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Ramaphosa confident S.Africa won't suffer sanctions over land

11 September 2018 | 0 comments

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday dismissed fears that South Africa may come under sanctions if it carries out a proposal to expropriate white farms without compensation.US President Donald Trump tweeted...

S.Africa 'close to war zone' with 57 murders a day: minister

11 September 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's murder rate rose again last year, official statistics showed Tuesday, with over 20,000 people killed across the country -- about 57 a day -- as police admitted they were struggling to keep...

S.Africa's Cape Town eases water rationing

10 September 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's second city Cape Town, battling its worst drought in 100 years, announced Monday that it would ease severe water rationing after significant rains in the region. The Western Cape region...

Lesotho emerges as unlikely testbed for 5G revolution

7 September 2018 | 0 comments

The mountainous kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa has become an unexpected test venue for high-speed 5G mobile technology that is set to revolutionise global communication, transport and entertainment.Two...

White S.African workers march against black share scheme

6 September 2018 | 0 comments

About 2,000 members of a mainly white South African trade union protested on Thursday against a plan by chemicals company Sasol to allocate shares only to black employees.The Solidarity union, mainly...

Black ex-Bok who stormed off TV dropped by channel

6 September 2018 | 0 comments

A South African TV channel announced Thursday that an ex-Springboks rugby player who stormed off a live TV show alleging that he was a victim of racism will not return to the screen.Ashwin Willemse, a...

Johannesburg tower block blaze kills 3 fire crew

5 September 2018 | 0 comments

A South African firefighter plunged to his death on Wednesday and two others died from smoke inhalation while battling a blaze at government offices in Johannesburg, officials said."There are currently...

Steinhoff ex-boss says 'not aware' of accounts scandal

5 September 2018 | 0 comments

The former chief executive of South African retail giant Steinhoff told lawmakers Wednesday he had no knowledge of accounting irregularities that caused the company to lose 95 percent of its market value.Markus...

Ex-Steinhoff boss denies knowledge of accounts scandal

5 September 2018 | 0 comments

The former chief executive of South African retail giant Steinhoff told lawmakers Wednesday he had no knowledge of accounting irregularities that caused the company to lose 95 percent of its market value.Markus...

China-Africa summit rejects debt criticism

4 September 2018 | 0 comments

Chinese and African officials on Tuesday rejected criticism of Beijing's debt-laden overseas development projects as they wrapped up a summit that included a new $60 billion assistance pledge for the...

Nigeria hits S.Africa's MTN with new, $2-bn tax bill

4 September 2018 | 0 comments

Nigeria has ordered Africa's leading mobile operator MTN to pay back taxes of $2 billion just days after the government ordered it to repatriate $8.13 billion, the company said on Tuesday.MTN gave a brief...

S.Africa slips into recession, against forecasts

4 September 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's economy tipped into recession as it shrunk 0.7 percent in the second quarter, official data showed Tuesday, dealing a blow to President Cyril Ramaphosa who came to office in February.The...

White S.African workers to strike over perks for blacks

3 September 2018 | 0 comments

A South African trade union launched a protest Monday against plans by the country's Sasol chemicals company to exclude white staff from a new employee share-ownership scheme.Solidarity, which has mainly...

Blast at S.African munitions plant kills 8: official

3 September 2018 | 0 comments

Eight people were killed Monday in an explosion at a munitions factory near Cape Town in South Africa, a city official said. Local residents reported that nearby houses shook from the blast, which sent...

China's Xi offers $60 bn Africa aid, says 'no strings attached'

3 September 2018 | 0 comments

President Xi Jinping told African leaders Monday that China's investments on the continent have "no political strings attached", pledging $60 billion in new development financing, even as Beijing is increasingly...



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