September 01

  • Lesotho: What's Going on in Lesotho? A Rough Guide

    The Daily Vox

    Lesotho just had a lazy weekend jol that's looking kind of like it could be a coup. I know. What the shit, right? And on a Saturday morning, too. Read more »

  • South Africa: Marikana Strike was Uncharacteristic - Lonmin


    Lonmin mine security had not expected protesting miners at Marikana in the North West to gather and strike on August 12, 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday. Read more »

  • Lesotho: Regional Ministers Meet Over Lesotho

    Foreign Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) states are meeting in Pretoria this morning to discuss the reported "coup" in Lesotho. Read more »

  • South Africa: Buses Set Alight, Drivers Beaten


    Seven buses were set alight and four others badly damaged in a protest in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Monday morning, Golden Arrow Bus Services (Gabs) said. Read more »

  • South Africa: Jesus Must Return: Zuma


    President Jacob Zuma would like Jesus to return to earth to cleanse everybody's sins, Beeld reported on Monday. Read more »

  • South Africa: Public Protector Must Stop 'Attacking ANC', Union Says


    Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must stop using her office to "attack the ANC", the SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) said on Monday. Read more »

  • Lesotho: Zuma to Meet Thabane in South Africa As Lesotho Calms

    Deutsche Welle

    South Africa's president will meet Lesotho's prime minister to resolve an impasse in the small mountain kingdom. Over the weekend, soldiers launched an apparent coup in Lesotho. Read more »

  • South Africa: The Great Unspooling - How the Spy Tapes Came to Define Jacob Zuma [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    Last week, the Democratic Alliance won a major victory in court: Zuma's lawyers must release the so-called Spy Tapes, which they say will reveal that he should never have been... Read more »

  • South Africa: Op-Ed - Hunger in the Land of Enough [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    Despite being a middle-income country, South Africa has a long and shameful history of those in power ignoring the needs and the interests of the majority. Colonial and subsequent... Read more »

  • South Africa: The Survival Game - Why Zuma Will Outlast the Nkandla Crisis [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    There have been many times when President Jacob Zuma's political career seemed to be teetering on the edge. Headlines warning of his imminent political demise came when he was... Read more »

  • South Africa: Marikana - When Comrades Clash, It Is the Truth That Suffers [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    The twinned appearances of then-Lonmin shareholder and ANC frontman Cyril Ramaphosa and then-Minister of Mineral Resources Susan Shabangu at the Marikana Commission within two... Read more »

  • South Africa: Accordion Player Ollie Viljoen Dies


    Accordion player Ollie Viljoen died at the age of 75 on Sunday, Beeld reported on Monday. Read more »

  • South Africa: Chiefs, Pirates Win Convincingly

    CAJ News

    Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates Football Clubs recorded bumper harvests as they begin to make impact in the early stages of the 2014/2015 Absa premiership season. Read more »

  • South Africa/Sudan: Bafana to Beat Fatigue of Tight Schedule With Charter Flights


    The South African Football Association will beat the potential disruptions that use of commercial flights might pose during the tight schedule of Afcon 2015 qualifiers by utilizing... Read more »

  • South Africa: Minister Zulu to Be the Voice of Small Business

    Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says she is ready to become the voice of small business in South Africa. Read more »

  • South Africa: Bafana Bafana Must Emulate Amajita's Success


    Outgoing Amajita coach Shakes Mashaba, who saw the U20 team qualify for the CAF Youth championships in Senegal next year after beating Cameroon 2-1 at Peter Mokaba Stadium for a... Read more »

  • South Africa: Marikana Evictions - Bail Hearing Postponed


    Twelve men arrested for public violence, among other charges, while resisting evictions in Philippi East have been incarcerated for more than a week. Their case was again postponed... Read more »

  • South Africa: Circumcision Just Got Easier


    In a bid to get thousands of men in the Western Cape circumcised, the national department of health (NDoH) officially cut the ribbon to launch the new mobile theatres which will be... Read more »

  • South Africa: SA, Mozambique Strengthen Ties

    Ties between South Africa and Mozambique have been strengthened with the conclusion of the 50th Feira International de Maputo (FACIM), said the Department of Trade and Industry... Read more »

  • South Africa: Learners Urged to Study Engineering

    Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has urged high school learners, especially those that are in Grade 10 to 12, to consider taking Maths and Physical Science so they can... Read more »

  • South Africa: Exclusive Sport - Leaders Chiefs Look Beyond Afcon Break

    CAJ News

    WITH no league action for almost a fortnight owing to the Africa Cup of Nations Cup 2015 qualifiers, logleaders Kaizer Chiefs would be hopeful the recess does not affect their... Read more »

  • South Africa: Old Natalspruit Hospital to Be Demolished

    The Gauteng Department of Health says it is taking special precautions to ensure the safe demolition of the Old Natalspruit Hospital in Katlehong, on the East Rand. Read more »

  • South Africa: Economic Value of Trees Central to NDP

    The economic value of trees is central to the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) on job creation, building of the rural economy and the fight against security, says... Read more »

  • South Africa: SA to Host World Forestry Congress

    The World Forestry Congress (WFC) will for the first time be held on African soil next year, announced Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana on Monday. Read more »

  • South Africa: Minister Pays Tribute to Ntate Mohlamme

    Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has paid tribute to legendary TV producer and cultural activist, Boykie Mohlamme, or Ntate - as he was fondly called. Read more »

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