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Growth: Jobs, jobs and more jobs

Photos© Gwenn Dubourthoumieu for JAWithin 35 years Africa will have the world's biggest workforce – finding jobs for them is the top priority for governments throughout the continent as economic conditions get tougher

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South Africa's Zuma says urgent intervention needed to save mining sector

Consistently low commodity prices and the risk of job losses have forced the government to call an urgent meeting with labour and business leaders in South Africa's mining sector, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

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Moe Shaik: We need a more reality-based approach

Photos© Lulama Zenzile/Foto24/Gallo Images/GettyThe spy chief turned bank chief is bullish about the development bank's impact in the region, but says risk mitigation must inform large multi-country projects

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Union backs South Africa's power utility despite drop in profits

Eskom’s acting chief executive officer Brian Molefe said the utility was confident of a quick turnaroundA leading South African trade union has voiced its support for the country's struggling power utility, Eskom, whose profits fell by half saying the new executive will create stability.

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South Africa revises tough visa regulations

File photo©ReutersSouth Africa is reviewing its new stringent visa regulations after complaints that they had crippled the tourism sector, President Jacob Zuma has said.

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"Pay Back the Money" continues to haunt South African leader

An unapologetic President Jacob Zuma declined to entertain questions on money spent on developments on his private home, defiantly telling South Africa's parliament that he had already answered the question.

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South African govt in bid to save jobs in mining sector

Mining minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said he hoped to be able to lift Glencore’s suspension if the company met government directives. Photo©ScreenShotSouth Africa's mining ministry held talks with companies and unions over planned job cuts on Wednesday, as President Jacob Zuma's government frets over high unemployment ahead of key elections next year.

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South Africa's opposition leader, Maimane renews Zuma impeachment plans

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, has asked parliament to debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob ZumaSouth Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has asked parliament to debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, accusing him of flouting the constitution by allowing Sudanese leader, Omar al Bashir to leave the country despite a court order barring his exit.

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South Africa: Thuli Madonsela Fights back on Nkandla

Zuma's homestead, Nkandla. Photo©ReutersAfter weeks of public attacks from ANC politicians, South Africa's Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela has broken her silence, saying she is disappointed and surprised that Parliament refused to ask her to explain or consult her on the report on President Jacob Zuma's private homestead, Nkandla.

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Opposition launches fresh call for Zuma homestead upgrades refund

Photo©ReutersSouth African opposition, the Democratic Alliance, say they want a report by the police minister looking into President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead's upgrades be declared null and void and still demand that Zuma pay back some of the money spent.

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Zuma's private homestead, Nkandla: The controversy continues

Photo©ReutersSix years after it was constructed at a cost of millions of rand to the taxpayers, President Jacob Zuma's private homestead Nkandla in Kwazulu-Natal continues to raise the ire of opposition political parties with more damning evidence emerging showing that the president personally gave instructions for some of the upgrades in 2009.

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Support for anti-corruption march in South Africa grows

Photo©ReutersSouth Africans fed up with the growing corruption in the country are planning simultaneous marches in two major cities next month.

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South Africa's president Zuma calms down under siege judiciary

South African President Jacob Zuma has maintained that his government respects the independence of the judiciary amid concerns over a spate of public attacks of judges by his administration.

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Justice must cut both ways

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir.Photo©ReutersThe fate of Darfur highlights the short attention span that has stymied the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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South Africa's contradictions hurt foreign policy

Blame it on the boogie: Zuma doesn’t let diplomatic headaches spoil the party. Photo©Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/GettyZuma's flip-flop on the arrest of Sudan's President Bashir cast a cloud over an AU summit that was supposed to help resolve recent diplomatic conflicts.

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SADC leaders meet in Pretoria to discuss crisis in Lesotho

Zuma has condemned the killing of MahaoSeveral Southern African Development Community (SADC) heads of state arrived in South Africa on Friday to discuss the on-going political crisis in neighbouring Lesotho.

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South Africa's vice president absolved in massacre probe

Farlam Commission report on the violence absolved his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa of culpability in the deaths. Photo©Reuters A South African commission set up to investigate the worst post-apartheid killing of protesting mine workers three years ago, has recommended that prosecutors should probe the massacre.

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South African court orders Sudanese leader not to leave

Omar al-Bashir, president of SudanA South African court on Sunday ordered Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to remain in the country pending a ruling in a case where a group wants Pretoria to enforce an International Criminal Court (ICC) warrant arrest against him.

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Hollow promises to stop South Africa's xenophobic violence

Emmanuel Sithole's dead body, skull cracked open on the streets of Alexandra township in Johannesburg, has become the most striking visual reference for the latest explosion of xenophobic violence in South Africa.

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What can Nigeria's Buhari do for Africa?

From left to right: Rotimi Amaechi, Kayode Fayemi, Nasir el-Rufai. Photos©Kalpesh Lathigra for TAR; All Rights ReservedThe new government will be focused on fighting fires at home, but it will also concentrate on playing a much stronger role in stabilising West Africa.

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