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It’s estimated that about 400 a month die here, either of natural causes, or are victims of crime. What we do know is that the cost of repatriating the remains of the dead is mired in bureaucracy and is prohibitively expensive for most.
It’s business South African funeral parlours say they can do without. Repatriating Zimbabweans who die in South Africa is fraught with officialdom, payment hassles and risks. But there are always those ready to profit from death - and business is booming
This week’s edition of #Africa looks at how regional economic integration could help trade within the SADC. We’ll be talking to Catherine Makokera, from the Tutwa Consulting Group.
ANC Spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says Makhosi Khoza "will fall flat on her face when she leaves the ANC".
Botswana is going ahead with plans to sell its loss-making national airline. Should other underperforming flag-carriers in Africa consider privatisation? #Africa explores this and more.
In the program we also hear what ordinary Zimbabweans think of aging president Robert Mugabe’s declining health as he plans to govern the country for another term. We also look at fashion on the continent, as well as what’s been said on social media.
JOHANNESBURG, 03 August 2017 - Islamic militants in Mali have finally released South African hostage, Steven McGown. He was abducted in 2011 from a hotel in Timbuktu in the country’s north.
This week we talk with Steven Gruzd, from the South African Institute of International Affairs about the situation in Rwanda. Here President Paul Kagame has been in power since 2000, and now he's looking to keep his seat for the next 17 years and more
HARARE, 21 July 2017 - Zimbabwe is experiencing an increase in political violence as the country gears up for general elections to be held next year. Opposition parties have called Zanu-PF to protect all citizens regardless of their political affiliations
MALI 18 July 2017 - Ivory trafficking networks have devastated one of Africa's last desert elephant herds in Mali. Poaching has been rampant since Tuareg rebels and Islamist militants became active in the north of the country.