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[Balancing Act]London -Issue no 719 14th August 2014
All Africa. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:49:14 GMT.
- Downgrade hits South African banks
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
BBC News. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:10:22 GMT.
- South Africa: Soap opera cast is fired
"Generations," a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation's first all-race elections ended apartheid. Now the future of this television staple followed by millions is up in the air.
Miami Herald. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:09 EDT.
- Exiled SA writer's remains go home
The remains of renowned anti-apartheid journalist Nat Nakasa, who died in the US in 1965, are returned to South Africa for reburial.
BBC News. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:31:09 GMT.
- SAP to Accelerate Innovation and Growth in Africa With Up to US $500 Million Investment
JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 19, 2014 -- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced a seven-year plan to up-skill local African talent and drive sustainable innovation and growth in Africa. ...
PR Newswire. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:30:00 EDT.
- S.African lawmaker who backed cannabis for medical use dies
A South African opposition lawmaker who had called for the legalisation of cannabis for medical use died Saturday after a battle with lung cancer, his party said. ...
Yahoo. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:46:09 -0400.
- BRICS Launches New Development Bank
In July, nations known as the “BRICS,” Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, announced the creation of a new, $100 billion development bank (NDB). ...
Voice of America. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:18:54 -0400.
- After Decades in Exile, a South African Writer’s Remains Will Head Home
Almost 50 years after Nat Nakasa, a black South African writer who railed against the injustices of apartheid, died in New York City, his remains will be returned to his home country.
By Daniel Massey. International Herald Tribune. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:39:48 GMT.
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- Pistorius Verdict Set for September 11
The judge in the murder trial of South African runner Oscar Pistorius says she will give her verdict on September 11. The date was set after Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux finished making his closing arguments Friday. ...
Voice of America. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:04:03 -0400.
- Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa
Vice President Biden met with President Jacob Zuma of South Africa today, on the sidelines of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The Vice President and the President spoke about the significance of the Summit and the importance of U.S. ...
The White House. The White House. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:41:00 +0000.
Facts About South Africa
The Republic of South Africa, located in southern Africa, is governed
by a President and a bicameral Parliament. South Africa's
capital city is Pretoria, and its national currency is the Rand.
In 2007, the nation's estimated population was 43,998,000, and the
primary languages used by South Africans are Afrikaans and English.
For more news and information about South Africa, visit the official
South African government website.
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