Tag: South Africa

Lease of Hope for Nigerians in South Africa

  When Nigerian students studying in South Africa were travelling back in January after the Christmas and New Year holidays, they clearly, never knew that a global health pandemic that…

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Ramaphosa Strengthens Hold Over South Africa’s Ruling Party

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa gained the upper hand in a power struggle in the nation’s deeply divided ruling party after surviving a bid to force him out…

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As South Africa Struggles to Contain the Spike in Covid Cases, Economy Crumbles

  While such African countries as Tanzania and Burundi chose to simply ignore the dangers of Covid-19, or lagged on testing and contact tracing—like Nigeria—South Africa did everything by the…

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Over Fresh Tarrif Hike, Nigerian Reps Summon South African Cable Television Firm

The House of Representatives has, again, summoned the management of DSTV over increment of the cable television’s subscription tariffs on June 1. The House Ad Hoc Committee Investigating the Non-Implementation…

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Coronavirus: South Africa eases lockdown as ‘outbreak reaches peak’

South Africa's president has said coronavirus infections appear to have peaked in the country, as he announced a sweeping relaxation of lockdown measures. President Cyril Ramaphosa said nearly all restrictions…

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa Appoints Panel to Probe Covid-19 Graft

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a government committee to investigate alleged corruption associated with the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The panel, to be headed by Justice and Correctional Services…

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South African Business Leaders Fret Over Post-Virus Revival

South African business leaders are growing increasingly concerned that the government doesn’t have the will or capacity to overcome the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Business for South…

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On Booze Ban, South Africa Ilquour Industry Risks $742 Million in Investments

South Africa’s ban on alcohol sales has put investment projects worth at least 12.8 billion rand ($742 million) on hold. A day after Anheuser-Busch InBev SA unit South African Breweries…

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Gaborone-based retailer, Choppies, plans to close supermarkets in South Africa, Three African Countries 

  Choppies Enterprises Ltd. will close its supermarkets in several African nations to concentrate on growth in Botswana, where it’s listed. The Gaborone-based retailer plans to close supermarkets in South Africa,…

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Graft Shows Ramaphosa’s Shaky hold on South Africa’s, as ANC Divided over probe tainted supply contracts

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s tenuous control of the ruling party was laid bare at the weekend when its leaders rebuffed his proposal to probe allegedly tainted state contracts for…

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