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Zuma’s nuclear dream could be derailed

While countries vying for South Africa’s 9,6GW nuclear procurement programme talk shop at a conference outside Pretoria, events down the road could put President Jacob Zuma’s dream of nuclear in a precarious position. Deputy finance minister

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Call for Zuma, Gupta corruption probe

The ongoing controversy between President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family is a betrayal of South Africans’ trust, Corruption Watch said on Thursday. The organisation called for an immediate investigation into allegations that the Gupta family had offered

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Guptas offered me finance minister job: Jonas

Deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas said he could no longer remain quiet about the Gupta family offering him the top job in the ministry. Jonas on Wednesday confirmed he was offered the job of finance minister before Nhlanhla Nene was removed

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Malawi moves to control social media

The Malawian government has announced the drafting of new cyber laws to control the use of social media across the country, local newspaper Nyasa Times reports. According to information ninister Jappie Mhango, a bill that will impose harsh punishment

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Nothing to stop SA’s slide to junk: Chris Hart

South Africa needs to be an extremely favourable investment destination if it wants to rescue the ailing economy and prevent it from reaching junk status, according to Chris Hart. A downgrade is likely on the cards for South Africa, said Hart, who was embroiled in

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End of the line for M4Jam

South African Internet micro-jobbing service Money for Jam (M4Jam) has ceased trading after failing to make a profit, the company’s CEO Andre Hugo has said. M4Jam was launched

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More details emerge on FNB branch closures

First National Bank says it plans to close more than 20 outlets amid the growing adoption of digital banking channels. The bank came to the decision after it launched a review of branch related functions. The bank found that, during the expansion of

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Vodacom SA reviewing struggling M-Pesa

Vodacom South Africa is considering various options for its sluggish mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa. M-Pesa allows customers – particularly unbanked users – to transfer money

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Nigeria reinstates regulatory services to MTN

Nigeria’s telecommunications regulator has lifted its suspension of services to MTN, the mobile network said on Tuesday. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) suspended regulatory services to MTN last year

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Post Office chair hits out at committee

The chairman of the South African Post Office has hit back at parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) for questioning his commitment to the state-owned entity. Simosezwe Lushaba was lambasted by Scopa for failing to attend the committee’s

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