UCT launches a new degree, first of its kind in Africa

UCT launches a new degree, first of its kind in Africa

CAPE TOWN – The University of Cape Town (UCT) is now the first university on the continent to offer a degree specifically designed to equip students with skills and knowledge in the ever growing financial services sector.   The new degree is a Master of Data Science with a specialisation in Financial Technology and will […]

African Development Bank says Eskom's success is critical for Southern Africa

African Development Bank says Eskom's success is critical for Southern Africa

EAdesina said Eskom was a factor in the economy’s weakening based on the lack of electricity for mining companies, which also impacted neighbouring countries. He said the bank would continue to invest and support Eskom. “It’s a sign of confidence in SA and a sign of confidence in Eskom … SA cannot develop in the […]

The 2017 Film Africa festival partners with Okiki

The 2017 Film Africa festival partners with Okiki

FESTIVALS AWARDS EVENTS NEWS Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:26 Film Africa is a Royal African Society annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora. Now in its seventh year, the festival has become a key platform for African cinema in London and the UK. From Friday 27 October until Sunday […]

Africa Live: Top Somali referee killed, Zambia defends HIV testing policy

Africa Live: Top Somali referee killed, Zambia defends HIV testing policy

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UAE volunteers ease suffering of children, elderly in Africa

UAE volunteers ease suffering of children, elderly in Africa

‘One Million Acts of Kindness’ campaign has managed to attract the nation’s youth Abu Dhabi: Hundreds of UAE youth volunteers participating in the ‘UAE Ambassadors for Community Volunteering’, organised by the Zayed Giving Initiative, have taken part in many voluntary activities related to education, health, the community and culture in Africa. Their voluntary efforts have […]

South Africa rate cut likely in November ; possibility of September

South Africa rate cut likely in November ; possibility of September

Reuters By Vuyani Ndaba JOHANNESBURG, Aug 18 (Reuters) – South Africa’sReserve Bank is expected to cut interest rates again in November and possibly even September given the relatively tame inflation outlook, a Reuters poll found on Friday. The central bank unexpectedly cut its repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.75 percent for […]

Actress Charlize Theron dreams of AIDS-free S.Africa

Actress Charlize Theron dreams of AIDS-free S.Africa

South African born actress and Academy Award winner Charlize Theron supports community-based HIV programmes to stop the spread of AIDS in her home country © AFP / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, JOHANNESBURG, Aug 18 – Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Charlize Theron hopes to create an AIDS-free generation in her home country South Africa which […]

South Africa Puts A 'Red Alert' At Its Borders For Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe

South Africa Puts A 'Red Alert' At Its Borders For Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe

South African model Gabriella Engels, allegedly assaulted by Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe, looks on during a press conference at the civil rights organization AfriForum on Thursday. Phill Magakoe /AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Phill Magakoe /AFP/Getty Images South African model Gabriella Engels, allegedly assaulted by Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe, looks on during […]

Removing racist statues is 'taking history to task' in South Africa

Removing racist statues is 'taking history to task' in South Africa

On March 10, 2015, a student threw excrement at the statute of Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. It was a symbolic gesture of protest against the British imperialist and avowed white supremacist who some call the “architect of apartheid.” Just one month later, the Rhodes Must Fall movement succeeded, […]

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