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South African rand weakens as US rate hike expectations strengthen

Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog) - 35 minutes ago
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's rand weakened against the dollar on Monday as the greenback rose on expectations that US interest rates would rise soon, adding pressure on the currency which has...

South Africa's drought recovery could be stalled by uncertain rain prospects

AG Week - 44 minutes ago
But the South African Weather Service said it was uncertain how much rain there would be. An El Nino weather pattern which ended in May triggered drought conditions across southern Africa. South...

South Africa in control despite second innings collapse as they build lead in second Test against New Zealand

Daily Mail - 53 minutes ago
South Africa took a big step towards victory after building a 372-run lead with four wickets remaining on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand at SuperSport Park. Resuming on 38 for...

Coal India's quest for coking coal takes it to South Africa

Business Standard - 1 hour ago
“The areas of collaboration include identification, acquisition, exploration, development and operation of coal assets in South Africa,” a Coal India official said. Coal India and AEMFC may also...

#SAvNZ: South Africa falter on Day 3 but remain in complete command of 2nd Test

Daily News & Analysis - 2 hours ago
South Africa slid to 105 for six on the third day of the second and final test against New Zealand on Monday but were still firmly in command at Centurion, holding a 372-run lead. After bowling the...

South African Treasury, Eskom row over coal contracts as government rifts deepen

Yahoo Finance - 2 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Treasury and state-owned Eskom clashed on Monday over a probe into coal contracts between the power utility and a company linked to the wealthy Gupta...

S Africa: Black students protest 'racist' hair rules

Aljazeera.com - 2 hours ago
High school students in South Africa have protested against black girls being forced by teachers to arrange their hair differently, alleging that they are being made to follow strict style rules that...

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Southern Africa: Reed Dance – A Cultural Event That Has Withstood Test of Time

AllAfrica.com - 2 hours ago
Mbabane — One of the activities to be held on the sidelines of the 36th SADC Summit currently underway in Mbabane, the Kingdom of Swaziland is the annual Reed Dance. An estimated 100,000 young girls have registered to take part in this cultural ...and...

Southern Africa to get rainfall respite as drought seen easing

Moneyweb.co.za - 6 hours ago
Most countries spanning from the Democratic Republic of Congo in the the north to South Africa will see increased rains from October through March, according to the Southern African Development Community's regional climate outlook, released at the ...and...

Southern Africa: SACU Revenue Sharing Formula Viable

Academic - 6 hours ago
The successful revenue sharing among member states of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is one of the most prominent evidence that the regional trade bloc is working. This observation was made by Professor Clement Ng'ong'ola of...

South African airlines asks lenders for $1bn

The Africa Report - 6 hours ago
South Africa's cash-strapped national carrier plans to raise 16 billion rand ($1 billion) from banks and other financial institutions, a newspaper notice showed, days after saying it could pay its debts. State-owned South African Airlines is seeking ...and...

Namibia: Sally Nomination At All Africa Music Awards

AllAfrica.com - 6 hours ago
Boss Madam is nominated in the category of Best Female Artist, Southern Africa with the song 'Natural' and will compete against some of Africa's finest like Lira from South Africa's 'Let there be light', Lizha James of Mozambique with her song ...and...

Be a man and face opposition, Zambia's Lungu told

News24 - 7 hours ago
Lusaka - The Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) has urged Zambian President Edgar Lungu to be a man and face the opposition to help map the way forward in addressing the country's political conflict, The Post ...and...

Nando's launches “New & Young Africa” themed restaurant at West Delhi

HospitalityBizIndia - 7 hours ago
The Afro-Luso music directly streamed from South Africa and curated local art pieces from Southern Africa installed in the Punjabi Bagh casa add to the essence of a homely decor and is set to leave Nando lover's enthralled. More than 13000 South ...and...

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South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal, Guangdon Explore Economic Cooperation

AllAfrica.com - 11 hours ago
"The Presidency feels obliged, in view of the media reports, to make it clear that the courtesy call was directed at consolidating existing bilateral relations between South Africa and the People's Republic of China." It said the suggestion that the ...and...

South Africa: President Jacob Zuma Arrives in Kenya to Attend Tokyo International Conference On African ...

AllAfrica.com - 1 day ago
President Jacob Zuma has today, 26 August 2016, arrived in Nairobi, in the Republic of Kenya, to participate in the 6th Summit of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI). Yesterday, the President could not travel as his ...and...

South Africa: Government Unlocks Potential for Township Economy

AllAfrica.com - 1 day ago
Cape Town — Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has launched EZASE-KASI Business Fridays, a massive campaign aimed at supporting township economies. Speaking at the programme's launch in ...and...

Urgent Motion on Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwean - 1 day ago
The 39th FIDH Congress, meeting in Johannesburg (Republic of South Africa) from 25 to 27 August 2016, wishes to express its solidarity and its support with human rights defenders in...

Zuma toasts Lungu victory

Times of Zambia - 3 days ago
“I have the honour to convey to Your Excellency, on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of South Africa, sincere congratulations on your re-election as the President of the Republic of Zambia,” President Zuma said. This is according to ...and...

South Africa's Net1 To Invest $40 Mn In Mobikwik To Enter Indian Market

Inc42 Magazine (press release) (blog) - 3 days ago
The Company operates market-leading payment processors in South Africa and the Republic of Korea. Through Transact24, Net1 offers debit, credit and prepaid processing and issuing services for Visa, MasterCard and ChinaUnionPay in China and other ...and...

Kikwete on SADC's origins

Mmegi Online - 4 days ago
At the Summit in Maseru, Lesotho in 1994, President Nelson Mandela of the Republic of South Africa was appointed Chairman for three years. After that, the SADC Chairmanship became rotational on annual basis. The nine SADCC member states aspired to ...and...

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