There should be as much opening up for Nigerian businesses in South Africa as there is in Nigeria for South African businesses like MTN, Nigerian vice-presidential candidate Yemi Osinbajo has said.
Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA) Gauteng Branch held its Provincial electoral congress on Saturday (7th March 2015) At the Consulate General of Nigeria’s office Illovo, Johannesburg. It drew delegates from the Union’s ward branches in the Gauteng regions who all arrived avenue on time to wait for accreditation.
Nigerian Union Gauteng Branch, the Gauteng provincial branch of the apex organisation of Nigerians resident in South Africa caused a buzz today when they hosted Nigerian community leaders and citizens resident around Gauteng to a ceremony marking the official opening of its provincial office at the Maboneng district of Johannesburg.
Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA) on Friday 25th September 2014 held a Candle light vigil in honour of the 115 victims including 84 South Africans that died at the tragic collapse of the synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos Nigeria where they went for prayers at the popular Pastor TB Joshua's Church.
The event was the 2014 New Yam Festival organised by Umunri Welfare Association – an Igbo cultural group founded in 2006 in Cape Town by some people whose progenitors were the founders of the renowned ancient Nri Kingdom.
On the 1st of March 2014, Nigerians in South Africa and Friends Forum (a facebook platform which provides a friendly, fun and decent online space for exchanging interesting ideas, discussing experiences, promoting understanding between Nigerians and their South African host communities) held a get together party for its members resident in the Gauteng Province area of South Africa and its environs.
The idea of having such a party was borne out of the need for the members of the dynamic forum (which has in short spell become a craze in the cyberspace garnering a lot of membership in the process) to physically congregate and get to know each other personally after months of friendly discussions online.
Sunday 1st September 2013 was the official Spring Day in South Africa. With the weather and elements in agreeable and pleasant conditions, the day bore semblance to one of those days in fairytale stories when little Princesses make outings.
Believe it! It was the day that the Amagbas in Johannesburg, decided to arrange the most beautiful of outings for their daughter, Christabel Chidera ‘Princess’ Amagba who clocked a memorable one year on that august date.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Amagba and Christine Amagba of Ochasi Ato, Orlu Imo State, Nigeria and residents of J’burg, chose the sacred and blessed spaces of Christ the King Cathedral, Doornfontein Johannesburg to throw an unforgettable 1st year birthday for their daughter Christabel and made a joyous spectacle of it.
This is even as Ndigbo have kick started the process of seeking reparation from Nigeria over perceived injustice they have suffered over the years.
President-General of the apex Igbo organization, Chief Enwo Igariwey disclosed this on Saturday after “Ime Obi”, a meeting of Ohaneze Ndigbo caucus, held in Enugu.
He said the event, which would take off with a 2-day summit would be concluded with a special Igbo Day celebration on the 29th of September.
Metro Mall Johannesburg‘s Nigerian Traders Association have announced plans to roll out a 16 Teams Soccer challenge for Nigerians resident in Gauteng Province. While the organizers have not stipulated the venue for the clashes in their announcements, they however stated that the registration fees would be R3000 for teams intending to participate.
The Kick off date would be September 1st 2013. The organizers have promptly announced that registration for teams has commenced at the Metro Mall at Bree Street by calling and registering with Messers Tigana (0739124008), Harrison (0735552551) and Chima (0729957288).
St. Aidans Anglican Church Yeoville Johannesburg was agog with pomp and pageantry on Saturday 10th August 2013. South African women married to Nigerians came out in their droves to celebrate the official launch of their women’s support organization in South Africa.
Adorned in the most beautiful of Nigerian traditional dresses, they filled up the Church’s auditorium. Various speeches were given by their leadership on the needs that warranted the organization’s establishment. They cited issues like harassment of their spouses by authorities, most especially the department of Home Affairs who always prejudiciously assume that all marriages by local women to Nigerians are shams and aimed at obtaining South African documents. They also decried what they see as incessant victimization of their kids at school by local kids and school authorities, who view them as ‘foreigners’ and kwere kweres in local parlance just because they were born of mixed South African and Nigerian parentage.
Ifeanyi Ubah’s Labour Party Gubernatorial candidacy train hit South Africa. On Saturday 13th July 2013, The Charismatic Anambara State Governorship candidate had a town hall meeting with Anambrarians, and other Nigerians resident in South Africa. After when his campaign team proceeded to visit and campaign at Cape Town and Durban. In attendance were several Nigerian community leaders including Ohaneze Ndigbo South Africa leadership, Igbo States Union leadership in South Africa and Igbo community traditional leaders in South Africa.