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Markets take reserves data in stride

MICHAEL METELITS, Johannesburg | Friday 5.30pm.GOOD gold and foreign exchange reserves data failed to make much of an impact on South African financial markets...

Erwin cautions on free trade deal

OWN CORRESPONDENT, Durban | Sunday 7.00pm.TRADE and Industry Minister Alec Erwin said on Sunday negotiations to create a regional free trade deal in Southern...

Lomu back in All Blacks

OWN CORRESPONDENT, Dunedin | Sunday 8.00pm.JONAH LOMU will rejoin the All Black squad on Monday but is unlikely to make the starting 15 for...

El Picha wins July

OWN CORRESPONDENT, Durban | Saturday 6.00pm.ARGENTINE-BRED El Picha, under jockey Robbie Hill, swept up on the outside to win Saturday's Durban July.The 12-1 gelding...

Bangladesh considering SA cricket coach

OWN CORRESPONDENT, Johannesburg | Friday 3.15pm.BANGLADESH will choose a new national cricket coach from either South Africa or Australia following the controversial departure of...

ANOTHER HAPPY BUREAUCRAT

THE South African Local Government Association on Tuesday suspended its financial manager Carol Mpapele following his arrest on Monday on corruption charges. Mpapele briefly...

Algeria pardons thousands of militants

OWN CORRESPONDENT, Algiers | Sunday 8.00pm.ALGERIAN President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has pardoned thousands of imprisoned Islamic militants as part of a campaign for national reconciliation...

Scotland come so close

OWN CORRESPONDENT, Johannesburg | Saturday 6.45pm.SCOTLAND, in deep trouble at half time against Gauteng's Lions on Saturday, staged a courageous fightback in the second...

TELKOM EARNINGS DROP

TELKOM reported a drop in attributable earnings and share prices, and an increase in operating costs, on Thursday. Its attributable income for the year...

DIAMOND RING DISAPPEARS

AN antique ring, set with a thumbnail-sized diamond, has gone missing from a parliamentary library. The diamond ring, bequeathed to the nation in 1917...

NEW NIGER CONSTITUTION

THE "National Reconciliation Council", Niger's ruling military body, on Wednesday adopted a draft constitution for the Fifth Republic. It states that Niger will in...

DE SWARDT AND HORN ADVANCE

WHILE out of the singles competitions at Wimbledon, South Africa has two standard-bearers in the women's doubles draw quarterfinals. Mariaan de Swardt and Ukrainian...

Translations stall DR Congo talks

OWN CORRESPONDENT, Lusaka | Sunday 8.00pm.DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo (DRC) peace negotiations are being hampered by disagreements over the wording of a ceasefire document...

LOMU DROPPED BY ALL BLACKS

WINGER Jonah Lomu has been dropped by the All Blacks due to fitness concerns, and will take the field for New Zealand A against...

‘SA-MOZAMBIQUE RELATIONS CRUCIAL’

SOUTH Africa will benefit from joint investments in Mozambique which are expected to ignite an economic boom in the impoverished country, Trade and Industry...

CHOCOLATE WARS

GHANA, whose biggest export is cocoa, on Thursday denounced a proposed European Union directive that would allow chocolate makers to put less cocoa butter...

RIOT POLICE DEPLOYED IN HARARE

HUNDREDS of riot police have been deployed in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare as a maize shortage continues to grip this southern African country,...

THIRD COUNTRY IN BOUNDARY DISPUTE

Guinea has filed an application at the International Court of Justice for permission to intervene in the land and maritime boundary dispute between Nigeria...

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