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…

A lack of political will remains SADC’s Achilles heel
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A lack of political will remains SADC’s Achilles heel

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

SADC was established as an inter-governmental body to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth as well as socio-economic development through efficient productive systems, deeper co-operation and integration,…

Zuma won, but the ANC will never be a united party again
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Zuma won, but the ANC will never be a united party again

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Prince Mashele To say there is victory in defeat sounds like a contradiction in terms. But, this is exactly what happened when South Africa’s opposition parties…

Paladin Energy crashes, files for insolvency
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Paladin Energy crashes, files for insolvency

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Collins Mtika MUZUZ – Paladin Energy, operators of Kayelekela Uranaium Mine in Karonga Malawi and Langer Heinrich in Namibia has filed for insolvency at the Australian…

Malawi strategises to unlock unbanked $1bn
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Malawi strategises to unlock unbanked $1bn

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Collins Mtika MUZUZ - Malawi has unveiled a three-year blueprint that seeks to incorporate about USD1.3 billion which it believes is circulating outside the formal financial…

ZB Bank resumes international transacting after sanctions lifting
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ZB Bank resumes international transacting after sanctions lifting

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

HARARE –  ZB Financial Holdings (ZBFH) is slowly offering international business services after the bank was taken off United States sanctions last year, an official has said.…

Investors to set up cable car facility at Tokwe-Mukosi
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Investors to set up cable car facility at Tokwe-Mukosi

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Walter Mswazie  CHIVI – The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is on the verge of luring a South African investors, Cable-Way to set up a cable car…

Mozambique to export power to Malawi
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Mozambique to export power to Malawi

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Collins Mtika MUZUZU - Mozambique has indicated that power exports to Malawi could begin in 2022, almost two decades after the two countries signed a power…

Nam downgraded to ‘junk status’ . . . Government to limit its borrowing to the Rand
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Nam downgraded to ‘junk status’ . . . Government to limit its borrowing to the Rand

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – Namibia’s Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein, says that limiting government’s borrowing to the South African Rand will be a good approach if…

The danger of supplementing aid to Africa with weapons
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The danger of supplementing aid to Africa with weapons

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Earl Conteh-Morgan During the recent G-20 meeting in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel floated the idea that African countries should be given weapons as part of development aid so…

Why Africa needs to protect its primary industries
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Why Africa needs to protect its primary industries

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

• This is the second instalment by Lukas I. Nantanga, who argues that “fallacies of logic” deliberately designed by rich countries prevent African countries from manufacturing. He…

Mind the gap: Why Zimbabwean researchers need to work with farmers
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Mind the gap: Why Zimbabwean researchers need to work with farmers

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Sally Nyakanyanga Maize seed in drought-prone regions of  should by now come with a government health warning: “Planting can seriously damage your well-being”. That’s because although…

“Recovery lending” helps disaster-stricken African farmers get back on track
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“Recovery lending” helps disaster-stricken African farmers get back on track

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

By Robert Kibet Accessing credit has long been a major hurdle for small-scale farmers in Africa, who produce some 70 percent of the continent’s food. Not only…

Spirituality and Religion in my Teens
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Spirituality and Religion in my Teens

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

As a teenager, searching for a sense of meaning and purpose in life is not easy. Exploration of your spirituality plays an important role in life’s most…

SADC must speed up industrialisation: Zuma
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SADC must speed up industrialisation: Zuma

Editor Southern Times - Aug 20, 2017

By Innocent Gore PRETORIA – The SADC region cannot continue to be suppliers of primary products and yet experience low levels of domestic investment, incoming SADC chairperson…

ECA urges SADC states to trade among themselves
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ECA urges SADC states to trade among themselves

Editor Southern Times - Aug 20, 2017

By Timo Shihepo PRETORIA – Executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, has urged SADC countries to increase trade among themselves…

Acceptance speech by incoming SADC chair President Zuma
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Acceptance speech by incoming SADC chair President Zuma

Editor Southern Times - Aug 20, 2017

President of the Republic of South Africa and Incoming Chair of SADC, on the occasion of the 37th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, Pretoria…

Mswati opens 37th SADC Summit, hands over chair to Zuma
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Mswati opens 37th SADC Summit, hands over chair to Zuma

Editor Southern Times - Aug 20, 2017

Your Excellency, Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa and Deputy Chairperson of SADC, Your Excellences heads of state and government, honourable minister’s, Your Excellency…

SADC, EU launch implementation of TRF projects in Member States
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SADC, EU launch implementation of TRF projects in Member States

Editor Southern Times - Aug 20, 2017

PRETORIA - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) in collaboration with the European Union (EU) has formally launched the national implementation of projects valued at 31.6 million…

AFDB rings the drums for SADC
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AFDB rings the drums for SADC

Editor Southern Times - Aug 20, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Pretoria – The African Development Bank (AFDB) has said that it is ready to be at the forefront of SADC’s quest for industrialisation and…