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Clinton urges South Africa to take leading role

Pretoria , South Africa  (AFP) — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called on South Africa, the continent’s leading democracy, to play a more influential role in African and global issues. “We are looking for ways to enhance and deepen our partnership. South Africa has so much to offer to the rest of …

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BRICs and more tar

By Philip Whitfield CAIRO: Talking shops or photo ops? Verdant oases of green shoots? Or overblown blooming nuisances? Downtrodden by history’s rapacious greed, the wooed nations are the benighted forlorn — ugly ducks turned swans. Their allure? Growth. Though not in the top tier, Egypt is on the cusp says Jim O’Neill, the Goldman Sachs economist …


S.Africa’s MTN slides on Iran corruption lawsuit

By David Dolan / Reuters JOHANNESBURG: Shares in MTN Group slid on Friday after rival Turkcell filed a $4.2 billion suit against the South African mobile operator, alleging it bribed officials and lobbied support for Tehran’s nuclear program to win an Iranian license. Turkcell, which lost the 2004 bid for the Iranian license to MTN, filed …


S.Africa’s MTN struggles to get money out of Iran

By David Dolan and Helen Nyambura-Mwaura / Reuters JOHANNESBURG: South African mobile phone operator MTN Group said it is struggling to get its money out of Iran due to tougher Western sanctions, reflecting the tightening international noose around Tehran. Africa’s biggest mobile operator, which has units in the Middle East, is no longer able to use …


Reflections on the recent AU Summit

By Maite Nkoana-Mashabane We recently returned from Addis Ababa, the headquarters of the African Union (AU), as part of a high-level South African government delegation to the 18th Ordinary Session of the AU Summit. One of the most anticipated decisions to be made by the Summit (amongst other similarly important decisions) was the election of candidates …


South African shop closes as books gather dust

By Jean Liou / AFP South Africa may have produced two Nobel laureates in literature but a famous bookshop in Johannesburg is nevertheless about to close, a victim of the country’s poor reading culture. The Boekehuis, whose Afrikaans name means “book house”, is in an old four-bedroom house a stone’s throw from the city’s two …


South Africa: The business of branding

By Amira Salah-Ahmed JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN: Branding a product is one thing, branding an entire country is quite another. How do you capture its essence? What it is and what it aspires to be? Its history and its people ¬¬– colorful and rich and complex. For nation as vast and diverse as South Africa, the challenge is …


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