FOCUS-After Kaombo, Total doubles down on African oil

FOCUS-After Kaombo, Total doubles down on African oil

* Graphic of oil majors’ Africa reserves tmsnrt.rs/2MbStPz By Bate Felix PARIS, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Shortly after launching a new project in Angola, French oil major Total said it was searching for more resources in Africa, including in Senegal and Mauritania. The company is historically strong in Africa and, buoyed by rising oil prices […]

Small moments have big impact on orchestra's South Africa trip

Small moments have big impact on orchestra's South Africa trip

The stage at the Aula Theatre at the University of Pretoria was jammed with musicians Wednesday, professionals elbow to elbow with their student counterparts. The energy was palpable as the players — members of the Minnesota Orchestra and the South African National Youth Orchestra — prepared to rehearse the Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in a […]

Interview with Jean-Louis Billon, AfroChampions Vice Chair for Western Africa

Interview with Jean-Louis Billon, AfroChampions Vice Chair for Western Africa

AfroChampions Vice Chair for Western Africa, Jean-Louis Billon, underlines the need for Africa to think of international trade in a different way. Why did you take on the role of Vice Chair for AfroChampions? It seemed to me that the challenge of working alongside the trade commissioners at the African Union and with the support […]

Transnet of South Africa Moves to Suspend CEO After Probes

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S. Africa's ANC Chairman Backs Seizing Land from People with Over 12000 Hectares

S. Africa's ANC Chairman Backs Seizing Land from People with Over 12000 Hectares

JOHANNESBURG —  The chairman of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress was quoted as saying the state should take without compensation land from those who own more than 12,000 hectares, comments that sent the rand weaker. More than two decades after the end of apartheid, white people still own most of South Africa’s land. Ownership […]

Here's Why South African Gold Mining Stocks Are Down Big Today

Here's Why South African Gold Mining Stocks Are Down Big Today

What happened Tensions keep rising in the South African mining sector. Today that’s taking a toll on shares of companies with major mining operations in the country. Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE:SBGL) stock fell by as much as 13.4%, Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) stock dropped by as much as 12.3%, and Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE:HMY) fell by […]

South Africa's 'paedophile' minister and a mysterious death

South Africa's 'paedophile' minister and a mysterious death

Image copyright @NBPublishers Image caption People who knew Mark Minnie say he feared for his life South Africa has been gripped by the mysterious death of former police officer Mark Minnie, just a week after he revealed horrific details about an alleged paedophile ring in the once-feared white-minority government that portrayed itself as being made […]

Polluted lives: The cost of South Africa's gold rush

Polluted lives: The cost of South Africa's gold rush

Johannesburg in South Africa has one of the world’s largest gold deposits. After decades of mining, large swathes of the population are thought to be exposed to toxic and radioactive mine waste. The BBC’s Sophie Ribstein went to meet people living close to the dumps to find out what effect it is having on their […]

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