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Zuma spokesman dismisses reports South African deputy president may be sacked

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma's spokesman said on Friday there was no basis for reports that the country's leader would axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, speculation about which has weighed on the currency and bonds.

CAF Champions League history can inspire Al Ahly

10 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Johannesburg (AFP) – Al Ahly of Egypt can draw comfort from history as they face a win-or-bust CAF Champions League semi-final return match at home to Etoile Sahel of Tunisia this weekend.  The winners of the elite African club competition a record eight times have not gone more than three seasons this century without reaching the final. Show More Summary

How a neutron star collision proves Einstein's 100-year-old General Relativity prediction

(University of Johannesburg) A hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his General Relativity theory, predicting the existence of gravitational waves or ripples in space-time, due to violent motion of massive objects in the universe. Show More Summary

Senegal pick injured Mane for World Cup ties

yesterdaySports / Football : EPL Talk

Johannesburg (AFP) – Senegal chose Liverpool star Sadio Mane Wednesday for World Cup qualifiers against South Africa next month just eight days after his club said he could be sidelined for six weeks. The striker was among 25 players named by coach Aliou Cisse for crucial back-to-back fixtures with South Africa. Show More Summary

Airbnb Africa arrivals more than double to 1.2 mln

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc registered 1.2 million guest arrivals in Africa last year driven by the plugged-in millennial generation, its senior official said on Tuesday. Read more | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Vice Media To Launch Sub-Saharan African Operation In 2018

4 days agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Vice Media has paired up with Econet, an African telecom and investment company, to launch Kwesé Vice, a joint venture that will bring a new Vice production headquarters to Johannesburg. Kwesé Vice will officially launch in 2018, when...Show More Summary

Online retail comes to Saudi Arabia

JOHANNESBURG - In Saudi Arabia, a kingdom where postal codes are rarely used, most people pay in cash, and shopping is done in giant air-conditioned malls, building an online retail business is no easy task. But two powerfully-backed...Show More Summary

South Africa's ANC needs to put an end to scandals: official

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) needs to put an end to scandals that are tarnishing its image, an ANC official said, after a court ruling that paved the way for President Jacob Zuma to face nearly 800 counts of corruption.

Global demand for Bitcoin shifts wildly in response to regulation

JOHANNESBURG - By many measures, digital currencies are as strong as ever. Bitcoin prices, up more than 400% this year, eclipsed $5,000 on Thursday. While Bitcoin is far and away the largest cryptocurrency, 11 other coins have a market...Show More Summary

UK anti-trust regulator investigates South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Britain's competition regulator has launched an investigation into Africa's biggest generic drug maker Aspen Pharmacare over alleged anticompetitive conduct in the supply of blood pressure and arthritis drugs, Aspen said on Friday.

South Africa's Zuma 'disappointed' by court ruling over corruption charges

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said on Friday he was "disappointed" by a Supreme Court of Appeal decision to uphold a High Court ruling to reinstate hundreds of corruption charges filed against him before he became president.

Major Lazer & DJ Maphorisa Hit South Africa for “Particula” Video

Major Lazer return this week in support of their earlier 2017 release of Know No Better, dropping off the official music video for “Particula.” Here, we find the collective taking to Johannesburg, South Africa alongside native South Africans Maphorisa and Nasty C, Nigerian rapper Ice Prince, and Nigerian-American hip-hop recording artist Jidenna. Directed by South […]

South Africa's Durban Port remains closed after severe storm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Port of Durban remained closed on Wednesday after vessel movements were suspended on Tuesday when a severe storm lashed the region, the Durban Port manager said.

How New York Will Beat Johannesburg to Solar Grid Parity

Residential solar will be cheaper than grid electricity in New York, London and Munich well before it becomes so in sun-drenched Johannesburg, according to new research. In fact, behind-the-meter solar already makes financial sense in...Show More Summary

Zimbabwe's consumers keep on spending

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabweans have become fashionistas, frequently changing their wardrobes and opening accounts with trendy apparel outlets such as Topics, Truworths and Edgars, but the retailers are bleeding as they are hesitant to raise...Show More Summary

Deadly storms hit South Africa

At least three killed and dozens injured as strong winds and torrential rain lash Johannesburg.

Cricket-Red-faced CSA postpones T20 Global League

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) troubled T20 Global League has been postponed to 2018 in an embarrassing climb-down for the organisation which launched the tournament amid great fanfare in London in Jun...

South Africa to restock Chad with black rhinos

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will relocate six endangered black rhinos to Chad where the animal was hunted to local extinction decades ago, the environment ministry in Pretoria said.

MTN appoints Asante to new regional post

JOHANNESBURG - MTN Group has announced the appointment of Ebenezer Asante as vice-president of the expanded Southern & East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) region, effective October 1. The group said the role became vacant when Godfrey Motsa...Show More Summary

Tenth Africa Energy Indaba comes to Jo'burg

JOHANNESBURG - More than 30 African countries will meet in Sandton early next year for the African Energy Indaba to discuss key issues facing the energy sector. This two-day event key plenary topics are: Africa’s regional pathways: resilience...Show More Summary

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