Southern Africa

Online publications dig into Mnangagwa's connections to SA businessman

2017-11-28 15:41

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been in office for less than a week, and online publications are already reporting on a "controversial" chrome deal he apparently helped facilitate with South African businessman Zunaid Moti.

Army's attempt to remove Mugabe from office not enough – activist

2017-11-15 19:39

The Zimbabwean army's attempt to try and forcefully remove President Robert Mugabe from office is not enough to ensure political freedom in the country, says an activist.

I'm responding well to treatment - Tsvangirai

2017-09-18 14:00

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he is responding well to what has been described as a routine medical procedure, after being airlifted to SA from Zimbabwe.

South Africa stockpiles armyworm chemicals

2017-02-15 19:46

SA is stockpiling chemicals to fight a crippling outbreak of the false armyworm while all Zimbabwean provinces have now been infested with the pest, say officials.

I'm ready to make 'painful' decisions - Zambian president

2016-08-19 15:35

Zambian President Edgar Lungu says he is set to make tough decisions, some "very painful", to accelerate economic growth in his next five-year tenure.

Worry for SA's neighbours as Gordhan readies budget

2016-02-24 10:53

Analysts have projected a dim outlook for SA and its neighbours Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as Pravin Gordhan is set to deliver a belt-tightening Budget Speech.

Eskom urges Lesotho, Swaziland to use less power

2016-01-15 17:30

Eskom has asked Lesotho and Swaziland to use less electricity to help SA avoid load shedding, which could become necessary if the power supply faces constraints.

Graft lands ex-mines minister in jail

2015-02-28 09:52

Zambia's former mines minister Maxwell Mwale has been jailed for a year on graft charges linked to the irregular issuing of a mining licence to a Chinese firm.

Southern Africa must align air travel policies

2014-11-02 10:44

A unified air transport strategy will promote economic growth in southern Africa and a regional forum could help accomplish this, says the CEO of an airline body.

Dangote sues Zambian minister over bribe claim

2014-10-13 16:52

Dangote Industries Zambia is suing the country's labour minister for defamation after he claimed that a senior company official tried to bribe him.


No Mugabe asylum request yet – Dirco

2017-11-22 14:04

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has not received a formal request for asylum from ousted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, Parliament has heard.

Life carries on as normal in Zimbabwe – citizens

2017-11-15 16:13

Life for most of citizens in Harare appears to be carrying on normally, despite a heavy military presence and President Robert Mugabe's "house arrest".

10 000 displaced as cyclone pounds Madagascar

2017-03-09 16:11

More than 10 000 Madagascans have been forced out of their homes over the past 48 hours as tropical cyclone Enawo battered the island

SA is southern Africa's 'silver lining' - report

2016-10-19 12:37

Despite seeing investment flows into SA falling 2.0% in 2016, analysts regard the country's economy as southern Africa’s silver lining.

UN appeals for billions for hungry in southern Africa

2016-07-20 10:01

The UN food agency has declared its highest-level emergency in drought-stricken southern Africa and is appealing for R2,9 billion immediately to purchase food and transport it to the region to help millions of hungry people.

Zim, Zambia mines ramp up output on Eskom deal

2016-01-27 09:38

The 300MW excess electricity Eskom has agreed to supply to both Zimbabwe and Zambia is allowing mining operations across the region to intensify production.

Hunger stalks southern Africa as El Nino decimates harvests

2016-01-13 11:16

The worst drought in almost two decades is raising the spectre of a regional famine as governments strapped for cash due to the commodity rout face mounting pressures.

Namibia glider crash probed

2014-12-02 20:16

Investigations into the cause of a gliding accident in south-central Namibia, in which two New Zealanders were killed, are continuing.

SA aviation needs new niche markets - official

2014-10-31 12:13

Aviation in Africa supports about seven million jobs and SA must identify new opportunities in niche markets to be competitive, says the department of transport.

DBSA, EU launch R1.5bn infrastructure fund

2014-03-13 15:21

The European Union and the Development Bank of Southern Africa have launched an Infrastructure Investment programme for South Africa.

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