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Rating agencies say South Africa’s underperforming economy is expected to grow by less than 1%.
Rating agencies say South Africa’s underperforming economy is expected to grow by less than 1%. ( )

Moody's lowers outlook for South African banks to negative

Moody's has lowered its outlook for the South African banking system to negative from stable, citing deteriorating operating conditions it expected in the next 12-18 months.

South Africa

In a briefing to parliament's Basic Education Committee, the department said while it accepts the recommendations, some of them go beyond its scope of competence.
Govt’s hand tight in full implementation of Jobs for cash report

Friday 27 May 2016 14:47

The Education department says some of the recommendations in the Jobs for cash report go beyond its scope of competence.

Africa

Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili
Uproar ensues in Mosisili's party over call for him to step down

Friday 27 May 2016 14:01

Calls for Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili to step down by some youth in his party Democratic Congress have caused public conflict among members.

World

US President Barack Obama hugs an atomic bomb survivor Shigeaki Mori as he visits Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan May 27, 2016.
Obama mourns dead in Hiroshima, calls for world without nuclear arms

Friday 27 May 2016 15:03

Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima, the site of the world's first atomic bombing.

Politics

Lulu Dube died after a long illness.
Zuma extends condolences to Dube family

Friday 27 May 2016 16:13

President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to the family of the first ANC President, Dr. John Langalibalele Dube following the death of Dube's daughter, Lulu Dube, at the age of 84.

Business

Rating agencies say South Africa’s underperforming economy is expected to grow by less than 1%.
Moody's lowers outlook for South African banks to negative

Friday 27 May 2016 16:29

Moody's has lowered its outlook for the South African banking system to negative from stable, citing deteriorating operating conditions it expected in the next 12-18 months.

Science

Farmers in Namaqualand in the Northern Cape have been hard hit by the drought in the last two years, experiencing a financial and emotional roller-coaster.
Northern Cape farmers receive drought relief

Friday 27 May 2016 16:33

There were tears of joy when Namaqualand farmers in the Northern Cape received feed donations on Friday.

Lifestyle

‘Nat Nakasa fought apartheid through his writings’

Friday 27 May 2016 08:50

Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa says the month of May, which is Africa Month, cannot be commemorated without mentioning the name of Nathaniel "Nat" Nakasa.

Sport

The IOC will not name the athletes or the sports which tested positive for doping until more tests are done and analysed.
2012 Olympic athletes test positive for banned substances

Friday 27 May 2016 16:01

Olympic chiefs have announced that 23 competitors from five different sports at the London 2012 Games have failed retrospective doping tests.

Opinion

Threat to close Dadaab camp plays on international refugee fears

Friday 27 May 2016 07:53

The Kenyan government says that it plans to close Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp.

National Days 2016

South Africa celebrates many National Days under democracy.

SONA 2016

President Jacob Zuma delivered the State of the Nation Address on February 11, 2016. Click here for all the latest news, opinions and multimedia.

ANC January 8 Statement

The African National Congress (ANC) held its 'January 8' celebrations and 104th anniversary in Rustenburg, North West on 9 January 2016

Moving from MDG to SDG

The UN member states met from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. They emanate from the Millennium Development Goals.

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