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Zuma-era officials feature on South Africa's ANC election list

Mar 15 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has included two prominent politicians linked to corruption under former President Jacob Zuma in its list of candidates for parliament ahead of an election in May.

UPDATE 2-South Africa steps up power cuts after fault at new mega plant

Mar 14 2019

* Headache for Ramaphosa before May election (Updates after power cuts escalate)

South Africa's Eskom may need more bailouts despite tariff hikes

Mar 07 2019

PRETORIA South Africa's struggling state power firm Eskom may need more bailouts from government to survive, after the country's energy regulator on Thursday granted it smaller tariff hikes than the utility had wanted.

UPDATE 1-Zimbabwe limits dollar sales to foreign payments only

Feb 26 2019

* Finance Minister says FX volatility must be avoided (Recasts with central bank directive)

Zimbabwe promises fiscal discipline as it launches new currency

Feb 25 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's new currency will be backed up with fiscal discipline, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said on Monday, adding that the government would allow the RTGS dollar to fluctuate but would manage excessive volatility. | Video

Zimbabwe struggles to convince doubters as it launches new currency

Feb 25 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's government has a trust problem as it introduces a discounted currency in a bid to reverse chronic cash shortages that left people struggling to get hold of basic goods.

South Africa needs to invest to rebuild confidence in power sector: minister

Feb 19 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa needs to invest more to rebuild confidence in its ability to supply power, its energy minister said on Tuesday, after its state-run power firm was forced to implement some of the worst blackouts in years.

UPDATE 2-South Africa needs to invest to rebuild confidence in power sector - minister

Feb 19 2019

* Minister says new generation capacity needed (Adds more Radebe comments, unions)

UPDATE 1-S.Africa seeks to reopen costly renewables deals to help Eskom

Feb 17 2019

* President trying to appease critics before election (Adds detail, quotes, context)

RPT-EXPLAINER-How can South Africa's state power firm turn the lights back on?

Feb 14 2019

JOHANNESBURG, Feb 13 Struggling state-run power firm Eskom subjected South Africa to the worst power cuts in several years this week, after a decade of missteps when electricity sales stagnated and costs soared.

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