South Africa

Veteran investor on South Africa’s fight against corruption

Mark Mobius, a veteran emerging-markets investor and co-founder of Mobius Capital Partners, said South Africa’s attempts to tackle corruption that’s stalled its economy for almost a decade are encouraging. About R500 billion ($31 billion) was stolen..

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The bank branches where you can get your Smart ID or passport in South Africa

Many of South Africa’s popular banks plan to extend the number of branches where customers can get their smart ID cards or passports, and avoid the chaotic Home Affairs process. Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in a parliamentary meeting last year, th..

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South Africa can forget about economic growth until municipalities change

Many municipalities are failing to meet the basic needs of their constituents, including providing adequate access to water, sanitation, housing, and electricity, says Londa Nxumalo, portfolio manager at Allan Gray. Consequently, faith in the system..

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‘All under arrest’: Police smash an international smuggling ring

Police have smashed a group believed to have smuggled tens of thousands of Syrians with two of them found suffocated in a van last year, Austria’s interior ministry announced on Thursday. A total of 205 people suspected to be linked to the group hav..

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Former Prime Minister and his family banned from leaving the country

A Sri Lankan court on Thursday banned former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, his politician son Namal and 15 allies from leaving the country over violence against anti-government demonstrators. The magistrate in capital Colombo ordered police to i..

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Roads to AVOID as NUMSA march takes place in Pretoria CBD

Pretoria motorists have been cautioned to avoid certain roads around the CBD on Friday due to a march by the National Union of Metal workers of South Africa (NUMSA). WHY NUMSA MEMBERS ARE MARCHING NUMSA members from all three agencies responsible f..

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Mkhwebane will be allowed to cross-examine witnesses in inquiry into competence

CAPE TOWN - The committee conducting the enquiry into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's competence has released documents related to its investigation. The section 194 committee on Thursday said it wanted to alert all interested parties to t..

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‘If I go to prison, so be it’: Alex business owners vow to retaliate

CAPE TOWN - Store owners whose shops where gutted by a fire at the Pan African Mall in Alexandra have vowed to retaliate. Six stores were razed to the ground following a fire on Wednesday. The cause of the blaze is still not known, and no injuries w..

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Eskom warns system under strain as residents vent frustration over load shedding

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg residents have vented their frustrations over ongoing power cuts across South Africa. Eskom announced a fourth consecutive day of stage two load shedding from 5 pm until 10 pm on Thursday. READ: How to check your load shed..

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Ingonyama Trust Board fails to table ‘deficit’ budget

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Showdown over copyright laws in South Africa

An advocacy group for the visually impaired, Blind SA, will this week head to the Constitutional Court seeking a confirmation order that South Africa’s Copyright Act is unconstitutional. The Gauteng High Court declared the Copyright Act unconstituti..

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Government using Covid-19 as a jump pad for the NHI: minister

Health minister Joe Phaahla says that his department has budgeted R1.5 billion for National Health Insurance infrastructure projects in the coming year, as the government doubles down on its commitment to the universal healthcare scheme, despite nume..

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