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Wed,16Apr2014

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South Africa's President Zuma expresses dismay at ally's call to spoil vote

South African President Jacob Zuma says he feels betrayed that his former ally and former Intelligence minister, Ronnie Kasrils has called on voters and ANC members to spoil their ballots in next month's election.

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Transport: Aviation and Maritime reforms beckon

Aircraft on runway in Ghana. Photo©Arne Hoel/The World Bank Africa's aviation industry is beginning to pick up thanks to the continent's impressive economic growth, but with seaports infrastructure largely abandoned in many countries in Africa over the years, there is urgent need for huge investments.

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Zimbabwe: Synthetic hair manufacturing thrives despite bleak business environment

If there's one business in Zimbabwe that is bouncy despite economic decline, it is the production of synthetic hair products.

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South Africa: Former ANC minister calls on voters to spoil votes in coming elections

Ronnie Kasrils, former head of the ANC’s intelligence military wing, Umkonto Wesizwe. Photo©Flickr/Russel TribunalA former South African minister of intelligence has called on voters to spoil their ballots in next month's elections, drawing the ire of both the ruling and opposition parties.

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Sibanye Gold eyes platinum acquisition by end this year

Photo©ReutersAs a strike action in South Africa's mining sector enters its 12th week, Sibanye Gold has expressed interest in a "material" acquisition in platinum mining by the end of this year as it seeks to diversify its business. 

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South Africa: Small businesses suffer as miners strike enters 12th week

File Photo©ReutersAs paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder case takes centre stage in South Africa's media, a strike by thousands of mine workers continues unabated.

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