Tag Archives: South Africa

  • Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

    Mar 30, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *South African comedian Trevor Noah has been chosen as Jon Stewart’s replacement on “The Daily Show,” the New York Times reports. The 31-year-old made his debut as a contributor to the satirical program in December. His first appearance took aim at racial tensions in Ferguson, saying: “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police […]

  • Winnie Mandela Contesting Nelson Mandela’s Will

    Aug 6, 14 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments

    *Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is contesting the will of the late anti-apartheid hero in a bid to claim the country estate where he is buried. Relatives of the South African political icon have been bickering over his estate since his death in December, and Mandela’s second wife is now insisting ownership of his country […]

  • Africa’s Biggest Econony is Now Nigeria Replacing South Africa

    Apr 7, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *(Via Mail & Guardian) – Nigeria has become Africa’s biggest economy, leapfrogging South Africa, after the government announced a long-overdue rebasing of the country’s GDP. The new calculations take into account changes in production and consumption since the last time the exercise was carried out in 1990 and indicated that the economy grew to $453-billion […]

  • Johannesburg and Other South African Cities Rule Africa Twitter List

    Mar 20, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *(Via All Africa.com) – Johannesburg is the top tweeting city in Africa, with two other South African cities among the continent’s top five Twitter centres, according to the second How Africa Tweets study from communications company Portland. The study, released by London, New York and Nairobi-based Portand on Tuesday, analysed geo-located tweets originating from Africa […]

  • Winnie Mandela Ordered to Sell Possessions to Pay Debt

    Dec 29, 13 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Iconic leader and former wife of the late Nelson Mandela is in some financial trouble. A South African magistrate ordered Winnie Mandela to sell her possessions, including scores of paintings, sculptures and a silver tea set to pay off her debts, according to recent court documents.

  • Jonathan Butler Teams with Dave Koz, Oleta Adams & Friends for Holiday Shows

    Dec 20, 13 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment

    *Jonathan Butler continues to enthrall music fans with his excellent musicianship and indelible spirit.  Butler became known to the U. S. in the 1980’s as a talented new artist and native South African who survived the brutal strains of Apartheid in his youth.  He emerged as the youngest in a family of seventeen.  Jonathan was obviously […]