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31 August 2015
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31 Aug 2015
S Africa seals mining jobs deal, proposes platinum plan
South Africa's mining industry, unions and the government signed a broad plan on Monday to stem a wave of job losses triggered by falling commodity prices and soaring costs. The document of the...
Updated 14 minutes ago
South Africa's rand slips as US Fed hike bets return
South Africa's rand traded weaker against the dollar early on Monday after the Federal Reserve's vice chairman suggested over the weekend that the US may raise rates in September. At 0630 GMT the...
Updated 2 hours 48 minutes ago
Hard-talking PRASA to suspend ‘irregular’ contracts
After recent reports by the Auditor-General and Public Protector pointed to several tender irregularities, as well as fruitless and wasteful expenditure, at the Passenger Rail Agency of South...
Updated 2 hours 55 minutes ago
Probe launched into Gauteng infrastructure development department
An investigation is to be launched into allegations of cronyism and corruption within certain Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (GDID) programmes. MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, speaking...
Updated 3 hours ago
Tanzania's opposition vows to review mining, gas contracts
Tanzania's main opposition presidential candidate said he would review mining and gas contracts, and also scrap "unnecessary" tax exemptions for mining companies, if elected president of the east...
Updated 3 hours ago
Egypt to begin long-delayed parliamentary polls in October
Egypt is to elect its first parliament in over three years in a series of voting rounds starting on October 17, the electoral commission announced on Sunday. The country has been without a...
Updated 3 hours ago
Deported Al-Jazeera journalist: Verdict a blow for Egyptian press freedom
A decision by an Egyptian court to sentence three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison was politically motivated and aimed at intimidating the press, one of the three, Australian...
Updated 4 hours ago
Libya arrests three suspected smugglers over migrant boat disaster
Libyan authorities have arrested three people on suspicion of involvement in launching a boat packed with migrants that sank off the country's Mediterranean coast, killing up to 200 people, a...
Updated 4 hours ago
S Africa's Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers
The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Sunday. The Kruger Park,...
Updated 4 hours ago
Ghana strike ends but election campaign to test IMF deal further
Ghana faced down the first major challenge to an IMF austerity programme on Monday when doctors suspended a three-week strike but a bigger test of President John Mahama's commitment will come next...
Updated 4 hours ago
Central African Republic court bars transitional government members from polls
Central African Republic's constitutional court has confirmed the exclusion of past members of a transitional government from running for office in presidential and parliamentary elections due in...
Updated 4 hours ago
Sudan's Bashir to visit China despite international arrest warrant
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is expected to travel to China on Monday for a four-day visit, the foreign ministry said, defying an international warrant for his arrest. The Hague-based...
Updated 4 hours ago
Creamer Media publishes Coal 2015: A review of South Africa's coal sector
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Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics,...
Updated 4 hours ago
Zuma outlines economic impact of power shortfall as he opens Medupi unit
President Jacob Zuma opened South Africa's first new power plant in 20 years on Sunday with a warning that the country's perennial energy shortages were hampering economic growth. Construction on...
Updated 5 hours ago
28 Aug 2015
Austria, Libya count dead as number of migrants crossing Mediterranean soars
Austria said on Friday 71 refugees including a baby girl were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 82 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat...
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