Former South African President, Zuma, returns to prison, discharged

August 11, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former South African President Jacob Zuma was taken back to prison on Friday after his parole was ruled invalid, only to be released again within two hours under a new program to reduce overcrowding in jails. The move immediately raised more questions over whether the 81-year-old is receiving preferential treatment to avoid serving out a 15-month sentence for contempt of Read More

Women’s World Cup: Another African team reach Round of 16

August 2, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Banyana Banyana reached the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup knockouts following a 3-2 victory over Italy at Wellington Regional Stadium on Wednesday. It was an emotional outing for Banyana who won their first-ever World Cup match and it was important to leave them second in Group G and progress to the last-16. Italy went ahead 11 minutes into the contest Read More

Women’s World Cup: Remain focused, sports journalists tell Super Falcons, South Africa walk tight rope

July 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has congratulated Nigeria’s Super Falcons for their outstanding performance so far in the ongoing 2023 FIFA World Cup. SWAN ‘s congratulation message to the country’s Senior Women National Team is coming after they demonstrated resilience to beat the tournament’s co-host Australia 3-2 in group D second match on Thursday. SWAN President, Mr. Isaiah Read More

Player laments South Africa’s plunge in Argentina Women’s World Cup draw

July 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Banyana Banyana’s Desiree Ellis frustrated by her team’s failure to capitalise on chances created against Argentina in their Women’s World Cup game. Goals from Linda Motlhalo and Thembi Kgatlana put South Africa firmly in control, but failure to manage the game effectively allowed Sophia Braun to halve the deficit before Romina Nunez ensured thespoils were shared. However, Banyana Banyana coach Read More

Breaking: Explosion hits South Africa [VIDEO]

July 20, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Underground gas explosion has hit Johannesburg City of South Africa. The explosion on Thursday had a devasting impact on the road network of the city. At the time of filing this report no life was confirmed lost even though the havoc was of serious magnitude.

In South Africa, Ramaphosa jerks up salary for public servants

July 2, 2023 Bloomberg 0

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed off on a 3% increase in the salaries of all public office bearers, according to a statement from the presidency. The decision follows recommendations made by the Independent Commission for the Remuneration for Public Office Bearers that salaries of all public office bearers, including the likes of judges, magistrates and traditional leaders, be Read More

Breaking: South Africa introduces new notes, coins

May 4, 2023 Admin III 0

South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has unveiled new-look banknotes and coins that are in line with “international best practice to combat counterfeiting and to stay abreast with technological advancements.” The SARB said the new banknotes and coins, which started circulating on Thursday, have enhanced security features and new designs. “Banknotes and coin are regularly upgraded in line with international best Read More

South Africa, Egypt, others ahead of Nigeria In LPI – World Bank

April 26, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

South Africa, Egypt, Benin Republic, Botswana, Namibia, Djibouti and Rwanda are ahead of Nigeria in the latest global Logistics Performance Index (LPI) released by the World Bank. The LPI is an interactive bench-marking tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics, including shipping and what they can do to improve Read More

South Africa, Nigeria on global watchdog list for money laundering

March 2, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

South Africa and Nigeria have been placed on a global financial watchdog’s so-called gray list denoting nations with shortcomings in tackling illicit financial flows, a move that scars their international reputations and may raise costs for banks and asset managers. The gray listing of Africa’s leading economies—South Africa and Nigeria—by global anti-money laundering and terrorism financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Read More

Maersk to recruit South Africa’s NSDP cadets, shuns Nigeria’s

February 14, 2023 David Agba 0

Following an extensive review process, South Africa has been identified as a high potential crew sourcing destination for the fleet of shipping giant A.P. Moller – Maersk, which comprises 280 fully-owned and operated container vessels, employing 12,500 seafarers. South African cadets from its National Seafarer Development Program (NSDP) will be considered for placement with Maersk, and it is expected that Read More

South African President re-elected as ruling party leader

December 20, 2022 Admin III 0

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party despite being mired in scandal and facing calls to step down as President. Delegates at an ANC leadership conference voted on Monday to keep Ramaphosa as head of the party with 2,476 voting for him and 1,897 selecting his rival, former Health Minister Read More

