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31-Jul-2020 to 14:50

Zimbabwe anti-gov't protest flops amid security clampdown

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe’s capital Harare was a pale shadow of itself on Friday as the army and police barred people from entering the central business district amid fears that a planned anti-government protest would turn violent.

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31-Jul-2020 to 14:04

S/Africa: Alcohol ban costing winemakers $7m weekly – Body

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South Africa’s wine industry is losing US$7.6 million a week due to the ban on alcohol sales during the coronavirus lockdown, the Wines Organisation of South Africa (WOSA) said on Friday.

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31-Jul-2020 to 13:28

COVID-19: Ramaphosa urges investment in Africa’s “science ecosystem”

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Ramaphosa on Friday said the COVID-19 pandemic “must be a clarion call for African nations to invest in what is already a vibrant Pan-African science and innovation ecosystem.”

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30-Jul-2020 to 14:19

S/Africa’s ruling party orders probe into Covid-19 corruption

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has suspended two party members to pave way for a probe into corruption allegations in the awarding of personal protective equipment (PPE) tenders by the Gauteng provincial government, APA learnt on Thursday.

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30-Jul-2020 to 11:31

Zimbabwe on edge as anti-gov’t protests loom

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwean government on Thursday beefed up security around the capital Harare amid tensions ahead of Friday’s planned street protests to demonstrate against rising corruption and a worsening economic crisis.

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30-Jul-2020 to 07:54

Toyota invests $147m in new S/African car plant

APA-Durban (South Africa) — Toyota South Africa has agreed to invest US$147 million into a hybrid car factory in KwaZulu-Natal Province, KZN Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Minister Nomusa Dube-Ncube has announced in Durban.

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29-Jul-2020 to 20:02

S/African minister recovers from COVID-19, leaves hospital

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has recovered from a coronavirus attack, and has been discharged from the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, his office said on Wednesday.

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