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The fuel retail sector continues to grow in spite of the relatively sluggish economic growth in South Africa. This is according to a new report by the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA), which found that the sector contributes 8.5% to the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
As a result, South Africa has an oversupply of malls – 1 950 of the 2 082 shopping centres in Africa are in SA, according to Dion Chang's Flux Trends Report. Based on this, we know the mall will still be alive and well in two years' time, but the way we shop there is likely to evolve as physical and online ...

Australia had the last session to face, and South Africa's sore bowlers found enough to take three wickets by stumps, with Australia posting 88 runs. On a day when national icon Winnie Mandela passed away, a South African side eyed the prospect of its first series win against Australia on home soil since ...
The Pretoria government has hailed what it says is a decision by Australia to go back on plans to offer fast-track humanitarian visas to “persecuted” white farmers in South Africa. The Australian home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, triggered outrage last month when he said the farmers deserved special ...
In South Africa, as with most other countries around the world, there is no guidance and regulation regarding cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The Budget Review 2018 (Budget) proposes that the income tax and value-added tax (VAT) legislation be amended to deal with cryptocurrencies, which pose a risk ...
A considerable burden of disease in South Africa is from non-communicable diseases, and concern remains with the proportion of deaths associated with diabetes mellitus, particularly in females. Statistician-general Risenga Maluleke released the 2016 Mortality and Causes of Death in South Africa report ...

More than two decades after South Africa ousted a racist apartheid system that trapped the vast majority of South Africans in poverty, more than half the country still lives below the national poverty line and most of the nation's wealth remains in the hands of a small elite. "The country was very unequal in ...
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 81. The anti-apartheid campaigner and second wife of the late Mandela, passed away after a long illness, her personal assistant confirmed on Monday. She was married to Nelson Mandela, ...
As the race season begins to really heat up, the buzz is building for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, located this year in the seaside city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The event, held in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in South Africa's Eastern Cape province, features two days of ...
Having spent almost 50 years in South Africa, some days I ask myself, what took you so long to come back? But for all the time that I was away, my story has always been about being Irish, and about our family's strong links with Ireland. I first left Ireland in a basket crib, departing from Waterford city in 1948 ...
Land expropriation, a hot topic in South Africa, has taken a new twist. Led by the governing ANC, the push is to now use the pre-colonial period as the reference date when deciding the land's rightful owners. Until now, the Natives Land Act of 1913 was considered the cutoff point. Going back further in ...
South Africa is currently investing in water and sanitation infrastructure, but this is not nearly enough to address the massive backlog in getting new infrastructure built and refurbishing the old. The plan said to make sure the country does not run out of water, the total estimated capital investment requirement ...
The endgame to South Africa's largest post-apartheid corruption scandal appears to now be playing itself out. South African President Jacob Zuma was forced from office by his own party, the African National Congress, in February 2018, when almost a decade's worth of corruption, bribery and racketeering ...
But the former president and his state-capturing confreres are not the only ones under scrutiny in South Africa these days. We've been to examine the role allegedly played by major international companies in scandals so toxic and far-reaching, they look set to haunt the country for years to come. Source: Al ...
LONDON — If Vicki Momberg had only unleashed a high-volume tirade at the South African police officers, video of it would have been of mere passing interest. But her repeated use of a racial slur — unfamiliar to most Americans, but explosive in South Africa — made her notorious, and led to demands to ...
In South Africa, an outbreak of listeriosis, a serious foodborne disease, has been ongoing since the start of 2017. Between 1 January 2017 through 14 March 2018, 978 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases have been reported to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) from all provinces.
Ratings agency Moody's on Friday affirmed South Africa's investment-grade credit rating and revised its credit outlook to stable from negative, saying the previous weakening of national institutions was gradually reversing which supported an economic recovery. In a swift response, Treasury welcomed the ...

