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DRC-South Africa Talks – Zuma Unlikely to Pressure Kabila to Go to the Polls

DRC-South Africa Talks – Zuma Unlikely to Pressure Kabila to Go to the Polls

Observers and many of the Congolese diaspora in South Africa are hoping that President Jacob Zuma will tell DRC President Joseph Kabila it is time to go when they meet in Pretoria on Sunday. But this is unlikely. Kabila’s constitutionally-mandated second term expired last December but he remained in office, insisting that the DRC couldn’t […]

Viral Photos of Johannesburg Correctional Centre ‘Strip-Show’ Drive Facebook Users Up the Pole

Viral Photos of Johannesburg Correctional Centre ‘Strip-Show’ Drive Facebook Users Up the Pole

Photographs which surfaced on Facebook of a seemingly raucous “family day” at the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, showing scantily-clad women dancing with prisoners, have been confirmed as authentic. The Department of Correctional Services held an urgent media conference on Monday after the photographs surfaced over the weekend. The pictures were posted on a Facebook group called […]

Nearly 4, 000 DHL Express employees in Sub-Saharan Africa recognized for their contributions

Nearly 4, 000 DHL Express employees in Sub-Saharan Africa recognized for their contributions

In a network business like DHL Express (www.dpDHL.com), it is imperative that a culture of motivation is inculcated among employees so they will deliver superior service to our customers. The annual DHL Employee Appreciation Week is one such employee engagement initiative. This year, this Africa-wide initiative was run in the month of June in over […]

Congolese Threaten to Disrupt Zuma, Kabila Meeting in Pretoria

Congolese Threaten to Disrupt Zuma, Kabila Meeting in Pretoria

Members of the Congolese community in South Africa are threatening to disrupt a state visit by President Joseph Kabila because, they say, he is no longer legally in power in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kabila is set to meet with President Jacob Zuma at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria on Sunday […]

South Africa’s Mining Minister Chased From Mining Meeting

South Africa’s Mining Minister Chased From Mining Meeting

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane had to be whisked away from an angry crowd closing in on him at a community meeting in Mpumalanga on Friday. “You cannot come to another man’s yard and do as you please,” shouted one man at Zwane as the meeting degenerated into people shouting and booing at the minister. […]

Mthwakazi party appeals to South Africa over Gukurahundi

Mthwakazi party appeals to South Africa over Gukurahundi

THE secessionist Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has started lobbying South Africa President Jacob Zuma’s government to push for the Gukurahundi atrocities to be included on Sadc’s agenda for the victims to get justice. MRP foreign affairs secretary Ackim Gasela Mhlanga said they chose South Africa because it had the muscle to cause the regional bloc […]

‘South Africa, Namibia Following Mugabe’s Footsteps’

‘South Africa, Namibia Following Mugabe’s Footsteps’

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has said that leaders of South Africa and Namibia are following President Robert Mugabe’s footsteps in distributing land to black people in their countries. Grace said this while consoling the family of a revolutionary musician Dickson “Chinx” Chingaira in Harare on Tuesday. She also said that the white community around […]

South Africa’s Malema Takes On Property Owners

South Africa’s Malema Takes On Property Owners

This was Economic Freedom Fighter Julius Malema’s unequivocal message to the South African Property Owners Association when he addressed the conference under the theme “disruption” at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on Wednesday. In a no-holds-barred speech, Malema scolded the property owners for not doing enough to change property ownership patterns post-apartheid, but also […]

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

Middle East & Africa to increase wind capacity 40 GW by 2026

An estimated 40 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power capacity is expected to be added in the Middle East and Africa by 2026, according to new analysis from MAKE Consulting. Leading renewable energy industry analysts MAKE Consulting’s new report, 2017 Middle East and Africa Wind Power Outlook, states that the wind energy sector is set […]

While Zuma May Want to Be Like Mugabe, South Africa Is Not Zimbabwe

While Zuma May Want to Be Like Mugabe, South Africa Is Not Zimbabwe

When reaching for ways and examples to understand what is happening in our politics, it is common to hear the more alarmist among us (and in British newspapers) suggest that President Jacob Zuma and his cronies are beginning to act in a way similar to Robert Mugabe and his ZanuPF. For some people, the only […]

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