Johannesburg The South African National Editors' Forum has expressed outrage and shock at the arrest of three Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers for the murder of journalist Godknows Nare. Sanef said, although there was no evidence that Nare was shot because of his profession, journalists should be allowed to do their work without the fear of threats, intimidation or murder.
Three young South African entrepreneurs will battle it out for the top prize for the Young Entrepreneur Award at the fifth South African Premier Business Awards 2018. The awards ceremony will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry in partnership with Brand South Africa and proudly South African at the Sandton Convention Centre on Tuesday, 30 January 2018.
Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist, has died after a decade-long fight with cancer. He was 78. Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Mr. Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said Tuesday was a “protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer.”
Flight Centre Travel Group has donated R650 000 towards youth centred programmes. Diane Cleary,the project manager for the Flight Centre Foundation, where the money was donated, said the Flight Centre Foundation has a vision to change the future of South Africa's children through education.
Just weeks after South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the ruling African National Congress , the fight against corruption in the country is showing signs of gaining momentum. After months of inaction – former public protector Thuli Madonsela's report into state capture was released way back in November 2016 – investigators are for the first time taking steps against those named in the report.
The villain of the opening day of the third and final Test between India and South Africa was the track. It was arguably one of the most bounciest and uneven of wickets that Johannesburg has ever seen.
Hugh Masekela, a South African-born musician, said in 2009, “I was marinated in jazz, I was seasoned in music from home.” Hugh Masekela, a South African trumpeter, singer and activist whose music became symbolic of the country's anti-apartheid movement, even as he spent three decades in exile, died on Tuesday in Johannesburg.
South Africa's budget has involved making tough decisions to stabilize the country's debt and the country will feel some pain as a result, its finance minister said on Wednesday. Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said the upcoming budget, to be unveiled in the spring, would involve interventions in order to boost confidence and grow the economy, as part of what he described as “a difficult fiscal framework”.
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