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South Africa's newly-elected Ramaphosa promises to work for all

May 22 2019

CAPE TOWN South African lawmakers elected Cyril Ramaphosa president on Wednesday, and he promised to create jobs and work for the interests of all citizens, not just members of the majority African National Congress (ANC).

South Africa's ANC seen winning election but support faltering

May 08 2019

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN South Africans voting in a national election on Wednesday expressed frustration at rampant corruption, high unemployment and racial inequalities that persist 25 years after the first all-races poll marked the end of white minority rule. | Video

South Africa's Ramaphosa faces obstacles to reform

May 06 2019

JOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africa’s ruling party this week, the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanise Africa's most developed economy, say analysts and some party insiders.

South African logistics firm recommends review of bulk liquid terminal tender

May 03 2019

CAPE TOWN, May 3 South Africa's state-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will recommend to its board that a tender to build and operate a bulk liquid terminal in Durban be reviewed and possibly cancelled, a senior official said.

South Africa to get almost $1 billion in loans from BRICS bank

Apr 01 2019

CAPE TOWN A development bank set up by the BRICS group of emerging economies has approved around $790 million of loans for three projects in South Africa, the bank's president said on Monday, with over half that amount going to power company Eskom.

UPDATE 2-South Africa to get almost $1 bln in loans from BRICS bank

Apr 01 2019

CAPE TOWN, April 1 A development bank set up by the BRICS group of emerging economies has approved around $790 million of loans for three projects in South Africa, the bank's president said on Monday, with over half that amount going to power company Eskom.

Foreign buyers flock to Cape Town's booming art scene

Mar 20 2019

CAPE TOWN Collectors from America and Europe are scouring Cape Town's booming art scene in search of deals as diverse as an expressive oil painting by South Africa's Irma Stern or a sculpture assembled from bottle caps by Ghana's El Anatsui. | Video

UPDATE 2-Ex-CEO, seven others responsible for Steinhoff fraud, new CEO tells lawmakers

Mar 19 2019

* NPA to fast-track investigation after getting PwC report (Adds police, lawmaker and CEO comment)

Expats fear expulsion as South Africa moves to tighten job terms

Feb 27 2019

CAPE TOWN, Feb 27 Foreign workers in South Africa with expertise deemed vital to the economy are worried that authorities will reduce the number of critical skills eligible for work permits, a move they say could force some of them out of the country as early as April.

From fishing village to gastronomic heaven: tables turn for Wolfgat

Feb 25 2019

PATERNOSTER, South Africa In a small fishing village on South Africa’s rugged west coast, restaurateur Kobus van der Merwe is struggling to process his meteoric rise to gastronomic stardom. | Video

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