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47 min ago | Iol.co.za

How much would Marcus be missed?

It's less than three months to go until Gill Marcus's term expires as South African central bank governor, with no word on whether she will remain in her post.

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4 hrs ago | Mail & Guardian

South African Muslims reject the violence of extremists

More than a thousand SA Muslims have signed a petition rejecting the actions of militant groups such as Isis, Boko Haram, al-Shabab and al-Qaeda.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Big News Network.com

South Africa Bans Travelers From Ebola-stricken Countries

South Africa said on Thursday that due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus it was banning travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the country, apart from its own citizens.

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Mail & Guardian

Art fair or just opportunist?

Galleries may thrive but will the planned Art Week, FNB Joburg Art Fair and Arts Alive festivities have any greater social or cultural ramifications? Joseph Gaylard: 'What the Art Fair and now the Art Week have done is to strategically position the city as a continental and emergent global centre for consumption.'

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-S.Africa's Bidvest mulls raising Adcock stake to majority

South Africa's Bidvest Group intends to raise its stake in ailing drugmaker Adcock Ingram to more than 50 percent, a legal document from the Competition Tribunal showed.

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Wall Street Journal

Cape Town Is Escape Town

Former Wall Street trader Paul Newman had been searching for the right home for a long time.

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Live Design Online

Pointes Are Ultra Cool

Cape Town, South Africa, based rental and technical production company, Ultra Events has completed its first purchase of Robe ROBIN Pointe moving lights with a delivery of 12 units from Robe's South African distributor DWR Distribution, to be followed by another 12. Ultra's owner and founder Costa Champanis first saw Pointes at the 2013 Mediatech ... (more)

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Iol.co.za

Grindrod seeks commodity rail projects

Grindrod, a South African freight company, is seeking commodity-haulage contracts outside its home market to help offset a decline in shipping that reduced first-half profit by a almost third.

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Iol.co.za

How aggressive lending led to Abil's downfall

All he knows is that African Bank Investments, which was bailed out this month, kept offering him money and he kept taking.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Mail & Guardian

ANC's Brigitte Radebe joins EFF cause on mining crisis

ANC member Brigitte Radebe has joined calls by the EFF for government to curb the controversial practice of transfer pricing in the mining industry.

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Daily Mail

Charlize Theron can't hide her excitement at a special on-set visit ...

Charlize Theron can't hide her excitement at a special on-set visit from her son Jackson and look-a-like mother Gerda in Cape Town She was brought up in Johannesburg by South African parents, so nearby Cape Town is pretty familiar territory for Charlize Theron.

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PR-inside.com

HOST1PLUS Renews WHMCS and CloudLinux License Options

This week the UK based hosting provider HOST1PLUS introduced new options for WHMCS and CloudLinux users hereby extending the range of customers that now may use the mentioned services.

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WAND-TV Decatur

South Africa: Soap opera cast is fired

Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.

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South Africa: Soap opera cast is fired

The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.

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Yahoo!

Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Sugar tax on drinks may reduce obesity

A suggested tax on sugar sweetened beverages has been given more credence in a research paper by academics from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Scientific American

The New Science of Human Origins

Through the Post Box, up the Dragon's Back, down the Chute and over to the Puzzle Box.

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Iol.co.za

JSE banks index down after Moody's cut

South Africa's banking index slid to a five-week low after Moody's Investors Service downgraded their local-currency ratings and kept them on review for a further cut following African Bank Investments Ltd's collapse.

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Iol.co.za

Billiton spins off SA assets into NewCo

The Hillside aluminium smelter in Richards Bay will be one of the assets in a new metal and mining company, which is being set up by BHP Billiton as a repository for some of its smaller-scale operations prior to spinning the company off.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Independent.ie

ESB International is powering Africa

The energy company is currently in talks with the state-owned Botswana Power Corporation, a spokesman for ESBI confirmed to the Herald.

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