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25 February 2017
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23 Feb 2017
Analysts acclaim Glencore’s performance as good fundamentals return
Commodity market fundamentals are improving against a backdrop of better than expected demand and limited, if any, inventory build through the trough of the cycle, diversified mining and marketing...
DIRCO: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to attend SADC meeting in Tanzania
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will lead a South African government delegation at the meeting of the SADC Inter-State Politics and Diplomacy Committee...
21 Feb 2017
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by President of South Africa and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, on the occasion of Armed Forces Day, Durban (21/02/2017)
Let me begin by extending our deepest condolences to the families of the three naval officers and three staff members of the Department of Public Works who lost their lives tragically late last...
Congo must investigate credible reports of atrocities: UN's Zeid
Democratic Republic of Congo must investigate credible reports of atrocities including summary executions by the armed forces, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said on Monday. The UN...
Free cash rockets to $278m, dividend resumed – AngloGold
Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti will resume dividends after lower operating and interest costs helped it nearly double free cash flow to $278-million on lower production. In the 12 months to...
20 Feb 2017
Mineral Governance Barometer: Southern Africa
Southern Africa is endowed with lucrative mineral resources such as diamonds, gold, copper, coal, platinum, and uranium. This rich endowment can be a major asset in the quest for inclusive and...
16 Feb 2017
$1.8bn election costs 'too expensive' – DRC budget minister
There are doubts the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold the agreed presidential elections this year after an official reportedly revealed that the country will not be able to afford the...
SA: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula: Address by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, during the debate of the State of the Nation Address, National Assembly, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
Mr. President, the African National Congress aligns itself with the majority of South Africans, who have welcomed the tone of your SONA 2017, as a breath of fresh air - focused, tangible and...
Four famines mean 20-million may starve in the next six months
More than 20-million people - greater than the population of Romania or Florida - risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, United Nations World Food Programme chief...
14 Feb 2017
Glencore’s DRC copper top-up wins analyst cheer
Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore has bought the remaining 31% stake in Mutanda Mining for $922-million and a further 10.25% stake in Katanga Mining for $38-million from Dan...
13 Feb 2017
Africa’s God presidents: Promoting democracy or dictatorship?
'Grandpa, it’s enough.’ Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party in South Africa, has called for President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to step down and not ‘overstay his welcome’....
03 Feb 2017
DIRCO: President Zuma conveys condolences to the Democratic Republic of the Congo regarding the passing away of Mr Étienne Tshisekedi
The South African Government has learnt with sadness about the passing of Mr Étienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba, the leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) Party in the Democratic...
01 Feb 2017
DA: Stevens Mokgalapa on AU’s ICC withdrawal: DA condemns ANC’s lack of commitment to human rights
It is shameful and condemnable that South Africa set the precedent for the AU resolution for a ‘collective’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ANC-led government has used...
31 Jan 2017
26 Jan 2017
Obama could have done more for Africa by supporting pro-democracy protests
Former US president Barack Obama often reminded audiences that his presidency was made possible by the brave men, women, and children of the civil rights movement. They had bolstered America’s...
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