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South Africa Passes The Alarming Sounding Expropriation Act

Forbes - ‎3 hours ago‎
This is, I think, the correct way to look at South Africa and the recently passed Expropriation Act. There very definitely has been a problem in the past over who owned the land in that country.

Power of Gupta family in South Africa has people fearing 'state capture'

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎10 hours ago‎
With their close connections to South African president Jacob Zuma and a host of ministries and state agencies, the family has been accused of “state capture.
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South Africa: How the State Capture Controversy Has Influenced South Africa's Nuclear Build - ‎1 hour ago‎
South Africa is facing a critical decision that could see it investing about R1 trillion - or US$60 billion to $70 billion - in a fleet of new nuclear power stations.

The Post-Apartheid State of South Africa

British Journal of Photography - ‎18 hours ago‎
The first solo exhibition of South African photographer Mohau Modisakeng is about to go on show in London's Tyburn Gallery.

South Africa's Foetal Alcohol Syndrome problem - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Saldanha Bay, South Africa - On a weekday afternoon, the waiting room at Saldanha Clinic is filled mostly with women. When seven-year-old Michelle Daniels* enters with her mother, a few stare.

Lessons in spin for South Africa's young hopefuls - ‎22 hours ago‎
Most of the South African batsmen struggled during the 3-0 Test series loss in India last year; Temba Bavuma was an exception.

How South Africa Secretly Sold Off Its Oil Reserves … And Got Ripped Off

AFKInsider - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Department of Energy has sold off R5 billion worth of South African oil reserves, without getting permission from Treasury, the DA said on Thursday.

Swaziland acting as 'puppet' to South Africa in bid to legalise rhino horn trade

The Guardian - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Separately, South Africa lost the latest round in an ongoing battle in the courts last week, theoretically legalising the domestic trade there.
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Moody's lowers outlook for South African banks to negative

Eyewitness News - ‎20 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG - Ratings agency, Moody's, on Friday lowered its outlook for the South African banking system to negative from stable, citing deteriorating operating conditions it expected in the next 12 to 18 months.

South Africa's Ray of Hope

The Globalist - ‎May 26, 2016‎
South Africa is ranked 39th worldwide out of 180 according to the 2016 Reporters Without Borders' annual Press Freedom Index.

Film production in South Africa creates a boon and a dilemma for local actors

89.3 KPCC - ‎11 hours ago‎
Drive along South Africa's N2 highway near Cape Town and you may spy in the distance a huge wooden sailing ship stranded in the middle of an open field.
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WNT to Play South Africa in First of Two Olympic Send-Off Games on July 9 in Chicago

U.S. Soccer (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
CHICAGO (May 26, 2016) - The first of two final matches before the U.S. Women's National Team departs for the 2016 Olympics has been confirmed as the USA will play South Africa on July 9 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The match will kick off at 12 p.m ...

South Africa needs to "reduce noise" in its political system-

Citizen TV (press release) - ‎16 hours ago‎
South Africa has to reduce the “noise” in its politics in order to attract investment and improve confidence, a senior Treasury official said on Friday.
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South Africa's Zuma not "at war" with finance minister -presidency

Reuters - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The presidency denied media reports of a clash between Zuma and Gordhan, who is the subject of an investigation over his role in the creation of a tax surveillance unit in the South Africa Revenue Service (SARS). Godhan ran SARS between 1999-2009.
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South Africa alcohol consumption vs the world

BusinessTech - ‎May 27, 2016‎
South Africa's alcohol consumption rate has climbed, with the country now ranked as one of the top 20 biggest drinking nations in the world.

South Africa B2C E-Commerce Market 2016 - Research and Markets

Business Wire (press release) - ‎18 hours ago‎
South Africa is one of the largest B2C E-Commerce markets in Africa and also among the regional leaders in Internet and mobile phone penetration, this new report shows.

Union Starts Strike at Sibanye Platinum Mine in South Africa

Bloomberg - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The AMCU is in the process of preparing wage demands for top platinum producers in South Africa, the world's biggest producer of the metal, before a two-year agreement ends next month.
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South Africa mourn former coach Ted Dumitru

BBC Sport - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Dimitru then resurfaced as Zambia coach in 1981 when they beat Zimbabwe over two legs in African Nations Cup qualifying but lasted just months.

Album: South Africa hosts first bike festival

Xinhua - ‎1 hour ago‎
JOHANNESBURG , May 28 (Xinhua) -- The first South Africa Bike Festival kicked off at Kyalami, north of Johannesburg, on Friday.