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Jun 3, 2012

AFRICA News, Jun 03, 2012

S. Africa gallery to remove painting from website
Fox News
Mapule Kgomo, a black woman from the outskirts of Johannesburg who wrote the sign, said she drew her conclusion about fellow South Africans who are white after seeing the painting, titled "The Spear," that a white South African had made of President ...
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S.Africa stocks drop as investors hang up on Telkom
Reuters
JOHANNESBURG, June 1 (Reuters) - South African stocks fell slightly on Friday as investors sold off shares in fixed-line operator Telkom after the government said it would not back its partnership with South Korean KT Corp. Stocks were also swept up in ...
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S.Africa GDP growth slows, but factory output up
Reuters
Mining slumps, but manufacturing pulls growth up * Reserve Bank might not need to cut rates (Adds background, details, comments) PRETORIA May 29 (Reuters) - South Africa's economic growth slowed in the first quarter of 2012, hit by a sharp contraction ...
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S.Africa's Zuma to Caution Mugabe Against Holding Elections This Year
Voice of America
30 May 2012 S.Africa's Zuma to Caution Mugabe Against Holding Elections This Year Blessing Zulu | Washington South African President Jacob Zuma is expected to caution Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe against calling elections this year before the ...
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South Africa: Two S Africans killed in Doha fire
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Pretoria - Two South Africans were among those killed in a fire at mall in Doha, Qatar, on Monday, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has confirmed. "The two include a 28-year-old female teacher, who worked at the mall's ...
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Sudan, S.Sudan start talks to end conflict
Independent Online
Teams from both sides are in the Ethiopian capital to restart the African Union-led talks which were stalled by heavy clashes last month, the worst fighting since the South won independence last July. Khartoum stressed its “commitment to reach a ...
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Independent Online
S.Africa petrol price to fall 4.5 pct next week
Reuters
JOHANNESBURG, June 1 (Reuters) - South Africa's petrol price pump in the main inland commercial region of Gauteng will decrease by 55 cents, or 4.5 percent, a litre next Wednesday, the energy department said on Friday. The new price of 95 grade petrol ...
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Sudan, S.Sudan press on with talks
Independent Online
Teams from both sides are in the Ethiopian capital taking part in African Union-led talks which were stalled last month by fierce clashes in border areas, the worst fighting since the South won independence last July. South Sudan on Wednesday offered a ...
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Independent Online
S. African Union Calls for Nationalization, Sunday Times Reports
Bloomberg
The National Union of Metalworkers, South Africa's second-biggest labor union, called for the nationalization of “all strategic economic assets” including banks, mines and energy companies, the Sunday Times reported, citing Irvin Jim, ...
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S.Sudan says it repels Sudan attack before talks
Boston.com
The negotiations are led by former South African President Thabo Mbeki, who has been unable to push the two sides closer to a deal. The talks broke off completely in early April as the two countries engaged in open clashes over the oil-rich Heglig ...
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S.Africa still needs 'healing', says Zuma amid painting row
AFP
CAPE TOWN — South Africa still needs to heal the wounds of apartheid, 18 years on, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday, amid heated debate over free expression sparked by a controversial artwork. The ruling African National Congress and an art gallery ...
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AFP
REFILE- S.Africa cbank:not alarmed over unsecured lending
Reuters
(Refiles to change dateline) PRETORIA May 29 (Reuters) - South Africa's Reserve Bank is not unduly alarmed at the rise in unsecured lending but is monitoring the development closely, Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele said on Tuesday.
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S.Africa's ANC drops legal bid over Zuma painting
AFP
By Jean Liou (AFP) – 9 hours ago JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's ruling ANC is to drop its legal bid to ban a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with exposed genitals, the party and a Johannesburg gallery owner said on Wednesday.
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AFP
S. African golfer Coetzee makes move at Wentworth
Radio Netherlands
South African George Coetzee was the best of the early starters as the final round of the PGA Championship got under way here at Wentworth on Sunday. The 25-year old got to the turn in 32, three-under par, and after 12 holes was five-under for the day ...
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S.African president withdraws case
MiamiHerald.com
By DONNA BRYSON AP JOHANNESBURG -- South African President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his legal case against a gallery that displayed a portrait depicting his genitals. The agreement, in which the Goodman Gallery said it "regrets the pain that the ...
