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South African police summon finance minister Gordhan: source

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has been summoned by an elite police division and may face charges in relation to an investigation into a suspected rogue unit of the state tax service, a source close to the matter said on Tuesday.

Sasol: Lake Charles price tag goes up

Sasol has raised its cost estimate for the Lake Charles chemical project by almost 25 percent after a review. ||| Johannesburg - Sasol raised its cost estimate for the Lake Charles chemical project in the US by almost 25 percent to $11...Show More Summary

South African opposition beats ANC in vote to govern Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's main opposition party on Monday won control of the local government in Johannesburg, the country's economic hub, unseating the ruling party, which has run the municipal council since apartheid ended 22 years ago.

ArcelorMittal South Africa to pay $110 million to settle anti-trust charges

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - ArcelorMittal's South African unit has agreed to pay a 1.5 billion rand ($110 million) fine for colluding to fix steel prices, the competition watchdog said on Monday. The Competition Commission launched an investigation...Show More Summary

Wydad need point at Zesco to finish first

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Wydad Casablanca of Morocco need a point at Zesco United of Zambia on Wednesday to win Group A and set up a CAF Champions League semi-final showdown with Zamalek of Egypt. But if the 1992 African champions lose at...Show More Summary

Rugby-Prop Redelinghuys injured and out of Springbok squad

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Prop Julian Redelinghuys has dropped out of the South Africa squad to play Argentina this weekend after suffering a hamstring injury that will sideline him for the next six weeks, the South African Rugby Union said on Sunday.

South African opposition takes charge in Mandela Bay as ANC unseated

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A mayor from South Africa's main opposition party took office in a major urban center on Thursday, unseating the African National Congress (ANC) as the ruling party paid the price for its worst countrywide election result since apartheid ended.

Skateistan Launches Skate School In Johannesburg

Skateistan's Skate School is now officially open and programs are up and running! Check some photos from the launch w/ Tony Hawk and the Birdhouse crew. The post Skateistan Launches Skate School In Johannesburg appeared first on TransWorld SKATEboarding.

South Africa's ANC wants budget 're-prioritized' after vote losses

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress wants the national budget "re-prioritized" to focus on tackling poverty, unemployment and inequality following local election defeats this month, the party said on Sunday.

16-year-old South African girl invents drought-fighting super material from orange peels

In the midst of South Africa’s worst drought in recorded history, one Johannesburg schoolgirl has created a super absorbent polymer that could change the way crops are grown. The polymer is created from simple, readily available recycled materials - orange peel and avocado skin - and it's capable of storing hundreds of times its own weight in water. Show More Summary

Steinhoff springs a surprise with $3.8 billion Mattress Firm deal

By Tiisetso Motsoeneng JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Steinhoff's $3.8 billion purchase of debt-laden Mattress Firm, the largest U.S. specialty bedding vendor, will help cut its exposure to a weak home market and gain a big presence in the world's biggest retail market. Show More Summary

South Africa's Maimane sees 'non-racial' era after vote wins

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's main opposition leader proclaimed the dawn of an era of 'non-racial' politics envisioned by the late Nelson Mandela on Monday, saying a bid by the African National Congress to highlight divisions at last week's local elections had backfired.

Track star Pistorius treated for minor wrist injuries: prison service

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African track star Oscar Pistorius, serving six years in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was treated in hospital for minor wrist injuries on Saturday before being returned to custody, a prison service spokesman said.

Oscar Pistorius Rushed To Hospital With Cuts To His Wrists: Reports

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius, serving a six-year jail term for killing his girlfriend, was rushed to hospital on Saturday with cuts to his wrists, City Press newspaper said on Sunday,...Show More Summary

Chinese furniture fashion ravages Africa’s savannas

Chinese demand for rosewood has spurred a largely illicit trade in West Africa, according to advocacy group Forest Trends. ||| Johannesburg - No one paid much attention to the gnarled, yellow-blossomed rosewood trees dotted around farmsteads...Show More Summary

Silent South African anti-rape protest during Zuma speech on vote

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Anti-rape activists protested on Saturday as South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his first remarks since local elections gave his African National Congress (ANC) its worst results since 1994.

South Africans Give Ruling ANC Worst Election Results Since Taking Power

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The Africa n National Congress lost its grip on local government in Tshwane, home of South Africa ’s capital Pretoria, as results on Saturday gave the opposition Democratic Alliance a second big win in the ANC’s...Show More Summary

South Africans Give Ruling ANC Worst Election Results Since Taking Power

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The Africa n National Congress lost its grip on local government in Tshwane, home of South Africa ’s capital Pretoria, as results on Saturday gave the opposition Democratic Alliance a second big win in the ANC’s...Show More Summary

Voters condemn South African ruling party to worst election outcome

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling party was in a close race early on Saturday in two major cities after losing one other key municipality in its worst electoral performance since the end of apartheid.

Radical leftists become kingmakers in South Africa's new order

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A party of South African radical leftists has emerged as electoral kingmaker in major cities Pretoria and Johannesburg, giving a first taste of power to an ANC renegade who was once an acolyte of President Jacob Zuma.

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