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South Africa: Meyer Expects Tight Forward Battle

Despite numerous injuries, Wales will prove tough opponents for South Africa in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Saturday, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer believes. Wales have suffered a raft of injuries during the tournament, with their backline particularly affected. Fullback Leigh Halfpenny and scrumhalf Rhys Webb pulled out before the World Cup started and they […]

Zimbabwe: Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo’s Daughter Dies in South Africa

HIGHER Education minister Jonathan Moyo’s daughter, Zanele, has died in South Africa. Moyo was reportedly informed about the tragic passing of his daughter in the middle of an address at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo. Zanele, aged 20, and was found dead in her room Saturday morning, according to sources. […]

South Africa: Govt Studying Bashir ICC Order – Zuma

The government was studying an International Criminal Court (ICC) order demanding reasons why Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was allowed to leave the country earlier this year, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. “The South African government is aware of the order made by the ICC on the 4th of September 2015 requesting submission from South […]

South Africa: UKZN Protests – ‘I’m Hoping for Management to Meet Us Half Way’

University of KwaZulu-Natal students have been protesting this week against changes to the requirements for accessing financial aid and increases to registration fees. The Daily Vox Team visited UKZN’s Westville campus to ask students how they feel about the changes and the protests they’ve sparked. Njabulo Mthalane, 19, 1st year business administration student We are […]

Africa: Power Projects Take Time But Access to Electricity is Spreading – Paul Hinks

Washington, DC —Paul Hinks, CEO ofSymbion Power, has had a 30-year career in the energy sector, the last five focused on Africa. The independent power producer and engineering contractor builds, owns and operates electricity infrastructure. Since 2012, Hinks has also served as chairman of theCorporate Council on Africa. He was interviewed in the company’s Washington, […]

South Africa: Malema, Maimane Turn Marikana Into Political Rally

A highly-politicised three-year commemoration of the Marikana killings saw politicians jostling to promote their affiliations in Rustenburg on Sunday. “Marikana is another name of the EFF,” Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told the approximately 20 000 people gathered at the dusty site where 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead at a Lonmin mine in […]

South Africa: Zuma Surprised Cecil Shooting Such a Big Issue

President Jacob Zuma did not think the shooting of Cecil the lion would become such a big issue. “What it sounds like from a distance, [is that] the hunter did not know that Cecil was so popular,” Zuma told reporters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday. “Really I didn’t think it could become […]