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South Africa faces backlash over xenophobic attacks on migrant workers

South Africa faces backlash over xenophobic attacks on migrant workers

South Africa is facing a backlash from the rest of the continent over the targeting of immigrants in a wave of xenophobic violence. South African vehicles were pelted with stones in Mozambique on Friday and South African companies are reportedly being threatened with closure in Nigeria. Protests have been held…

Insurer growth ambitions in Africa to also benefit mobile operators

Insurer growth ambitions in Africa to also benefit mobile operators

With insurance penetration in South Africa being one of the highest in the world, the economy growing slowly and consumer disposable income under pressure, making it difficult to grow premiums, South Africa’s insurers have been looking to the rest of the continent for prospects. “The big four life insurers are…

ANC wins “free and fair” SA elections, Malema in parliement

ANC wins “free and fair” SA elections, Malema in parliement

The African Union said the South African national and provincial elections were free and fair. “The mission’s preliminary conclusion is that the 2014 national and provincial elections of South Africa were held in a conducive environment which allowed the electorate to effectively participate in the electoral process and to exercise…

As Discontent With The ANC Increases, Is The EFF A Sober Alternative?

As Discontent With The ANC Increases, Is The EFF A Sober Alternative?

Until recently, South Africa lay claim to the title of Africa`s biggest economy, being the beacon of its former President Thabo Mbeki`s vision of an African renaissance. Two decades post independence, the rainbow nation is at a precipice. Unemployment, particularly amongst the youths is high, service delivery has been a…

Nelson Mandela laid to rest in his rural home

Nelson Mandela laid to rest in his rural home

Local dignitaries and international VIPs including the Prince of Wales and Oprah Winfrey attended the church service, before Mr Mandela was lowered into the ground at around 11am British time. Nelson Mandela’s remains were returned to his beloved rural childhood village of Qunu on the eve of a traditional burial,…

World mourns the passing of an icon

World mourns the passing of an icon

South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Mr Mandela led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities. He had been receiving intensive medical care at home for a lung…