Category: South Africa

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It was a general surprise in Brussels. The edition 2015 of the international competition of wine called "The world wine championship" has crowned a South African wine. Produced on a historic site of Cape Town that is not listed among the great names of the South African vineyard, "Chenin blanc" seduced 299 experts from 49 countries. The most ...
[NEPAD] - The greatest Chief Executive Officers of the world and Africa launched a Continental Business Network (CBN) today to boost the high-level private sector investments regarding the regional infrastructures of Africa. The launch of the CBN outside the World Economic Forum that takes place in Cape Town, South Africa, is a compulsory co ...
Agility, one of the main integrated logistics service providers in the world, launches a world competition of photography in order to put successes of the emergent Africa in the spotlight and reflect its increasing progress. This competition aims at highlighting the aspect often forgotten by a continent with numerous contrasts. He invites ph ...
Nine African female artists and the Nollywood star Omotola Jalade Ekeinde give their voices to poor and vulnerable women of the continent. With their title "Strong girl" written and recorded in South Africa, the new faces of the emergent Africa mobilize beside the ONE foundation in order to call on the leaders worldwide to take actions to defen ...
The American Magazine, Forbes, published its list of the world 2000 largest companies. Only 21 African companies appear in this prestigious list. South Africa takes the lion share with 13 companies. Nigeria, the first economic power of Africa comes in the second position with 4 companies. The countries of the Maghreb, Morocco (3 companies) a ...
Called "Indaba", the tourist exhibition has just closed its doors in Durban, South Africa with satisfaction expressed by the organizers and exhibitors. As far as exhibitors are concerned, Uganda won the palm of the "Best exhibitor" of the African continent during this big meeting, followed by Kenya and Rwanda is ranked third. The Authorit ...
Blamed for having ordered his supporters to attack foreigners living in South Africa, the King of the Zulus, Goodwill Zwelithini denied on Monday of being at the origin of these exactions having shaken the country these last two weeks. He supports that his messages delivered last 23rd March in Zulu at Pongola in KwaZulu-Natal were distorted ...
About 20 years after his last visit, the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe started last Tuesday a historic visit of two days in South Africa with the objective to consolidate the economic relations between both countries. The consolidation of the economic relations between both countries will be the main topic of the discussions between th ...
A new application for smartphone was launched on Wednesday in South Africa to encourage tourists to follow the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, twenty five years after his release from prison. The application allows planning visits to the major sites associated to the hero of the anti-apartheid fight of which, the Robben Island (off Cape Town) w ...
  The world music star, Rihanna has just announced on her Facebook page, a surprise tour in Southern Africa and in the Indian Ocean. And it will be huge because this show is considered as the musical event of the year in this region of Africa. The artist with 81 million of likes will present at first on 4th April of this year on the eve ...
Gulli Africa is the new youth TV channel by Lagardère Active in French language intended for the African continent televiewers. Launched on 25th March 2015, it is exclusively available in the packages of the Canal+ for the “Evasion” formula and broadcast in 22 countries in the sub-Saharan and French-speaking Africa. The channel announces ...
Photo : Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, Egyptian President.   Life is good in Cairo, the Egyptian capital because it is a city of all opportunities. It is report entitled "Into Africa - The continent’s cities of opportunity" that reveals it. The document that lists the 20 most dynamic cities of Africa was published within the framework of the ...
The South African Head of State, Jacob Zuma, annually gets the tidy sum of 211 375 euros; what makes of him the best paid leader on the continent, and standing thus in the 4th position at the world level. It is the American channel, CNN that publishes the news in a Top 10 of the world best paid leaders. In the ranking, it is the American ...
The celebration of the women month was the opportunity for the leader of the Female Executives Union of Togo (UFCa) to express their commitment beside the best Togolese female students. The association organized on 16th March at the University of Lomé, a meeting with female students placed under the theme: "what contribution from female executi ...
The American magazine, "Forbes 2015" for the world richest people is just released. Twenty nine (29) Africans appear in the ranks of billionaires. In this ranking, most of these fantastically wealthy are either from English-speaking Africa or the Maghreb as Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt. Unsurprisingly, the Nigerian businessman, Aliko Dang ...
