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#ValentinesDay: Visit these 4 romantic hotels in South Africa  IOL

Clinton Moodley looks at the top romantic hotels in South Africa.

IOL
South Africa's Eskom fix could be a state-owned power plant  Quartz

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a new plan for the country's beleaguered state owned power utility, Eskom. During his State of the Nation ...

Quartz
Musical Adrenalin Fuelled Guitar Wizards In South Africa  iAfrica.com

Month end of February 2019 sees a treat for South African Music Lovers when two generations of Guitarists Face off in “a musical adrenalin” fuelled evening of ...

iAfrica.com
Five things making headlines in South Africa today  Moneyweb.co.za

Here's what caught our attention on Wednesday: 1. Load shedding stage 3, day 4. There's nothing new as far as load shedding is concerned. On Wednesday ...

Moneyweb.co.za
South Africa slump to 89 for four at lunch  IOL

New Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne had won the toss and sent the hosts in on a pitch which offered bounce and swing.

IOL
How is the landscape looking for South African SMEs in 2019?  CapeTalk

Despite the country's ongoing job crisis, there have been some improvements made by government in boosting prospects for SMEs in South Africa.

CapeTalk
2019 Budget will present South Africa with 'a path of hope' – PwC  Creamer Media's Engineering News

With Finance Minister Tito Mboweni scheduled to deliver the 2019 Budget Speech, in Cape Town, on February 20, expectations are high as the country waits to ...

Creamer Media's Engineering News
Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa  News24

During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making. This created ...

News24
Blackouts Crippling South Africa  Bloomberg

Blackouts are crippling South Africa as its state utility cuts electricity to save the power grid (Source: TicToc)

Bloomberg
South Africa Joblessness Stays Near 15-Year High, Banks...  Daily Maverick

The unemployment rate fell to 27.1 percent from 27.5 percent in the three months through September, Statistics South Africa said in report released Tuesday in ...

Daily Maverick
‘Dumped’ newborn baby rescued from South Africa storm drain  South China Morning Post

One of the groups helping with the rescue said the infant girl appeared to have been abandoned and police were investigating.

South China Morning Post
Total S.A.: Major Offshore Gas Discovery In South Africa  Seeking Alpha

Total S.A. has made a significant gas condensate discovery at the Brulpadda prospect on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. It could be around 1 billion ...

Seeking Alpha
Newborn baby pulled from storm drain in South Africa  WDBJ7

Rescue workers in South Africa pulled a newborn baby from a storm drain in a four-hour operation that ended with whoops and cheers from onlookers.

WDBJ7
South Africa just became the world's hottest destination for oil exploration  702

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen Larkin, CEO at Africa New Energies.

702
Invest in South Africa at your peril  News24

We decided to invest in South Africa 13 years ago. We identified an opportunity in tourism and invested in a prime piece of land. We then embarked on a long ...

News24
Secretive promotions threaten South Africa's policing  Daily Maverick

Rather than fixing its deep management crisis, the SAPS is putting politics above the safety of South Africans. By Johan Burger for ISS TODAY.

Daily Maverick
Senegal U20 v South Africa U20: Kick off, live score & preview  Goal.com

Amajita are on the cusp of greatness as they look to book their place in the final of the U20 showpiece event.

Goal.com
Watch: American tourist recounts how a South African Samaritan helped him  Business Insider South Africa

After Morgan Gold's rental vehicle broke down at night on the N2 near a crime hotspot in Cape Town, he feared the worst.

Business Insider South Africa
South Africa a step closer to new driver's licence demerit system  Creamer Media's Engineering News

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport approved amendments to the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill, bringing the ...

Creamer Media's Engineering News
Toxic City: The Cost of Gold Mining in South Africa  Al Jazeera America

Mountains of waste from Johannesburg's omnipresent gold industry may be ruining the health of nearby residents.

Al Jazeera America
In South Africa, disabled surfers thrill at catching a wave  Sport24

SA champion Roxy Davis's surf school has introduced people with both physical and mental disabilities to the thrill of catching a wave.

Sport24
South Africa Manufacturing Output Growth Slows For Second Month  Morningstar

PRETORIA (Alliance News) - South Africa's manufacturing output slowed for the second straight month in December, preliminary data from Statistics South Africa ...

