September 10, 2023

Johannesburg fire: Inside a ‘hijacked’ South African building

At least 76 people died when a building caught fire In the South African city Johannesburg on 31 August.The building had been “hijacked” – taken over by a gang who were illegally renting it out.It’s a common phenomenon in the city, where dozens of buil…

Call to support Springboks

As the three-time world champions, the Springboks, face off against Scotland in their first game at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, South Africans have been encouraged to support the team.

“On behalf of all South Africans, I would like to wish the Bokke a…

SA welcomes efforts to accelerate progress of SDGs

South Africa has welcomed the Indian Presidency’s efforts to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

“The achievement of the SDGs must remain at the centre of international financing discussions to ensure that finance is mobilised …

AU joins G20 as a permanent member

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the admission of the African Union as a member of the Group of Twenty (G20).

“We are delighted that the G20 has accepted the African Union as a member of the G20,” the President said on Saturday.

G20 is the p…

Condolences for earthquake victims in Morocco

Deputy President Paul Mashatile has on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa, as well as the Government and people of South Africa, joined the international community in expressing condolences to the Kingdom of Morocco following the devastating earthqua…

Economic recovery measures improve economy

Deputy President Paul Mashatile has attributed the growth in gross domestic product (GDP) to the economic recovery measures that were implemented by government to support the economy.

Stats SA reported that the country’s GDP grew by 0.6% in the seco…

FG obtains $163m AfFB loan to boost wheat production – Shettima

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday said the Federal Government had obtained 163 million dollars loan from the African Development Bank to support wheat production in the country.

Shettima stated this at the palace of the Emir of Argungu,…

Sheikh Giro’s death great loss to West Africa – Shettima

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday described the death of Sheikh Abubakar Giro as a great loss to the West African subregion.

Shettima stated this in Argungu, Kebbi State, during a condolence visit on behalf of President Bola Tinubu, to …

Catholic Bishops task governments on proliferation of arms

Governments at all levels must rise and checkmate the proliferation of small arms as insecurity rages unabated in the country, Catholic Bishops declared in Abuja on Sunday.

They decried the terror regularly unleashed on communities by bandits, relig…

G-20 Summit: Indian community lauds Modi’s invitation to Tinubu

Indian community in Nigeria has commended its Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for extending an invitation to President Bola Tinubu for the G-20 summit ongoing in New Delhi, India.

Mr Sanjay Srivastava, President, Afro Asian Community Development (AACD…

Ogun emerges overall winner at 16th INAC Expo

Ogun has emerged the overall winner at the 16th International Arts and Craft Expo (INAC) held in Abuja.

Chief Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), organiser of the expo made the announcement at the closin…

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