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Zim on track with new constitution, says SADC

Zimbabwe is on track to draw up a new constitution, the head of the Southern African Development Community's parliamentary forum said on Friday.

India legal hitches delay MTN, Bharti deal

The proposed tie-up between MTN and Bharti Airtel is being held up by legal problems in India, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

Icasa may not approve MTN, Bharti deal this year

Icasa said on Tuesday it might not grant approval for the proposed tie-up between mobile phone group MTN and India's Bharti Airtel this year.

Zuma calls for ‘just’ climate deal

Climate talks aimed at reducing harmful emissions should take into account the interests of both rich and poor countries, Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

SA wary of EU’s new trade pacts

The EU is too focused on commercial interests, undermining efforts to forge a new, fairer trade pact with South Africa, Rob Davies said on Tuesday.

SA reaching to space to boost economy

South Africa aims to become a regional centre for space technology, Naledi Pandor said on Thursday.

Gordhan: Inflation targeting to stay

South Africa will keep its policy of targeting inflation, which has helped to stabilise prices and encouraged economic growth.

SA mining industry ‘under strain’

SA's mining industry has been hard hit by lower commodity prices due to the global economic downturn, Minister of Minerals Susan Shabangu says.

Zim aims for up to 6% economic growth in 2009

Zimbabwe can achieve economic growth between 4% and 6% in 2009 and is coping with the lack of foreign aid, Finance Minister Tendai Biti says.

SA leads hunt for killer TB vaccine

Baby Hisinawa is permanently semi-comatose after TB spread to his brain, his stiff body shivering as a doctor pushes a rubber tube down his nose.

SA on track to halve unemployment by 2014

SA will meet a 2014 target to halve unemployment, a Cabinet minister said on Saturday, despite the prospect of rising job losses.

Regional ministers seek donor help for Zimbabwe

Southern African finance ministers agreed on Friday to push for donor help to rebuild Zimbabwe after economic collapse.

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