Former Gold Fields Ltd. Chairwoman Mamphela Ramphele said Agang SA, a political movement she founded three months ago, has attracted 10,000 volunteers and is set on toppling South Africa’s ruling African National Congress in next year’s elections.
As he watched a white rhino take its final breath after poachers broke its back and hacked off its horn, major general Johan Jooste said he realized that South Africa is facing a war to save the endangered species.
The black middle class in South Africa, which held its first all-race elections in 1994, has more than doubled in size over the past eight years, exceeding the number of white people in the same bracket and the amount of money they spend.
FastJet Plc, seeking to become the first pan-African discount airline, said it will add flights in South Africa, backed by local investors and a 2 million-pound ($3 million) share placing with a London institution.
Old photographs adorn the mantelpiece in Lee John Mynhardt’s living room. In one, he’s standing beside his parents and sister. In another, he’s all smiles as he wraps his arms around some college buddies.
Waiting for a friend at the Sandton City shopping center in Johannesburg, Abey Ngijina holds a single bag of groceries. The 55-year-old sound technician has cut his monthly food budget in half, swapping branded goods for unbranded alternatives and buying less meat.