Alexander Winning

Eyeing economic growth, South Africa seeks to renegotiate old renewables projects

17 Oct 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa has started discussions with power producers to try to get cheaper electricity from some older renewable energy projects and give the economy a boost, several participants in the talks say.

South Africa's latest power cuts highlight Eskom challenge

16 Oct 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa was hit by power cuts on Wednesday after a number of Eskom generating units broke down, highlighting the challenge facing President Cyril Ramaphosa in rescuing the state power firm.

'Everything was cool': Zuma son denies wrongdoing at graft inquiry

07 Oct 2019

JOHANNESBURG Ex-South African president Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane denied wrongdoing at a graft inquiry on Monday, dismissing testimony of two witnesses who placed him in the room when friends of his father are alleged to have offered large bribes.

Mugabe's family wins tussle with government over burial site

27 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will be buried in his home district, not at a national shrine, the government said on Thursday, relenting to the family's wish for a private burial three weeks after his death.

Tears and tributes as leaders, supporters bid farewell to Zimbabwe's Mugabe

14 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe was honoured as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa. | Video

Zimbabwe is serious about reform, needs outside support, foreign minister says

13 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe is serious about pursuing political and economic reforms and deserves international support, its foreign minister told Reuters on Friday.

Mugabe to be buried at Zimbabwe national shrine in about 30 days, nephew says

13 Sep 2019

HARARE Robert Mugabe will be buried at a Zimbabwean national shrine in Harare in about 30 days, his nephew said on Friday, contradicting comments earlier in the day that the burial will be on Sunday.

Mugabe's family say burial to be private, place still unknown

12 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be buried next week at a private ceremony at an as-yet-undisclosed location, his family said on Thursday, rejecting plans by the rulers that overthrew him to inter him at a state monument.

Mugabe's body brought home but Zimbabweans unsure of his burial place

12 Sep 2019

HARARE The body of Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe arrived home at the country's main airport on Wednesday, but it was still unclear where he would be buried amid a dispute between some family members and the government. | Video

Mugabe polarizes Zimbabwe in death as well as in life

10 Sep 2019

HARARE Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe is proving as polarizing in death as he was in life, with a fight over where he will be buried threatening to embarrass his successor and deepen divisions in the ruling ZANU-PF party.

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