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Years of drought threaten South Africa's wildlife industry

06 Jan 2020

STRYDENBURG/GROBLERSHOOP, South Africa A severe drought is threatening South Africa's wildlife industry, with game farmers keeping fewer animals and tourists visiting game lodges in smaller numbers. | Video

Small business owners count cost of South Africa's power cuts

11 Dec 2019

JOHANNESBURG When South Africa suffered unprecedented power cuts this week as flooding slashed thousands of megawatts off an overstretched grid, dry cleaner and shoe repairer Eva Ntleve had to stop work.

UPDATE 1-Small business owners count cost of South Africa's power cuts

11 Dec 2019

* Problems at power utility Eskom threaten economy (Recasts with business in Alexandra township)

Small business owners count the cost of South Africa's power cuts

11 Dec 2019

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 11 When South Africa suffered unprecedented power cuts this week as flooding slashed thousands of megawatts off an overstretched grid, bakery owner Maike Vandereydt-Speer was unable to brew coffee, toast sandwiches or even switch on the lights.

South Africa's latest power cuts highlight Eskom challenge

16 Oct 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa was hit by power cuts on Wednesday after a number of Eskom generating units broke down, highlighting the challenge facing President Cyril Ramaphosa in rescuing the state power firm.

Leader of militant South African mining union re-elected

20 Sep 2019

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 20 South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Friday re-elected as its president Joseph Mathunjwa, known for his uncompromising stance in bruising strikes on the platinum belt.

South African police make more arrests as riots spread

03 Sep 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African police arrested more than 80 people and confirmed five deaths as riots in Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria intensified on Tuesday, spreading to surrounding townships with roving groups attacking mainly foreign-owned shops.

UPDATE 1-S Africa puts initial universal healthcare cost at $17 bln

08 Aug 2019

PRETORIA, Aug 8 South Africa published its draft National Health Insurance (NHI) bill on Thursday, with one senior official estimating universal healthcare for millions of poorer citizens would cost about 256 billion rand ($16.89 billion) to implement by 2022.

CORRECTED-African Bank moves to stem client exodus, safeguard S.African comeback

21 Jun 2019

* Reversing falling customer numbers key to strategy, comeback

Latest low-fee, digital accounts shake up South African banking

21 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africans were offered low-fee, digital accounts by two "traditional" banks this week in a sign of how competition from a new breed of cheaper, online-only rivals is driving change in the $30 billion market.

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