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Miners welcome S.Africa’s plans to open up power generation

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s announcement that it will open up electricity generation to other players, effectively breaking Eskom’s monopoly, has been welcomed by many, especially the mining industry, a key sector in Africa’s most industrialised economy. President Cyril Ramaphosa in his annual state of the nation …

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Arrest warrant issued for S.Africa’s Zuma, suspended until May

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A South African court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for embattled former president Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear for a pre-trial hearing over corruption charges he faces related to a 1990s arms deal. But execution of the warrant will be deferred until May 6 when the …

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S.Africa’s Zuma files last-minute appeal at corruption trial

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s embattled former president Jacob Zuma will appeal a court ruling that he stand trial on corruption charges, his lawyer said Tuesday, in a last-minute move delaying a case over bribery allegations dating back to a 1990s arms deal. The trial would have been …

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South Africa ex-president Zuma faces court on corruption charges

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s embattled former president Jacob Zuma is expected in court on corruption charges on Tuesday, in what would be the first time he faces trial for graft despite multiple accusations. Zuma stands accused of taking kickbacks before he became president from a 51-billion-rand ($3.4-billion) …

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S.Africa’s Ramaphosa misled parliament: ethics watchdog

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s ethics watchdog on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa misled parliament last year over a 500,000 rand ($36,000) donation to his campaign fund from a company facing extensive corruption allegations. The country’s ombudswoman Busisiwe Mkhwebane, said her investigations had shown that the president gave …

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S.Africa’s Zuma bats away graft inquiry questions

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Former South African president Jacob Zuma on Tuesday rebuffed all accusations of wrongdoing on his second day of testimony at an inquiry into corruption under his rule. Zuma said he and his family had received death threats after his first day at the judicial inquiry being held in Johannesburg. …

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S.African president admits economy ‘extremely weak’

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday described the country’s economic outlook as “extremely weak” as he vowed to speed up emergency funding for the debt-laden Eskom state power supplier. Ramaphosa delivered a downbeat economic assessment in his first state-of-the-nation address since the ruling …

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S.Africa’s ANC gears up for election under new leader

  Durban, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s ruling ANC party launches its election campaign on Saturday ahead of polls in May that it is tipped to win despite recently falling support, internal divisions and a sluggish economy. The African National Congress, which has ruled since the end of apartheid 25 years ago, suffered …

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S.Africa’s ANC starts vote for new leader

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s ruling ANC party began voting in the early hours of Monday to choose their next leader after repeated delays to a ballot seen as a key moment in the country’s post-apartheid history. “Voting will go ahead now,” the party said in a …

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