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Improved African policy can harness industrial development – UN

JOHANNESBURG, October 20 – The right African policy framework, including industrial policies that will generate the skilled jobs and productivity gains needed for the structural transformation of economies, could harness the continent’s rapid urban transition to drive industrial development, the UN said. “African urbanisation has not been driven by improving agricultural productivity or increased industrial […]

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Kenyan ruling party sues opposition leader

JOHANNESBURG, October 20 –  Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka are being sued in Kenya’s Supreme Court by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Friday. Jubilee alleges that the pair have disobeyed court orders and are planning to disrupt the rerun of August’s annulled presidential elections […]

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Parliamentary committee rejects Black First Land First’s demand that it stop Eskom inquiry

PARLIAMENT, October 20 – Parliament’s portfolio committee on Public Enterprises on Friday rebuffed a demand from Black First Land First (BLF) to stop its inquiry into Eskom, which the group termed a witchhunt against the Gupta family. Committee chairwoman Zukiswa Rantho asked MPs how she should respond to the missive, which threatened legal action should […]

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Mango strike ends

CAPE TOWN, October 20 – Mango Airlines flights will return to normal on Saturday after the both the airline and trade union Solidarity on Friday confirmed a wage agreement had been reached. The agreement, which was struck on Thursday evening, comes after pilots went on strike on Monday morning demanding a higher pay increase. Solidarity […]