Football grannies go head to head in France
The "Vakhegula Vakhegula" ("grandmothers") from the South African province of Limpopo -- and the "Mamies Foot" compete in Saint-Etienne during a football match organized by a network of retirement homes and the Oldyssey association
High times over for Swaziland cannabis farmers?
The decriminalization of cannabis in South Africa means the market there is set to explode. Growers in Swaziland, who depend on huge South African demand, are expected to lose out.
Drastic structural reform required to turnaround SA’s economy
Stats SA released South Africa’s GDP figures for the first quarter of 2019 reveals that the country’s basket of goods declined 3.2 percent since 2018 Q4. Mining and manufacturing data which slowed this year has been linked to the country’s slow economic growth.
Swaziland cannabis farmers fear new South African law
Following a new South African law allowing private growth and consumption of cannabis, growers in neighboring Swaziland, who depended on South Africa's demand, may face economic ruin.
Decision time for Ramaphosa: Who will be appointed to SA’s next cabinet?
This is a crucial week for the flagging South African economy. Newly elected president Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to name his cabinet, the key people charged with driving the economy towards growth to ease unemployment and stave off the threat of downgrades by the ratings agencies later in the year. Economists and experts have been talking all week to CNBC Africa about who should be in cabinet and what shape economic policy should take.
South Africa swears in Cyril Ramaphosa as president
The 66-year-old was unanimously elected as president by parliament after his African National Congress won the legislative vote on May 8. The new president faces a huge challenge to revive the country's ailing economy.
The influence of the German constitution in Africa
On May 23, 1949, Germany's Basic Law was adopted and became a symbol of a new beginning. Some five decades later, German constitutional experts helped with the formulation of South Africa's post-apartheid constitution.
Losing its way: The rise and fall of South Africa's ANC
Losing Its way: The Rise and Fall of South Africa's ANC.
South Africa plans to appeal Caster Semenya testosterone ruling
South Africa's government has said it wants an appeal to be lodged against rules that force some female athletes to reduce testosterone levels. Olympic champion Caster Semenya had challenged the new regulations.