Tag - south-africa



South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Congress of South African Trade Unions National Worker's Day rally at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on May 1.
WORLD / Politics
May 13, 2024
Who’s who in South Africa’s tightest post-apartheid election
For the first time since White-minority rule ended, South Africa is heading into national elections in which an outright winner isn’t apparent.
Finding capital needed to start a business can be challenging. But for many women in the Global South, it’s not just difficult — it’s often impossible.
Apr 16, 2024
Women entrepreneurs could make the world $6 trillion richer
When a woman walks through the door with a good idea, a smart business plan and a dream to improve her future, lenders too often see only risk.
Nissan is leveraging its e-Power hybrid technology in Tunisia as Africa is not ready in terms of infrastructure availability of electricity.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 27, 2024
Nissan to test African demand for its e-Power hybrid vehicle
Africa is the world's last remaining automotive frontier due to the low level of vehicle ownership.
A housing development next to the Sasol’s petrochemicals plant in Sasolburg, South Africa.
Mar 2, 2024
What it's like to live in the most polluted place on Earth
Coal and steel plants offer steady work for residents in South Africa's Vaal Triangle, yet they’re also pumping out harmful emissions.
South African officials speak ahead of the International Court of Justice's ruling on emergency measures against Israel following accusations by South Africa that the Israeli military operation in Gaza is a state-led genocide, in The Hague on Friday.
Jan 27, 2024
South Africa invokes Mandela's legacy with case against Israel
To many South Africans, the country’s outspoken advocacy on behalf of Palestinians has become a point of national pride.
The courtroom in The Hague on Friday as the International Court of Justice prepared to rule on emergency measures against Israel following accusations by South Africa that the Israeli military operation in Gaza is a state-led genocide.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 26, 2024
World Court orders Israel to prevent acts of genocide
South Africa brought the case to the International Court of Justice earlier this month, asking it to grant emergency measures to halt the fighting.
South Africa has accused Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians amid the war in Gaza.
Jan 24, 2024
Should Japan support the ICJ genocide case against Israel?
South Africa has accused Israel of genocide in the International Court of Justice. The case can't be ignored, or impunity and the global order's collapse will be the price.
Pro-Israel demonstrators march toward the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Thursday.
Jan 12, 2024
Israel faces accusation of genocide as South Africa brings case to U.N. court
South Africa argued that Israel "means to create conditions of death” in Gaza, and demanded the court order an emergency suspension of the military campaign.
A Palestinian girl who survived an Israeli strike is carried by her father next to the bodies of their relatives who were killed in the strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 11, 2024
Israel to face Gaza genocide charges at International Court of Justice
A case brought by South Africa in December claims Israel's war against Hamas militants in Gaza violates the 1948 Genocide Convention.
Oscar Pistorius, a South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter, arrives at a courthouse in Pretoria in October 2014.
Jan 5, 2024
Oscar Pistorius, Olympian convicted of murder, set for release
Pistorius was granted parole in November on the basis that he had served half of a 15-year sentence for murder.
Nelson Mandela (left) is embraced by Palestine Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat as he arrives at Lusaka airport on Feb. 27, 1990.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 5, 2023
A decade after Mandela's death, his pro-Palestinian legacy lives on
Many South Africans saw parallels between their own struggle against white minority rule and the Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation.
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius leaves a courthouse in Pretoria, South Africa, in 2016.
Nov 24, 2023
Former Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius granted parole a decade after killing girlfriend
Pistorius was found guilty of murder and given a 13-year jail sentence in 2017 after a lengthy trial and several appeals.
Workers harvest lettuce at a farm in Cape Town, South Africa, in January.
Nov 12, 2023
South Africa’s ‘too white’ farms may lose EU, U.K. access
Under the rules, farmers must meet specific Black economic empowerment targets to continuing obtaining export permits.
South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus ahead of a game against Ireland in Dublin in November 2022
Nov 6, 2023
Erasmus to coach South Africa at start of new World Cup cycle
After lifting the World Cup as coach four years ago, Erasmus took the reins as South Africa’s director of rugby.
South Africa players celebrate winning the Rugby World Cup as their trophy tour passes through Soweto on Thursday.
Nov 3, 2023
Springboks get roaring welcome in Soweto after winning World Cup
Teenagers dance in their school uniforms, as others, young and old, wave South African flags and yellow signs reading "thank you Bokke (Springboks)."
South Africa's Malcolm Marx scores a try during a Rugby World Cup warmup game against New Zealand in London on Aug. 25.
Oct 30, 2023
Injured Springbok Marx to miss Japanese club season
Marx, 29, was forced to leave the Springboks' World Cup-winning squad after only one game in France following an injury to his knee during training.
South African rugby supporters celebrate the team's World Cup triumph, in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Oct 29, 2023
Ecstatic South Africans celebrate Rugby World Cup glory
Supporters of the national rugby team drank beers, waved flags and partied until the early hours in a wave of jubilation that swept the country.
South Africa's Siya Kolisi in action during the Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand on Saturday in Saint-Denis, France
Oct 29, 2023
Siya Kolisi happy to escape 'dark place' for World Cup glory
Despite losing hooker Bongi Mbonambi in only the third minute, the Boks reorganized and battled through for a record fourth title.
South African players celebrate with the Webb Ellis Cup after their win over New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.
Oct 29, 2023
Springboks hold off 14-man All Blacks to win World Cup
South Africa produced a magnificent defensive display to edge New Zealand 12-11 and win their fourth title.
South Africa players huddle ahead of the second half of the team's semifinal game against England in the Rugby World Cup, in Saint-Denis, France, on Saturday.
Oct 27, 2023
Springboks expect 'grind' against All Blacks in World Cup final
South Africa has never lost a World Cup final, winning the 1995, 2007 and 2019 editions.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan