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APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — The South African government has launched an inquiry into a tragic accident at Lily Mine that left three mineworkers trapped underground nearly a year ago, an official announced on Wednesday.

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APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s business confidence index showed on Wednesday that the country’s fragile business confidence held steady in December 2016 – reversing a severe drop of a year ago.

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APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to visit Mozambique, Tanzania and Madagascar in late January as part of a diplomatic offensive aimed at strengthening economic and political cooperation with African countries, APA learnt here on Wednesday.

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APA-Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) — Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has said that it has suspended renewal of plastic bags license pending government's decision to ban them.

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APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government has adjusted the country’s crawling peg exchange rate regime by reducing the weight of the South African rand in the basket of currencies that determine the value of the Pula, the privately owned Mmegi newspaper reported here Wednesday.

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APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's Transport and Communications Minister Carlos Mesquita says an inter-ministerial commission has been established to halt the organised theft of fuel and other merchandise at the busiest port in the city of Beira in the country's Sofala province.

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