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Minister says SA won’t meet land-reform target

Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Friday it was impossible for the government to meet its land-reform target.

SADC urges world to shun Madagascar leader

Southern African leaders have urged the international community to reject plans by Madagascar's Andry Rajoelina to ignore power-sharing talks.

Eskom lowers tariff request

South Africa's power regulator said on Tuesday that Eskom had lowered its request for an increase in tariffs to 35% from 45%.

High costs hamper SA’s waste-to-power plans

Animal and human waste could produce as much as 200MW to help ease power problems in SA, but efforts in this regard are being hurt by high costs.

SA govt plans revised farm takeover law

The government plans to resubmit a Bill to Parliament that would allow it to seize land from farmers if negotiations to buy the land from them failed.

Malagasy farmers oppose land deals with foreigners

Malagasy farmers have backed a move by the country's new president to stop a -billion land deal with South Korea's Daewoo Logistics.

SA treats Zimbabwe cholera victims

Hundreds of Zimbabweans have sought treatment in SA as the death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe rises, health officials said on Monday.

Zim rivals in new bid to end deadlock

Zimbabwe's political rivals meet in SA on Tuesday for talks to end a political deadlock, amid mounting pressure from regional leaders.

SA farmers to help lure Zim investment

South African farmers will help rebuild Zimbabwean agriculture if the new government can resuscitate the stagnant sector.

Annan urges more support for Africa’s farmers

More must be done to support small-scale farmers if Africa is to overcome a crippling food crisis, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan says.

Zim opposition legal bid postponed

A Zimbabwe court postponed a legal bid by the opposition to force the release of presidential election results on Saturday, after the electoral commission asked for more time to prepare its response. Earlier, armed police briefly prevented lawyers from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change from entering the High Court, although they were later allowed in.

Zim union urges expats to cross the Limpopo

Zimbabwe's main labour union on Sunday called on millions of Zimbabweans living and working in South Africa to go home to vote in the country's March 29 elections, South Africa's Talk Radio 702 reported. Zimbabweans will vote in presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections in two weeks.

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