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26 March 2017
                       
 
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15 Mar 2017
 
 
Turning tide against cross-border crime
KZN Office of The Premier
Yesterday, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Jacob Zuma visited Umhlabuyalingana Local Municipality as part of efforts aimed at fighting cross border crime.  He was accompanied by...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
Did Uganda receive more refugees daily in 2016 than many European nations did the whole year?
AFRICA CHECK
Widely hailed as having one of the world’s most welcoming refugee policies, Uganda is nevertheless buckling to provide for an influx of South Sudanese refugees. The secretary-general of the...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
DRC group responds to Global Witness on royalties issue
COPPER AND COBALT
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) group Fleurette has responded to criticism directed at it on the Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) royalties issue. The issue in question centres on the sale by DRC...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – March 03, 2017
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Making headlines: Corruption Watch joins calls for Bathabile Dlamini's dismissal Mbeki is 'hands-off in DRC', but wants to see peace And, Cosatu to protest over Western Cape water crisis
 
 
Mbeki 'hands-off in DRC', but wants to see peace
POLITICS
Former president Thabo Mbeki is still interested in seeing peace and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but he would not get involved in issues there. Two human rights...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
Glencore in pole position to benefit from growing cobalt demand
COBALT
Heightened ownership of the Mutanda and Katanga mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) puts cobalt in a strong potential earnings position for Glencore, the world’s dominant supplier of...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
Analysts acclaim Glencore’s performance as good fundamentals return
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
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
STATEMENT
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)
Topics
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...
 
 
Free cash rockets to $278m, dividend resumed – AngloGold
GOLD
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
RECOMMENDATION
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
ELECTIONS
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)
Topics
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...
 
 
14 Feb 2017
 
Glencore’s DRC copper top-up wins analyst cheer
COPPER
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?
SAIIA
'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’....
 
 
 
                       
 
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