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Can Red Bull Make Social Entrepreneurship An Extreme Sport?

As a college student in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thato Kgatlhanye, thought up a clever product to improve both the environment and the lives of school-age children living in the struggling, largely rural communities that surrounded her: a backpack made of recycled plastic bags with a solar-charged light attached. Show More Summary

Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87; Nelson Mandela's trusted ally helped overturn apartheid in South Africa

Ahmed Kathrada, a close confidante of Nelson Mandela who dedicated his life to opposing apartheid and racism, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87. Kathrada died after suffering a "short period of illness," according to a statement from the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. He was hospitalized...

South Africa's Gordhan breaks off roadshow, says he's still finance minister

JOHANNESBURG/PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan abandoned an investor roadshow and flew home on Tuesday on the orders of President Jacob Zuma, triggering speculation about his future that weakened the country's currency and bonds.

South Africa's Zuma Unexpectedly Recalls Gordhan From International Roadshow; Rand Tumbles

The rand tumbled as much as 1.7% and banking shares on the Johannesburg bourse fell more than 2% after South African President Jacob Zuma unexpectedly ordered Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to return from an investor roadshow to Britain...Show More Summary

South Africa's Zuma recalls Gordhan from international roadshow, rand falls

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma has instructed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to return immediately from an investor roadshow to Britain and the United States, the presidency said on Monday, without giving a reason for the decision.

25 Amazing Photos Show the Comfortable Interior of The Blue Train in South Africa from between the 1920s and '50s

Found in 1923 to take passengers from Johannesburg to the ships departing from Cape Town to England. The Blue Train was introduced luxury features such as a dining saloon in 1933 and air-conditioned carriages in 1939 and has become one...Show More Summary

South Africa achieve record unbeaten run

3 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Johannesburg (AFP) – South Africa stretched an unbeaten run to a record 16 matches Saturday with a 3-1 friendly international victory over Guinea-Bissau in Durban.  Kermit Erasmus and Andile Jali converted penalties and Percy Tau scored on debut for Bafana Bafana (“The Boys”) at a wet and windy Moses Mabhida Stadium. Show More Summary

Top 5 most luxurious bars in Johannesburg

When the clock strikes 5 pm where do the trendiest of Joburgers head for their post-work drink fix? There’s certainly no shortage of watering hole options in this city, but there are a select few bars which offer a space to unwind in real style. Show More Summary

African champions Cameroon start reign with win

4 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Johannesburg (AFP) – Cameroon began their reign as African champions with a 1-0 friendly victory over Tunisia in Monastir Friday thanks to a Vincent Aboubakar goal.   The Turkey-based striker took advantage of his first scoring opportunity to beat Aymen Mathlouthi after 14 minutes in the Mediterranean resort. Show More Summary

South Africa to try Japanese drug against resistant form of TB

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa launched a new drug program to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) on Friday in a bid to combat the leading cause of natural deaths in Africa's most industrialized economy.

Kenya stretch unbeaten run in draw with Uganda

5 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Johannesburg (AFP) – Kenya stretched an unbeaten run to nine matches by drawing 1-1 at home against Uganda on Thursday. Michael Olunga gave the “Harambee Stars” a 35th-minute lead in a friendly at Kenyatta Stadium in eastern town Machakos. Show More Summary

Wanyama stars as Kenya stretch unbeaten run

5 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Johannesburg (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama starred for Kenya as they stretched an unbeaten run to nine matches Thursday by drawing 1-1 at home against Uganda. Wanyama set up Michael Olunga to give the “Harambee Stars” a 35th-minute lead in a friendly at Kenyatta Stadium in eastern town Machakos. Show More Summary

Champions Cameroon pick ‘rebels’ for friendlies

5 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Johannesburg (AFP) – Cameroon have chosen two stars who shunned the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations-winning campaign for their first match since defeating Egypt in the final last month. Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Schalke striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting were recalled for a friendly against Tunisia in Monastir Friday. Show More Summary

Geeks on a Plane Africa kicks off as 500 Startups eyes tech for the continent and beyond

500 Startups’ frontier and emerging markets travel series ? Geeks on a Plane ? kicks off its first Africa tour this week. The 12-day trip will make stops in Nigeria (Lagos), Ghana (Accra) and South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town). Read More

Another CAN begins with spotlight on minnows

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations begins on Wednesday, just 45 days after Cameroon snatched victory over Egypt in the final of the previous edition. The “Indomitable Lions” of Cameroon and the “Pharaohs” of Egypt will not be involved, however, as they are among 45 countries given byes to the group phase. Show More Summary

#BoycottSpur: Cowardly Caucasian Threatens To Beat Black Mother At South African Restaurant

White Man Threatens To Beat Black Mother A Spur Restaurant In Johannesburg We can’t even explainhow difficult it is to watch the following video. It’s going to piss you off. Have you seen the movie Rosewood? Yeah,

Sex drugs worth $1.6 million seized in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African airport customs officials have confiscated male sexual enhancement tablets worth 20.6 million rand ($1.63 million) en route to Swaziland from India, the revenue service said on Monday.

South Africa minister to appeal court order against head of elite police unit: report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's police minister will fight a court order to remove the head of an elite police investigation unit, popularly known as the Hawks, after the court ruled his appointment unlawful, media said on Monday.

Rugby-Skosan bags four tries as Lions maul ill-disciplined Reds

JOHANNESBURG, March 18 (Reuters) - Wing Courtnall Skosan scored four tries as South Africa’s Lions thumped an ill-disciplined Queensland Reds 44-14 in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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