Africa International Lead

President Ramaphosa mourns death of former UN secretary general Kofi Annan

JOHANNESBURG, August 18 – President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday expressed his deep condolences at the death of former United Nations (UN) secretary general Kofi Annan. Speaking shortly before his departure from Windhoek where he attended the 38th ordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Ramaphosa said Annan’s death was a great shock and […]

Lead South Africa

Jonas, Mentor amongst first witnesses in state capture inquiry

DURBAN,  August 18 – Former finance minister, Mcebisi Jonas, and African National Congress member of  Parliament, Mabel Petronella “Vytjie” Mentor, will be amongst the first witnesses to give testimony at South Africa’s inquiry into state capture. Officially called the “Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector […]

Business In The News South Africa

SA rand slips again as EFF introduces Bill nationalize Reserve Bank

JOHANNESBURG, August 17- South Africa’s rand slipped again on Friday and touched the 15.00 mark against the U.S. dollar, the second time this week, as it continues on the slippery slope following the turmoil in Turkey that turned investors against emerging market currencies. The rand’s depreciation on Monday reflected weakness in the Turkish lira in the […]