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Ahmed Kathrada’s condition worsens

CAPE TOWN, March 27 (ANA) – The condition of South African anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada has deteriorated overnight, the foundation named after him announced on Monday. Earlier this month, Kathrada, 87, underwent surgery at a Johannesburg hospital to remove a clot on his brain. Since then, he has experienced several post-operation complications. “Kathrada has contracted […]

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Competition Commission welcomes High Court ruling on margarine manufacturers cartel case

JOHANNESBURG, March 16 (ANA) – The Competition Commission on Thursday welcomed the outcomes of the proceedings in the High Courts in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Divisions which prevented edible cooking oils and baking fats manufacturers accused of cartel conduct from effectively stopping the Commission’s investigation against them. DH Brothers Industries, trading as Willowton Oil and Cake […]

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SA GDP shrinks 0.3% in fourth quarter

South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 0.3 percent between October and December 2016, Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) said on Tuesday. StatsSA said the 2016 fourth quarter saw the first negative fourth quarter growth since the 2.3 decline in 2008. The main contributors to the negative GDP growth rate were the mining and quarrying industry […]