Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA) on Wednesday condemned tweets by a group of South Africans calling for the staging of protest against its members. NICASA President Ben Okoli condemned the calls in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. He said the calls for the protests to hold at the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria and the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg on Sept.
The government is considering renaming four of SA's key airports. This is according to transport minister Fikile Mbalula, who replied to a parliamentary question posed by EFF MP Nontando Nolutshungu this week. Here is what you need to know.
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Effective Sunday, 20 September 2020, South Africa will be moving to lockdown Level 1 of what has been a five-month journey. The president addressed the nation yesterday evening, informing them of what “our new normal” will be. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced some key changes that will be made to restrictions as we move to Level 1, stating that “now, with the further progress, we have made as infections have come down further, we are now ready for a new phase in our response to the pandemic”.
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Foreign nationals in South Africa suffer “routine” harassment, violence and discrimination by locals and government authorities, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. The group said xenophobia remained widespread in South Africa despite a government action plan rolled out in May 2019 to combat “intolerance”. Foreign workers are often victims of anti-immigrant sentiment in South Africa — the continent’s most industrialised economy — where they compete against locals for jobs, particularly in...
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The former ANC Western Cape provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile has died, ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe confirmed in a statement on Friday morning. Comrade Songezo passed on peacefully in the evening hours on Thursday, 17 September 2020, at his family home in Morningside, Johannesburg surrounded by his wife and loved ones,” Mabe said. Mjongile was diagnosed with colon cancer in April.
Master KG is taking in all the love after he and Nomcebo's hit single Jerusalema got a shout out from President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is a huge fan of the song. In his address to the nation on Wednesday night Ramaphosa spoke about the upcoming Heritage Day celebrations and said there was nothing that captured the essence of Mzansi at the moment more than the track.
DURBAN – Democratic Alliance (DA) interim leader John Steenhuisen said that criticism of the party’s federal legal commission by former youth leader Mbali Ntuli was not based on facts. In a wide-ranging interview with Eyewitness News, Steenhuisen lambasted Ntuli for criticising the party in the media. Ntuli calls out cliques, insider culture within DA in an internal memo Steenhuisen and Ntuli are both campaigning for the DA leadership ahead of the party’s elective conference in October.