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/ 1 February 2008

SA mines make slow progress in restarting

South African mines made slow progress in bringing back production on Friday after Eskom allowed them to make only limited increases to their electricity consumption. The power cuts that shut the mines a week ago have helped push global precious metals prices to record highs and stoked concerns about a slowdown of growth.

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/ 19 November 2007

Mbeki, Zuma fight it out in damaging race

The battle to lead the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has boiled down to President Thabo Mbeki and his former deputy, Jacob Zuma, in a clash that has shaken the party to its core. There are no signs that an economic boom will end anytime soon but millions of South Africans mired in poverty are waiting for the ANC to ease their hardships.