Tag - south-africa



Sep 6, 2017
Fine words from the BRICS
The BRICS have yet to take the steps necessary to demonstrate real leadership on the international stage.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 29, 2017
Trump's planned HIV aid cuts could spell 9 million life years lost in South Africa, Cote d'Ivoire: UNAIDS
U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to cut foreign aid supporting HIV/AIDS treatment could cost 9 million years of lost life in South Africa and Cote d'Ivoire, according to a global study released on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 17, 2017
Mazda to recall 19,000 vehicles in South Africa due to air bag safety concerns
Mazda Motor Corp. is recalling 19,000 cars in South Africa due to air bag safety concerns as the Japanese carmaker extends a global recall to cover a wider manufacturing period, its local unit said Monday.
Mar 24, 2017
2007 World Cup-winning coach White takes reins at Toyota Verblitz
Jake White, the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning coach with South Africa, has been appointed as the new head coach for Toyota Verblitz, the Top League side announced Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 8, 2017
Zuma's ex-wife gets boost in South Africa leadership race
The chances of South African President Jacob Zuma's ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, becoming the next leader of the African National Congress were given a boost on Saturday with the endorsement of the ruling party's women's division.
Japan Times
Dec 10, 2016
Antlers boss Ishii warns team about making mistakes against Mamelodi Sundowns
Kashima Antlers cannot afford any lapses or will pay the price against African champion Mamelodi Sundowns in their Club World Cup quarterfinal match, manager Masatada Ishii said Saturday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 8, 2016
White South African men accused of forcing black man into coffin denied bail
A South African court on Thursday denied bail to two white men charged with assault and kidnapping after a video showed them forcing a wailing black man into a coffin, an act the judge described as "brutal racism."
Nov 23, 2016
BRICS falls under China's sway
Just as China dominates the other new institutions of which it is a founding member — from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank — it is using BRICS to assertively push its own interests.
Sep 15, 2016
Savea awaits first All Blacks start
Rookie loose forward Ardie Savea has been named to make his first test start for the All Blacks against South Africa in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday.
Aug 14, 2016
A new era for South Africa?
The African National Congress can no longer claim without challenge the allegiance of South Africa's black voters.
Japan Times
Jun 28, 2016
Teguramori issues challenge to players before South Africa match
Japan's Rio Olympic coach Makoto Teguramori urged his team to give him a selection headache with one, final captivating home performance against South Africa on Wednesday.
May 27, 2016
South Africa's parliament approves land expropriation bill to redress racial disparities
South Africa's parliament on Thursday approved a bill allowing state expropriations of land to redress racial disparities in land ownership, an emotive issue two decades after the end of apartheid.
Apr 26, 2016
Japan U-23 squad to face South Africa in June friendly
Japan's under-23 national side will face potential Olympic opponent South Africa in a June 29 friendly in Nagano Prefecture, the Japan Football Association said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Apr 12, 2016
Top League boss Coetzee hired to lead Springboks
Allister Coetzee made the big jump from coaching Top League side Kobe Kobelco Steelers to running South Africa on Tuesday, when the appointment was announced by the South African Rugby Union.
Apr 7, 2016
Zuma adds to South Africa's woes
An economic recovery will be impossible for South Africa as long as it has a leader who is viewed as tainted and unreliable.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 3, 2016
South African parliament schedules debate on Zuma impeachment motion
South Africa's Parliament on Tuesday will debate a motion to impeach President Jacob Zuma, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said Sunday, after a top court ruled the president had violated the constitution.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2016
Is Zuma to blame for South Africa's malaise?
President Jacob Zuma does bear the blame for the collapse in international confidence in the South African economy — but not for its long-term failure to grow as fast as was expected.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 9, 2016
Record number of shark attacks in 2015, researchers find
Sharks attacked people 98 times in 2015, a spike in unprovoked attacks that set a new record as human and shark populations rise, researchers found in an annual global tally released on Monday.
Feb 5, 2016
Three missing, 87 rescued after South Africa mine collapse
Almost 90 miners were rescued and three were still missing after a cave-in at a gold mine in northeastern South Africa on Friday, the firm that owns the mine said.
Japan Times
Jan 9, 2016
Michael Leitch: 'If you want something, make a plan, work hard and go get it'
Japan's World Cup rugby captain tells us his secret to making the perfect tackle


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan