AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

23-Mar-2019 to 09:36

Ex-S/African leader says nuclear deal with Russia could have solved power crisis

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma has defended his proposal for a US$90-billion nuclear energy deal with Russia‚ saying it could have solved the country’s current power crisis had Pretoria been bold enough to commit to it.

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23-Mar-2019 to 09:18

S/Africa: Load-shedding won't cost us votes – Ramaphosa

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress is "not worried" that rolling power outages which have hit the country due to power supplier Eskom’s inability to provide enough electricity will cost the party votes ahead of the 8 May elections, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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22-Mar-2019 to 08:32

S/Africa: Sport arbitration court delays Semenya verdict to April

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has decided to delay to April its ruling on a challenge South African Olympic Champion Caster Semenya filed against the IAAF’s new regulation to stop her from running races against fellow women due to her high levels of testosterone.

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22-Mar-2019 to 07:13

Equal use of all S/African languages a human right – Ramaphosa

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The South African government has dedicated this year’s Human Rights Day commemorations to the promotion of indigenous languages, including sign languages, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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22-Mar-2019 to 06:51

S/African leader says current energy crisis will pass

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa will overcome the current energy crisis, corruption, poverty and unemployment “if we join hands and work together,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday.

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21-Mar-2019 to 08:03

SA sets up corruption-busting body

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has established a new corruption investigative unit to be based at the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP)’s office to probe high-profile cases –including state capture.

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21-Mar-2019 to 07:53

S/African parties pledge fair campaigning for May polls

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Political parties set to contest South Africa’s 2019 national and provincial elections have vowed to uphold the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) Code of Conduct while campaigning in the run up to the 8 May polls, APA has learnt.

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