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    15-Feb-2019 to 06:30

    Ramaphosa dismisses "sellout" allegations

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has denied opposition claims that he worked with apartheid authorities against his “fellow comrades” in the African National Congress at the height of white minority rule in the early 1970s.

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    14-Feb-2019 to 23:21

    Ramaphosa clarifies Eskom restructuring

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated in parliament that the restructuring of Eskom into three entities is not the path to privatising the cash-strapped power utility.

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    14-Feb-2019 to 22:48

    Seven bodies retrieved from abandoned SA mine

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Rescuers at the Gupta Brothers’ Gloria Coal Mine in Mpumalanga Province have retrieved the bodies of seven men who died inside the abandoned facility.

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    14-Feb-2019 to 06:18

    Ramaphosa urges S/Africans not to panic over power crisis

    APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has pleaded with South Africans not to panic as rolling power cuts across the country persisted for a fourth day as a result of breakdowns and planned outages at Eskom’s power stations.

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    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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