STRYDENBURG/GROBLERSHOOP, South Africa A severe drought is threatening South Africa's wildlife industry, with game farmers keeping fewer animals and tourists visiting game lodges in smaller numbers. | Video
JOHANNESBURG When South Africa suffered unprecedented power cuts this week as flooding slashed thousands of megawatts off an overstretched grid, dry cleaner and shoe repairer Eva Ntleve had to stop work.
* Problems at power utility Eskom threaten economy
(Recasts with business in Alexandra township)
JOHANNESBURG, Dec 11 When South Africa suffered
unprecedented power cuts this week as flooding slashed thousands
of megawatts off an overstretched grid, bakery owner Maike
Vandereydt-Speer was unable to brew coffee, toast sandwiches or
even switch on the lights.
JOHANNESBURG South Africa was hit by power cuts on Wednesday after a number of Eskom generating units broke down, highlighting the challenge facing President Cyril Ramaphosa in rescuing the state power firm.
JOHANNESBURG, Sept 20 South Africa's Association
of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Friday
re-elected as its president Joseph Mathunjwa, known for his
uncompromising stance in bruising strikes on the platinum belt.
JOHANNESBURG South African police arrested more than 80 people and confirmed five deaths as riots in Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria intensified on Tuesday, spreading to surrounding townships with roving groups attacking mainly foreign-owned shops.
PRETORIA South Africa published its draft National Health Insurance (NHI) bill on Thursday, with one senior official estimating universal healthcare for millions of poorer citizens would cost about 256 billion rand ($16.89 billion) to implement by 2022.
* Reversing falling customer numbers key to strategy,
JOHANNESBURG South Africans were offered low-fee, digital accounts by two "traditional" banks this week in a sign of how competition from a new breed of cheaper, online-only rivals is driving change in the $30 billion market.