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Mfuneko Toyana

Girl's drowning sparks water riot in thirsty South African township

10 Feb 2020

QWAQWA, South Africa Eight-year-old Musa and her older sister Moleboheng trudged down the ravine with buckets and drum bottles to fetch water from a filthy stream because they were thirsty and tired of waiting for trucks meant to deliver emergency water that never showed up. | Video

Uber Eats goes local to find its niche in South African food fight

02 Jan 2020

SOWETO, South Africa A stone's throw from Nelson Mandela's former home in South Africa's Soweto township, Dumile Badela's restaurant is now more hectic and lucrative than ever, thanks to Uber Eats , his hungriest customer yet.

MTN reviewing allegations after being named in U.S. complaint

31 Dec 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African telecoms firm MTN on Monday said it was reviewing allegations raised in a U.S. complaint which accuses several firms of paying protection money to militant Islamist groups in Afghanistan.

MTN reviewing allegations after being named in U.S. complaint

30 Dec 2019

* See complaint here: https://afghanistan.terrorismcase.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2019-12-27-001-COMPLAINT.pdf

Remgro-backed telecoms firm speeds up broadband expansion after $1 billion debt deal

20 Dec 2019

JOHANNESBURG A South African telecoms company backed by investment firm Remgro plans to expand its high-speed broadband network after completing a 16 billion rand ($1 billion) debt restructuring this week.

South Africa's Ramaphosa vows 'drastic' steps to save state companies

10 Dec 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa plunged deeper into darkness and its growth outlook dimmed with utility Eskom announcing unprecedented levels of blackouts on Monday, just as President Cyril Ramaphosa said he would take "drastic" steps to turnaround state firms.

Foreigners dump nearly $10 bln of South Africa assets in 2019

04 Dec 2019

* Foreign investors ditch equities as weak growth scuppers profits

UPDATE 1-S.Africa keeps rates on hold as inflation risks balanced

21 Nov 2019

PRETORIA, Nov 21 South Africa's central bank kept its repo rate unchanged at 6.5% in a close decision on Thursday, saying it wanted to see inflation expectations closer to the midpoint of its target range, despite a sustained drop in headline inflation.

South Africa's SAA cancels flights as employees plan strike over wages

14 Nov 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African Airways (SAA) has canceled flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday because of a pending strike by a majority of employees over a wage dispute and the state-run carrier's plans to cut jobs. | Video

UPDATE 4-S.Africa's SAA cancels flights as employees plan strike over wages

14 Nov 2019

* Unions say strike indefinite (Updates with union comments after meeting)

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