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UPDATE 2-South Africa's Pick n Pay ventures into difficult Nigerian market

20 Oct 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 20 South African supermarket chain Pick n Pay will soon open its first store in Nigeria through a partnership with A.G. Leventis (Nigeria) in an effort to tap the West African nation's "underserved" consumer market.

UPDATE 2-South Africa to launch long-awaited tender for mobile broadband spectrum

30 Sep 2020

* ICASA to hold country's first-ever spectrum auction by end March

Pandemic spurs Africa's mobile telcos to ramp up banking bid

29 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG/ABIDJAN When COVID-19 hit Ivory Coast, Bonaventure Kra, who works at an import-export business, began to worry. Handling hard cash all day was a risk. Queuing in crowded bank branches exposed him to infection.

UPDATE 3-South Africa's Woolworths reviews strategy in bid to revive profit

17 Sep 2020

* Reviewing S. African fashion business (Adds CEO presentation on strategy review, DJ cost cut initiatives)

TRESemmé hair ad angers South Africans still hurting from racist past

14 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG Sitting in a hair salon as a stylist braids her natural hair, Sana Sebone recalls a time in 2013 when she worked on a construction site and was told her dreadlocks were too long and represented a hazard. | Video

Unilever South Africa to pull all TRESemmé products for 10 days over 'racist' ad

10 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG Unilever has agreed to pull all its TRESemmé haircare products from South African retail stores for 10 days as a show of remorse for a "racist" ad, the consumer group said in a joint statement with an opposition political party.

UPDATE 2-South Africa's Shoprite to quit Kenya

08 Sep 2020

* Full-year sales up 6.4% (Adds shares, details on Africa review)

UPDATE 1-South Africa's Truworths provides $8.6 mln funding to Office

03 Sep 2020

* Co swings to trading loss of 1.3 bln rand due to impairments (Recasts lead paragraph and headline with Office funding)

South Africa's Sun International to cut 3,300 jobs, swings to H1 loss

31 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG Sun International is planning to cut 3,300 jobs in South Africa and Chile as part of a restructuring plan to survive the pandemic, which took the firm into a half-year headline loss of 885 million rand ($53.26 million) on Monday.

UPDATE 2-South Africa's Massmart ups cost-saving target as loss widens

27 Aug 2020

* Shares up 11.7%, hit highest in four months (Rewrites first paragraph, adds details)

World News

U.S. early voting surges as Trump, Biden make late push

A record 90 million Americans have voted early in the U.S. presidential election, data on Saturday showed, as President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden campaigned across the country to try to sway the few remaining undecided voters.