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09-Sep-2020 to 13:26

S/Africa’s Shoprite rides Covid-19 storm, posts record sales

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — One of South Africa’s biggest retailers, Shoprite has hit record high sales this financial year, raking in US$8.7 billion into its coffers, chief executive Pieter Engelbrecht said on Wednesday.

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09-Sep-2020 to 12:58

S/Africa: MP, 10 others arrested over Clicks protests

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African police have arrested an unnamed opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Member of Parliament and 10 other people following this week’s violent protests at beauty and health chain Clicks’ shops nationwide, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Wednesday.

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09-Sep-2020 to 08:58

Zimbabwe: 25 MPs test positive for COVID-19

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Twenty-five Zimbabwean lawmakers tested positive for COVID-19 last week, a senior official said on Wednesday.

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09-Sep-2020 to 07:01

Zimbabwe to resume domestic and int’l travel

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe government has approved the resumption of domestic flights starting on Thursday, with international flights expected to commence in October.

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08-Sep-2020 to 13:06

S/Africa’s presidency slams culture of violent protests

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Violent protests at South Africa’s retail chain store Clicks were “against the spirit of peace and respect for human rights that have shaped this country since the dawn of democracy,” the presidency said on Tuesday.

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08-Sep-2020 to 12:30

S/African economy shrinks by 51% - Agency

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s economy shrunk by a record 51 percent in the second quarter of 2020, thanks to the recession and Covid-19 pandemic, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday.

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08-Sep-2020 to 12:25

Botswana recalls glass contaminated fruit juices

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday recalled batches of South African-made fruit juices amid fears that the drinks may have been contaminated with small pieces of glass.

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