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17 January 2017
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Drones help communities map flood risk in Dar es Salaam slums
News
The sight of a drone hovering above the streets of Tandale to map the crowded flood-prone neighbourhood in the north of Dar es Salaam spread excitement among inhabitants tired of dealing with...
 
 
Gambia army chief stands by embattled President Jammeh
AFRICAN POLITICAL TURMOIL
Gambia's army chief reaffirmed his loyalty to embattled President Yahya Jammeh on Wednesday in the face of a possible regional military intervention to enforce the result of an election that dealt...
 
 
South Africa's Eskom to meet coal supplier over drop in black ownership
ENERGY SUPPLY
South Africa's state-owned power producer Eskom will meet with Exxaro Resources after the coal producer approved a transaction that will see its black ownership drop to 30% from over 50%, the...
 
 
Education dept stands by 2016 matric results
2016 MATRIC RESULTS
The Basic Education Department is standing by its 2016 matric results, due to be released on Thursday, despite DA MP Gavin Davis questioning the way some averages were increased. "We do stand by...
 
 
03 Jan 2017
 
Outlook 2017: SA growth weak, but stronger than 2016
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
South African asset prices should perform "ok", but mainly because there are more negative peers to compare to – especially Turkey – emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura said...
 
 
Gambia electoral commissioner flees country after threats
DEMOCRATIC DEFEAT
Gambia's electoral commission chairperson has fled the country because he received threats after declaring President Yahya Jammeh the loser of a December 1 election, a family member and a colleague...
 
 
South African stocks start 2017 positively, rand in the red
JSE TRADING
South African stocks kicked off 2017 in positive territory as a platinum rally spurred producers of the precious metal, while dollar strength knocked the volatile rand into the red. The benchmark...
 
 
Dlamini-Zuma outlines AU achievements in New Year message
News
The chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has released her new year’s message, praising progress in implementing the continent’s Agenda 2063 plan but also...
 
 
 
 
Zuma hints he will confront Msimanga over Taiwan trip
CHINESE INFLUENCE
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday suggested he would use the next meeting of the President’s Coordinating Council to talk to Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga about his visit to Taiwan, which has angered...
 
 
DA brands ANC attack on Tshwane mayor’s visit to Taipei hypocritical
POLITICAL POSTURING
The Democratic Alliance on Monday hit back at accusations from the ruling African National Congress that Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga’s visit to Taiwan violated South African foreign policy. In a...
 
 
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DA queries what looks like artificial inflation of matric results
MATRIC RESULTS
The Democratic Alliance on Friday expressed concerns about the standardisation of matric examination results for 2016, pointing to what the party said looked like artificial inflation of results....
 
 
Economic growth and jobs priority for 2017, says Zuma in New Year’s message
NEW YEAR
Igniting economic growth to create more jobs would be top of government’s agenda for 2017, President Jacob Zuma said in his New Year’s message to South Africans. Zuma described 2016 as a fruitful...
 
 
Anti-gay US pastor in joint venture with Cape Town church
RELIGIOUS HOMOPHOBIA
An unapologetically anti-homosexual Cape Town preacher is planning to open two churches in South Africa, along with banned US pastor Steven Anderson. "We know that the government banned him, but...
 
 
Congo opposition leader says talks on political deal faltering
DRC LEADERSHIP
Talks to ease Congo President Joseph Kabila out of power next year and quell protests over him overstaying his mandate are hanging by a thread, an opposition leader said ahead of the resumption of...
 
 
29 Dec 2016
 
Petrol and diesel prices to go up on January 4
PETROL PRICE
The retail price of 93 octane petrol is set to rise by 50 cents a litre and 95 octane by 48 cents a litre on Wednesday January 4, the energy department announced on Thursday. According to a...
 
 
 
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