
Unions accuse government of sabotaging SAA so it can sell it

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 22 January

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 22 January
If you’re looking to stay informed and up to date with the latest news in South Africa, you’ve come to right place for headlines on Wednesday … and Mo Shaik to the department’s National Rapid …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 22 January

Why are South African Hindus silent on apartheid and fascism in India?

Why are South African Hindus silent on apartheid and fascism in India?
The memorandum of PAAF calls on the government … South Africa. They failed to respond to questions and state their position on legislation introduced by the Modi government that disenfranchises …
Why are South African Hindus silent on apartheid and fascism in India?

RPT-UPDATE 3-South African Airways cancels flights in fight for survival

RPT-UPDATE 3-South African Airways cancels flights in fight for survival
The government’s treatment of SAA and whether it is willing to sacrifice jobs will send a signal ahead of a much bigger battle with unions over Eskom, which is struggling to keep the lights on and …
RPT-UPDATE 3-South African Airways cancels flights in fight for survival

Unstable Democracy – disruption needed again to ensure the centre holds

Unstable Democracy – disruption needed again to ensure the centre holds
At the inauguration of post-apartheid democracy … not talking of one centre in South Africa today, or something happening or absent at the top only. We need to look at multiple sites where …
Unstable Democracy – disruption needed again to ensure the centre holds

It is time for government to admit that SAA can not be rescued and must be liquidated

It is time for government to admit that SAA can not be rescued and must be liquidated
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is not at all shocked to note reports that South African Airways (SAA) has run out of cash and as a dire … It is as a result of a frankly incompetent and corrupt ANC …
It is time for government to admit that SAA can not be rescued and must be liquidated

The ‘Movement’ aims to give South Africans their power back: Maimane

The ‘Movement’ aims to give South Africans their power back: Maimane
Former Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane, is officially making his way back into politics … “When I left the DA it wasn’t just the question of the DA, it was a question of the institutional …
The ‘Movement’ aims to give South Africans their power back: Maimane

UPDATE 3-South African Airways cancels flights in fight for survival

UPDATE 3-South African Airways cancels flights in fight for survival
JOHANNESBURG, Jan 21 (Reuters) – South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled more than 20 domestic flights between its Johannesburg hub and Cape Town and Durban this week, and 10 international flights …
UPDATE 3-South African Airways cancels flights in fight for survival

South Africans Urged to Submit Objections en Masse to Eskom Tariff Hikes

South Africans Urged to Submit Objections en Masse to Eskom Tariff Hikes
Eskom would like consumers to initially pay 10-12% more for electricity, and thereafter the door will be open to a further four applications by Eskom, which will result in tariff increases by a …
South Africans Urged to Submit Objections en Masse to Eskom Tariff Hikes

Landmark court ruling highlights crisis in South Africa's cities and towns

Landmark court ruling highlights crisis in South Africa's cities and towns
The party governs the country and most municipalities. This is the first time in South Africa’s democratic history that citizens have been able to argue successfully in court that local government is …
Landmark court ruling highlights crisis in South Africa's cities and towns

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’s attempt to pull Dina Pule 2.0 on South Africa will be stopped

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’s attempt to pull Dina Pule 2.0 on South Africa will be stopped
the Democratic Alliance (DA) still wants her to come clean about her husband allegedly interviewing candidates and attending official meetings on her behalf. Quite clearly, the frailties of the …
Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’s attempt to pull Dina Pule 2.0 on South Africa will be stopped

DA urges South Africans to make submissions en masse on Eskom tariff hikes

DA urges South Africans to make submissions en masse on Eskom tariff hikes
The Democratic Alliance … deadline for South Africans to make submissions on Eskom’s proposed tariff hikes for the period of 2019-2022. The DA would like to urge that South Africans exercise their …
DA urges South Africans to make submissions en masse on Eskom tariff hikes

South Sudan’s NADAFA asks to join Sant Egidio brokered peace process

South Sudan’s NADAFA asks to join Sant Egidio brokered peace process
The NADFA is composed of Workers Party of Upper Nile (WPU), Federal Democratic Party (FDP), National Salvation Movement (NSM), and South Sudan United National Front (SSUNF). Also, it encompasses some …
South Sudan’s NADAFA asks to join Sant Egidio brokered peace process

