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Zuma fires critic in S.Africa reshuffle

  Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South African President Jacob Zuma sacked a vocal critic from his cabinet on Tuesday, a move set to deepen tensions before the ANC chooses a new party leader in December. In his second reshuffle this year, Zuma dropped higher education minister Blade Nzimande, …

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Pan African Parliament wants Malabo Protocol reviewed

Midrand, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | African Legislators are concerned that given the slow pace of ratification of the Malabo Protocol, the Pan African Parliament might never acquire full legislative authority and only remain as an advisory organ. With only five ratifications since its adoption in 2014,out of 28 …

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Micho’s Orlando Pirates on top after disputed win

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Resurgent Orlando Pirates controversially edged Cape Town City 1-0 in Soweto on Tuesday to take a three-point lead in the South African Premiership. Thabo Qalinge scored the winner eight minutes from time and although City coach Benni McCarthy queried whether the ball crossed the …

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Maritzburg joined at top by Micho’s Orlando Pirates

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Maritzburg United surrendered their perfect start to the South African Premiership season Tuesday, allowing Orlando Pirates to join them at the top of the table. United conceded two minutes from time in Durban to draw 1-1 at promoted AmaZulu, having taken the lead through …

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THIS WEEK: DPO acquires South African firm VCS

Nairobi, Kenya | THIS WEEK |   Kenyan-based Direct Pay Online Group, an online payments processing solution in Africa, has acquired Virtual Card Services (VCS) South Africa. VCS is said to have over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing credit, debit and smart card processing systems for major card issuers in …

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FIFA orders SAfrica to replay Senegal WC qualifier

Paris, France | AFP |  FIFA on Wednesday ordered a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed after the referee was banned for match fixing. The November 2016 tie, which will be restaged in November, was won by South Africa 2-1 after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey …

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Grace Mugabe steers clear of assault claim

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe on Friday made her first public comments since facing assault allegations in South Africa, but she avoided any mention of the incident two weeks ago. President Robert Mugabe’s wife was granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa after she was accused …

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ONYANGO: Coaches come and go, we must adjust

Five World Cup Africa zone opinions Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Five coaches and stars give their opinions ahead of World Cup Africa zone matchday 3 qualifying this week: “Coaches come and go. We must adjust and do what is expected of us.” Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango reacts to recent …

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Five suspected cannibals in S.African court

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Five South African men charged over suspected cannibalism appeared briefly in court on Monday as scores of angry protesters gathered outside, police said. The men from the rural town of Escourt, in KwaZulu-Natal province, were arrested over a week ago after one handed himself in …

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