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Voter registration: Stranded Ghanaians in South Africa fear being disenfranchised

Some stranded Ghanaians in South Africa because of the novel coronavirus pandemic are concerned that their prolonged stay abroad may disenfranchise them in the upcoming election. They believe their inability to partake in the registration exercise due to the closure of the border is an infringement on their rights. The Ghanaians, who have been asking […]

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Ramaphosa to be ‘held responsible’ for Coronavirus deaths – Malema

South Africa’s opposition figure Julius Malema has said President Cyril Ramaphosa will be held personally responsible for coronavirus-related deaths following his decision to reopen the economy. Mr Malema on Tuesday accused the president of being an “ally of white monopoly capital” in a speech during virtual celebrations of South Africa’s Youth Day. The Economic Freedom […]

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Coronavirus: South Africa teachers ‘to sue over school reopening plan’

Teachers in South Africa want the planned reopening of schools on 1 June halted, Independent Online news website reports. Educators Union of SA (Eusa) general secretary Siphiwe Mpungose is quoted as saying that they will file a court application on Monday against the Department of Basic Education (DBE). The DBE had announced that Grade 7 […]

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Coronavirus outbreak closes the world’s deepest gold mine

Operations at the world’s deepest gold mine, in South Africa, have been halted after 164 cases of coronavirus were detected there. The Mponeng mine, like all others in the country, resumed operations last month after being closed in March as part of a national lockdown. It had been operating at 50% capacity but some workers […]

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South Africa’s ‘Boschkloof Wines’ launched in Ghana

Boschkloof, one of South Africa’s premium wine brands has been officially unveiled in Ghana with a call for responsible alcohol consumption. The Chief Executive Officer of Boschkloof Wines, Jacques Borman, made a strong case for responsible drinking during a wine-tasting session held at Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra. “As a leading wine company interested in […]

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Ghana, South Africa seal deal to form Bi-National Commission

Ghana and South Africa have sealed a deal for the establishment of a Bi-National Commission. The deal was signed at the Jubilee House, the seat of Government in Ghana’s capital, Accra, on the sidelines of the working visit of South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, signed […]

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South Africa’s Nobel laureate Tutu admitted to hospital

South Africa’s 88-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has been admitted to hospital for the treatment of an infection, his office has said. “The Archbishop has been hospitalised several times over the past few years for treatment of a similar condition,” the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation added in a statement, without […]

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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa in Ghana for state visit

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has arrived in Ghana for a day’s state visit. He will meet with President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House today, Thursday to discuss issues of importance to the two countries and strengthen the bilateral, political and economic relations. The South African leader is also in the country with a […]

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South Africa records reduction in malaria in 2019

South Africa recorded about 12,000 cases of malaria with 63 deaths from January to October 2019, said the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Monday in a statement. The institute said that this year the country recorded a reduction in malaria infection and deaths. NICD added that the country recorded around 17,000 cases with […]

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South Africa to collaborate with Nigeria to build road infrastructure

Mr Hulisani Makhuvha, of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), has said that the bank would collaborate with the Government associated with Nigeria to build road facilities in the country. He said this while speaking with newsmen on Monday in Abuja on the sideline of a conference regarding Nigeria-South The african continent Intergraded Road […]

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BREAKING: South African policeman sentenced to 32 years for killing Nigerian

A South African court has just sentenced a South African police officer for the murder of a Nigerian, Mr Ebuka Okoli.The sentencing took place at Durban, Kwazulu Natal Province, Monday President of Nigerian Citizens in South Africa, NICASA, Mr Ben Okoli, told Vanguard that the police officer was sentenced to  “25 years for the murder […]

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South Africa remains open for visitors — Tourism minister

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, on Thursday called on Nigerians to continue visiting the country as the rainbow nation remained open for visitors from across the globe. Kubayi-Ngubane made the call during an engagement session with Nigerian tourism stakeholders in Lagos against the backdrop of the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. She […]

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Woman survives as runaway truck flattens her car in South Africa

A 26-year-old woman has suffered serious injuries after a runaway truck landed on her car in the South African city of Port Elizabeth. The truck driver had parked the vehicle while he picked up his children from the Parsons Hill primary school, police said. It rolled down the hill, smashing into the car from above. […]

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South Africa’s Tourism Minister to visit Ghana

The South African Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will in the coming week, embark on a working visit to Ghana and Nigeria. The Minister will spend two-days in Accra attending the First UNWTO Presidential Leadership Taskforce on Women Empowerment on Tourism Sector with Focus on Africa, where she will be part of a discussion panel under […]

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Nigeria to sign MoU on assets recovery with South Africa ― Magu

Magu Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, on Friday said plans were underway for an MOU between Nigeria and South Africa on assets recovery and repatriation. Magu disclosed this at the closing ceremony of the two-week capacity-building and mentorship programme for 10 officials of the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission […]