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S. African gets life imprisonment for trafficking drugs into Bali
AsiaOne
South African national Brett Theo Savage was sentenced to life imprisonment for illegally trafficking 2.97 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine to Bali. Presiding Judge IGAB Komang Wijaya Adhi told Denpasar District Court that the 44-year-old defendant...
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AsiaOne
JK: Boost Africa`s airline industry
IPPmedia
By Lusekelo Philemon President Jakaya Kikwete has called on Africa to improve airline industry, in order to attract more tourists from the developed world. Addressing the 47th Annual meeting of theAfrican Development Bank and the 38th Annual meeting ...
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S.Africa's rand takes a dive, bonds gain
Reuters Africa
By Vuyani Ndaba JOHANNESBURG, June 1 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand plunged to a three year low against the dollar on Friday as weak US jobs data intensified fears of a global economic slump and sent investors scurrying away from risky emerging market ...
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S.Africa behind other African states in Internet access
Phys.Org
Internet penetration in South Africa, the continent's economic powerhouse, is low compared to other leading economies in Africa due to high broadband cost and a lack of infrastructure, a study said Tuesday. Internet penetration in South Africa, ...
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DuPont unit buys stake in S African seed business
BusinessWeek
By AP DuPont Co. agricultural subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred received regulatory clearance to purchase a majority stake in the South African seed company Pannar Seed Ltd., the companies said Monday. DuPont, a Wilmington, Del.-based chemical maker, said the ...
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AIDS treatment in S.Africa send baby infections plunging
AFP
By Johannes Myburgh (AFP) – 2 days ago SOWETO, South Africa — One-year-old Katakane laughs and coos in the arms of her HIV-positive mother as a doctor tries to examine her at South Africa's largest public hospital, in Soweto township.
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AFP
S. Africa backs out of S. Korea KT partnership
AFP
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's fixed line operator Telkom on Friday announced that plans for a partnership with South Korea's telecom operator KT will not go ahead after Pretoria decided not to back it. The two last year opened talks on a "strategic ...
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AFP
Caterpillar to sell some S. African Bucyrus units
Reuters
May 30 (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc reached a $115 million deal to sell South African industrial group Barloworld Ltd its Bucyrus distribution and support business in South Africa and Botswana. The move follows Caterpillar's $7.6 billion 2011 takeover ...
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S.Africa crude imports from Iran down 43 pct in April
Reuters UK
April imports from Iran at 286072 T vs 505908 T in March * Imports from Saudi Arabia nearly double to 671419 T (Adds details, background) By Agnieszka Flak JOHANNESBURG, May 31 (Reuters) - South Africa's crude oil imports from Iran fell 43 percent to ...
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Oger Telecom gives S.Africa unit $180 mln to boost network
Reuters
By Matt Smith | DUBAI May 28 (Reuters) - Oger Telecom, 35-percent owned by Saudi Telecom, will inject $180 million into its South African subsidiary Cell C to improve the coverage and quality of the unit's network, the Dubai-based firm said.
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AIDS treatment in S.Africa send baby infections ... - All Kenya News
By allkenyanews
South Africa, May 31 – One-year-old Katakane laughs and coos in the arms of her HIV-positive mother as a doctor tries to examine her at South Africa's largest public hospital, in Soweto township. But it is only a routine check-up. The little girl is ...
All Kenya News
Capital News » S.Africa behind other African states in Internet access
By AFP
JOHANNESBURG, May 29 – Internet penetration in South Africa, the continent's economic powerhouse, is low compared to other leading economies in Africa due to high broadband cost and a lack of infrastructure, a study said Tuesday.
Capital News
XE.com - INSTANT VIEW 1-S.Africa's April PPI at 6.6 pct y/y
South African producer inflation, which represents domestic output, slowed to 6.6 percent year-on-year in April from 7.2 percent in March, Statistics South Africa said on Thursday.
XE Forex News
XE.com - S.Africa to auction 2017, 2036 and 2041 govt bonds
South Africa's Treasury will auction 500 million rand ($60.28 million) of the 2017 government bond, 800 million rand of the 2036 paper and 800 million rand of the 2041 note at a weekly auction next Tuesday.
XE Forex News
S'African firm invests $250m pension fund in Ecobank
By adekunle
S'African firm invests $250m pension fund in Ecobank. On May 29, 2012 · In News. 6:46 pm. Tweet. Arusha - Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), late on Monday, in Arusha, Tanzania, signed a 250 million dollars agreement with the ...
