South Africa's listeriosis toll continues to rise; 28 percent dead

South Africa's listeriosis toll continues to rise; 28 percent dead

With the case count as close to 1,000 as you can get — standing at 999 as of Friday — health officials in South Africa continue to expect more people to become infected by Listeria monocytogenes from processed meat. Complete information is only available for 689 of the people with confirmed infections. Of those, 191 […]

A huge crack provides evidence that Africa is slowly splitting into two

A huge crack provides evidence that Africa is slowly splitting into two

A tanker drives near a tear that opened up following heavy rains and seismic activity in Kenya’s Rift Valley in March. It measures about 50 feet wide and several miles along — and is growing longer. (Thomas Mukoya/Reuters) by Laura Geggel by Laura Geggel April 7 at 9:00 AM A piece of East Africa is […]

Here's whether you should be investing more overseas or in South Africa right now: analyst

Here's whether you should be investing more overseas or in South Africa right now: analyst

With US and other international markets suffering from Donald Trump’s ‘trade war’ and positive sentiment surrounding Cyril Ramaphosa, many South Africans may be looking to re-shift their investment towards South Africa instead of overseas. In addition, new changes under the 2018 national budget have stipulated that the foreign allocation limits for institutional investors are to […]

African press review 7 April 2018

African press review 7 April 2018

African press review 7 April 2018 – Africa – RFI Listen Download Podcast RFI English News flash 04h00 – 04h10 GMT Mon-Fri News bulletin 04/07 04h00 GMT Paris Live AM 04h10 – 04h30 GMT Mon-Fri Features and analysis 04/07 04h10 GMT RFI English News flash 05h00 – 05h10 GMT Mon-Fri News bulletin 04/07 05h00 GMT […]

South Africa's Jacob Zuma faces 16 corruption charges

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces 16 corruption charges  Aljazeera.com Weeks Out of Power, South Africa’s Former President Faces Corruption Charges  Wall Street Journal South Africa arms deal that landed Zuma in court: What you need to know  BBC News All eyes on South Africa’s new president  The Business Times Jacob Zuma Appears in Court for South Africa Corruption Trial  New […]

Africa's scientists encouraged to become the next Einstein

Africa's scientists encouraged to become the next Einstein

South African geneticist Vinet Coetzee held up a malaria-diagnosing scanner that she said can be developed for use in Africa’s rural areas without the need for blood samples or lab tests. “This can be rapid, affordable and non-invasive,” she said. “It can reduce health inequality and bring us one step closer to a world free […]

South Africa's embrace of natural hair care illustrates the movement's power

South Africa's embrace of natural hair care illustrates the movement's power

As a black child, my thick natural hair often felt like a burden. Like millions of women around the world with hair like mine—disparagingly termed a “nappy” in the United States, “cabelo crespo” in Brazil, and “kroes” in South Africa—the only relief offered by the retail world was to apply harsh chemical treatments that stripped […]

What you need to study to become a millionaire in South Africa

What you need to study to become a millionaire in South Africa

Global market research group New World Wealth has released its latest South African Wealth Report, looking at the trends among the country’s wealthiest people. The report found that South Africa is home to 43,600 High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) – defined as individuals who have net assets of $1 million or more. Additionally South Africa […]

Africa is splitting in two

Africa is splitting in two

Satellite imagery of Africa. Credit: Public Domain A large crack, stretching several kilometres has made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya, as reported by BBC news. The tear, which is approximately 50 feet by deep and 50 feet wide and continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and may have […]