13-Aug-2020 to 14:11

Alcohol ban forces S/African brewers to halt investments

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Two of South Africa’s largest beer brewers, Brewers SAB and Heineken, announced on Thursday that they have stopped multi-million-dollar investments and expansion in the country as the impact of a ban on alcohol sales begins to bite, announced on Thursday.

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12-Aug-2020 to 17:11

UNECA launches price watch center in Africa

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a first-of-its-kind continental tool that offers a unique view of price variations in African countries, regional economic communities and at continental level.

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12-Aug-2020 to 11:40

eSwatini refutes Mswati cannabis farming claims

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — The eSwatini government has dismissed as false reports that King Mswati III is involved in the illegal farming of cannabis and threatened to take action against a fugitive journalist who is behind the article.

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09-Aug-2020 to 14:11

S/Africa mulls online population census amid COVID-19

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa plans to conduct its first-ever online population census and will use the next four weeks to test run the system before a final rollout, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Sunday.

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08-Aug-2020 to 12:40

eSwatini gov’t, civil servants reach cost of living review pact

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — The eSwatini government has reached an agreement with public sector associations (PSAs) to implement a three percent cost of living adjustment that will be backdated to April 1, a senior official announced on Saturday.

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06-Aug-2020 to 20:49

MPS welcomes ship with record draught in Ghanaian waters

APA-Tema (Ghana) — Meridian Port Services (MPS), the operator of the Tema container terminal in Ghana, has welcomed the MSC Beryl ship at Terminal 3, which boasts the deepest draught of any craft to visit the Ghanaian coast.

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05-Aug-2020 to 12:21

S/Africa defers payment of $300m in excise duty on alcohol sales

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government has deferred the payment of US$300 million in excise duty on liquor sales owed to it by the country’s alcohol industry for 90 days starting in August, APA learnt here on Wednesday.

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