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Angola ready for elections
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Angola ready for elections

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Innocent Gore Angola is generally prepared to hold elections on 23 August, the head of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to the country’s polls, Dr Susan…

Netball World Youth Cup: The show comes to town
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Netball World Youth Cup: The show comes to town

Staff Reporter - Jul 14, 2017

By Andrew Bonani Kamanga THE netball fever has come to Gaborone, Botswana. The sport is truly coming to life with the arrival of teams from various parts…

Continental power sector becoming a priority
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Continental power sector becoming a priority

Staff Reporter - May 15, 2017

Thandisizwe Mgudlwa CAPE TOWN - Energy policy is fast gaining ground in African, as an important focus area for the continent’s development. Noor Kapdi, managing partner at…

A new breed of trade unionists needed for SADC
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A new breed of trade unionists needed for SADC

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

Despite having been dead for 36 years, music legend Bob Marley’s work remains relevant in 2017 as was in the 1970s when he released most of his…

NamPower banks on regional utilities
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NamPower banks on regional utilities

Staff Reporter - May 02, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Namibia’s power utility, NamPower, has put its hopes on the regional utilities to supply the country with power for the next five…

‘Junk’ wrong word for South Africa credit status
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‘Junk’ wrong word for South Africa credit status

Staff Reporter - May 02, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Cape Town - On the back of South Africa's down-grade by rating agencies, speculation is rife as to what does this mean for the…

Botswana, SA ruling parties exchange notes on political challenges
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Botswana, SA ruling parties exchange notes on political challenges

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone- Ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa held a meeting last week in an effort to…

Rwanda & South Africa: a long road from truth to reconciliation
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Rwanda & South Africa: a long road from truth to reconciliation

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Cori Wielenga 1994 was a significant year for Africa. South Africa made a peaceful transition to democracy. But on a darker note, Rwanda experienced a tragic…

Zuma’s critics within the ANC are vocal. But will they act?
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Zuma’s critics within the ANC are vocal. But will they act?

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Roger Southall There is a lot of brave talk about standing up to President Jacob Zuma after the dismissal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan amid a wider…

South Africa puts up spirited defence at ICC hearing but adverse finding likely
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South Africa puts up spirited defence at ICC hearing but adverse finding likely

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

South Africa put up a spirited defence before the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Friday where the country’s legal representatives…

South African can learn from Botswana on mining
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South African can learn from Botswana on mining

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Cape Town - It is a well-known fact that South Africa’s mining industry has for some time now, been in an unhealthy condition. However,…

AFRIMA to start in May
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AFRIMA to start in May

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

ORGANISERS of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have announced that events leading up to the ceremony will start on 2 May. The first of these events…

South Africa and the Colonial Unconscious
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South Africa and the Colonial Unconscious

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni Once again South Africa is politically and economically on the boil with high voltage calls for the impeachment of President Jacob Zuma. He…

SA’s junk status won’t affect Nam – experts
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SA’s junk status won’t affect Nam – experts

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – Economic experts say that South Africa’s credit rating downgrade to junk status is not likely to create instability in Namibia’s financial system…

The long shadow of the De Klerk regime
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The long shadow of the De Klerk regime

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Oupa Lehulere FREDERICK de Klerk succeeded in shaping post-apartheid South Africa in deep and fundamental ways. Every policy he spelt out in his 1990 speech has been…

SA remains Zim’s largest trading partner
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SA remains Zim’s largest trading partner

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Tichaona Kurewa HARARE - South Africa has emerged as Zimbabwe’s largest trading partner in the first two months of 2017 owing to the proximity of the…

Africa: The problem of democratic colonialism
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Africa: The problem of democratic colonialism

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni On 21 March 2017 South Africa commemorates Human Rights Day and remembers the sacrifices of the African multitudes that suffered and died fighting…

Switzerland, SA – Nam’s top trading partners
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Switzerland, SA – Nam’s top trading partners

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – Switzerland was Namibia’s number one export destination for 2016, leading by R13.3 billion, followed by South Africa with R11.4 billion and Botswana…

ICC: Whither Africa?
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ICC: Whither Africa?

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

*Continent divided on withdrawal from court By Tichaona Zindoga JOHANNESBURG- Africa's mass exodus from the controversial International Criminal Court is off the rails, and the recent decision…

Global platinum production to fall in 2017
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Global platinum production to fall in 2017

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Tichaona Kurewa HARARE-Platinum producers in Southern Africa face tough times in 2017 as global total platinum production is expected to fall by 4 percent in 2017…