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Feb 23, 2010

Soccer-Capello happy with England’s World Cup base

SUN CITY, South Africa, Feb 23 (Reuters) – England are happy
with their proposed World Cup base, coach Fabio Capello said on
Tuesday, amid media reports that the complex was only half
completed and substandard.

“We are really happy because we checked everything. They
(the facilities) have improved a lot from the last time that we
stayed here,” Capello told reporters in Sun City.

Dec 22, 2009

South Africa says Copenhagen outcome “not acceptable”

PRETORIA (Reuters) – South African negotiators said on Tuesday the outcome of the Copenhagen climate talks was disappointing and unacceptable, largely due to a flawed process that damaged trust among delegations.

Buyelwa Sonjica, minister of environmental affairs, told reporters her government had considered walking out of the meeting but decided against it after consulting other African countries.

Oct 10, 2009

S.Africa’s Mboweni knocks nationalisation talk

PHOKENG, South Africa, Oct 10 (Reuters) – South African
mines will not be nationalised despite “noises” from some
politicians, South Africa’s central bank Governor Tito Mboweni
said on Saturday.

However, he warned in a memorial lecture that authorities in
emerging countries must guard against excessive foreign
ownership of banks.