Website URL:

Freeing Trade Between South Africa and Nigeria

Published in Business
Saturday, 13 July 2013 22:36

JabuMabusaIf a Free Trade Area were to be negotiated between Africa’s two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, it would have a powerful effect on trade across the sub-continent and would challenge other countries to respond.

“In my view it would bring substantial economic benefits to both sides in terms of exports, investment, competition enhancement and, ultimately, productivity,” Peter Draper, a senior research fellow at the South African Institute of International Affairs, told IPS.

The countries have already entered into an informal agreement of cooperation. In May, South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies announced during a visit to this country by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan that South Africa pledged to help Africa’s most populous nation make the automotive sector the West African nation’s flagship industrial sector.

About Us

Published in About Us
Friday, 12 July 2013 07:05

ABOUT SANigerians

SANigerians Online Magazine is an independent online portal that aims at providing readers with breaking news,political and social commentaries of community and general importance, focus on the travails and triumphs of members of the Nigerian Community, open debates on issues affecting the community while proffering possible solutions for peaceful, fruitful,dignified, harmonious integration and co-existence of Nigerian immigrants with their South Africans host communities.


Contact Us

Address:Upsurge Media

272 Louis Botha Avenue

Orange Grove



South Africa




email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Twitter: @SANigerians





In line in our aims above,should you like to us to purblish your article, conduct an interview with a relevant person,join our team of commentators or inform us of any newsworthy event, please drop us an email via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



To advertise your business or project, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for advert quotes.


Okwa di mpka!

Published in Announcements
Friday, 12 July 2013 06:15

ohanezeOkwa di mpka!

Ohaneze Ndigbo ji obi mwute n'asi na onwu otutu umu Igbo n'aka ndi omerekome na adighi ahu anya kemgbe abali ole n'ole n'aghahoju ha anya. Ha n'asikwa na ha agbalisigo ike ichoputa ndi nwere ike ibu na ha ma ihe kpatara nsogbu nile a, ma ha enwebeghi ike imata ndi ahu.

Ya kpatara n'Ohaneze Ndigbo South Africa na ariosi onye obula nwere k'osi mara na Ndigbo g'esi tinye onu n'okwu a ma meziere ndi o g'abu n'ese okwu aririo ike ka ha biakwute Ohaneze Ndigbo k'amara k'aga esi mezie nu nsogbu a.

Ndi tinyere aka n'okwu a bu.

                                     Chief Engr Smart Okeugiri                                             Emeka Ezinteje C.
                            President Ohaneze Ndigbo South Africa                     Secretary Ohaneze Ndigbo South Africa


Osuofia in_LondonJOHANNESBURG — Nigeria turns out full length feature films at a rate second to only India. Nollywood, the movie-making industry of Nigeria - known for shoe-string budgets and lax editing - is now maturing in quality and looking to expand its reach. iROKOtv, a website that streams movies and also a DVD distributor, has just entered the South African market - hoping to gain new interest, new customers and establish a strong African foothold for Nollywood films outside of Nigeria.

At the C.C. African Shop and Supermarket in central Johannesburg, there is a stand full of iROKO-branded Nollywood movies set up next to a heavily fortified cash register.

SA's First female VP for UN Post

Published in News
Thursday, 11 July 2013 18:14

Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaNEW YORK, 10 July 2013 / PRNewswire Africa / - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, a former deputy president of South Africa and women's advocate, as the new head of the United Nations body tasked with promoting women's rights and their full participation in global affairs.

Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka replaces Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile who served as the first Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women). Ms. Bachelet stepped down a few months ago.

Whites welcome in EFF - Malema

Published in News
Thursday, 11 July 2013 18:04

MalemaWhite South Africans are welcome to join the Economic Freedom Fighters if they agreed with the movement, Julius Malema said at the launch his political platform in Braamfontein.

"Fellow white South Africans, if you agree with us you are more than welcome to join us in the redistribution of land and wealth in South Africa," he said. "This land is too big. There is nobody who will be driven to the sea. We will share, black and white. But failure to share means you will be forced to share.

"We all belong here, but we all have to show proof that we belong here. Black people have nothing to show. Therefore we must give them something to show so they can say proudly: this is our land, this is our country," the Mail and Guardian reported Malema as saying.

Nigerian president finalizes loan deals in China

Published in News
Thursday, 11 July 2013 17:48

goodluck in_chinaBEIJING - (AP) -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Chinese President Xi Jinping presided Wednesday over the signing of accords between their governments to facilitate $1.1 billion in low-interest loans for much-needed infrastructure in Nigeria.

China, which is increasingly looking to Africa for oil and other natural resources, is offering Nigeria loans to help fund airport terminals in four cities, roads, a light-rail line for its capital, a hydropower plant and oil and gas infrastructure.
Xi said both countries had been brought together by a common task of pursuing national development. "As a proverb of Nigeria reads, 'A man cannot sit down alone to plan for prosperity,'" he said.

ASOMUGHASCANDAL actress Kerry Washington is married.

According to several reports the 36-year-old “Scandal” star got hitched to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24 in Blaine County, Idaho.

Gossip website was the first to break the news Tuesday, writing that they had “just received news” of Washington and Asomugha’s secret nuptials.

E! Online and Us Weekly subsequently confirmed the marriage, with the latter citing records that show Washington and Asomugha filed for a marriage license in Idaho. Washington’s parents reportedly served as witnesses.

thabo Mbeki_recieving_new_smart_IDOfficials from the Department of Home Affairs have captured Former President Thabo Mbeki’s details in preparation for issuing his new smart ID card.

Home Affairs is on a drive to launch the new smart ID cards with the aim of introducing a paperless environment. Within the next three months, the department will introduce the phased roll out of the smart ID card.

President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Mothlante, Former President Mbeki, FW de Klerk, Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Andrew Mlangeni are among the leaders that will receive their new cards on Madiba’s birthday on 18 July 2013.

Notable SANigerians:Moky Makura

Published in Notable SANigerians
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 10:53

Moky MakuraMoky Makura is a Nigerian-born South African actress and presenter best known for her presenting on the news and actuality show Carte Blanche, and for her starring role as Folake Abayomi on the drama series Jacob's Cross.

Makura was born in Nigeria and educated in England where she received an honours degree in politics, economics and law from Buckingham University.

She worked in the UK for Redwood Publishing, Paragon Communications, Hill & Knowlton, PGC Promotions and Lynne Franks PR.