As Protests in South America Surged, So Did Russian Trolls on Twitter, U.S. Finds

As Protests in South America Surged, So Did Russian Trolls on Twitter, U.S. Finds
State Department analysts found that Russian-linked Twitter accounts sought to sow confusion in South American nations that oppose the Moscow-backed government in Venezuela.
As Protests in South America Surged, So Did Russian Trolls on Twitter, U.S. Finds

South Sudan SSOA rejects South African proposal on states’ issue

South Sudan SSOA rejects South African proposal on states’ issue
January 18, 2020 (JUBA) – The peace signatory South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has rejected a proposal made by South Africa to refer the dispute … formation of the transitional national unity …
South Sudan SSOA rejects South African proposal on states’ issue

South Sudan's SSOA rejects South African proposal on states' issue

South Sudan's SSOA rejects South African proposal on states' issue
The peace signatory South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has rejected a proposal made by South Africa to refer the dispute over the number of states to a regional and international arbitration panel …
South Sudan's SSOA rejects South African proposal on states' issue

South Sudan SSOA rejects South African proposal on states' issue

South Sudan SSOA rejects South African proposal on states' issue
The peace signatory South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) has rejected a proposal made by South Africa to refer the dispute over the number of states to a regional and international arbitration panel …
South Sudan SSOA rejects South African proposal on states' issue

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 16 January

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 16 January
Never miss a beat when it comes to the latest news in South Africa – stay up to date with all major headlines on Thursday … DA and UDM look to bury the hatchet in Nelson Mandela Bay The Democratic …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Thursday 16 January

Government and Business Unity SA talk, but avoid the two-headed elephant in the room

Government and Business Unity SA talk, but avoid the two-headed elephant in the room
managed by political appointees (in most cases as part of the ruling alliance’s deployment of cadres policies), and it is a drain on the fiscus. For purely ideological reasons, they will resist …
Government and Business Unity SA talk, but avoid the two-headed elephant in the room

New South Sudan peace declaration brokered by Sant’Egidio comes into force

New South Sudan peace declaration brokered by Sant’Egidio comes into force
CNBC Africa provides … as those of the South Sudanese religious leaders,” said leaders in the declaration signed by, among others, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, from the government, Thomas Cirillo Swaka …
New South Sudan peace declaration brokered by Sant’Egidio comes into force

African leaders readying themselves for Davos 2020

African leaders readying themselves for Davos 2020
CAPE TOWN – Heads of government … The president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Felix Tshisekedi, president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, and Macky Sall, president of Senegal, are amongst the …
African leaders readying themselves for Davos 2020

South Africa government issues 6-month deadline to give up illegal firearms

More than two thousand Illegally possessed firearms have been surrendered to the police across the country. The surrender of the weapons is a result of an …

South Africans have to stop holding out for a hero

South Africans have to stop holding out for a hero
or messiah in South Africa who will fix a party, or the government by extension. There are only elected public servants who fear the wrath of a powerful electorate. We need to be brave enough to …
South Africans have to stop holding out for a hero

DA to submit PAIA to force government to reveal amount of public money spent on chartered flight for Ramaphosa

DA to submit PAIA to force government to reveal amount of public money spent on chartered flight for Ramaphosa
In response to a question posed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) to the Minister of Defence … and reveals that national government does not want South Africans to know how much they spent on it.
DA to submit PAIA to force government to reveal amount of public money spent on chartered flight for Ramaphosa

South Sudan warring parties sign ceasefire deal

South Sudan warring parties sign ceasefire deal
The government inked the deal with the South Sudan Opposition Movement Alliance (SSOMA), a coalition of opposition groups that did not sign the 2018 peace agreement. The revitalised peace agreement …
South Sudan warring parties sign ceasefire deal

South Sudan and holdout rebels commit to truce this week

South Sudan and holdout rebels commit to truce this week
South Sudan’s government and opposition groups, who had snubbed an earlier peace deal, said they had agreed to a ceasefire from Wednesday after peace talks in Rome. Members of the South Sudan …
South Sudan and holdout rebels commit to truce this week

