Rebecca Harrison

Moeletsi Mbeki: Black empowerment has failed

South Africa's affirmative action policies have entrenched the rich-poor divide, the brother of the country's former president said on Friday.

Gangs use rape to ‘cure’ lesbians

Gangs of South African men are raping lesbians in the belief it will ''cure'' the women's sexual orientation, an aid agency said on Friday.

Vodacom to list on JSE in May

Vodacom will list on the JSE in May as part of a deal that will give Vodafone majority control and pave the way for faster expansion into Africa.

Foschini sales up 8,7%

South African clothing retailer Foschini posted an 8,7% rise in third-quarter revenue on Friday, thanks to new stores.

Mr Price sales up 20,3% on clothing

Fashion and homeware retailer Mr Price reported a 20,3% rise in third-quarter sales on Wednesday as it sold more clothes and opened new stores.

Tiger Brands mulls $786-million offer for AVI

Tiger Brands may make an R8-billion cash-and-shares offer for AVI to create a South African food and consumer goods heavyweight.

Mr Price, Spar boost profits in tough market

Retailer Mr Price boosted first-half profit by 11% as its low-cost clothes helped it grab market share in tough conditions, lifting its shares.

MDC rejects SADC demands

Southern African leaders said on Sunday that Zimbabwe's political rivals must split the leadership of a key ministry, a move rejected by the MDC.

Tsvangirai seeks deadline for Zim deal

Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai asked a summit of leaders on Sunday to set a deadline for an agreement on forming a Cabinet.

Health minister vows to make Aids a top priority

South Africa's new Health Minister, Barbara Hogan, vowed on Thursday to make Aids a top priority after years of controversy over her predecessor.

Turning 60, Israelis feel pride, Palestinians pain

Like the state of Israel, Akram al-Shamali and Moshe Feist both turn 60 this year. But that's about where the similarities end. For Feist, an Israeli, the anniversary is a chance to celebrate the Jewish state's hard-fought achievements and swap stories of survival and patriotism over a glass of local wine.

Sick Gazans die in ‘avoidable tragedies’

Israel has turned away more sick Palestinians from Gaza seeking treatment since Hamas seized control of the enclave and several have died each month unnecessarily. The World Health Organisation said Israel denied entry permits to 18,5% of patients seeking to leave the Gaza Strip in 2007 versus 10% in 2006.

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