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South African ‘great legend’ Philemon Masinga dies

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Former South Africa star Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga died Sunday aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national football association said in a statement. Retired South Africa captain Lucas Radebe, who played with Masinga at then English top-flight club Leeds United in the …

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Ruling ANC kicks off S.Africa election campaign with vow to restore democracy, growth

Durban, South Africa | AFP | South African President on Saturday launched the ANC’s campaign for legislative elections in May, acknowledging the party’s past mistakes and promising to restore democratic institutions and economic growth. Ramaphosa unveiled a 68-page manifesto before tens of thousands of supporters in the eastern city of Durban, marking the start of …

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S.Africa’s ANC gears up for election under new leader

  Durban, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s ruling ANC party launches its election campaign on Saturday ahead of polls in May that it is tipped to win despite recently falling support, internal divisions and a sluggish economy. The African National Congress, which has ruled since the end of apartheid 25 years ago, suffered …

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South Africa blame ‘politics’ for humiliating loss to Egypt

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | As South Africa reeled Wednesday after a humiliating defeat by Egypt in a contest to decide the new 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, the blame game began. South African football officials said the 16-1 vote in favour of Egypt in Senegal Tuesday was “political” without offering insight. Confederation of …

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Kaizer Chiefs blunder gifts Mamelodi Sundowns victory

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A disastrous mistake by Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Virgil Vries gifted Mamelodi Sundowns a 2-1 victory this weekend in a high-profile South African Premiership showdown. Namibian Vries came too far off his line and a seemingly aimless 81st-minute long pass from Lyle Lakay bounced over …

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South Africa bid to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa has formally bid to replace Cameroon as hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, a senior football official told AFP Thursday. “We have submitted our bid documents,” South African Football Association spokesman Dominic Chimhavi said in reply to emailed questions from …

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Fastjet now majority owned by Solenta

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Africa’s Solenta Aviation has become the majority shareholder in Fastjet PLC following the recent acquisition of additional shares. Solenta Aviation increased its shares from 29.8% to 54.3% automatically placing it in the driving seat of fastjet and its operations in operations in Zimbabwe and …

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Trophy-less Kaizer Chiefs ditch awards ceremony

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Famed South African football club Kaizer Chiefs have scrapped their end-of-season awards function for the first time after a disastrous 2017/2018 campaign. The Soweto club failed to win any of the four league and cup competitions that comprise the season in the republic. It …

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New session of PAP opens in South Africa

New session of PAP opens in South Africa Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The sixth ordinary session of the fourth Pan African Parliament (PAP) opened on May07, in Midrand South Africa. It started with the swearing in of 72 new MPs to the continental legislature including five from Uganda. The session, …

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