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Emma Rumney

South Africa's Ramaphosa warns against using farm murders to stoke racial hatred

12 Oct 2020

JOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday urged South Africans not to use murders of white farmers to inflame racial tensions by falsely equating them with ethnic cleansing, a week after a farm killing stoked violent protests.

Pandemic spurs Africa's mobile telcos to ramp up banking bid

29 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG/ABIDJAN When COVID-19 hit Ivory Coast, Bonaventure Kra, who works at an import-export business, began to worry. Handling hard cash all day was a risk. Queuing in crowded bank branches exposed him to infection.

Exclusive: South Africa's COVID-hit carmakers ask govt to cut taxes on new cars

29 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's car makers have asked the government to reduce taxes on new vehicle purchases as part of a proposed stimulus package for the coronavirus-hit sector, according to a presentation from an industry body seen by Reuters.

UPDATE 2-Investec profit warning increases heat from investors

18 Sep 2020

* Says interim dividend unlikely (Recasts, adds investor comment, share reaction)

'There's nothing we can do,' striking South African undertakers tell bereaved

16 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG Grieving South African families are being left searching for someone to collect the bodies of deceased relatives after funeral parlours like Hloni Swarts' went on strike in a country with one of the world's highest coronavirus rates. | Video

S.Africa's coronavirus loan scheme lags, hobbling govt relief package

15 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 15 South Africa's National Treasury plans no further easing of its coronavirus loan scheme criteria to stimulate uptake, it told Reuters, meaning almost a third of the government's 500 billion rand ($30 billion) relief package may end up going unused.

S.African bank profits seen taking years to recover from COVID-19 hit

11 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 11 Coronavirus-related bad debts have set South African banks' profits back by around a decade or more and they are unlikely to recover for at least three years, two top executives told Reuters, as the economy struggles with recession.

UPDATE 2-S.Africa's FirstRand hopes to return to dividends next year

10 Sep 2020

* Says crisis will weigh on profit for some time (Recasts on dividend, adds shares)

AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick Gold to sell 'Morila the gorilla' stakes

31 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG AngloGold Ashanti and Barrick Gold will sell their effective 80% stake in the Morila Gold Mine in Mali, the miners said on Monday, as political crisis grips the West African nation after soldiers seized power in a coup.

Nicht versichert? Safari-Camp kämpft wegen Corona gegen die Pleite

24 Aug 2020

Pilanesberg National Park Das Safari-Camp von Wynand Du Toit liegt verlassen da, Paviane haben die Zelte aufgerissen, und auf dem Parkplatz grasen die Antilopen.

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