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Ed Stoddard

South Africa rhino poaching drops sharply but hundreds still being killed

8:06am EDT

JOHANNESBURG Over 500 rhinos were poached for their horns in South Africa in the first eight months of 2018, a 26 percent fall from 691 in the same period last year, the Department of Environmental Affairs said on Friday.

South African sea snails under threat from surge in poaching - report

Sep 18 2018

JOHANNESBURG Poverty and crime in South Africa are driving a surge in the illegal harvesting off its shores of the abalone, a large sea snail coveted as a delicacy in some parts of Asia, a report said on Tuesday.

Taking the land: ANC grasps South Africa's most emotive issue

Aug 24 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is forging ahead with its plans to change the constitution to allow the expropriation of land without compensation.

Nike stores closed in South Africa amid outcry over racist web post

Aug 22 2018

JOHANNESBURG Some Nike stores were closed in South Africa on Wednesday after public outcry over a racist comment by a man that local media said had links to the sportswear company.

UPDATE 2-Profit drops, mining deaths spike at South Africa's Harmony Gold

Aug 21 2018

* Earnings fall, hit by impairments (Updates with CEO comments on safety)

Tribal chiefs face reckoning over rights to South Africa's rural homelands

Aug 07 2018

MORULENG, South Africa A hardscrabble patch of South Africa disputed between black farmers and tribal leaders working with platinum mining interests is legal ground zero in a battle to loosen the chiefs' grip on communal lands.

South Africa's Eskom closes in on wage deal with unions

Aug 03 2018

JOHANNESBURG South African state-run power utility Eskom closed in on a wage deal with trade unions on Friday, as two large unions sought a mandate from their members to agree to Eskom's latest salary offer after weeks of fraught negotiations.

South African platinum producer Implats to slash 13,400 jobs as costs bite

Aug 02 2018

JOHANNESBURG Miner Impala Platinum will slash about a third of its workforce over two years in one of the biggest rounds of job cuts by one mining company in living memory in South Africa as the platinum industry faces a day of reckoning.

Exclusive: Impala Platinum to announce job cuts; close some South African shafts - sources

Aug 01 2018

LONDON/JOHANNESBURG Impala Platinum (Implats) plans to cut jobs and close some of its shafts in South Africa as part of a restructuring process to make its struggling mines profitable, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

Taking the land: ANC grasps South Africa's most emotive issue

Aug 01 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is forging ahead with plans to change the constitution to allow the expropriation of land without compensation. | Video

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