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Sat,22Nov2014

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Black director Zee Ntuli’s first film Hard to Get opened this year’s Durban film festival. Photo©NFVFA new fund and an incentive scheme will help redress the racial imbalance in South African film financing.

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South Africa's Naspers launches sale of Swiss online retailer Ricardo

As it focuses more on emerging markets, South African firm, Naspers is selling its Swiss online retailer Ricardo in a deal potentially worth 300-400 million Swiss francs ($310-413 million).

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South Africa's interest rates a "welcome breather"

Photo©ReutersSouth African banks and consumers have welcomed the central bank's decision to keep interest rates unchanged for the current quarter.

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DRC: Jean Bamanisa Saïdi, Kisangani's loved governor

Kisangani governor, Jean Bamanisa Saïdi. Photo©Gwenn Dubourthoumieu For TARNot wholly trusted by President Kabila and his allies in Kinshasa, the governor of Orientale Province is attacking the bureaucracy in the capital and pushing for Kisangani to manage its own affairs.

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South Africa: Ramaphosa parliamentary truce in tatters

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the motion had undermined multi-party efforts to resolve the situation in parliamentA South Africa official opposition party has tabled an unsuccessful motion seeking to censure President Jacob Zuma for failing to appear before parliament.

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South Africa: Burial for TB Joshua church collapse victims under way

Several South African pilgrims died on September 12 when a building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations led by the preacher Temitope Balogun ‘TB’ Joshua collapsed in LagosSouth African families have begun burying their relatives who died in a church collapse in Nigeria two months ago, ending a long and painful wait.

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