SABC News - South Africa


Team South Africa was officially welcomed to the Athletes Village in Rio de Janerio just less than a week before the start of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Team South Africa receives heart-warming welcome to Rio

Saturday 30 July 2016 21:37

South Africa's athletes received a Samba welcome to the Olympic city late on Friday along with athletes from Eastern European countries Moldovia and Albania.


The strike came as news broke of a 99 cents a litre drop in the petrol price from Wednesday.
Fears expressed that fuel shortages could affect LGE

Saturday 30 July 2016 15:31

Ceppwawu workers in the petroleum and pharmaceutical sectors have been on a wage strike since Thursday.


Petrol price decrease welcome relief for motorists

Friday 29 July 2016 21:24

Motorists can breathe a sigh of relief when the petrol price comes down next Wednesday.


SA's growth outlook dilemma for central bank - Treasury

Friday 29 July 2016 19:11

South Africa's central bank could resume its rate hiking cycle despite a poor growth outlook.


The Fisheries Department says research shows that the sardine population has shifted more towards the South Coast from the West Coast over the last two years.
Scientists concerned about declining sardine stocks in SA waters.

Friday 29 July 2016 16:49

Scientists say they are concerned about declining sardine fish stocks in South African waters.


Many of these parties, particularly the big parties have and will continue to pay extra attention to the metropolitan municipalities.
Political parties doing their best to woo voters

Thursday 28 July 2016 21:31

With less than a week to go until South Africans head to the polls for the local government elections, political parties will be using the little time left to do their best to woo voters.


The strike is affecting oil refineries, depots and fuel tank workers.
Striking fuel workers demand 9% increase

Thursday 28 July 2016 20:34

Striking workers at fuel refineries and depots have vowed to continue their strike until their demands are met.  


Rand up and stocks down as SABMiller slips

Thursday 28 July 2016 20:07

South Africa's rand strengthened against the dollar on Thursday in a broad rally by emerging assets after the US central bank left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday.


Decline in employment driven by job losses, agriculture, transport

Thursday 28 July 2016 17:05

Employment declined in the second quarter of 2016 by 129 000 jobs to 15.5 million.


Former struggle lawyer Priscilla Jana says the country has achieved all, except uplifting the people out of poverty and economic hardship.
Priscilla Jana speaks on last moment with Solomon Mahlangu book

Thursday 28 July 2016 05:50

Speaking at the launch of her book former struggle lawyer Priscilla Jana says a lot still needs to be done to up lift the poor.


South Africa's labour market worrying - Gordhan

Tuesday 26 July 2016 21:58

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday he was concerned about South Africa's volatile labour market, which has been plagued by strikes and above inflation wage demands


Dr Layla Cassim has designed and developed the Postgraduate Tool kit, to help support for postgraduate students.
Toolkit aims to help postgraduate students

Tuesday 26 July 2016 14:17

A report by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSA) revealed systemic problems at universities, which create blockages to increased PhD output.


The Turkish ambassador to South Africa, Kaan Esene shares his comment the failed military coup.
Turkish ambassador to SA gives clarity on failed coup

Tuesday 26 July 2016 11:46

The president asked citizens to participate in bringing stability back to the country.


Out of the country's population, young women between the ages of 15 and 24 have the highest infection rate, with most of these young people still of school going age.
Cost of education blamed for new HIV infections

Tuesday 26 July 2016 11:30

Out of the country's population, young women between the ages of 15 and 24 have the highest infection rate, with most of these young people still of school going age.


South Africa’s economy isn’t growing. Solutions are within its grasp.
South Africa can expect zero growth. Its problems are homemade

Tuesday 26 July 2016 07:11

South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has forecast zero percent growth for 2016, 1.5% in 2017 and 1.7% in 2018. This spells disaster for the country, particularly the unemployed.


Your vote is not insignificant in the bigger scheme of things. It matters.
Despairing about elections? This is why your vote matters

Monday 25 July 2016 17:57

It seems that no matter who you vote for, a politician gets elected. Given that outcome, how can we make sure that the person we elect has the character and abilities to do the job properly?


Athol Trollip says the ANC is running scared with local elections less than two weeks away and is relying on racial mobilisation.
ANC wants Trollip investigated by SAHRC

Saturday 23 July 2016 16:53

The ANC has asked the SAHRC to revisit a ruling, that it will not pursue an investigation into alleged human rights abuses against DA mayoral candidate for the Nelson Mandela Metro, Athol Trollip.


Gold Fields chairperson, Cheryl Carolus, said the four new directors would ensure continuity of the skills set of the board
Gold Fields board beefed up with two more directors

Friday 22 July 2016 18:23

Gold Fields on Friday made two further appointments to its board, announcing Alhassan Andani and Peter Bacchus as independent non-executive directors.


ANC spokesperson, Zizi Kodwa, says the President cannot be blamed for referring to the DA as a “product of the oppressors.”
ANC’s Kodwa lashes out at DA

Friday 22 July 2016 18:07

ANC spokeperson Zizi Kodwa says statements made by President Jacob Zuma about the DA during campaigns, only reflect on its history.


New Afrikaans film unites SA’s favourite stars on the big screen.
New SA Film ‘Two Degrees of Murder’ released

Friday 22 July 2016 17:32

A new South African feature film set in Cape Town, "Two Degrees of Murder", is being released nationally on Friday.


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