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25 June 2017
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19 Jun 2017
South Africa's rand steadies, stocks to open higher
South Africa's rand steadied early on Monday after selling in the previous session as rising interest rates in the US weakened demand for emerging market currencies. At 0637 GMT, the rand traded at...
07 Jun 2017
DEA: South Africa joins the global community in celebrating World Oceans Day
As South Africa joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Oceans Day (WOD) tomorrow, Thursday, 8 June, Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, told the Oceans Conference in New...
06 Jun 2017
Landlocked Zim calls for end of sanctions at UN oceans summit
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe used an address on Monday at the opening of the first United Nations (UN) conference on oceans to call for an end to sanctions on his landlocked country so it can...
Inside Apartheid’s Prison – Part 1
Jacana Media is proud to make this important book available again, now with a completely new introduction. First published by Oceanbooks, New York and Melbourne and University of Natal Press,...
25 May 2017
South Sudan sanctions renewed
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution renewing sanctions – including a travel ban and asset freeze, on those designated to be blocking peace, security and...
18 May 2017
As Somalia combats insecurity, drought worsens
The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations (UN) official has told the Security Council, calling for more than $800-million in aid to offset the impact of a severe...
10 May 2017
Time for ‘healing of wounds’ has come – Nelson Mandela Foundation
Nelson Mandela
The launch of Mandela Day 2017 took place on Wednesday at Constitution Hill, in Johannesburg, under the theme Action Against Poverty. Mandela Day is celebrated globally each year on July 18, the...
09 May 2017
Million-ounce-plus gold output well in reach – Harmony
Gold-mining company Harmony Gold said on Tuesday that its forecast of 1.05-million-ounce production in the 12 months to the end of June is “well in reach”. In recent months, Harmony has lost...
08 May 2017
AngloGold sets new safety record, maintains guidance
Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti has achieved its first ever March quarter without a fatal accident, the company said on Monday when it reported production of 830 000 oz at an average total...
05 May 2017
Precipitous platinum price plunge putting industry at risk
This week’s precipitous platinum price plunge to as low as $893/oz is putting the entire platinum industry at risk, making it essential that steady hands are placed on the tiller to ensure that a...
02 May 2017
Parks Tau appointed co-chair of UN panel
Former City of Johannesburg mayor and South African Local Government Association (Salga) chairperson Parks Tau was appointed as a co-chair of the United Nations (UN) High Level Independent Panel on...
25 Apr 2017
Sibanye’s Stillwater buy wins strong shareholder support
Shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Sibanye acquiring Stillwater, the US platinum group metals (PGMs) company. The number of shares that voted in favour of the proposed deal made up...
19 Apr 2017
Millions facing famine in Somalia and South Sudan
Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United...
De Lille vows to take minister to court over energy management
The City of Cape Town is preparing to take legal action against the energy minister over where it receives its electricity supply from, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday. The city would fight...
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