Morningstar
South Africa added 45,000 domestic workers to the economy last quarter  BusinessTech

New data from StatsSA shows that South Africa added 45000 domestic workers to the economy last quarter. Stats SA has published its latest Quarterly Labour…

BusinessTech
The impact of Netflix on movie theatres in South Africa  MyBroadband

Going to the movies has been one of the most popular forms of entertainment for over a century. Despite continued innovation in the entertainment industry ...

MyBroadband
South Africa's Lloyd Harris climbing ATP ranking, Anderson remains at 5  IOL

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa's Lloyd Harris continues to climb up the ATP Rankings ladder having moved a further two places in the latest rankings ...

IOL
Former South African President, Nobel Peace Prize winner speaks at ISU  week.com

Former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner F.W. De Klerk stopped by Illinois State University on Tuesday to talk to students about.

week.com
Baby rescued from drain in South Africa | World News  Sky News

Emergency workers rescued a baby girl who got stuck in a storm drain in Durban, South Africa, on the morning of 11 February.

Sky News
South Africa Medical Aid Funding Market Report 2019 - Industry, Major Players and Recent Trends  PRNewswire

DUBLIN, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Medical Aid Funding in South Africa 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Medical ...

PRNewswire
South Africa battles to save reputation of tarnished fund manager  Financial Times

State-owned employee pensions corporation hit by political interference claims.

Financial Times
South Africa's unemployment rate marginally down to 27.1%  Political Analysis South Africa

South Africa's unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 of a percentage point to 27.1% for the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has said.

Political Analysis South Africa
South Africa’s tough choice: Land redistribution or mining investment?  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

South Africa's government faces a tough balancing act as it tries to attract foreign investors into the key mining sector while also pledging to seize land without ...

SowetanLIVE Sunday World
Bruce Fordyce – one South Africa's all-time greats - bares his soul about money  702

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Fordyce about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

702
Total finds gas off South Africa’s shore  Quartz

Oil giant Total made a find that could solve some of South Africa's economic problems, but create new ones for the environment. The French gas and oil ...

Quartz
Driving licence demerit system approved for South Africa  MyBroadband

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport has accepted the final amendments on the Aarto Bill.

MyBroadband
3 of the best-rated UPS in South Africa for load shedding  gearburn

These UPS, or uninterruptible power supplies, are key for anyone needed to keep their tech running if Eskom switches off the plug.

gearburn
Newborn baby girl rescued from stormwater drain in South Africa  SBS News

A newborn baby girl has been rescued from a stormwater drain in South Africa after being stuck for several hours.

SBS News
Why giving tablets to every South African school kid is a dumb idea  MyBroadband

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently stated in his SONA address that every school pupil in South Africa will have a tablet device within the next six years.

MyBroadband
Zambia : 25 Zambian nationals have been deported back to Zambia from South Africa  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: 25 Zambian nationals have been deported back to Zambia from South Africa for various immigration offences. The 25 were deported back to ...

Lusaka Times
There's Incredible Value in Quality South African Wine — It's Just Up to the Rest of the World to Notice  VinePair

With international investment and high-profile critical acclaim, South Africa is poised to become the wine world's next "it" destination. Get to know the best bottles ...

VinePair
Enel started construction of wind farm Nxuba in South Africa, an EUR 200 million investment  Business Review

Enel, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (EGP RSA), has begun construction of its 140 MW Nxuba wind farm in the Amatole District,

Business Review
South African granny sues strippers for millions  Jacaranda FM

A grandmother from Brackenfell in the Western Cape is suing a British strip club for millions and you would never guess why.

Jacaranda FM
Elections 2019: What it might mean for South African property prices  The South African

Depending on where you are in South Africa, property prices are either ridiculous (we're looking at you, Cape Town) or a bargain (looking at you, rural areas).

The South African
These are the most valuable banking brands in South Africa  BusinessTech

Global brand research group Brand Finance has published its 2019 Global 500 Banking report – ranking the most valuable banks in world, including eight ...

BusinessTech
South Africa Back to Blackouts on Shortage of Capacity at Eskom  Bloomberg

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., which produces most of South Africa's power, said on Sunday that controlled blackouts will return because of a shortage of capacity.

