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Nigerians and xenophobic South Africans

Nigeria Today - 12 hours ago
What eminently captures the tragedy of contemporary Nigeria is that its citizens who lack a huge helping from the national treasury are vulnerable to being haunted at home and abroad. Overwhelmed by the hostility of their home country sired by decades ...and...

Woburn students complete research projects abroad

Wicked Local Woburn - 15 hours ago
McLean of Woburn, a member of the class of 2018 majoring in mechanical engineering, was a member of a student team that completed a project in Cape Town, South Africa. The project was titled “Exploring Market Prospects for a South African Wine...

Letter To the Editor

Fordham Ram (registration) - 1 day ago
I am writing in response to your recent article entitled “Study Abroad South Africa Suspended,” published on January 25, 2017. For the past 18 years I have traveled regularly to Africa to support Fordham University's partnership with Catholic Relief...

If Zuma removes any Treasury minister – hold onto your wallets

BizNews - 1 day ago
This should worry South Africans. The country's current account deficit in the third quarter of 2016 was 4.1%. This means that the sum of imports and external debt – borrowing from abroad – is larger than the sum of its exports and lending abroad ...and...

Fighting for Justice at Home and Abroad: Students for Justice in Palestine

The University Times - 2 days ago
O'Rourke explains that the movement is “modelled on the global struggle against apartheid South Africa”, drawing a link between the treatment of black people as second-class citizens in apartheid South Africa and the treatment of Arabs in Israel. The ...and...

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Nigerians and xenophobic South Africans

Nigeria Today - 12 hours ago
What eminently captures the tragedy of contemporary Nigeria is that its citizens who lack a huge helping from the national treasury are vulnerable to being haunted at home and abroad. Overwhelmed by the hostility of their home country sired by decades ...and...

Mediocrity must fall!

Sport24 - 1 day ago
It wasn't so until 2016 when the core of South African rugby's Super Rugby players paraded as charities for leaking tries, losing matches and gifting overseas opposition bonus points. The emphatic embarrassment of 2016 Super Rugby - the Lions being the ...and...

Is South Africa's significant tourism growth sustainable?

Bizcommunity.com - 1 day ago
Although South Africa saw a 12.8% increase in the number of overnight tourists recorded during 2016 compared to 2015, further analysis of data indicates that there is still significant work to be done to ensure long-term, sustainable and successful ...and...

South Africa: China Remains Leading Growth Market for S. African Tourism Industry

AllAfrica.com - 2 days ago
Britain remained the leading source market for overseas arrivals to South Africa in 2016 (447,840 arrivals) followed by the United States (345,013) and Germany (311,832). Tourism is a significant economic sector around the world, and it makes a ...and...

England's Stokes to become highest paid overseas IPL player

Stabroek News - 2 days ago
With England hosting South Africa in a one-day series in May, Stokes is set to miss the final phase of the April 5-May 21 tournament, yet the bidding surged from his base price of 20 million rupees. Pune owner Sanjiv Goenka told reporters that Stokes...

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Why is Nigeria's President Buhari still in London?

BBC News - 4 hours ago
It turned out that Big Brother was actually being filmed in South Africa - a decision that led Nigeria's information minister to launch an investigation. While the howls of protests from outraged Big Brother fans soon died down, the clamour over ...and...

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks power to fresh 19-mth highs, rand firms

Reuters - 5 hours ago
LONDON Feb 23 Emerging equities powered to fresh 19-month highs on Thursday after U.S. Federal Reserve minutes suggested the Fed would hold off a March rate hike, while the South African rand briefly hit a one-week high after Wednesday's budget.and...

EXTRA: Mondi Confident Of Navigating Any Challenges In 2017

London South East (registration) (blog) - 6 hours ago
LONDON (Alliance News) - Anglo-South African paper and packaging company Mondi PLC hiked its dividend and reported profit growth for 2016 as it expressed confidence on the year ahead despite potential challenges it may face. Shares in the group were ...and...

Barclays reports surprise capital boost as legal costs loom

Reuters - 6 hours ago
While Barclays profits were lower than expected, they nearly trebled from a year earlier as the bank emerges from an overhaul in which it is shedding unwanted assets, including most of its African business, to focus on the United States and Britain.and...

South Africa's Barclays Africa lifts FY profit

London South East (registration) (blog) - 10 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 23 (Reuters) - South African lender Barclays Africa reported a slower pace of earnings growth with a 5 percent rise in year profit on Thursday, hit by rate hikes at home and sluggish growth in Africa which hit consumption and ...and...

