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South Africa's newly-elected Ramaphosa promises to work for all

22 May 2019

CAPE TOWN South African lawmakers elected Cyril Ramaphosa president on Wednesday, and he promised to create jobs and work for the interests of all citizens, not just members of the majority African National Congress (ANC).

South Africa's ANC seen winning election but support faltering

08 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN South Africans voting in a national election on Wednesday expressed frustration at rampant corruption, high unemployment and racial inequalities that persist 25 years after the first all-races poll marked the end of white minority rule. | Video

South Africa's Ramaphosa faces obstacles to reform

06 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africa’s ruling party this week, the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanise Africa's most developed economy, say analysts and some party insiders.

South African logistics firm recommends review of bulk liquid terminal tender

03 May 2019

CAPE TOWN, May 3 South Africa's state-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will recommend to its board that a tender to build and operate a bulk liquid terminal in Durban be reviewed and possibly cancelled, a senior official said.

South Africa to get almost $1 billion in loans from BRICS bank

01 Apr 2019

CAPE TOWN A development bank set up by the BRICS group of emerging economies has approved around $790 million of loans for three projects in South Africa, the bank's president said on Monday, with over half that amount going to power company Eskom.

UPDATE 2-South Africa to get almost $1 bln in loans from BRICS bank

01 Apr 2019

CAPE TOWN, April 1 A development bank set up by the BRICS group of emerging economies has approved around $790 million of loans for three projects in South Africa, the bank's president said on Monday, with over half that amount going to power company Eskom.

Foreign buyers flock to Cape Town's booming art scene

20 Mar 2019

CAPE TOWN Collectors from America and Europe are scouring Cape Town's booming art scene in search of deals as diverse as an expressive oil painting by South Africa's Irma Stern or a sculpture assembled from bottle caps by Ghana's El Anatsui. | Video

Ex-CEO, seven others responsible for Steinhoff fraud, new CEO tells lawmakers

19 Mar 2019

CAPE TOWN Former Steinhoff Chief Executive Markus Jooste and seven others were involved in a 6.5 billion euro (5.6 billion pounds) accounting fraud at the South African retailer, the new CEO told lawmakers on Tuesday.

Expats fear expulsion as South Africa moves to tighten job terms

27 Feb 2019

CAPE TOWN, Feb 27 Foreign workers in South Africa with expertise deemed vital to the economy are worried that authorities will reduce the number of critical skills eligible for work permits, a move they say could force some of them out of the country as early as April.

From fishing village to gastronomic heaven: tables turn for Wolfgat

25 Feb 2019

PATERNOSTER, South Africa In a small fishing village on South Africa’s rugged west coast, restaurateur Kobus van der Merwe is struggling to process his meteoric rise to gastronomic stardom. | Video

World News

Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis

Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors' release in hours.