AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

14-Feb-2019 to 06:08

Use radio to build bridges – S/African Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa on Wednesday joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Radio Day, with Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana saying that the country must harness the power of radio to promote social cohesion.

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14-Feb-2019 to 05:45

S/Africa: Unbundling of Eskom is 'right-wing, reactionary,’ says opposition

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The opposition South African Communist Party (SACP) has said that the unbundling of Eskom would not solve the power utility's challenges, likening this act to “the behaviour of alcoholics who deal with their problem by drinking more alcohol.”

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13-Feb-2019 to 06:02

S/African leader sets up "war room" to prepare for free health services

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office has set up a National Health Insurance (NHI) "war room" to address challenges in the public healthcare system, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.

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13-Feb-2019 to 05:52

‘You were there’ during Zuma years‚ S/African opposition tells Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa should not absolve himself from the role he played in government under former president Jacob Zuma’s alleged corruption and “nine wasted years” that in February 2018, opposition Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has said.

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13-Feb-2019 to 05:43

S/Africa’s unemployment marginally down to 27.1% - Agency

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 of a percentage point to 27.1% for the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has said.

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12-Feb-2019 to 06:27

S/African leader vows to address job cut fears at Eskom

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government will talk to workers at the national power utility Eskom on their retrenchment fears following plans to unbundle the troubled firm into three entities dealing with generation, supply and distribution, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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12-Feb-2019 to 06:16

S/Africa deposits AfCFTA instrument of ratification

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has handed over to the African Union South Africa’s deposit of instruments on the ratification of the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCFTA) on the sidelines of the 32nd ordinary session of assembly of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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