Barack Obama celebrates the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg Tuesday, marking the centennial of the South African leader's birth. It's one of Obama's most high-profile appearances since leaving the White House 18 months ago, and a preview of what could be an active campaign schedule for the former president before the midterm elections this fall.
During a 2013 trip to South Africa, then-President Obama looks out the window from the cell where Nelson Mandela was once jailed on Robben Island. Obama is giving a major speech Tuesday.
Young people looking for jobs and career advice gather at the Gauteng province Youth Jobs, Careers and Entrepreneurship Expo outside Johannesburg, June 15, 2018. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Laurie Goering After graduating from high school, he started studying at the University of Johannesburg – but was forced to drop out when his mother retired and cash ran short.
As everyone else is at work, I spend Mondays at the gym, during the day, which is when retirees go there, writes Timothy Molobi . In South Africa we are still suffering with the highest unemployment rate since to 2003 with a percentage of 27.7%.
Johannesburg – Several taxi associations and motorists in Gauteng have come out in support of Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse's call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to ease the financial burden on motorists. The support for Outa came after the president's call on July 5 to his ministers serving on the economic cluster to come up with plans to introduce more VAT zero-rated goods.
Grant Thornton and Sizwe Ntsaluba Gobodo integration plans came full circle last week after the firms concluded discussions between separate member firms to operate under the banner SNG Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton International spokesperson Campbell McIlroy said Grant Thornton Durban and Grant Thornton Pretoria would integrate with SNG Grant Thornton.
South Africa-based mobile telecommunications company MTN Group Ltd said on Monday its Dubai subsidiary sold its Cyprus business to Monaco Telecom S.A for 260 million euros . Africa's biggest mobile telecoms group said that as part of the deal to sell MTN Cyprus it would allow the use of the MTN brand in Cyprus for up to three years for a fee.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is to carry out a major diplomatic move from July 19 to 28, paying state visits to the United Arab Emirates , Senegal, Rwanda and South Africa, attending the 10th BRICS summit in Johannesburg, and visiting Mauritius during a stopover. The overseas trip, his first after being re-elected Chinese president in March, is aimed at pushing for concerted efforts to further boost common development and improve global governance against the backdrop of profound changes in the international circumstances.
In this Dec. 15, 2013, file photo, a young girl sits outside the Mandela House Museum in the Soweto township, in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the funeral service of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela takes place in his ancestral village of Qunu. The centennial of Mandela's birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid.
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