Anger, confusion spread over U.K.’s new COVID travel rules

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Travelers and authorities from India and some African countries are furious — and confused — about Britain’s new COVID-19 travel rules, calling them discriminatory. The British government announced what it billed as a simplification of the rules last week, including allowing fully vaccinated travelers arriving in...
Picture for Anger, confusion spread over U.K.’s new COVID travel rules

Zuma’s trial postponed until October in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The corruption trial of former South African President Jacob Zuma was postponed until Oct. 26 while the judge considers a plea from Zuma’s lawyer that the prosecution team be dismissed from the case for being biased. Zuma wasn’t present for the two-day hearing that ended Wednesday after...
Picture for Zuma’s trial postponed until October in South Africa
Arkansas Online

Waltons give $100M to African park fund

Walmart heir Rob Walton and his wife, Melani, have donated $100 million to support environmentally protected areas in Africa. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the funds pledged through the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation will go to the African Parks Foundation of America. Of the total, $75 million will go toward endowing the nonprofit, while $25 million will be used for the immediate needs in the parks it manages.

Over R200 000 raised for father paralysed after armed robbery

Johannesburg – South Africans have raised over R200 000 for a Cosmo City father who was left paralysed after an armed robbery gone wrong. In the early hours of September 1, Shadrack Kuchale, 38, was on his way to work when he was attacked and held at gunpoint by criminals.

South Africa seethes at UK’s Beta bogeyman ‘discrimination’

Johannesburg – South Africa is seething over Britain’s decision to keep the country on its coronavirus “red list,” a move that means travellers must pay for pricey hotel quarantine... Read more. Johannesburg – South Africa is seething over Britain’s decision to keep the country on its coronavirus “red list,” a...

South African Airways Resumes Flights After Bankruptcy

South Africa's embattled national airline on Thursday flew its first plane since March 2020 after emerging from bankruptcy proceedings. Passengers on the South African Airways (SAA) flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town were greeted on their departure by singing and dancing airline staff. Once Africa's second-largest airline after Ethiopian Airlines,...

SAA’s return expected to bring relief for consumers

NATIONAL NEWS - The return of South African Airlines (SAA) to the skies will benefit consumers as it will bring more competitive pricing to the sector. This is according to SAA board chairperson John Lamola who was speaking ahead of the airline's first flight since it was grounded at least 16 months ago.

DSV inaugurates its largest logistics centre in Africa

DSV has opened a logistics headquarters for its Africa operations in Gauteng in South Africa. Located near OR Tambo International Airport, between Johannesburg and Pretoria, the 130,000 sq m hub is result of DSV consolidating its South Africa operations into one “centralised facility”, which is the “largest of its kind” for the company in Africa.

Paraplegic bodybuilder needs community’s support

“GIVE me a chance to prove myself. Change your mind about disabled persons, you do not need to pick me up, I can pick up my own wheelchair, because I am strong.”. Macethandile “Max” Kulati (33) might be a paraplegic and unemployed, but he also is a capable single parent of three boys, motivated powerlifting champion and recently started with body building and already has shown to be a strong competitor.