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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Storms gather over Africa’s 'Rainbow Nation'

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 01:44pm by Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg A toxic mix of government stasis, creaking infrastructure and social unrest is prompting doubts about South Africa’s stability in a continent with too many economic scare stories. It may, in the end, be events on a dusty patch of Highveld two hours’ drive from Johannesburg that end South Africa’s 18-year post-apartheid honeymoon. In the weeks ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance

    South African central bank holds key rate, fears inflation

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 10:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Pretoria Despite weak economic growth South Africa’s Reserve Bank opted to leave interest rates on hold on Thursday, fearing any move to stimulate the economy now could fuel inflation. The bank left its key interest rate at 5.0 per cent, underscoring a growing quandary facing policymakers in Africa’s largest economy, who expect inflation to peak early ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Investors are filtering back

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Cape Town a key focus as foreigners return to the sales market, writes Peta Tomlinson Investors are filtering back South Africa tends to get a bad rap, what with its political and social unrest, and lately, industrial action. Even Standard and Poor's downgraded the sovereign rating of Africa's largest economy, amid uncertainty linked to strikes ...

  4. Shanghai yard wins huge order from U-Ming

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... imports in key economies such as China, South Korea and Europe grew 12.2 per cent. A 6 per cent increase in iron ore imports to 703 million tonnes has been forecast for China this year. Ong said ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking Points

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... No quick resolution is expected in the case, which experts believe could go for years.   First report on police killings at Lonmin mine A commission appointed by South African President Jacob Zuma to investigate the killing by police of 34 striking miners at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana issues its first monthly report. The violence towards the strikers shocked South Africa, bringing back ...

  6. Mining industry remains the backbone of country's economy

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 11:08am by Synergy Media Specialists

    ... Stock Exchange, says: "In 2012, South Africa will see an economic growth rate of 3.5 per cent. As a country, it can be argued that South Africa's is a 'teenage economy ... on the strengths of a resource driven economy, while the rest of the world is taking a step back, South Africa is stepping forward. Bheki Sibiya, CEO, the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, says: ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Underlying lessons of the Marikana massacre

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... paralysis at a critical juncture for the multiracial nation's economy and social stability. Mining remains a foundation stone of South Africa's economy. Now it faces uncertainty amid ... SCMP Editorial Deeper lessons of Marikana If the Sharpeville massacre of blacks by whites in 1960 marked a turning point for South Africa, the Marikana massacre of blacks by blacks ...

  8. Pretoria's efforts to build close ties with Beijing are paying dividends

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 10:47am by Synergy Media Specialists

    ... an increasingly assertive commercial actor in South Africa. Beijing views South Africa as its foremost strategic partner in Africa and a major player in multilateral global politics. I wrote in 2010 that China and South Africa's "strategic partnership" was underperforming on the commercial front. I said that South Africa needed to "do more to leverage its political relations ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Thousands of South African truckers end strike

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 05:47pm by Reuters in Johannesburg

    ... Reuters in Johannesburg About 15,000 striking South African truckers agreed to return to work on Wednesday, easing pressure on Africa’s biggest economy where two weeks of labour unrest ... of coal and other minerals. The mining strikes look set to knock already shaky economic growth in the world’s top platinum-producing state. South Africa is also a major supplier of gold, coal ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Striking SA miners sign deal to end 5-week strike

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:32pm by Associated Press in Mooinooi

    ... Associated Press in Mooinooi Striking platinum miners in South Africa have signed a wage deal ending a bloody 5-week strike at the Lonmin PLC mine that had spread to the gold and chrome sectors of the industry which anchors the economy of Africa’s richest economy. The agreement for the company’s 28,000 miners ends a strike with political and economic repercussions, but does ...




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