Tag Archives: Johannesburg

05Jul/17

South Africa’s ANC proposes land expropriation without compensation

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Africa’s ruling party failed on Wednesday (July 5) to agree a clear plan to get the economy out of recession and tackle near-28 percent unemployment, but risked rattling investors with pledges on nationalising the central bank and expropriating land. Continue reading

05Jul/17

AI tech checks your ID the same way humans do

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (REUTERS – A groundbreaking technology is promising to revolutionise electronic identification and authentication, according to its South African developers.
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05Jul/17

Seven die in downtown Johannesburg building blaze

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 5, 2017) (INNER CITY GAZETTE) – Seven people died in a high-rise apartment block fire in Johannesburg on Wednesday (July 5) including a man who jumped to his death to escape the flames, emergency services said.
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07May/17

Johannesburg bourse to launch Zambia dollar-denominated maize contract

DURBAN, South Africa May 5 (Reuters) – The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is setting up a contract for Zambian maize that will be denominated in U.S. dollars.
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05May/17

Former South African presidents call for national dialogue over political crisis

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (MAY 05, 2017) (REUTERS – Three former South Africa presidents and other struggle icons launched the National Foundations Dialogue Initiative in Johannesburg on Friday (May 05), aimed at promoting national dialogue to avert the current political crisis in the country.
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10Apr/17

South Africa’s Zuma accuses protesters of racism after marches

South African President Jacob Zuma criticises marches last week, accusing some demonstrators of racism.

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02Apr/17

S.African parliament’s speaker to consider Zuma no-confidence vote request

South Africa’s speaker of parliament says she will consider a request from opposition parties to hold a no-confidence vote on President Jacob Zuma.

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31Mar/17

Zuma sacks finance minister, shaking S. Africa

President Jacob Zuma’s midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African markets on Friday, undermining his authority and threatening to split the African National Congress (ANC) that has governed since the end of apartheid. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading

17Mar/17

Airbnb aims to double African customers this year

United States tech company, Airbnb, hopes to maintain its rapid rate of growth in Africa this year and double its customer numbers to 1.5 million.
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26Feb/17

Specter of xenophobic chaos looming over South Africa again

Various,South Africa (China Global Television) – Tensions between South Africans and foreigners rose again in Pretoria and parts of Johannesburg recently.
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