Bloomberg
South Africa takes huge economic leap  News24

South Africa takes a giant step on the economic front next week, going to the African Union summit tomorrow in Addis Ababa with a mandate to formally approve ...

News24
EXTRA TIME: How Samuel Eto'o excited South African football  Goal.com

This weekend the news spread like wildfire that one of the world's greatest soccer legends is in town.

Goal.com
Upbeat South Africa seek to overturn Durban blues - Cricbuzz  Cricbuzz

Visiting Sri Lanka haven't won a Test since beating South Africa at home in mid-2018.

Cricbuzz
U20 Africa Cup of Nations: Nigeria, South Africa and Mali join Senegal in semis  BBC Sport

Nigeria, South Africa and Mali join Senegal in the semi-finals of the U20 Nations Cup in Niger which means they qualify for this year's World Cup in Poland.

BBC Sport
South Africa again calls for ceasefire in Ukraine  African Daily Voice

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – South Africa has again called for immediate cessation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine and encouraged the various ...

African Daily Voice
South Africa’s new cryptocurrency changes explained  BusinessTech

At the beginning of January, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) released a new consultation paper focusing on crypto assets in the country.

BusinessTech
OVERVIEW: 16 quotes that made MPs roar, laugh and sigh during the #SonaDebate  News24

Here are some key comments made when Members of Parliament responded to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address.

News24
Off The Beaten Path in South Africa  Surfline.com Surf News

Getting off the beaten path in South Africa is not that difficult. With over 1600 miles of coastline and only a few urban centers along the beach, there's literally ...

Surfline.com Surf News
Six South African adventures to add to your bucket list right now [photos]  The South African

Seeing the world is great and all, but South Africa has no shortage when it comes to fun-filled adventures.

The South African
Condom use declining in South Africa among young people  CapeTalk

Research suggests that there is an age group of 16-25 that is most affected by sexually transmitted diseases.

CapeTalk
South Africa to hold parliamentary election on May 8: Ramaphosa  africanews

South Africa's parliamentary election has been slated for May 8, according to president Cyril Ramaphosa who was delivering his annual state of the nation ...

africanews
What South Africa lost in the “9 wasted years” under Zuma  BusinessTech

Jacob Zuma says his government didn't waste nine years – but economist Magnus Heystek has the numbers to show what destruction the former president ...

BusinessTech
Van Niekerk's maiden century gives South Africa early lead - Cricbuzz  Cricbuzz

Dane van Niekerk scored an impressive 102 and followed her maiden ODI century with two crucial wickets as South Africa eked out a seven-run win over Sri ...

Cricbuzz
Thirsty Baby Flamingos Airlifted To Safety In South Africa  NPR

A drought left a flamingo breeding ground dry near Kimberley, South Africa. When the adult birds left, animal lovers flew thousands of baby birds to safety.

NPR
The cost of finding love in South Africa vs the rest of the world  BusinessTech

European moving company, Movinga, has published a new Cities of Opportunity Index, which looks at the 100 most in-demand cities in the world, and how ...

BusinessTech
South Africa Gloria coal mine explosion 'kills six'  BBC News

Six people were killed by a gas explosion as they tried to steal copper cables, police say.

BBC News
Sell in Joburg, Buy in NYC: Foreigners’ South African Paradox  Bloomberg

South Africa's stock market is witnessing a paradox: foreign investors are selling in the local market but buying a U.S. exchange-traded fund that invests in the ...

Bloomberg
South Africa’s new state-owned bank could be a big R7 billion mistake  BusinessTech

The National Treasury has warned of the possible harmful effects of introducing a state-owned bank into South Africa's current financial system.

BusinessTech
Trump names fashion's Lana Marks as South Africa ambassador  Quartz

Lana Marks speaks Xhosa and Afrikaans, but does she understand South Africa?

Quartz
Revealed: Here's what professional rugby players earn in SA each year  The South African

There are very few professions in this world that could beat being one of South Africa's professional rugby players. This sport-mad nation holds our athletes up ...

The South African
'Being openly gay has held my career back'  BBC News

In many African countries, being gay is a crime. And on the football field it's very rare to find openly gay players. But one player is hoping to change that…

BBC News
The Economic Freedom Fighters, South Africa's Enfant Terrible  Council on Foreign Relations

On February 2, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) unveiled its election manifesto with spectacle and fiery rhetoric characteristic of its leader, Julius Malema.

