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Minister urges citizens to promote Brand S/Africa

Journalducameroun.com - 14 minutes ago
Speaking in Cape Town at the weekend, the minister said through Brand South Africa (SA), her ministry would work with all sectors of society to promote the country domestically and abroad. “Now is the time for all South Africans to play their role as...

The 12th TLV Fest showcases LGBT film productions from Israel, abroad

The Jerusalem Post - 15 hours ago
It's a South African film about Xolani, a lonely factory worker, who travels to the mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood, and tries to hide the fact that he falls in love with a young man there. The ...and...

South African Players Abroad

Soccer Laduma - 15 hours ago
Tokelo Rantie marked his call-up to the Bafana Bafana squad with a goal, as he helped Genclerbirligi claim a 2-1 win over Bursaspor on Sunday afternoon. Genclerbirligi fell behind after 16 minutes, but Rantie brought his side level in the 72nd minute ...and...

Following In Benni's Footsteps – The Start Of Something Big For Zungu?

Soccer Laduma - 24 hours ago
With Portuguese giants Benfica reportedly interested in securing the services of Bongani Zungu, it would appear that the South African midfielder has the chance to create the platform for becoming a South African legend, just as Benni McCarthy did over...

South Africa: Calls for Citizens to Be Ambassadors of BrandSA

AllAfrica.com - 3 days ago
Delivering her maiden Budget Vote at the National Assembly on Friday, the Minister said through Brand South Africa (SA), the Ministry will work with all sectors of society to promote the country domestically and abroad. The Minister said the work of ...and...

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Sarb fines Gupta-targeted Habib Overseas Bank

Moneyweb - 3 days ago
Habib Overseas Bank is among seven banks fined by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) in 2016 for failure to comply with provisions of the Financial ...and...

Had always wanted to come to county cricket: Dane Vilas

Cricbuzz - 3 days ago
The current strength of the pound against the South African rand means players can earn up to three times more in county cricket than, say, in South Africa's domestic competition. In addition, with Britain's exit from the EU looming, the opportunity to ...and...

Banks slapped with fines for weak anti-money laundering controls

Mail & Guardian - 3 days ago
... banks have been slapped with administrative fines by the South African Reserve Bank, for weak anti-money laundering and combating of financing terrorism controls. The banks include Investec, Absa, Standard Chartered, as well as Habib Overseas Bank.and...

Universities' dependence on overseas donors could backfire

Business Day (registration) - 1 week ago
Many South African tertiary educational institutions depend highly on a few international donors for their philanthropic income. For many years, information about the state of philanthropic support to higher education in SA was sparse and scattered...

Enter the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition

Artslink.co.za News (press release) - 1 week ago
Dyer is a multi-award winning Motswana-South African pianist, composer and producer. His recent career highlights include playing at the opening of the London Jazz Festival (2015), showcasing his Trio at Jazzahead in Bremen, Germany (2016), headlining ...and...

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South Africa's Famous Brands scraps full-year dividend

London South East (registration) (blog) - 3 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG, May 29 (Reuters) - South African fast food group Famous Brands scrapped its dividend on Monday for the first time in 13 years, seeking to conserve capital after debt levels rose following seven acquisitions, which include Gourmet Burger ...and...

South African batsman Levi taken to hospital

The Nation - 8 hours ago
LONDON - South African batsman Richard Levi has been taken to hospital after being hit on the head batting for his English county side Northamptonshire in their Second Division match with Worcestershire on Sunday. The 29-year-old -- who played 13 ...and...

Stokes, Wood shine as England snatch win from South Africa

Himalayan Times - 23 hours ago
LONDON: Ben Stokes smashed a blistering century and Mark Wood bowled an excellent final over as England beat South Africa by two runs in the second one-day international in Southampton on Saturday for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ...and...

Ben Stokes scores century as England clinch ODI series against South Africa with thrilling final over win

Mirror.co.uk - 2 days ago
And England can toast Big Ben's heroics – and his Durham team-mate Mark Wood's superlative last over, where South Africa needed just seven to level the Royal London series – with a drop of the hard stuff after a gripping two-run win at the Ageas Bowl.and...

Slain East London toddler laid to rest

Daily dispatch - 2 days ago
That all South African men become better role models and protectors of women and children was the heartfelt prayer uttered today at the funeral of slain three-year-old Jayde Amber Veldman. 1 of 3. 3-year-old Jayde Veldman was laid to rest this ...and...

