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Jun 3, 2010

Mandela meets Bafana Bafana ahead of World Cup

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Nelson Mandela met South Africa’s national soccer team Bafana Bafana on Thursday, wearing the captain’s number 4 shirt, to help inspire the team in this month’s World Cup which the country is hosting.

The former South African president, who turns 92 next month, is increasingly frail and rarely makes public appearances.

Jun 1, 2010

Key Political risks to watch in S.Africa

JOHANNESBURG, June 1 (Reuters) – Feuding within the ruling
African National Congress, the World Cup, regular violent public
service protests and power supply problems could all affect
investor sentiment in South Africa.

Africa’s biggest economy is struggling to recover from last
year’s recession and households remain under strain, leaving
investment as a key driver of growth.

May 31, 2010

English hooligans intercepted before World Cup

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – British and South African police have foiled an attempt by English hooligans to sneak into the country for the World Cup via Dubai, the police minister said on Monday.

Nathi Mthethwa also said around 3,200 identified hooligans had until Tuesday to hand in their passports to British police to prevent them travelling.

May 31, 2010

Soccer-World-English hooligans intercepted before World Cup

JOHANNESBURG, May 31 (Reuters) – British and South African
police have foiled an attempt by English hooligans to sneak into
the country for the World Cup via Dubai, the police minister
said on Monday.

Nathi Mthethwa also said around 3,200 identified hooligans
had until Tuesday to hand in their passports to British police
to prevent them travelling.

May 21, 2010

S.Africa’s Zuma warns of human trafficking risk

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Parents must be vigilant during the soccer World Cup to guard against a possible jump in child trafficking, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

In a speech launching a new child protection law, Zuma said that hosting an event of such magnitude could be seen as an opportunity for criminals, particularly during an extended school holiday.

May 21, 2010

Soccer-World-S.Africa’s Zuma warns of human trafficking risk

JOHANNESBURG, May 21 (Reuters) – Parents must be vigilant
during the soccer World Cup to guard against a possible jump in
child trafficking, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma said on
Friday.

In a speech launching a new child protection law, Zuma said
that hosting an event of such magnitude could be seen as an
opportunity for criminals, particularly during an extended
school holiday.

May 4, 2010

Political risks to watch in S.Africa

JOHANNESBURG, May 4 (Reuters) – Feuding within the ruling
African National Congress, the World Cup, regular violent public
service protests and power supply problems could all affect
investor sentiment in South Africa.

Africa’s biggest economy is struggling to recover from last
year’s recession and households remain under strain, leaving
investment as a key potential driver of growth.

Mar 25, 2010

S.Africa, Rwanda cut rates to boost recovery

JOHANNESBURG, March 25 (Reuters) – Interest rates are
falling across Africa — South Africa’s fell to a 30-year low
today, when Rwanda also cut, following Kenya earlier this week
– as states emerge from hard times well placed to chase growth.

Inflation risks have eased, giving space for added stimulus
to accelerate the recovery from last year’s global downturn.

Mar 19, 2010

Zuma defends minister, demands spats end

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Friday defended his finance minister from attacks from the ruling party’s youth wing and called for action to be taken against ANC members who continue to argue publicly.

His comments, in a letter published on the party’s website, are the strongest yet following public spats between members of the alliance linking the African National Congress, trade unions and communist party.

Mar 19, 2010

S.Africa’s Zuma defends finmin, demands spats end

JOHANNESBURG, March 19 (Reuters) – South Africa’s President
Jacob Zuma on Friday defended his finance minister from attacks
from the ruling party’s youth wing and called for action to be
taken against ANC members who continue to argue publicly.

His comments, in a letter published on the party’s website,
are the strongest yet following public spats between members of
the alliance linking the African National Congress, trade unions
and communist party.