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Frontline: Imagining the future

 

Protesting students climb on top of an armored police truck as they protest outside the parliament building in Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 26, 2016. Photo: Schalk van Zuydam/AP/SIPAThe continent  is seeing the first tremors in a massive upswelling of change impacting society, politics, business and culture. It is being driven, like all revolutions, by the young and  by the technology they wield

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Britain's competition watchdog to examine Sibanye-Lonmin deal

South-Africa-Squalid-Mine-Housing-APBritain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Tuesday it would examine whether a takeover of miner Lonmin by South Africa's Sibanye-Stillwater would reduce competition.

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OPINION: Is making the right noises enough of a plan?

Is making the right noises enough of a plan?

Were there a prize for making all the right noises, then in his first 100 days as president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa would surely have won it. Assiduously projecting a businesslike demeanour, he was anything but the crocodile of old. His performance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, carefully calibrated for the cameras, was masterly.

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Zimbabwe bans banks from processing payments for cryptocurrencies

14052018ZimbabweZimbabwe's central bank has stopped local banks from trading or processing payments linked to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, its governor said on Monday, but stopped short of banning local cryptocurrency trading exchanges.

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South Africa: Who guards the guardians?

 

Photo: Kim Ludbrook/EPA/MAXPPKey judicial and security institutions were undermined over the course of Zuma’s two terms as president. Fixing them is one of  the new Ramaphosa administration’s top goals

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South African Airways to get $400 million capital injection after plea for cash: CEO

People queue at the SAA ticket counter desk at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 26, 2017. Photo: Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPASouth Africa has promised another 5 billion rand ($400 million) capital injection to help its struggling state airline meet urgent financial obligations, the CEO of South African Airways (SAA) said on Thursday.

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