South Africa

South Africa gears up for hotly contested local elections | New

Johannesburg, South Africa – South African voters will go to the polls on Monday to elect local representatives, with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) facing its most severe test since the end of apartheid. South Africa’s Constitutional Court in September ordered municipal elections to be held this year, rejecting …

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Each Rand spent on South Africa’s New Basic Income Allowance will be an additional Tax Rand

The government could fund a new Basic Income Grant for South Africa by borrowing money, but ultimately it will be the taxpayers who will pay for the new program, said Michael Sachs, a professor at Wits University. In a presentation hosted by the Department of Social Development on Tuesday (October …

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South Africa cannot afford another Chief Justice mistake …

Jacob Zuma, helped and encouraged by his legal team, has one goal in mind: to ensure that his criminal trial never leaves interlocutory blocks. The new target is Billy Downer SC, who is widely regarded by knowledgeable sources in the legal profession as the top prosecutor in the country. Regardless …

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The government must shed light on the just …

‘Just transition’, a term frequently heard in adaptation to climate change, refers to the need to preserve the livelihoods of workers as countries move towards a climate-resilient and low-carbon economy and society. . In his October 11 bulletin, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that many important sectors of the economy would …

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Cricket-Australia defeats South Africa in low-scoring World Cup thriller

Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade combined in a crucial 40-point stand to help Australia beat South Africa by five wickets in a low-scoring thriller in their first Super 12 clash at the World Cup Twenty20 Saturday. Stoinis and Wade superbly kept their cool on an unbroken sixth wicket stand to …

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Skilled people are leaving South Africa in droves – and government employment plans can’t stop it

President Cyril Ramaphosa this week published a letter from his office addressing the state of unemployment in South Africa. In the communication, Ramaphosa announced that the government has launched the second phase of the presidential employment stimulus, which aims to create massive employment opportunities in the country within a short …

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AFP receives green signal for Arshad training in South Africa

KARACHI (AFP) – The Pakistan Athletics Federation (AFP) on Wednesday confirmed it received a green signal from South Africa about sending the country’s first javelin thrower, Arshad Nadeem, to train before the vital missions of the next year. “Yes, they told us to send Arshad for training,” AFP chief Major …

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They fought apartheid in South Africa. Now they want veterans benefits.

PRETORIA, South Africa – Lesley Kgogo was 17 when he swapped a school uniform for a military fatigues and joined the armed wing of the African National Congress in the fight to overthrow the apartheid regime in South Africa. He was one of thousands who trained and slept in bush …

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South Africa: Declaration on Freedom of the Media

South Africa has come a long way since the dark day of October 19, 1977, when the apartheid regime firmly tightened the noose on press freedom. Known as Black Wednesday, this day has rightly become South Africa’s official media freedom day. On that day in 1977, the racist all-white government …

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WATCH | Meet the new Miss South Africa

Lalela Mswane from KwaZulu-Natal has been crowned Miss South Africa 2021. Lalela Mswane of KwaZulu-Natal was crowned Miss South Africa 2021 in the scintillating final of the contest held at Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town. The 24-year-old – who comes from KwaSokhulu to Richards Bay – holds a Bachelor …

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