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4 hrs ago | Bloomberg

South African Trade Gap Widens to 6.9 Billion Rand in July

South Africa's trade gap widened in July as oil imports increased and local car manufacturers boosted purchases of components during a strike.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Iol.co.za

Psst? Wanna buy an SA car company?

Ever wanted your very own car company? Well, the notion might not be as far-fetched as you think, as little-known South African carmaker Puma Cars is up for sale.

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Related Topix: South Africa, Africa, World News,

Mail & Guardian

Sharp rise in classroom homophobia

South Africa's schools are a hostile environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex pupils, said gender activists this week.

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Connecticut Post

Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry

In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 file photo Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, left, and his wife Grace greet the crowd during birthday marking Mugabe's 90th birthday, in Marondera, Zimbabwe.

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Iol.co.za

Four guilty of plot to kill Rwandan general

A South African court on Friday convicted four men of attempting to murder a Rwandan former general who had fled after falling out with the east African country's strongman, Paul Kagame.

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Iol.co.za

Gauteng Gig Guide - August 29, 2014

Arno Jordaan with Francois and Landman at Rafter's, cnr Garsfontein Drive and Blesbok St, Pretoria East .

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Iol.co.za

Snail mail delivery hit by strike

Waiting for your credit card to be delivered or end-of-month's bills to arrive in the post? Well, you might have to wait a bit longer.

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Related Topix: South Africa, World News

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Mail & Guardian

SA soldiers died in CAR while generals dithered

While South African soldiers were fighting for their lives in the CAR last year, a different battle was going on back at defence headquarters.

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News24

.com | Let Madonsela do her work - Tutu

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Reverend Mpho Tutu on Thursday appealed for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to be left alone to do her work.

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Mail & Guardian

Schools scrum down in quest to lure black players

Schools apparently go to increasing lengths to transform teams, and union agents promise big money to children willing to lie about their backgrounds.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa,

Suria

S.Africa's capital considers naming...

Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong was added to the list of possible names for streets and buildings in the South African capital Pretoria on Thursday despite protest from opposition parties.

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Iol.co.za

Spy tape ruling 'grants access to information'

The release of the so-called Zuma "spy tapes" has ultimately granted the public access to the information contained in them, arms deal critic Hennie Van Vuuren said on Thursday.

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Iol.co.za

Arms deal inquiry failed, says R2K

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the arms deal has failed to act fairly and consistently, the Right2Know Campaign said on Thursday.

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Mail & Guardian

I can, but I won't take Zuma to court - Madonsela

The public protector says she will request a meeting with Jacob Zuma "on the way forward", following the "hysteria"" surrounding the Nkandla matter.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

South African court orders release of Zuma...

In this Saturday May 9, 2009 file photo South Africa's president Jacob Zuma takes an oath during his inauguration in Pretoria, South Africa, for a first term.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Democratic Alliance (South Africa), Vladimir Putin

The Washington Post

South African court orders release of Zuma tapes

In this Saturday May 9, 2009 file photo South Africa's president Jacob Zuma takes an oath during his inauguration in Pretoria, South Africa, for a first term.

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Iol.co.za

State pension fund looks to lifts SA growth

The Public Investment Corporation, South Africa's 1.6 trillion rand pension fund manager, plans to improve returns by investing to reinvigorate the flagging economy it dominates, chief investment officer Dan Matjila said.

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Related Topix: South Africa, Warren Buffett

Wed Aug 27, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Pistorius mansion sold in ruins

JUST days after a nine-year-old killed a gun instructor, the National Rifle Association has tweeted about new ways for kids to "have fun" at shooting ranges.

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Related Topix: Guns, Home Listing, Home, World News, South Africa

AllAfrica.com

Africa: Eliminating Poverty - an Appeal for More Realistic Targets

When Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the African Union Commission Chairperson, first mooted the idea of Agenda 2063 as a blueprint to achieve 'a prosperous and united Africa in the next 50 years,' it came as a surprise to some.

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NatureNews

Brazil considers transgenic trees

Viewed from above, Brazil's orderly eucalyptus plantations offer a stark contrast to the hurly-burly of surrounding native forests.

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