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South Africa's tourism sector needs to try harder

Beach huts at Muizenberg, Cape Town, where hotel occupancy is relatively high - MATTES René/hemis.fr

Despite its great potential for job creation, South Africa’s tourism sector has been hard hit by short-sighted visa policies and a cash-strapped domestic market

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South African budget to set out "tough" measures to repair post-Zuma economy

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba, speaks to journalists at the presidential guest house in Pretoria, South Africa, March 31, 2017. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPASouth Africa's finance ministry is set to spell out "tough decisions" in its 2018 budget on Wednesday to plug a revenue gap and narrow the deficit, providing an early look at how new President Cyril Ramaphosa plans to repair the ailing economy.

 

 

 

 

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The next revolutionary movement is sweeping across Southern Africa

 

WIKUS DE WET/AFPThe ruling liberation movements of the Southern African region have stark choices in this confluence of historic moments: reform governance and  fight corruption, or risk losing power and provoking the ire of a new generation of activists

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South Africa declares drought a national disaster

14022018SouthAfricaSouth Africa has declared a national disaster over the drought afflicting southern and western regions including Cape Town, though the city pushed back its "Day Zero", the day the city's taps will run dry.

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Central Asia Metals looks to enter Africa in search of copper project

Sept. 20, 2016: Zambia's President Edgar Lungu speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP/SIPABase metals miner Central Asia Metals (CAML) is on the hunt for a new copper project in Southern Africa for up to $400 million in what would be its first foray into the continent, its chief executive said.

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Gupta banker Baroda quits South Africa

September 2010L Atul Gupta is seen outside magistrates courts in Johannesburg. Photo: AP/SIPAThe Bank of Baroda, which became embroiled with the Guptas, scandal-ridden businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma, has announced plans to exit South Africa, the central bank said on Monday.

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