AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

02-Feb-2019 to 11:35

S/Africa: Top prosecutor says banishing graft her target

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s newly-appointed National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi has vowed to fight corruption, saying “it is now time for justice to win the fight against the scourge” in the country.

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02-Feb-2019 to 11:27

Eskom secures $1.1bn loan to service operations

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s Eskom, has secured a $1.1 billion loan from a consortium of local and international banks to prop up the cash-strapped parastatal from collapsing its operations, the public utility has confirmed.

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02-Feb-2019 to 10:52

S/African clergy, wife arrested on fraud charges

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Malawi-born Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and wife Mary, who head the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church, have been arrested by the South African police on alleged fraud and money laundering charges, the police have confirmed.

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01-Feb-2019 to 06:55

S/African businessman’s remains repatriated from Mozambique

APA-Durban (South Africa) — Remains of a South African businessman André Hanekom who died last week in Mozambican police custody following his arrest in the north of that country as an alleged jihadist have returned home for burial, APA has learnt.

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01-Feb-2019 to 06:26

S/Africa: Zuma snubs state of the nation address?

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Former president Jacob Zuma has opted not to attend this year’s state of the nation address (SONA), the second one since he resigned from office in February 2018.

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01-Feb-2019 to 06:02

S/African cabinet urged to prioritise people’s welfare

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has, at the final day of the Cabinet lekgotla (meting) in Pretoria, urged his ministers to prioritise actions that accelerate inclusive economic growth, in addition to providing a more responsive public service that delivers quality services, the presidency has said.

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31-Jan-2019 to 06:20

‘Let's protect S/Africa from corruption’ – Ramaphosa

APA- Johannesburg (South Africa) — Corruption in the South African government and in the country’s businesses must be dealt with harshly, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told a group of business people here.

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