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1 February, 2017
Heads of State and government will on Monday elect a new African Union Commission Chairperson to replace South Africa's Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – widely credited with improved efficiencies and women's empowerment at the august body.
1 February, 2017
At least 32 people have died in Somalia after drinking water from a well that was believed to have been poisoned, officials said on Monday.
1 February, 2017
The Absa Purchasing Managers' Index has edged above 50 for the first time since July 2016, suggesting the manufacturing sector started the year on a relatively solid footing.
1 February, 2017
Although the overall impact of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would be negative the effect would be “relatively small”, National Treasury said. 
1 February, 2017
National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams ordered an investigation into advocate Gerrie Nel and other senior prosecutors just three days before Nel resigned.
27 January, 2017
Repeated rain failures have pushed 15 million people across the three countries into crisis, and in need of aid, as their animals are dying and water is in short supply, Save the Children said in a statement.
27 January, 2017
If you were caught unaware when water cuts hit Johannesburg suburbs on Thursday night you have yourself to blame – threats of drastic action against water wasters were issued months ago.
27 January, 2017
It is well-known that many South Africans drive Toyotas and equally large numbers eat sushi. It is harder to say for sure if many Japanese like a glass of pinotage with their biltong while they are watching, say, a game of rugby.
27 January, 2017
Gold fell half a percent on Friday and headed for its first weekly loss of the year, as a two-day rise in the dollar prompted some investors to cash in gains after the metal hit its highest since mid-November earlier this week.
27 January, 2017
The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland is a platform for leaders in politics and business to debate and chart the way forward on global matters, but it also offers a crucial window for the NGO sector to interact and get buy-in for their initiatives.
27 January, 2017
Parliament's ad hoc committee looking into the SABC board has agreed to finalise its draft report without any recommendations, until those implicated have been given a chance to respond.
19 January, 2017
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to lead a government, labour and business delegation on the second day of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.
18 January, 2017
Mozambique said on Monday it would miss a $60m interest payment on a 2023 bond, as its economic crisis deepens over hidden debt, the fall in commodity prices and a cut-off in aid.
18 January, 2017
It was always going to be hard for outgoing US President Barack Obama to live up to expectations in Africa.
18 January, 2017
A number of demonstrations have been held in Syria in solidarity with kidnapped South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed. The thirty-eight year old Mohamed was captured while on assignment with aid organisation Gift of the Givers last week, while returning to the Turkish border.

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