The South African mining sector received a special mention during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address on Friday. Ramaphosa says by working together, the industry would be able to resove the current impasse and agree on a mining charter that accelerates transformation and grows the sector. Angelo CoppolaRead More →

Cape Town too has been celebrating the Chinese New Year. The Chinatown community there hosted a Spring Festival Gala at the weekend. The event featured Chinese cultural performances and traditional food. The Chinese community shared the joy of the New Year with local communities, and culminated in the traditional DragonRead More →

South Sudan too has been holding Chinese New Year celebrations. Chinese ambassador He Xiangdong held a reception at the embassy in the capital, Juba. 200 Chinese peacekeeping units attended the celebrations. UN police and medical teams were also there. Traditional dances and performances delighted audience members. The ambassador thanked theRead More →

It’s reporting season for some of the gold miners in South Africa, and at least two of them are showing good interim results. Harmony Gold produced a 49 percent increase in headline earnings recently. And DRD Gold was also happy with its six months performance. CGTN’s Angelo Coppola filed thisRead More →

Between 2007 and 2014, the African elephant population declined by 144,000 animals, decimated mainly by poaching. In response to this crisis, new approaches towards wildlife conservation were implemented by Singita Grumeti Fund in Tanzania. Turning poachers into game scouts, deploying cutting-edge technology and uplifting local communities through education and jobRead More →

After more than a week of uncertainty, South Africa has a new president. After the ruling party officially recalled Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, he officially resigned from the presidency late on Wednesday night, and Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was officially sworn in as the president of the republic less than 24Read More →

Advancements in technology have been impressive in recent years. America’s Silicon Valley has become synonymous with tech start-ups. But what if we told you the future of start-ups is in Africa? Well, that’s what one New York based start-up believes. Our correspondent Nick Harper explains. Subscribe to us on YouTube:Read More →

South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa is under pressure to reshuffle his cabinet. Opposition parties and civil society believe that changes in cabinet will signal Ramaphosa’s seriousness about rooting out corruption and fighting state capture. CGTN’s Yolisa Njamela has more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Follow us on: Facebook: Twitter:Read More →

CCTV New Year Gala Promoting Africa-China Friendship Ehizuelen Michael Mitchell OmoruyiThe Executive Director of the Center for Nigerian Studies at the Institute of African Studies, Zhejiang Normal UniversitySource: Zhejiang Normal University websiteThe commentary was first published on the website of Zhejiang Normal University   Western New Year celebrations, Chinese New YearRead More →