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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at AfCFTA in Kigali, Rwanda, March 20-21, 2018

South African president calls for unity in diversity as nation celebrates heritage day

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The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday called on South Africans of different races, colors, and tribes to coexist peacefully in their...
Hundreds of demonstrators hold a rally and march to protest against police brutality and the death of Freddie Gray, in front of the City Hall of Baltimore, Maryland, the United States, April 25, 2015. Protests continued for days in Baltimore against the overuse of police force surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, in local police van. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

South African demonstrators march to Nigerian embassy over crime concern

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Group of demonstrators under the banner "Put South Africa First" on Wednesday marched to the Nigerian Embassy in Pretoria to voice their concerns...
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South African president speaks out for BLM movement

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday spoke out for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, calling on the United Nations to work...
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South African mining sector calls for improvement in competitiveness

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The Minerals Council of South Africa on Friday called for the country to improve its competitiveness, address red tape in government and implement...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

BRICS stands for rules based on multilateralism: South African official

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BRICS stands for rules based on multilateralism and governance, South Africa's International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor said here on Wednesday. ...
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South African president voices concern over impact of COVID-19 on media sector

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday voiced concern over the heavy losses inflicted on South Africa's media by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is...
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South African opposition party members prevent health retailer from operating

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Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) staged protests at health and beauty retailer Clicks stores across South Africa on Monday, preventing nearly 40...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

South African president promises not to let women down amid rising gender-based violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday promised not to let women down as gender-based violence claimed more lives of women in the country. ...
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South African government suspends senior officials after AG audit

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South African Employment and Labor Minister Thulas Nxesi on Wednesday said Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) commissioner Teboho Maruping, along with senior management of the...
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South Africa launches initiative to help facilitate exports

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The South African government on Monday launched an mechanism to help remove barriers for enterprises other countries. The Department of...
In observance of International Women’s Day, participants march from the centre of Monrovia to the Temple of Justice, home of the Liberian Supreme Court, where they staged a peaceful sit-in protest against gender-based violence. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein

South African police working hard to curb violence against women – minister

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With more than 21,000 cases of gender-based violence reported over the past four months, South African Police Minister Bheki Cele said Monday that the...
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Reopening of economy to boost tourism – South African government

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With South Africa's economic growth expected to shrink by more than 8 percent in 2020, the Cabinet on Thursday said the further reopening of...
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South African president mobilizes society to curb gender-based violence

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Amid a surge in gender-based violence, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday tried to mobilize the whole society to curb the scourge. "The...
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South African experts urge president to send corrupt officials to prison

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As South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa conceded the ruling party was "deeply implicated in corruption" and promised to dismantle...
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South African president reprimands finance minister for interfering in Zambia’s internal affairs

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has "strongly reprimanded" Finance Minister Tito Mboweni for criticising the removal of Zambia's Central Bank Governor Denny Kalyalya, the Presidency said...
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South African president warns against corrupt officials taking advantage of COVID-19

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President Cyril Ramaphosa warned on Monday that corrupt officials taking advantage of the COVID-19 for personal profits will be dealt with "decisively and harshly." In...
The policemen arrest violators at a construction site in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 3, 2020. A consistently high number of people have been arrested for violating lockdown regulations over COVID-19 in South Africa, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Friday. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)

South African government remains concerned over farm attacks

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The South African government remains concerned over attacks on farms, Minister of Police Bheki Cele said on Friday amid a surge in farm attacks...
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Accra Skytrain project remains on course

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The Ministry of Railways Development and its South African counterparts, remain strongly committed to the Accra Sky Train Project. Contrary to media reports suggesting that...
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South African president extends troop deployment to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to extend troop deployment across the country to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the parliament said on...
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 African competition commission submits new charge sheet against 28 banks

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South Africa's Competition Commission has submitted a new charge sheet to Competition Tribunal against 28 banks, accusing them of manipulating trading in the rand-dollar...
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 African government unveils guidelines for religious gatherings amid pandemic

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The South African government on Friday unveiled guidelines for religious gatherings after the country eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. After wide consultations with the religious sector,...
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Officials call on Africa continent to support A strategy to fight against COVID-19

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Officials on Thursday called on the Africa continent to follow the strategy and guidance from the African Union(AU)and other professional organizations to fight against...
Workers at Phoenix Metals Ltd push bags of minerals after weighing them at the plant yesterday. (John Mbanda)

South African mineral sector implementing programs to tackle COVID-19

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The Minerals Council of South Africa on Wednesday said the industry has adjusted their programs to prevent COVID-19 infection while growing the economy. ...
Chinese Consul General in Cape Town Lin Jing (R), hands over the donation list to Cape Town Executive Mayor Dan Plato, at the Chinese Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa, April 17, 2020. Chinese corporation named Longyuan Mulilo Wind Projects and the local Chinese community on Friday donated cash, food parcels, surgical masks and other medical supplies worth about 1.2 million rand (about 64,000 U.S. dollars) to the residents of the coronavirus-stricken Cape Flats, who rely on food parcels from the city due to an ongoing nationwide lockdown. (Xinhua/Westly Fester)

South African communities receive medical supplies from China amid pandemic

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South Africa's Western Cape on Tuesday received badly-needed medical supplies from China amid the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the province, the epicenter of...
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South African welcomes Cuban medical specialists deployed to curb COVID-19

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday welcomed 217 Cuban medical professionals who have been deployed to the country to combat the spread of...
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South African president announces 500 billion rand COVID-19 plan

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday night revealed that 500 billion rand (26.3 billion U.S. dollars) would be devoted to relief and economic...
Workers at Phoenix Metals Ltd push bags of minerals after weighing them at the plant yesterday. (John Mbanda)

South African minerals production negatively affected by lockdown

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The Minerals Council of South Africa said if mining operations were to resume after 21-day lockdown, annual production would be 5 percent lower than...
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South African Reserve Bank predicts GDP to contract by 6.1 percent

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The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) on Tuesday said they expect the country's gross domestic product (GDP) to contract by 6.1 percent owing to...

COVID-19 pandemic hits South African prison

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The COVID-19 pandemic has gripped a South African prison, infecting 23 officials and three inmates, authorities said on Sunday. More cases are...
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South Africa mining sector to continue operating amid COVID-19

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The South African mining sector will not close in the wake of the COVID-19 infection as it is the mainstay of the country and...