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Carien du Plessis

Nigerians pray for change from afar

22 March 2015 15:00

Shouts of “amen” and “hallelujah” sound out as a recording of Pastor Dan’s prophecy is played. This is proof for the party faithful that their man, All Progressives Congress (APC) vice-presidential candidate Professor Yemi Osinbajo, will emerge victorious.

New vision and policies in pipeline for DA

22 March 2015 6:00

Paul Boughey has been the DA’s chief executive officer since January. He is tasked with developing strategies like Vision 2029 for the federal congress in May, but also for next year’s local government elections. Carien du Plessis spoke to him.

Africa’s two biggest economies ‘must strive for more equal relations’

19 March 2015 9:09

There should be as much opening up for Nigerian businesses in South Africa as there is in Nigeria for South African businesses like MTN, Nigerian vice-presidential candidate Yemi Osinbajo has said.

Chinese celebrations almost start without anthems

16 March 2015 9:40

Guests attending the grand opening concert of the local celebration of China’s relations with South Africa had to improvise and sing the anthems of the two countries unaccompanied after a glitch meant the anthems weren’t played as planned.

Jackie Chan to visit SA to raise wildlife awareness?

10 March 2015 12:25

Chinese movie stars like Jackie Chan, Chinese art and martial arts performances and Chinese bridge competitions are all among the plans to celebrate the Year of China in South Africa.