Is China colonising Namibia and other African countries?

Every weekday before dawn, a morning migration takes place near the desert on Africa’s southwestern coast. At 5:30 in the Namibian enclave Swakopmund, whose century-old buildings still bear the imprint of German colonization, solitary men in khaki uniforms emerge from … Read the rest

Finland, Turkey get Russian VVER1200 NPP

These latest design VVER1200 NPP’s have 60 year life span, with 20% reduction in build cost and time, and 10% reduction in operating cost.

Turkey ordered 4 of these NPPs. Same process as SA: State deal subsequently approved by parliament. … Read the rest

These latest design VVER1200 NPP’s have 60 year life span, with 20% reduction in build cost and time, and 10% reduction in operating cost.

Turkey ordered 4 of these NPPs. Same process as SA: State deal subsequently approved by parliament. … Read the rest

Nuclear trumps shale and gas

The signing in Vienna – at the margins of the 58th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference – of a strategic nuclear partnership between Russia and South Africa, has met with criticism from the mining sector.

The … Read the rest

SAS Spioenkop heads for west Africa on anti-piracy mission

An SA Navy frigate has set sail for the pirate-infested west coast of Africa.

SAS Spioenkop left Simon’s Town naval base yesterday morning with a crew of 180 .

It and three other frigates were purchased in the controversial arms … Read the rest

Five factors that will shape SA’s future: FW de Klerk

Former President says country continues to present an anomalous picture to the world

SPEECH BY FORMER PRESIDENT FW DE KLERK FOXHILLS RESORT, ENGLAND, September 13 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

I should like to talk about South Africa: … Read the rest

Namibia satisfies Cuba’s animal attraction

Namibia will airlift 10 rhinoceros and five elephants to Cuba in September, concluding a massive translocation project of 135 animals taken from its national parks, the environment ministry said Wednesday.

The 15 animals will be captured from the Etosha National … Read the rest

Namibian PM wants to close down ‘racist outposts’ after interracial brawl

Windhoek — The days are numbered for Buffalo’s bar in Gobabis, the latest flashpoint in an alleged racist attack, warned Prime Minister Dr Hage Geingob.

He said “undesirable establishments like Buffalo’s bar and similar places which are scattered all over

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