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Analyst in focus after note hits Glencore shares

Mining analyst becomes an overnight celebrity after sharp slide in Glencore’s share price is placed squarely on his shoulders. ||| Johannesburg - A mining analyst has unexpectedly become an overnight celebrity, after the sharp slide in Glencore’s share price last week was placed squarely on his shoulders. Show More Summary

South African Government in A Tizzy Over Cartoons of President's Dick

In the last three years, two political cartoons featuring South African President Jacob Zuma’s dick—both drawn by white male artists—have hung in Johannesburg galleries. And as dicks go, they’re respectable; President Zuma must be packing at least a modest treat. Show More Summary

How a South African Neighborhood Banished Private Cars for a Month

11 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last week, Paris shooed cars from its downtown for a single photogenic day. Now a neighborhood in Johannesburg, South Africa is one-upping that car-free day with a celebration that kicks cars off the street for the entire month of October. Read more...

Big Cats Like to Play With Toys, Too

My cat loves batting around her furry mice when she's bored and restless, but it never occurred to me that a big cat might be the same way. Zookeepers at the Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa, however, had a feeling Triton, an 11-year-old lion, might just like a toy to play with. Watch the video to see what happens when they throw him a soccer ball. It's beyond cute.

South Africa asks ICC for more time to explain non-arrest of Bashir

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday for more time to explain why it allowed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to evade an arrest warrant and leave the country when he visited in June.

Hyperdub to release new EP by Okzharp

On October 30, South Africa-born, London-based producer Okzharp is dropping Dumela 113 on Hyperdub. The tracks feature the vocals of artist and choreographer Manthe Ribane, who runs a Johannesburg studio called Studio113, has touredShow More Summary

Volkswagen's South African unit says its cars comply with green laws

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen's South African unit said on Monday all its vehicles in Africa's most advanced economy are compliant with environmental laws, following the emissions testing scandal, which has rocked the global car industry.

Shining a light on the Hitachi saga

Hitachi’s $19m settlement with a US watchdog provides insight into how the firm became a supplier to SA’s power plants. ||| Johannesburg - Hitachi’s $19 million settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission provides insight...Show More Summary

Johannesburg Mall Shooting Leaves 12 Injured

At least 12 people, including a four-year-old child, were wounded during a shooting at a shopping mall in South Africa’s Johannesburg, local police reported.

South Africa's new visa rules costs tourism industry $540 million in annual revenue

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's new visa rules will cost the tourism industry $540 million in yearly revenue, the head of an industry body said on Thursday.

Glencore hits back, stems bleeding

Glencore issues a statement via the JSE to try to allay fears regarding its business after this week’s market turmoil. ||| Johannesburg - Glencore issued a statement via the JSE on Wednesday, saying that the business was operationally...Show More Summary

South Africans Applaud Trevor Noah's Debut As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- It's thumbs up for Trevor Noah in South Africa. Many compatriots on Tuesday applauded the South African comedian's debut as host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." They called him a deserving successor to Jon Stewart as anchor of the parody newscast. Show More Summary

Glencore fight back over debt fears lifts shares

By Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo and Lionel Laurent JOHANNESBURG/LONDON (Reuters) - Glencore said on Tuesday it was strong enough to ride out current volatility in commodity markets which helped to lift the mining group's shares by a fifth....Show More Summary

Hitachi payments: DA calls for probe

DA leader Mmusi Maimane takes aim at Chancellor House in the wake of Hitachi’s $19m SEC settlement. ||| Johannesburg - South Africa's main opposition party said on Tuesday it wants police to investigate the investment arm of the ruling party after Hitachi paid to settle a US investigation into improper payments made to the South African government. Show More Summary

Glencore’s trip from fugitive founder to metals miner

Glencore finds itself squeezed by lower metals and energy prices and concern about Chinese growth. ||| Johannesburg - Four years ago, Glencore held an initial public offering that made several of its employees billionaires. Now, with...Show More Summary

South African drought forecast to heat up: national weather service

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A scorching drought that has cut South Africa's key maize crop by a third is likely to continue into the southern hemisphere summer as an El Nino weather pattern strengthens, according to the latest forecast from the South African Weather Service.

Hitachi settles $19m over ANC deal

Hitachi agrees to pay $19 million to settle SEC charges it made “improper payments” to the ANC to help it win power deals. ||| Johannesburg - Hitachi agreed to pay $19 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges that...Show More Summary

The history of interracial sex: It's much more than just rape or romance.

When South African comedian Trevor Noah takes over as host of "The Daily Show" on Monday night, he'll probably introduce his new audience to his family biography. Born in Johannesburg to a black South African mother and a white Swiss German father in 1984, when apartheid was still firmly in place...

Hair-Raising Arrest: Two Armed Robbers Caught With 126 Boxes Of Hairpieces

Two armed robbers were arrested Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa and were found to be in possession of 126 boxes of hairpieces. The criminals were apparently unable to give a reasonable explanation as to why they stole the hair pieces, or where they were taking them. Show More Summary

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