Despite the ANC government's best efforts, South Africa did not tip into a recession this winter. Second-quarter GDP figures show the economy grew by a meager 0.6% during the April-to-June period.
According to a report on the BBC website the SA econ... Read more
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) wants to make sweeping changes to the black economic-empowerment (BEE) certification process and preferential procurement policy in a bid to create a class of black industrialists and accelerate "radical" tr... Read more
Moneyweb and Maxum have put their research together to come up with a list of the best paying jobs in SA. Eyewitness News reports this is the definitive list should you be in the need to earn well over R100 000 per month: Read more
If you had the privilege of growing up in the Cape Province, you definitely would have heard of waterblommetjies and tasted it. For you that don't know, waterblommetjiebredie is a stew made with water flowers. Waterblommetjies is commonly known ... Read more
It took a very long time but at last British businessman Shrien Dewani has been found fit to standtrial for the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa.
A mental health report submitted to the Western Cape High Court states that the Dewani "is not m... Read more
The South African government says it wants to rebuild what was once the most powerful army in Africa.
The first step – one of four milestones set out by the government - is to stop the current rot and the steady decline of the competencies of the cu... Read more
Is the "race question" in South Africa just a black/white thing? When someone is accused of "playing the race card" are they contrasting blacks and whites only? These are questions posed by positive South African news website www.sagoodnews.co.za fou... Read more
One of the world's leading travel magazines, Condé Nast Travel Magazine, has listed the friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the world, and South African cities feature on both sides of the spectrum
The website Business Tech (http://businesstech.... Read more
2 in 5 South Africans believe women should stay at home, rather than working.
This is the finding of consumer insights company Pondering Panda,who interviewed 3,075 adults between the ages of 18 and 49 across South Africa to gauge opinion on common ... Read more
South Africa is going to implement amendments to the Immigration Act, which will complicate movement into an out of South Africa and could be devastating for tourism to the country.
The Association of Southern African Travel Agents (ASATA) says in a... Read more
Viewers of The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel can now return to their TV’s and computers as its returns after a month-long recess. The pop up channel goes back on air tomorrow (Thursday, 7 August 2014) at 08:00 with expats outside of ... Read more
Certain retailers – most notably Woolworths - in South Africa are at the center of a boycott call in an attempt to prevent them from stocking products sourced in Israel. This comes in reaction to the Gaza-Israel war, which has claimed the lives of ar... Read more
When the famous journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley traversed central Africa in search of explorer Dr David Livingstone who was thought to be missing at the time, his words on meeting up with the famous medical missionary was: "Dr. Livingstone, I pre... Read more
"Common sense is evidently in short supply among some lorry drivers on South Africa's roads", is how The UK's Metro newspaper describes and incident in which a giraffe has died after hitting a bridge.The unfortunate animal was one of two being transp... Read more
A hate speech complaint earlier this year by part time singer and right winger Steve Hofmeyr and his mother-of-5 sidekick Sunette Bridges against fact checking website Africa Check "was little more than an attempt to harass, intimidate and stifle deb... Read more
South African brandies have again emerged as world champions having taken top honours in this year's International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) as well as the International Spirits Challenge (ISC). These two competitions are seen as the most au... Read more
Following the announcement of the new regulation put into place by the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding travelling with children in and out of South Africa, please take urgent note of the below summary from the Publication of the Draft Immigration ... Read more
When you think about home what comes to mind? When you talk to your friends, of all nationalities, about South Africa what do you say? Do you talk about the crime, the latest horror story from home or the apparent lack of jobs? Or do you talk about the wonderful upbringing it gave you, the education you received which has enabled you to travel and work overseas, the beauty of its landscape and the entrepreneurial spirit of your people.
Parties involved in the Marikana talks after the horrific shootings two weeks ago signed a peace accord to pave the way for future wage negotiations.
Lonmin mine spokeswoman Sue Vey said "this is the first step in the right direction. We hope the workers will also sign soon," she said.
South Africans abroad voted overwhelmingly in support of the DA, resulting in a win of 84.44% of the overseas vote in Election 2014. Of the 18,132 total valid votes cast abroad, 15,311 were cast in favour of the DA. This is more than double in numbers on the overseas votes cast in favour of the DA in 2009.