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Education and Technology organisations from Finland and South Africa and Finland have partnered in running creative coding workshops, targeting girls who remain under-represented among the users and creators of technology. The Code Bus Africa will run workshops which aim to boost the importance of technology amongst the youth. The Code Bus will be covering ten countries including South Africa. Kimberley in Northern Cape Province is the final stop of the tour. Noluthando Ngcakani reports from Kimberly…
The SADC Election Observation Mission has arrived in Lesotho ahead of the June 3 snap election. It is deployed by the Chairperson of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, Tanzanian President, Dr John Magufuli, and it will be headed by Tanzania's Foreign Minister - Dr Augustine Mahiga. Nthakoana Ngatane reports...
A race against the clock has begun to contain an outbreak of Ebola in a remote northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the border with the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization has announced. Twenty cases of Ebola have been reported, two have been confirmed by laboratory tests and three people have died so far, the agency says. This is the eighth outbreak in the DRC since 1976. The most recent was in 2014, around the same time the virus wreaked havoc in West Africa, killing more than 11,000 people. Jocelyne Sambira has the story.
The South Africa Airways has told Parliament's oversight committee on Finance that it is relying on lenders to survive. The airline was presenting its Corporate plan, and its quarterly report to the committee. Over the years the airliner has accumulated nearly more than 19 billion rand on guarantees. Lulama Matya reports..
The 27th World Economic Forum which is on its last day today in South Africa's coastal town of Durban, has highlighted both opportunities and challenges facing the continent. Investors say while the country offers good returns for their investments - the risks associated with doing business on the continent are high. Tshepo Mongoai reports...
The governments of Nigeria and South Africa have failed to implement consistent economic policies that attract foreign investment. Experts gave updates on Africa's two biggest economies at a session at the World Economic Forum in Africa currently underway in Durban, South Africa. They say both countries are failing to give clear signals on what their economic policies are -and this is making it difficult for investors to do business with them. Amina Accram reports
Aid and development charity, Oxfam, has launched an inequality report on the eve of WEF Africa 2017 in Durban, entitled "Starting with People - A Human Economy Approach to Inclusive Growth in Africa". Latest data reveals that seven of the twenty most unequal countries in the world, are African. It calls on African leaders to create quality jobs and to invest in public services, particularly healthcare and education. Minoshni Pillay looks at this report and Kwazulu Natal province's readiness to host WEF-Africa 2017..
The official May Day celebrations in South African town of Bloemfontein on Monday ended in shambles. President Jacob Zuma was heckled and booed and as a result of security concerns -planned speeches by trade union Cosatu President and SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande were cancelled. Zuma was expected to deliver the keynote address at the labour federation's annual May Day celebrations. The events of the day have seen leaders present reflect on the state of the alliance. Mbali Sibanyoni reports…
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says a lot has been achieved over the past 23 years of freedom, but admits the democratic dividends have not reached everyone. He was speaking at the Freedom Day celebrations at Manguzi in KwaZulu-Natal Province yesterday. The event was attended by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and several cabinet ministers as well as Acting Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala. Ntebo Mokobo has more.
South African President Jacob Zuma says black people will remain poor for as long as the issue of land re-distribution is not addressed and that the economy remains in the hands of the few. President Zuma was speaking during the commemoration of ANC members who were killed during political violence in areas around Mpangeni in the KwaZulu-Natal Province. Zuma also attributes problem facing the ruling ANC to smear campaign by some countries plotting regime change both in the ANC and in the country. Vusi Makhosini reports…
Former AU Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma who is also member South Africa's ruling ANC national Executive Committee, says the ruling party is unapologetic for forging ahead with accelerated land redistribution and radical economic transformation. She was addressing scores of ANC Youth League supporters attending the free education lecture in Durban. Dlamini Zuma also told the Youth League that free education up to the university level should not be delayed on the basis that there is no money to fund it. Meanwhile the youth league re-iterated Dlamini Zuma as their preferred candidate for the ANC President position. Vusi Makhosini reports.....