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Nearly 500 dead in Mozambique in wake of Cyclone Idai

The death toll in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai‚ considered the most significant natural disaster in Mozambique’s recent memory‚ has risen to 446. The weather system‚ which made landfall at the port city of Beira on March 14 ‚ brought with it a spate of flooding across the East African state‚ as well as in […]

Security tight as mayor to apply for bail in connection with Magaqa death

Police presence was tight at the Umzimkhulu Magistrate’s court on Monday where protesters have gathered calling for Harry Gwala District mayor Mluleki Ndobe‚ 41‚ and his three co-accused to be denied bail. Ndobe‚ Sbonelo Myeza‚ 39‚ Mbulelo Mpofana‚ 34‚ and Zweliphansi Skhosana‚ 48‚ have been charged with the 2017 murder of former ANCYL general secretary […]

Rand firms in mild emerging-market recovery

The rand was marginally firmer on Monday morning‚ ahead of what could be a tumultuous week for the local currency. A long-awaited ratings decision by Moody’s Investors Services looms on Friday‚ while the local market will also be keeping a close eye on the Reserve Bank interest rate decision on Thursday. No change in rates […]

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