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Sasol Suspends Drilling as Cyclone Dineo Hits Mozambique

South African petrochemical group Sasol Ltd workers temporarily put down tools in Mozambique due to tropical storm Dineo, the company’s spokesman said on Wednesday. Dineo is expected to develop into a category 1 cyclone and hit the southern coast of Mozambique later in the day, Reuters reports. “This is still a formidable storm system which […]

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South Africa: Violent brawl erupts as ‘scoundrel’ Zuma addresses MPs

South African Police and security forces on Thursday, fired teargas to drag opposition lawmakers out of the parliament after the group denounced President Jacob Zuma as a ‘scoundrel’ and started a brawl in the chamber. President Zuma was to present the State of the Nation address. Tensions had been rising ahead of the session as […]

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South Africa: National Minimum Wage to Increase by 20% from 2018

South Africa will introduce a national minimum wage of $261 per month in 2018, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. The move comes after months of negotiations between the government and labor unions in the Southern African nation. “The balance we have sought to strike is that it must not be too low, so […]

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South Africa: Mineworkers to Down Tools over Wage Dispute

South Africa’s powerful National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Wednesday announced that coal miners would down tools in the “coming weeks” over the structure of industry wage talks. The union is opposed to the coal companies’ intention to negotiate wages on an individual basis, rather than collectively under the Chamber of Mines, an employer industry […]

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African Leaders Okay Mass Withdrawal from ICC

African leaders have adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. Desire Assogbavi, head of Oxfam International’s AU liaison office, confirmed the adoption of the strategy to Associated Press. A source close to the continental body’s legal council also confirmed it, saying countries had been divided on whether to call […]

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Internet Penetration: Seychelles, Morocco Top African Rankings

The Seychelles, Morocco and South Africa have the best internet connection in Africa with better access, according to statistics in real time published by Internet live status on Sunday. The statistics revealed that these three countries have more than half of their population connected to the internet. They are closely followed by Tunisia, Nigeria and […]

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AngloGold Ashanti to cut over 800 jobs in South Africa

Africa’s biggest gold producer AngloGold Ashanti, which employs about 25,000 people in South Africa, is in talks with unions to lay off more than 800 workers, Reuters reported on Friday. The move comes after years of decline in output in the country due to regulatory issues. According to a letter dated January 17 signed by […]

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Kenya: New Car Sales Plunge 30 % in 2016

The Kenya Motor Industry Association on Wednesday said the number of new vehicles sold in Kenya dropped by 30.6 percent last year mainly due to the higher duties imposed on motor vehicles at the start of 2016. The taxes were removed in July, after much lobbying by the motor industry, leading to an improvement in […]

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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir Undergoes Heart Surgery

Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir has undergone a minor heart surgery at a local hospital in the capital, Khartoum, the presidency said in a statement published by the state news agency SUNA. ‘‘The Presidency confirmed that (Al Bashir) has undergone an exploratory cardiac catheterization at Royal Care hospital yesterday and the results were reassuring,” SUNA said. […]

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South Africa: Price Hike at Gas Stations as of Next week

The energy department of South Africa on Friday said all grades of petrol will increase next Wednesday in the Southern African nation. The retail price of petrol will rise by 4 percent from Jan. 4, while the price of wholesale diesel will increase by 3.5 percent, the statement said. The price of 93 octane petrol […]

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