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Countrywide ban of sale of live hens to contain avian flu

26th June 2017 South Africa has banned the sale of live hens throughout the country in a bid to control an outbreak of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu, but no... 

National Treasury undecided on whether to challenge mooted change to SARB's mandate

26th June 2017 South Africa's National Treasury has yet to decide whether it will challenge a recommendation by an antigraft watchdog to change the central bank's... 

South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says

23rd June 2017 South Africa reported an outbreak of a highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, an agricultural industry body group,... 


Parliament opposes calls to change Reserve Bank mandate

23rd June 2017 The South African Parliament will launch a court challenge against an anti-graft watchdog's recommendation of constitutional changes to alter the... 

ANC says will defeat Zuma no-confidence motion in parliament

22nd June 2017 The African National Congress (ANC) rallied behind embattled president Jacob Zuma on Thursday after the highest court in the country ruled a secret... 

ConCourt rules Speaker has power to prescribe secret ballot

22nd June 2017 The Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that the Speaker of Parliament can order a secret ballot for no-confidence motions, an outcome the... 

Zambia transfers opposition leader back to a prison in capital

22nd June 2017 Zambian prison authorities on Wednesday transferred an opposition leader who is charged with treason from a maximum security facility back to one... 

South Sudan no longer classified as in famine: UN-backed report

21st June 2017 South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although 45 000 people in Jonglei and Unity states are expected to remain in famine-like... 

Mantashe says call to change central bank mandate is "overreach"

20th June 2017 African National Congress secretary general, Gwede Mantashe, described a call for the reserve bank monetary policy to be changed as "Public... 

Rand weakens after watchdog comments over SARB

19th June 2017 South Africa's rand fell more than 1.5% on Monday after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane recommended changes to the constitution to force the... 

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