Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh rejects election result, demands fresh polls

Military deploys in strategic locations across capital Banjul, triggering widespread unease among Gambians

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Nana Akufo-Addo wins Ghana presidential election

The 72-year-old human rights lawyer won 53.8% of the votes, according to Ghana’s election agency

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UN demands end to Syria carnage

Non-binding resolution demands ‘complete end to all attacks on civilians’ and immediate cessation of hostilities

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Youth, trade top agenda at first AU election debate

Five candidates vying to head the African Union were largely in agreement about continent’s pressing issues

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SABC board failed to apply risk strategies, former executive tells MPs

Former SABC executive Itani Tseisi has told the parliamentary inquiry on the public broadcaster that the board failed to implement strategies to offset risks

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Standard Bank acquires Firepay, the maker of SnapScan

However, the acquisition does not mean SnapScan will be limited to Standard Bank customers

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S&P demolishes a big distinction between emerging and developed markets

On Wednesday, S&P Global Inc. dropped a bombshell on the sovereign-credit ratings community. Sounding the alarm over the rise of populism in Europe and the ...

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Sadtu and Natu threaten to strike over Grade R teachers’ pay

The unions could embark on industrial action in KwaZulu-Natal if their demands for better working conditions for Grade R teachers are not addressed

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Necsa extends Tshelane’s contract after difference of opinion with previous board

Phumzile Tshelane will continue for another three years as head of the nuclear energy corporation, following disagreements with the auditor-general in 2015

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SIU to probe affairs of two municipalities and a KZN department

The three investigations will look into alleged improper and unlawful conduct by councillors‚ officials and employees of the municipalities and department

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Cabinet confident SA can avoid junk precipice

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has hailed ‘unified action’ for safeguarding SA’s credit rating

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Jacob Zuma defies calls to quit as ‘premier league’ continues to protect him

Some analysts see the lobby formed by the premiers as powerful enough to determine not only how long Zuma will stay in office but also who will succeed him

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UKZN the next university to announce 8% fee increase

However, only students from a household income of more than R600,000 will pay the 8% increase

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UK’s surveillance agency said to have spied on firms in Africa including MTN

According to The Intercept and Le Monde reports, GCHQ, the surveillance was carried out on 20 countries between 2009 and 2010

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Faith Muthambi ‘forced Hlaudi on SABC’

Former SABC board members reveal details of how Communications Minister Faith Muthambi bullied them into hiring Hlaudi Motsoeneng permanently

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Cybersecurity bill headed for Parliament

The Cabinet has also approved the Traditional Courts Bill to improve access to justice for all

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Weak Q3 trade data keeps pressure on rand and fuels inflation fears


Expect further pressure on the rand next year. This was the forecast from economists on Friday after the Reserve Bank revealed a greater than expected widening of the current-account deficit in the third quarter.

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