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Mittal Diluted in South Africa as Elites Get Steel Stake

Bloomberg - 31 minutes ago
A former government-appointed commissioner, a development-bank finance chief and an ex-deputy finance minister are on course to become major shareholders in ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd., taking a...

Australia v South Africa: Mitchell Starc on the mend as Proteas turn on tourists

The Age - 36 minutes ago
An Australian attack without the injured Mitchell Starc has been labelled "pedestrian", as the frontline Australian quick declared he was confident of shedding his leg brace and returning...

With no Starc, Australias rookie fast bowlers face South Africa test

Geo News, Pakistan - 37 minutes ago
CENTURION: Australia´s fast bowling reserves will be put to the test during a five-match one-day international series against South Africa starting at Centurion on Friday. The world´s leading...

South Africa v Australia, 1st ODI, Centurion

Preview - 43 minutes ago
1 ODI side in the ICC rankings, will be without an entire battery of top-class pace bowlers when it takes on fourth-ranked South Africa. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood have been rested, while...

Uber tries out 'panic buttons' after rape cases in South Africa

South China Morning Post - 45 minutes ago
South Africa is not the only market where passenger safety - and women's safety in particular - has become a flash point for the company. Media reports of alleged sexual assault of passengers by...

Tough times for S.Africa's all-female anti-poaching unit

Digital Journal - 1 hour ago
South Africa's all-female "Black Mambas" anti-poaching team had never lost a rhino since they were formed in 2013, but the killing of two animals earlier this month shattered their...

American CNN weather forecaster Tom Sater mistakes South Australia for South Africa

Daily Mail - 2 hours ago
One is currently enjoying a balmy 24C, and the other has been ravaged by the worst storm in half a century. But for one CNN weatherman, the difference between South Africa and South Australia was not...

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'Public institutions secretive'

NewsDay - 4 hours ago
Public institutions in Zimbabwe are still secretive and are wary of releasing information involving budgets and expenditure, procurement and vacancy and employment procedures on their websites, a Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa)...

Southern African countries express displeasure at world wildlife conference

Global Times - 6 hours ago
Southern African countries on Wednesday expressed displeasure about the way they are being treated at the ongoing world wildlife conference in Johannesburg. This came at a press conference jointly hosted by Southern African countries representatives, ...and...

Burundi to host regional African summit in 2017

Global Times - 6 hours ago
Burundi will host a summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in 2017 and preparations are moving well, COMESA chief said here Wednesday after meeting Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza. "I am glad to say that...

Suppliers see southern Africa bookings soar for 2017

Travel Weekly - 12 hours ago
Dorine Reinstein With a favorable rate of exchange, a surge in new adventure experiences and perceived as a "safe" destination in uncertain times, Africa has steadily gained popularity amongst U.S. travelers, with southern Africa being in particularly...

Zambia, SADC launch food aid in drought-stricken south

Africa Times - 13 hours ago
The Zambian government began Wednesday to send food relief to neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe, in an effort to address food shortages in the drought-stricken nations of southern Africa. Shipment of the 48,000 metric tons of maize is part of a USD$2.4 ...and...

Zambia flags off food aid to Malawi and Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe Daily - 14 hours ago
An estimated 40 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Southern Africa among them neighbouring Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. SADC has developed a regional transportation plan whose major goal is to streamline and ...and...

South Africa: Condolences After Passing of Reverend Goba

AllAfrica.com - 21 hours ago
Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma has expressed deep sadness at the passing of Reverend Professor Bonganjalo Goba of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA). "We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to the Goba family and ...and...

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Cape Mountain Zebra downlisted from Appendix I to Appendix II (South Africa)

EIN News (press release) - 14 hours ago
South Africa's proposal to transfer the Cape Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra zebra) from Appendix I to Appendix II has been adopted at the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and ...and...

Shark attack survivor campaigns for sharks at UN meeting

The Republic - 16 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG — A medal-winning Paralympian from South Africa lost part of his right leg in a great white shark attack a decade ago. This week, he is an ambassador for sharks at a U.N. wildlife conference. Achmat Hassiem on Wednesday called for ...and...

The Republic of South Africa ("South Africa") announced today a global offering (the "New Notes Offering") and an ...

PR Newswire (press release) - 19 hours ago
The Republic of South Africa ("South Africa") announced today a global offering (the "New Notes Offering") of notes due 2028 ("2028 Notes") and notes due 2046 ("2046 Notes" and, together with the 2028 Notes, "New Notes") to be denominated in U.S...

#AfricanLivesMatterToo

the Romanticising of a Continent's Failures - 20 hours ago
In September 2016, unarmed protesters have been killed by security forces in Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo. Their major crime: exercising the rights to reject the covert manipulation of the constitution to lengthen the presidential term limit ...and...

South Africa: Lessons for the Zuma Era in Marx's Account of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte's Coup d'Etat

AllAfrica.com - 22 hours ago
On December 2, 1851 Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew and the President of the Second French Republic, staged a coup d'état that would turn a president into an emperor and end the republic. Sometime in late December, Karl ...and...

White Ferns unfamiliar with South African conditions

Radio Sport - 2 days ago
The Whites Ferns are heading to unfamiliar territory as they prepare for their women's cricket tour of South Africa. While coach Haidee Tiffin and her assistant, Matthew Bell, have played in the republic, none of those in the squad has had experience ...and...

Beyond banning: marking International Banned Books Week 2016 in South Africa

eNCA (satire) - 2 days ago
But of course, the government of the Republic of South Africa may no longer issue banning orders on books. There is no need to quietly ask for a book, and have a store assistant hand you the book wrapped in brown paper. Nor is there a need to wrap one ...and...

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