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Johnny Depp, Ralph Fiennes top Venice film fest line-up

Johnny Depp, Ralph Fiennes top Venice film fest line-up

29 July 2015 | 0 comments

Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Ralph Fiennes top a powerful line-up at this year's Venice film festival, with US and Italian films dominating the competition for the Golden Lion, from revenge dramas...

S.African tourism damaged by new visa rules: minister

S.African tourism damaged by new visa rules: minister

29 July 2015 | 0 comments

South Africa's new visa regulations have badly hurt the country's key tourism sector, a government minister said Wednesday, as visitors dry up from key markets such China.Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom...

S.Africa's Desmond Tutu readmitted to hospital

S.Africa's Desmond Tutu readmitted to hospital

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

South African Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu was hospitalised Tuesday with a persistent infection just a week after being discharged following treatment for the same ailment, his foundation said."Archbishop...

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week – UK GDP, Eurozone CPI and FOMC rate decision

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week – UK GDP, Eu...

27 July 2015 | 0 comments

In yet another week of fairly notable currency market movement, the pound has experienced both highs and lows. [Contributed by TorFX]

S.African economy dealt fresh blow as mining jobs cut

S.African economy dealt fresh blow as mining jobs cut

24 July 2015 | 0 comments

Lonmin, the world's third largest platinum producer, said Friday it was set to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa due to falling prices and high costs, signalling further trouble for the country's fragile...

Lonmin says likely to cut 6,000 jobs in S.Africa

24 July 2015 | 0 comments

Lonmin, the world's third largest platinum producer, said Friday it was set to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa due to falling prices and high costs, dealing another blow to the country's fragile economy.The...

Lonmin says likely to cut 6,000 jobs in S.Africa

24 July 2015 | 0 comments

Lonmin, the world's third largest platinum producer, is set to cut 6,000 jobs in South Africa due to falling prices and high production costs, the company said in a statement Friday.The cutbacks represent...

Anger as S. African airline lifts ban on hunting trophies

Anger as S. African airline lifts ban on hunting trophies

23 July 2015 | 0 comments

Animal welfare activists on Thursday decried a decision by South Africa's national air carrier to reverse a ban on the transportation of hunting trophies.South African Airways introduced the ban in April...

Cricket: Bad light stalls Bangladesh-South Africa Test

Cricket: Bad light stalls Bangladesh-South Africa Test

23 July 2015 | 0 comments

Bad light stopped play on the third day of the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa in Chittagong on Thursday.South Africa were 61-0 in their second innings after bowling out Bangladesh for...

S. Africa opposition denounces spending on Zuma's 'extravagant' home

S. Africa opposition denounces spending on Zuma's 'extravagant' home

22 July 2015 | 0 comments

South Africa's main opposition on Wednesday criticised the "grossly inflated" public spending on President Jacob Zuma's residence, demanding accountability for what the government insists are security...

S.African inflation edges up ahead of rate decision

S.African inflation edges up ahead of rate decision

22 July 2015 | 0 comments

South Africa's annual inflation rate rose slightly to 4.7 percent in June, official data showed Wednesday, ahead of a central bank decision that could see interest rates increase for the first time in...

32 boys dead in S.African initiation season

32 boys dead in S.African initiation season

21 July 2015 | 0 comments

Traditional rite-of-passage ceremonies in South Africa left 32 boys dead and more than 150 hospitalised, local authorities said Tuesday, as the annual initiation season drew to a close.Most of the teens...

S.Africa's Tutu out of hospital after infection

S.Africa's Tutu out of hospital after infection

21 July 2015 | 0 comments

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been discharged from hospital after a week of treatment for a persistent infection, his family said Tuesday, adding doctors had ordered him to rest.The 83-year-old...

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week – BoE meeting minutes, RBNZ interest rate announcement, Eurozone consumer confidence

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week – BoE meetin...

20 July 2015 | 0 comments

The previous week saw the recent volatility in the currency market continue. [Contributed by TorFX]

S.Africa's Zuma out of hospital after gallstone operation

S.Africa's Zuma out of hospital after gallstone operation

19 July 2015 | 0 comments

South African President Jacob Zuma was discharged from hospital on Sunday after undergoing an operation to remove gallstones, his office said, adding he would continue to work during his recuperation.Zuma,...

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