The newly-launched Bokamoso Social Housing in Freedom Park, Soweto was vandalised by a group of about 50 people after its official opening, Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said on Thursday. He said the attackers burned five units and vandalised 30 units at the site after the launch on Wednesday.
In 1993, President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was then secretary-general of the ANC, spoke at the Land Redistribution Options Conference in Johannesburg, where a future plan for land reform was being thrashed out. He said in his opening remarks: “The massively unequal distribution of land is not merely an unfortunate legacy of apartheid; it is the totally unacceptable continuation of apartheid.”
Rwandan workers make clothing at C&H, a Chinese garment factory in Kigali, the capital. The factory, which opened in 2015, employs about 1,200 workers, all of whom are locals.
At least two cases of human trafficking were reported in Cape Town in the last week and are being investigated by Hawks. A teenager is expected to plead guilty today to several charges of human trafficking, rape and statutory rape after he and his four co-accused allegedly imprisoned several women, including a 14-year-old, in a brothel in Springs, east of Johannesburg.
Former President Barack Obama speaks during his town hall for the Obama Foundation at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa last month. Former President Barack Obama is making his first endorsements of the 2018 midterm elections, weighing in on behalf of 81 candidates for federal and state offices on Wednesday.
Societe Generale is in talks with South African lender Absa about selling its local unit as the French bank prepares to pull out of Africa's most industrialised economy, two sources familiar with matter said. The deal would end SocGen's nearly three decades in South Africa as it looks to cut costs and focus on its key markets.
South African ruling African National Congress will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday, a move likely to unnerve investors. FILE PHOTO: Farm workers harvest cabbages at a farm in Eikenhof, near Johannesburg, South Africa May 21, 2018.
Earlier this year, Prince Zwane and Kaylee Germann of Publicis Johannesburg were selected as the winning team in Cinemark's Young Lions competition . They went on to represent SA at the global Cannes Young Lions competition in the Film category that took place during the Cannes Lions Festival from 18-22 June in France.
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