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South African government ensures energy supply despite worsening electricity crisis

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The South African government on Wednesday ensured energy supply as rolling power blackouts continued unabated in the country. The government commits to...
Electricity

South African government urged to be quick to address worsening power crisis

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The South African government must take immediate steps to address the worsening power crisis, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has said. The...
jail bars

South African government welcomes four life sentences against child killer

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The South African government on Thursday welcomed the sentencing of child killer Sibusiso Mpungose who received four life sentences for killing his four...
Anc President Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn In As Head Of State In The Republic Of South Africa May

South Africa committed to South-South cooperation

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South Africa is committed to work with countries of the South to address the challenges they face, said a South African government official on...
South africa Currency Rands

Rating downgrade pushes South Africa to consider reforms

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The South African government on Saturday pledged to carry out urgent reforms to improve economic performance following the country's credit rating downgrade from stable...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president encourages women to actively participate in decision making structures

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South African government is working to empower women to actively participate in decision making structures, grow their businesses and to make women feel safe...
UNHCR

South African government calls for peaceful dialogue with disgruntled foreign nationals

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The South African government on Wednesday called for peaceful dialogue with disgruntled foreign nationals seeking protection from possible xenophobic attacks. The government...
Technology Growth

South African government urged to start implementing policies to grow economy

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With South Africa's stagnant economic growth projected to grow below 1 percent in 2019, the government has been urged to implement the necessary policies...
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South African government issues US$5 billion bonds in international markets

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The South African government has managed to issue to two bonds worth 5 billion U.S. dollars in international markets, the National Treasury announced on...
Wpid Marriage X

South Africa mulls change of marriage laws

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The South African government on Friday met various stakeholders in order to develop new marriage policy which is non-discriminatory to people of different nationalities,...
South Africa

S. African government concerns about looting of foreigners’ shops

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The South African government on Thursday expressed concerns over the looting of shops owned by foreigners. On Wednesday night several foreigners' shops...
Nice Stop Racism

South African Government outlines plans to deal with racism

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The South African government has launched a national action plan (NAP) to combat rising racism. The NAP is an important tool to prevent and combat...
land

South African Government vows to push through land reforms in spite of opposition

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The South African government will continue to pursue land expropriation without compensation until land is returned to those who were forced to be deprived...
South Africa

South Africa tackles fraud, waste and abuse in medical schemes

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The South African government on Thursday expressed commitment to work with the private sector to combat fraud, waste and abuse in the medical schemes. The...
jailed

South African government welcomes sentencing of triple axe muderer

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The South African government on Thursday welcomed the sentencing of triple axe ,murderer Henri van Breda for three life sentences, the severest penalty for...
South Africa

South African Government advised to cut links with Israel

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The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) urged the South African government on Wednesday to cut diplomatic ties with Israel over the killing of...
domestic air travel

S. Africa Oppose Australian Travel Advisory

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The South African government on Wednesday voiced strong objection to a travel advisory issued by Australia to deter Australians to visit the African country. The...

Women Urged Not To Make Themselves Vulnerable

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Ms Charlotte Baidoo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Women’s World Banking Ghana, has called on African women to empower themselves. “Women should use opportunities available to...
President Jacob Zuma

Government deeply regrets undue anxiety over grant distribution

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The South African government deeply regrets the undue anxiety that resulted from the uncertainty over grant distribution, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday. ...
President Jacob Zuma

South African government ready to act against market abuse

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The South African government is prepared to act against market abuse, price-fixing and collusion in the private sector in order to protect the country's...
International Criminal Court (ICC)

UN Takes S. African letter on ICC withdrawal

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UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here that the instrument of withdrawal document has been assessed by the United Nations as bona fide and...
nuclear

No deal signed on procurement of nuclear power

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"The department reiterates that the procurement process ... will only commence upon the issuance of the RFP for the 9,600MW nuclear power, as directed...
AFP/File / Raul Arboleda Critics point to stagnant water buildups at Colombia's clandestine mining sites and poor sanitary conditions at the workers' camps for an increase in mosquitos spreading

South African government urges elimination of illicit mining

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"One of our biggest tasks is to get to the syndicates behind these operations, as well as the markets they're supplying," Minister of Mineral...
Namibia

Rain spoiled 250 bags of maize meal donated by SA to Namibia

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The maize meal was part of a 100 million Namibian dollar (about 7 million U.S dollars) donation pledged by South Africa's president Jacob Zuma...

South Africa urges UNHCR to set up integrated, shared registration process for refugees

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"This is necessary, not only to grant the fundamental right to an identity particularly for children in refugee situations, but also to address the...
President Jacob Zuma

South African government reports great progress in energy sector

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"The Department of Energy (DOE) is marking great strides made by the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Program," the Presidency said. Fifty...
A flag flies at half mast at the State Duma in Moscow, Nov. 1, 2015, to mourn the victims aboard the Russian plane that crashed Saturday in Egypt's Sinai. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

Egypt overtakes South Africa as Africa’s 2nd largest economy

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The IMF said South Africa has been taken over by Egypt because of the depreciation of its currency, the rand. The IMF also projected that...
A local resident is seen with his cattle in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

South Africa to establish Agri-Parks amid worsening drought – Zuma

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One of the strategic objectives of the parks is to"bring under-utilized land (especially in communal areas) into full production within three years and expand...
Riek Machar and Kiir

South Sudan’s Machar on “private” visit in South Africa

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"The government has taken note of a media statement by the spokesperson of the newly appointed First Vice President of South Sudan Riek Machar...
Somalia

S. African government reiterates commitment to reconciliation process in Somalia

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South Africa calls on all groups and individuals who remain outside the political process to renounce violence, desist from cowardly acts of terrorism and...