South Africa: Guesthouse owner defends Apartheid following racial spat

South Africa has been rocked by yet another high-profile racial incident and the government has served notice that it is losing patience. A guesthouse owner in the pristine Sodwana Bay resort on the KwaZulu-Natal coast has hit a nerve by … Read More

South Africans commemorate 1976 Soweto riots

South Africans on Thursday marked the 40th anniversary of Soweto riots, a 1976 black student uprising in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, which became a turning point in the anti-apartheid struggle. An estimated 20,000 students took part in the June … Read More

EU to sign EPA with six SADC member states

The European Union (EU) will on June 10, 2016 sign its Economic Partnership Agreement with six member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) after the European Council on Wednesday authorized the signature and provisional application of the deal. … Read More

South Africa: Senior South African judge under fire for racist comments

Cape Town, South Africa – In the latest race row to rock South Africa, a senior white judge is under fire for implying that the act of rape is part of black culture. Gauteng High Court Judge Mabel Jansen said … Read More

Three African countries on world solar energy consumption ranking

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – South Africa, Cape Verde and Mauritius are the top three African countries on the world solar energy consumption ranking this year. According to SolarSuperState, which carried out the ranking, South Africa and Cape Verde reached … Read More

South Africa: Archbishop Tutu turns 84

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa’s city of Cape Town was on Wednesday marking the birthday of its most famous resident. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who has been a moral beacon for the entire continent for many years, … Read More

South Africa: Tutu recovering after medical scare

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is recovering at his Cape Town home after being discharged from a city hospital on Tuesday. The 83-year-old Nobel peace laureate, who has been treated for the past week … Read More

Plans underway to open Mandela’s gravesite to the public

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Former president Nelson Mandela’s gravesite at Qunu in South Africa’s Eastern Cape will eventually be opened up to the public in the future, his eldest grandchild Ndileka Mandela confirmed Monday. He, however, said “certain … Read More

South Africa: Pretoria to appeal Bashir court ruling

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African government confirmed on Monday that it will appeal the recent North Gauteng High Court ruling over Sudanese President Omar Bashir. “The reasons for the appeal will be contained in the affidavit … Read More

Africa: Male organ transplant recipient becomes a father

Africa-Afrique / Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A man who made history by being the recipient of the world’s first male organ transplant has become a father. The 21-year-old unidentified patient, who had his member amputated three years ago … Read More

Mugabe takes aim at SA and Nigeria over Libyan invasion

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has slammed both South Africa and Nigeria at the African Union Summit because they had both voted for a United Nations Security Council Resolution in 2011 which authorised military action against … Read More

Memorial service held for drowned East African slaves of São José-Paquete de Africa

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A memorial service was held at Cape Town’s famous Clifton beach last week for 200 African slaves who died on board a Portuguese ship which sank in 1794. The wreck of the São José-Paquete de … Read More

“Cold Harbour” opens 22nd New York African Film Festival

By Isseu Diouf Campbell “Cold Harbour”, the South African film produced by Tendeka Matatu and directed by Carey McKenzie opened the 22nd New York African Film Festival organized this year under the banner of the United Nation’s International Decade for … Read More

South Africa – Afrique du Sud: SA paid US$10m ‘donation’, not bribe – Jordaan

South Africa – Afrique du Sud (PANA) – South Africa Football Association (SAFA) President Danny Jordaan has admitted that the World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) paid a US$10 million “donation” after South Africa won the bid to host the … Read More

South Africa: Prosecutors await key evidence ahead of Pistorius trial

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – With less than three weeks before a global television audience witnesses the start of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, perhaps the most sensational murder trial since that of former American sports star O.J. Simpson … Read More

South Africa: Graca Machel gets 90 days to decide on Mandela’s will

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel has been granted 90 days to decide whether she will waive her right to half of his estate, following the release of the global icon’s will on Monday. This … Read More

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