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09-Jun-2022 to 13:13

Gov't upbeat about S/Africa's economic recovery – Minister

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele on Thursday said the cabinet welcomed the recent positive developments as a result of government interventions aimed at stimulating growth of the South African economy.

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09-Jun-2022 to 12:12

S/African gov’t confident new BEE council will deliver – Minister

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — The newly-appointed Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Advisory Council will provide the South African government with additional guidance on how to empower black business in order to transform the economy, Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele said on Thursday.

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08-Jun-2022 to 13:00

S/Africa’s economy registers 1.9% growth in 2022 Q1

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 1.9% in the first quarter of 2022, with the manufacturing industry leading the way by expanding 4.9%, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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08-Jun-2022 to 11:11

Zuma to pursue private prosecution against prosecutor

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Former president Jacob Zuma can pursue a private prosecution of state prosecutor Billy Downer to force his removal from leading a corruption case against the ex-South African leader, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has announced.

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08-Jun-2022 to 10:59

US donates condoms to Namibia amid shortage fears

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The United States has donated over 6.9 million condoms and 2.6 million lubricants to Namibia to help ease a shortage of the contraceptive in the southern African country.

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08-Jun-2022 to 09:58

S/Africa: Soft landing key to post-COVID, floods recovery – IMF

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa needs to urgently take action to ensure a soft landing for its economy in the wake of the headwinds caused the Ukraine war, floods and the slowdown in China, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

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07-Jun-2022 to 13:47

Zimbabwe editor detained for insulting the president

APA-Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) — The editor of a privately owned Zimbabwe online news agency was briefly detained by the police on Monday on allegations of insulting President Emmerson Mnangagwa following a social media post critical of government policy.

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