Produced by Thuso Khumalo
June 01, 2023
South African Protesters Call for Deportation of Illegal Immigrants
PRETORIA — Several community pressure groups and smaller political parties Thursday marched to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's offices at the Union Buildings in the nation's administrative capital, Pretoria, demanding that all illegal immigrants leave the country.
May 25, 2023
South Africa Commemorates Africa Day Amid Migrant Tensions
South Africa on Thursday joined the rest of the continent in celebrating Africa Day. The celebration took place at a time when anti-foreigner sentiment, especially directed to African migrants, continues to increase. South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the main celebrations in Johannesburg. VOA reporter Thuso Khumalo has more.
March 20, 2023
South African Opposition Party Protests Ramaphosa's Presidency
South Africa braced for protests Monday amid calls by the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters for a "national shutdown" to force President Cyril Ramaphosa out of office over the economy and energy crisis. Police and soldiers were deployed heavily across the country. VOA’s Thuso Khumalo reports from Johannesburg.
March 10, 2023
South Africa Hospital Strikes Leave Patients Dead
JOHANNESBURG —South African health authorities Thursday said a nationwide strike by doctors and nurses that started Monday after practitioners demanded a 10 percent wage increase has profusely impacted major hospitals and, in some circumstances, led to the death of patients.
February 17, 2023
Fans of Rapper AKA Pay Their Respects
Fans of South African multiple award-winning artist Kiernan Forbes, known as AKA, bid farewell to the 35-year-old rap star who was shot dead last Saturday in the southeastern city of Durban. VOA’s Thuso Khumalo spoke to fans outside the memorial at the Sandton Convention Center in the Johannesburg suburb to hear their thoughts on the life and legacy of AKA.
January 27, 2023
Yellen Reinforces US Commitments on Africa Trip
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen concluded her three-day working visit to South Africa Friday after holding a series of engagements, which included meetings with President Cyril Ramaphosa and South African treasury and business leaders. As reporter Thuso Khumalo reports from Johannesburg, the key purpose of Yellen's visit was to deepen economic ties and expand investment opportunities as a follow up to President Joe Biden's promises at last month's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held in Washington. Yellen also stopped in Senegal and Zambia as part of her 10-day visit.
January 05, 2022
South African President Publishes Report Exposing State Corruption