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22 March 2018 11:57 AM Deputy finance minister Gungubele confident SA will avoid downgrade

Johannesburg - Deputy Finance Minister Mondli Gungubele on Thursday hinted he was confident that the country will avoid a credit downgrade by Moody’s when the ratings agency announces its review on Friday. Gungubele said meetings between National Treasury and ratings agencies during last week's international investor roadshow gave him hope of a positive 18

21 March 2018 5:46 PM Ramaphosa welcomes new continental free trade agreement

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the adoption by the African Union of an agreement of free trade on the continent as "a new beginning for the continent that will catapult African countries and companies to much higher levels of growth". Ramaphosa returns to South Africa Wednesday night following the adoption of the agreement by the African 24

20 March 2018 7:55 PM Pedestrian on rail tracks killed by train in KwaZulu-Natal

Durban – A man in his 40s was killed by a train as he crossed the railway tracks near Shaka's Head on KwaZulu-Natal's north coast on Tuesday, Netcare911 paramedics said. Spokesperson Shawn Herbst said the pedestrian and train collision was reported on Tuesday afternoon and paramedics were sent to the scene. "The Netcare 911 emergency care practitioner 20

20 March 2018 6:15 PM SA would need to deteriorate 'markedly' for white farmers to get refugee status – Australian senator

Johannesburg – An Australian senator who came out in support of Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton's comments on visas for white South African farmers has said his aim was to ensure the government was "generous in its consideration" of visas for South Africans. Liberal Democratic Party senator David Leyonhjelm wrote to Dutton last week that he should 21

20 March 2018 6:00 PM Egyptian court rules Uber, Careem illegal; appeal expected

Cairo - An Egyptian court has ordered authorities to revoke the operating licenses of the Uber and Careem ride-hailing services and to block their mobile apps and software. The government and the companies are expected to appeal Tuesday's administrative court verdict, which would prevent it from being implemented until a higher court weighs in. The administrative 21

20 March 2018 2:59 PM 'Thank you Mr President for taking a commercial flight'

Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked national airline SAA, via Twitter, for their "hospitality", drawing responses from Twitter users, who thanked him for "leading by example". "Today I had the pleasure of flying with our national carrier en route to Kigali, Rwanda for the 10th Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African 22

19 March 2018 4:34 PM 9 officials arrested for helping at least 36 foreign parolees escape

Pretoria – Nine government officials arrested on Friday have been accused of illegally releasing at least 36 parolees over the period of a year so that they could escape deportation. Police Minister Bheki Cele, at a press briefing in Pretoria on Monday, told reporters that officials from the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Correctional 18

19 March 2018 9:58 AM Fake Hepatitis B vaccines found at Ugandan health facilities

Kampala - Ugandan authorities say they have found fake Hepatitis B vaccines at some health facilities, including in the capital, Kampala. A statement from the Ministry of Health says the fake vaccines were discovered during routine checks at facilities in four districts. It says some suspects have been arrested in the scam involving doses allegedly originating 19

18 March 2018 11:42 AM Striking Gauteng pathology workers return to duties

Johannesburg – Striking pathology workers have returned to work following a court order, the Gauteng department of health said on Sunday. Forensic pathology workers embarked on an unprotected strike on March 7, demanding formal training from the Department of Health. Bodies piled up at government mortuaries across Gauteng as staff downed tools 27

16 March 2018 11:31 AM Ethiopian immigration on hold after Israeli budget passes

Jerusalem - An activist group says the reunification of hundreds of families split between Israel and Ethiopia is on hold after Israel failed to set aside funding for the Ethiopians' immigration in next year's budget. Alisa Bodner, a spokeswoman for the Struggle for Ethiopian Aliyah, called on Israel to resolve the issue without further delay 19