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PUBLIC PROTECTOR’S REPORT ON AN INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF MALADMINISTRATION BY THE FREE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (DARD), AND THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES (DAFF) RELATING TO ITS HANDLING OF AN OUTBREAK OF BRUCELLOSIS (CONTAGIOUS ABORTION) ON THE FARM OF MRS RONEL BEHRENS: REPORT 44 OF 2018/19

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has taken note of the report from the Public Protector entitled Public Protector's Report on an Investigation into Allegations of Maladministration by the Free State Department of Agriculture...

Tech Startups Move Forward in Africa

PARIS The Afrobytes and Viva Tech conferences in Paris this week have provided an opportunity to look at the progress that high-tech startups have made in Africa, where fundraising is booming.According to Partech Africa, a venture capital firm, 146 sta...

Tech Startups Move Forward in Africa

PARIS The Afrobytes and Viva Tech conferences in Paris this week have provided an opportunity to look at the progress that high-tech startups have made in Africa, where fundraising is booming.According to Partech Africa, a venture capital firm, 146 sta...

South Africa election: Cyril Ramaphosa vows to tackle ANC corruption

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to clean the African National Congress (ANC) of all bad tendencies in a bid to end corruption.In a victory speech in Johannesburg, he thanked voters and said they had sent a clear

South Africa’s ANC celebrates election win with street party

JOHANNESBURG, Supporters of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Sunday gathered outside their party headquarters in Johannesburg to celebrate the party's election victory.We are here to say thank you to the people of South Africa f...

ANC celebrates South African election win

JOHANNESBURG, This election confirms that freedom does indeed reign in South Africa. It gives us the assurance that our people are the true custodians of our freedom and democracy.These were the words of President Cyril Ramaphosa after his party claime...

Update: ANC win closely-watched South Africa poll with absolute majority

PRETORIA, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling ANC won re-election with an absolute majority in parliament, results showed, but with diminished support.The results, published by the electoral commission, are the party's worst national showi...

Update: Almost 60% of votes counted in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa's Electoral Commission (IEC) had finalised results from 13,731 of the 22,924 voting stations (59.89%), totaling 8.9 million votes at 6.30pm on Thursday.Results from a further 2,577 voting stations had been captured and were await...

South Africa election: Polls close in test for ruling ANC

PRETORIA, Polls have shut in South Africa's elections, widely seen as a test for the ruling ANC.The party is forecast to have a reduced majority following anger over the economy and land reform.Casting his vote in the country's sixth

Worldwide, Obesity Rising Faster in Rural Areas

PARIS Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of excess weight is mainly an urban problem.Data covering 200 countries and territ...