South Africa

June 28, 2022

Royal House of Mandela calls for ban on alcohol after tavern deaths

Following the deaths of 21 minors at the Enyobeni tavern on Sunday, 26 June, the family of South Africa's late leader Nelson Mandela has called for all community taverns to close and alcohol to be banned.
June 28, 2022

South Africa: Comair’s demise a hard lesson for country’s aviation industry

  For every $5 rise in the Brent crude oil price, Comair’s profitability reduced by R109m ($6.8m), according to court papers filed by its business rescue […]
June 28, 2022

South Africa: Over 500 Eastern Cape Health Workers Down Tools

Nurses want rural allowance. Patients at six hospitals and clinics in the Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality wait for hours.
June 28, 2022

South Africa: Kenya and South Africa Offer Insights into Digital Economy Challenges and Alternatives

Analysis - The World Bank is warning of the real danger of a massive economic downturn across the world. In a recent analysis it warned that many countries - including those in sub-Saharan Africa - will be facing economic challenges due to rising food and fuel prices.
June 28, 2022

South Africa Police Investigating Deaths of 21 Teenagers in Bar

South African authorities say the owner of a bar where at least 17 teenagers were found dead and four others died while receiving medical care is expected to face charges. Police investigating the mysterious deaths in Eastern Cape province say they have not ruled out the possibility the teenagers were poisoned.
June 28, 2022

South Africa: Ramaphosa Maintains Silence On Details of Phala Phala Forex Saga While Scandal Overshadows G7 Visit

Analysis - President Cyril Ramaphosa has maintained his silence beyond citing 'due process' in five parliamentary replies to the opposition. But his arrival at the G7 Summit is under a cloud as German media raise the Phala Phala forex scandal.
June 28, 2022

Moody’s: South Africa turns the corner on public finances as tax office rebuilds capacity

  Improved South African performance on tax collection coupled with increased commodity prices are resulting in a turnaround in public finances, Moody’s lead analyst for South […]
June 27, 2022

South Africa: Relatives and community leaders hold prayer service for 21 dead teens

Family members of the 21 adolescents who died under mysterious circumstances in a bar in East London in South Africa gather alongside community leaders to hold a prayer session.
June 27, 2022

South Africa: SIU Freezes Mansion of Former Lottery Chair

Under Alfred Nevhutanda's tenure as chairperson of the Lottery board there was grand-scale corruption
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