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03-Sep-2020 to 13:43

S/Africa: Zuma ‘too busy’ to attend state capture probe – Lawyer

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Former president Jacob Zuma will not attend next week’s hearings into allegations of state capture during his term of office because he was “too busy” preparing for his corruption case involving a multi-billion-dollar arms purchase scandal, his lawyer said on Thursday.

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03-Sep-2020 to 13:10

Ramaphosa hails S/Africa’s COVID-19 contact tracing app

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The newly-launched COVID Alert South Africa, a mobile phone application designed to trace people with coronavirus infections, will strengthen South Africa’s contact tracing efforts, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday.

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02-Sep-2020 to 13:05

S/Africa hikes petrol prices, slashes cost of diesel

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa on Wednesday hike the price of a litre of petrol by a cent while the cost of diesel was cut by 21 cents.

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02-Sep-2020 to 12:50

ANC veteran accuses Zuma of instigating ‘regime change’ agenda

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma is seeking “regime change” by instigating a revolt within the ruling African National Congress to remove incumbent President Cyril Ramaphosa from office, a freedom struggle veteran charged on Wednesday.

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02-Sep-2020 to 12:40

Botswana developing labour market information system

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The Botswana government is developing an information system that will allow it to monitor and report on labour market patterns and trends as well as match the needs of the job market with the training curriculum, APA learnt here on Wednesday.

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02-Sep-2020 to 11:11

Zambian gov’t probes privatisation scam involving opposition chief

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The Zambian government says it is investigating allegations that opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema corruptly benefited from the sale of state assets while he served as a consultant for the country’s privatisation agency in the 1990s.

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02-Sep-2020 to 07:50

eSwatini launches domestic tourism campaign

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — The eSwatini government has launched a campaign to encourage locals to patronise the country’s tourist attractions in the face of the international travel bans triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

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