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SA lifted by bond issuance, stocks falter

Friday 30 September 2016 21:18

South Africa's rand was lifted on Friday after the Treasury said it issued a pair of new dollar bonds worth $3 billion.

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Female initiation ceremonies

Friday 30 September 2016 11:54

While there is a degree of transparency about what happens at male initiation schools, the same cannot be said for female initiation ceremonies in South Africa.

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Why student protests in South Africa have turned violent

Friday 30 September 2016 06:17

“Burn to be heard.” This chilling statement has been doing the rounds through word of mouth and social media on South African campuses in recent weeks.

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Rand weakens on growth concerns, stocks rise

Thursday 29 September 2016 20:26

South Africa's rand weakened on Thursday.

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Positive reactions as Corbyn is elected new Labour Party leader

Wednesday 28 September 2016 21:34

Various formations have reacted positively to the elections of Jeremy Corbyn as the new Labour Party leader in Britain.

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Sukara Heritage Society aims to tackle Xenophobia

Wednesday 28 September 2016 21:21

In a bid to tackle xenophobia and deal with the recent scourge of violent attacks on foreign nationals, the SA and Sudanese governments have launched the Sukara Heritage Society.

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Steinhoff lifts South African stocks, rand retreats

Wednesday 28 September 2016 20:44

South African stocks rose on Wednesday, helped by international retail group Steinhoff after retail tycoon Christo Wiese said it would be a "natural development" to take over Shoprite.

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Uber expands food delivery business into South Africa

Wednesday 28 September 2016 20:42

Uber Technologies starts its Uber Eats food-delivery service in South Africa on Thursday before expanding in the rest of the country and into the continent, it said on Wednesday.

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The call is contained in the students' memorandum of demands handed over to the Chamber of Mines.
Private sector called on to invest in higher education

Wednesday 28 September 2016 20:17

Wits University students have called on government to offer mining companies incentives that will encourage them to invest more in higher education.

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SAB Miller takeover becomes a reality

Wednesday 28 September 2016 14:53

SABMiller, the brewery which grew into a global giant from its foundations in South Africa more than 130 years ago, has on Wednesday been taken over in one of the largest deals in corporate history.

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Most of the illegal miners or Zama Zama's as they are known, often come from neighbouring countries like Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Illegal mining spirals out of control

Tuesday 27 September 2016 20:00

Most of the illegal miners or Zama Zama's as they are known, often come from neighbouring countries like Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

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Rand gains for second session in a row.
Rand firms, but stocks retreat as equity mood sours

Tuesday 27 September 2016 19:44

South Africa's rand firmed on Tuesday as risk currencies were lifted by Hillary Clinton's performance against Donald Trump in the first debate between the US presidential candidates.

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Forty-year-old Glover has been appointed from October 1.
Tennis SA appoints much awaited CEO

Tuesday 27 September 2016 15:34

Tennis South Africa has appointed former Arsenal Football Club executive, Richard Glover, as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organisation.

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Many companies are not complying with stipulated policies and contributing immensely to water and air pollution which are a threat to human and wildlife.
Environmental health policies to be closely monitored in SA

Tuesday 27 September 2016 15:21

The second day of the World Environmental Health Conference has learnt that, implementation of environmental health policies needs to be closely monitored in South Africa.

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Many countries in the SADC region continue to be hit hard by the drought.
Conference puts spotlight on water and sanitation

Tuesday 27 September 2016 08:14

Water supply and Sanitation is scheduled to take centre stage during the River and Environmental Management Cooperation, REMCO Conference in Swaziland this week.

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'Religion reduced to a Ponzi scheme'

Monday 26 September 2016 16:42

Charismatic churches have sparked a lot of controversy in South African society.

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Madonsela to hand-over 200 high profile cases to successor

Monday 26 September 2016 12:32

Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela says, she will hand-over at least 200 high profile cases, to her successor next month.

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Motshekga urges SA to give govt time to solve fees challenges

Sunday 25 September 2016 13:01

The Basic Education Minister has called on South Africans to afford the Presidential Commission on Fees to do its work in an effort to find solutions to higher education funding challenges.

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Impact Awards to announce 2016 finalist

Sunday 25 September 2016 09:20

The annual Impact Awards will announce the finalists for this year later on in the week.

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Students at Wits University gather at the Braamfontein campus and sing while protesting against university fee hikes.
Fees protests: Lectures halted across universities

Thursday 22 September 2016 21:55

Lectures remain suspended at most campuses throughout South Africa.

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