Posts Tagged ‘kgalema motlanthe’

South Africa would not grant the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, a visa to attend a Johannesburg peace conference this week, along with fellow Nobel laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former South African President Nelson Mandela, and FW de Klerk. The conference is linked to the 2010 Football World Cup, hosted by South Africa. Tutu and […]


South Africa’s economy, the largest in Africa, experienced negative growth for the first time in 10 years during the last three months of 2008 — dropping 1.8%. The country’s unemployment rate is 22%, but another 500,000 people could lose their jobs this year. A reduction in manufacturing and demand for raw materials are being blamed for the economic […]