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Thursday, 14th November 2019
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Two die during heavy rains in South Africa

Two people have died amid downpours in an eastern province of South Africa brought down their house, a few months after many were killed in another torrential rain.

“A man and a woman died when their house collapsed,” Robert Mckenzie, media liaison officer for KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services told Reuters by phone.

KwaZulu-Natal, a province…

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Zimbabweans get new banknotes, but angered by withdrawal limits

Zimbabweans finally got access to new low-denomination currency on Tuesday that authorities hope will end chronic cash shortages, but banks maintained an existing weekly withdrawal limit of $20, frustrating many customers.

The new 2 and 5 Zimbabwe dollar notes and coins were scheduled to start circulating on Monday but failed to appear on time,…

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South Africa's state airliner SAA says job cuts could save firm $47 mln

South Africa’s SAA’s restructuring plan will be finalised by March next year and should save the firm 700 million rand ($47 million), the executive team at the ailing state airline told a media briefing on Tuesday.

“If you look at the 944 employees (who could lose their jobs), it’s estimated, depending on how the process pans out, it could save the…

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South Africa's AMCU mining union seals platinum wage deals

South Africa’s biggest platinum mining union has sealed wage agreements with Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, and Sibanye-Stillwater, the union said in a statement sent to media on Tuesday.

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has been negotiating with the country’s biggest platinum miners since June, and in October…

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Guinea president replaces security minister following deadly protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend his mandate.

Conde, 81, is due to step down next year when his second and final five-year term expires, but he has refused to rule out running again and asked his government in September…

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