South Africa's Ramaphosa Welcomes Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Pretoria

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali met in Pretoria, South Africa, Sunday, January 12, to discuss matters of …

Gov’t, holdout groups agree to resume peace talks in South Sudan

Gov’t, holdout groups agree to resume peace talks in South Sudan
January 13, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudan government and an alliance of holdout armed groups Monday agreed … South Sudan United Front (SSUF) and the United Democratic Revolutionary Movement/Army …
Gov’t, holdout groups agree to resume peace talks in South Sudan

SA government may regret its neutral response to Iran crisis

SA government may regret its neutral response to Iran crisis
While acknowledging that President Ramaphosa did convey condolences and condemn the attack a week later, the South African government’s initial response was neutral … Despite numerous debates …
SA government may regret its neutral response to Iran crisis

Alarming drop in students writing maths and science in South Africa

Alarming drop in students writing maths and science in South Africa
The number of high school students electing to take subjects which are vital to the economy such as accounting, mathematics and physical sciences is on a steady decline, warns the Democratic Alliance.
Alarming drop in students writing maths and science in South Africa

South African president urged to respond to worsening drought

South African president urged to respond to worsening drought
President Cyril Ramaphosa must take drastic steps to cope with a worsening drought that has gripped large parts of the country, the opposition Democratic Alliance … in South Africa are affected …
South African president urged to respond to worsening drought

South Africa's ANC to mark 108th anniversary amid blackouts

South Africa's ANC to mark 108th anniversary amid blackouts
Johannesburg, South Africa – The power … party many black people in South Africa would ever cast their ballot for – for loyalty reasons and a lack of other options given the weak opposition with the …
South Africa's ANC to mark 108th anniversary amid blackouts

S. African president urged to respond to worsening drought

S. African president urged to respond to worsening drought
CAPE TOWN, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — President Cyril Ramaphosa must take drastic steps to cope with a worsening drought that has gripped large parts of the country, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) …
S. African president urged to respond to worsening drought

SACP talks tripartite alliance reconfiguration on ANC birthday

SACP talks tripartite alliance reconfiguration on ANC birthday
In a message sent late Wednesday afternoon, the communists said its alliance with the ANC dates back to the late 1920s following the adoption of the historic resolution on the South African question .
SACP talks tripartite alliance reconfiguration on ANC birthday

South Africa: Former opposition leader eyes new party

South Africa: Former opposition leader eyes new party
Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Mmusi Maimane, the former leader of the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), is planning to change South Africa’s political landscape in 2020 …
South Africa: Former opposition leader eyes new party

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 8 January

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 8 January
For all the latest news in South Africa – from sports to politics and everything … and ‘using load shedding as a means to blackmail consumers’. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for an …
South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Wednesday 8 January

Deaths from Democratic Republic of the Congo measles outbreak top 6000

Deaths from Democratic Republic of the Congo measles outbreak top 6000
Kinshasa, 7 January 2020 – With the death toll from the world’s worst measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic … the Vaccine Alliance, Médecins du Monde, Médecins Sans Frontières, United Nations …
Deaths from Democratic Republic of the Congo measles outbreak top 6000

Big problems with planned law to ‘nationalise’ all sports and gyms in South Africa: DA

Big problems with planned law to ‘nationalise’ all sports and gyms in South Africa: DA
The Democratic Alliance says it has written to the minister of sports … According to experts and sports bodies speaking to Rapport, the move is nothing short of the nationalisation of sport in South …
Big problems with planned law to ‘nationalise’ all sports and gyms in South Africa: DA

Opposition parties could have done better in southern African elections

Opposition parties could have done better in southern African elections
In South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa campaigned for the ANC presidency on the basis of a “new deal”, quickly pivoting toward the promise of a “new dawn” shortly after he took over the reins of government …
Opposition parties could have done better in southern African elections

Sisulu calls for urgent government intervention in drought-hit EC

Sisulu calls for urgent government intervention in drought-hit EC
Minister Sisulu visited the province with her deputy David Mahlobo on Monday to assess the situation, which she said had deteriorated.
Sisulu calls for urgent government intervention in drought-hit EC

