Business and Finance

Business & Finance

SOUTH AFRICAN MINERAL RESOURCES DEPT TO SHIFT ITS FOCUS TO OIL AND GAS

PRETORIA-- The Department of Mineral Resources, which has withdrawn the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment (MPRDA) Bill, has decided to shift its focus to gas and oil instead, says Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

Briefing the media on the outcome …

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EGYPT LIFTS IMPORT BAN ON FRUITS, VEGETABLES FROM SOUTH AFRICA

PRETORIA-- The Egyptian government has lifted the temporary suspension on imports of fresh fruit and vegetables from South Africa which was imposed on May 10, this year, following the outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry …

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EGYPT LIFTS IMPORT BAN ON FRUITS, VEGETABLES FROM SOUTH AFRICA

PRETORIA-- The Egyptian government has lifted the temporary suspension on imports of fresh fruit and vegetables from South Africa which was imposed on May 10, this year, following the outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry …

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Governance

Governance

BRICS Inter-Ministerial Committee to address the press on the state of readiness

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on the BRICS Summit, represented by its Chairperson, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Lindiwe Sisulu and Co-Chairperson, Minister of Higher Education and Training Ms Naledi Pandor, will on Monday, 23 July 2018, address members of …

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BRICS Inter-Ministerial Committee to address the press on the state of readiness

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on the BRICS Summit, represented by its Chairperson, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Lindiwe Sisulu and Co-Chairperson, Minister of Higher Education and Training Ms Naledi Pandor, will on Monday, 23 July 2018, address members of …

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Conflicts and weather expand list of countries needing food aid

Rome - Global food supply conditions remain broadly ample, but conflicts continue to acutely aggravate and prolong severe food insecurity. Adverse local weather conditions have also raised the number of countries requiring external assistance for food, according to FAO's new …

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General

General

Rebel Attack in Congo Ebola Zone Kills at Least 14 Civilians

At least 14 civilians were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told Reuters, warning the unrest may hamper efforts to quash an Ebola epidemic …

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Meet Captain South Africa; She’d Rather not Punch Criminals

The usual suspects � Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Darth Vader � roamed at Comic Con Africa. A few African characters were also on display: Kwezi, Captain South Africa and Shaka Zulu.

The success of Marvel's Black Panther film spiked interest …

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Rwandan Opposition Leader, 2,100 Others Walk Free from Prison

One of Rwanda's most prominent opposition leaders walked free Saturday after the government approved the early release of more than 2,100 prisoners with little explanation.

Supporters of Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and the state-run The New Times newspaper posted photos of …

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

U.S. Department of State, UVA Darden School, and Concordia Announce Finalists for 2018 P3 Impact Award

Finalists for the 2018 P3 Impact Award were announced today by the Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Concordia. The Award recognizes …

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U.S. Department of State, UVA Darden School, and Concordia Announce Finalists for 2018 P3 Impact Award

Finalists for the 2018 P3 Impact Award were announced today by the Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society and Concordia. The Award recognizes …

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Libya Denies It Abandoned Migrants at Sea

Libya's coast guard is denying accusations by a Spanish aid group that it left two women and a child to die in the Mediterranean Sea.

Coast guard spokesman Ayoub Gassim on Tuesday said the service carries out rescues of Europe-bound …

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Sports

Sports

Democratic Republic of Congo: Specialist Red Cross Ebola team arrives in North Kivu

A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

The 19-person multidisciplinary team is made up …

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Specialist Red Cross Ebola team arrives in North Kivu

A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo).

The 19-person multidisciplinary team is made up …

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Nature-based solutions as catalysts for achieving the SDGs

As prepared for delivery.

Your excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen � on behalf of UNDP, I welcome you to this event, to celebrate 25 years of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and to reflect on the essential role of …

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Technology

Technology

COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER URGES SOUTH AFRICANS TO CONDEMN RACISM IN ALL FORMS

PRETORIA-- With just days to go before South Africa commemorates Heritage Day, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has called on South Africans to frown upon racism.

This is an ongoing thing that all of us South Africans continue to talk about …

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GUTERRES APPOINTS SOUTH AFRICAN LAWYER HIS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOMALIA

PRETORIA-- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed South African lawyer Nicholas Haysom as his Special Representative for Somalia and head of the UN Assistance Mission in that strife-torn Horn of Africa country.

Guterres made the announcement on Sept 12, …

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100 Die in Nigeria Flooding as Toll Expected to Rise

Nigerian authorities say 100 people have died in flooding after heavy rains in recent days.

A National Emergency Management Agency spokesman tells The Associated Press that the deaths have occurred in 10 states and that the toll could rise.

The …

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