• Zuma to delegation to Israel over Gaza invasion

    Zuma to send delegation to Israel over Gaza invasion

    President Jacob Zuma is to send a delegation to Israel to convey South Africa's concerns over the mounting loss of civilian lives through Israel's invasion of the Gaza strip, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane announced on Tuesday.

  • 1995 Rugby World Cup: Nelson Mandela congratulates Springbok captain Francois Pienaar

    Global Watch to 'red-card racism in sport'

    South African activist, politician and businessman Tokyo Sexwale was joined by former president Thabo Mbeki, former cricket administrator Ali Bacher and Comrades Marathon legend Bruce Fordyce at the Johannesburg launch of a new global initiative to tackle discrimination in sport on Monday.

  • Moses Mabhida Stadium

    Durban's 2022 Games bid highlighted in Glasgow

    South African delegates, led by Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula, made an impassioned plea for Durban to be named host of the 2022 Games at the Commonwealth Games Federation's general assembly in Glasgow on Monday.

  • Workers at Harmony Gold Mine in Welkom, Free State province

    South Africa looks into national minimum wage

    The Department of Labour is set to launch a major investigation into the possibility of introducing of a national minimum wage in order to bring down levels of inequality in the country, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

  • Fruit packing at Bavaria farm in Hoedspruit, Limpopo province

    South Africa to benefit from EU trade pact

    Improved market access for South African exports of wine, sugar, ethanol and some fruit products are among the benefits set to flow from the trade deal recently concluded between the European Union and seven southern African countries, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

  • Broadcasting African documentaries to Africa

    Broadcasting African documentaries to Africa

    South Africa's Durban International Film Festival initiated a world first on Monday as it began broadcasting a full week of African documentary films to television audiences across sub-Saharan Africa.

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