South Africa’s president promises big results—eventually

SOUTH AFRICANS are growing impatient with Cyril Ramaphosa, the former union boss, anti-apartheid activist and tycoon who is now their president. In his 20 months in office, no one has been prosecuted for the looting of the state that took place under his predecessor, Jacob Zuma

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South Africa: ‘Until We Stop Hitting Children, We’ll Not Stop Men From Hitting Women’

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa has become the 57th country to prohibit the corporal punishment of children. This comes after the Constitutional Court’s ruling that the common law defence of ‘reasonable and moderate chastisement’ is unconstitutional.

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South Africa: ‘Prevention is Always Better Because the Cost of Violence is Higher’

[allAfrica] Cape Town -In a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled that the common law defence of reasonable and moderate parental chastisement of children is unconstitutional. The court said it was of the view that there are effective ways to discipline children without the use of corporal punishment. The ruling has been met with mixed reaction, with some organisations hailing it while others saying it sets a very dangerous precedent.

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South Africa: Country’s WEF Ranking Advances While Business Confidence Rises

[Daily Maverick] Domestic business confidence rose in September off 34-year lows, while South Africa’s ‘competitiveness’ ranking by the World Economic Forum also moved up a few notches. While this is surely welcome, both data sets come off such low thresholds that improvements hardly signal a significant turnaround.

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Nigeria: Nigeria, South Africa to Issue 10 Year Visa to Businessmen, Academics

[Vanguard] Following successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, which was elevated to the level of heads of state, both countries have agreed on issuing 10-year visas to businessmen, academics and frequent travelers.

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