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South Africa eager to foster ties with Morocco, Zuma says

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma said his country is eager to foster ties with Morocco and to give substance to the promising future awaiting bilateral relations. Zuma’s remarks came in an interview with South African news outlet “News 24″ following the meeting he held with King Mohammed VI in Abidjan last week on the […]

South Africa: Jacob Zuma calls for urgent measures to boost economy

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Monday, called on the country’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to identify concrete measures to urgently address the economic challenges of the southern African nation, the presidency said in a statement. The move comes three days after S&P Global Ratings downgraded local currency debt to sub-investment grade. Moody’s has also […]

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Angola, South Africa supress entry visa for their respective nationals

South Africa and Angola have concluded a visa exemption agreement under which ordinary passport holders are not required to obtain a visitor’s visa for visits shorter than 30 days. The move comes a day after Angolan president Joao Lourenco arrived in South Africa for a two-day state visit aimed at strengthen cooperation between the two […]

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South Africa expects investments from BRICS countries

South Africa’s energy minister David Mahlobo on Tuesday told parliament that the government is looking to its BRICS partners to help build a new 400,000 barrel per day refinery in the southern African nation. South Africa is at a tipping point regarding its refining capabilities, the minister said. The cost of the new refinery was […]

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Israel: South Africans stand with Palestinians to reject Balfour Declaration

Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF) and hundreds of South Africans grouped in front of the Israeli embassy in Johannesburg to denounce the Balfour Declaration which 100 years ago paved the way to the creation of Israel in 1948. The protesters, dressed in red T-shirts, chanted “Away with apartheid Israel, away” […]

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Uganda eyes up to $20 bln oil sector investment by 2020

Uganda’s petroleum authority on Tuesday said it expect investments of $15 billion to $20 billion in its oil industry in the next three to four years. Ernest Rubondo, executive director of Uganda’s petroleum authority made the statement during a conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The discovery of large oil reserves in Uganda led to […]

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa expected in Lesotho for post-elections national dialogue

South African vice-president Ramaphosa is expected in Lesotho for post-elections national dialogue. According to Ramaphosa’s office, the vice-president will travel to the kingdom to facilitate two-day dialogue to be held under the auspices of the Lesotho Council of NGOs (LCN). Opposition party representatives, parties in government, heads of churches, the College of Chiefs, civil society […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa to record slow growth – WB’s Africa Pulse report

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy is growing more slowly this year than expected, the World Bank said on Wednesday. According to the Bretton Wood institution’s Africa Pulse report, the slow growth of the region is largely due to weak investment and productivity. The Bank said the downgrade to 2017 projections was due to various conditions, including the […]

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Mugabe thanks South Africa for provident jobs to Zimbabweans

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday tanked the South African government for giving Zimbabwean nationals employment opportunities. Mugabe who was in official visit in South Africa, said many of Zimbabwe nationals in the country have found incomes through employment. Mugabe acknowledged that some Zimbabweans were in South Africa illegally, and others did bad things. President […]

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Africa has imported $ 65.8 billion food in 2016 – Report

The African continent spent about $ 65.8 billion on food imports in 2016, a report released by Trade Law Center for Southern Africa (TRALAC) said. According to the report, trade data over the review period 2012-2016 reveal that on average Africa’s food trade deficit was around US$30 billion annually. It noted that from a high […]

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