Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has conceded defeat to his rival Muhammadu Buhari and congratulated him by phone.
Carien du Plessis
Nigerians awaited early results from the weekend election with bated breath yesterday as they trickled in from the country’s 36 states.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DA leader Helen Zille will once again run uncontested for her position, as she has done since taking over the party in 2007.
A married business consultant told City Press that although he has a mistress, he doesn’t think of her as a side chick.
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.
Lesotho’s newly elected Parliament is due to hold a special meeting on Tuesday to allow the national assembly to elect a speaker and prime minister.
Democracy comes with a price tag, according to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini has blamed the current state of the labour federation’s finances on “bad decisions” on the buying of a new building.
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Rhodes was a nasty piece of work. The statue should have been pulled down and given to the Apartheid Museum in about May 1994.
The recent cancellation of the Cape Times subscription by Helen Zille’s provincial government tells us a lot about Zille’s character as a politician and her party.
Conspicuously absent from the heated debate about the removal of the statues honouring colonialists and apartheid’s great apostles is the country’s political leadership.