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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.
18 January, 2017
Over 100 firefighters are extinguishing and containing a fire that flared up on the slopes of Table Mountain on Monday night, the City of Cape Town said.
18 January, 2017
A Pinetown resident whose right arm was slashed in an attempted hijacking last month now fears losing the use of his limb after he says indifferent hospital staff left the wound open for hours on end.
18 January, 2017
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says the city will embark on a programme to generate its own energy from renewables by 2020. De Lille says the aim is to generate about 20% of the city's total electricity supply towards that period. 

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