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23 November 2014
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Five mineral value-chains prioritised in South Africa’s draft beneficiation plan
BENEFICIATION
The Mineral Beneficiation Action Plan (MBAP), which is currently in draft form, should be finalised by the end of March 2015, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has confirmed. The...
 
 
Eskom starts loadshedding
ELECTRICITY
Eskom started with scheduled blackouts on Friday afternoon, the power utility said. "Load shedding will continue until 8pm tonight," it said in a short power update.
 
 
SA obligated to invest in neighbours – Chinamasa
TRADE
South Africa had a moral and business obligation to aide the growth of its neighbours and Zimbabwe was moving to put its best foot forward to ensure it attracted the investment it needed to bolster...
 
 
'You are a disgrace', Deputy Speaker tells MPs
parliament
"You are a disgrace", National Assembly Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli told MPs on Friday, after shouting broke out across the House in the final minutes of a joint sitting debate on violence...
 
 
Jihadi wave tests Tunisia's young democracy
UNREST
Tunisians were used to seeing Nidhal Selmi belting around a stadium, proudly sporting his country's red and white colours as a defender on the national football squad. So it was a shock when he...
 
 
Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches towards open war
CLASHES
Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a "journey of...
 
 
Morocco says Burkina Faso's Compaore to stay for limited period
EXILE
Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government said...
 
 
Lesbians flee to Senegal as Gambia cracks down on homosexuality
homosexuality
When 12-year-old Teresa had her first kiss at a party in London with another girl, the young Gambian had no idea how her sexual orientation would make life an everyday struggle when she returned...
 
 
 
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