Africa 11 July 2013

Gabon, July 11 – Human trafficking in West Africa is in the spotlight as Gabon's government joins forces with Unicef to try to combat the problem.

Africa 11 July 2013

Mali, July 11 – A prominent presidential candidate in Mali has formally requested that elections scheduled for July 28 be postponed. There are concerns that a key city in the north won’t be able to participate.

South Africa 11 July 2013

Johannesburg, July 11 – Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has called on all mining parties to work together. Shabangu says she’s not that concerned about how much unions are demanding. She’s more worried about the outcome of the negotiations.

South Africa 11 July 2013

Johannesburg, July 11 – Advocate Dali Mpofu is heading to the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday. Last month, he filed an urgent application against President Jacob Zuma and Justice Minister Jeff Radebe.

Africa 11 July 2013

Zimbabwe, July 11 – With Zimbabwe elections just weeks away, Finance Minister Tendai Biti says the country is short of US$85-million to run them. He says he will have to freeze payments to government departments to help make up the shortfall.

South Africa 11 July 2013

July 11 – On the 18th of July, former President Nelson Mandela turns 95. While the ailing statesman receives treatment at a Pretoria hospital for a recurring lung infection, A community in Durban has found a novel way to honour him.

South Africa 10 July 2013

Johannesburg, July 10 – Eskom says it won’t be lights off just yet for South Africans. The power utility says the delays in the building of the Medupi Power Station won’t necessarily result in power outages.

South Africa 10 July 2013

Johannesburg, July 10 – Two trustees of former president Nelson Mandela’s companies have broken their silence on the tensions bedeviling the Mandela family.

South Africa 10 July 2013

Johannesburg, July 10 – Seecrypt CEO Mornay Walters speaks to eNCA on the development of an app that can provide military-grade encryption for calls and smses.

South Africa 9 July 2013

July 9 – The Anene Booysen rape and murder trial kicks off in Swellendam in October. Johannes Kana is the last remaining accused in the case, after charges were dropped against Jonathan Davids - the man Booysen identified as one of her attackers.