Home Topics Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape

The President of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, on Friday said that victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in that country deserved to be compensated.

Xenophobia: South Africa’s 10 worst attacks ever

Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa have been the targets of xenophobic attacks in recent weeks.
Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla leader who led Zimbabwe to independence in 1980, died Friday at age 95, two years after the army brought an ignominious end to almost four decades of his iron-fisted rule.

Robert Mugabe: Cyril Ramaphosa expresses condolences after death of anti-colonialism ‘champion’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences to Zimbabweans on behalf of South Africa, following the news of the death of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.

South Africa: What you need to know about ‘xenophobic attacks’

The xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa is the major topic of discourse on the lips of everyone due to the recent spate of violent and deadly attacks.
President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Moses Mabhida Statdium in KwaZulu-Natal where he delivered the ANC's 2019 election manifesto on January 12 2019 . Twitter-@myanc

South Africa’s ANC vows to restore democracy, growth, as it kicks off campaign

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday launched the ANC’s campaign for legislative elections in May, acknowledging the party’s past mistakes and promising to restore democratic institutions and economic growth.
South Africa Circumcision Ritual

21 boys die in South Africa circumcision

At least 21 boys have died in South Africa while undergoing circumcision in the bi-annual ceremony which began in November, authorities have said.

Renewed gang violence hit Cape Town

Three people were killed in Cape Town in separate shootings as a new spate of gang violence hit the city in spite of an intensified crackdown, police said on Saturday.

South Africa to eradicate pit latrine toilets in schools

South Africa is to get rid of all pit latrines in state schools within two years after a five-year-old pupil drowned in a toilet in March.
In celebration of the centenary of former President Nelson Mandela, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) launched its first commemorative banknote series at Freedom Park on Friday morning.

South Africa launches notes, coins for 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth

South Africa on Friday launched a set of limited edition bank notes and gold coins to mark the 100th anniversary on July 18 of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
A male and female lion stand over a lion cub in Eastern Cape, South Africa. This is where a pride of lions slaughtered at least three poachers who entered the Sibuya Game Reserve to hunt rhino horns. iStock-Getty Images Plus

Lions devour two rhino poachers on South African game reserve

Lions ate two rhino poachers on a South African game reserve, the owner of the lodge said on Thursday.

Video: South Africa outrage over ‘naked’ school choir performance

A "naked" choir performance by a group of South African schoolgirls has led to calls for investigation by the country's education minister.

Student arrested after $1 million error

A South African student who splurged more than $63,000 of $1.1 million she erroneously received was arrested on Tuesday and appeared in court for alleged theft, police said.

Nigerian community pays tribute to Winnie Mandela

The Nigerian community in South Africa has paid tribute to Winnie Mandela, describing her as a role model and heroine, who fought for the liberation of her people.

Winnie Mandela: South Africa’s flawed heroine

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s marriage to Nelson Mandela and her anti-apartheid activism ensured many South Africans saw her as “the mother of the nation”, but her past was littered with dark controversies.

Key dates in life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Key dates in the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, who died on Monday at the age of 81.

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.

South Africa busts evil Angels Church with 100 sex slaves

South African police have busted Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry, a church run as a cult, with no fewer than 100 sex slaves, among them girls as young as 12, nursing tiny babies and with leaders who regard themselves as angels.

50 hospitalized after eating cow bitten by snake

Over 50 people were rushed to various hospitals in South Africa after eating meat from a cow that had reportedly died from a snake bite.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela loses battle for Nelson Mandela’s rural home

A South African court on Friday struck down a long-running effort by late president Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to claim ownership of his former rural home.

Recent Stories

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

PSC charges security agencies to investigate leakage of NFIU letter to banks

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC) yesterday charged security agencies in the country to leave no stone unturned in investigating how a letter by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to commercial banks requesting the account details of principal government officers was leaked.

ANCOPSS hails FCT minister for promoting school principals

The All Nigeria Conference of Principal of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), has commended the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello for approving the promotion of some school principals to directorate cadre.

Thabo Mbeki: US, UK asked South Africa for help to oust Robert Mugabe

Former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, has said that the United Kingdom and the United States of America, had sought the help of his country to remove the late President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe from office.

PDP chieftain charges members to be committed

Chairman of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) ethnic community in Kuje area council, Hon. Yusuf Dabo, has called on members of the party to be prepared to erect political structures that would offer them the opportunity to occupy decision making position.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti farmers want financial support from governor

Some farmers in Ekiti North Senatorial District on Wednesday appealed to the state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, ‎to provide loans for them to enhance their agricultural production.