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Rebounding mining sector defies DRC’s political woes

23rd October 2015 The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is no stranger to civil strife. For decades Africa’s second largest country (since the partitioning of Sudan) has been beset by political woes. The mining industry, on the other hand, looks to be in promising health, as evidenced by strong support given to... 

Zuma and cabinet hard at work to solve student fees crisis – Cabinet

23rd October 2015 President Jacob Zuma and his Cabinet were hard at work trying to solve the student fees crisis which have led to protests that swept across the country, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Friday. “The seriousness with which government looks at the grievances of the students has led... 

Indluplace Properties raises R470m from new shares

21st October 2015 Indluplace Properties said on Wednesday it had raised R470-million – considerably higher than expected due to strong demand – by placing new shares but did not say what the additional capital would be used for. Indluplace, whose strategy is to aggressively grow its portfolio by acquiring... 

African cities to face constant traffic gridlock by 2025 unless public transport is transformed

21st October 2015 African cities would become a constant gridlock within the next ten years unless there were urgent interventions, the opening session of the African Union of Public Transport (UATP) taking place in Cape Town heard on Tuesday. “Africa is experiencing the most rapid urbanisation in the world, with... 

Nzimande announces 2016 increase in university fees capped at 6%

20th October 2015 After a second day of protests at universities around the country turned violent, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said an agreement had been reached to cap fee increases for 2016 at 6%. Nzimande told a media briefing stakeholders had reached an agreement that fees for the coming year... 

South African region faces rising food insecurity concerns, millions at risk

19th October 2015 Rising food insecurity in Southern Africa is a concern said the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Monday. The organisation said the Southern Africa region is increasingly experiencing food insecurity “as a result of poor harvests” across the region. 

Fears increase over the stability of Lake Kariba dam wall and possible disaster

16th October 2015 With the rainy season on the horizon, the panic level among-millions of Mozambicans is rising by the day in fear of a growing possibility of the collapse of the ageing Kariba Dam wall. The collapse of the decades-old wall would send billions of tonnes of water rushing downstream and on to... 

Highway opened for traffic after structural bridge collapse kills two in Johannesburg

15th October 2015 The M1 highway along Grayston Drive off-ramp in Johannesburg was opened again for traffic on Thursday afternoon, following the collapse of a pedestrian bridge a day earlier which left two people dead and 23 others injured. “The road has been cleared and I think we are now ready. We are now... 

Zuma extends condolences to families of bridge collapse victims

15th October 2015 President Jacob Zuma on Thursday extended condolences to the families of those who lost their lives yesterday as a result of the collapse of the bridge along the M1 highway in Sandton, Johannesburg. “The President further wished those who were injured during the accident a speedy recovery. He has... 

Anti-corruption marchers in Johannesburg hand over list of demands to govt and chamber of mines

14th October 2015 Anti-corruption demonstrators delivered memoranda at offices of the Gauteng legislature, the South African Chamber of Mines and the SA Reserve Bank on Wednesday. The march, organised by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), saw political parties such as the Economic Freedom... 

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