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How to build an inclusive South African economy

Moody's recently downgraded its rating of South Africa's economy, but that should not prevent the country from planning for the long term. The idea of long-term goals rather than a short economic cycle had currency at a debate on building an inclusive economy, where the example of Germany's reunification was also flown.

Springbok Sevens lose star forward to injury

Afrika out, Dry in for Blitzbokke

With only two tournaments remaining, the South African Sevens team is in a battle with New Zealand to claim the overall HSBC World Series title. They'' head to the Glasgow Sevens without Cecil Afrika, but have a strong replacement in Mark Richards.

Full text: Jacob Zuma’s tribute to Nelson Mandela

"His passing has marked an unprecedented outpouring of grief across the world. Yet it is grief tinged with admiration and celebration," South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday 10 December at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Call for end to violence in Cote d'Ivoire

Cote d’Ivoire: Gbagbo rejects AU call

A panel of five presidents, including South African President Jacob Zuma, has reported to the African Union on the worsening crisis in Cote d'Ivoire after failing to persuade Laurent Gbagbo to cede power to Alassane Ouattara, who is recognized by the international community as the president-elect.
Cote d'Ivoire crisis: Zuma looks to AU

Cote d’Ivoire crisis: Zuma looks to AU

South African President Jacob Zuma has pinned his hopes on this week's African Union meeting in Ethiopia to defuse the unfolding political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire.
Football Friday rocks the Union Buildings

Football Friday rocks the Union Buildings

Diski dancers and vuvuzelas rocked the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday as Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and a host of Cabinet ministers joined 2010 ambassador Lucas Radebe, mascot Zakumi and a host of other VIPs in a colourful endorsement of the Football Fridays initiative.
Roadmap for African unity

Roadmap for African unity, growth

African Union Commission chairperson Alpha Konare has delivering a comprehensive, realistic roadmap for achieving social and economic growth and development on the continent, and for revolutionising Africa's links with the globe - particularly with Africans in the Diaspora.


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