Council on Foreign Relations
Lost city in South Africa revealed in stunning digital images  Fox News

Experts have created a stunning digital reconstruction of a centuries-old lost city discovered in South Africa. The ruins of Kweneng were spotted beneath thick ...

Fox News
Corruption in South Africa to be stung by ‘new’ Scorpions  The South African

The Scorpions crime fighting unit, feared by politicians and public lawbreakers alike – may soon battle corruption in South Africa again.

The South African
South Africa bans Home Affairs staff from using smartphones at work  Bulawayo24 News

Home Affairs staff who work with clients are banned from using cellphones to ensure their quality of work is not impacted., according to a Zim Techreview report...

Bulawayo24 News
7 new laws which will shape business in South Africa  BusinessTech

A number of regulatory changes took place in South Africa in 2018, impacting a variety of sectors and that to varying degrees speak to the rule of law.

BusinessTech
Updated Ford Ranger: engine line-up for South Africa confirmed  Carmag South Africa

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa says production of the updated Ranger has started at its Silverton plant in Pretoria. But perhaps more interesting is the ...

Carmag South Africa
Biggest IT security threats in South Africa  MyBroadband

As businesses and consumers become increasingly reliant on technology and online systems for efficiency and entertainment, they become more vulnerable ...

MyBroadband
At Least 3 Students Killed After School Walkway Collapses In South Africa  NPR

At least three students were killed and some two dozen were injured Friday when a walkway collapsed at a high school in South Africa , according to officials.

NPR
Here’s how much Germany, the UK and USA invest in South Africa  BusinessTech

Bloomberg has released a new graph detailing the top contributors of foreign investment in South Africa. The graph – which is based on Reserve Bank data ...

BusinessTech
Cyril Ramaphosa pledges to save South Africa’s ailing power utility  Financial Times

President says electricity monopoly Eskom is 'too big to fail' and vows to boost finances.

Financial Times
The fastest-selling used cars in South Africa  BusinessTech

OLX has released a new report looking at the top selling cars on its platform in 2018.

BusinessTech
South Africa’s Ramaphosa Backs Prosecuting Fellow ANC Party Members  The Wall Street Journal

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday pledged to support criminal prosecutions of senior members of his own ...

The Wall Street Journal
5 small towns you have to visit in South Africa  IOL

South African small towns have so much to offer and are great for travellers on a variety of budgets.

IOL
Lost City in South Africa Discovered Hiding Beneath Thick Vegetation  Live Science

Billions of laser scans have revealed a lost city that was once a bustling epicenter in what is now South Africa's Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, new research ...

Live Science
This case shows why South Africa is updating its sexual harassment rules for the workplace  BusinessTech

New rules published in December mean that South African businesses should now have more clarity on sexual harassment cases. This is according to Motheo ...

BusinessTech
Eskom is South Africa’s biggest-ever financial calamity  MyBroadband

Considering its importance to the South African economy, many people are deeply concerned about Eskom's financial status as a going concern. EE Publishers' ...

MyBroadband
These are the 3 most popular smartphone brands in South Africa  BusinessTech

A recent poll conducted by BusinessTech shows that South Africans have clear favourites when it comes to smartphone brands. The poll – which was conducted ...

BusinessTech
South Africa’s most popular and fuel-efficient SUVs  BusinessTech

A February petrol price increase combined with the high possibility of a fuel levy increase in the 2019 Budget means that South African motorists will once…

BusinessTech
Total Makes Big Offshore Oil Discovery in South Africa  Yahoo Finance

Total, a French oil company, has made their biggest offshore oil discovery in South Africa after a successful natural gas drill in cape coast. According to the ...

Yahoo Finance
Rugby World Cup trophy set to land in South Africa  The South African

The Webb Ellis trophy is set to visit South Africa once more this month as part of a Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.

The South African
Grammy Awards 2019: Where and when to watch the Grammys in South Africa  The South African

The winners of the 61st Grammy Awards will be announced on 10 February 2019, and fans in South Africa will be able to watch the fancy ceremony on DStv.

