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26 October, 2016
Zimbabwe has finally paid off its 16-year debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of its arrears clearance strategy with multilateral institutions.
26 October, 2016
We have to beg for our basic needs as human beings, says trader   A taxi rank that caters for 28 villages on the outskirts of East London has been without water or public toilets for more than 20 years.
26 October, 2016
Uthukela municipality will no longer be offering university bursaries to virgins.
26 October, 2016
A minibus taxi transporting disabled children from home to a special needs school was involved in a collision that killed two people and left 24 children injured on Tuesday.
26 October, 2016
The establishment of a ratings agency for Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries is “politically motivated” to suit the context of emerging market economies.
26 October, 2016
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan faces what could be his most difficult budget speech to date as he seeks to stimulate the economy while containing expenditure, according to Global Credit Ratings (GCR) CEO, Marc Joffe.  
26 October, 2016
The Standing Committee on Appropriations was briefed by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) this week on the cost of free higher education in South Africa.
20 October, 2016
Botswana says it is shooting Zimbabwe cattle which stray across its border to protect its beef exports to the European Union (EU).
20 October, 2016
Negotiation was on-going with Nigeria's Boko Haram group for the release of remaining Chibok girls in captivity, a senior official said on Sunday.
20 October, 2016
The Ethiopian government has announced that posting the current situation in the country on Facebook is a crime. Also on the list of banned activities are listening to Voice of America and German radio, Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) and Oromo Media Network (OMN).
20 October, 2016
More than 14,000 annual deaths in Kenya can be averted if the country embraces clean environment and inclusive green growth, a conference has been told.
20 October, 2016
Ancient Romans were praised for their irrigation and aqueducts. Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is hoping modern-day Italy has the expertise to help South Africa improve its management of water resources.
20 October, 2016
Passenger Rail Agency SA’s (Prasa) turn-around strategy as well as a report into its procurement and supply chain management by the Office of the Public Protector are both receiving the attention of the agency’s board and will be brought to the attention of Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.
20 October, 2016
Retail sales growth slowed further in August, deepening the disappointing slowdown reported for July. Retail sales grew just 0.2% in August compared with a year earlier, Statistics SA said on Wednesday, after the 0.8% increase that was reported last month for July.
20 October, 2016
One of the biggest challenges facing the South African economy was that it was not growing fast enough and a number of bodies‚ including labour‚ needed to work together to address this challenge‚ Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.

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