Gulf Times - South-Africa
South Africa's Zuma to appeal decision he must face graft charges

South Africa's Zuma to appeal decision he must face graft charges

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will appeal a high court decision to deny him a permanent stay of prosecution on charges related to a $2 billion arms deal, his lawyers said on Tuesday.

S.Africa court rules ex-leader Zuma must face corruption trial

S.Africa court rules ex-leader Zuma must face corruption trial

South Africa's scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, a court ruled Friday, in one of multiple alleged graft cases over his long political career.

South Africa seeks QP expertise for LNG terminal project, says envoy

South Africa seeks QP expertise for LNG terminal project, says envoy

South Africa and Qatar Petroleum (QP) are having “extensive negotiations” following the country’s evaluation of its energy requirements and plans to increase future gas usage, ambassador Faizel Moosa has said.

Talks ongoing for direct links between Qatar, South Africa ports, says envoy

Talks ongoing for direct links between Qatar, South Africa ports, says envoy

Government-to-government (G2G) discussions are ongoing between Qatar and South Africa for the establishment of direct links between Hamad Port and the Port of Richards Bay ...

Hundreds of Nigerians to take free evacuation from South Africa

Hundreds of Nigerians to take free evacuation from South Africa

At least 640 Nigerians have signed up to take free flights home from South Africa after xenophobic attacks on foreigners, a spokeswoman for Nigeria's president said on Tuesday.

Ramaphosa says South Africa must quell attacks on foreigners as summit starts

Ramaphosa says South Africa must quell attacks on foreigners as summit starts

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told officials and business leaders on Wednesday that he was committed to quelling attacks on foreigners

South Africa to roll out sweeping health reform in stages

South Africa to roll out sweeping health reform in stages

A proposed move to universal health coverage in South Africa will be rolled out in stages as the budget improves, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost $2.2 billion per year

South Africa exempts Qatari citizens from entry visa

South Africa exempts Qatari citizens from entry visa

An official source from the Department of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the authorities of the Republic of South Africa decided to exempt Qatari passport-holders ...

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag

South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flag

In a landmark ruling, a Johannesburg court on Wednesday barred the unjustified display of South Africa's apartheid-era national flag, saying such gestures amounted to ‘hate speech’ and ‘harassment’.

S.Africa halts extradition of Mozambican ex-minister

S.Africa halts extradition of Mozambican ex-minister

South Africa said Saturday that it had halted plans to extradite former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang to his home country in a tussle over where he could stand trial for alleged fraud.

Rohit Sharma century guides India to opening World Cup win

Rohit Sharma century guides India to opening World Cup win

Sharma hit an unbeaten century as India made a comfortable start to their World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win over South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday that dealt a fresh blow to the Proteas' tournament hopes.

ANC wins South Africa poll with lowest-ever vote share

ANC wins South Africa poll with lowest-ever vote share

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has won another term in power, but with its lowest-ever vote share at 57.5 per cent, according to the electoral commission.