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By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jan 28th, 2014
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The African National Congress (ANC) is expected to confirm today that President Jacob Zuma will be its candidate for president in this year’s elections when it releases its national list. The party has been meeting over the last few days to determine who will represent it in parliament and the ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Business
Feb 13th, 2012
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South Africa’s rand firmed against the dollar on Monday, with further gains seen as calm returned to the market after nervous selling on Friday caused in part by a cryptic announcement from the central bank that spooked traders. Friday’s statement said President Jacob Zuma would announce ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 9th, 2012
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PRETORIA, South-Africa, January 9, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today in Pretoria: “It is a great pleasure to be in South Africa for my first visit as Managing Director of...
By benim
In Daylight Africa
Aug 15th, 2011
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As far as bailouts go, it is small potatoes, but South Africa’s US$375 million rescue package for the tiny kingdom of Swaziland has caused a storm of protest as it props up the playboy despot who runs the country. Swaziland, the landlocked country on South Africa’s eastern border, is rule...
By benim
In News
Aug 5th, 2011
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South Africa defended on Thursday its loan to cash-strapped Swaziland against critics who saw the bail-out of the country’s absolute monarch as symbolic of Pretoria’s reluctance to push political reforms on the continent. Critics say the ruling African National Congress, which was helped ...
By benim
In Business
May 22nd, 2011
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Australia and South Africa on Sunday jointly called for an end to the International Monetary Fund’s top job being allocated on the basis of nationality, saying it undermined the group’s legitimacy. The IMF is seeking a new managing director after the resignation of France’s Dominiqu...
By benim
In Economy
Oct 18th, 2010
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—In the volatile global currency market, the rand has soared to a 33-month high against the dollar, complicating South Africa’s efforts to tackle crippling levels of unemployment and poverty. The rand has gained about one third on the US unit since the beginning of las...