"But South Africa could have done much more. It did not send an army, but just to engage." Mugabe who ruled Zimbabwe since independence from British colonial rule in 1980 was forced to quit when the military stepped in and ruling ZANU-PF lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against their ...
Smartphone unit sales in South Africa climbed by around 21% in 2017, even as South Africans reduced their spending in most categories of the consumer technology market, according to point of sale data from market research firm, GfK South Africa. Storage, media streaming device, and speaker retail ...
“The confirmation of South Africa's ratings reflects Moody's view that the previous weakening of South Africa's institutions will gradually reverse under a more transparent and predictable policy framework. The recovery of the country's institutions will, if sustained, gradually support a corresponding recovery ...
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa opened up a potentially match-winning lead on day three of the third test on Saturday as Australia captain Steve Smith admitted his side tampered with the ball in a confession that sent shockwaves through the sport. In an extraordinary news conference after the day's ...
What do we know about wealth in South Africa? In this factsheet, we explain the different ways in which wealth can be measured and also present available data sources. Working out how wealthy someone is, means working out how many economic resources the person has. Wealth “is the value of all the ...
Something extraordinary is happening in South Africa. The warm, dry climate that has shaped this beautiful country into such a popular tourist destination also makes water a particularly precious resource. Driven by the global problem of climate change, South Africa is positively changing its relationship ...
LONDON. – A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country's approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, a leading health official said on Friday. The World Health Organisation's top specialist on global food safety likened the South ...
The announcement was the latest — though not likely the final — chapter in a long-running corruption case that nearly derailed Mr. Zuma's bid for the presidency and tarnished the image of South Africa's governing African National Congress. The deal under scrutiny laid the seeds of a culture of graft that ...
Frederiksen's wife, 28-year-old Anna Matseliso Molise, was due to be the key prosecution witness but was shot dead in October 2015 outside her house in Maseru, in neighbouring Lesotho. South Africa has legislation prohibiting female genital mutilation, although it is not a common practice in the country.
“This has again improved surrounding the news of the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as South Africa's president. While the country still faces challenges in terms of repairing years of economic stagnation, promises of 'policy certainty and consistency' from the government seem to have had a further positive ...
Pick up the new edition of Wisden Cricket Monthly, and you will find an unexpected titbit: the former Manchester United defender Gary Neville revealing that he once shared a double-century stand with Matthew Hayden in the Bolton League. Having watched Hayden lose the ball repeatedly in nearby trees, ...
Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the listeria outbreak is not yet over and that South Africa must brace itself, as more cases will emerge. The disease has killed 180 people in South Africa so far and is being recorded as the worst listeria outbreak globally. Namibia reported its first case on Tuesday and ...
Johannesburg- South Africa ranked 113th out of 114 countries in the Effective Energy Transitions Index 2018, a report by the World Economic Forum which ... The WEF's Energy Transition Index found relatively difficult conditions for the renewable energy industry with South Africa scoring 35% for policy ...
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been forced to move on the thorny issue of large-scale land redistribution more quickly than he probably would have liked by the challenge from an upstart opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). More than two ...
Australia offered up their “civilized” help following news that South Africa had passed a constitutional amendment allowing the government to take back land from white South African farmers. The new policy, commonly referred to as “land expropriation without compensation,” is a kind of land reform that ...
The announcement was made Friday afternoon by Shaun Abrahams, national director of public prosecutions at the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), in Pretoria, South Africa. "After consideration of the matter, I am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of successful prosecution of Mr Zuma on ...
At least five human cases of rabies have been confirmed in South Africa since December 2017. Picture: Reuters/Pichi Chuang. Johannesburg - At least five human cases of rabies have been confirmed in South Africa since December 2017. These cases were recorded in patients from Limpopo, ...
South Africa. Five things making headlines in South Africa today. Standard Bank, Sanlam, MTN and Aspen release results; day zero pushed back to August. Moneyweb / 8 March 2018 10:28 No comments so far ...
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday held discussions with Moody's on the various initiatives underway to accelerate the country's economic growth and create jobs. At the meeting‚ which comes just two weeks before Moody's is set to announce its latest outlook on South Africa‚ Ramaphosa also ...
South Africa is the largest legal exporter of living wild animals‚ birds and plants from Africa to Asia. A new analysis of wildlife trade data published on Tuesday suggests that South Africa legally exported nearly a quarter of a million live birds‚ more than 8‚000 live mammals and about 54‚000 plant species ...
South Africa's land—still largely owned by the white minority—is to be redistributed to black owners. The resolution in parliament on Feb. 27 is historic and emotional as it seeks address the displacement of black South Africans though four centuries of colonialism and apartheid. The motion is based on a ...
South Africa has just one environmental health practitioner per 30‚000 people‚ three times fewer than the ratio recommended by the World Health Organisation. In the wake of the world's worst ever listeriosis outbreak – in which at least 190 have died and close to 1‚000 infected – questions are now being ...
Three suspects accused of kidnapping an elderly British couple in South Africa in a plot linked to Isil now face charges of “the infliction of grievously bodily harm” on the victims, state prosecutors said on Thursday. Rodney, 74, and Rachel Saunders, 63, went missing on February 12 near the Bivane dam in ...
Applications for fully-funded international scholarships are now open for South Africans, the SA Department of Higher Education and Training has announced. Currently, there are two scholarship opportunities open for applications to study in China and Russia. Moscow is one of the most popular ...
South Africa's elite policing unit, the Hawks, have confirmed that they are currently investigating a major Bitcoin scam which may have affected thousands of South Africans. The scam is reported to have originated from a company called BTC global which is said to have had over $50 million worth of ...
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (2013) – "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is the award-winning biopic based on the life of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader Nelson Mandela. The movie was also filmed in Cape Town Film Studios. Click through the gallery to find out which ...
South Africa will now begin to reclaim land taken from black people near a century ago without payback to the current owners, dividing public sentiment along fears of a “land grab” and cries for justice. On Feb. 27, lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor to amend the constitution to allow land ...
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, South Africa's new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, delivers his State of the Nation address in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa. Ramaphosa says the transfer of some land from the country's white minority to the black majority will be handled without damaging ...
South Africa's new president calls the current optimism experienced in the country as “a new dawn.” It's a sentiment the country's volatile currency seems to have embraced, pushing below 12 rand to $1 when Cyril Ramaphosa took over the ruling party. The currency, which has risen by some 15% in the last ...
"We believe hops can be the next wine from South Africa," said John Rogers, director of raw material procurement and agricultural development for Africa at AB InBev. South Africa is currently the 7th largest wine producer in the world, according to the International Organization of Vine and Wine, making ...
Ericsson expects strong growth in sub-Saharan Africa and is looking to expand its presence in the region. This is according to Jonathan Adams, head of Ericsson in South and East Africa. The company recently partnered with MTN to conduct the first 5G technology and applications trial in Africa, which ...
With thousands of South Africans trusting Uber to get them around their city safely every day, it can be easy to forget that the company also has a responsibility to thousands of driver-partners who rely on Uber's service for their livelihoods – safely and flexibly. As part of an initiative to become more ...
Eskom is expected to deliver worse than expected financial results with the power utility a major risk to South Africa's fiscal targets. An article in the Rapport noted that Eskom expects to report a loss of R8.1 billion in the short term, which could swell to R26.5 billion in the medium term. The National Treasury ...


 

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