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South African official calls on Africa to create strong African brand

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Governments in Africa should work to dispel negative perceptions about the business environment on the continent and create a strong African brand, said Fish...
FILE PHOTO: The buildings with the logos of three of South Africa's biggest banks, ABSA, Standard Bank and First National Bank (FNB) are seen against the city skyline in Cape Town, South Africa, September 3, 2017.REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

South Africa’s BCI rises in second quarter

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The First National Bank (FNB)/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Building Confidence Index (BCI) increased by 12 points to 39 in the second quarter of...
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South African government steps up collaboration with private sector to tackle HIV, tuberculosis

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South Africa on Friday launched South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Private Sector Forum to enhance collaboration between government and business sector as well...
South African airways

South African Airways to be owned through partnership between government, consortium

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South Africa's Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Friday announced that a new private equity partner Takatso consortium would be the majority shareholder of...
FAW Trucks

FAW Trucks Reaffirms Its Commitment to the Namibian Market

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Partnership with respected dealership continues to bear fruit Namibian market showing green shoots after negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic Providing reliable products backed up by solid...
Newborn-Babies

South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

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A South African woman gave birth to 10 babies at a local hospital on Monday night, said her family and the local government on...
South Africa

South Africa asks Interpol to arrest Gupta family members

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South Africa has asked Interporl to arrest Gupta family members and bring them back into the country to stand trial for fraud and money...

TH&O. Premieres the Cinematic Ebusuku Short Film

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2021’s South African Music Awards nominated, afrotronic musician, Th&o. (pronounced Thando) delivers the new visual for his debut album, Ebusuku with a short film...
Students

Students develop a ‘guidebot’ for a Covid-19 world at Forge Academy

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Forge Academy, South Africa’s first fully inclusive 4IR laboratory and digital learning hub, recently hosted an augmented reality workshop at The Gantry in Fourways,...

Survivor of Mozambique Palma Attack Recounts Fear-Filled Escape

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Recounting the events following the March 24 attack on Palma in Mozambique, survivor Wesley Nel, whose brother was killed by Al-Shabaab insurgents, told Sputnik...
Property

Is Property a Good Investment, what will my property be worth in 20 years?

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Multinet Home Loans have seen a rapid increase in first-time homebuyers since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The unprecedented low cost of borrowing...

Twizza helping build an Africa we want

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The commemoration of Africa Day presents a unique opportunity for the affirmation and celebration of the history and ideals that spawned and sustained the...
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Aid groups warn of looming drought, food shortages in Madagascar

Severe drought conditions are making a humanitarian crisis in Madagascar ever more likely, warned Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday, calling for food to...
HANDOUT - Grapes are harvested at Elgin Vintners: The pandemic has hit South Africa's wine regions hard - now they are looking for ways out of the crisis. Photo: Elgin Vintners/dpa - ACHTUNG: Nur zur redaktionellen Verwendung im Zusammenhang mit dem genannten Text und nur bei vollständiger Nennung des vorstehenden Credits

South Africa prepares to increase citrus export capacity

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The Citrus Growers Association of South Africa (CGA) will on Friday engage the officials from "MV Cool Eagle" as they move to prepare to...
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South Africa reiterates calls for Africa to be included as UNSC permanent member

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South Africa on Wednesday reiterated its call for an African country to be included in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Deputy...
A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

Rising new COVID-19 cases in South Africa concerning

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As COVID-19 cases began increasing in South Africa lately, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday said this rise was concerning. He said the third wave...
jail bars

Suspected Zimbabwean gold smuggler granted bail in South Africa

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A Zimbabwean national Tashinga Nyasha Masinire who allegedly tried to smuggle 23 pieces of gold worth about R11 million (about 785, 000 U.S. dollars)...
African National Congress (ANC)

ANC to meet after Secretary-General Ace Magashule is suspended from position

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The National Executive Committee (NEC), the highest decision-making body of the African National Congress (ANC), is set to meet this weekend to discuss several...
African growth

Africa’s Growing Infrastructure Needs and Ensuing Business Opportunities

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Infrastructural development is pivotal to all aspects of social and economic transformation. However, inadequate infrastructure remains a major impediment for Africa in realising its...

ANC to punish members facing corruption charges

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South Africa's governing party African National Congress (ANC) National Working Committee (NWC) on Tuesday said all members facing corruption and serious charges must step...
A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

South Africa on high alert for new COVID-19 variant emerging in India

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South Africa's Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday assured that the government was on high alert of the B.1.617 coronavirus variant, a new COVID-19...
Court

South African high court grants freezing in assets of former Eskom executives

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South Africa's The Pretoria High Court has awarded the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) a restraint order valued at 1.4 billion rand (about 98 million...
09 April 2021, United Kingdom, London: Pharmacist Asha Fowells holds vials of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at Copes Pharmacy and Travel Clinic in Streatham, south London. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire/dpa

Pandemic shows dangers of unilateral actions – South African president

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The current pandemic had revealed the "damaging effects" of unilateral actions and the exclusion of poor countries from accessing vaccines, said South African president...
South Africa

Armed assailants free South African prisoners on way to court

Several prisoners awaiting trial in South Africa were freed by heavily armed assailants while on their way to their court hearings on Wednesday. According to...
Forge Academy hosts breakfast with Finnish Embassy

Forge Academy hosts breakfast with Finnish Embassy to address Digital Divide in Southern Africa

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Forge Academy, South Africa’s first fully inclusive 4IR lab hosted a Digital Divide breakfast at their digital laboratory at The Gantry in Fourways, Gauteng. ...

Nadia Nakai drops “Practice” featuring Vic Mensa

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After dropping her single in August & exciting fans with the behind scenes footage, multi-award winning Hip Hop superstar, Nadia Nakai drops...
Ghana Hackathon

Forge Academy students participate in successful tri-continental hackathon

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Students from Forge Academy, South Africa’s first fully inclusive Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) laboratory, recently took part in a tri-continental hackathon between students from...

The circle of Global Business Women officially launches

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Africa is reported to have the highest number of women entrepreneurs in the world with roughly half of Africa’s population being women. Reportedly, small...
West Africa: Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, East Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia

Africa Displays Pockets of Positivity Amidst COVID-19 Fallout

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The latest NielsenIQ Africa Prospects Indicator (APi) report Recalibrating for an Unprecedented Future which looks at the prospects of key countries across Sub-Saharan Africa...
Violence

Companies need to prepare for more political disturbances and violence ahead

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Significant increase in the number of riots, demonstrations and vandalism, as terrorism events decline, means civil unrest is now the main political risk exposure...