South Africa's cash-in-transit heists: A national emergency?

South Africa's cash-in-transit heists: A national emergency?

Image copyright SAPS Image caption Commercial-grade explosives have been used in several robberies The shaky footage could come from a film: men standing on the grassy verge wielding AK-47s, bombs exploding, and the sound of gunfire. But this is not the latest action blockbuster. This is a small South African town in the middle of […]

South Africa proposes 5% black ownership in mining in mining firms

South Africa proposes 5% black ownership in mining in mining firms

South Africa plans to raise black ownership at permit-holding mining companies to 30 percent from 26 percent within five years, the latest draft of a hotly-contested new industry charter showed on Friday. The government and miners had been at loggerheads over a previous version of the charter, which the Chamber of Mines industry body slammed […]

England v South Africa: Hosts secure series win with emphatic Canterbury victory

England v South Africa: Hosts secure series win with emphatic Canterbury victory

Beaumont and Knight guide England to victory Third Women’s ODI, The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury South Africa 228 (49.5 overs): Van Niekerk 95, Brunt 3-52 England 232-3 (44.1 overs): Beaumont 105, Knight 80*; Khaka 2-63 England won by seven wickets Scorecard England’s women secured a 2-1 series win over South Africa with a seven-wicket […]

South Africa's grid under pressure as electricity workers protest

South Africa's grid under pressure as electricity workers protest

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s power grid was under pressure on Friday, with controlled blackouts possible, due to workers protesting over pay, a test of new President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts put the state electricity provider back on a stable financial footing. FILE PHOTO: A woman carries fire wood on her head as she walks below […]

Springfield Technical Community College faculty heading to Africa for medical mission

Springfield Technical Community College faculty heading to Africa for medical mission

SPRINGFIELD- Faculty from Springfield Technical Community College‘s health programs are bound for Gambia in West Africa as part of a medical mission trip to assist poor communities. Three STCC faculty members will be part of a team administering medication and medical supplies as well as providing health education to people living in the village of […]

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Secretly Honeymooned in East Africa

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Secretly Honeymooned in East Africa

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry did indeed quietly slip off on their honeymoon earlier this month but not to Canada, as some outlets reported. According to E!’s source, the two went to East Africa and visited more than two countries. They went on safaris, laid around in the sun (hence Markle’s Trooping the Colour tan), […]

Global investors should follow China's lead in Africa

Global investors should follow China's lead in Africa

Hendrik du Toit, Investec June 13, 2018 Print this page I remember a time, over 20 years ago, when virtually no professionally-managed capital moved across borders in Africa. It was a time when aid and corruption drove the investment narrative, when Africa was called the “hopeless continent” and when sustainability wasn’t even part of an […]

World Rugby U20 Championship: England 32-31 South Africa

World Rugby U20 Championship: England 32-31 South Africa

England lost the 2017 final to New Zealand England have beaten South Africa 32-31 to reach their sixth consecutive World Rugby Under-20 Championship final. They took a 22-7 half-time lead after tries from Tom Parton, Tom Hardwick and Ben White. Marcus Smith added a penalty to seven first-half points and Jordan Olowofela ran in a […]

Three miners killed in accident at Sibanye gold mine in South Africa

Three miners killed in accident at Sibanye gold mine in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Three gold miners were killed in South Africa on Monday at a Sibanye-Stillwater plant and the company said rescue teams are searching for two others. At least 18 people have died at Sibanye’s South African mines this year including seven trapped underground at the Masakhane mine in May. Sibanye said five employees […]

1 2 3 22