Growth in SADC region holds opportunities for SA business

Growth in SADC region holds opportunities for SA business

With the continued gloomy outlook in Eurozone countries and a slow down in growth in a number of developing economies, a rapidly growing Sub-Saharan Africa holds clear opportunities for South African businesses, the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan said yesterday. Tabling his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in the National Assembly today, Gordhan said opportunities […]

SA reiterates call for peace in Mali

SA reiterates call for peace in Mali

The South Africa government has reiterated its call for all role players in Mali to double their efforts to ensure that peace prevails in that country. “South Africa remains committed to the resolution of conflict through peaceful means,” said International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Speaking on the sidelines of the South Africa and […]

Dlamini Zuma: Great opportunities in Africa

Dlamini Zuma: Great opportunities in Africa

Africa is a continent of great opportunities which must be capitalised on in order for it to succeed, says African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson and Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. “We are a continent of great possibilities. We are a continent of the move. We have lots of opportunities and if we use them […]

President, MPs applaud Dlamini Zuma in send off

President, MPs applaud Dlamini Zuma in send off

President Jacob Zuma and MPs from across the political spectrum hailed Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma for her years of hard work and dedication to serving South Africa, and said she would be sorely missed. Addressing a joint sitting of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces (NCOP), in which Dlamini Zuma was […]

Sub-Saharan Africa’s hotel industry poised for growth

Sub-Saharan Africa’s hotel industry poised for growth

The outlook for the hotel industry in Sub-Saharan Africa looks increasingly positive, with potential growth of 7-15 percent in RevPAR (revenue per available room) expected for 2012 compared with 2011 – which augurs well for the future of the industry in the region, said Joop Demes, CEO of Pam Golding Hospitality, a member of the […]

No records of existence for about 50% of African children

No records of existence for about 50% of African children

There are no records of the existence for approximately half of all the children on the African continent. The births of these children were never registered, meaning the state knows nothing of their existence and are making no provisions for them, says Cornelius Williams, Regional Adviser: Child Protection at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). […]

Nigeria’s Goodluck: I am world’s most criticised president

Nigeria’s Goodluck: I am world’s most criticised president

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan has said that he was “the most criticised president in the whole world”, but pledged that, with time, he would be more appreciated. “I’m the most criticised president in the whole world. I can tell this noble audience that before I leave, I will also be the most praised president,” Jonathan told […]

Gambia says nine death row inmates executed

Gambia’s interior ministry said nine death row prisoners had been executed by firing squad, after President Yahya Jammeh vowed to carry out all death sentences by mid-September. In a statement the ministry named nine people, including one woman who were “executed by firing squad on Sunday 26th August 2012″, adding that Gambia was a sovereign […]

Aid cuts proposed after Zimbabwe seize game reserve

Aid cuts proposed after Zimbabwe seize game reserve

The seizure by the government of a massive, prized wildlife reserve in Zimbabwe could spark a targeted withdrawal of Western aid, two European diplomats told dpa yesterday. The privately owned Save Valley Conservancy group says only people who are part of President Robert Mugabe’s inner circle stand to benefit from the land grab, while the […]

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