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Botswana top vet defends investigations into unexplained elephant deaths

04 Jul 2020

GABORONE Botswana's top wildlife vet on Friday dismissed accusations from some conservationists that the government had not moved quickly enough to investigate the unexplained deaths of least 275 elephants. | Video

South African Airways restructuring vote delayed until next month

25 Jun 2020

JOHANNESBURG A vote on a restructuring plan for loss-making South African Airways (SAA) was delayed until next month on Thursday, after some creditors and trade unions secured an adjournment after months of wrangling over the airline's future.

UPDATE 1-South African Airways restructuring vote delayed until next month

25 Jun 2020

* Creditor vote may now happen on July 14 (Adds detail, context)

South Africa urges support for SAA rescue but allocates no new funds

24 Jun 2020

JOHANNESBURG The South African government on Wednesday urged creditors to back a restructuring plan for South African Airways (SAA) but did not allocate new bailouts for the loss-making state airline in an emergency budget.

South African Airways rescue would be costly, plan shows

17 Jun 2020

JOHANNESBURG The South African government would need to find at least 10 billion rand ($580 million) in new bailout funds if it wants to rescue South African Airways (SAA) with most of its routes intact, a long-delayed rescue plan showed. | Video

U.N. rights expert asks to give evidence in South Africa air pollution case

15 Jun 2020

JOHANNESBURG A United Nations human rights expert wants to submit evidence in a lawsuit against the South African government over its alleged failure to address long-term air pollution linked to burning coal, court papers show.

South Africa government, private hospitals agree deal on COVID-19 patients

07 Jun 2020

JOHANNESBURG The South African government has agreed how much it will pay private hospitals and medical practitioners to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients if public hospitals run out of space, a senior health official told Reuters.

Red tape thwarts South Africa's green energy potential

04 Jun 2020

JOHANNESBURG - World-leading renewables companies are lining up to invest in South Africa's energy sector and help remedy a chronic generation shortfall that pushed the continent's most advanced economy into recession even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

UPDATE 3-South African Airways rescue plan features more bailouts

01 Jun 2020

* Government has yet to discuss proposed plan (Adds plan publication date, ministry comment)

UPDATE 2-S.African state asset manager proposes Eskom debt-to-equity swap

28 May 2020

* Proposal still "at conceptual stage" (Adds finmin, GEPF comment, detail, context)

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