Zuma invites struggle heroes to very colonial affair

President Jacob Zuma met with special guests for a regal and lofty “high tea”, a British meal, ahead of Thursday’s state-of-the-nation address (Sona), the presidency said on Wednesday.

The choice of the meal highlighted South Africa’s return to the Commonwealth, … Read the rest

Guptas launch 24-hour news channel

ann7A new 24-hour news channel was launched in South Africa on Wednesday, owned by a wealthy family close to President Jacob Zuma.

Africa News Network 7 (ANN7) will focus on “constructive, nation-building stories in the interests of building a culture … Read the rest

Cabinet congratulates Zim ahead of SADC meeting

Cabinet has congratulated the Zimbabwean government for their successful parliamentary and local elections, but would not make any early pronouncements on whether the elections were free and fair.

Zanu-PF’s long standing leader, Robert Mugabe, won the presidential poll with 61% … Read the rest