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2016 political violence in South Africa

eNCA - ‎40 minutes ago‎
“To date we had 25 politically related violent incidents that have been reported with the South African Police Service. Fourteen of those cases are murder and attempted murder cases, two of those cases of arson, two relate to public violence cases, two ...
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Laurie Mains issues ominous warning for South African rugby

Fox Sports - ‎7 hours ago‎
FORMER All Blacks coach Laurie Mains has issued an ominous warning to South African rugby, declaring the Springboks' days of being “top competitors are over” because of their rules on racial inclusion.
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HE reforms: lessons from China and South Africa

Times Higher Education (THE) (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
In South Africa, higher education and vocational skills fall under the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), while the Department of Science and Technology (DST) oversees research and science.

BRICS regional office set to boost South Africa's clout

The Hindu - ‎1 hour ago‎
South Africa is set to reinforce its position as a regional economic hub, as it prepares to open a regional office, which would channel funding drawn from the New Development Bank (NDB) of the Brazil-Russia-China-India-South Africa (BRICS) grouping.
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South Africa to introduce racial quotas for national teams

SBS - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The organisation has come under fire from the South African government for a lack of transformation in its national teams, leading to a ban on bidding for international tournaments that will be reviewed next year.
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Winter cold brings floods and snow to South Africa - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Wintry weather with a vengeance has swept across most parts of South Africa this week. All except the central parts of the Northern Cape have been affected, as has the highland Kingdom of Lesotho.
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South Africa's ANC likely to lose local vote in major cities -polls

Channel NewsAsia - ‎2 hours ago‎
SOWETO, South Africa: South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) looks likely to lose major urban areas it has held since coming to power in 1994 at the end of apartheid, opinion polls ahead of next week's local elections showed.
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Cardiff City tell South Africa midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi he can leave club

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Cardiff City have told South African international Kagisho Dikgacoi he is free to leave the Championship club. The 31-year-old central midfielder did not travel to Germany on Cardiff's pre-season tour and manager Paul Trollope has confirmed Dikgacoi ...

Palestinians to forge unity in South Africa

Independent Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
This is the second intra-Palestinian dialogue to be organised this year in South Africa by In Transition Initiative (ITI), a South African conflict resolution NGO led by Roelf Meyer, Ebrahim Ebrahim, Ivor Jenkins and Mahomed Bhabha, in partnership with ...
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Send us a tip on beaches in South Africa – and win a £200 hotel voucher

The Guardian - ‎55 minutes ago‎
Your favourite beach in South Africa could be on the spectacular, wild Atlantic coast, or to the east, where tropical Indian Ocean waters lap the sand.

South Africa Wheat Area Planted Seen at Third-Smallest on Record

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
South African farmers have probably planted the third-smallest area of wheat on record while the prediction for this year's corn harvest is 1.4 percent bigger, the nation's Crop Estimates Committee said.

QuickTake Q&A: South Africa's Local Elections Test National Mood

Bloomberg - ‎6 hours ago‎
The election will decide who controls South Africa's 278 municipalities, which oversee parks, libraries, sanitation, some roads and electricity and water distribution.

Tech Lawyer Sees Possibility of Bitcoin Regulation in South Africa

CryptoCoinsNews - ‎43 minutes ago‎
A senior associate and technology lawyer at global financial law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has discussed the legality of bitcoin in South Africa, a country where the cryptocurrency remains unregulated. In a blog published yesterday, Kerri Crawford, ...

South Africa renewables auctions in jeopardy, Tesla eyes trucks, buses

RenewEconomy - ‎12 hours ago‎
South Africa's state utility, Eskom, has put the brakes on the country's power procurement programme, putting a question mark over its future auctions for renewable energy.

Zimbabwe Says South Africa Imports Ban a 'Safeguard Measure'

Bloomberg - ‎6 hours ago‎
South Africa has the requirement that all pharmaceutical products destined for that country be transported by air and not by road, but when their products come here they use roads, which is cheaper,” Bimha said.
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Platinum Miners Join City Voters Shunning South Africa's ANC

Bloomberg - ‎9 hours ago‎
Vukile Jebese arrived in Rustenburg in South Africa's platinum belt 20 years ago filled with dreams of making his fortune.

South Africa's creative hub

Africanews - ‎22 hours ago‎
In South Africa's Cape Town a group of young people come together to collaborate and share ideas. This forum is a think tank dubbed Creative Nestlings that brings together the young to build the continent they envision.
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South Africa Local-Currency Debt Rating Cut by Fitch

Bloomberg - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Fitch kept its evaluation of South Africa's foreign-currency debt at BBB-, one step above sub-investment grade, in June after cutting it a level in December.