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3rd Edition of Connected Africa Summit to take place in Johannesburg

After the grand success of the previous edition, the Connected Africa is back, back much bigger stronger and larger than before, themed “Transforming to Telco’s of the Future”. The 3rd Edition of Connected Africa, Africa’s premier Telecom Summit delivering holistic insight into digital infrastructure developments and trends. Organised by The International Center for Strategic Alliances is scheduled for the 25th… Read More
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Opinion: Understanding South Africa’s Energy Crisis

Witnessing the far-reaching effects of South Africa’s continuing power cuts has been tremendously disheartening. The frequent and extended power outages taking place have left businesses in Africa’s most industrialized country struggling to function. Manufacturing is suffering. The national economy is taking a hit. The prolonged darkness is emboldening thieves and pushing crime rates up. And as state-owned utility Eskom spends… Read More
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Multichoice and Comcast to create streaming service in Africa

Africa’s biggest pay TV company, MultiChoice Group has said on Thursday that it has entered into an agreement with U.S.-based media conglomerate Comcast to create a pan-Africa video streaming platform. The new streaming service, which will be built on MultiChoice’s streaming platform Showmax, will be 70% owned by the company, it said. As part of the partnership MultiChoice will relaunch… Read More
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South Africa’s president declares state of disaster over power cuts

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a state of disaster to deal with the country’s energy crisis. His announcement gives the government additional powers to tackle the crippling electricity shortages. In recent months, the power crisis has worsened, affecting both domestic and commercial consumers. According to Mr. Ramaphosa, South Africa would emerge with a more efficient energy network. The… Read More
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South Africa: Mass shooting at a party leaves 8 dead

Gunmen have killed eight people at a birthday party in Gqeberha city in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Four others were injured during the mass shooting. Reports say the two unidentified gunmen “randomly shot at guests” who were dancing and mingling at a house party in Kwazakhle township, police say. No arrests have been made but a manhunt is under… Read More
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Ronaldo makes South Africa gaffe at Al Nassr unveiling

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo had a slip of the tongue at his official unveiling with Al Nassr on Tuesday after he mistook Saudi Arabia for South Africa. He joined Al Nassr as a free agent on Friday after leaving Manchester United. “The football is different, so for me it’s not the end of my career to come to South Africa.… Read More
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South Africa: Ramaphosa wins re-election as ANC leader

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected leader of the governing African National Congress (ANC) at a party leadership contest. Mr Ramaphosa was battling allegations of money laundering but defeated his rival Zweli Mkhize by 2,476 votes to 1,897. Mr Mkhize was the health minister in Mr Ramaphosa’s government, until he was forced to resigned last year over allegations… Read More
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South African MPs vote against impeaching Ramaphosa over graft report

– – South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday voted against starting an impeachment process against President Cyril Ramaphosa. Lawmakers voted to reject the report by a panel of experts that found preliminary evidence Ramaphosa may have committed misconduct. The case relates to the Phala Phala farm scandal, in which the president is accused of a cover-up when the theft of foreign… Read More
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South Africa: Ramaphosa faces parliament vote on graft report

– – South Africa’s parliament will hold a special sitting on Tuesday to debate a corruption report that concluded that President Cyril Ramaphosa may have broken his oath of office. The report was put together by a panel of legal experts. The case relates to the Phala Phala farm scandal, in which the president is accused of a cover-up when the… Read More
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South Africa bans religious preaching on trains

– – South Africa’s passenger rail agency (Prasa) has banned religious preaching, gambling and informal trading in its new trains. Local media outlets reported that rail agency said the move will enhance passenger safety and onboard cleanliness. The agency’s spokesperson Lilian Mofokeng is quoted as saying that the move is part of measures to ensure that “one particular behavioural system of… Read More