US terror alert: Nigeria, South Africa and conspiracy theories

November 6, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigerians were shocked to no end when on October 23 the United States declared a red terror alert claiming there was a high risk of terrorist attack on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Simultaneously, a similar terror alert was issued on the Republic of South Africa. What’s more curious is the fact that the alert targeted Nigeria, which is Africa’s Read More

Like Nigeria, South Africa wallow in nationwide electricity blackout

September 27, 2022 Admin III 0

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had an urgent meeting scheduled with his Cabinet on Wednesday to discuss the country’s electricity crisis which has led to unprecedented levels of nationwide power blackouts in Africa’s most developed economy. The troubled state-owned power utility Eskom, which produces about 95% of the country’s electricity, is implementing scheduled, rolling blackouts in an attempt to save Read More

Students cart home prizes in South African Airways essay competition

August 18, 2022 Admin III 0

Eleven secondary school students cart home prizes, awards and cash ranging between N150,000 and N10,000 at the 3rd South Africa Airways Essay competition (SAAEC 2022) held in Lagos. Miss Ngwaogu Ifeoluwa Ugochi of Abesan Senior High School, Ipaja, clinched the first position with Master Aladetohun Kamimayo Enoch of St. Finbarr’s College, Akoka, emerged second followed by Miss Oshimade Abisola Promise Read More

Pictures: South Africa, Egypt, 12 other countries troop into Abuja as Nigeria host African cycling championship

July 14, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja is set to host the fourth edition of the African Track Cycling Championship. Nigeria and 14 other countries are expected to participate in the Championship which will take place inside the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja from Thursday 14th July –Sunday 17th July, 2022. Ahead of the Championship, the Minister of Youth Read More

Breaking: Super Falcons succumb to South Africa’s Bayana Bayana defeat in WAFCON 2022 group opener

July 4, 2022 Admin III 0

South Africa’s Banyana Banyana on the lacklustre play of Super Falcons to punish former continental winners with a 1-2 defeat in the opening group match of 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Monday evening. The two nations met in the 2018 Cup of Nations final, where the Nigerians defeated Banyana on penalties after it ended goalless after extra-time. After Read More

Access Bank to improve children’s welfare with S/ Africa Charity Polo Tournament

March 17, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos 0

Access Bank Plc has further demonstrated its commitment to making a difference through charity as the Bank successfully hosted its maiden Polo tournament. The programme held at the prestigious Val de Vie Polo Club in Cape Town, South Africa. The event held to further create awareness and raise funds to support the education of underprivileged children in Africa. In partnership Read More

Ending killing of Nigerians in South Africa

February 22, 2022 Admin III 0

The frequent killing of Nigerians in South Africa over the years has attracted concerns among Nigerians globally, with its nationals seeking an end to the causal slaying of their compatriots.Their concerns stem from the fact that relationship between Nigeria and South Africa, both African economic giants since independence era, has always been cordial and mutually beneficial, raising posers as to Read More

Let’s keep faith in Nigeria – Lawan, Southern senators

December 31, 2021 Admin III 0

In separate messages to Nigerians for the new year, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Southern senators have urged Nigerians to keep faith in the Nigerian project as the “challenging phase will be a thing of the past.” Lawan in a statement said though 2021 was challenging for people all over the world, “it is praiseworthy that beyond Read More

Breaking: South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu is dead

December 26, 2021 BBC 0

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the churchman’s death marked “another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans”. He said Archbishop Tutu had helped bequeath “a liberated South Africa”. Tutu was one of the country’s best Read More

Exploring Nigeria, South Africa renewed bilateral ties

December 17, 2021 Admin III 0

Nigeria and South Africa are renewing their bilateral ties for mutual benefits. In this report, IDACHABA SUNNY ELEOJO examines the history of the ties and benefits of such consummation. What is today referred to as Nigeria/South Africa bilateral relationship started in 1999 during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in what was known as Nigeria/South Africa Bi-National Commission with Read More