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Leader of militant South African mining union re-elected

20 Sep 2019

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 20 South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) on Friday re-elected as its president Joseph Mathunjwa, known for his uncompromising stance in bruising strikes on the platinum belt.

South African police make more arrests as riots spread

03 Sep 2019

JOHANNESBURG South African police arrested more than 80 people and confirmed five deaths as riots in Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria intensified on Tuesday, spreading to surrounding townships with roving groups attacking mainly foreign-owned shops.

South Africa puts initial universal healthcare cost at $17 billion

08 Aug 2019

PRETORIA South Africa published its draft National Health Insurance (NHI) bill on Thursday, with one senior official estimating universal healthcare for millions of poorer citizens would cost about 256 billion rand ($16.89 billion) to implement by 2022.

CORRECTED-African Bank moves to stem client exodus, safeguard S.African comeback

21 Jun 2019

* Reversing falling customer numbers key to strategy, comeback

Latest low-fee, digital accounts shake up South African banking

21 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africans were offered low-fee, digital accounts by two "traditional" banks this week in a sign of how competition from a new breed of cheaper, online-only rivals is driving change in the $30 billion market.

Latest low-fee, digital accounts shake up South African banking

21 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG, May 21 South Africans were offered low-fee, digital accounts by two "traditional" banks this week in a sign of how competition from a new breed of cheaper, online-only rivals is driving change in the $30 billion market.

REFILE-Will young voters have their say in South Africa's election?

21 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG, May 3 Young South Africans make up the majority of eligible voters who have not registered to take part in next week's elections, raising concerns over voter apathy barely a generation after many of their parents won the right to vote for the first time.

ANC keeps power in South Africa but scandals cost it votes

12 May 2019

PRETORIA The African National Congress easily won South Africa's general election on Saturday but its share of the vote fell, reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power. | Video

REFILE-ANC coasting to victory in South African election

11 May 2019

PRETORIA, May 11 The African National Congress was set to easily win South Africa's election on Saturday but with a lower vote share reflecting anger at corruption scandals and racial inequalities that remain entrenched a generation after the party took power.

UPDATE 4-ANC set to retain power in South Africa but support slips

10 May 2019

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