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The Rhino-Horn Trade Returns to South Africa

The Atlantic - ‎14 hours ago‎
South Africa outlawed its internal rhino-horn trade in 2009 in an attempt to stop poaching, saying that any legalized trade, even domestic, will open the black market to unscrupulous international traders.

South Africa's unemployment crisis: Begging for jobs

BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Young men holding placards market themselves as painters, plumbers, gardeners and builders in the busy streets of South Africa's main city of Johannesburg. This is not an uncommon scene in a country where unemployment stands at 26.7% - the highest on ...

South Africa's Lewis Group posts 26.5 pct drop in FY profit

Reuters Africa - ‎1 hour ago‎
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African furniture retailer Lewis Group reported a 26.5 percent decrease in full-year earnings on Wednesday as its lower-to-middle income customers continued to face a tough economic climate in Africa's most advanced ...
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South Africa's plans for its first 'black bank'

Financial Times - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Black economic empowerment has been an important goal for South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. The aim has been to give the country's disadvantaged majority a bigger stake in the economy.

South Africa's Tsogo Sun posts 12 pct rise in full-year profit

Reuters Africa - ‎1 hour ago‎
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd, Africa's biggest hotels and gambling operator, on Wednesday reported a 12 percent rise in full-year profit as its South African accommodation business showed signs of a recovery in the last three ...
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Large HIV vaccine trial to launch in South Africa

Royal Society of Chemistry - ‎22 hours ago‎
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and partners will launch a large HIV vaccine trial in South Africa in November 2016, pending regulatory approval.
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Tiger Sees South Africa Consumers Stressed as Costs Climb

Bloomberg - ‎21 hours ago‎
The weak rand and the worst drought in more than a century have boosted South African food costs and threaten to keep inflation outside the central bank's 3 percent to 6 percent target range for an extended period.
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Firefighters from US, South Africa to join Fort McMurray fire fight

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎13 hours ago‎
About 200 from the United States, including Alaska, are to arrive Wednesday and 280 from South Africa on Sunday. “Being a little bit cooler, we're able to surge with more firefighters that we can put on the perimeter safely,” Morrison told reporters ...
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South Africa: SA to Host Palestinian President - ‎19 hours ago‎
Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will on Wednesday host President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine, who will be on a working visit to South Africa. President Abbas will hold bilateral discussions with President Zuma where the two leaders are expected to ...

Ill mineworkers in South Africa win historic silicosis battle

The Economist - ‎May 23, 2016‎
YELLOW slag heaps loom over the corrugated metal shacks of the men who once toiled for gold in the deep shafts that honeycomb this part of South Africa's Free State province. Matela Hlabathe spent 36 years working underground. Recruited from his ...

South Africa's top cop pays attention to Tshwane's violent land protest

Times LIVE - ‎17 hours ago‎
Acting Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane says that the unrest in Hamanskraal of the City of Tshwane is receiving attention from the South African Police Service. Save & Share. Email · Print. Related News. Two men murdered in Hammanskraal are not ...
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South Africa cbank demands tighter cyber security after Japan ATM heist

Daily Mail - ‎34 minutes ago‎
PRETORIA, May 25 (Reuters) - South Africa's central bank said on Tuesday it would push local banks to upgrade their cyber security after criminals used counterfeit Standard Bank cards to withdraw millions of dollars from ATMs across Japan.

BRIEF-Nanorepro starts cooperation with Glenmark in South Africa

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
May 25 Nanorepro AG : * Starts cooperation with a multinational pharmaceutical company Glenmark in South Africa. * Cooperation starts with eight OTC tests and two tests for the medical use.

Elite South African mine rescue squad risks all to save lives

The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Carletonville (South Africa)- In a dark, smoke-filled mine shaft, a group of South African rescue trainees heave and gasp after crawling through a narrow steel pipe -- but commands shouted by an instructor urge them onwards.
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Cookie is coming to South Africa!

Channel 24 - ‎21 hours ago‎
"We are exceptionally thrilled at the opportunity to bring our content to even wider audiences in Africa so they get to experience the best content that is available on FOX, within hours of the American broadcasts," says Khosi Khanyile, Fox Africa's ...
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Is Chinese Government Driving 'Sudden Influx' Of Illegal Fishing In South Africa?

AFKInsider - ‎17 hours ago‎
A week after Chinese Navy warships arrived in South Africa on a so-called “friendly visit”, the South African Navy arrested fishing boat captains and detained 100 crew aboard three Chinese boats carrying 600 tons of fish in what authorities describe as ...

South Africa: Junior Wheelchair Stars Down Russia in Japan - ‎18 hours ago‎
South Africa's wheelchair tennis junior team delivered a strong performance on day two of the BNP Paribas World Team Cup at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan with a 2-1 defeat over Russia.

5 South African Web Series You Should Be Watching

Okayafrica - ‎2 hours ago‎
Young South Africans have used the web series format to create eclectic and authentic South African stories. From animated hip-hop tales and food, to spirituality and discussions on modern African society, check out some of the best web shows created ...

South Africa, One Nation United by the Grill

New York Times - ‎May 23, 2016‎
CAPE TOWN - Katlego Sebastian Mlambo, a chef who grew up in a township outside Johannesburg and has worked in some of South Africa's most prestigious kitchens, says it is easy to explain the nation's near-universal love of braai. Braai means grill in ...
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Rare 'werewolf' cat found in South Africa

Mother Nature Network - ‎May 23, 2016‎
A Lykoi kitten - sometimes referred to as a "werewolf cat" - was found by an animal rescue group in Cape Town, South Africa. This extremely rare cat breed comes from a naturally occurring gene in feral cats, according to the International Cat ...