Jacob Zuma wins court battle, to stand in South Africa’s next election

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma is free to run in May’s general election after an electoral court overturned a ban on his candidacy. Last month the electoral commission barred him over a contempt of court conviction. It argued the constitution prevented people from holding public office if convicted of a crime and sentenced to […]

South Africa Speaker charged with 12 counts of corruption

South Africa’s ex-Speaker of Parliament Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been charged with 12 counts of corruption and one count of money laundering. She made her first court appearance after handing herself over to a police station this morning. The politician is accused of soliciting bribes in return for awarding contracts during her time as defence minister. […]

Super Falcons Update Roster Ahead Of Olympic Qualifier Against South Africa

The Nigeria Football Federation unveiled a roster update on Monday, just four days before the 2024 Paris Olympic Games qualifier clash between the Super Falcons and African champions South Africa in Abuja. Coach Randy Waldrum has made a pivotal decision, drafting the promising Jumoke Alani as a replacement for the injured Ashleigh Plumptre. Plumptre, a […]

Jacob Zuma barred from running in South Africa election

Former South Africa President Jacob Zuma has been barred from running in South Africa’s general election in May. The country’s electoral commission has not given a reason. However, his 2021 conviction, and jailing, for contempt of court would appear to disqualify him. Mr Zuma’s backing of the new uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) party has been seen […]

Nigeria climbs to second position in All African Games in Ghana

Team Nigeria moved up one place on the medal table after winning two gold medals to reclaim their second spot at the ongoing African Games in Ghana. However, Nigeria now occupies the 2nd position with 76 medals (27 gold, 21 silver and 28 bronze) to overtake the South Africans who occupied third place with 25 […]

Super Falcons Vs South Africa Showdown Gets 2024 Olympic Qualifier Dates, Venues

Nigeria’s Super Falcons will entertain old foes South Africa in the first leg of the 2024 Olympic Games final round qualifying fixture in April at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, with the second leg billed for the Mbombela Stadium on April 8.  The Super Falcons defeated Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon 1-0 on aggregate to seal […]

ANC suspends former President Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has been suspended from the party he once led, after refusing to vote for it and launching a rival organisation. The governing African National Congress (ANC) announced its decision on Monday. Zuma’s nine years as president, from 2009, were dogged by scandal. An official inquiry said the former president […]

The South African government has called on the International Crime Court (ICC) to issue an arrest warrant for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by mid-December

South Africa, along with Bangladesh, Bolivia, Comoros and Djibouti, submitted a referral to the ICC to investigate whether war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed in Gaza.Minister in the Presidency Khum-budzo Ntsha-vheni said if the ICC did not do this, it would signal a “total failure” of global governance. The South African presidency […]