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Patrick Smith's opinion piece on Zimbabwe's cash impasse

 

vote campaign newPatrick Smith, Editor-in-chief, The Africa Report, gives his opinion on a political deal to break Zimbabwe's cash impasse

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South Africa keeps 30 pct black ownership target in mining charter

Gwede Mantasheduring a media briefing in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPASouth Africa's new mining charter will require holders of mining rights to raise the level of black ownership to at least 30% from 26% within five years, Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.

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South Africa | Winnie MADIKIZELA-Mandela/ The heirs of defiance

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at an anti-apartheid rally in 1986 - Credits: Gideon Mendel/AFP
As South Africa enters a new era of governance, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s legacy is more relevant than ever if inequalities are finally to be addressed

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South Africa to reallocate $3.5 bln of budget to revive economy - Ramaphosa

 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, center with black cap, takes a walk from the Guguletu Sports Complex to the Athlone Stadium with members of the community and the general public in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Photo: AP/SIPASouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a raft of policy reform plans on Friday, including re-prioritising 50 billion rand ($3.5 billion) of public spending to boost economic growth and create jobs.

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South Africa's cabinet approves new mining charter

A front end loaders dumps sand on a conveyor belt at the Menell's Dump in the southeast of Johannesburg Thursday, March 22, 2007. Photo: DENIS FARRELL/AP/SIPSouth Africa's cabinet approved a long-delayed mining charter that sets out requirements for black ownership levels and backed the withdrawal of a mining bill after industry opposition, a minister said on Thursday.

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Zimbabwe: Lighting up a new relationship

 

Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP/SIPAChinese investment and demand for tobacco have contributed to a boom in small-scale farming in the Zimbabwe countryside, but can the good times last?

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