Thirty five African leaders are expected to attend the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit this week. It will take place in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Together with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the summit will be co-chaired by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is also Chair of the African Union.[…]
As the influence and presence of Muslims is felt the world over, Africa Halal Week is being hosted in Cape Town with the hopes of unveiling the growing potential of the Halal market. After a successful launch last year; the City of Cape Town, WESGRO and the Western Cape Department[…]
African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa says the party’s National Executive Committee will meet with the South African Communist Party (SACP), Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) this weekend to draft a strategy that will assist in growing the economy. He[…]
By Anees Teladia Unemployment has become one of South Africa’s most pressing socio-economic challenges, impacting every facet of our society. It’s fitting to say that we have been forced to grow accustomed to this job crisis. However, what might come as a surprise to many – particularly in the Western[…]
Credit rating agency Moody’s says while SA’s credit profile is “resilient to shocks” that support its investment-grade rating, the country’s credit profile is likely to continue to erode. South Africa faces weak long-term growth despite its favourable government debt structure, it said. Moody’s is the only international credit rating agency[…]
If President Cyril Ramaphosa had his way, he would tie young white South Africans to trees. This was his tongue-in-cheek comment as he urged young white South Africans to not leave the country. The president’s campaign trail stopped in the Beyerskloof wine estate outside Stellenbosch on Tuesday afternoon. Several of[…]
On Tuesday, the National Assembly will decide whether to proceed with a process to amend the Constitution to make expropriation of land without compensation possible, as the EFF’s motion in this regard is expected to be debated. The draft resolution, brought by Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, states that[…]
China’s economy grew 6.9 percent in 2015, GDP figures released on Tuesday showed, the lowest level of growth in 25 years. Chinese leaders are trying to reduce reliance on trade and investment by nurturing slower, more self-sustaining growth based on domestic consumption and services. But the unexpectedly sharp decline over[…]
President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday hold a media briefing to provide an update on progress made in key areas since his State of the Nation Address in February. According to a statement issued by the Presidency, Zuma will discuss information germane to the “nine-point plan” he announced in the SONA,[…]
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