The growth of the South African economy clearly accelerated in the fourth quarter 2014 with an annual increase of the gross domestic product (GDP) of 4,1 % over the period against an increase of 2,1 % the previous quarter, according to the data published by the National agency of statistics on 24th February. With regard to the same quarter o ...
They are many, these women mothers, sisters, wives, who beyond their domestic or professional concern, play an extraordinary role in the history of their country and their community. Well, these nice women will be once again celebrated on 8th March of this year on the occasion of the International Woman's Day (IWD 2015). And for this edit ...
After the publication of  the ranking of the Top 100 the best African universities, Webometrics, the study by the Spanish research organization, Consejo Superior d’ Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), has just put at the disposal of the public, the list of the best business schools of the continent. South Africa stands alone in the first thr ...
The Spanish research organization, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) published Webometrics, its last ranking regarding the universities of Africa. The production, the availability and the impact of universities on Web are considered. South Africa wins the 4 first positions in the top five of the ranking. The University o ...
The Standard Bank received the prize of the best foreign currencies serevice provider (Best FX provider) in Africa at the Global Finance Foreign Exchange Awards 2015. This bank won this prize for the third consecutive time. The presence of the Standard Bank in numerous African countries, particularly in South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, Kenya ...
The 24th summit of the Heads of States and Governments of the African Union (AU) opens on Friday, 30th January in the Ethiopian capital town, Addis Ababa. About fifteen Heads of States takes part in this meeting among whom the South African, Jacob Zuma, the Cameroonian, Paul Biya, the Chadian, Idriss Deby, the inhabitant of Niger, Mahamadou ...
In South Africa, the reopening of Parliament in two weeks promises to be eventful. Julius Malema, the populist leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) threatens to sit "in shorts" if he is prevented from wearing his red worker’s uniform. In fact, the 25 members of the EFF sit in red worker’s suits and rubber boots for men and housewife dre ...
While he is getting his candidacy ready for his own succession at the head of the FIFA, which election will be held the next 29th May, Sepp Blatter will be supported by all the 54 African countries. «Africa is behind him. He is very popular here. (…) He has done much for the continent. He set up financial assistance programs, and his Goal Pr ...
Taking the floor at the World Economic Summit in Davos, Philip Oduoza, Executive Director of the nigerian banking group, United Bank of Africa (UBA), said that an expansion of his business operations was proposed in South Africa and Angola, due to monetary challenges that block the banking activity in Nigeria, where the interest rates of the Ce ...
The South African Banking Group, Standard Bank, will open a representative office in Ethiopia towards the end of the first quarter 2015, reports the Reuters Agency on 22nd January 22, quoting an Executive Officer of the institution. "We are going to open a representative office by the end March 2015," said the senior Vice President of Standard Bank ...
The study is carried out by the afrik.com site. The Africans are among the most connected to internet in the world in spite of the lack of infrastructures. The connectivity of Africa people increases every year. Nigeria and Egypt are among the countries that register the greatest number of users on the continent.With a population of 1,037 billion p ...
Sixteen (16) African countries are competing for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2015 which kick-off was given on Saturday, 17th January 2015 in Equatorial Guinea. Divided into four groups, the teams of the 16 countries will compete with great enthusiasm to succeed to Nigeria, a big absentee of the tournament. The Confederation African ...
South Africans, crazy about aeronautics, intend to send the first space vehicle 100 % African onto the moon. Initiated by the Foundation for Space Development (Cape Town, South Africa), the "Africa2Moon" project, according to its promoters, aims at arousing the interest of the African young people for the scientific and technological studies ...
She was revealed in 2014 during the African business managers’ forum "AFRICA CEO Forum". Prize-winner of the trophy, "Business manager of the year", the South African, Daphne Mashile-Nkos, is listed in the category of "the African woman of the year" for Africa Top Success Awards. Daphne Mashile-Nkos is a part of the rare women to operate in ...
The South African, Rolene Strauss (22 years old) is the most beautiful girl of the world. She was crowned on 14th December 2014 during the 64th edition of Miss World that mobilized 121 candidates coming from all over the world. The new queen of beauty is also the current Miss South Africa. Rolene Strauss is 1, 77m high and is crazy about mus ...
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