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8 Feb 2018 | 8:50 PM

Political shifts lift investor mood in southern African mining

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Mining is a long-term game, but in southern Africa dramatic political changes have transformed the investment mood for the better in the space of a year.

7 Feb 2018 | 5:48 PM

South Africa gold miners seen close to silicosis lawsuit settlement

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A 9 billion rand ($755 million) class action suit brought against gold producers in South Africa by miners suffering from fatal lung disease is likely to be settled "within months", the chair of an industry group said on Wednesday.

19 Jan 2018 | 4:56 PM

Former South African "homeland" leader Mangope dies

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lucas Mangope, a leader of one of South Africa's tribal homelands who resisted the end of apartheid, died on Thursday at the age of 94, local media reported on Friday.

13 Jan 2018 | 5:40 AM

Africa calls Trump racist after 'shithole' remark

JOHANNESBURG/LUSAKA (Reuters) - African politicians and diplomats labelled U.S. President Donald Trump a racist on Friday after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries.

12 Jan 2018 | 11:31 PM

Africa calls Trump racist after 'shithole' remark

JOHANNESBURG/LUSAKA (Reuters) - African politicians labelled U.S. President Donald Trump a racist on Friday after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries.

21 Nov 2017 | 9:31 PM

Zimbabwe's state mouthpiece captures fall of First Lady Grace

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's longstanding government and ruling party mouthpiece, The Herald newspaper, has abruptly changed its tune on President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, confirmation of her political downfall.

8 Oct 2017 | 3:45 PM

Protests test tribal authority on South Africa's platinum belt

MOGALAKWENA, South Africa (Reuters) - A new power struggle is unfolding in South Africa's old homelands between global mining giants, traditional leaders and an impoverished rural populace.

27 Sep 2017 | 10:18 PM

South Africa anti-Zuma protests harden ANC succession divides

CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Thousands of South Africans marched in anti-corruption protests on Wednesday, in a rallying cry against scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma and his powerful allies three months before a new ANC leader is chosen.

26 Sep 2017 | 11:57 PM

Dutch tourist group cuts South Africa visit short after armed bus robbery

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A group of 36 Dutch tourists were flying out of South Africa on Tuesday after they were robbed at gunpoint on Sunday in a brazen heist while travelling from Johannesburg's main international airport to their hotel, officials said.

13 Sep 2017 | 12:12 AM

Union treasurer shot dead near South African Implats mine

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A senior union official was shot dead outside an Impala Platinum (Implats) mine on Tuesday in South Africa's Rustenburg area, the focus of a surge of violence that has unnerved investors.

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