S.Africa expresses condolence to Nigeria

Pretoria – President Zuma has sent his condolences to Nigeria, following Sunday’s airplane crash which claimed the lives of more than 150 people. “We join the government and the people of Nigeria in mourning this tragic loss of life,” said Zuma on Monday morning. He said his thoughts and prayers were with the families and … Continue reading “S.Africa expresses condolence to Nigeria”

Nigeria’s Jonathan declares three days of mourning plain crash

Pretoria – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning after one of the West African country’s worst plane crashes killed at least 193 people in the economic capital, Lagos, on Sunday. Jonathan has directed that the Nigerian flag be flown at half-mast for national mourning. He has also ordered the fullest … Continue reading “Nigeria’s Jonathan declares three days of mourning plain crash”

Egyptians protest Mubarak verdict

Pretoria – Thousands of Egyptians on Sunday flocked to Egyptian capital Cairo’s Tahrir Square, protesting against the verdicts delivered to ex-president Hosni Mubarak, his sons, former interior minister Habib Adli and his six aids. Among the protesters’ demands were suspending the presidential elections and forming a civil presidential council, purifying the judiciary system and media, … Continue reading “Egyptians protest Mubarak verdict”

Mduli suspended with full pay

Pretoria – Police have confirmed that former Crime Intelligence head Lieutenant General Richard Mdluli has been suspended. “A letter of suspension was served to his lawyers. The suspension is effective from 26 May,” South African Police Services (SAPS) spokesperson Brigadier Lindela Mashigo told BuaNews on Sunday. Mashigo added that the acting National Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General … Continue reading “Mduli suspended with full pay”

S.Africa may ditch Iran for Nigeria – to comply with a US order

Cape Town – With the uncertainty over supply of oil from Iran, South Africa is looking to Nigeria to purchase its oil, the Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said, following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with the Vice-President of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo, on Wednesday. South Africa may be forced to comply with a US … Continue reading “S.Africa may ditch Iran for Nigeria – to comply with a US order”

What the YCL told you is “not true” – Treasury

Pretoria – National Treasury has refuted comments by the Young Communist League (YCL) over a pilot project on the youth wage subsidy. On Tuesday, the YCL issued a statement saying that the pilot project run by the University of the Witwatersrand on behalf of the National Treasury had proved to be a failure, Treasury noted … Continue reading “What the YCL told you is “not true” – Treasury”

PetroSA and Sinopec partner for “Africa’s largest refinery”

Pretoria – The state oil company PetroSA has partnered with China’s Sinopec Group to work together in pushing the building of the proposed Mthombo crude oil refinery project, PetroSA said on Monday. Construction of the Mthombo project, which will be the biggest refinery in Africa, is expected to start this year, with the refinery to … Continue reading “PetroSA and Sinopec partner for “Africa’s largest refinery””

Sudan releases captives following Mbeki intervention

Pretoria – The four men who were arrested by the Sudanese army three weeks ago were on Sunday released and turned over to the African Union (AU) chief mediator Thabo Mbeki. The men – one South African, Briton, Norwegian and South Sudanese interpreter – were accused of spying for South Sudan. They have been handed … Continue reading “Sudan releases captives following Mbeki intervention”

Sudan “willing to settle” – Mbeki

Khartoum- African Union (AU) mediator, former President Thabo Mbeki, on Saturday said the Sudanese government is willing to settle its differences with South Sudan through dialogue, provided that the security issue is set as its top priority. Mbeki, acting as head of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan, held talks in Khartoum with Sudanese … Continue reading “Sudan “willing to settle” – Mbeki”

S.Africa still deciding on US and EU Iran sanctions

Pretoria – South Africa is working on “the most appropriate” response to the European Union (EU) and US crude oil sanctions on Iran, says the Department of Energy. “We’re looking at a range of options. Come end of May, Cabinet would have pronounced the most South African-appropriate response to the EU and US sanctions on … Continue reading “S.Africa still deciding on US and EU Iran sanctions”