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Power cuts return to South Africa

  Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s electricity utility Eskom at the weekend resumed power outages, citing a “vulnerable” generating system, just weeks after implementing the severest rationing in recent times. The debt-laden company which generates around 95 percent of the country’s electricity, on Sunday said the cuts …

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South Africa’s power blackouts intensify

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s debt-laden state power company Eskom on Monday announced it was implementing a more intense electricity rationing schedule, five days after continued rolling power cuts have plunged businesses, schools and homes into darkness. The power cuts, known as “load shedding” are implemented to …

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South African regulator orders data costs be reduced

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s competition regulatory authority on Monday revealed that mobile operators have been overcharging for internet connectivity, ordering top operators to drop prices within two months or face prosecution. The high cost of data has in the past stirred public outrage prompting protests under …

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Branson apologises to S.Africa for racially exclusionary tweet

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  British billionaire and Virgin founder Richard Branson apologised on Tuesday for posting a picture on Twitter he admitted “clearly lacked diversity” as he launched his new entrepreneurship development centre in South Africa. On Monday he tweeted a picture of himself and eight others captioned …

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S.Africa court rules ex-leader Zuma must face corruption trial

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | AFP |   South Africa’s scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, a court ruled Friday, in one of multiple alleged graft cases over his long political career. The court dismissed Zuma’s bid for a permanent stay of …

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