SouthAfrica

  • Jacob Zuma, South African President resigns immediately

    South African President Jacob Zuma said he has resigned “with immediate effect.” The scandal-tainted leader made the announcement late Wednesday in a televised address to the nation. Zuma said he has resigned despite his disagreement with the instruction of the ruling African National Congress party to leave office immediately....
  • The ruling party in South Africa is demanding President Jacob Zuma resign

    South African President Jacob Zuma must leave office promptly so that the country can move toward political stability and economic recovery, the ruling party said Tuesday, finally disowning a leader who has been discredited by corruption scandals. However, the African National Congress said it does not know whether the...
  • 12 dead, more than 260 injured in South Africa passenger train crash

    South Africa’s transport minister said Thursday that at least 12 people were killed and more than 260 were injured in a collision between a truckload  and a passenger train. Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi told journalists that the truck driver was “taking chances” when he tried to cross the railway...
  • Solange Knowles Cancels New Years Eve Performance Due to Illness

     Solange Knowles broke the news that she will not be performing at AfroPunk in South Africa on New Year’s Eve because she has been battling an Autonomic Disorder. Ms. Knowles revealed the news in a lengthy and heartfelt Instagram message to her followers this morning. In the post, Solange...
  • Could Nelson Mandela’s protege be South Africa’s next president ???

    South Africa may be set to choose Cyril Ramaphosa as its next president. The African National Congress’ choice for its new leader puts Ramaphosa in a position to replace President Jacob Zuma after Zuma’s eight years in power left the party and country divided. Ramaphosa, a protégé of Nelson Mandela, represents a beacon of...
  • A $2.9 Billion Tax Hole Looms Over South Africa’s Finance Minister

    • Gigaba to outline policy changes in first mid-term budget • Revenue gap likely to reach 40 billion rand, survey shows South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba faces a gaping budget hole – and will have to consider cutting spending, raising taxes and selling state assets if he wants...
  • Boutique Hotels In South Africa’s Award-Winning Vineyards

    Climate and soil, plus economic conditions goes some way to explaining the growth in the South African wine industry. European input, which started with Huguenot refugees bearing vines in the 17th century, is visible from Dutch gabled housing, but there is also an entirely New World energy. South Africa...
  • KZN Pastor causes frenzy

    South Africa is no stranger to outrageous acts of faith in the form of pastors who claim that they have supernatural powers. From pastors who have made their congregants eat grass and rats, to pastors who have made people drink petrol and who can ever forget the infamous DOOM...
  • Student gets $1 Million of financial aid credited to her account in error!

    It was a fairytale — at least for a little while. A college student in South Africa found she could afford a lot more than a few school books when a whopping $1 million was accidentally transferred into her financial aid account. The enormous error was made in June...