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Burnaboy’s concert cancelled in South Africa over fear of violence

By Emmanuel Okogba Organisers have cancelled two concerts that were supposed to feature Nigerian pop-star Burnaboy over “increasing threats of violence”, Vanguard reports. Burnaboy was billed to appear in what was referred to as Africans Unite concerts in Cape Town and Pretoria at the weekend. The announcement of him going to feature drew mixed reactions […]

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South Africa ‘among the most unequal countries in the world’

Black South Africans earn on average three times less than their white counterparts, a report into inequality in South Africa has found. It said that the average monthly salary among black people – who account for 80% of the population – was 6,899 rand ($466,90; £362,60) while the figure was 24,646 rand ($1667,95; £1295,35) for […]

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South Africa post office murderer given life for killing Uyinene Mrwetyana

South African post office worker Luyanda Botha has been handed three life sentences after admitting to the rape and murder of 19-year-old student Uyinene Mrwetyana. Her killing in August sparked large protests over the high levels of violence against women in the country. There were brief cheers in the court on Friday as the sentence […]

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Malema assures Burna Boy of protection if he visits South Africa

South Africa’s firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has tweeted to reassure Nigerian music star Burna Boy of his safety if he visits South Africa next weekend. Malema tweeted: “Looking forward to receiving and being entertained by my brother @burnaboy here at his home called South Africa. There’s no mascot that can stop him from performing, […]

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Ghana signs $2.3bn concession for SkyTrain Project

Government has signed the Concession Agreement for the construction of the Accra SkyTrain Project. The deal was signed on the sidelines of the ongoing African Investment Forum, on Monday. The signing of the SkyTrain agreement means feasibility studies to determine the bankability of the project will commence soon. At the signing ceremony, President Akufo-Addo described […]

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We’re proud of you, Nigerians in Russia tell Buhari

As President pledges to protect Diaspora Nigerians Nigerian community in Russian federation. PHOTO: Sunday Aghaeze By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja Nigerians in Russia have told President Muhammadu Buhari that they are proud of him for his display maturity and patriotism by visiting South Africa at the wake of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country. […]

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Renewed attacks: Nigerian authorities on top of the situation ― Dabiri-Erewa

By Victoria Ojeme Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has stated that the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and South Africa will ensure implementation of the Early Warning Signal mechanisms recently signed between both countries in South Africa, as part of the efforts to curb xenophobic attacks. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians […]

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Herman Mashaba: Johannesburg’s black mayor resigns over DA race row

One of the most senior politicians in South Africa’s historically white main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has resigned his post and quit the party over how it handles race. Herman Mashaba’s election victory in 2016 saw him become the first non-ANC mayor of Johannesburg since 1994. But at a press conference on Monday, he said: […]

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‘Made in Africa’ smartphone plant opens in South Africa

Mara technology company} on Thursday opened South Africa’s first smartphone manufacturing plant where it will produce its “Made within Africa“ phones along with a facility in Rwanda. Mara founder, Ashish Thakkar, said at the inauguration of the smartphone production plant in the South African coastal city of Durban that, “today proves that we Africans do […]

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Post-Buhari visit: Why many returnees won’t go back to S/Africa — Okoli, leader of Nigerian community

By Charles Kumolu, Deputy Editor President of Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa, NICASA, Ben Okoli, in this interview, tells Sunday Vanguard how Nigerians are settling down after recent xenophobic attacks and the import of fence-mending meetings between Nigeria and South Africa. He also speaks on the fate of Nigerian returnees. •Okoli President Muhammadu Buhari […]

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Akwa Ibom indigenes make case for victims of xenophobic attacks

Mr Kingsley Ibokette, President associated with Akwa Ibom Indigenes Association in South Africa, has called on the Federal Government to assist Nigerians affected by xenophobia in order to re-settle. Ibokette said in a statement e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Pretoria, S. africa on Sunday that the particular attacks unsettled many Nigerians […]

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Selling added value: The case of Wines of South Africa

The importance of agriculture in Africa’s development agenda, as a driver of economic growth, transformation and in helping end hunger has been reiterated over the years if not decades. The 2014 Malabo Declaration for example and the re-commitment to the principles of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) (which is Africa’s policy framework for […]

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Obasanjo visits South Africa’s Ramaphosa, presents latest book

Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo visited the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, while he also presented his latest book to him during the courtesy visit. Obasanjo according to Channels TV report presented the latest book he co-authored titled “Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage”, to the South African leader. President Ramaphosa thanked […]

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South Africans urged to withdraw ‘enough cash’ ahead of banking strike

South Africans have been urged to withdraw sufficient cash to sustain livelihoods during an anticipated national strike in the banking sector. Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and banking services will be shut down on Friday, as the country’s biggest financial union Sasbo leads a strike against retrenchments. Sasbo’s Joe Kokela cautioned South Africans to brace themselves […]

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