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  • Former Botswana President Quits Ruling Party Over Trophy Hunting Row
    by SAPeople on May 25, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    GABORNE – Former Botswana President Ian Khama quit the ruling party on Saturday as a policy feud with his hand-picked successor deepened, threatening to split the party that has ruled the country since independence in 1966. Khama handed power to his then-deputy Mokgweetsi Masisi last year after serving as president of the diamond-rich southern African […] The post Former Botswana President Quits Ruling Party Over Trophy Hunting Row appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Promising Jobs and Justice, Ramaphosa Sworn In as South Africa’s President
    by Reuters on May 25, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    PRETORIA – Trade unionist-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s president on Saturday, vowing to create jobs and tackle deep-rooted corruption that has strangled economic growth. Ramaphosa, who becomes the country’s fourth democratically elected president since the end of apartheid, took the presidential oath before a crowd of about 32,000 people in a […] The post Promising Jobs and Justice, Ramaphosa Sworn In as South Africa’s President appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Financial Emigration: Requirements and Misconceptions
    by SAPeople Contributor on May 24, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    There is a lot of misinformation circling in the South African expatriate community about the amended expatriate tax law taking effect on 1 March 2020 and the process of Financial Emigration… writes Melanie Browne. We often have clients approach us where they have been subjected to scaremongering or solicited by “one-man” bands promoting their own […] The post Financial Emigration: Requirements and Misconceptions appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • 4 Farm Attacks in 6 Days in the Western Cape, South Africa
    by SAPeople on May 24, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    There have been four farm attacks reported in six days in the Western Cape of South Africa, specifically in the Boland, according to AfriForum. The civil rights organisation AfriForum says it is aware of four farm attacks – in the Paarl, Stellenbosch and De Doorns areas – that were reported between 18 and 24 May […] The post 4 Farm Attacks in 6 Days in the Western Cape, South Africa appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • South Africa Announce Fixtures for England, Australia Cricket Series
    by Reuters on May 24, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    CAPE TOWN – South Africa will host England for four tests and a limited overseas series and then Australia in Twenty20 and One Day Internationals in a packed summer programme, Cricket South Africa announced on Friday. England will start their tour with two warm-up matches in December before the first test in Pretoria from Dec. […] The post South Africa Announce Fixtures for England, Australia Cricket Series appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Botswana Brings Back Hunting, Reducing Elephants to a Political Football
    by SAPeople Contributor on May 24, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Botswana has reinstated trophy hunting after a 5-year moratorium on the practice. In the wake of evidently declining wildlife numbers, former president Ian Khama imposed the ban in early 2014. Elephant numbers had plummeted by 15% in the preceding decade. The hunting industry had been granted a total quota of between 420 and 800 elephants […] The post Botswana Brings Back Hunting, Reducing Elephants to a Political Football appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • Carte Blanche, Sunday 26 May: Proteas World Cup ‘Curse’, Ramaphosa Post Election and More
    by SAPeople Contributor on May 24, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Winning the Cricket World Cup is the holy grail for South Africa’s national team. But with every tournament, it’s remained out of reach. What will it take to turn the team’s fortune around? Watch this and more on Carte Blanche this  Sunday 26 May, in South Africa; and available to stream from Tues 28 May […] The post Carte Blanche, Sunday 26 May: Proteas World Cup ‘Curse’, Ramaphosa Post Election and More appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • British PM Theresa May Announces Resignation
    by SAPeople on May 24, 2019 at 9:44 am

    As predicted, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced today – Friday 24 May 2019 – that she will step down as leader of the Conservative party on 7 June, triggering a contest that will bring a new leader to power who is likely to push for a more decisive Brexit divorce deal. In an […] The post British PM Theresa May Announces Resignation appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • UN Declares Algeria and Argentina Free of Deadly Malaria
    by Reuters on May 23, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Algeria – the nation where malaria was discovered – is officially free of malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, making it the third African country to eliminate one of the world’s leading killer diseases. With no recorded cases of malaria in three consecutive years, Argentina was also declared malaria-free – the second […] The post UN Declares Algeria and Argentina Free of Deadly Malaria appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]

  • South Africa’s Central Bank Leaves Repo Rate Unchanged at 6.75 %
    by Reuters on May 23, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    South Africa’s central bank kept its benchmark repo rate unchanged at 6.75 % on Thursday, saying while the medium-term inflation forecast had moderated, economic growth was set to contract in the first quarter and continue to weaken. “Recent monthly inflation outcomes have remained around the mid-point of the inflation target range, in part due to […] The post South Africa’s Central Bank Leaves Repo Rate Unchanged at 6.75 % appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community. […]