Marius Bosch

Aristide wants to be in Haiti before vote

Haiti's exiled former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide wants to return to his home country before elections on Sunday.

Zuma controversial but smart, says leaked cable

The rise of Jacob Zuma to South Africa's presidency was an "astonishing achievement", according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.

Zuma confident World Cup will create jobs

President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday he is confident the Soccer World Cup will boost job creation and economic growth in the country.

Twenty years after Mandela’s release, SA struggles

Twenty years after Nelson Mandela was freed from prison, South Africa is a vibrant democracy, but millions still live in poverty.

Cosatu meets to review strategy

Cosatu meets next week to take stock of its relations with the ANC and progress made in economic restructuring to benefit the country's poor.

Cele promises tougher fight against crime

South Africa's police will be transformed into a well-oiled machine that will send criminals fleeing, the new police chief said on Thursday.

Strike enters third day, cost mounts

A strike by tens of thousands of council workers entered its third day on Wednesday, disrupting local services and keeping pressure on Jacob Zuma.

SA govt ‘will not tolerate violent protests’

SA's government will crack down on violent protests which erupted this week over delivery of basic services, a Cabinet minister said on Thursday.

SA businessman Tannenbaum denies $1,2bn fraud

Barry Tannenbaum, accused of defrauding hundreds of investors in what may be the South Africa's biggest corporate fraud, has denied any wrongdoing.

‘Xenophobia hurts like apartheid’

Thousands of people marched through Johannesburg on Saturday, calling for an end to the violence that has killed at least 50 African migrants and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes. People in Hillbrow, home to many African immigrants, cheered the march, which was organised by churches and labour unions.

Sasol unveils SA’s biggest empowerment deal

Fuels and petrochemicals group Sasol will sell a 10% stake in the company to black investors in South Africa's biggest black economic empowerment transaction to date, worth R25,9-billion. Sasol, the world's top maker of oil from coal, said the deal involving 63,1-million shares will broaden and transform the group's shareholder base.

Standard Bank sees stronger earnings from ICBC deal

Standard Bank expects as much as -million in incremental earnings by the third year of the deal in which China's biggest lender ICBC will buy a 20% stake for ,6-billion, it said on Friday. Standard Bank said in a presentation on its website that the bank expects incremental earnings of -million to -million.

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