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Ratings agency cutting South Africa’s growth outlook not surprise

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A South African expert on Tuesday said ratings agency Moody's decision to slash the country's growth forecast to below 1 percent for this year...
African National Congress (ANC)

South African ruling party condemns former president’s remarks on Apartheid

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South Africa's ruling party African National Congress (ANC) on Sunday condemned the former President Frederik Willem de Klerk for saying Apartheid was not a...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Pan-African Parliament gives South African president thumbs up as AU chair

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The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) on Friday said there are confident the African Union (AU) would make progress under South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's chairship. ...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed by the National Assembly

South African president expected to focus on the economic crisis at SONA

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As South Africa's economy is still in the doldrums and numerous companies laying off thousands of workers, experts said President Cyril Ramaphosa should prioritize...
Workers at Phoenix Metals Ltd push bags of minerals after weighing them at the plant yesterday. (John Mbanda)

South African Minerals Council asks president to take measures to improve economy

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The Minerals Council of South Africa has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce measures to address the under-performing economy when presenting the State...
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South Africa’s unemployment rate unchanged in fourth quarter of 2019

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South Africa's unemployment figures remained unchanged at 29.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to figures released by Statistics South Africa on...
African National Congress (ANC)

South Africa’s ruling party calls for unity in Africa

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South Africa's ruling party African National Congress (ANC) on Monday called on African leaders to strive for peace in the continent. The...
Electricity

Using pension fund to pay Eskom’s debt sparks controversy in South Africa

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There has been mixed reaction towards South African labor federation Cosatu's proposal that state employees pension funds should be used to pay 250 billion...
The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues

South African national parks declare war on poachers

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South Africa is escalating the fight against poaching using different means and collaborating with other countries in the midst of increased activity by illegal...
Jacob Zuma

South African court issues arrest warrant for former president Jacob Zuma

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Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Dhaya Pillay on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest against former South African President Jacob Zuma in an effort to...
Blackouts

South African power utility warns of more blackouts

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South Africa's power utility Eskom on Friday warned of more "unavoidable" load shedding, or controlled blackouts. Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter told...
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South Africa arrests farmer for knowingly spreading foot and mouth disease

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The South African police have arrested a farmer for knowingly spreading the foot and mouth disease (FMD), said the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform...
BRICS cooperation

BRICS’ response to conflict cooperative – Malte Brosig

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BRICS response to armed conflicts have bee cooperative and based on consensus and multilateralism, said a South African academic on Tuesday. Malte...
Impact Investment

South Africa seeks to bolster trade investments with west Africa

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With the economy still in the doldrums, the South African government on Tuesday said it planned to increase bilateral trade and investments between west...
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Wall collapse kills two children in South Africa

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Two primary school pupils were killed and two others seriously injured when a delivery truck crashed into a wall which then collapsed on them...
Newborn-Babies

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria outbreak kills 10 babies in South African hospital

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A total of 10 babies have died of a Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) outbreak at Tembisa hospital's neonatal unit between November and December, Gauteng health...
South African airways

South African Airways cancels 38 local, international flights to conserve cash

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South African Airways (SAA) on Tuesday announced it was cancelling 38 "low demand" local and international flights as part of a strategy to "conserve...
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Mandarin application for South African visa to go online

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As South Africa seeks to increase the number of Chinese tourists to the country, an online Mandarin application for tourists is set to be...

WEF a good opportunity to promote South Africa

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Despite facing severe economic issues, the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos will be a good opportunity for South Africa to attract investment,...
Africa Energy Indaba

Discussions to be Held at the AEI 2020

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Prevalent topics with particular reference to Africa’s energy sphere, are set to form the core of discussions at the 12th Africa Energy Indaba. Interactive...
South Africa

South Africa to implement serious structural reforms amid fiscal challenges

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South Africa will implement structural reforms as the country faces some fiscal challenges, according to the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni. Mboweni...
Electricity

Unions express worry about unbundling at power utility Eskom

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Members of two largest unions at power utility Eskom on Wednesday picketed against unbundling of the company which they said might lead to retrenchments...
Railway

South African rail agency loses some US$69 million in vandalism, irregular expenditure

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In the last two years the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) has lost over R1 billion (about 69 million U.S. dollars) for...
Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu)

Labor federation slams looming retailer’s retrenchments

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The Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu) on Tuesday lambasted retail giant Massmart's plans to retrench nearly 1,500 employees. Cosatu spokesperson...
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South African Minerals Council calls for urgent measures to address economy

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The Minerals Council South Africa has called on the government to urgently take critical steps needed to revive the country's economy. The...
education

200 schools in South Africa offer Mandarin lesson

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About 200 South African schools now offer Mandarin to those interested in learning the subject, said a South African government official on Friday. ...
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Economists agree with World Bank’s projection for South African growth

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South African's economists said the country's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2020 was likely to be below 1 percent, citing several factors. ...
African National Congress (ANC)

South African president to highlight economy as ruling party marks 108 anniversary

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As South Africa's ruling party the African National Congress (ANC) celebrating its 108 anniversary, President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to focus on the stagnant...
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South Africa’s Absa PMI declines in December

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The Absa purchasing managers' index (PMI) declined to 47.1 index points in December 2019 from 47.7 points recorded in November due to load shedding,...
Electricity

New Eskom CEO urged to deal with electricity blackouts in South Africa

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With the newly appointed power utility Eskom's CEO Andre de Ruyter starting his tenure on Monday, he is urged to urgently resolve rolling blackouts...