Vanguard News
How South Africa became a top brand | All Kenya News
By allkenyanews
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 – South Africa seemed to have found the formula to get set itself to the top of Africa's most valuable brand and staying there for the last two years. Brand South Africa Chief Executive Miller Matola said the country ...
All Kenya News
XE.com - TABLE-S.Africa's April trade deficit at 9.9 bln rand
2012-05-31 12:17 (UTC). JOHANNESBURG, May 31 (Reuters) - South Africa's trade deficit widened to 9.9. billion rand ($1.16 billion) in April from a 5.5 billion rand shortfall in. March, the South AfricanRevenue Service said on Thursday.
XE Forex News
S'Africa's Amajita Dominates Flying Eagles - The Tide News Online
By admin
South Africa's Under-20 team, Amajita beat Nigeria's Flying Eagles 1-0 to bundle them out of the 8 Nation Tournament match at Cape Town Stadium early in the week. It was a game dominated bySouth Africa, who missed a lot of opportunities ...
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Du Plessis, Chris Morris get South Africa T20 call-up - ESPN Cricinfo
Faf du Plessis, the middle order batsman, has been has been named in South Africa's 15-man squad for the unofficial Twenty20 tri-series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, in Zimbabwe in June - Cricket news from Zimbabwe Twenty20 ...
Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo.com
BlackBerry Wins 'Coolest Brand Overall' Award in South Africa - N4BB
By Lucas Atkins
South Africans don't believe so. For the second time in the Sunday Times Generation Next 2012 Brand Survey Awards has selected BlackBerry as the 'Coolest Brand Overall'. The company also topped the 'Coolest Cellphone' and 'Coolest High- Tech Gadget' categories for the second year running. “We are delighted that South Africa's youth ... Founder of N4BB.COM! Doing my best to bring you the latest in BlackBerry news, leaks, reviews, videos, and so much more. I will always make ...
N4BB
S.Africa's most famous township gets new theater - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Playwright, director and actor John Ledwaba gave up theater during South Africa's turbulent 1980s and left his Soweto home to train to be ...
news.yahoo.com/africas-most-famous-township-gets-theater-1...
Jacob Zuma penis painting removed by South African newspaper ...
Controversial image showing genitals of South African president taken off City Press website after ...The Guardian, UK and World news, User comments, Web ...
www.guardian.co.uk/.../jacob-zuma-penis-painting-removed-n...
S.Africa police spy boss suspended: report < South african news ...
South Africa's freshly reinstated police spy boss was suspended again over fresh allegations in an ongoing love triangle murder inquest, a newspaper re...
www.expatica.com/.../safrica-police-spy-boss-suspended-repor...
Trouble at Greenpeace nuclear protest in S. Africa, news, StarAfrica ...
Five Greenpeace activists were roughed up by South African private security guards and briefly detained during an anti-nuclear protest in Johannesburg on ...
www.starafrica.com/.../trouble-at-greenpeace-nuclear-protest-i...
Voxafrica news: S.Africa appoints Africa's first black submarine ...
South African Navy's Type 209 submarine. ... S.Africa appoints Africa's first black submarine commander. Tue May 29 2012. South African Navy's Type 209 ...
www.voxafrica.co.uk/news/video/?v=0_yu55yg75&amp;p...
Australia, S. Africa to share telescope - UPI | e! Science News
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 25 (UPI) -- Australia and South Africa will share the site for the world's most powerful radio telescope, powerful enough to ...
esciencenews.com/sources/.../australia.s.africa.share.telescope.0
S. Africa gallery to remove painting from website - Taiwan News ...
A handwritten sign that said "whites hate blacks" and was carried by one of more than 2000 ...
www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1933304
South Africa's Soweto Gets Its Fashion Week | News | BET
Struggling but deserving designers will get a chance to show work inspired by the creativity and history of South Africa's most famous township in Soweto's first ...
www.bet.com/.../south-africa-s-soweto-gets-its-fashion-week.h...
IWMF partners with S. African media houses to fight HIV/Aids
Washington, D.C. – The International Women's Media Foundation has joined forces with eight South African news organizations to improve media coverage of ...
www.zimbabwejournalists.com/story.php?art_id=7895...1
DuPont unit buys stake in S African seed business - World news ...
DuPont Co. agricultural subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred received regulatory clearance to purchase a majority stake in the South African seed company Pannar Seed ...
www.msnbc.msn.com/.../dupont-unit-buys-stake-s-african-see...
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