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Zimbabwe regulator cuts mobile data tariffs by 60 percent

AP/SIPAZimbabwe's telecoms regulator has cut the price of mobile data by 60 percent with effect from next month, it said on Thursday, adding that it will now review charges annually.

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Day in the life: Chef Vusumuzi Ndlovu

 

Avelinoken PhotographyVusumuzi Ndlovu’s determination to “kick ass” takes the 28-year-old chef to Italy  in June, representing the continent at the San Pellegrino Young Chef Awards

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S.African lobby group opposes parts of new draft mining charter

Gwede Mantashe during a media briefing in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Photo:Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPAThe Minerals Council South Africa, an industry lobby group, said on Sunday it does not support some elements in the latest draft of an industry charter, including a stipulation that one percent of core profit is paid to communities and employees.

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South African power supply hit by protests at Eskom plants

 Eskom's electricity pylons snake across a hill in a Johannesburg suburb, Thursday, Nov. 24. 2011. Photo: Denis Farrell/AP/SIPASouth Africa's cash-strapped state utility Eskom said some of its power stations were operating below full capacity on Wednesday, after union members blocked some staff from entering around 10 plants because of a wage dispute.

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Interview: Rob Davies, Minister of trade and industry, South Africa

13062018SouthAfricaIndustrial policy is bearing fruit. The trade and industry minister speaks to The Africa Report about developing regional value chains and the importance of the state’s role in getting positive social and economic outcomes from the private sector
 

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Angola's top diamond mine says underpricing has cost it almost $500 mln

 Angola's President Joao Lourenco, center, arrives for a round table event at an EU Africa summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Nov. 29, 2017. Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP/SIPAAngola's Catoca, the world's fifth largest diamond mine, estimates it lost $464 million over the past six years due to a government-imposed marketing system that obliged it to sell production below international prices, a company presentation seen by Reuters showed.

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