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South Africa’s dilemma of land reform and mining investment

The land reform dear to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is not only of concern to white farmers. As large landowners, mining groups are also afraid of paying the price of a massive and unbridled redistribution of land.
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Saudi Arabia creates app to track women’s movement

Saudi Arabia has created an application that allows male guardians to track and prevent women from travelling due to the rise in the number of women recently fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Phil Masinga during the 2018 SAFA Press Conference at the SAFA House, Johannesburg on 26 July 2018. ©Muzi Ntombela-BackpagePix

Former South Africa striker Phil Masinga passes on at 49

Former South Africa and Leeds United striker Phil Masinga has passes on aged 49, says his country's football association.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

Sinatu Ojikutu: Corrupt forces against Muhammadu Buhari

A former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, on Saturday said President Muhammadu Buhari had demonstrated high level of integrity in piloting the affairs of the country.
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Zulu King wants his land excluded from South Africa reform

South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to exempt nearly three million hectares of royal land from the government’s redistribution plans.
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South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa names panel on land reform

South African President Cypril Ramaphosa, on Friday announced the appointment of a Panel on land reform amid rising concerns over the government’s bid to expropriate land without compensation.

Court: Workers can’t be fired for anti-apartheid song

South African workers sacked for singing allegedly offensive anti-apartheid struggle songs during a strike should not have been dismissed, the country’s top court ruled Thursday.
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President Ramaphosa: No reason to believe South Africa would face sanctions over land reform

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday there was no reason to believe that any country would impose sanctions on South Africa over plans to redistribute land to address racial disparities in ownership.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - SAUL LOEB

South Africa hits back at Donald Trump over land seizure tweet

South Africa accused United States President Donald Trump of sowing division on Thursday after he tweeted that the State Department would probe “land and farm seizures… and the large scale killing of farmers”.
Trevor Noah

French envoy angry at joke that ‘Africa won the World Cup’

The host of America’s late-night TV programme, The Daily Show, has drawn the ire of France’s ambassador to the US after joking that “Africa won the World Cup.”

Key dates in the life of Nelson Mandela

1952: Mandela led a campaign of defiance against the apartheid system, installed four years earlier. He and Oliver Tambo open the first black law firm in Johannesburg.
15 President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received Cyril Ramaphosa, his South African counterpart, in Abuja.

President Buhari promises to sign Africa Free Trade Agreement

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday promised to soon sign the Africa Free Trade Agreement to facilitate growth in the continent in a way that job creation and local industries would be enhanced.

Barca announce South Africa friendly to mark Mandela centenary

FC Barcelona will play a friendly match against South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns in Johannesburg on Wednesday, the club said on Thursday.

Winnie Mandela: Celebration of a life of struggle, sacrifice and service

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, joins millions of lovers of freedom and democracy to mourn the passage of this priceless embodiment of resilience and tenacity typical of the African woman. Though saddened by Winnie’s demise, the Nigerian labour movement has many reasons to celebrate the life of struggle, sacrifice and service to humanity which Mama Winnie epitomized.
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South Africa lays to rest ‘Mama’ Winnie Mandela

South Africa lays to rest anti-apartheid icon and Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Mandela with full state honours at a stadium funeral in Soweto on Saturday.

President Ramaphosa: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to be given state funeral

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the hero of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa will be given a state funeral.

Nigerian women activists mourn Winnie Mandela

A cross section of women activists in Enugu have expressed shock over the demise of Winnie Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid activist and former wife of late President Nelson Mandela.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passes on at 81

Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela‚ a stalwart in the fight against apartheid‚ has died at the age of 81.

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