South Africa's parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as president

Ramaphosa, who is also the ANC’s leader, was elected without contest and will be officially inaugurated on Saturday. South African legislators elected Cyril Ramaphosa president on Wednesday and he promised to create jobs and work for the interests of all citizens, not just members of the majority African National Congress (ANC). The ANC won South Africa’s May 8 general election, […]

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S Africa's Ramaphosa cuts short UK trip over violent protests

The South African president returned home a day early after violent clashes broke out in North West province. Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his trip to the Commonwealth summit in the UK by a day to address violent demonstrations at home. The South African president called for calm and asked law enforcement to “exercise maximum restraint” in a statement issued […]

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Africa: Alarm as parts of endangered animals sold openly

Traditional medicine plays an important part in many African cultures, but in South Africa, some animal conservationists say endangered and threatened species – such as leopards – are being used to make it. Traditional medicine plays an important part in many African cultures, but in South Africa, some animal conservationists say endangered and threatened species – such as leopards – […]

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Lost South African city brought to life with digital reconstruction

Experts have created a stunning digital reconstruction of a centuries-old lost city discovered in South Africa. The ruins of Kweneng were spotted beneath thick vegetation at Suikerbosrand near Johannesburg using sophisticated laser technology. Karim Sadr, a professor at the school of geography, archaeology and environmental studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, told Fox News that researchers have been hard […]

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South Africa: Black people waiting to get their land back

Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, land remains one of the most divisive issues in South Africa. Twenty-five years after the end of apartheid, land remains one of the most divisive issues in South Africa. The vast majority of the best land is still owned by white farmers. The governing African National Congress wants to change this, but it […]

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Cape Town confronts looming 'Day Zero' water crisis

Taps in the drought-hit South African city could be turned off by April 21. Like many others in Cape Town, Sandra Dickson has no other option but to get creative. “We catch water from our showers in buckets, and throw it into our toilets,” Dickson, who has been living in the South African city for the last 24 years, told […]

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Selling ice creams, relegation and punditry on South African TV – Gianfranco Zola’s difficult 15 years since leaving Stamford Bridge

Appointed as Maurizio Sarri's assistant, the Italian returned to West London on Wednesday ready to put a turbulent decade-and-a-half behind him. Zola's place alongside Sarri ensures the Shed End will be behind the new boss, having replaced the popular Antonio Conte this week. His presence will appease the doubters and dissenters. To understand the adoration Chelsea's faithful have for Zola, we […]

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