“Hollande and Zuma to address inter-country business forum”

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has hailed French President Francois Hollande’s first state visit to South Africa as an important milestone in the bilateral relations between South Africa and France. “President Hollande’s visit has further solidified the existing relations between our two countries. We have strengthened cooperation in existing areas and opened doors in new … Continue reading ““Hollande and Zuma to address inter-country business forum””

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”

S.Africa to meet EU over Iran oil sanctions

Pretoria – South Africa will be sending a delegation to Brussels to discuss the impact on South Africa caused by the European Union-led sanctions on Iran crude oil exports. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said it was important that South Africa briefs the EU on the effects of such sanctions on the economy, … Continue reading “S.Africa to meet EU over Iran oil sanctions”

“Name South Africa’s two new universities”

Cape Town – South Africans have been given the chance to name the country’s two new universities, which are set to be built in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape. Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande said the proposed names for each university should reflect attributes such as South Africa’s new democracy, inclusiveness, growth … Continue reading ““Name South Africa’s two new universities””

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”

S.Africa “land of gold” – says president

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma says that South Africa is the “land of gold”, after Chad Le Clos won the men’s 200 metre butterfly race at the London Olympics 2012 yesterday. Zuma said the nation was filled with pride and joy, and described Le Clos as one of South Africa’s finest and youngest athletes. “Our … Continue reading “S.Africa “land of gold” – says president”

SABC buys Bafana away rights – for R28 million

By Nthambeleni Gabara Johannesburg – South Africans will be able to watch all Bafana Bafana 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2015 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying matches live. This comes after the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and SPORTFIVE on Thursday signed a R28 million three-year deal to make the public broadcaster the exclusive … Continue reading “SABC buys Bafana away rights – for R28 million”

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”

Do not create disability camps – Minister

Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, Deputy Minister for Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, has warned tertiary institutions to not create “disability camp” for disabled students. In her visit to South African universities, she said facilities in the institutions of higher learning should be inclusive in order to empower disabled students. The visit – aimed at … Continue reading “Do not create disability camps – Minister”