Roger Ballen's disembodied voice is suitably haunting for a man who dabbles in the dark recesses of the mind. It is early morning in Johannesburg, his adopted home for three decades, but long shadows have already been cast on Ballen's day.
The last quarter of 2017 was a reaping season for Yugen Blakrok. Now the Eastern Cape-born, Johannesburg-based rapper who is signed to prolific independent hip hop label, Iapetus Records, finally gets the shine she deserves.
Johannesburg [South Africa], Feb 14 : South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has insinuated that stand-in-skipper Aiden Markram's batting form might have suffered due to the responsibility around captaincy. Markram was named the Proteas captain in the absence of regular skipper Faf du Plessis, who was ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against Indian and the T20I series following it.
As Parliament took just eight minutes on Thursday to elect Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa's new president, the governing African National Congress rushed to put the era of Jacob Zuma behind it, showing little appetite to grapple with the central problem afflicting the party, and the country – a culture of corruption. Mr. Zuma, who was found guilty of violating the Constitution and led a nine-year presidency rife with corruption, may have come to symbolize misconduct to most South Africans.
Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as South African President by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng in Cape Town. He is the fifth president since the end of white minority rule.
Cape Town Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has survived a motion of no confidence vote, find out more about South Africa's new First Lady Tshepo Motsepe and SA rapper Sjava is one of the most remarkable parts of Black Panther's soundtrack. Here is a list of ten things President Cyril Ramaphosa should immediately do to set the right tone and show that he is not only a man of words, but action.
People linked to the politically connected Gupta family were granted bail by a South African court on Thursday after appearing on charges related to a graft scandal involving a farm in the Free State province. Varun Gupta, former chief executive officer of Oakbay Resources and Energy Ltd., Nazeem Howa, former CEO of Oakbay Investments Pty Ltd., Ronica Ragavan, acting CEO of Oakbay Investments and Ashu Chawla, CEO of the Gupta family's Sahara Computers, were among the eight.
Marisha Pessl advises her readers to always live their lives with their biographies in mind. It seems a number of eminent South Africans have heeded this counsel by the American writer and author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics, a darkly hilarious coming-of-age novel.
Johannesburg: Heavily armed South African police raided the luxury home of the Gupta family on Wednesday as part of a probe into allegations the three brothers had corrupt links to President Jacob Zuma, who has been ordered by the ruling ANC to quit as head of state. In a rambling television interview, Zuma derided the decision and said he had been “victimised” by the party.
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