The South African
Important South Africans speak out against Ndabeni-Abrahams ‘censorship’  Citizen

The minister's attempts to block SABC journalists from covering protests at the ANC's Eastern Cape manifesto launch have been met with outrage. The ANC's ...

Citizen
South Africa's 'boxing grannies' juke and jab their way to healthier lives  CNN

The women range in age from the mid-60s to the early 80s. They love to dance and sing. And twice a week, they come to a gym in Cosmo City, on the outskirts of ...

CNN
Incredible video brings long-lost medieval city in South African back to life  Daily Mail

A lost city dating back to the 1400s hidden underneath the South African landscape has been brought back to life by experts.

Daily Mail
Being positive about South Africa: The White Kryptonite  News24

Those who firmly believe South Africa is an irredeemable cesspool are somehow convinced that they're the only ones who have their fingers on the pulse of ...

News24
South Africa land GRAB: Farmers fleeing to Australia in ‘RECORD NUMBERS’ as fears grow  Express.co.uk

Thousands of predominantly white farmers are emigrating Down Under every month, as South Africa's government prepares to roll out land seizures to make ...

Express.co.uk
David Goldblatt's photographs tell the story of South Africa | 1843  The Economist 1843

It is fitting that South Africa's greatest photographer started taking pictures in 1948, the year that the National Party was elected to power and started battening ...

The Economist 1843
Pakistan end South Africa tour with win in final T20  EWN

The tourists owed their win to the new-ball bowling of left-arm spinner Imad Wasim and bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi as they defended a moderate total of 168 for ...

EWN
South Africa schools now taking Mandarin Chinese language lessons  Quartz

Learning a language requires more than sheer enthusiasm, especially at the national level. The South African government was one of the first in Africa to ...

Quartz
EXTRA TIME: How South Africa reacted to Manchester City thrashing Chelsea  Goal.com

The Citizens produced what was arguably the best performance of the English Premier League campaign on Sunday.

Goal.com
Why you should buy an electric car in South Africa  MyBroadband

Whether it's concerns about operational range or a lack of infrastructure, many South African drivers feel tentative about purchasing an electric vehicle.

MyBroadband
I volunteered at the eye clinic on South Africa's healthcare train – and it made me a better optometrist  The Conversation - UK

In my first stint as a medical volunteer, in August 2018, I travelled to South Africa from the Vision Sciences department at Glasgow Caledonian University to work ...

The Conversation - UK
Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa  KOMO News

KIMBERLEY, South Africa (AP) — A special airlift for thousands of baby flamingos is under way in South Africa as drought has put their breeding ground in peril.

KOMO News
Afrikaans scrapped at South Africa's University of Pretoria  BBC News

A top South African university has dropped Afrikaans as its official language in favour of English. The University of Pretoria told the BBC it needed to "transform ...

BBC News
 

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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution's recognition of 11 official languages, which is the fourth highest number in the world. Two of these languages are of European origin: Afrikaans developed from Dutch and serves as the first language of most coloured and white South Africans; English reflects the legacy of British colonialism, and is commonly used in public and commercial life, though it is fourth-ranked as a spoken first language. The country is one of the few in Africa never to have had a coup d'état, and regular elections have been held for almost a century. However, the vast majority of black South Africans were not enfranchised until 1994. During the 20th century, the black majority sought to recover its rights from the dominant white minority, with this struggle playing a large role in the country's recent history and politics. The National Party imposed apartheid in 1948, institutionalising previous racial segregation. After a long and sometimes violent struggle by the African National Congress (ANC) and other anti-apartheid activists both inside and outside the country, the repeal of discriminatory laws began in 1990.Since 1994, all ethnic and linguistic groups have held political representation in the country's liberal democracy, which comprises a parliamentary republic and nine provinces. South Africa is often referred to as the "rainbow nation" to describe the country's multicultural diversity, especially in the wake of apartheid. The World Bank classifies South Africa as an upper-middle-income economy, and a newly industrialised country. Its economy is the second-largest in Africa, and the 34th-largest in the world. In terms of purchasing power parity, South Africa has the seventh-highest per capita income in Africa. However, poverty and inequality remain widespread, with about a quarter of the population unemployed and living on less than US$1.25 a day. Nevertheless, South Africa has been identified as a middle power in international affairs, and maintains significant regional influence.