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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa attends the oath of office ceremony for his second term as South African President, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 19.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 1, 2024
South Africa opposition debuts in Ramaphosa’s unity cabinet
The announcement of the new executive followed more than a week of negotiations.
India's Virat Kohli celebrates after his side won the T20 World Cup in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Saturday.
Jun 30, 2024
Virat Kohli leads India to T20 World Cup triumph over South Africa
Kohli, who later announced his retirement from T20 internationals, steadied the India innings with his fine 76 taking the team to a strong 176-7.
Young Kenyan students look at a computer monitor in Nairobi on Oct. 31, 2023.
Jun 19, 2024
From Swahili to Zulu, African techies develop AI language tools
Technology experts warn the lack of AI tools in African languages will lead to millions of people on the continent being excluded.
The ANC's Cyril Ramaphosa was re-elected president of South Africa after the country's lawmakers voted during the first sitting of the New South African Parliament in Cape Town on Friday.
Jun 17, 2024
A historic deal sets South Africa on a new path
There's enough overlap between the ANC and its main coalition partner, the Democratic Alliance, to allow President Ramaphosa to try and fix the beleaguered economy.
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa reacts after being reelected as president of South Africa on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 15, 2024
South Africa's Ramaphosa survives ANC hammering to win second term
A skillful negotiator, Ramaphosa clinched the agreement with the white-led Democratic Alliance and at least two other smaller parties.
A hydrogen storage tank with an under-construction green hydrogen compressor at a liquid fuels facility in Sasolburg, South Africa.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 13, 2024
South Africa’s biggest green-hydrogen project woos Japanese investors
If approved, the plant will use 3,700 megawatts of renewable power generation capacity to split water to produce 1 million tons of hydrogen a year.
African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives ahead of the National Executive Committee meeting in Johannesburg last Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 11, 2024
South African parties straddle opposing visions to build unity government
Efforts to form a broad-based unity government are set to test Nelson Mandela's 1994 aspiration for a "rainbow nation at peace with itself."
A screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai in 2019
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 5, 2024
Mexico, South Africa and India deliver political punch to markets
Many countries have held important elections this year but Mexico, South Africa and India have triggered the most dramatic market reactions so far.
Jacob Zuma, former South African president, left, visits the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK Party) stand at the Independent Electoral Commission national results center in Midrand, South Africa, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 3, 2024
Jacob Zuma the disruptor has South Africa’s fate in his hands after vote
Six years after being pushed from office, Zuma successfully upstaged his successor Cyril Ramaphosa in national elections this week.
Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's president, during the election result announcement at the Independent Electoral Commission national results center in Midrand, South Africa, on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Jun 3, 2024
South Africa’s ANC courts rivals after election humiliation
The African National Congress' slump comes after years of economic mismanagement and corruption saddled the country with high unemployment and weak growth.
Aphelele Vavi (right), 22, who is studying sound engineering, at lunch with fellow students at SAE Creative Media Institute in Rosebank, South Africa, on March 19
WORLD / Politics
May 29, 2024
South Africa’s young democracy leaves its young voters disillusioned
The nation is heading into a pivotal election, in which voters will determine who will pick the president, but voter turnout has been dropping in recent years.
The African National Congress’ manifesto launch at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Feb. 24
WORLD / Politics
May 28, 2024
Where South Africa’s crunch election will be won and lost
As the country heads into its tightest election since apartheid ended in 1994, the ANC is facing competition like never before.
A boy walks past a mural painted outside the house where former South African President Nelson Mandela once lived in, in Johannesburg's Alexandra township, on June 9, 2013.
WORLD / Society
May 27, 2024
Mandela's vision for South Africa fades as nation closes door to migrants
Immigration has become a hot issue in the run-up to the country's May 29 national vote, the first in which most people have no memory of decades of apartheid.
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.


Several support networks have launched to help startup founders in Japan whose native language isn't Japanese.
As Japan's startup ecosystem grows, so does a supportive community of entrepreneurs