11-Jul-2022 to 12:12

S/Africa: Electricity woes to worsen as Ramaphosa pledges gov’t action

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s power utility Eskom has warned of more electricity outages over the next few weeks as President Cyril Ramaphosa assured the nation of his government’s plans to restore the generation system.

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08-Jul-2022 to 13:56

S/Africa: Investing in KwaZulu-Natal after unrest ‘an uphill battle’ – Business

APA-Durban (South Africa) — A year after devastating riots killed over 300 people and left US$2 billion in damages in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, the Durban Chamber of Commerce said on Friday that the civil unrest has not been helpful to attracting investors into the region.

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08-Jul-2022 to 08:34

Chakwera pardons 175 prisoners in independence-day gesture

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has pardoned 175 inmates as part of a traditional independence-day gesture to free some prisoners, Information Minister Gospel Kazako said late Thursday.

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07-Jul-2022 to 14:59

S/Africa's electricity crisis demands state of emergency – Union

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s current electricity crisis calls for the declaration of a state of emergency, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) said on Thursday.

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07-Jul-2022 to 13:56

Ramaphosa condemns sale of alcohol to children

APA-East London (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the selling of alcohol to underage persons, saying the malpractice ended the dreams and futures of the country’s youth.

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06-Jul-2022 to 13:38

My day one experience with Sierra Leone's new currency

Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — “How much for two batteries?” I asked a street trader at Lumley junction where I was trying to buy batteries this morning for my voice recorder. “20,000 Leones Sir”, she answered. I jokingly asked her, “do I look like someone who is carrying 20,000 Leones?” She smiled and corrected herself and said “20 Leones Sir”.

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06-Jul-2022 to 12:39

S/Africa, Switzerland ink $3.5m green energy financing pact

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa and Switzerland have concluded a US$3.5 million long-term finance facility with the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the World Bank to support the development of green energy projects, a senior finance ministry said on Wednesday.

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