Red is the color of opposition in Africa

Red is the color of opposition in Africa
The color of blood and rage has been showing up more and more in African opposition circles. Overalls, T-shirts or red berets have been favored by politicians, activists, workers and students.
Red is the color of opposition in Africa

DA calls on national government to ensure that dodgy tenders and possible cover-ups in Limpopo municipality are properly probed

DA calls on national government to ensure that dodgy tenders and possible cover-ups in Limpopo municipality are properly probed
The Democratic Alliance (DA) calls for urgent action by provincial and national government to prevent what appears to be a cover-up of rigged tenders and unlawful payments in the Ba-Phalaborwa …
DA calls on national government to ensure that dodgy tenders and possible cover-ups in Limpopo municipality are properly probed

South Africa ended 2019 in darkness. Here’s why.

South Africa ended 2019 in darkness. Here’s why.
In truth, South Africa’s electricity supply has been volatile for more than a decade. Blackouts, euphemistically termed “load shedding,” have occurred because Eskom is in perpetual crisis. In 2019, it …
South Africa ended 2019 in darkness. Here’s why.

Government spend groupings show defence is low priority

Government spend groupings show defence is low priority
Defence and spending on it is a poor relation when it comes to government budget planning and execution in South Africa. Just how far down the priority list it … A tacit admission of the lack of …
Government spend groupings show defence is low priority

South Africans called to work together in creating a better country: NFP

South Africans called to work together in creating a better country: NFP
Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen has vowed to deepen his party’s vision of One South Africa for All. He was speaking during his New Year’s … they are optimistic that the future will bring …
South Africans called to work together in creating a better country: NFP

Miko Rwayitare – the man who built Africa's first-ever mobile telecommunications network and company

Miko Rwayitare – the man who built Africa's first-ever mobile telecommunications network and company
He would later move with his family to South Africa during 1995, soon after the country gained independence and a new democratic government was elected. In South Africa, he would go onto open a new …
Miko Rwayitare – the man who built Africa's first-ever mobile telecommunications network and company

President Ramaphosa’s 2020 New Year message to South Africa

President Ramaphosa’s 2020 New Year message to South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to turn adversity into opportunity in his 2020 New Year message. “As the 25th year of our democracy draws to a close … The president said that …
President Ramaphosa’s 2020 New Year message to South Africa

South doesn't need 'subsidies', Renzi

South doesn't need 'subsidies', Renzi
The prime minister’s office has said that changing the two measures passed during the first government of Premier Giuseppe Conte is not on the agenda. However, the 5-Star Movement’s (M5S) two ruling …
South doesn't need 'subsidies', Renzi

Miko Rwayitare – the man who built Africa's first-ever mobile network

Miko Rwayitare – the man who built Africa's first-ever mobile network
He would later move with his family to South Africa during 1995, soon after the country gained independence and a new democratic government was elected. In South Africa, he would go onto open a new …
Miko Rwayitare – the man who built Africa's first-ever mobile network

Africa's young leaders face a testing 2020

Africa's young leaders face a testing 2020
Politicians in their 30s and 40s face huge hurdles in sweeping away decades-old regimes …
Africa's young leaders face a testing 2020

Democratic compromise difficult in Zimbabwe’s new dialogue

Democratic compromise difficult in Zimbabwe’s new dialogue
Former South African President … the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC-A) was clear that it wants inter-party democratic dialogue to deal with transitional justice and national healing, …
Democratic compromise difficult in Zimbabwe’s new dialogue

Democratic compromise difficult in Zim’s new dialogue

Democratic compromise difficult in Zim’s new dialogue
South Africa’s former … the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDC-A) was clear that it wants inter-party democratic dialogue to deal with transitional justice and national healing, political …
Democratic compromise difficult in Zim’s new dialogue

The folly of the ANC government | South Africa

One of my subscribers gives his perspective on where South Africa is going wrong.

South Africa launches free universal HIV treatment program

Starting last Thursday, South Africa’s government is now providing free antiretroviral treatment for all people living with HIV. Previously, the free drugs were only …