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28-Nov-2022 to 09:34

Sabotage rampant at S/Africa’s Eskom power stations – Official

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Apart from the power utility Eskom’s aging machinery, there is rampant and deliberate acts of sabotage at a number of power stations in the country -- leading to the current regular load-shedding of energy nationwide, Eskom chief executive Andre de Ruyter disclosed on Monday.

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28-Nov-2022 to 09:33

Zimbabwe braces for more power outages as dam level drops

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabweans should brace for prolonged periods of power outages over coming months amid warnings that the dam supplying the country’s main hydroelectric power station has reached critical levels.

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27-Nov-2022 to 15:53

S/Africa arrest ‘Pitbull’ woman after ‘racist’ rant

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African Police Services (SAPS) have arrested a woman named Belinda Magor for her racial outburst following remarks she made after a Pitbull killed an infant recently in the country, according to Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi on Sunday.

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26-Nov-2022 to 12:51

S/Africa launches 16 days of activism to empower women

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African women and children continue to face the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide -- and economic empowerment is the only viable way to reduce this vice among them, Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Nkoana-Mashabane, has said.

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25-Nov-2022 to 12:39

Namibia to host emergency SADC security summit

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibia will next week host an emergency summit of the security organ of the Southern African Development Community at which the political and security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho and Mozambique will be under the spotlight.

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25-Nov-2022 to 11:03

S/Africa's central bank raises repo rate to 7 percent

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s repo rate has been raised by 75 basis points to reach seven percent with effect from Friday, South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced.

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25-Nov-2022 to 03:57

Zimbabwe slashes 2022 growth forecast to four percent

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwean government has revised downwards the country’s economic growth forecast for 2022, citing unfavourable global and domestic developments.

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