Page-19 of South Africa Current Affairs, GK & News

India, 8 other nations exempted from sanctions for Iranian oil import

The United States has exempted India and eight other nations from sanctions for importing oil from Iran, keeping in view that these countries have considerably cut their dependence on Iranian oil in the last six months. Who have qualified for this exemption? As per the US statement- India, China, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, ..

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Morsy proposes ‘E-BRICS’

Egypt’s first elected President Mohamed Morsy who is on visit to India have expressed keenness to join the BRICS and hoped to see itself in the E-BRICS (E stands for Egypt). EBRICS = Egypt + BRICS nations Mr. Morsy expressed his strong opposition to the existence of a “unipolar world” and supported a stronger role ..

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South Africa tops ICC Rankings for Test Cricket

South Africa was declared as the world number one team in the ICC Test Cricket Rankings. It is followed by England, Australia, Pakistan and India. India was at 5th spot.   South African batsman Hashim Amla has emerged as the best batsman in the category and with this he became the first batsman to hold the ..

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BRICS identify areas of tax policy and administration for mutual cooperation

The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) substantiated their commitment to encourage closer coordination and identified seven areas of tax policy and administration for broadening mutual cooperation. Key areas identified for cooperation: Development of global standards on ‘International taxation and transfer pricing’ Strengthening of the enforcement processes Sharing of best practices and capacity ..

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Nelson Mandela bank notes launched by South Africa

The South African government had earlier declared the launch of new bank notes on the 22nd anniversary of Mandela’s release from prison after serving 27 years for his opposition to white-minority rule. The living legend ‘Nelson Mandela’ popularly known by his clan name "Madiba" became South Africa’s first black president in 1994. He rarely appears ..

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