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Jon Herskovitz

Jon Herskovitz

    Zuma's move to calm economic fears backfires
    Zuma's move to calm economic fears backfires
    In a hastily convened news conference two days after weaker-than-expected economic data was released, Zuma tried to calm fears that last year's...
    Labour laws keep SA's textile industry struggling along
    Labour laws keep SA's textile industry struggling along
    It's not luxurious, but Goldfinch Garments, the Chinese-owned South African factory where Sindisizwe Zwane works nine hours a day, is far from...
    Deep Read: 'Born free' voters may not choose ANC
    Deep Read: 'Born free' voters may not choose ANC
    When Nelson Mandela and his ANC party dreamed of South Africa's future after apartheid, they probably imagined someone like Fulufhelo Davhana,...
    Match fixing: Safa says officials were improperly removed
    Match fixing: Safa says officials were improperly removed
    The South African Football Association (Safa) did not exonerate the group, which included president Kirsten Nematandani, new chief executive Dennis...
    Deadliest year yet for Africa's rhinos and elephants
    Deadliest year yet for Africa's rhinos and elephants
    By mid-December, poachers had killed 633 rhinos in South Africa, according to environment ministry figures.
    Awful year for SA's rhinos as 2011 poaching shatters record
    Awful year for SA's rhinos as 2011 poaching shatters record
    A record number of rhinos were poached this year in South Africa, as rising demand in Asia for their horns led to increased killings of the...
    Fikile Mbalula on the political fast track
    Fikile Mbalula on the political fast track
    The former head of the ANC Youth League, Fikile Mbalula, is beating a path that may lead right to the top using sport to help unite a nation still...
    SA braces for massive coal strike
    SA braces for massive coal strike
    About 150 000 South African coal workers seeking 14% wage increases plan to walk off the job from Sunday in a strike that could dent exports...
    SA economy pays high price for wage raises
    SA economy pays high price for wage raises
    Increasingly violent labour protests sweeping South Africa during its mid-year "strike season" are stoking worries about inflation and dealing...
    Icy rain, fuel shortages hamper relief in Japan
    Icy rain, fuel shortages hamper relief in Japan
    Fuel shortages, icy rain and power failures are hampering Japan's worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, but relief workers are reporting...
    Japan: Robot power everywhere except at nuclear plant
    Japan: Robot power everywhere except at nuclear plant
    Japan may build robots to play the violin, run marathons and preside over weddings, but it has not deployed any of the machines to help repair its...
    Rare earth hunt leads to frontier Africa
    Rare earth hunt leads to frontier Africa
    Africa, Australia and Canada likely hold the key to a geopolitical battle being fought to end China's stranglehold over obscure elements used to...