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How European-Based NGOs Block Crop Biotechnology Adoption In Africa

Genetic Literacy Project - 2 hours ago
It was disheartening to learn in June 2016 that the European Parliament adopted a report on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (NAFSN) stating that any support to African agriculture should be confined to the “agro-ecology family farming ...and...

South Africa's Bidcorp posts 21 pct rise in half-year profit

Nasdaq - 9 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 23 (Reuters) - South Africa'sBid Corporation (Bidcorp) <BIDJ.J> reported a 20.6 percent rise in half-year profit on Thursday, buoyed by strong sales growth in Europe and emerging markets. The foodservice group, spun out of Bidvest ...and...

World in Progress: South Africa – promised land for refugees?

Deutsche Welle - 1 day ago
And South African law grants asylum seekers more rights there than the UN Refugee Convention demands. But not all is as great as it seems on paper. What can European countries experiencing an influx of refugees right now learn from South...

South Africa: Statement of the National Chairman, Mr Fred T Phaswana, to the Annual Meeting of the National Council

AllAfrica.com - 1 day ago
Over the next few years, the global landscape will change significantly. We can be observers or active shapers. In the face of a more protectionist US, Europe is already looking more aggressively to 'pivot' economically to Asia. In Africa, AGOA runs to...

UPDATE 1-CEO of South Africa's Group Five quits as swings to loss

Reuters - 1 day ago
JOHANNESBURG Feb 22 Group Five's chief executive is to leave, the South African construction group said on Wednesday as it recorded its first six-month loss in 11 years due to a 255 million rand ($19 million) settlement with the country's government ...and...

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Budget speech 'meaningless' should Gordhan get the boot

The South African - 2 days ago
These include the outcome of protectionist/ anti-globalisation sentiments in the USA, Britain, and the European Union; the unknown magnitude and effect of growing debt levels in China; and the impact of rising interest rates in the USA. In South Africa ...and...

How have Trump's immigrant rulings changed things for South Africans wanting to move to the US?

The South African - 6 days ago
If you are a South African and have no dual citizenship or residence of the seven countries mentioned in the Executive Order, you will typically not encounter any automatic revocation of any visa or Green Card which you currently hold, or may be ...and...

South Africa: Mbeki Quizzes Sudan Presidency On Ceasefire

AllAfrica.com - 1 week ago
South Africa: Mbeki Quizzes Sudan Presidency On Ceasefire ... Ibrahim Mahmoud, reiterated his government's commitment and "willingness to sign a cessation of hostilities and a comprehensive cease-fire in the conflict zones and allow the delivery of ...and...

GLOBAL CHROME WRAP: Ore stand-off continues as South Africans stand firm; FeCr edges higher in USA

Metalbulletin.com (subscription) - 1 week ago
The stand-off between South African chrome ore producers and their customers in China has continued for another week, leaving market participants speculating over which side will crack first, and causing some regional ferro-chrome markets to slow, ...and...

5 important things happening in South Africa today

BusinessTech - 1 week ago
As long as the discussions intended will not end up as making South Africa a dumping ground for all goods excessively produced in the United States of America. This is something that seems to be the best the Yanks can deliver to an already...

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Kepler suspected Cronje of fixing matches long before getting caught in 2000

Daily News & Analysis - 36 minutes ago
Wessels, who represented Australia in the 1970s and 1980s before returning to play for South Africa after the end of apartheid brought the removal of an ICC ban against playing the Proteas, has now 15 years later opened up on the issue. According to ...and...

List of Top Equity Returns Since 1900 Starts With South Africa

Bloomberg - 1 hour ago
Commodity-rich nations such as South Africa, Australia, the U.S. and Canada enjoyed buffers against global turbulence because of their natural resources, but have developed their economies to rely on newer industries such as financials, technology and ...and...

Currencies on five continents flag risks to bullish growth story

gulfnews.com - 5 hours ago
While they've driven gains in 2017, currencies of commodity-led nations such as Australia, South Africa and Brazil are struggling to regain the momentum they enjoyed before Donald Trump's election sparked a year-end reversal. This could foreshadow an ...and...

Rugby-Super Rugby results and standings

Economic Times - 5 hours ago
Sharks (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1=. Lions (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1=. Jaguares (Argentina) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1=. Cheetahs (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1=. Bulls (South Africa) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 FIXTURES (GMT) Reds (Australia) v ...and...

South African center offers hope for abandoned babies

WHIO - 6 hours ago
The "baby bin" was started by South African Baptist pastor Cheryl Allen, and now her son, Richard, is chief executive at Door of Hope. .... This image made from video shows the site of a plane crash at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday, Feb.and...

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