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Roadblocks, stop and searches at OR Tambo airport

The issue of crime in and around South Africa's busiest airport is being addressed at national level, with Minister of Police, Fakile Mbalula announcing added new measures to be put into place over th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2017

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South Africa white farmers warned on land

A Zimbabwean farmers' union leader warned white South African farmers they should agree a deal to share land with the black majority before they suffer the same fate as neighbors in Zimbabwe who were ...

By Reuters | Published: 22 July 2017

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'Zuma used lies to oust me,' says Mbeki

Johannesburg - Former president of South Africa Thabo Mbeki has resurrected the ghosts of the ANC's elective conference in Polokwane, saying lies were used to oust him. Mbeki was speaking during a mor...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 July 2017

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South Africa 'must get out of ICC'

The International Criminal Court "is dangerous" and South Africa should withdraw from it, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said yesterday.Mantashe was defending the government's decision not to ar...

By Reuters | Published: 23 June 2015

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SA metal workers threaten strike

JOHANNESBURG - Numsa announced yesterday that more than 220 000 of its members in the steel and metal workers sector would embark on a strike across the country this week."The national executive commi...

By Fin24. | Published: 30 June 2014

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SA inflation rate rose to 6% in March

South Africa's annual inflation touched the upper limit of the central bank's target range in March, data showed Wednesday, raising expectations that the bank will hike interest rates next month.South...

By WSJ | Published: 23 April 2014

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Nigeria surpasses SA as Africa's biggest economy

LAGOS - New data has revealed that Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as the continent's largest economy after a rebasing calculation nearly doubled its GDP. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2013...

By Reuters | Published: 07 April 2014

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SA must wipe economic inequality to honour Madiba

American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says it's time for South Africa to wipe out economic inequality. Jackson says the lives of millions of South Africans who still live in poverty need to be u...

By CNBC Africa filed this report. | Published: 13 December 2013

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Brand Madiba's business legacy

THE recent global attention and prayers for Madiba’s passing only served to cement what we already knew - seldom has any public figure been so loved by so many, and for so long.In fact, I would go s...

By Anton Ressel I Fin24 | Published: 09 December 2013

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Nelson Mandela dies

NELSON Mandela, South Africa's first democratically elected president and an icon of peace and reconciliation the world over, has died at the age of 95.The announcement was made by President Jacob Zum...

By Riaan Wolmarans and Natasha Marrian with Wyndham Hartley, Reuters, Sapa-AP and Sapa | Published: 06 December 2013

AFRICA NEWS

Africa's unemployment figures 'frightening'

Geneva - The planet's poorest nations such as Angola and Ethiopia have largely failed to cash in on booming economic growth to create the jobs needed to push their ballooning populations out of povert...

By AFP | Published: 21 November 2013

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Africa provides highest growth opportunities for broadband

Mobile broadband is the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2013 edition of the ITU’s State of Broadband Report which was released on 21 September.Released in New York at t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 September 2013

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Kenya 'terrorist' attack unlikely to choke economy

Nairobi - Security worries are nothing new in Kenya and so the country is unlikely to see long-term investors pull money out after the deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, analysts say.However, t...

By Reuters | Published: 23 September 2013

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Nigerian president sacks nine ministers

LAGOS - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked nine ministers in his first major cabinet reshuffle since winning an election more than two years ago, a presidency spokesman said on Wednesday....

By reuters | Published: 11 September 2013

AFRICA NEWS

Sadc works on harmonising migration, labour laws

Zimbabwe, together with other Southern African Development Community countries, is working on a framework that seeks to comprehensively address labour migration and migration management in the region....

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 September 2013

AFRICA NEWS

Zambia re-basing later this year may boost economy size

Zambia's statistics agency estimates that a re-basing exercise later this year will show that the country's US$20,7 billion economy is a fifth bigger than currently measured as its mining industry has...

By Bloomberg | Published: 03 September 2013

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SA gold strikes could last until Christmas - union

RONINGEN - If National Union of Mineworkers spokesman, Lesiba Seshoka is to be believed, the gold sector strike that begins this evening could last a great deal longer than most people are expecting."...

By mineweb | Published: 03 September 2013

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Sadc region to feel SA strike

JOHANNESBURG - The ongoing strike by South Africa's 30 000 automobile industry workers will heavily impact on the Southern African Development Community member states who benefit from the country's bu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 August 2013

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Pick n Pay embarks on retrenchment drive

Pick n Pay hopes to trim jobs across the country as it implements a turnaround strategy, Business Day reported on Wednesday.The retailer is offering voluntary retrenchments to workers in its head offi...

By fin24 | Published: 07 August 2013

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Obama presses for US-Africa trade pact to be renewed

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is mounting an early push to extend a trade pact with sub-Saharan African countries set to expire in 2015 which is seen a cornerstone of US-African economic relatio...

By FT | Published: 06 August 2013

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S. African internet users hit 14 million

The internet usage has significantly grown in South Africa this year, already involving 14 million people, a survey said on Wednesday."The number of people with access to the web is higher than though...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 July 2013

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More than 200 SA youths demand share of mine's wealth

Barberton - More than 200 unemployed youth in Mpumalanga have marched to the Fairview mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga, demanding a share of the company's wealth.A Sapa correspondent reported that the gr...

By Sapa | Published: 17 July 2013

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Islamists rally against Morsi's ousting

Cairo - Tens of thousands of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on Friday protested in Cairo in mass rallies called to reject the military's ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi."May God ...

By AFP | Published: 05 July 2013

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Morsi refuses to quit amid new bloodshed

Cairo - Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi vowed he would not quit despite mass protests demanding his resignation and an army ultimatum as fresh deadly violence rocked capital Cairo.In a televised addre...

By AFP | Published: 03 July 2013

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Zuma approval ratings hit a low

Johannesburg - South Africa President Jacob Zuma's approval levels in urban areas have stabilised close to their lowest point since the last general election, a survey revealed on Monday.Zuma's approv...

By Sapa | Published: 01 July 2013
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