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Ed Cropley

Ed Cropley

    Zuma: Government wants 30 wells in 10 years for oil exploration
    Zuma: Government wants 30 wells in 10 years for oil exploration
    President Jacob Zuma outlined ambitious plans on Wednesday for oil and gas exploration in coastal waters that he said could contain as much as...
    Pistorius's life in the balance as judge gives verdict
    Pistorius's life in the balance as judge gives verdict
    South African Judge Thokozile Masipa began reading her verdict in the six-month murder trial of Paralympic and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius at the...
    Informal settlements ablaze with disenchantment
    Informal settlements ablaze with disenchantment
    Police respond with everything from rubber bullets and live ammunition – nine people have been shot dead so far this year – to shrugs...
    Karoo fracking: Water, wealth and whites
    Karoo fracking: Water, wealth and whites
    Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness that draws artists,...
    Zuma cancels Mozambique trip, no comment on Mandela life support reports
    Zuma cancels Mozambique trip, no comment on Mandela life support reports
    Zuma made his decision not to leave the country after visiting the 94-year-old former president late on Wednesday in the Pretoria hospital where he...
    Labour unrest: Worker stabbed at AngloGold
    Labour unrest: Worker stabbed at AngloGold
    AngloGold, Africa's biggest bullion producer, said the disruptions occurred at its Mponeng mine near Carletonville, west of Johannesburg, and...
    Gordhan lauds SA's economy despite stifling monetary policy
    Gordhan lauds SA's economy despite stifling monetary policy
    The comments on Tuesday, in an interview as part of a Reuters Investment Summit, suggested President Jacob Zuma's administration saw no need to...
    Zille: Battle for spoils tearing ANC apart
    Zille: Battle for spoils tearing ANC apart
    In an interview with Reuters, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Zille said the unprecedented mining turmoil, including the police killing of 34...
    UN truce fails to hold Syria to account
    UN truce fails to hold Syria to account
    Violence erupted in two Syrian provinces on Tuesday, with a rights group reporting 10 civilians dead in an army mortar attack and 12 soldiers...
    Civil case to take gold mines to court
    Civil case to take gold mines to court
    A South African lawyer said on Tuesday that he was preparing a class action lawsuit against leading gold mining firms on behalf of thousands of...
    State clamps down on provinces' out-of-control spending
    State clamps down on provinces' out-of-control spending
    The government took direct control of parts of several provincial administrations on Monday in a clampdown on profligate spending and to try to...
    EU banks refuse loans to firms doing business with Africa
    EU banks refuse loans to firms doing business with Africa
    Some European banks are now refusing to lend to firms trading with Africa, threatening growth in the world's poorest continent, a senior official...