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.
* Headache for Ramaphosa before May election
(Updates after power cuts escalate)
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.
* Finance Minister says FX volatility must be avoided
(Recasts with central bank directive)
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
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.
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.
* Minister says new generation capacity needed
(Adds more Radebe comments, unions)
* President trying to appease critics before election
(Adds detail, quotes, context)
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.