South Africa: ANC's coalition overtures rejected, loses metros

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema. Photo© Herman Verwey/AP/SIPASouth Africa's ruling African National Congress' efforts to hang on to three major metros after a disappointing performance in recent local government elections suffered a major blow on Wednesday after a break-away party rebuffed coalition overtures.

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South Africa's SPARK Schools: Innovation lights a fire

Photos© All rights reservedIn the colourful corridors of the SPARK Bramley school in a Johannesburg suburb, a sky-blue poster reads: "Keep calm – I am going to university."

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South Africa's low-cost learning

Photos© All rights reserved The country is host to a growing number of private schools that are competing to deliver quality education and using innovative teaching and management techniques to attract more students out of the troubled state schooling sector

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Zimbabwe’s debt market to relaunch

Photos© All rights reserved Issuers, investors and regional bourses are excited by the news from Harare

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Day in the life: Home brew

Photos© Marc Shoul for TARAt House of Baobab in Johannesburg, Senegalese-born Talla Niang stirs up a melting-pot of tastes, sounds and arts to spread pride in African culture

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Behind the scenes with J'Something

Photos© All rights reservedJ’Something – João da Fonseca to his mum – was the sultry singer of the band Mi Casa. He now hosts a cooking show and has a TV production company

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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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Trend Hunter: Market's feed Jo'burg's foodies

Photo©1FOXFor years, specialist food markets have kept hipsters busy on Sunday mornings in Europe and the US, and the ritual is taking off in Johannesburg.

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UN warns foreign nationals over South African xenophobic violence

The United Nations refugee agency has urged foreign owned shop owners to shut their businesses until calm returns to South Africa's restive Soweto, on the outskirts of economic capital, Johannesburg.

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South Africa: Foreign nationals criticise government over xenophobic violence

Foreigners in South Africa on Monday criticised the government's response to xhenophobic attacks in the commercial capital of Johannesburg saying a political voice is needed to stop the mayhem.

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South Africa: Xenophobic violence kills two in Johannesburg

File photo©ReutersA leading South African trade union has called for tough action against perpetrators of xenophobic attacks in the country's commercial capital Johannesburg that have claimed two lives.

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Trendhunter: Burger bars for Jo'burgers

Courtesy photographBurger joints are going from strength to strength in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Kenyan bourse says to sell 31 pct of its shares in IPO

The Nairobi Securities Exchange said it will sell 31 percent of its own shareholding in the bourse after receiving regulatory approval, aiming to complete the sale during the second half of this year.

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Africa's 15 richest cities in 2030

Luanda, Angola's capital, will join Africa's club of urban economic giants, alongside Cape Town and Johannesburg. Photo©ReutersAfrican cities will in 2030 experience a higher growth rate than in other regions of the world, an Oxford Economics, in its top 15 African cities in 2030, report says.

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South Africa's Pioneer Foods slashing jobs in cost cut drive

File photo©ReutersSouth African food manufacturer Pioneer Foods is cutting jobs as part of a restructuring process to reduce costs in the face of constrained consumer spending, its chief executive said on Monday.

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Urbanisation: Johannesburg breaks with the past

␣ The gautrain connects johannesburg’s airport to the downtown area. Photo©AFPFaced with urban decay and lack of housing, Johannesburg plans to stitch communities closer together through mixed-use developments.

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Paul Shipokosa Mashatile, an anti-Zuma, power in the province

Paul Shipokosa Mashatile, ANC chair, Gauteng province/Photo©AFPGrowing up in Alexandra township in Johannesburg, Paul Mashatile began his political life the Congress of South African Students and then the ANC Youth League in the 1980s.

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Xenophobic violence hits South Africa

Two Zimbabweans were shot dead in South African on Sunday night by a Somalian as xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals outside Johannesburg escalated.

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Samsung launches its S4 in Africa

altThe Samsung African tour promised glitz, glamour and new technology and that is exactly what was delivered to the hundreds of people attending the launch of the much anticipated new Galaxy S4 in Johannesburg on Thursday night.

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South Africans are desperate for change - Mamphela Ramphele

Leader of Agang, Mamphela RampheleA leader of South Africa's newest political entity says citizens are desperate for change amid corruption and patronage, but they are not comfortable raising such concerns.

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