South Africans say no to energy price hike amid power shortage crisis
18 January 2023 | 12:58 pm
South Africa's energy crisis could land the government in court, as opposition groups and trade unions threaten to sue over a decade of crippling blackouts.
12 Apr 2017
Members of opposition parties gather in Pretoria to protest against President Jacob Zuma as he prepares to celebrate his 75th birthday.
3 Apr 2018
South Africans pay tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
25 May 2018
A federal lawmakerToby Okechukwu, has challenged Nigerian government to rise against the spate of xenophobia among South Africans, which he said had led to deaths of over 160 Nigerians in the last two years.
10 Feb 2019
A settlement offered by South African mobile telecoms provider Vodacom to a former employee drew tens of protesters on the streets of Johannesburg on Thursday, calling for a better deal.
4 Sep 2019
Tasting grilled scorpion and a bowl of crunchy insects mixed with garlic and spices on a trip to Thailand four years ago "grossed out" chef Mario Barnard but also helped inspire him to experiment and open South Africa's first pop-up restaurant serving insect-only meals.
14 Sep 2019
South Africans need to take a long, hard look at themselves and stop blaming foreigners for their country's woes, says South African journalist Shaazia Ebrahim.
30 Mar 2020
We take a look at reactions to Spanish King Felipe's visit to a Madrid emergency hospital. Plus, South Africa begins a three-week confinement period.
24 Jun 2020
Malawi is bracing for a landmark election re-run. Voters will return to the polls this week to choose a president after last year's election outcome was overturned by the Constitutional Court. Also, South Africans grow increasingly frustrated with heavy-handed policing in the wake of the international focus on police brutality that has followed the death of George Floyd in the United States. And in Ivory Coast, dozens of high school students won't be able to sit their leaving exams until September.
16 Feb 2021
South Africans called for justice to be served as an inquiry into corruption during Jacob Zuma's time as the president said it will ask the constitutional court to impose a jail term on the former leader after he defied an order to appear before the inquiry on Monday .
28 Mar 2021
South Africa's Zulu people gather outside the gates of the royal palace to bid farewell to their departed king. Goodwill Zwelithini was the longest-serving monarch in Zulu history, reigning for half a century through years of apartheid and democratic transition. He died last Friday, aged 72, after weeks of treatment for a diabetes-related illness.
11 Nov 2021
Initial reactions to the death of South Africa's last white president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk were mixed on Thursday.
29 Nov 2021
The world is worried about the new COVID-19 omicron variant, first detected in South Africa. Many countries have imposed travel bans. In South Africa itself, people fear the restrictions more than the virus.
43 mins ago
Thailand's tourism bureau estimates nearly 1.5 million fewer visitors from China in 2023 than had originally been expected at the beginning of the year. Changing travel trends and economic problems in China are to blame.
43 mins ago
He's claiming that his remarks were "misinterpreted". The Emirati oil executive leading the COP28 climate conference in Dubai has come out fighting after widespread criticism of his suggestion that there was "no science" indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels was needed to contain global warming.
43 mins ago
Students are among the victims of Nigeria's rampant inflation, as they face tuition fee hikes of over 300 percent. Also, the clock is ticking down towards DR Congo's general elections, in which President Felix Tshisekedi is running for a second term. Plus, Nairobi hosts international talks on the reduction of plastic pollution.
5 hours ago
The Director General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Eghosa E. Osaghae, has called for a new framework for federalism in Nigeria, one that is more contextualised and adaptable to the country’s unique circumstances.
6 hours ago
The year 2023 has been mix-bag and has come with many headwinds as well as positives for the Nigerian economy. For investors looking at Africa’s most populous country what are the opportunities and risk associated in this key market? Steve Alain Lawrence, the Chief Investment Officer at Balfour Capital Group says Nigeria is the final economic frontier, he joins CNBC Africa to explore what the future holds for Nigeria next year.
6 hours ago
Are there reasons to be cheerful from the COP28 climate change summit in Dubai? The Kenyan environmental activist Wanjira Mathai says one area where there's growing hope is in the international movement to stop deforestation. She spoke to FRANCE 24 about her own story of activism and continuing the Green Belt Movement founded by her late mother, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai.
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