South Africa: Mamphela Ramphele no longer the Democratic Alliance presidential candidate. Agang DA merger off.
By Mark | February 3, 2014
Agang-DA fallout: More questions than answers from Ramphele
Mamphela Ramphele has offered little explaination on why her decision to run as the DA’s presidential candidate was not discussed with Agang members.
Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele has blamed the Democratic Alliance (DA) for jumping the gun in announcing her joining the DA, in a disastrous week for the opposition which saw a short-lived alliance between the two parties aborted before it Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony | January 31, 2014
Nine COSATU affiliated member unions held a press conference on 29 January, called for the reinstatement of the suspended General Secretary and the urgent holding of a special national delegate conference.
COSATU subsequently issued a statement condemning the holding of the press conference of the nine. COSATU has 21 affiliated unions.
The General Secretary of COSATU, Zwelinzima Vavi was Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | January 27, 2014
Source: Mail and Guardian
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has accused a group of multinational pharmaceutical companies active in South Africa of conspiring against the state, the people of South Africa and the populations of developing countries – and of planning what amounts to mass murder. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony | January 27, 2014
Most of the platinum mines in the South Africa are silent for the fourth day as a strike called by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) enters its fifth day. However, what are described as low level talks have begun. An estimated 70,000 workers are on strike. AMCU which has become Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | January 24, 2014
Four police officers have been arrested over Thursday’s deadly shooting of a protester in South Africa.
Tshepo Babuseng, 28, was shot, allegedly by a policeman, at a protest over Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony | January 15, 2014
Trade may help people out of poverty but improving or increasing trade does not necessarily help those in poverty. DFID has just cancelled support for a major programme, “ Trademark Southern Africa”, Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | January 9, 2014
The company closures, downsizings and retrenchments that have led to the demise of Zimbabwe’s Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | January 3, 2014
A large majority of people in Swaziland go to bed hungry and blame their government for failing to address their food needs, according to findings from the first formal survey to determine how Swazis view their standard of living.
The results from Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | December 31, 2013
There will be national elections in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa in 2014.
Botswana is expected to go to the polls in Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark | December 13, 2013
The Royal Swaziland Police blocked off the Lutheran Church in Manzini to prevent a memorial service to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela from taking place. Read the rest of this entry »