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Indian bank opens branch in South Africa


September 13th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 13 (IANS) State-owned Bank of India (BoI) has opened its first branch here in a move to enhance the relationship between South Africa and India while contributing ... Read more...

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My marriage is a miracle: Gwen Stefani


September 12th, 2012 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Singer Gwen Stefani has called her marriage to Gavin Rossdale a "miracle" as they prepare to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary.The No Doubt frontwoman wed ... Read more...

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South Africa keen to have Indian investments


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 22 (IANS) South Africa and India are set to reach a target of trade worth $15 billion by 2014 and South Africa is keen about Indian investment ... Read more...

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South Africa declares week of mourning


August 20th, 2012 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 20 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Sunday declared a week-long national mourning after 44 people died during a labour unrest.Thirty-four people were killed in a shootout Thursday ... Read more...

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South African president orders probe in mine shootout


August 18th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 18 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has issued an order to probe the platinum mine shootout which left 34 people dead and over 78 injured."I have decided ... Read more...

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Mandela’s arrest site turned into memorial


August 7th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 7 (IANS) South Africa has built a memorial at the site where anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was arrested in 1962, state-run news agency SA News reported.Mandela was arrested ... Read more...

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Balancing family, career exhausting: Stefani


July 30th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Singer Gwen Stefani says she struggled to balance between her family and reformation of her band No Doubt."We were only able to get together three ... Read more...

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Stefani struggled to balance work, family


July 28th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Singer Gwen Stefani reveals she struggled to maintain a balance between work and family when her band No Doubt was re-formed in 2008."We were only ... Read more...

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South African president to fight corruption in police


July 24th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 24 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has vowed to fight rising corruption among police officers."The fact that a number of police officers have been arrested after ... Read more...

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African women set to drive continent’s resurgence: AU official (Interview)


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 23 (IANS) It's a dream come true for African women, says Litha Musyimi-Ogana, the African Union's chief pointsperson on gender issues as she hails the election of ... Read more...

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Africa pushes for greater democracy, crisis resolution (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 17 (IANS) African leaders ended their 19th biannual summit that saw the election of the first female head of the African Union Commission and a renewed pledge ... Read more...

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African Union’s first woman leader braces to tackle continent’s hotspots


July 17th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Addis Ababa, June 17 (IANS) African leaders have ended their 19th biannual summit that saw the election of the first female head of the African Union Commission and ... Read more...

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Midnight drama, deals in battle for AU’s top job


July 16th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) It was midnight drama, intrigue and last-minute deal-making at the Chinese-built new building of the African Union as rival camps upped the stakes for the ... Read more...

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Dlamini-Zuma: AU’s first woman boss wears victory lightly (Profile)


July 16th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) Sporting maroon headgear and an embroidered traditional African kitenge (gown), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the African Union's first woman executive head and an anti-apartheid icon, wears her ... Read more...

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South Africa’s Dlamini-Zuma first woman to win AU’s top job


July 16th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 16 (IANS) The guessing game is over. In what was touted as the mother of all contests in the continent, South Africa's Home Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a ... Read more...

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South Africa ups diplomatic offensive for top AU post


July 15th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa is keeping its fingers crossed on the election for the the AU executive chief as South African President Jabob Zuma upped the diplomatic offensive ... Read more...

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Race for AU’s top job moves into overdrive


July 13th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 13 (IANS) The 19th African Union summit has kicked off in this Ethiopian capital with all eyes set on intense lobbying for what is touted as the "mother ... Read more...

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Mandela in good health: Zuma


July 12th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela is in good health, incumbent Jacob Zuma said after paying a visit to Mandela's rural home in Qunu village in ... Read more...

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Stefani to host Obama fundraiser with Michelle


July 5th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Singer Gwen Stefani will host a fundraiser with the US First Lady Michelle Obama as part of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.The 42-year-old will stage ... Read more...

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‘S&P; take on India has no traction in BRICS’


June 16th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 16 (IANS) The warning of a ratings downgrade of India by Standard and Poor's neither impacts on its standing in BRICS, nor undermines ... Read more...

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Zuma lauds Hindus’ role in South African struggle


June 1st, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, June 1 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has praised Hindus in the country for their role in the freedom struggle."Many South Africans of Indian origin and specifically Hindus, ... Read more...

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South Africa gallery won’t display Zuma painting


May 31st, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) After reaching a deal with the ruling ANC party, a South African art gallery has agreed not to display a controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma ... Read more...

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Patil to visit South Africa, Seychelles


April 27th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Amid China's increased forays in Africa, President Pratibha Patil heads Monday on an eight-day trip to Seychelles and South Africa which is expected to ... Read more...

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South Africa beat India by 11 runs (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) South Africa beat India by 11 runs via the Duckworth Lewis Method in the rain-marred one-off Twenty20 international at the Wanderers here Friday.India, while chasing ... Read more...

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Zuma taunts West, says Africa is treated with respect in BRICS


March 29th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Amid BRICS's growing engagement with the 54-nation continent, South African President Jacob Zuma Thursday said Africa was "treated with respect" and not patronised in this ... Read more...

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Taj Palace Hotel pampers BRICS leaders


March 28th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) From special menus to beautifully decorated banquets and lounges, Delhi's Taj Palace Hotel is pulling out all stops to please and pamper the BRICS ... Read more...

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South Africa to create 100,000 jobs in infrastructure


March 2nd, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, March 2 (IANS) Around 50,000 to 100,000 people may get new jobs in the construction sector in South Africa in the government goes ahead with its large-scale infrastructure plan, ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital Sunday after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Mandela discharged from hospital


February 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 26 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was Sunday discharged from hospital after doctors declared nothing was "seriously wrong" with his health, the government said in a ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela hospitalised after stomach complaint (Lead)


February 25th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Feb 25 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela, 93, was hospitalised Saturday after doctors advised specialist medical attention for a long-standing abdominal complaint."Former president Nelson Mandela was admitted ... Read more...

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India’s JSW Energy to set up power plant in South Africa


February 14th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Integrated power generator JSW Energy, looking for suitable acquisitions inside India, is planning to set up a 450-600-MW coal-fired plant in South Africa where the power ... Read more...

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Mandela in good health: Official


January 28th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Jan 28 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was in good health contrary to reports that gave rise to rumours that he may be suffering from health ... Read more...

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I’m proud of Daisy’s career: Gavin Rossdale


January 1st, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Singer Gavin Rossdale says he is "very proud" of his daughter Daisy Lowe's modelling career.The 46-year-old, who fathered Daisy after a brief relationship with ... Read more...

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South Africa to create 100,000 more jobs: President


December 20th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Dec 20 (IANS) The year 2011 was a challenging one for South Africa, but the government has made strides in creating and maintaining a better life for all, President ... Read more...

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China refutes ‘land grab’ charges in Africa


December 8th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 8 (IANS) Refuting charges that it has been buying up land in Africa, China has called for "concrete" efforts to enable the continent's agricultural sector develop in a ... Read more...

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