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South African ruling party debates fate of president

WHIO - 20 hours ago
FILE -- In this photo taken Monday, May 1, 2017 South African President Jacob Zuma attends a May Day rally in Bloemfontein, South Africa, where he was jeered by labor unionists and his speech was cancelled. Ruling party critics of Zuma pushed for...

Following In Benni's Footsteps – The Start Of Something Big For Zungu?

Soccer Laduma - 24 hours ago
With Portuguese giants Benfica reportedly interested in securing the services of Bongani Zungu, it would appear that the South African midfielder has the chance to create the platform for becoming a South African legend, just as Benni McCarthy did over...

South African grapefruit exporters not rushing things during peak season

FreshPlaza - 3 days ago
“The European market is emptier than we expected, with many South African producers sending to Asia/southeast Asia or the Far East. Apart from remnants from Spain, Israel and the USA, we're about the only ones with grapefruit at the moment,” says...

Africa is still the cradle of humankind

Independent Online - 3 days ago
The theory that humankind originated in Europe was abandoned in 1924 when the first Australopithecus was discovered in South Africa, writes Julien Benoit. Africa is not the cradle of humankind: that's the claim by a group of scientists who've just ...and...

Letter From Pretoria

Carnegie Europe - 3 days ago
Europe's continuing economic presence underlines the somewhat uncomfortable line that South Africa straddles as a country that professes discomfort with the neoliberal (read: Western) global order but nevertheless remains deeply engaged with it ...and...

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South African Lindo Mfeka was on target again for USA side Reno 1868

KickOff.com - 4 days ago
South African winger Lindo Mfeka continued his fine start to life with USA side Reno 1868 with a second goal in as many games for the team. Mfeka netted in a 4-0 victory over Tulsa Roughnecks, which followed his strike in the 6-0 win over Seattle...

South Africa's first privately owned nanosatellite ready for release

defenceWeb - 5 days ago
... international project which has put South Africa on the international satellite map. Thank you to all our project partners including Pinkmatter Solutions, Space Advisory Company, NewSpace Systems, Stellenbosch University, CubeSpace, Simera ...and...

Coach Tim Miller MHAA Tennis USA program locally in Mint Hill

Mint Hill Times - 5 days ago
In May 2008 Tim Miller met George Kriek, a native of South Africa and a Tennis professional at the Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Tim who is a native of Mount Airy bonded with George and they remain good friends today....

South African big game hunter crushed by elephant

THV 11 - 6 days ago
A South African big game hunter was crushed to death by an elephant on a Zimbabwe game reserve, according to South African outlet News 24. Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a hunt when his group stumbled upon a breeding group of elephants at a game ...and...

Pirates' Gift Ngoepe, first MLB player from Africa, wants 'to be an inspiration'

USA TODAY - 6 days ago
Ngoepe might have grown up 8,000 miles away in Randburg, South Africa, but every time he walks into a new clubhouse, whether it's at PNC Park in Pittsburgh or SunTrust Park in Atlanta where he's visiting for the first time this week, it reminds him of...

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Watch: South African police pelt suspected fruit thieves with apples

TVNZ - 3 hours ago
Associated Press. A group of South African police have been caught on camera pelting suspected thieves with apples. Play Video .... Stefanovic launches tirade over the coverage of Schapelle Corby's return to Australia. Source: 9News. Ms Corby has not ...and...

Chappell reveals which four teams have the best chance of winning the Champions Trophy

Batting with Bimal (blog) - 4 hours ago
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels that South Africa, Australia, England and India are the four frontrunners to win the Champions Trophy next month. England will host the tournament, which already gives them an advantage. However, Chappell ...and...

South African police pelt suspected fruit thieves with apples

TVNZ - 4 hours ago
The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported. If you continue to have issues please refer to our help section: http://tvnz.co.nz/tvnz-corporate-comms/feedback-form-4935039 - Refresh ...and...

Government Boosts African Humanitarian Aid

Pro Bono Australia - 6 hours ago
Bishop announced on Monday the new funding would bring Australia's contribution towards the international response to conflict, drought and famine in Africa to approximately $68 million since July 2016. “More than 5.8 million people in South Sudan are ...and...

Australia increases food aid to Africa

The West Australian - 8 hours ago
Australia will provide close to $20 million in extra emergency assistance for five African countries where millions are at risk of starvation. The money will provide emergency food, healthcare, water and sanitation to people in South Sudan, Ethiopia ...and...

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