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Mon,25May2015

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Economically, South Africa is apartheid without the guilt

Image copyright zebedee helmSouth Africa has race issues. I know that’s kind of obvious, like telling you the Middle East has religious conflict or that Jeremy Clarkson’s a bigot. I’m not saying our Facebook feeds give us quotas – ‘You have reached your limit of white friends, please try the Indians.’ Our problem is more endemic.

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South Africa's second-biggest grocer talks about their strategy

Photo@ReuterssupermarketDutch retail partnership Spar sees big opportunities to expand in markets where other Western chains fear to tread, exploiting a model of sharing global best practice among independent businesses trading from Angola to India and Ukraine.

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Trevor Noah: From stand-up to stardom

Photo copyright Byron Keulemans/AFPThe South African comedian has landed the plum job in American satirical TV, replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. The US presidential contenders better watch out for his sharp Soweto-honed wit.

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SA's Aspen Pharmacare sells off businesses to Indian drugmaker, Strides

photo@ReuterspharmacySouth Africa's Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd is selling off some of its businesses in Australia and Mauritius to Indian drugmaker Strides Arcolab Ltd. Strides will pay $300m for the businesses, expanding its footprint in markets that are set for brisk growth.

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Drug addiction in Africa

Image copyright - GlezSitting in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, at a bar intriguingly named Pariah State, a young woman begins one of those mundane seasonal chats strangers share – How was Christmas? Isn’t the rain relentless? Any plans for New Year’s?

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South African nuclear procurement of 9,600 megawatts will help meet its energy target

photo@ReuteersnuclearpowerplantSouth Africa's energy crisis will be alleviated by the procurement of a nuclear fleet to generate 9,600 megawatts of power this year, the energy minister said today.

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