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International dignitaries arrive for King Sigcawu’s funeral

29 November 2019, 9:20 AM

International dignitaries and traditional leaders from different African tribes continue to make their way to the special official funeral of the late AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Sigcawu.

Community wants defence force on the Cape Flats

13 July 2019, 3:55 PM

As the South African  National Defence Force (SANDF) is poised to deploy troops on the Cape Flats,  there has been another fatal shooting in Blikkiesdorp, Delft.   A 22-year-old woman was also shot and wounded, and six structures set alight. The community says a minibus and a number of structures were petrol-bombed.  Gunshots were fired in […]

An electronic toll gantry on a Johannesburg highway.

Spat over toll roads in South Africa shows poor people don’t count

12 July 2019, 7:34 AM

David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province and the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, have aired their differences over the electronic tolling of freeways in Gauteng on Twitter.

South African soldier celebrated as young UN peacekeeper in Africa

22 June 2019, 8:55 AM

South Africa’s Dimakatso Maila, a platoon commander stationed in the DRC, is being celebrated by Africa Renewal magazine as a young UN peacekeeper in Africa.

SA marks UN International Peacekeepers Day

29 May 2019, 6:46 PM

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) commemorated the United Nations International Peacekeepers Day in Bloemfontein on Wednesday.

UN congratulates Ramaphosa as President-elect of South Africa

22 May 2019, 9:32 PM

The United Nations congratulates President Cyril Ramaphosa on his election, noting that South Africa is playing a leading role in the work of the UN and in the support of multilateralism.

French special forces free four hostages in Burkina Faso

10 May 2019, 4:15 PM

French special forces have freed two French hostages, an American and a South Korean in northern Burkina Faso in an overnight raid in which two soldiers died, authorities announced Friday.


SA defence force rescues more than 500 people in Mozambique

24 March 2019, 4:02 PM

The South African National Defence Force has rescued over 500 people in Beira, Mozambique.

The aftermath of the Cyclone Idai is pictured in Beira, Mozambique.

Toll from cyclone-hit southern Africa surges

22 March 2019, 8:40 AM

Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique last Friday, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland and drenched eastern Zimbabwe.

Toll from cyclone-hit southern Africa surges as UN launches health aid

21 March 2019, 6:05 PM

A cyclone that ravaged three southern African countries last week has killed at least 350 people, affected more than 1.7 million others and left 15,000 people still stranded by floods, according to estimates Thursday.



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