'Massive' load-shedding looms in Zim as Zesa fails to settle $80m debt to Eskom

2017-05-23 10:50

"Massive" load-shedding could begin as early as next week in Zimbabwe - because the cash-strapped authorities still haven't settled an $80 million debt to Eskom, a report says.

SA hunter 'trampled to death by elephants in Zimbabwe': Report

2017-05-21 12:17

Zimbabwe's national wildlife authority has confirmed the death of a South African hunter killed by elephants near Hwange in the west of the country this weekend, a report says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, DRC, Malawi

2017-05-19 08:15

Zimbabwe is set to build a new university in honour of president Mugabe, and SA has deported at least 300 Malawian citizens, who had been living illegally in the country.

Mugabe minister warns Zuma against 'copying' Zim's 'land reform agenda'

2017-05-16 06:08

A Zimbabwean cabinet minister has reportedly warned South Africa against copying Zimbabwe's "land reform agenda".

Kenya warns citizens against travelling to SA, cites 'rising wave of crime'

2017-05-09 14:41

The Kenyan government has reportedly issued a travel warning to Kenyans planning to travel to South Africa, urging them to be wary of "a rising wave of crime".

Zuma: I agree with Mugabe, Zim is 'mischaracterised'

2017-05-05 11:14

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly said that he agrees with President Robert Mugabe's remarks that Zimbabwe is "mischaraterised". The two presidents met for bilateral talks on the sidelines of WEF Africa.

Mugabe: Zim 'is the most highly developed country in Africa after SA'

2017-05-04 08:48

Zimbabwe is the most highly developed country in Africa, after South Africa, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said.

'Hope he doesn't fall again': Mugabe is in Durban

2017-05-03 06:00

President Robert Mugabe has arrived in Durban to attend the 27th World Economic Forum for Africa - just as Zimbabwe's economic crisis intensifies.

UK franchise Las Iguanas heading to SA

2017-04-18 17:25

Gold Brands, the only listed fast-food retail company on the JSE AltX, is bringing Las Iguanas to South Africa.

SA says it was not obliged to arrest al-Bashir

2017-04-07 11:36

South Africa is insisting to International Criminal Court judges that it did not have to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he visited Johannesburg in 2015.


Angolan apartheid troops battle to survive in SA

2017-05-22 06:23

Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa's apartheid government to fight against their homeland now live in squalor, forgotten and unwanted.

Mugabe 'blocked adoption of SA rand', says former finance minister

2017-05-20 10:00

Zimbabwean former finance minister Tendai Biti has reportedly disclosed how President Robert Mugabe blocked the adoption of the South African rand as the country's official currency in 2010.

SA deports at least 300 Malawi illegal immigrants – report

2017-05-18 11:04

South Africa has deported at least 300 Malawian citizens, who had been living in the country without proper documents, a report says.

SA 'working on scrapping visa for all African citizens'

2017-05-15 10:21

South Africa is working towards allowing all African citizens to enter the country without visas – but at first “trusted travellers” like diplomats, officials, academics, business people and students will be the only ones to benefit.

Malema, Zim minister 'working together' to topple Mugabe, report claims

2017-05-09 06:05

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's top aide and government minister has shrugged off charges he is working together with the Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema to topple the Zanu-PF strongman.

SA detains cargo ship after Western Sahara request

2017-05-05 09:06

South African authorities have detained a Moroccan cargo ship after Western Sahara's Polisario Front independence movement obtained a court order to seize 54 000 tons of phosphate on board.

Swaziland 'is world's most unequal country', says report

2017-05-03 15:00

Oxfam says Swaziland is the world's most unequal country, closely followed by Nigeria and SA, where three billionaires own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the population.

Zim, SA researchers work together on baby elephant formula

2017-05-02 10:45

Researchers in Zimbabwe and SA have embarked on a quest to unlock the mak-up of elephant milk - and hopefully come up with a baby "formula" to keep orphan elephants alive.

AS IT HAPPENED: SA appears before ICC over failure to arrest Sudan’s Bashir

2017-04-07 14:00

Get the latest details as South Africa appears before the ICC to defend its failure to arrest Sudanese President Oma al-Bashir who is wanted on charged of genocide.

SA in dock for failing to arrest Sudan's Bashir

2017-04-07 08:19

South Africa is set to defend its failure to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted on charges of genocide, at an unprecedented hearing before international war crimes judges.

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