Bafana “ready” to crush CAR

Pretoria – Bafana Bafana head coach, Gordon Igesund is aiming to stick to his offensive strategy to collect maximum points in the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Central African Republic (CAR) and Ethiopia next month. “We beat CAR convincingly in Cape Town in March, and we want to continue with our attacking game … Continue reading “Bafana “ready” to crush CAR”

Zambia needs to explain what VP means – SA

Pretoria – The South African government says it has taken note of the negative remarks on South Africa attributed to Guy Scott, the Vice President of the Republic of Zambia. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said it would take the matter up “through the appropriate diplomatic channels”. Zambia and South Africa normally … Continue reading “Zambia needs to explain what VP means – SA”

Govt. tells Angolans to go home

Pretoria – Government has encouraged all Angolans who sought refuge in South Africa as a result of the civil war in Angola, to voluntary avail themselves for repatriation. The repatriation is in line with the cessation declared by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and supports the efforts to enhance regional integration. Government of … Continue reading “Govt. tells Angolans to go home”

Government allocates R452 million to CAF

Pretoria – The approval of funding for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) to be held in South Africa next year has been received with much enthusiasm by the Local Organising Committee (LOC). Government has made an allocation of R452 million to the LOC for the continental tournament, of which only R83 million is … Continue reading “Government allocates R452 million to CAF”

2013 CAF draw to be undertaken tonight

By Nthambeleni Gabara Durban – The stage is set for the 2013 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) final draw where the 16 participating national teams will know whom they will be facing and in which city they will be based for the group stage matches. Later this evening, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will … Continue reading “2013 CAF draw to be undertaken tonight”

Nyamwasa “may lose refugee status” for City Press allegations

Pretoria – Claims made by a former general that certain Rwandan citizens claim to have engaged in political activities against the Rwandan government “with the approval of the South African Government” are devoid of truth, said the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco). “It should be noted that South Africa and Rwanda maintain friendly … Continue reading “Nyamwasa “may lose refugee status” for City Press allegations”

African Renaissance Fund puts R120 mil into SKA project

Pretoria – South Africa’s cabinet has welcomed the R120 million funding from the African Renaissance Fund for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project to construct a network of single dish antennae called the African Very Long Baseline Interferometer (VLBI) Network. South Africa and its eight African partner countries in the SKA will also use the … Continue reading “African Renaissance Fund puts R120 mil into SKA project”

Dlamini-Zuma to chair AUC

By Chris Bathembu Addis Ababa – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) exploded with jubilation following news on Sunday night that South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma had won her bid to become the first woman to lead the powerful African Union Commission. Dlamini Zuma, one of South Africa’s longest serving cabinet ministers, … Continue reading “Dlamini-Zuma to chair AUC”

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”