CAPE TOWN South Africa's lower house of parliament will vote on a motion of no-confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa next week, the parliament said on Thursday, but the motion has little chance of succeeding.
JOHANNESBURG A top official in South Africa's governing African National Congress was granted bail on Friday, in a graft case that has highlighted divisions within a party whose dominance has been unchallenged since the 1994 end of white-minority rule.
JOHANNESBURG Senior members of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) met to discuss an arrest warrant issued for Secretary-General Ace Magashule but did not ask him to step down, a top party official said on Wednesday.
CAPE TOWN South African researchers plan to release scores of abandoned, hand-reared African penguin chicks at the Western Cape's De Hoop nature reserve, boosting efforts to start a new breeding colony of the seabirds at risk of extinction. | Video
CAPE TOWN The South African government pledged to freeze public sector wages for the next three years to contain a yawning budget deficit but forecast that debt would peak at a higher level in a mid-term budget unveiled on Wednesday.
* Airline SAA gets 10.5 bln rand for rescue plan
(Adds detail on debt trajectory, union reaction)
* Ramaphosa sees public works as key to attracting
CAPE TOWN A South African company part-owned by the government is in talks with the global COVID-19 vaccine distribution scheme and pharmaceutical companies to produce some of the vaccines the country needs to protect itself against the disease.
CAPE TOWN, Sept 17 South Africa's
pandemic-battered tourism sector on Thursday welcomed a
government decision to allow international travel from Oct. 1
but officials worried restrictions on key markets facing high
infection rates could curtail any recovery.
CAPE TOWN Lisa Krohn's Ashanti Lodge in Cape Town - normally abuzz with backpackers from around the world - today sits largely empty, a sign of how the pandemic has crushed South Africa's tourist industry.