Ed Stoddard

Uganda expects first oil production in 2021, refinery by 2023

Nov 08 2018

CAPE TOWN, Nov 8 Uganda expects to start producing oil in 2021, a year later than initially planned, and its refinery should be up and running by 2023, its oil minister said on Thursday.

Tullow sees first Kenyan crude shipments in first half 2019

Nov 06 2018

CAPE TOWN, Nov 6 Africa-focused Tullow Oil expects the first crude shipments from its Kenyan oilfields in the first half of 2019 and is pricing the product for the market, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

Public hearings show support for land expropriation: South Africa parliament

Nov 02 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africans overwhelmingly support changing the constitution to allow land to be expropriated without compensation, parliament said on Thursday, announcing the findings of a draft report that followed public hearings on the issue. | Video

White farmer's role highlights South Africa's land reform challenge

Nov 01 2018

EDENVILLE, South Africa Earlier this year, Nick Serfontein wrote an open letter to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa asking him to take the views of white farmers on board as the government considers expropriating land without compensation to reduce rural poverty.

South African home affairs minister says he was blackmailed over sex video

Oct 28 2018

JOHANNESBURG South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Sunday he had faced blackmail threats over a private sex video that was leaked after his phone was hacked when he was finance minister.

South Africa's Gordhan says anti-graft efforts face 'dangerous fightback'

Oct 28 2018

JOHANNESBURG South African Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Sunday that efforts to clean up corruption in state-owned companies (SOCs) faced "dangerous" resistance which threatened the country's sovereignty.

South Africa raises $55 billion so far in investment pledges

Oct 26 2018

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared himself in economic "repair mode" at a major investment conference on Friday as the country raised a total of $55 billion from investors to help haul itself out of recession.

South Africa's top court ruling curtails power of chiefs to cut mining deals

Oct 25 2018

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's top court ruled on Thursday that a platinum miner that has a deal with a tribal chief could not evict a group of black farmers, in a decision that could curtail the power of traditional leaders whose deals often disadvantage poor blacks.

South African riots over poor services, poverty hit record in 2018

Oct 17 2018

JOHANNESBURG Riots in South Africa linked to public anger over poor government services and poverty have hit a record high in 2018, data showed on Wednesday, a sign one analyst said the ruling African National Congress should not ignore ahead of elections next year.

Pik Botha, global face of South Africa's apartheid state, dies at 86

Oct 12 2018

JOHANNESBURG Pik Botha, who became the global face of South Africa's reviled apartheid government as Pretoria's minister of foreign affairs, has died aged 86 after a lengthy illness, the eNCA news network reported on Friday, citing his son.

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