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South Africa to roll out sweeping health reform in stages

23 Aug 2019

PRETORIA A proposed move to universal health coverage in South Africa will be rolled out in stages as the budget improves, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost $2.2 billion per year by 2025/26.

UPDATE 2-South Africa to consider new nuclear in affordable way

20 Aug 2019

* IRP to be taken to cabinet in 2-3 weeks (Adds analyst, detail, context)

South Africa's Eskom facing "death spiral": departing CEO

30 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's state power utility Eskom needs to change its outdated business model to escape a "death spiral," its outgoing chief executive warned on Tuesday, as the firm reported a mammoth 20.7 billion rand ($1.5 billion) annual loss. | Video

South African corruption fighter seen amplifying ANC battles

30 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG To allies of President Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's anti-corruption watchdog is a wrecking ball who is abusing her office and could derail efforts to clean up government and turn the economy around. To Ramaphosa's opponents, she is holding the country's top officials to account without fear or favour.

Ramaphosa is 'last hope' for South Africa, Chinese diplomat says

29 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is the "last hope" for Africa's most advanced economy, but his government must turn incentive policies into laws to secure more Chinese investment, a senior Chinese diplomat told Reuters.

South Africa's Gordhan wins reprieve from public protector's orders

29 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African minister Pravin Gordhan won a bid to avoid imminent disciplinary action on Monday after a court suspended orders from the public protector, in a relief for ally President Cyril Ramaphosa.

South African court ruling could undermine public protector

22 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's top court ruled on Monday that an anti-corruption official who has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of serious misconduct had acted in bad faith when investigating an apartheid-era bank bailout.

South Africa's Ramaphosa dealt twin blows in anti-graft fight

19 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa suffered two major setbacks on Friday, when he was accused of misleading parliament and his predecessor Jacob Zuma won significant concessions from a corruption inquiry.

South African corruption inquiry adjourns after Zuma’s lawyers say questioning unfair

17 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG A South African judge adjourned until Friday morning a public inquiry into state corruption, after lawyers for former President Jacob Zuma said he was being questioned unfairly.

'I know nothing': South Africa’s Zuma ducks and dives at corruption inquiry

16 Jul 2019

JOHANNESBURG Former South African President Jacob Zuma ducked and dived on his second day of testimony at a corruption inquiry on Tuesday, saying he knew nothing about his business friends the Guptas allegedly offering a former lawmaker a ministerial position.

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