Daily Archives: June 2, 2013

Billions in taxes go up in smoke

JSE-listed Spar says it will investigate the sale of illegal cigarettes, which is against company policy

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Capitec defends its lending policies

Capitec CEO Riaan Stassen says he was taken aback by the National Credit Regulator’s decision and was spurned when he tried to meet the CEO

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All-rounder puts success down to education

Alexander Forbes chief says education system condemns young people to poverty, writes Sam Mkokeli

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SA missing out on billions in funding to clean up oil spills

World Wide Fund for Nature SA urges government to enact law that will enable it to access funding under international convention, as Cape Town works to contain spill

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Gold Fields moves West Africa office back to Accra

Gold Fields says it made the decision after careful consideration of the implications of the lower gold price as well as the strategic needs of the company in West Africa

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Call for a thorough chicken inquiry

Local producers want higher prices, but it is feared this could mean more hardship for millions of households under pressure from food inflation

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The Africa Leadership Scorecard 2012

Nation Media Group’s Africa Project assesses the good, the bad and the ugly of African governance in 2012.

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Burundi applies to join EADB

Burundi has applied to join the East African Development Bank (EADB).

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OAU 50 years on: Ambitious dreams, painful realities

The United States of Africa was a concept that was first championed by Jamaican political activist Marcus Garvey in the early 1920s.

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Are LRA fighters being drafted into CAR army?

It is emerging that members of the Lord’s Resistance Army, whose main hideout is in the Central African Republic (CAR), are being recruited into the country’s army.

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Terrorism report- US

The US State Department’s comments on Rwanda, Eritrea and South Sudan stand out in its new report on governments’ anti-terrorism efforts worldwide.

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Why Obama chose Tanzania for his Africa tour

What is US President Barack Obama’s interest in Tanzania?

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Kagame drops last two RPF ‘historicals’

The dropping of two senior Rwanda Patriotic Front cadres from the Cabinet has fuelled speculation that the duo had opposed a third term for President Paul Kagame.

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EALA backs govts on new axle-load law

Transporters in the East African Community will now have to explore other avenues after the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) passed the East African Community Vehicle Load Control Bill at its sitting in Kampala.

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