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South Africa's Ramaphosa faces no-confidence vote next week

26 Nov 2020

CAPE TOWN South Africa's lower house of parliament will vote on a motion of no-confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa next week, the parliament said on Thursday, but the motion has little chance of succeeding.

Senior S.Africa ANC leader Magashule granted bail in graft case

13 Nov 2020

JOHANNESBURG A top official in South Africa's governing African National Congress was granted bail on Friday, in a graft case that has highlighted divisions within a party whose dominance has been unchallenged since the 1994 end of white-minority rule.

South Africa's ANC says it has not asked Magashule to step down over arrest warrant

11 Nov 2020

JOHANNESBURG Senior members of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) met to discuss an arrest warrant issued for Secretary-General Ace Magashule but did not ask him to step down, a top party official said on Wednesday.

As African penguin population dwindles, researchers plan new colony

09 Nov 2020

CAPE TOWN South African researchers plan to release scores of abandoned, hand-reared African penguin chicks at the Western Cape's De Hoop nature reserve, boosting efforts to start a new breeding colony of the seabirds at risk of extinction. | Video

South Africa pledges wage freeze but sees debt peaking at higher level

28 Oct 2020

CAPE TOWN The South African government pledged to freeze public sector wages for the next three years to contain a yawning budget deficit but forecast that debt would peak at a higher level in a mid-term budget unveiled on Wednesday.

UPDATE 3-South Africa pledges wage freeze but sees debt peaking at higher level

28 Oct 2020

* Airline SAA gets 10.5 bln rand for rescue plan (Adds detail on debt trajectory, union reaction)

UPDATE 2-South Africa puts public works, jobs at heart of COVID-19 recovery plan

15 Oct 2020

* Ramaphosa sees public works as key to attracting investment

South Africa's Biovac in talks to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines

14 Oct 2020

CAPE TOWN A South African company part-owned by the government is in talks with the global COVID-19 vaccine distribution scheme and pharmaceutical companies to produce some of the vaccines the country needs to protect itself against the disease.

S.Africa tourism sector cautiously hopeful as borders set to reopen

17 Sep 2020

CAPE TOWN, Sept 17 South Africa's pandemic-battered tourism sector on Thursday welcomed a government decision to allow international travel from Oct. 1 but officials worried restrictions on key markets facing high infection rates could curtail any recovery.

With borders closed, South Africa pins hopes on cash-strapped local tourists

31 Aug 2020

CAPE TOWN Lisa Krohn's Ashanti Lodge in Cape Town - normally abuzz with backpackers from around the world - today sits largely empty, a sign of how the pandemic has crushed South Africa's tourist industry.

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