All South Africans in Nepal safe after quake

All South Africans in Nepal safe after quake

President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to Nepal after Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake left an estimated 5 000 dead. The Department of International Relations and Co- operation has meanwhile confirmed that all the South Africans in the region have been accounted for.

Klerksdorp earthquake: mining or nature?

The recent earthquake in South Africa's North West province was most likely a natural earthquake triggered by decades of mining activity, and might require a rethink of building codes in mining areas, experts said during a recent panel discussion hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

SA sends condolences to Turkey

South African President Jacob Zuma has expressed his "deepest sympathy and condolences" to the people and government of Turkey after a devastating earthquake struck the eastern part of the country on Sunday.

IMF raises SA growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund has raised its growth forecast for South Africa in its latest World Economic Outlook, exceeding an upgraded forecast for emerging and developing economies as a whole, and in contrast to a lowered forecast for advanced economies.

‘New broadband era’ as WACS lands

The much-anticipated West Africa Cable System (WACS) linking southern Africa and Europe arrived at Yzerfontein in the Western Cape on Tuesday, promising to double South Africa's broadband capacity.

South African stars to aid Japan relief efforts

South African celebrities will be hosting a fundraiser on 27 March 2011 to help Japanese earthquake and tsunami survivors. The event, called Aid4JapanSA, will take place at The Zone in Rosebank, northern Johannesburg.
South African rescue team heading to Japan