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Nigeria Demands African Union Action Over Renewed South Africa Xenophobia

Nigeria Demands African Union Action Over Renewed South Africa Xenophobia

The Nigerian government has called on the African Union and the South African government to take decisive and definitive measures to protect Nigerian citizens and other Africans within South African borders. The Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made the call Monday amid reports of renewed violence […]

How South Africa Can Turn the Rising Tide Against Vigilantism

How South Africa Can Turn the Rising Tide Against Vigilantism

A wave of vigilante violence has recently rocked the working class suburb of Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg. It’s the latest instalment of a now all too familiar phenomenon in South Africa. Images of people being brutally beaten or even killed by a vengeful mob are a regular feature on television, in newspapers and on social […]

Foreign Nationals Targeted in Pretoria Xenophobic Attacks

Foreign Nationals Targeted in Pretoria Xenophobic Attacks

South Africa’s Pretoria West residents went on a rampage on Saturday and petrol bombed two houses belonging to foreign nationals. They claim the immigrants were using the houses as brothels, recruiting young girls as prostitutes and introducing them to drugs. In the past two weekends, at least 22 houses either belonging or being rented by […]

South Africa’s Police Watchdog Chief Speaks on High-Profile Cases

South Africa’s Police Watchdog Chief Speaks on High-Profile Cases

Private investigator Paul O’Sullivan has never pretended to be an Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) official. And his arrest was a serious act of intimidation, IPID head Robert McBride told the police committee in Parliament on Wednesday. McBride was briefing the committee on some of their high profile cases, including their case against acting national […]

South African mother found naked with her EYES gouged out after being stabbed 21 times

South African mother found naked with her EYES gouged out after being stabbed 21 times

Tanya Wiers, right, was found murdered at her home in Polokwane, South Africa by her son. Police arrested 25-year-old Frans Maela, left, in connection with the crime shortly afterwards A South African woman who was ambushed in her own home was stabbed 21 times before having her eyes gouged out before her naked body was […]

S.African Govt to Conduct Pre-Colonial Land Audit to Transform The Historic Patterns of Ownership, Use And Occupation

S.African Govt to Conduct Pre-Colonial Land Audit to Transform The Historic Patterns of Ownership, Use And Occupation

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says government will conduct a colonial land audit to transform the historic patterns of ownership, use and occupation. The Minister said this when he participated in day one of the debate on the State of the Nation Address at the National Assembly on Tuesday. He said this […]

Will Zimbabwe Govt Approve Power Tariffs Increase Proposal?

Will Zimbabwe Govt Approve Power Tariffs Increase Proposal?

Energy and Power Development Minister Dr Samuel Undenge dropped a bombshell when he told Senate recently that he was contemplating hiking power tariffs. Dr Undenge’s proposal to hike electricity charges comes after the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) rejected a similar proposal from the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC). ZERA’s argument for the […]

Lesotho Exiled Former PM Tom Thabane Speaks on Eve of Return

Lesotho Exiled Former PM Tom Thabane Speaks on Eve of Return

Lesotho’s ex-prime minister Tom Thabane says he welcomes the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) continued intervention in his country’s ongoing political crisis. Lesotho plunged into political calamity following the 2014 failed coup attempt by an army general. Thabane briefly went into exile in South Africa, but was soon back in the mountainous kingdom. He, however, […]

Mining Indaba Appoints Harry Chapman Director of Content

Mining Indaba Appoints Harry Chapman Director of Content

Investing in African Mining Indaba®, the world’s largest mining investment event, today announced the appointment of Harry Chapman as Director of Content. In this role he will oversee all content for the Mining Indaba and new mining investment events developed globally. Harry joins Mining Indaba having developed outstanding content for Metal Bulletin, Mines and Money/Aspermont […]

Naked Thief Steals Expensive Whiskey in South Africa: Watch Video

Naked Thief Steals Expensive Whiskey in South Africa: Watch Video

A naked burglar escaped with expensive whiskey after a bare-bodied heist caught on CCTV cameras at a Port Shepstone tavern. Lazer911 Security’s Basil Lanka said that two weeks ago in the early hours of the morning, they had received an alarm signal from the tavern in the KZN South coast town’s CBD. “We noticed it […]

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