Trending
Heat Index
Things to do
 
Read More
37
 
Read More
18
 
Read More
12

Calendar
February 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728  
 
Read More
February 6, 2017

Clock Ticks For Migrants With Special Permits

Companies and individuals who employ foreigners because they think they can get away with paying lower wages and extracting longer working hours are partly to blame for the end of special permits.

Applications for Lesotho special permits closed at the end of December, and are valid until the end of 2019. Zimbabwe special permits expire at the end of this year – those who want to work in South Africa after that have to apply for a standard work visa, for which the bar to qualify is high.

The expiry date for special permits was announced by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in 2015, and the clock is now ticking for Zimbabweans working in South Africa.

While [...]

5
 
Read More
February 6, 2017

Opposition forms coalition to challenge Ian Khama’s party in 2019 polls

Gaborone – Opposition groups have reportedly come together to form a coalition to challenge President Ian Khama’s Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in 2019 elections. The BDP has been in power since 1966.

According to eNCA, four parties – the Botswana National Front, the Botswana Movement for Democracy, the Botswana Congress Party, and the Botswana People’s Party – came together as “a response to a plea by the people for the opposition to stop splitting votes and work together”.

The BDP’s popularity has reportedly been sinking since the 2014 elections due to a “sluggish economic growth and high youth unemployment”, the report [...]

3
 
Read More
February 6, 2017

Angola’s long-time President Dos Santos confirms will step down

Luanda – Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos confirmed on Friday he would step down ahead of elections due in August, signalling the end to his 37-year long reign, and naming Joao Lourenco as the candidate to run in his place.

The autocratic Dos Santos, 74, became president in September 1979, making him Africa’s second-longest serving leader – one month short of Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

His reign has seen the end of civil war and an investment boom, but has also been criticised as secretive and corrupt with Angola’s citizens suffering dire poverty as his family became hugely wealthy.

Dos Santos told a meeting [...]

2
Top Stories
 
 
 
 
 
 
Health Tips
 
Underfunding ‘nightmare’ hampers the global TB battle
 
 
 
Top Stories
Recipes
Motoring
South Africa
World
Pet's Health
Sports
Business
Tourism
Safety Tips
Health
Activities
News
Events
Technology
Social Media
Africa
 
Clock Ticks For Migrants With Special Permits
 
Opposition forms coalition to challenge Ian Khama’s party in 2019 polls
More
News
 
Opposition forms coalition to challenge Ian Khama’s party in 2019 polls
 
Angola’s long-time President Dos Santos confirms will step down
More
Safety Tips
 
PROGRAMME TO ENHANCE SKILLS OF LEARNER DRIVERS
 
Road to good health starts with clean hands
More
Tourism
 
MINING AND TOURISM SECTORS TO DRIVE GROWTH IN 2017
 
KZN PREPARES TO HOST AFRICA WEF IN MAY
More
Technology
 
TECHNOLOGY HELPING GOVERNMENT TO DELIVER SERVICES EFFICIENTLY
 
TOP 5 SMARTPHONES OF 2016
More

Popular Now
 
 
 
 
 
The Latest
 
Read More
4
Editor's Picks
 
 
 
 
Go To Business
Top 5
Heat Index
 
1
METRO FM MUSIC AWARD CONTENDERS ANNOUNCED
 
2
SWAZILAND REGULATES HERBAL MEDICINES
 
3
KZN PREPARES TO HOST AFRICA WEF IN MAY
 
4
WATER AFFAIRS WILL BE COMFORTABLE WITH 60% INCREASE AT VAAL DAM
 
5
NAMIBIA HAILED FOR TRAINING HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Popular Now
 
 
 
 
 
The Latest
 
Read More
4
Editor's Picks
 
 
 
 
Go To Tourism
Most Recent
 
Clock Ticks For Migrants With Special Permits